Parent Teacher Association

Kaiapoi High School PTA – Connecting Parents, Teachers, Students and School Management


Welcome to the PTA web page.

The KHS PTA are an active group who are proud to be a part of the Kaiapoi High School Community. The PTA is all about fostering the link between the school and its community. It is an enthusiastic and caring space where parents and whanau can engage with the school in a meaningful way. Relationship building is one of the group’s key activities. All members of the school community are welcome to attend and be involved in activities, initiatives and events. Please keep up-to-date by checking this page and the school’s newsletters.

Here is the news from this term.

The Open Night on 24th May was well received, plenty of prospective families navigating their own tour, listening to the principal’s welcome, engaging in talks, meeting pupils and teachers. Free sausages on a cold evening were provided by the PTA and were enjoyed by all. Thank you to everyone who helped make the evening a success.

At our May meeting, Sarah Saunders, the School’s Marketing & Project Manager, gave an informative talk on media and communication within the school. The website has been re-jigged to be more user friendly. The parent portal shows overall performance, account balances and attendance. The website also shows careers opportunities and appointments within the School. The School has a variety of ways of engaging with its community using the KHS app, texts, emails, Facebook and electronic boards for the students outside the new blocks. Although the live reporting system is generally working well, it is still a work in progress. 

We also held our AGM on the same night and the following people were elected as officers:-

Chairperson: (Joint Role) Wendy Howe and Claire Spear

Treasurer: Michelle Tavendale

Secretary: Lesley Rau

School Reps: Bruce Kearney, Elizabeth McMeeken

At the June meeting, Assistant Principal Kim van Kuuren, and Faculty Heads Jo Collins and Brent Morrison, discussed the changes to teaching style from traditional one room teaching style to co-location and co-teaching models in the new learning blocks. They have been preparing for these changes over the past two years. They will continue to review the positives and the challenges and adapt accordingly. The parents present at the meeting appreciated the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.





Kaiapoi High School PTA is raising funds. Here’s how you can help…

Purchase a 2018/19 Entertainment Book

We are raising as much as we can to support our cause, and we need your help! Order your NEW 2018/2019 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership now. You’ll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time!

Click here for Entertainment Book information                       

Click here to order


Shop at Warehouse Stationery

Warehouse Stationery wishes to advise our school community that when shopping at Warehouse Stationery, if you mention Kaiapoi High School then 5% of your purchases will go back to our school.  This is a great way to support our school.  


Second-hand Uniform

We have a new site to enable you to buy and sell second-hand school uniform, all you need is an internet connection and you are away.

The service is free to use, and lets you list surplus uniform items so that other parents in our school can buy them. You can also donate the proceeds to the school if you wish.

To use this new system, go to:

Register (all you need is an email address), start buying and selling uniform. You can post “wanted or buy” ads.

You negotiate directly with the seller – this is no ‘middleman’. There are no fees to pay (the school has subscribed).






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