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



Vision for Learning for Everyone



Our School Vision involves connecting the past, the present and the future using a Growth Mindset framework for all Learners.


Confident in Ourselves

Know we are safe to make mistakes -it won’t hurt

Know we are valued

Know how to deal with challenges and failure

Brave, Honest and Kind


Active Participants

Try new things

Have a ‘Can do attitude’

Know how we learn

Know how to ask others for help.

Use initiative


Motivated and Challenged

Face challenges and show resilience

Stretch the limits and take risks

Look for opportunities

Curious and Inquiring

Independent Thinkers


Future Thinkers

Know there is a world beyond ourselves

Understand other cultures, people and languages

Be flexible

Collaborate with others  

Create goals, have ambition and know we can achieve.


KNS Goals for 2021-2023 


Our goals have been written so everyone, children and adults are able to understand what they mean and how they are weaved into school and community life. The goals will be implemented over the next three years.  

  • (Kauneke) - Ka tipu ake te ako / paetae o ia tamaiti, ia tamaiti, ā, ka whakaritea ia tamaiti mō te ao hurihuri. - (Progress) - Every child’s learning/achievement progresses, and every child is equipped for an ever-changing world.
  • (Tāngata) Ko te iho o te kura, te manaakitanga, te manawaroa me te rato. - (People) - Our care, service and resilience are at our core.
  • (Wāhi) - Ka mahi tahi tātou ki te tiaki i tō tātou wāhi. - (Place) - We all work together as one to look after our place.
  • (Rangapū) - Ka whakakakau, ā, ka whakanui tātou i a tātou e tipu ana. - (Partnership) - Communicate and celebrate as we grow.


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


2021 - 2023 KNS Charter (Updated 2023).pdf


Our Values 


Karori Normal School Values are encouraged, modelled and explored.


Our Values are a very important aspect of our learning at KNS and throughout our community. We have begun the year looking at ways we can encourage, model and demonstrate our values.


Aroha tētahi ki tētahi Empathy

Hiranga Excellence

Pono Integrity

Kawenga Responsibility

Whakaute Respect