Kaiapoi High School

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Kaiapoi High School
Kaiapoi High School logo.jpg
85 Ohoka Road
Kaiapoi 7630
New Zealand
Coordinates 43°23′16″S 172°38′45″E / 43.3879°S 172.6458°E / -43.3879; 172.6458Coordinates: 43°23′16″S 172°38′45″E / 43.3879°S 172.6458°E / -43.3879; 172.6458
Funding type State
Motto Ma Te Aroha Ka Tutaki
(Through caring, concern and support for others, all things are possible)
Opened February 1972
Ministry of Education Institution no. 314
Principal Bruce Kearney
Years offered 9–13
Gender Co-educational
School roll 844[1] (July 2017)
Socio-economic decile 7O[2]

Kaiapoi High School is a state co-educational secondary school located in Kaiapoi, in the Waimakariri District of New Zealand's South Island. The school serves 844 students from Years 9 to 13 (approx. ages 12 to 18) as of July 2017.[1]


The school opened in February 1972 as the Waimakariri District's second secondary school,[3] supplementing Rangiora High School 11 km away in Rangiora. Like many New Zealand state secondary schools built in the 1970s, Kaiapoi High School was built to the S68 standard design, characterised by single-storey classroom blocks of masonry construction, low-pitched roofs with protruding clerestory windows, and internal open courtyards.[4] Other schools using this design in the wider Canterbury area include Hornby High School and Ashburton College.


Kaiapoi High School serves the coastal Waimakariri District, including the towns of Kaiapoi, Woodend, Pegasus, Waikuku, and the surrounding rural area west to Swannanoa. It also serves the rural northeastern part of Christchurch City as far south as the Styx River, including Kainga, Brooklands, Spencerville.

At the April 2014 Education Review Office (ERO) review of the school, Kaiapoi High School had 587 students, including 24 international students. There were slightly more male students (51%) than female students. 79% of students identified as New Zealand European (Pākehā), 14% identified as Māori, and 7% identified as another ethnicity.[5]

Kaiapoi High School has a socio-economic decile of 7 (funding step O), meaning it draws its school community from areas of moderately-low socio-economic disadvantage when compared to other New Zealand schools. This changed from decile 5 (funding step M) at the beginning of 2015, as part of the nationwide review of deciles following the following the 2013 census.[6]

Karanga Mai Young Parents' College[edit]

Karanga Mai Young Parents' College is a teen parent unit attached to Kaiapoi High School designed to assist teenage parents (and expectant parents) in gaining a secondary school education. Opened in 1992, it was the first teen parent unit in the South Island, and only the second unit in New Zealand.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "Directory of Schools - as at 2 August 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kaiapoi High School Charter 2012" (PDF). Kaiapoi High School Board of Trustees. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Catalogue of Standard School Building Types" (PDF). Christchurch: Ministry of Education. August 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kaiapoi High School Education Review". Education Review Office. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "How has the decile changed at your school?". Stuff.co.nz. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Karanga Mai Young Parents College Education Review". New Zealand Education Review Office. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Karanga Mai Young Parents' College & Support". Kaiapoi High School. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 

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