Kiwitahi is a small but very proud rural school situated ten minutes drive south-east of Morrinsville in the Matamata-Piako district.
We provide a quality, balanced 21st-century education for our pupils and we pride ourselves on the friendly, family-orientated environment that we have. At our school, we believe that balance is important. We have strong routines balanced with plenty of opportunities for free play; care and concern for the wellbeing of our pupils balanced with an expectation that children will learn to take risks; strong, focused academic learning balanced with the creativity of the arts and exploration through trips and outdoor learning. In essence, we think we have struck the balance perfectly, and this is demonstrated in the support we have from our parent community.
Our experienced staff includes a teaching principal, a full-time teacher, two part-time teachers, an office administrator, cleaner and volunteer family members who help read with our pupils. The school is well supported by the local community and has excellent facilities including a large heated pool, astroturf, adventure playground, sandpit, library, offices and 3 brilliant classrooms. We pride ourselves on our strong community values and have many opportunities throughout the year for parents to be involved with the school.