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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 23 classrooms we have a specialist music room, a welcoming library, a hall large enough for our whole school assemblies and a large, safe playground. In 2016-2018 we undertook a major building project which saw new classroom blocks built and the refurbishment of existing classrooms.Our children live within the Kaiapoi township, in The Pines Beach and Kairaki Beach. Kaiapoi is approximately 15 minutes north of Christchurch. In 2010 and 2011 our town was shaken by earthquakes with some of our properties classified red. Our community have supported each other through these tough times and through our strength we have ensured our children have been given emotional support to assist them with what they have experienced. Over 2,000 additional sections are planned to be completed in Kaiapoi by the end of 2020 so we are seeing a period of sustained growth as we welcome new families into our town and school community.