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Welcome to the Kimi Ora School website

Kimi Ora School is a special needs school that enrols students from the Wellington region. It is a school that caters for a diverse range of students aged from five to twenty one years of age with high and very high complex special needs.  Kimi Ora means “seeking well being in health” or “to be made whole.” Our school offers an holistic approach to education, working with the family we aim to achieve the best for your child. The therapies of speech language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and music therapy offered on site, on an ongoing basis, add an extra dimension to your child’s education.  Our enrolment and information documentation is available in Te Reo and other languages as required.

Covid-19 Update Level 2

Kia Ora Koutou

The announcement from our Prime Minister that we once again have community transmission in New Zealand is unsettling for us all. However, we have stamped community transmission out once by being vigilant and working together, and together we will do so again.

Our thoughts are with our families, friends and colleagues in Auckland who as from today midday will have moved to Level 3 for the remainder of this week. To play it safe and minimise the chance of further community transmission the rest of New Zealand moves into Level 2 until advised otherwise.

For Kimi Ora School this means while we remain at Level 2:
1) It is safe for our students & staff to come to school and we remain open for all students
2) We will keep to our “school bubble” with all community & off site activities cancelled except for bush walks and outdoor walks in the local community where we are able to social distance
3) The pickup and drop off routines with whanau not entering classes resume and all sites are closed to visitors
4) The additional cleaning / hygiene routines and increased hand washing continue

As always, if your young person has any cold or flu like symptoms please do keep them at home until they are well.

The health and well-being of our students, staff and community is at the heart of all decisions made by our Board of Trustees.

To support our students our awesome staff will continue to keep everything as normal as possible.

I will keep you updated as further information comes available and if you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to give me a call or email me on principal@kimiora.school.nz.

Nga Mihi



Check out our latest ERO Report here: Kimi Ora School ERO Report August 2018

Our latest Annual Report here : Kimi Ora School – Annual Report 2018



100 Walters Street, Naenae, 04 567 5834
Evans Bay:
14 Kemp St, Kilbirnie, 04 387 9301