Kaikoura Primary School - Co-operation Friendship




Individual Child Progress & Reports


A meet the teacher and goal setting interview is held in Term 1.   Individual Learning Journals are developed throughout the year and are sent home at the end of Term 2 and Term 4.  National Standards are added to Learning journals and a written report is issued at the end of  the year.  


Parent contact is not restricted to these times.  You are welcome to discuss your child's progress at any time.  Contact your child's teacher or speak to Deb for an appointment time.





School Life




Children look forward to sharing their success with whanau on Fridays at 9am.  The senior class takes responsibility for the running of assemblies and classes participate with items such as singing, kapa haka, drama and sharing of their classroom accomplishments. We recognise success in sport, social and academic achievements.


Waka Ako

We are part of the community programme - Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L).  We reward children when they display our school values using our green card system. Cards are then used to vote for the whole school reward.


Special Needs

Teachers and Teacher Aides meet regularly to review and implement special programmes to identify and promote learning. Please feel free to contact the teacher and discuss any concerns you may have.


Outdoor Education

Kaikoura Primary actively promotes educational opportunities that capitalize on our unique environment. Schools camps for classes are arranged during the year.


Cultural Visits

Kaikoura Primary provides many opportunities for visiting cultural groups/shows. Our PTA helps with these costs.   




School Community




The school is extremely well supported by its Community, and a major proportion of that support comes through the activities of the Parent Teacher Association.  The PTA  meets once a month as well as arranging new parent morning teas and social events.


          For new comers to the district, the PTA is a good way to become involved in the activities of the school.   Phone Deb in the school office (319 5440) if you are prepared to help in any way.  The PTA has contributed hugely to the provision of resources and facilities.


All parents/caregivers are automatically members of the Parent Teacher Association.


Schoolyard Market days (the 3rd Saturday of the month and holiday weekends, and usually weekly during December January) are also a regular feature.  If you are prepared to help with the sausage sizzle, or wish to take part in a market day stall please give us a ring.


    School Uniform

           The wearing of school uniform is compulsory at Kaikoura Primary School. 

Our     Our uniform consists of:

J         Jade Polo shirt

           Navy shorts/skort/pants

           Navy polar fleece

           Navy hat

           Shoes practical for school



School Management



Bus Service

A school bus service operates in the district to bring children to and from school. To be entitled to school transport a pupil must live more than 3.2km from our school.

If a bus pupil is not going home on the bus, they must advise the school.



The school will principally provide opportunities for parents and caregivers to assist with the children's achievement through reading, using a reading homework book as a guide, usually Monday-Thursday.  Spelling Lists and the learning of basic facts is encouraged from time to time and may also form part of a regular homework pattern.


Lost Property

Please contact the school office if your child has lost an item of clothing or property.



Newsletters updates are sent home to the eldest child weekly and then a full newsletter once a month.


School Fees

The current annual fee is $50 per pupil with a maximum of $100 per family



Our swimming pool is solar heated and fully enclosed.  At above 25 degrees Celsius the temperature is excellent for instruction.  We do not operate a key system for the pool.

The pool is equipped with a hoist and can be use by people with special needs.  

Scholastic Book Club and Duffy Books in Homes

Children are regularly invited to purchase books through the Scholastic Book Club. Depending on the number of books purchased we receive bonus points, which can be used to buy books for the school and to support the school library. As we are now part of the Duffy Books and Homes programme we will not be sending Scholastic orders home to each family.  Please contact Deb in the office if you would like to receive a catalogue. 

We are very lucky to be part of the Duffy Books in Homes Programme and children each receive 2 books per term.  These are given out at Role Model assemblies and we welcome you to join us.  During the year we also have the Duffy Theatre visit us to perform to our tamariki.  


House System

The school runs a house system named after distinguished ex-students of the school. The house names are:  Monk, Cooke, Braddock and Flower.  Children are allocated to the Houses in family groups.