Principal’s Welcome

Principal’s Welcome 2018-08-02T08:19:10+12:00

Welcome to Kaipara Flats School

Kaipara Flats School is a State Contributing Primary School, established in 1878.

The school is situated in the village of Kaipara Flats, 12 kms west of Warkworth and serves the community of Kaipara Flats and the Kaipara Hills, although a number of children travel from other areas to attend KFS.

The school is attractively sited on a rise above a spacious playing field, extensive adventure challenge equipment, a solar heated swimming pool and hard-court area.

The school is served by two school buses under contract to the Mahurangi Transport Network. One bus runs to Kaipara Flats from Warkworth, and the other serves the Kaipara Hills.

Kaipara Flats School is a decile 9, U2 school with four active classrooms and a teaching staff of 5.9 FTTE.

The school roll currently stands at 118 pupils. The school is well supported by the community and has an active PTA.

Kaipara Flats has historically been a farming area but recently the lifestyle blocks have been developed and this has resulted in a change to the wider community socio-economic status and multi-cultural makeup.

The school community is very supportive especially when providing transport for Outdoor Education activities, involvement in school learning programmes and attending the community school assemblies. There is a deep awareness of learning expectations and the benefit of healthy relationships between home and school.

The school places a strong emphasis on our school values, developed in conjunction with the community, staff and children. Our values are respect, inclusion, ambition, integrity and community. Together we defined these values and how they would live within our school. Respect: Students, teachers and parents respect each other, their beliefs and their right to a voice in our school. Inclusion:  To accept others, to be kind and compassionate and ensure everyone has the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of school life. Ambition: Through hard work and high aspirations, as members of our community, we will achieve our potential. Integrity: Students, teachers and parents will display honesty and responsibility through their actions. Community: To have strong sense of belonging and responsibility to the Kaipara Flats community.

Our school is part of the Mahurangi Kahui Ako (Community of Learners) which embraces 7 local primary schools and Mahurangi College. In 2018, this will mean a greater ability to share teacher expertise within that community and enhance learning opportunities for our children. 

The school has a robust ICT infrastructure which means that our teachers and children benefit from the use of digital technologies within their teaching and learning experiences. Our current website is due to be upgraded and as part of that upgrade, it is envisaged the community will have a greater insight to student learning experiences as the website will become a safe sharing forum for our children.

Debbie Hamer

Principal

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