Kairanga School is a co-educational, full primary school meeting the needs of children from Year 1 to Year 8.

Location and flavour

Situated 10km from the centre of Palmerston North city on the corner of Rongotea Rd and Kairanga-Bunnythorpe Rd, it has a rural setting and a rural flavour, with approximately half the children travelling daily from Palmerston North city.


At Kairanga School we can offer your children a wide variety of learning experiences and extracurricular activities:

  • Athletics day
  • Swimming Sports
  • Lamb and Calf Day
  • Cross Country
  • School Quiz
  • School Production
  • Talent Quest
  • Manual Training
  • Bible in schools
  • Education Outside The Classroom
  • Cultural Festival
  • Class Camps
  • Year Eight Leadership Development Programme
  • Sports Teams: Touch Rugby, Volleyball, Mini-Ball, Netball, Cricket, Hockey – (Winter & Summer), Flippa Ball

Equity Index Rating: 445

Teach Staff

1 principal, 10 teaching staff, 8 support staff


170 students (Female 47%, Male 53%; Pakeha 75%, Maori 18%, Other 10%)


Latest Audited Financial Report

Here are the links to our latest Financial Reports (The Audit & The Analysis of Variance). They show we are a well run school, we use resources wisely, and we provide for our pupils to support learning in many and varied ways. View the Audited Financial Reports.