Kia ora and thank you for your interest in our school.
Kaiapoi Borough School was the first school in Kaiapoi, established in 1873. We have a long history of providing great learning opportunities for students in year 0 to year 8. Our proximity to the river is unique and our grounds are extensive with some stunning mature trees.
We are a community focussed school, working hard to partner with whanau to develop life long learners. Our core values: Innovation, Community, Integrity and Respect are an integral part of who we are and how we do things.
It is a privilege to lead Kaiapoi Borough School. We have wonderful students and families, a great staff and strong links with the local community. We welcome the chance to show you around to see what we are doing.
Care and education for children 0-5 years
Preschool/nursery with separate street frontages. Open 7.00am – 6.30 pm. Excellent ERO reports for both centres. Our Portobelo centres offer – Great ratios. Large natural outdoor environments with established trees, grass, gardens, bike tracks, and plenty of room and resources to support active movement. Strong partnerships with families to best support children’s learning and development. A good mix of group time and free play. Long-serving qualified teachers at both centres. Transition to school programme for preschoolers. A nursery with under floor heating, this gives babies and toddlers a warm and cosy surface to play on.
Option of morning or afternoon session, short days, long days or full time
Kaiapoi Preschool at 41 Wesley Street
The Rainbow Early Learning Centre was established in May 2001 to meet the needs of the local community. The Rainbow provides quality education and care programmes and facilities for children from age 6 months until they start school. The inside layout of the Rainbow provides maximum space and excellent visibility which helps to ensure child safety. The outside play areas are designed to give your child a wide range of play experiences in a safe environment.
The Rainbow emphasises Christian values to provide a warm, caring, supportive environment for families/whānau. Each child will receive individual attention and experiences, while at the same time have opportunities to be involved socially within group activities.
A developmentally appropriate programme catering for the needs of your child is provided in a fun loving atmosphere. The Rainbow’s curriculum is based on the Ministry of Education’s Te Whāriki strands and goals, and is taught from a Christian perspective in line with our “Special Character”.
We are fully licensed by the Ministry of Education and we have met their rigorous standards of safety, hygiene, equipment, and quality staff/child ratios.
The Rainbow is administered by the Person to Person Help Trust, a Charitable Trust set up by Kaiapoi Baptist Church. Along with our sister centre, The Ark Early Learning Centre, we provide quality care and education in the Kaiapoi Community.
Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) Business Centre is a new, innovative space designed to be a 'go to' place for the North Canterbury business community.
Conveniently located in central Kaiapoi, the Business Centre brings together entrepreneurs, freelancers, professionals and other business people in an inspiring and energetic environment designed to encourage learning and give opportunities for informal networking with other users.
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Whether you aspire to be a Chef in Multi – Michelin Starred Restaurants, Sky Scraper Hotels, Catering and Hospitality establishments, wanting to work in a Cafe or Restaurant or start your own company, this will all be possible with the cutting – edge technology learning programs that will prepare and able you to gain the necessary tools in order to do so. But the reality of it all starts at the very beginning on asking the questions: What now, where and how to get started?
An understanding is that everyone aspires to be a “Star Chef”, in this fast pace, techno and social media wonderful world we live and breathe right now! This ‘new era’ way of being educated online, with International Culinary Studio, would not only be done all on your individual steam and pace, but with the resource’s available within our teaching modules, by only a touch of a button from your media devices.
As an Executive Chef, in my experience, it is the responsibility to inspire, educate and motivate the team. It’s not just about producing the finest food possible, but also the financial and business aspects as to how and what makes it work out in this fast pace industry we all have a passion for.
As a Chef, one day, you will be a master of multi–tasking, split–second decision-making and the humbleness in handling criticism well. You will still wake up with determination and then go to bed with satisfaction!
Online Internationally accredited Culinary Qualifications
Bella Montessori is Kaiapoi’s first educational Montessori Preschool. We have highly experienced teachers, some who have a combination of Early Childhood Degree and a Montessori qualification. Our philosophy promotes a supportive community where children look after one another. Teachers promote gentle and caring interactions.
Montessori education for children 0-6 years, focus on environmental education - sustainability.
Kaiapoi North School opened in 1962 meaning that in 2012 we celebrated our 50th Jubilee. We are a “full primary” school catering for Year 1-8 children in our spacious, vibrant and well maintained school. As well as 21 classrooms we have a specialist music room, a welcoming library, a hall large enough for our whole school assemblies and a large, safe playground.
As a Catholic school we believe that all members of a school community should act in a way that respects the dignity, rights and individuality of others as directed by our Catholic faith. We expect RESPECT! Respect for God...Respect for self and others...Respect for property and the environment.
Honey Beez Preschool & Nursery is a Education & Care type Early Childhood Service. Whose regional council is Canterbury Region under education region of Canterbury
Previously Kidsfirst Charles St, the renamed Kidsfirst Kaiapoi North kindergarten is now based close to the domain and park to create a perfect kindergarten setting.
Your child can come to our kindergarten for up to 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, during our 4 kindergarten terms.
These terms echo the terms your child will have when they start school.
Sailing, we really want to help people get started in sailing, Stand Up Paddle and kayaking. We are creative, fresh, safe, active, fun around water.
Kaiapoi river, Kaiapoi town centre
We have two venues, Kaiapoi town centre on the river and at Lake Pegasus in Pegasus Town.
Explore the river or lake with friends, family or a group. There’s plenty of opportunity with our range of equipment for play and fitness.
Making the most of the Kaiapoi river
SUP: Stand up paddle. Just like walking on water. We can help you get started.
Kayak: Experience the river from a whole new perspective, paddling a single or double kayak.
