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Kaitaia Abundant Life School is established by the Kaitaia Abundant Life Centre Trust for parents choosing a God-centred, Biblical worldview, Christian education for their children. 


The Special Character of the School is determined by the Christian beliefs, values and lifestyle of the Church as determined from time to time by the Trustees of the Kaitaia Abundant Life Centre Trust.


Property Owners

The Proprietors (the Church Trust) are the land and building owners for 11-13 North Road Kaitaia, this includes all dwellings on these premesis: - All buildings used by Kaitaia Abundant Life School - Footprints Educare - The Proprietors Office, The Hub

Capital Works

The Proprietors are responsible for all Capital Works and must ensure that buildings are as follows:

  • safe
  • are in a fit state of repair
  • meet all statutory, regulatory and Ministry design standards.
Capital works is funded by Attendance Dues and funding from the Ministry of Education.


The Ministry provides funding to the school to maintain the property, including buildings, furniture and equipment. This is called the Property Maintenance Grant (PMG). The PMG covers maintenance work, such as:

  • painting
  • fixing broken equipment
  • minor repairs to buildings and infrastructure

Special character

Special Character

The Special Character is what differenciates Kaitaia Abundant Life School from other schools. The Special Character is dertrmined by the Proprietor, it is from here the vision for the school is birthed. Our special character is summerised though our special character statement, it provides the basis for the working relationship between the Proprietor and the shool. The Special Character statement is front and centre in the Board’s Charter and informs the Boards policies.

Special Character Statement

Because God is:

  • The creator of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible, sustaining and ruling over creation, including man and it
  • The source of all wisdom and knowledge God the Father Jesus His Son and the Holy Spirit are relevant to every area of study and endeavour in the school.
The school reflects this by:
  • Te Ao Maori as an expression of God’s Biblical world view
  • Using the Bible as the basis for exploring God’s world, and as a standard against which to compare and interpret all curriculum material.
  • Teaching Christian values and behaviour thought the process of acknowledgement of sin, repentance and acceptance of Jesus’ gift of grace.
  • Using prayer as a key tool in learning and inviting the Holy Spirit into every learning situation.
  • Encouraging each child to give their best because God creates and equips each person for their unique role in His service and acknowledging achievement in accordance with the child’s effort.
  • Inextricably integrating knowledge of the world and Christian beliefs, through an integrated approach of an appropriate Christian curriculum and developed programme plans.
  • Acting as a continuum and extension of the teaching provided in Christian (preference/married) homes.
  • Providing an environment where children, parents and teachers can experience Godly relationships, showing the character of Christ in love, discipline, respect, honour and trust. Including the support of one’s biblical identity at birth as being born male or female.
  • Providing staff who are suitable role models and have the qualities it seeks to support and encourage our students

Enrolment Information

As a state integrated school Kaitaia Abundant Life School select preference students on the following grounds:

  • Some of the agents for determining preference is the following:
    • Godly character
    • Commitment and relationship with God
    • Fellowship with other Christians as per our statement of faith (include ministers’ reference).
    • Biblical marriage
  • The grounds for preference is based on a connection and relationship with God as outlined in on our statement of faith.
  • State integrated schools have places for non-preference students.
    • This school has a maximum of 26 places.
    • Non-Preference places criteria:
      • The applicants accept that they will be attending a school of special character and that their place in the school is conditional on their participation in a special character education as stipulated in our statement of faith.
      • The applicants accept that they will be required to pay attendance dues as set by the Proprietor and these are not voluntary.
    • Non-Preference criteria that apply to this school.
      • Footprints Educare early childhood tamariki.
      • The siblings of non-preference students already in the school.
      • Siblings of former non-preference students.
      • Whanau who live within the Far North and who want to participate in the special character programme of the school.
      • Non-preference students who cannot enrol immediately because we have no non-preference spaces may choose to be placed on a waiting list. Students on this list are wait listed by date and number and will be contacted if places become available. At the end of the calendar year the list is removed, and people apply to be reinstated on the wait list for the following year.


He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

Ephesians 4:16

News & General info


We're excited to announce that over the summer break will will be installing shade sails in secondary, primary and over the upper primary playground with all works expected to be completed for the start of term one 2021. Six new picnic tables will also provide additional seating for our students heading into the new year. 


Attendance Dues 2021 

Payment in full for 2021 attendance dues are due before the end of 

term one, 16 April 2020. Payments can be made in installments prior 

to the due date to the following account: 

  • Account Name - KALCT Proprietors 

  • Account Number - 38-9014-0820094-00    


Attendance dues for 2021 

  • 1 Child, $400 

  • 2 Children, $800 

  • 3  or more Children, $1200 (per parents/caregivers) 

Please note that attendance dues are non-refundable due to un-enrollment throughout the year.  Please see our terms and conditions below for more information. 

