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Through caring and support for others, all things are possible.

KHS is a Years 9-13 co-educational secondary school, with a roll of close to 1,000 students. We help our students be the best they can be by providing a safe, modern learning environment where students can explore their interests and grow into confident and happy young people. 

Our school is situated on 8 hectares of grounds, with more than half being allocated to open spaces and sports fields. We have excellent sports facilities and a state-of-the-art technology block that includes two industrial kitchens for hospitality and catering.   We have a thriving extracurricular arts culture and have been recognised as being at the forefront of outdoor education and leadership.


Principal’s Welcome

Kia ora, Welcome to Kaiapoi High School.  We are a modern, community school, focused on learning and student achievement. Our well-qualified, high-quality staff bring a passion to their work and a commitment to each of their students.

Core values of Respect, Integrity, Community and Excellence form the basis of our vision of “providing a high-quality education that supports a range of opportunities in a learning environment where relationships are paramount”.  Strong pastoral support for students and their learning is the foundation for our goals of high achievement, strong engagement in learning, and providing a safe, modern learning environment.

As part of the fast-growing North Canterbury area of Waimakariri, Kaiapoi High School is a vibrant, focused learning centre.

I invite you to be part of our growth as a 21st-century school, providing exciting opportunities for the young people of our community.