We do not have set hours. We will arrange for the equipment you need.
After school and weekends and school holidays - Contact us for details
Phone, email or text to check conditions and to make a booking.
We can provide equipment from $10.00 per person.
Minimum charges do apply.
Kind Caring teacher - Deb Williams
Some vacancies Mon/Tues before and after school. Also older and adult beginners traditional or Suzuki. Experienced teacher of children with disabilities. Studio situated in Clarkville. Lessons $30/half hour ph 3272793 /0274978130 or email email@example.com for more info or bookings
Soft play equipment for toddlers and kids
Active Explorers Kaiapoi is an exciting new Early Learning Centre about to open in May/June. The centre is beautifully designed and amazingly resourced with the highest quality and latest equipment and resources for your child to engage with. Our teachers have been selected for their passion and commitment to offering the best care and educational opportunities for your children.
Active Explorers Kaiapoi is a place of wonderment and discovery where your child will grow and develop confidence, be a creative thinker and have that independence that will enable them to be successful in their future learning journey at school.
Monday to Friday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Half Days/Full Days
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed
Ages Catered For:
3 Months – 5 Years
Providing childcare services to primary school aged children 5years to 13years. Before school and after school care. Holiday programme each holiday period.
Kaiapoi Borough School Hall,
Hilton Street, Kaiapoi
We are excited to announce a brand new innovative Nursery and Preschool will be open very soon at the Silverstream Estate in Kaiapoi. This new residential area is a safe, family focused environment serving as an exceptional place to offer our quality education and care programme.
- State of the art facilities and equipment
- Separate Nursery (0-2 yrs) Preschool (2-3.5yrs) Prepschool (3.5-5yrs)
- Large outdoor play area for all age groups
- Both indoor and outdoor play areas exceed Ministry of Education Regulations
- Qualified experienced teachers in each room.
- Separate gym/music room for children 2-5 years
- Individual Portfolios for each child, and extensive transition to school programme
- 20 hours ECE FREE for all children 3-5 years (conditions apply)
- Full day and half day sessions
Tues 6-7pm 57 Williams St, above Super Liquor
Wednesday 57 Williams St, above Super Liquor from 6-7pm
Friday 5.30pm -7.30pm 57 Williams St, above Super Liquor
First session free, thereafter $5 per session. Ages from 7 upwards
Sensei Kevin Merriman 6th Dan
The Academy of Seiko-Kai Karate sets the standards for learning traditional and competition karate in Canterbury.Our classes promote more than just a martial art. Indeed they offer each individual the opportunity to partake in a structured programme guaranteed to awaken the hidden potentials of the student. Our philosophy in teaching is based upon old fashioned principles and etiquette.
Our instructors are all first aid trained, child welfare certified and are registered with ‘Karate New Zealand – (KNZ) (the official governing body for Karate in NZ.
Whether it is keep fit, learn self-defence, lose weight, gain confidence, discipline or self-motivation, TASK is here to help.
What we offer:
Plunket sees more than 90% of newborn babies in New Zealand each year. Plunket offers parenting information and support as well as developmental assessments of your child.
Our nurses provide support through home and clinic visits, mobile clinics and PlunketLine, a free telephone advice service for parents. Call 0800 933 922, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Plunket also organises parent groups, parenting education, toy libraries, drop in centres, play groups, early childhood education and education in schools – most of which are available nationwide.
Portobelo Preschool & Nursery Kaiapoi is located in a quiet residential street in Kaiapoi, well away from the industrial area and motorway. Our adjacent nursery is able to be accessed either by walking through our walkway, or from a separate street address.
The preschool was once a private house, on a large section, which has been adapted to meet the needs of our preschool. Indoors we have a number of cosy inviting areas thoughtfully set up by teachers each day, that encourage children to engage in sustained creative play. We also have a separate café area where the children eat together and take part in larger group activities. We have a wide range of ever-changing resources that invite cooperation and joint work on projects of various natures and sizes. Children learn about respect, responsibility and community, while developing friendship skills, creativity, problem solving, along with literacy and numeracy. For our older children, we have a specially designed ‘Ready for School’ programme, which ensures each child is well set up for success when they enter formal schooling.
The outdoor area is a large natural space, with fruit trees, decking, edible gardens, swings and a slide, a playhouse, and plenty of space for exploration and activities. Every day the children use this space for swinging, digging, running, climbing, playing ball games, riding their bikes and tending our gardens. They learn about challenge and risk, problem-solving, working with others, perseverance, and responsibility for the environment, while making discoveries in this rich environment.
We love getting out and about in our local community, and there are local parks, a primary school, the Community Garden, a rest home, shops and a library for us to walk to regularly.
Please phone to arrange a visit to see how special Portobelo Kaiapoi Preschool is, and what we have to offer you and your child. We will be happy to show you around and discuss your child’s particular interests and strengths, and your wishes and hopes for their learning and care in our centre.
41 Wesley St, Kaiapoi 7630
107 Otaki Street
FitandAbel are swim coaches and open water swim specialists for adults. Highly experienced and very passionate Dan, Chloe and Penelope can help you wherever you are on your swimming journey, providing a fun and rewarding experience.
We have a private indoor heated 12m pool in Kaiapoi where we teach adult 121 'learn to swim' and swim technique lessons, plus small group clinics.
We also host swimming events over summer around Christchurch and open water swimming opportunities through weekend Swim Camps in both Christchurch and at Lake Brunner on the West Coast. And run Custom Swims for those looking to complete their own long distance swim challenge.
So if you are looking to start swimming, have signed up for a triathlon and need swim support, or are looking to take that next step and complete a marathon swim, then touch base to see how we can assist your swimming journey.