Category: Notices

School Fair

The container will he open the next two weekends for people to drop off any donations they may have for the school fair.

  • Sunday 20th August 1-2pm
  • Saturday 26th August 11am-12pm
  • Sunday 3rd Sept 1-2pm
  • Saturday 9 Sept 1-2pm

Important Dates:
1. Container open dates above
2. Raffle tickets coming home 14th August
3. Raffle tickets due back to school 4th September
4. Fill a jar coming home 14th August
5. Fill a jar due back to school 4th September

Tombola Prizes
The time has come to start collecting donations for our tombola, we are looking for donations of chocolates, new toys or book, smellies, unwanted gifts etc. There will be a box in each class for the donations to go in.

Helpers Needed!
We can’t make the fair happen without the amazing help from our school community. If you are able to help or have any questions about what is involved in the fair weekend please feel free to contact Amy Manning on 021 243 8556.

For further information on the school fair, go to the Fair Facebook page:

BoT Bulletin: July 2017

See what is going on in the school from the perspective of the Board. Click here to read.

Wakari-Kaikorai Ski Weekends

Kaikorai Primary School combined with Wakari School will be holding their second ski weekend at Cardrona Ski Field on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of September (bookings must be made by Friday 25 August).

This is an excellent way to introduce your child to snow sports as the ski field offers reasonable rates to schools, which we in turn pass on to you.  It is your responsibility to organise your own transport and accommodation for this weekend and to look after your child for the day.

Cardrona ski field stipulates that to get these cheap rates we need to be organised well before the morning rush.  It is essential that you agree to be at the base facility on the mountain by 7:30am.  The other requirement is that we have 15 people for each day.  It is important that we don’t have people pull out on the day if the weather is not perfect or the snow is not fresh powder!


For more information on ski weekends, click here.

Snow / Ice Reminder

Along with winter comes those days when we have to make decisions about the school opening time because of snow and/or ice conditions. We have to consider not only conditions in the immediate community, but also those throughout the city. It may be suitable for children to walk to school, but impossible for staff from other suburbs to arrive as usual.

We also need to consider the safety of children when black ice is prominent around the hill suburbs. Hence the need to delay the start of school.

What you can do when there are MARGINAL conditions:

  • Follow us on Facebook. There are regular updates here
  • Phone the school 476 3140 and press “3”
  • Listen to radio (97.4FM, 89.4FM, 1125AM or 1305AM)
  • Call other parents you know – they might have heard!

What to do when there is HEAVY SNOW:

Usually there is a 10am start, but as daylight comes, we have a better idea of the conditions and it may be possible that school will be closed for the day.

If school has opened at 10am and you are not able to get to school, please leave a message on the school absence line (476 3140, then press “1”).

If in doubt – stay home! Find out the situation before leaving home.

School Lunches

There have been two changes to school lunches starting the first week of Term 2:

  1. Easy lunches (Monday and Tuesday) have price increases
  2. There are NO baked potatoes, cheese rolls or mac cheese on Tuesday

For more information on school lunches, click here.