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  • Stationery lists

    The stationery lists can be found under the "everyday stuff" tab.

    Have a great Summer break and see you back at school on Wednesday 31 January. more

  • Get your pool key

    School pool keys can be hired from the office from Monday 27 November until the end of term only.

    We will again offer pool keys to members of our school community this summer. These will be … more

  • Pack the Bus

    Once again our school has decided to be involved in the Pack the Bus Christmas appeal as part of our term CARE value of Empathy. By taking part, we can provide support to families who need a little … more

  • 2024 homerooms organisation

    In the Ngake Hub, Juliet and Molly will work with year 1 and 2 learners while Asha will start with our newest students. As usual, some of these students may move though to Juliet and Molly when they … more

  • Bricks and Lego - closing soon!

    Only a few days to go! Orders close on 10 November.

    The new building at Kilbirnie School represents a tremendous opportunity to create outdoor learning and socialising areas for students and whānau. … more

  • Sunhats needed every day in Terms 1 and 4

    In the Summer months, please ensure that your child has a wide brimmed sunhat with them every day (caps are not accepted). We have a "no hat, no play" rule. Children with no hat will have to play in … more

  • School photos ready for orders

    All families should now have received an email inviting them to view the school pictures at Inspire Photography's online ordering site. This gallery and ordering system is live. The fundraising … more

  • Tour of Art Te Aroha

    Click here for a video walk through of our 2023 Art Te Aroha exhibition. more

  • Art Te Aroha - class pieces for auction

    Each class has developped a collaborative piece that are being auctioned. These are on display outside our reception. To place a bid, use the form available for each piece in the school foyer or … more

  • Art Te Aroha exhibition

    Our bi-annual celebration of the visual arts involves every child and is called Art te Aroha. This year we are not showing professional art and are celebrating work from every student at our school. … more

  • Parentlink Quiz Night

    Come join us for an evening of friendly competition at our Quiz Night for a Kilbirnie School fundraiser on Friday 15 September at the Axemen Club, Hataitai Park, Ruahine St.

    Get a team of 6-10 … more

  • Learning conferences

    Learning conferences are on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 August. To book a time with a teacher, follow the link and use the code 2vugd.

    Normal classes … more

  • Matariki Day

    Matariki will be celebrated at school on Thursday 20 June.  The children will have the opportunity to try a variety of activities during the day and there will be a family event in the … more

  • Cross country 2023

    We had a great cross country event a few weeks ago and it was amazing to see students pushing themselves and not giving up.

    Well done to our year winners and to our Year 4-6 students who have … more

  • Fabulous Fun Run

    Kilbirnie School is holding a Fabulous Fun Run on Thursday 18th May from 1pm to encourage kids to be healthy and have fun. This event is co-ordinated with the cross country season so the kids are … more

  • Free blood pressure chek

    The Stroke Foundation mobile blood pressure checking van will be parked in our school car park on Friday March 31st  between 2 and 3pm. Please do take this free opportunity to have … more

  • Hub information evenings

    The hub information evenings are held on separate nights to allow parents to attend more than one where appropriate. All meetings start at 6pm and are usually finished by 7pm. They are held in the … more

  • Optional meet the teacher appointments

    Wednesday February 15th, 2-8pm. 10 minute appointments.

    This is an optional opportunity for parents to meet with teachers early in the year. This will give parents who wish to meet with their … more

  • School picnic

    Our full school picnic is planned for Thursday the 9th (postponement date Friday 10th).

    Due to changes in the Khandallah Park facilities we have planned a new event this year. Our school will walk … more

  • Kea crossing - we REALLY need your help!

    The kea crossing on Hamilton Road is run by senior students with adult supervision. We roster parents on the kea crossing to allow staff to supervise the zebra crossing on Moxham Avenue. The kea … more

  • Athletics Day

    Thursday 27 October at Newton Park, 9am-12pm for Year 0-2, 9am-2pm for Year 3-6.

