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:


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

Each week on a Wednesday this will be posted on Hero's Community Feed. You will be able to access on the Hero community feed on the App.

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 Hero community feed on the App.

Teachers and Teams

All teachers will use either their own KNS gmail or the Hero community feed on the App any individual, class or team information. All Team newsletters will be sent to you via the Hero community feed 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 Hero community feed on the App.


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.


If your child is away or will be taken out of school anytime during the school hours please notify the office by using the Absences line 04 476 7209, email absences@kns.school.nz or use the Hero App.

KNS Facebook 

  • To promote upcoming events happening at Karori Normal School 

  • To share photos and videos of events that have happened.

  • To celebrate student achievements.

  • To request parent volunteers/calls for assistance.

  • To promote fundraising initiatives (including KNS Gala and KNS PTA events).

  • To support and promote the school’s existing channels of communication e.g. the weekly newsletter.

Your communication to Karori Normal School

The school office hours are 8:30 until 3:30 pm. The contacts are 04 476 7209 or  office@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. 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 Phil and James 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.

James Appleton and Phil McIntosh