Tena Koutou Katoa
Our school motto: Ma Te Aroha Ka Tutaki translates to “Through caring, concern and support for others, all things are possible”, and combines with “The Kaiapoi Way – Be the best you can be” to complete our school's focus to encourage and support our students to strive for personal excellence.
Our vision to produce innovative, well-balanced, life-long learners is supported by our four core values: Respect, integrity, Community and Excellence. An important part of this is the key partnership between the school, our parents/care-givers and the community.
As part of the fast-growing North Canterbury area of Waimakariri, Kaiapoi High School is the perfect balance between being small enough to care, and large enough to compete.
THE SCHOOL INTENDS THAT ITS STUDENTS WILL:
acquire the skills and knowledge required by the New Zealand curriculum;
accept responsibility for their learning and set personal goals for progress and achievement;
be actively involved in learning support programmes designed to meet individual and group needs;
develop individual and group leadership skills through curriculum programmes including outdoor education;
develop an appreciation of the creative, visual and performing arts;
participate in sporting and recreational activities to the best of their ability;
develop an awareness of their training and career options and learn to make informed and appropriate decisions;
become aware that the school is a source of support as they seek employment after their formal schooling;
gain citizenship skills including better understanding between people of differing cultures and ages;
develop an awareness of issues related to personal health and safety;
develop an understanding of the need for life-long learning and of ways our School provides learning opportunities.