    Year 0-2 students will rotate around fun activities, which include an element of running, jumping and throwing.  … more

  • Production shows

    We are very proud to present our 2022 production shows. School Production in our hall.

    Tuesday 27 September - Matairangi Hub presents: The Great Kiwi Road Trip. Matinee: 11am Evening show: 6.30 … more

  • New Board of Trustees

    Welcome to the new members of our Board of Trustees.

    The Board of Trustees includes:             

    Davin Hall

    Anna Allen

    Robin Fepuleai      & … more

  • School photos

    Prepare your best smile, the school photos will be taken on 7 September! more

  • Children's art calendars

    Don't forget to order your child's art work (calendars, mouse pads, notebook...) before Wednesday 10 August.

    To view your child's picture and order products:

    1. Go to

    2. Type … more

  • Daffodil Day

    TAUTOKO TE RĀ DAFFODIL - Friday 26th August 2022

    Daffodil Day symbolises hope for all New Zealanders impacted by cancer. Kilbirnie School has proudly supported the work of the Cancer Society every … more

  • Cyber safety presentation

    Wednesday 6 July, 7-9pm at Kilbirnie School.

    Listen to the presentation by Rob and Zareen Cope, understand the harms our kids are facing online and learn practical solutions to keep your children … more

  • Covid health measures in Term 2

    At the start of term 2 we ask that all adults continue to:

    • Wear a face covering at all times when entering a Kilbirnie School building.

    • Wear a face covering coming onto the … more

  • End of year events

    • Helpers’ morning tea

    This event has been cancelled for this year. Please accept our sincere gratitude.

    • Full school award and certificate hui/assembly

    This event is being … more

  • Art Te Aroha is live

    The Art te Aroha online is now live:

    It is an epic show with something for all tastes. Snuggle in, there is heaps of work and you will need time to … more

  • BYOD meeting

    Wednesday November 17, 6.30-7.30pm in Room 10

    This is an informal information meeting for whānau of year 4 students who will be entering the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment in year 5 … more

  • Art Te Aroha - get your tickets

    Kilbirnie School warmly invite you to Art Te Aroha - our biennial Art Auction. Book a babysitter and buy your tickets now for our awesome arts auction on 27 August.

    This is a great opportunity … more

  • School disco - 30 June

    Put on your dancing shoes for the Kilbirnie School Disco Night!

    Wednesday 30 June, 5.30-6.15pm for the Juniors and 6.30-7.30pm for the Seniors. Tickets can be bought at the school office or will be … more

  • Term 2 start

    We're looking forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday 3 May! We hope that you all had a good break.


  • Movie Night

    Grab your tickets for a fun night out at the movies!  Numbers are limited, so get in quickly. Tickets are available at the school office.

    When: Thursday 8 April at 6pm.

    Where: Roxy Cinema … more

  • Cup of Tea with Tony

    If you have any questions or interests about the work of our school or education in general, come in for a chat over a cup of tea with our principal, Tony Austin on Friday mornings. No appointment … more

  • Student information form and meet the teacher

    Our student information form provides an opportunity for parents and whanau to give the new classroom teacher some insight into the interests, academic and emotional needs, strengths and … more

  • Poroporoaki

    The time has come to say goodbye to our Year 6s as they go on to the next stage of their adventure. We will celebrate them with a poroporoaki at 12.30pm on Friday 18 December.


  • School Production tickets now available

    Tickets for all shows are now available from the school office.

    Initially, one ticket will be able available for whānau of each student for each show. That is, one ticket for the matinee and one … more

  • School production 2020

    The Kilbirnie School Production is back this year with three great acts to entertain and amaze you!

    Tuesday 22- Ngake Hub presents: OFF THE PLANET. School hall. Matinee: 1.15pm. Evening show: 6.3 … more

  • Important reminders under Alert Level 2

    Some important reminders for parents and whanau under Alert Level 2:

    • All students are welcome at school from 8.30am in the morning.

