Karori Normal School


KNS Mission Statement

Karori Normal School provides quality education in which excellence is pursued and individual potential is realised.
We encourage our children to be the best they can be

Tino pai ake




Our vision is for children at Karori Normal School to be :

  • Confident
  • Connected
  • Caring and Safe
  • Actively Involved 
  • Lifelong Learners


KNS Goals for 2015-2017 

  1. All students are stimulated to achieve their personal best through a wide range of engaging and effective teaching and learning practices and experiences.
  2. Students and staff have a strong sense of belonging and pride in their school environment that supports student well-being and a positive school culture.
  3. Student learning is supported and understood through positive communications, engaged families and opportunities for parent involvement.



Please click on the link below to see the current school charter.




Our Values 



Karori Normal School Values are encouraged, modelled and explored.


The five values are:


Is about trying to do your best in everything you do. It includes aiming high, thinking creatively, critically, and reflectively.


Is about being considerate and valuing others.

It includes understanding others’ opinions and ideas, and caring about what is around you.


Is about carrying out what you have committed yourself to do, and following it through. It includes doing the job you are supposed to do, being sensible, and taking ownership.


Is about caring for one another and putting yourself in the another person’s shoes. It includes helping and supporting others, understanding how others feel, and considering how you need to respond to others.


Is about making your "yes” be "yes," and your "no” be "no.” It includes being honest and truthful, being sincere and staying true to what you believe.

Each class develops their own meaning of the School Values and these are included daily in classroom learning opportunities.





"Responsibility means we are reliable when doing our jobs, when working, looking after others and the class."

"Excellence means setting a goal, achieving it and being proud, and always doing your best."

"Respect is thinking about others' thoughts and feelings, respect our resources, personal, class school and community wide and treat others the way they want to be treated... aka the Golden Rule."

"Empathy Is about caring for one another and putting ourselves in other person’s shoes."

"Integrity is about being honest and reliable so that people will trust us."