Welcome to Kaipaki School!
Kaipaki School was established in 1876 as Pukerimu School further along Kaipaki Road. In 1920 the school building was moved to its present position some five kilometres west of the original site. Since then various alterations have occurred to the building and eventually, two classrooms, a library and an administration block were added, as well as a number of resource buildings.
The Board has made a commitment to providing our pupils with a swimming programme. During Terms 1 & Term 4, all classes are included in professionally provided swimming coaching at the St Peters Swimming Academy.
Kaipaki School currently has many school sports teams and a dedicated sports co-ordinator (Mr Julian Coutts), who manages our in-school sports programme, coaches teams and co-ordinates our involvement in multiple sports codes. We have school teams in: rugby, netball, hockey, cricket, miniball, equestrian, cycling to name a few.
Kaipaki School has a close and supportive association with other schools in the Cambridge area, which ensures students have opportunities to participate in a variety of inter-school activities. These include regular sports or physical education activities, learning programmes, social events and competitions. We are also affiliated with the Waikato Full Primary Association, which provides opportunities for our Year 7 and 8 learners to have competition within the greater Waikato area.
Ag. Day is held at Kaipaki School each year in Term Four. This day consists of the showing and judging of students’ animals and a Flower and Craft Show to which all students contribute their work. It is a highlight of the school year and pictures of the event are in our photo gallery.