1. Definitions

1.1 “Proprietors” shall mean Kaitaia Abundant Life Centre Trust. Proprietors its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of Kaitaia Abundant Life Centre Trust Proprietors.
1.2 “Parent/Guardian” shall mean the Parent/Guardian or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of the Parent/Guardian.
1.3 “Guarantor” means that person (or persons), or entity who agrees herein to be liable for the debts of the Parent/Guardian if a Limited Liability Parent/Guardian on a principal debtor basis.
1.4 “Services” shall mean all services supplied by the Proprietors to the Parent/Guardian and includes any advice or recommendations and are as described on the invoices, enrolment form or any other forms as provided by the Proprietors to the Parent/Guardian.
1.5 “Fees” shall mean the cost of the Services as agreed between the Proprietors and the Parent/Guardian subject to clause 3 of this contract.

2. Acceptance

2.1 Any instructions received by the Proprietors from the Parent/Guardian for the supply of Services and/or the Parent/Guardian’s acceptance of Services supplied by the Proprietors shall constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein.
2.2 Where more than one Parent/Guardian has entered into this agreement, the Parent/Guardians shall be jointly and severally liable for all payments of the Fees.
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2.3 Upon acceptance of these terms and conditions by the Parent/Guardian the terms and conditions are irrevocable and can only be rescinded in accordance with these terms and conditions or with the written consent of the manager of the Proprietors.
2.4 None of the Proprietors agents or representatives are authorised to make any representations, statements, conditions or agreements not expressed by the manager of the Proprietors in writing nor is the Proprietors bound by any such unauthorised statements.
2.5 These terms and conditions are to be read in conjunction with the Proprietors Enrolment Form. If there are any inconsistencies between the two documents, then the terms and conditions contained in this document shall prevail.
2.6 The Parent/Guardian shall notify the Proprietors immediately should there be any change in circumstances from the details as outlined in the enrolment form including (but not limited to) living arrangements of the child and/or Parent/Guardian.

3. Electronic Transactions Act 2002

Electronic signatures shall be deemed to be accepted by either party providing that the parties have complied with Section 22 of the Electronic Transactions Act 2002 or any other applicable provisions of that Act or any Regulations referred to in that Act.

4. Price And Payment

4.1 At the Proprietors sole discretion, the Price shall be either;
(a) as indicated on invoices provided by the Proprietors to the Parent/Guardian in respect of Services supplied; or
(b) the Proprietors quoted Price which shall be binding upon the Proprietors provided that the Parent/Guardian shall accept the Proprietors quotation in writing within thirty (30) days.
4.2 The Proprietors reserves the right to change the Price in the event of a variation to the Proprietors quotation.
4.3 At the Proprietors sole discretion, a deposit may be required.
4.4 Time for payment for the Services shall be of the essence and will be stated on the invoice or any other forms. If no time is stated, then payment shall be due seven (7) days following the date of the invoice.
4.5 At the Proprietors sole discretion;
(a) payment shall be due on delivery of the Services, or
(b) payment shall be due before delivery of the Services, or
(c) payment for approved Parent/Guardians shall be made by instalments in accordance with the Proprietors payment schedule, or
(d) payment for approved Parent/Guardian’s shall be due on thirty (30) days following the end of the month in which a statement is posted to the Parent/Guardian’s address or address for notices.
4.6 Payment will be made by cash, or by direct credit, or by any other method as agreed to between the Parent/Guardian and the Proprietors.
4.7 GST and other taxes and duties that may be applicable shall be added to the Price except when they are expressly included in the Price.
4.8 Payment will be made for the full year and is non-refundable should the parent withdraw the student during the year.
4.9 Failure make payment will result in unenrollment and engaging a debt collection agency.

5. Delivery Of Services

5.1 The failure of the Proprietors to deliver shall not entitle either party to treat this contract as repudiated.
5.2 The Proprietors shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever due to failure by the Proprietors to deliver the Services (or any of them) promptly or at all.

6. Parent/Guardians Disclaimer

6.1 The Parent/Guardian hereby disclaims any right to rescind or cancel the contract or to sue for damages or to claim restitution arising out of any inadvertent misrepresentation made to him by any servant or agent of the Proprietors and the Parent/Guardian acknowledges that he buys the Services relying solely upon his own skill and judgement.

