Friday, December 14, 2018


Effort in Environmental Practices and Management award 

Very proud to be the principal of Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School this morning. We received the "Effort in Environmental Practices and Management" award from Westland Milk Products last night. This special certificate is for our participation and involvement in a range of sustainability efforts during 2018.

Presentation to the Westland District Council

Three of our Enviro Group students did an impressive presentation about our activities and actions with regard to sustainability this year. On the photo is our mayor, Bruce Smith. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Our Pedagogy: Learn, Create, Share

This is how we learn with the help of digital technologies at Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School

Enviroschools Project

Another Enviroschools Project completed by the Pukeko Room

(December 2018)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Grandparents' Day 2018

A big thank you to all our grandparents and friends of the school for helping the children completing their Enviroschools projects. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Good morning, Everyone

Due to flooding, the school will be closed for the day (Friday 9th November 2018).

Thank you.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Boyle River Camp 2018

And away they went! Our Years 5 and 6 students left this morning at 7 am for Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre. We hope they will have a great time in the outdoors and that they will have a lot to share with us on their return this Thursday.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Pet Day October 2018

Another great Pet Day at Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School

Great photos, Mrs Neale!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Coding our Spheros

Coding the robots to develop our knowledge of 2D shapes. Sharing our digital skills with parents. 

Kapa Haka Festival 2018

Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School attending the Kapa Haka Festival at Westland High School

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Guitars donated

A big thank you to one of our grandparents (previously parent) for donating these two guitars and ukulele to our school. 

A selection of new books for our library

Happy Reading!

Hoiho class practising athletics with Helen

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

SunSmart School

Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School is now a SunSmart School.

Pavel Bears from the Cancer Society came to present us with our own UV Index Board today. This Board will be on the wall outside the office and updated on a daily basis.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

Mary O'Connor Mini Marathon

Sunday, the 6th of August was a great day for the Mary O'Connor Mini Marathon at Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School. Our children did very well and the community enjoyed the day together.

“Kokako’s Song”

Storytelling time at Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School
Magical Puppetry by the Nelson-based Theatre Company 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

A week full of activities at Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School

Sustainability Term 2 2018

Our whole school visit to Shanty Town this week. We learned about the "waste not, want not" approach during Victorian times. In other words, if you use a resource carefully, you will never be in need. This fits in very well with our Enviroschools kaupapa of creating a sustainable world.

Rippa Term 2 2018

Our Year 5/6 Rippa team played their final games at Paroa on Friday. Well done people! Awesome teamwork. Here they are practising at school.

Art activities in the Kea and Hoiho rooms

Raffle Term 2, 2018

A great effort by our parent community (Home and School) to fundraise for our school! This is our raffle table at New World. 

Canterbury Cross Country

Caleb, Luke and Rocco represented our school very well at the Canterbury Cross Country event on  Wednesday. Well done, boys. We are all proud of you!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Kapa Haka 2018

We are very excited about starting with Kapa Haka today

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

No Rubbish!

What a great session this morning with Liam and Hannah showing us how to live without any rubbish. A big inspiration and example to us all!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

"Keeping Ourselves Safe" Programme

Terri, our Police Education Officer, doing a session with the Kea room on "Keeping Ourselves Safe".

Thursday, May 31, 2018


Ready for their first game tomorrow

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Cross Country 2018

What a great day at Ross School. Well done Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

A special visit from DOC today

Preparing our greenhouse for the winter

Nursery Plants

Our nursery is starting to make money. Great effort, Enviroschools!

Soccer Tournament in Greymouth

Our students showing off their soccer skills at the 2018 Soccer Tournament in Greymouth. Well done, kids!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

1:1 Digital Immersion

A great session this morning with Nicola, our Toki Pounamu facilitator. Our children are learning more and more advanced computer skills in order to use their Chromebooks effectively in the classroom. 

Cross Country

Getting ready for Cross Country 2018!