    • Students and whānau should not come to school if … more

  • School Matariki Day

    The Kilbirnie School Matariki, Māori New Year, celebration is planned for this Thursday July 2. Students will work with others from different classes and ages and do 3 activities during the day. … more

  • Level 1 message from the Principal

    Kia ora koutou,

    Today is the first school day under Covid Alert level 1. The contact tracing registers are no longer required and have been removed. The Ministry of Health has provided us with a … more

  • Matariki Day

    Matariki will be celebrated at school on Tuesday 2 July and the children will have the opportunity to try a variety of activities during the day.  more

  • Message from the Principal

    Kia ora koutou, 

    It has been wonderful to be back at school with students and staff. The last few weeks have been particularly unusual working in a school with no students! We have all been … more

  • Term 2 home learning

    All Kilbirnie School students are continuing their home learning programmes from within their home bubble. Teachers have worked hard to review and further develop home learning programmes which … more

  • Covid-19 update - 14 March 2020

    On March 14th the Prime Minister announced new and strong protective measures to keep individuals, families and communities safe and healthy. The measures come into effect from 1am Monday 16 March 202 … more

  • Science at Kilbirnie School

    The professional development for our teachers this year is linked to science. In each newsletter, there will also be a focus on a scientific wondering. Here is this week's.


  • End of school year

    We've worked hard, we've struggled and grown and now it is time to relax! School will break for the year on Thursday 19 December at 1pm. We hope you have a great summer and see you all next year on … more

  • Ngake Hub Christmas Party

    Monday 16 December, 11.00am.

    The world famous Ngake Hub Christmas Party is on again this year. If your child is in Rooms 1, 3 or 4, please bring a plate of food to share. We've heard that a special … more

  • Certificate Assembly

    Tuesday 17 December, 2.00pm

    This will be our final assembly for the year, where special certificates will be handed out such as for road patrol or peer mediation. Parents welcome :-) more

  • Market Night Friday 29 November

    Market Night is on Friday 29 November, 4.30 to 7pm.

    Spread the word amongst your friends, family and neighbours - this event is open to the public and is a great way to grab dinner and be part … more

  • Achievement: ICAS results


    Each year some of our year 4-6 students participate in International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) activities in maths and English. These activities … more

  • Eastern Zone results

    ACHIEVEMENT: Eastern Zone Athletics

    We had terrific team that represented the school at the Eastern Zone Athletics event. The following students finished in the top 4 for their year group. … more

  • Reunification drill

     An important event will take place on Wednesday November 13th: a reunification drill during which students will be collected from school by a parent of adult named as an emergency contact. We … more

  • Choosing Friday

    Our school-wide enrichment programme, Choosing Friday, will start in week 2, on Friday 25 October. This is a great opportunity for children to be exposed to something new and that they are personally … more

  • Order your school photos

    School photos can now be seen and ordered online on The access code was sent to you by email on 20th September and may be requested again at the school office if … more

  • Buy your ticket for Art Te Aroha!

    Book a babysitter and buy your tickets ($25) now to our awesome arts auction on 6 September!

    Kilbirnie School warmly invite you to Art Te Aroha - our biennial Art Auction. It is shaping up to … more

  • Whanau hui - 14 August

    We would like to invite you to a whānau hui (meeting) on Wednesday August 14th. We have these hui to talk about and promote tikanga Māori at Kilbirnie School. These meetings are relaxed, we … more

  • Kilbirnie School Swimming Festival

    The School Swimming festival is for all children in Years 4-6 and is a qualifying event for participation at the Eastern Zones Swimming Competition (14 August). Any child hoping to qualify for this … more

  • Assembly for Cultural Diversity

    All parents are welcome to join us for a special assembly to celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity on Tuesday May 21 at 2.15pm. more

  • Board of Trustees elections - information evening

    The triennial Board of Trustees elections will be held next term.