7. Intellectual Property

7.1 Where the Proprietors has designed or drawn Services for the Parent/Guardian, then the copyright in those designs and drawings shall remain vested in the Proprietors and shall only be used by the Parent/Guardian at the Proprietors discretion.

8. Default & Consequences Of Default

8.1 Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue daily from the date when payment becomes due, until the date of payment, at a rate of two and one half percent (2.5%) per calendar month (and at the Proprietors sole discretion such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate) after as well as before any judgment.
8.2 If the Parent/Guardian owes the Proprietors any money the Parent/Guardian shall indemnify the Proprietors from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by the Proprietors in recovering the debt (including but not limited to internal administration fees, legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis, the Proprietors collection agency costs, and bank dishonour fees).
8.3 Further to any other rights or remedies the Proprietors may have under this contract, if a Parent/Guardian has made payment to the Proprietors by credit card, and the transaction is subsequently reversed, the Parent/Guardian shall be liable for the amount of the reversed transaction, in addition to any further costs incurred by the Proprietors under this clause 8 where it can be proven that such reversal is found to be illegal, fraudulent or in contravention to the Parent/Guardian’s obligations under this agreement.
8.4 Without prejudice to any other remedies the Proprietors may have, if at any time the Parent/Guardian is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment), the Proprietors may suspend or terminate the supply of Services to the Parent/Guardian and any of its other obligations under the terms and conditions. The Proprietors will not be liable to the Parent/Guardian for any loss or damage the Parent/Guardian suffers because the Proprietors exercised its rights under this clause.
8.5 Without prejudice to the Proprietors other remedies at law the Proprietors shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Parent/Guardian which remains unperformed and all amounts owing to the Proprietors shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable in the event that:
(a) any money payable to the Proprietors becomes overdue, or in the Proprietors opinion the Parent/Guardian will be unable to meet its payments as they fall due; or
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(b) the Parent/Guardian becomes insolvent, convenes a meeting with its creditors or proposes or enters into an arrangement with creditors, or makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or
(c) a receiver, manager, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Parent/Guardian or any asset of the Parent/Guardian.

9. Consumer Guarantees Act 1993

9.1 This agreement is subject, in all cases except where the Parent/Guardian is contracting within the terms of a trade/business (which cases are specifically excluded), to the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993

10. Cancellation

10.1 The Proprietors may cancel these terms and conditions or cancel delivery of Services at any time before the Services are delivered by giving written notice. The Proprietors shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever arising from such cancellation.

11. Privacy Act 1993

11.1 The Parent/Guardian authorises the Proprietors or the Proprietors agent to:
(a) access, collect, retain and use any information about the Parent/Guardian;
(i) (including any overdue fines balance information held by the Ministry of Justice) for the purpose of assessing the Parent/Guardian’s creditworthiness; or
(ii) for the purpose of marketing products and services to the Parent/Guardian.
(b) disclose information about the Parent/Guardian, whether collected by the Proprietors from the Parent/Guardian directly or obtained by the Proprietors from any other source, to any other credit provider or any credit reporting agency for the purposes of providing or obtaining a credit reference, debt collection or notifying a default by the Parent/Guardian.
11.2 Where the Parent/Guardian is an individual the authorities under clause 11.1 are authorities or consents for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1993.
11.3 The Parent/Guardian shall have the right to request the Proprietors for a copy of the information about the Parent/Guardian retained by the Proprietors and the right to request the Proprietors to correct any incorrect information about the Parent/Guardian held by the Proprietors.

12. General

12.1 If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be invalid, void or illegal or unenforceable the validity existence, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected, prejudiced or impaired.
12.2 These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.
12.3 The Proprietors shall be under no liability whatever to the Parent/Guardian for any indirect loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Parent/Guardian arising out of a breach by the Proprietors of these terms and conditions.
12.4 In the event of any breach of this contract by the Proprietors the remedies of the Parent/Guardian shall be limited to damages. Under no circumstances shall the liability of the Proprietors exceed the Fees of the Services.
12.5 The Parent/Guardian shall not be entitled to set off against or deduct from the Fees any sums owed or claimed to be owed to the Parent/Guardian by the Proprietors.
12.6 The Proprietors may license or sub-contract all or any part of its rights and obligations without the Parent/Guardian’s consent.
12.7 The Proprietors reserves the right to review these terms and conditions at any time and from time to time. If, following any such review, there is to be any change in such terms and conditions, that change will take effect from the date on which the Proprietors notifies the Parent/Guardian of such change.
12.8 Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock-out, industrial action, fire, flood, drought, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.