We live and breathe our school values which make us the BEST we can be...

B - Belong

E - Excel

S - Strong

T - Team

"Simply the BEST wee rural school!"

Kakanui School sits at the heart of the small township of Kakanui, which is a 10 minute drive south of Oamaru. We cater for students from New Entrants right up to Year Eight. Our students who come from both Kakanui and Oamaru enjoy learning and playing in well-resourced classrooms, expansive grounds and engaging in the exciting local area.

Our school is filled with active, engaged and motivated students and are taught by dedicated, skilled and friendly staff who cater for all learners.

Kakanui School is a school full of activity. We utilise our spacious grounds, large court areas, the beach and river; to promote movement, health and sports. We want ‘children to be children’ and enjoy oceans of opportunities to explore, take on personal challenges and create their own play in the outdoors.

We value our ability to provide a place where we see each child as an individual with strengths and skills that needs to be nurtured and guided into the future.

Contact Us


Kakanui School

3 Fyfe Street

Kakanui 9495


(03) 439 5837




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