    To find out more about what the Board does, we have been inviting people to come along to observe a meeting and see the type of … more

  • Pie the Principal

    Congratulations to Taylor and Freddie, who won the pie the principal raffle. They both did a great job yesterday, when Mr Austin and Mr Dobson were pied with lovely creamy marshmallowy cakes ;-)  … more

  • Collect your Yummy stickers

    Help the school get some free sports gear by collecting the Yummy cut-out labels from bags (each cut-out label is worth 10 stickers) and individual Yummy apple stickers. The more you collect, the … more

  • Parentlink Movie Night

    What: Wonder Park. When: Monday April 1 at 5.30pm (movie starts at 6pm).  Where: Roxy Cinema, Miramar.   What to do: Get your tickets from the school office. All tickets are $15. … more

  • Pie the Principal raffle

    Back again for 2019- the special Movie Night raffle! Prizes include the chance to “Pie” the Principal. Unlimited tickets also from the office - $1 each.  Get yours quickly! 


  • Notes from Assembly 12 March 2019

    Well done Bo and Pattana for a fabulous job as the assembly comperes!

    Song:  Never give up

    Shared work: 

    Room 1 and their butterfly art.

    Room 6 and their sunflowers of confidence.

    We … more

  • TRYathlon

    A Kilbirnie School group will take part in the upcoming Sanitarium TRYathlon. If you registered last year before the group was set up, you can go back into the site and link to Kilbirnie School if … more

  • Assembly notes

    Great job Alexis and Phoebe on being awesome comperes!

    Today's songs:

    We sang Ko toku marae teni and tai aroha.

    Term 1 CARE values: Confidence

    Shared work and presentations: 

    Marzipan … more

  • School survey

    Each year the Board of Trustees surveys the school community on a range of issues and topics that are relevant to the Board as we begin setting our strategic plan and budget. This year we … more

  • Sunhats

    With the warmer weather, all children are expected to wear a suitable sunhat at interval and lunch time in Term 4 and 1. Children without sunhats will be asked to play in a shaded area. School hats … more

  • Mihi Whakatau

    There will be a mihi whakatau on Tuesday 6 November to welcome all the new students and teachers to Kilbirnie School. A mihi whakatau is a traditional Maori welcoming ceremony that has as intention … more

  • Te Whanaungatanga Kapa haka festival

    Te Whanaungatanga Kapa Haka Festival at St Patrick’s Hall Tuesday 23 October, 9:30 – 2pm.

    Our performance time is 12:20 and will last 12 – 15 minutes.

    Please make sure that the … more

  • School production

    Kilbirnie School Presents: Losing Neverland.        Tuesday September 25th. 6.30pm. St Patricks College Hall       Doors open 5.30pm  … more

  • BYOD information evening

    The first meeting will be on Wednesday September 19th at 7.00pm.

    Following a year of planning in 2017, we implemented a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative at Kilbirnie School this year. … more

  • Term 4 Team Sport opportunities

    Touch rugby, floorball, mini polo and netball are the team sports played after school in term 4.

    Don't forget to hand in the enrolment form for team sport opportunities for term 4. The deadline is … more

  • Sausage Sizzle

    The next sausage sizzle will be on Thursday 30 August. more

  • Notes from Assembly 14 August 2018

    Thanks to Aston and Jessica for a super job being Assembly Comperes.

    We practice some songs for production night: "gotta keep reading" and "never give up".

    The junior choir entertained us with the … more

  • Matairangi Open Morning

    Monday 13th August-9.30am to 12.00pm.

    The Matairangi Hub (rooms 8, 9 and 10) are offering an open morning for all parents and whanau from across the school to come in and look at how we have been … more

  • Welcome back to Term 3

    We hope you all had a good break and are ready for an action-packed term. The big focus this term is on our school production, which will be held on Tuesday 25 September. Mark the date, it'll be … more

  • Swimming festival

    The swimming festival will be held on Tuesday 31 July at Kilbirnie Aquatic Centre. Children had the choice between competitive or non competitive racing. This is a qualifying event for the Eastern … more

  • Puppet show

    What a great way to start the last week of school! We were entertained today by a puppet show, Te Rerenga - the Flight, which retold a Ngai Tahu legend about Pourangahua and her epic flight to … more

  • Union meeting

    The Primary School teachers’ union, NZEI, have advised us that there will be a union meeting at 2pm on Tuesday June 19th.  As an employer, we need to allow our staff to attend.   … more

  • Matariki celebration

    Celebrate the Maori New Year at Kilbirnie School!

