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 40 - 16th Dec 2020

Newsletter No 39 - 9th Dec 2020

Community News 9th December 2020

Newsletter No 38 - 2nd Dec 2020

Community News 2nd December 2020.pdf

Newsletter No 37 - 25th Nov 2020

Community News 25th November 2020

Newsletter No 36 - 18th Nov 2020

Community News 18th November 2020

Newsletter No 35 - 11th Nov 2020

Community News 11th November 2020

Newsletter No 34 - 4th Nov 2020

Community News 4th November 2020

Newsletter No 33 - 28th Oct 2020

Community News 28th October 2020

Newsletter No 32 - 21st Oct 2020

Community News 21st October 2020

Newsletter No 31 - 14th Oct 2020

Community News 14th October 2020

Term 3

Newsletter No 30 - 23rd Sep 2020

Community News 23rd September 2020

Newsletter No 29 - 16th Sep 2020

Community News 16th September 2020

Newsletter No 28 - 9th Sep 2020

Community News 9th September 2020

Newsletter No 27 - 2nd Sep 2020

Community News 2nd September 2020

Newsletter No 26 - 26th Aug 2020

Community News 26th August 2020

Newsletter No 25 - 19th Aug 2020

Community News 19th August 2020

Newsletter No 24 - 13th Aug 2020

Community News 13th August 2020

Newsletter No 23 - 5th Aug 2020

Community News 5th August 2020

Newsletter No 22 - 29th July 2020

Community News 29th July 2020

Newsletter No 21 - 22nd July 2020

Community News 22nd July 2020

Term 2

Newsletter No 20 - 1st July 2020

Community News 1st July 2020

Newsletter No 19 - 24th June 2020

Community News 24th June 2020

Newsletter No 18 - 17th June 2020

Community News 17th June 2020

Newsletter No 17 - 10th June 2020

Community News 10th June 2020

Newsletter No 16 - 3rd June 2020

Community News 3rd June 2020

Newsletter No 15 - 27th May 2020

Community News 27th May 2020

Newsletter No 14 - 20th May 2020

Newsletter No 13 - 13 May 2020

Newsletter No 12 - 6 May 2020

Newsletter No 11 - 29 April 2020

Newsletter No 10 - Monday 15 April 2020

Term 1

Newsletter  No 9 - Friday 27 March 2020

Newsletter No 8 - 25 March 2020

Newsletter No 7 - 18th March 2020

Community News 18th March 2020

Newsletter No 6 - 11th March 2020

Community News 11th March 2020

Newsletter No 5 - 4th March 2020

Community News 4th March 2020

Newsletter No 4 - 26th Feb 2020

Community News 26th February 2020

Newsletter No 3 - 19th Feb 2020

Community News 19th February 2020

Newsletter No 2 - 12th Feb 2020

Community News 12th February 2020

Newsletter No 1- 5th Feb 2020

Community News 5th February 2020

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