Kaikorai Valley College

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Kaikorai Valley College
Kaikorai Valley College logo.jpg
500 Kaikorai Valley Rd,
Kaikorai Valley,
New Zealand
Coordinates 45°52′55″S 170°28′01″E / 45.88206°S 170.466995°E / -45.88206; 170.466995Coordinates: 45°52′55″S 170°28′01″E / 45.88206°S 170.466995°E / -45.88206; 170.466995
Type State, Co-educational, Secondary
Motto Quaerite Et Invenietis
“Seek and ye shall find”
Established 1958
Ministry of Education Institution no. 381
Principal Rick Geerlofs
School roll 499[1] (February 2017)
Socio-economic decile 5M[2]

Kaikorai Valley College is a large co-educational secondary school in Dunedin, New Zealand. Initially starting as Kaikorai Valley High School in 1958, the school combined with Kenmure Intermediate School in 1996 to become Kaikorai Valley College,[3] and in 2008 celebrated its 50th jubilee

The college has approximately 65 international students, and has sister school relationships with Sakuragaoka High School, Kun-ei Girls High School and Myojo Gakuen in Japan; Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College in Hong Kong; and Harbin Number 13 Middle School in China.[3]

Facilities include its own theatre and dance studio. The college had continual improvements to facilities with new computer suites, well equipped science laboratories, a new full sized gymnasium and open plan design and technology areas. Furthermore, the brand new administration block has just been finished.[when?] The school also has a disabled and special needs unit.

The school has its own radio show on Otago Access Radio.[4]

Kaikorai Valley College students study the stream flow.
Measuring equipment used to study hydrology

Pupils of Kaikorai Valley College use the adjacent Kaikorai Stream for outdoor education, studying water quality and flow, learning fly fishing and monitoring waste water.[5]



  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Kaikorai Valley College prospectus" (PDF). Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Children and Youth". Association of Community Access Broadcasters. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Craig Borley: 'Pupils join fight to help stream', Otago Daily Times newspaper, 2007-12-05 p5
  6. ^ "Professor Richard Blaikie, Department of Physics, University of Otago, New Zealand". Otago.ac.nz. Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  7. ^ Lewis, John (28 February 2013). "Former police boss keen to track down KVC alumni". Otago Daily Times. 
  8. ^ fraew (3 February 2011). "board games". thebigcity. 
  9. ^ Benson, Nigel (15 September 2008). "'Out of the Blue' scoops NZ awards". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  10. ^ "Elliott murder trial: Weatherston found guilty". Stuff.co.nz. 22 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 

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