    Thursday 14 June, 5 to 7pm. $5 per person (includes sausage, soup and bread).

    Matariki is the celebration of the Maori New Year and is a time to … more

  • Notes from Assembly 8 May 2018

    Thanks Kaia and Lydia for being "Super Dooper" comperes!

    Our songs were Haere Mai, one of our two new songs to celebrate New Zealand month, and Paradise.

    We were lucky to have Kate McIlroy talking … more

  • Photo competition results

    Well done to all the students who have put an entry in the Kilbirnie School competition. The quality of the photos was amazing according to the judge, Simon Woolfe.

    And the winners are...

    People … more

  • Entertainment books


    These are available through the school again this year at the same price of $65. We receive $13 for each book or digital membership sold. Pre-order the … more

  • Goodbye Mrs Moses!

    Ros Moses will be finishing at Kilbirnie School at the end of Term 1. We will all miss her and wish to congratulate her on a distinguished career. The children will be given the chance to say … more

  • Welcome Ms Patel and Ms de Lange!

    We have appointed two new, full-time permanent staff members to work with the students at our school from the start of term 2. Asha Patel will teach in room 1 and Louise De Lange will work in room 8. … more

  • Ngake Hub Reading Information Meetings


    Ever wondered how your child learns to read? The Ngake Hub teachers are again holding Reading Sessions, where we invite parents to come along and … more

  • Assembly notes from 13 March 2018

    Thank you to our great comperes today, Malachy and Hazel

    The whole school sang This is me and Hare Hikoi Hare

     Mr Dobson and Miss White reminded us about the school photography competition. … more

  • Photography competition

    All Kilbirnie School students are welcome to enter a photography competition. There are 4 categories: nature, landscape, people, creative. Please email your entry to  … more

  • Meet the teacher and student information form

    Meet the teacher: Tuesday 27 February

    This year we are providing an optional opportunity for parents to meet with teachers early in the year. This will give parents who wish to meet with their child& … more

  • Emergency kits

    Please remember to bring an emergency comfort kit for your child if you haven't already done it. It is a way of reassuring the children that they will have provisions if there is a disaster until … more

  • School information evening

    Thursday 15 February, 5 to 7pm

    5.00-6.00pm-Bring a picnic to the top field. Staff will be in attendance. Parentlink will be running a sausage sizzle and selling ice blocks if the weather is good. … more

  • Notes from Assembly 13 February 2018

    Our first assembly for the year was packed with exciting items. It was lovely to see all the children together again and to see some new faces joining the fold :-)

    Thank you to our first for the … more

  • School picnic at Khandallah Park

    Welcome back everyone!  We hope you had a super holiday and are now ready for a jam-packed term! On Thursday 8 February, the whole school will spend the day at Khandallah Park for a fun day of … more

  • Poroporoaki assembly

    We'll farewell our Year 6 students with a poroporoaki assembly on Friday 15 December at 12.30pm in the school hall. Parents and whanau are welcome to attend! more

  • Get Your Pool Keys for Summer Now

    Splish splash!  Have fun in the School pool over Summer!  Our pool is heated to a lovely 26 degrees.  Pool keys are now available from the office for $90 (with a $10 refund when the … more

  • Lunchtime chess club

    We are looking for an enthusiastic person to run a chess club at lunchtime. There is a keen group of students who need someone to come along once or twice a week for an hour to supervise them. They … more

  • South Hataitai Community Emergency Hub

    The South Hataitai Community Emergency Hub is to be located at Kilbirnie School.

