About Kaharoa School

Kaharoa School has a lot to offer your child/children. We are a full primary offering education from Year 0/1 to Year 8. We take pride in the knowledge that despite our size, your children perform strongly against children from the much bigger town schools in academic, sporting and cultural pursuits.

We are the ideal size, large enough to offer a range of sporting, technological and artistic pursuits yet small enough to retain the best of the New Zealand rural school tradition.

We provide a relaxed family country atmosphere with a strong school spirit where everyone participates in extensive school wide programmes. Our community has a long history of strong and active involvement with the school. We are well resourced with: school library; extensive astroturf multi use courts; spacious landscaped playing fields; solar heated swimming pool; Kokako Centre; the full use of the Kaharoa Hall and Domain next door to our school and a small native reserve.

We believe in setting firm guidelines of behaviour. We actively promote high standards through the ‘Building Character through the Cornerstone Values Approach” to teach and reinforce our 8 cornerstone values. We are an enviroschool with a focus on caring for the environment in a way that is sustainable. We believe in looking good, doing our best and helping each other. This means parents/caregivers are as important to us as your children.

We are a caring team, who include our teaching staff, secretary, Board of Trustees, librarian, learning assistants and caretaker, doing our best to ensure we work together effectively while educating and managing your children’s education.


The Team at Kaharoa School