Our membership comes from Business Operators, Residents, and Community Groups within the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi, The Pines and Kairaki Beach, Woodend, Pegasus, Ohoka, and Ravenswood areas.
The KPA sees its role as promoting Kaiapoi as a township that is a vibrant and prosperous place, which attracts people to visit, engage with the community and enjoy the many amazing attributes and attractions that are unique to a river town.
Kaiapoi North School opened in 1962 meaning that in 2012 we celebrated our 50th Jubilee. We are a “full primary” school catering for Year 1-8 children in our spacious, vibrant and well-maintained school. As well as 23 classrooms we have a specialist music room, a welcoming library, a hall large enough for our whole school assemblies and a large, safe playground. In 2016-2018 we undertook a major building project which saw new classroom blocks built and the refurbishment of existing classrooms.Our children live within the Kaiapoi township, in The Pines Beach and Kairaki Beach. Kaiapoi is approximately 15 minutes north of Christchurch. In 2010 and 2011 our town was shaken by earthquakes with some of our properties classified red. Our community have supported each other through these tough times and through our strength we have ensured our children have been given emotional support to assist them with what they have experienced. Over 2,000 additional sections are planned to be completed in Kaiapoi by the end of 2021 so we are seeing a period of sustained growth as we welcome new families into our town and school community.Our school roll peaked at 565 in 2019. We have a starting roll in 2020 of 510 which we expect will grow to around 560 children by the end of the year. Approximately 71% identify as NZ European, 18% identify as Maori, 5% Pasifika, 2% as British/Irish, 2% Asian with the remaining 2% being made up of other ethnicities.We are proud of the achievement and progress of our children. As well as focussing on the core curriculum areas we provide a wide range of opportunities for our children in The Arts, PE and Health, and in Maori and Pasifika Culture. KNS is a great place to be/ We welcome all visitors to experience our positive school culture and look forward to meeting new families as they enrol at our school where personal excellence is strived for and our Values and Beliefs are lived (Connect, Create, Reflect, Respect, be Brave).