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. 

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

Newsletter No 34 - 24th November 2021

Community News 24th November 2021

Newsletter No 33 - 17th November 2021

Community News 17th November 2021

Newsletter No 32 - 10th November 2021

Community News 10th November 2021

Newsletter No 31 - 3rd November 2021

Community News 3rd November 2021

Newsletter No 30 - 27th October 2021

Community News 27th October 2021

Newsletter No 29 - 20th October 2021

Community News 20th October 2021

Term 3

Newsletter No 28 - 29th September 2021

Community News 29th September 2021

Newsletter No 27 - 22nd September 2021

Community News 22nd September 2021.pdf

Newsletter No 26 - 15th September 2021

Community News 15th September 2021

NewComms No 25 - dated 25 August 2021

Newsletter No 24 - 11th August 2021

Community News 11th August 2021

Newsletter No 23 - 4th August 2021

Community News 4th August 2021

Newsletter No 22 - 28th July 2021

Community News 28th July 2021

Term 2

Newsletter No 21 - 7th July 2021

Community News 7th July 2021

Newsletter No 20 - 30th June 2021

Community News 30th June 2021

Newsletter No 19 - 23rd June 2021

Community News 23rd June 2021

Newsletter No 18 - 16th June 2021

Community News 16th June 2021

Newsletter No 17 - 9th June 2021

Community News 9th June 2021

Newsletter No 16 - 2nd June 2021

Community News 2nd June 2021

Newsletter No 15 - 26th May 2021

Community News 26th May 2021

Newsletter No 14 - 19th May 2021

Community News 19th May 2021

Newsletter No 13 - 12th May 2021

Community News 12th May 2021

Newsletter No 12 - 5th May 2021

Community News 5th May 2021

Term 1

Newsletter No 11 - 14th April 2021

Community News 14th April 2021

Newsletter No 10 - 7th April 2021

Community News 7th April 2021

Newsletter No 9 - 31st March 2021

Community News 31st March 2021

Newsletter No 8 - 24th March 2021

Community News 24th March 2021

Newsletter No 7 - 17th March 2021

Community News 17th March 2021

Newsletter No 6 - 10th March 2021

Community News 10th March 2021

Newsletter No 5 - 3rd March 2021

Community News 3rd March 2021

Newsletter No 4 - 24th Feb 2021

Community News 24th February 2021

Newsletter No 3 - 17th Feb 2021

Community News 17th February 2021

Newsletter No 2 - 10th Feb 2021

Community News 10th February 2021

Newsletter No 1 - 4th Feb 2021

Community News 4th February 2021

Our communication to you:


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. 

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 and Parent App

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. 


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.

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

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. 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 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.

Andrea Peetz and James Appleton