Kaitangata Primary School
Welcome to the Kaitangata Primary School website. Kaitangata is a small semi-rural town located on the edge of the Clutha River just 10 minutes from Balclutha. Most students live within walking distance of the school but we also have 3 local bus runs servicing Wangaloa, the lower part of Inch Clutha and the Lakeside area. Our recent purchase of a school minibus also provides transport for students from Balclutha.
Our school has students from Year 1 to Year 8 and currently we are moving towards a roll of 100 students. This is allowing us to open our 5th classroom at the beginning of Term 4 which will allow us to keep numbers down in each class.
Our main school building has 5 classrooms. There is also a block of 2 classrooms separate from the main building, one of which has been turned into our library space.
A large gym/hall has been built in recent years and this provides an area for indoor sports such as basketball. A storage area, stage, dressing room, kitchen and toilets are incorporated into this building and it is used for physical activity, assemblies, concerts and community events.
Playground areas include a large grassed playing field, an adventure playground, sand-pit and a large concrete area which is ideal for children to use for scooters etc. The North -facing wall of the main school building has a large verandah which provides an outdoor area for pupils to play on wet days. It also provides shade in the Summer.
Classrooms are well resourced and each room is equipped with a TV connected to our IT devices for internet access.
The Board of Trustees have a policy of inclusion and provide every student in the senior half of the school with a personal chromebook. All senior students are issued with a g-mail account managed by the school's domain and this enables them to use Google Apps for Learning. Students are able to work "anywhere, any place and any time"
Our junior classes use i-pads for interactive learning programmes like "Reading Eggs" to enhance their learning but we still have a focus on learning to write with pen and paper. All teachers are currently engaging in Professional Development to increase their knowledge of how to utilise digital learning effectively.
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2018 Term Dates
Term 1 : Monday 29th January - Friday 13th April
Term 2 : Monday 30th April - Friday 6th July
Term 3 : Monday 23rd July - Friday 28th September
Term 4 : Monday 15th October - Friday 14th December
9:00 - 10:10
10:10-10:30 Play time