Kaiapoi North School opened in 1962. We are a “full primary” school catering for Year 1-8 children in our spacious, vibrant and well maintained school. As well as 21 classrooms we have a specialist music room, a welcoming library, a hall large enough for our whole school assemblies and a large, safe playground.Our children live within the Kaiapoi township, in The Pines Beach and Kairaki Beach. 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 but through our strength we have ensured our children have been given emotional support to assist them with what they have experienced.With over 2,000 additional sections planned to be completed in Kaiapoi by the end of 2017 we will see a period of growth as we welcome new families into our town and school community.Our school roll has peaked at over 500 in the past few years. Approximately 11% identify as Maori being their first ethnicity, 85% identify as NZ European with the remaining 4% being made up of Asian, Pasifika, and European.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 Culture. We are proud of our KNS Values and Beliefs •Respect •Responsibility •Quality •Community •Arohanui •OpportunityKNS 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.