    Community Emergency Hubs are about the community coming together to do what it can to help each other. A detailed … more

  • Assembly Notes from 28 September

    Thank you Kanye and Jacob for a good job compering our assembly!

    Song: Fish and Chips

    The choir performed a song from Artsplash with Tilly and Abi dancing.

    Room 5 shared the money notes they … more

  • Bid on our Amazing Class Art!

    Look at these photos of the amazing class art and bid on your favourite piece.  The bidding papers are out by the office. Write on your best bid and remember NO crossing out bids once they've … more

  • The School Reporter

    Read our first issue of The School Reporter, the Kilbirnie School newspaper for kids by kids! more

  • Netsafe Meeting


    We have organised for Anjela Webster from Netsafe to present to our parents on Wednesday September 6th at 7.00pm at Kilbirnie School.

    YOUNG, EAGER AND ONLINE: Understanding … more

  • Come along to our Art Festival!

    Our Kilbirnie School Art Festival - Art Te Aroha is on Friday 15 September and Saturday 16 September! Download the flyer.

    Beautiful original artworks created by your children in class and with … more

  • Notes from Assembly 3 August 2017

    Thank you Marcus and Moelagi for a fabulous job being comperes.

    Our songs:  Fisn 'n chips and Tai Aroha

    Miss Tuohy introduced the Student Council.

    Mr Austin and Mrs Moses presented some … more

  • Matariki celebration

    The children were very busy last Thursday with Matariki workshops. Some prepared the evening feast, carved some soap pendants, made flax flowers, practised with pois, created a digital pa or tasted … more

  • Kea Crossing

    Click here to check out the article posted on the NZ Transport Agency website about our new kea crossing. Thank you again to all the parents who have made and are making this possible!


  • Assembly notes 1 June 2017

    Thank you Luka and Mya for being great comperes.

    We sang Ole Pepe and the Matariki song.

    Mrs Brown talked about Achievement which is our school value for the term.

    Room 5 shared their moon … more

  • 2016 school production video

    If you would like a copy of the fantastic show put on by the school last year, Around the World in 80 Minutes, please contact Liz at the office.  more

  • Notes from Assembly 16 March

    Thank you to our comperes Kanye and Huck.

    We sang Purerehua and Count on me.

    Rooms 3 and 4 shared their beautiful caterpillar and butterfly art.

    Mr Wilson talked about the values of CARE and … more

  • Our new hubs

    You have probably already seen that we are no longer using the terms junior, middle and senior for the areas of the school. The new names for the 3 hubs come from the Maori creation story of Hataitai … more

  • Wrap it up sushi

    The sushi Friday lunches have started again. If you wish to order some sushi, go to for information and orders. 


  • New bell times

    Starting on Monday 13 February, the school will implement altered bell times:

    session 1: 8.55-10.30am

    session 2: 10.50-12.30pm

    session 3: 1.30-3pm

    Our intention is to extend the first learning … more

  • 2017 class lists

    The class lists for 2017 will be posted on the notice board in the main foyer on Friday afternoon.

    Please be aware that no changes can be made to lists once issued. A comprehensive and highly … more

  • Assembly notes from 17 November 2016

    Thank you to our fabulous comperes Bella, Grace and Thibault.

    The whole school sang Hareruia.

    Mrs Brown talked about Empathy which is the CARE value for Term 4.

    Room 6 showed the plants they are … more

  • Market Night: donations needed

    Market Night is coming up and we need your donations!  

    Good quality clean secondhand clothing (adults, children, babies), childrens’ books, comics and magazines, children’s sports … more

  • Successful Art Festival - Art Te Aroha!

    Wow!  Thank you to all the parents and friends who generously supported our Art Festival this weekend, and made it a successful, enjoyable event.  Everyone who attended had a fabulous time! … more

  • Soldiers Visit

    Today, Freddie's (Room 4) Uncle Andrew and his colleague Dale who are soldiers in the New Zealand army visited us.

