Abundant Life School

Students who know who they are & Whose They are

Prospective students

Kaitaia Abundant Life School teaches the New Zealand national curriculum. This includes the NZ Curriculum, National Standards for Reading, Writing and Mathematics and the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) to Level 3 (Year 13). Notwithstanding this, each subject is still taught from a biblical perspective and Christian values are holistically woven right throughout the fabric of our teaching and our programmes.

Key Aspects

Developing a knowledge of God: His nature and character.
High expectations of student achievement and behaviour including attitude, work ethic, tidy appearance, homework completion and Godly conduct.
Emphasis on every student achieving to the best they are capable of.
Catering for individual learning styles including Special Needs and Gifted & Talented Programmes

Key competencies

Emphasis on the Key Competencies in the New Zealand Curriculum:
Using language, symbols and text
Managing self
Relating to others
Participating and contributing
Having an enterprising culture

Students enter the New Entrants class in their first year of school and are introduced to the culture and ethos of the school through a range of educational and developmental activities. When the student is ready they are introduced to a mixed reading programme which includes phonetics, a numeracy programme and the wider curriculum. Every effort is made to ensure that students in the early years gain a solid foundation in preparation for a broad, general education in subsequent years.

Classes in Years 1-8 have a home room and class teacher for the core curriculum. Students also receive instruction from other staff as teachers share their curriculum strengths through elective courses (eg. Art, Music and Science).

Classes in Year 9-13 each have a form room and a form teacher who has daily contact and maintains a pastoral interest in each student’s welfare and progress. Individual subjects are taught by subject specialist teachers.


Our mission is to be a Christian School that partners with Whanau to produce young people who know who they are, whose they are and what they are called to do.

We define the term “Christian school” by the following:
We believe in God as the creator of the Universe, the Bible as His inspired word and acceptance of, and a continuing relationship with, His son Jesus as required for eternal salvation.

Enrolment at Kaitaia Abundant Life School is based on the school’s Christian special character which is the key underwriting factor in the school’s integration agreement. According to that agreement: “the school is established for parents choosing a God-centred’ biblical world-view, Christian education for their children”.  The special character is determined by the Kaitaia Abundant Life Centre Proprietors.

The following considerations are important in any enrolment application:

Applicants’ connection to the school’s Christian special character as outlined in the integration agreement.
It is the intention of the school to partner with families as outlined in the school’s mission statement.
Since the school has limitations on its total roll and it is the desire of the Board of Trustees to maintain smaller class sizes (for better education) classroom size constraints may affect entry.
Parents must be in total agreement with the school’s mission and vision statements, and the direction and purpose of the school and Proprietors.
In some cases, students may be entered into the school based on their own connection with the special character, but only provided the parents are in agreement at time of interview.

It should be noted that not having a lifestyle reflecting the connection to the school's unique special character as determined by the Proprietors, especially where the scriptural principles espoused by the school are at odds with the lifestyle of the applicants, will be a reason to deny entry.

It is expected that students live with parents/caregivers, if there are any changes to living arrangements please let us know, changes may affect enrolment.

Enrolment Process

1. Understand the uniqueness of Kaitaia Abundant Life School as a special Christian character school.

2. Contact the school office for an enrolment application. Complete an application and send it to the school via post or email.  This will include references as per the enrolment pack.  

3. Once the application pack has been received by the school, the application will be reviewed by the school and Proprietors.  

4. An interview with the Proprietors and Principal may take place if needed.