OUR AIM IS TO DEVELOP :
CONFIDENT; CONNECTED; ACTIVELY INVOLVED; LIFE LONG LEARNERS
Kimihia School is a Decile 3 full primary school located in Huntly catering for Year 1-8 students, with a roll that builds to around 390 each year. The school has an enrolment scheme that was ratified by the Board of Trustees in June, 2011.
The school has strong links with, and is reflective of, its community.
Our school community prides itself on the challenging and varied learning opportunities that exist for the students of Kimihia School.
The school is organised into four teams.
- Team 1 and Team 2 (Years 0-4) provide an excellent base of skills and knowledge in literacy and numeracy which will provide the foundation for future learning.
- Team 3 and Team 4 (Years 5 -8) build on the skills and knowledge developed in Team 1 and Team 2 and extend the children in all areas of the curriculum.
Year 3-4 students annually experience visiting a Marae with the Year 4's staying overnight. This is connected to the learning of Tikanga.
Year 5 - 8 students have the chance to attend sporting events through the Huntly Interschool Organisation, and some students qualify to enter the Waikato Full Primary School competitions.
Year 7 - 8 students attend Technicraft classes for 1.5 hours per week as well as having the opportunity to extend themselves in sporting, cultural and academic areas and participating in events organised by the Waikato Full Primary Association.
Year 7 - 8 students are involved in a differentiated curriculum based on developing skills necessary for life-long learning outside of Kimihia School which includes the William Pike Challenge for Years 7 and 8.
Year 8 students are our leaders and as such have the opportunity to develop as leaders in a variety of roles across the school.
We have a GATE teacher that operates an out of class programme one day a week and supports learning room teachers to ensure school wide programmes offer extension where appropriate.
The school has skilled and highly committed Kapa Haka tutors. Three groups - Junior School, Senior School and Performance group
The school is well maintained and resourced and buildings are set in attractively presented grounds. The school has fifteen learning rooms, an ICT suite, netbooks, iPads, laptops, phones, activboards, apple tv's, library, hall, swimming pool, senior and junior playgrounds.
We also have a part-time Social Worker in School.