Karori Normal School

Communication at Karori Normal School  

www.kns.school.nz   044767209

At Karori Normal School we value open and clear communication between home and school. We would like to thank you for the feedback and suggestions we have received to improve our processes. We have made some changes that we need to inform you about. Please find below an outline our processes for sending and receiving information to and from the community. 

Our communication to you:


School Newsletter

Each week on a Wednesday this will be emailed to you via our etap system. The email will come from Karori _Normal _School@ etap.co.nz. 

Discoveries with the Deputy Principals

Each week on a Friday this will be emailed to you via our etap system. The email will come from Karori _Normal _School@ etap.co.nz. You will also find both of these documents on the website.

School emails from the office              office@kns.school.nz                                               

Any school information regarding whole school events, team trips, interviews, invites to assemblies, class organisation, PTA, camps, etc will be sent through the etap system.

Teachers and Teams

All teachers will use either their own KNS gmail or the etap email to send out any individual, class or team information. All Team newsletters will be sent to you via the etap email and are also on the website

Sport communication

Any information regarding an upcoming event will be emailed to you. This will be emailed to you via our etap system. The email will come from Karori _Normal _School@ etap.co.nz

Parent Portal

The purpose of the parent portal is to share confidential and general school information with parents. It is a password protected portal for parents to access a range of information about children’s learning and pastoral care. The school has full control of the information presented to parents. You will no longer need to log into the parent portal to access any newsletters. They are no longer on the parent portal


The Karori Normal School website has been updated and will be refreshed each term with current information. The school calendar is current and updated daily as required.

Your communication to Karori Normal School:

The school office hours are 8:30 until 3:30 pm. The contacts are 044767209 or office@kns.school.nz

If your child is away please use the Absences line, absences@kns.school.nz

Please find the staff email contacts so you are able to communicate with your child’s teacher, team leader, Deputy Principals or Principal. 2018 Staff Emails

If you have any concerns or queries regarding your child, please contact your child's classroom teacher first to raise your concern. The classroom teacher will then talk to Andrea and Carol to determine further support.  The importance of a strong home and school relationship is valued and together we can share in your child’s enjoyment and belonging at Karori Normal School.

Andrea Peetz and Carol Pilcher

KNS Newsletters


We produce a weekly school newsletter every Wednesday which is sent out electronically via eTAP.  The newsletter contains important information such as dates and reports of school events, plus communications from the Principal, the Board of Trustees and PTA. 

Term 4

December 12th 2018

December 5th 2018

November 28th 2018

November 21st 2018

November 14th 2018

November 7th 2018

October 31st 2018

October 24th 2018

October 17th 2018

Term 3

September 26th 2018

September 19th 2018

September 12th 2018

September 5th 2018

August 29th 2018

August 22nd 2018

August 8th 2018

August 1st 2018

July 25th 2018 


Term 2

 June 27th 2018 

June 20th 2018 

June 13th 2018 

June 6th 2018 

May 30th 2018 

May 23rd 2018

May 16th 2018

May 9th 2018

May 2nd 2018 


Term 1

 April 11th 2018 

April 4th 2018 

March 28th 2018 

March 21st 2018 

March 14th 2018 

March 7th 2018 

February 28th 2018

February 21st  2018 

February 14th 2018 

February 7th 2018