     They told us about their medals which were given for different campaigns as … more

  • "A Pupil Goes To War"

    Over the last six weeks Mr McGimpsay has been working with three students from Room 8 preparing a story entitled “A Pupil Goes to War”. The story, now online, relates to Bert Fear,

    who … more

  • ANZAC Commemoration

    Yesterday we held an ANZAC Commemoration honouring and remembering those who have fought in wars.

    Have a look at some photos of our ceremony:

    The School Choir sang a poignant song about 2 mates … more

  • Photos of Year 5 and 6 Camp!

    Check out some of the photos from the Year 5 and 6 Camp!  Looks like they had a super time with lots of adventures!  

                   & … more

  • Remember the sunhat!

    Please make sure your child has their sunhat.  We are a sun smart school, and sunhats are compulsory for Terms 1 and 4.  If your child does not have a hat with them at morning tea or … more

  • Mana - the Spirit of Polynesia

    On Friday Bernard Mangakahia presented a performance to the school involving music, dance and storytelling.

    In the words of Jess and Ash:    "He danced with hoops and made himself a … more

  • We Need You!

    Everybody loves Kilbirnie School Market Night and to make it a success - we need you!  

    Just a wee half hour... that's not so long! 

    We would love to have your help either setting up, … more

  • Yummy Stickers Promotion

    The Yummy stickers raised $285 this year to spend on sports gear!  Please keep bringing in your Yummy stickers - they'll be used for next year's promotion! more

  • Kapa Haka Festival and photos!

    On Thursday the 23rd of October, all the senior kapa haka students left to spend the day at Karori West school, representing Kilbirnie. We performed with Houghton Valley school after practising with … more

  • Interschool Chess Tournament

    Well done to our 27 chess players who participated in the Interschool Chess Tournament last Wednesday!

    Congratulations to the top girl players; Amy K received the silver medal and Grace W who … more

  • Te Wiki o te reo Maori


    Kia ora tatou katoa! This week we celebrate the Māori Language as a nation. The initiative began in 1975 and is growing in popularity as more people begin to recognise the … more

  • Blessing Ceremony for the Waharoa

    We had a wonderful ceremony last Friday to mark the blessing of our new waharoa, pictured above. We were particularly pleased to welcome our local MP, the Hon Annette King, Councillors Ray Ahipene- … more

  • This is International Sign Language Week!

    Sign Language is an official language of New Zealand.  This week we celebrate Sign Language Week - Te Wiki O Te Reo Turi.

    There is a challenge to learn 7 signs in 7 days.  Click here to go … more

  • Student Update Forms

    Remember to return your Student Update Forms.  This is very important for our student data and our Civil Defence registers.  We need this information in the case of an emergency.   … more

  • Wow! Great Day For a Picnic!

    On Tuesday the whole School had a great day at Khandallah Park!  The day started with excitement - congratulations to our bus drivers - who negotiated amazingly tight gaps getting us there! We … more

  • Juniors' Grandparents' Concert!

    Well done Juniors for a lovely Grandparents' Concert in the hall last Friday!  It sounded like all your practise and hard work paid off and you created a fun festive occasion!  It looked … more

  • "Splashtastic" fun raised $71 for the SPCA!

    Woof! Woof! Meow! Thanks from the SPCA for the $71 donation raised in our "Sponge the Teacher" event.

    Rooms 9 and 10 had a great time soaking Mr Austin and Mr Dobson with wet sponges, while raising … more

  • Kilbirnie School Choir perform at Artsplash

    The Kilbirnie School Choir performed in the Music and Wearable Art performance on Wednesday 11 September as part of Artsplash. Artsplash is an Arts Festival involving primary and intermediate schools … more

  • Inaugural Art Te Aroha Festival a Success

    The school hall came alive in Term 2 with splashes of colour and texture as children, parents and whānau celebrated the Art Te Aroha Kilbirnie School Art Festival.

    What started off as a quirky … more