Every day teachers and students engage with and enjoy stories and texts through reading and writing. Reading follows to, with, and by structures where teachers read to students, and with students, or students read by themselves. Students write in a range of forms across all curriculum areas. The focus is to evolve proficiency, true joy, and confidence in using increasingly complex language in a range of contexts.

Garden to Table

The bountiful garden, food forest, and livestock (bee and chickens) at Kauri Park School allow tamariki to manage and care for these spaces. Using harvests from our kura, students prepare and cook meals whilst experiencing and learning the true value of both community and sustainability. KPS students explore tikanga through the process of eating and growing food together.


Through daily mathematics at KPS, learners consolidate their basic facts knowledge and develop a range of strategies to solve problems. In addition, teachers at Kauri Park give tamariki opportunities to explore and learn in statistics, geometry, algebra and measurement. We love using these contexts to develop our collaborative and problem solving skills.

The Arts

At KPS our tamariki have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument with a specialist. We are particularly proud of our original biennial school productions that occur for every syndicate as these give our tamariki the chance to explore all aspects of the arts curriculum in front of an audience.

Te Reo/Tikanga

At Kauri Park we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi and integrate it into our way of being. Students learn their Pepeha and participate in a daily tikanga. Our Kapa Haka group performs to the whole school, and as part of our whakatau to welcome new members into our community. Te Reo is a vital part of our learning programme.


We offer wide ranging sporting opportunities to our tamariki. These encompass those that are fun and for everyone, as well as those that are competitive and build skills for our serious athletes. Kauri Park tamariki regularly perform well at cluster cross sports events, something that we are all very proud of. Our open grounds encourage a range of sporting and regular exercise and, if you come on the right day, you may even witness one of our legendary Teachers Vs Students football games.