Kaitaia Abundant Life School


Quality teaching and learning.

Effective Godly input.

If you want your child to have a quality education in a safe environment, surrounded and supported in the ways of the Lord, then this is your school.

KALS began its life as a small Christian primary school but, after over 30 years in the community, has now grown to be an established Primary, Middle and Secondary school (Years 1-13) offering mainstream education in a wide range of subjects.


We offer 20+ subjects to level 3 NCEA (Year 13) which includes core subjects such as English, Physical Education, Mathematics and the Sciences as well as more specialist subjects such as Design Technology, Visual Art, Te Reo Maori, Music and ITC.


In addition to this, the school can access a wide range of different senior secondary courses such as Automotive Mechanics, Carpentry, Hospitality, and Barista through external providers and also can offer many other courses as needed through video conferencing and online learning facilities.


The school is proud of its strong cultural flavour and areas such as powhiri, poroporoaki, haka, noho marae, Te Reo Maori, waiata etc are normal throughout the general life of the school

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Special Character

Kaitaia Abundant Life School is different from other schools in that it is required, through the integration agreement between the Proprietors and the Ministry of Education, to uphold its Christian Special Character.

The Christian Special Character of the school on a day to day basis can be observed through:

  • Every Monday morning begins with a full school assembly that focuses on praise and worship (led by a student band), devotional teaching and whanaungatanga.

  • Devotions classes in every class. These are normally based around a term theme, examples of which include love, courage, excellence, respect, whanaungatanga, knowing God, etc.

  • All teachers are Christians and teach their subjects in a manner that reflects the glory of God.


For the sake of clarity, we define the term Christian in the following 3 points:

  • Someone who believes that God is the creator of the universe (Genesis 1-6).

  • Someone who believes that the Bible is God’s inspired word (Hebrews 4:12).

  • Someone who has accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and saviour and continues in this faith (Romans 10:9).