Sunday, July 24, 2011


I have just created a Wordle using some key words from Kaiapoi North School - this is lots of fun and easy to do. Use the following link to see what I have done and to try Wordles of your own!
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Friday, July 15, 2011

End of term 2

We have had a most enjoyable end to term 2. We had our "5 on the Hour" Student led conferences where parents, children and teachers got together to talk about current progress and next learning steps. We all enjoyed the activities, visiting authors and of course the book character dress up day during our Bookweek. Our Kapa Haka groups performed with skill at our assembly during Maori Language week. To finish off the term the Akoranga groups displayed and shared their learning about Moari Legends and our classes got up on stage to perform in our "So You Think You Can Jump Jam" competition. Congratulations to Rooms 3, 10, 16 and 22 who were the winners! It was great to have fun together at the end of the term - great to see lots of parents in attendance too! Wishing our KNS community a happy and safe holiday.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

International Safe School accreditation

Kaiapoi North School is now accredited as an International Safe School. We are the 50th school internationally to earn this accreditation. On Wednesday 30th March we held a special assembly to celebrate together. Mrs Carolyn Coggan came from Auckland to present us with the award. Mr David Ayers, mayor of Waimakariri spoke at the assembly as did Mr Graeme Barber, principal of Woodend School who are the only other South Island School to receive the same award. We are very proud of the work we do together to strive for an environment where people feel safe emotionally and physically. Our KNS Values and Beliefs are key to our positive school culture. Let us continue to work hard to keep our school culture both positive and safe.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Year 5/6 camp to Glentui

What a great visit I had today to our Year 5/6 camps. I witnessed our children enjoying each other's company, meeting challenges head-on and working positively together. We went on a river walk to a waterfall where our feet got wet and cold but not one complaint was heard! There were even children and parents diving into the icy cold water at the bottom of the waterfall - very brave! A great job by or wonderful teachers, enthusiastic children and fantastic camp parents - well done everyone!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cricket v Kaiapoi Borough

We hosted KBS for our Milo Cup game on Tuesday 15 February. I was very proud of our team who played positively and confidently. Although we didn't win there were some stand-out performances including Nathan Cook's hatrick and Darryel Box's team high score of 23 including five hard hit 4's. This team was made up of 8 Year 7's which means watch out Kaiapoi Borough in 2012!

Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 school year has begun!

On Tuesday 1st February we began a new school year. It is always a busy but exciting time for our school community. Our teachers have worked hard to organise a welcoming and vibrant classroom environment and had our children working hard from day 1. Our children have had a great start to the new year, and in keeping with our Mission Statement "Striving for personal excellence" have tried their best at each activity throughout the day. We have 21 new children to the school, it was great to see our community welcome these children and include them in their friendships and games. We are looking forward to our School Picnic on Monday 7th February!