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Kenakena School

Intermediate (Years 7-8, approx age 11-12)

Kenakena School is a school with heart and soul, a school that strives towards excellence in everything we do, and a school that is always exciting, motivating and positive. These aren’t empty words, these are the very foundations of what Kenakena School is all about. Exciting!  Motivating!  Positive!

 Kenakena is right in the heart of Paraparaumu Beach, a beautiful, diverse New Zealand community. We work together and we place a strong emphasis on rich learning, which simply means that everything we teach and learn is interconnected, allowing children to really understand the work they do.

Pastoral Care

Kenakena School has excellent structures in place for ensuring students are well cared for and is a signatory to the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016. We also have access to trusted adult translators to ensure communication with our students is clearly understood.

Learning the Language

International students at Kenakena School receive ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) support following an assessment of their English ability. Trained ESOL personnel work with students both in, and outside the classroom. Students with very little English also have the option of attending Kapiti College’s English Language Academy ($NZ300 per week) to receive intensive one-to-one or small group tuition in speaking, reading and writing English, prior to them enrolling at Kenakena School.

Homestay Accommodation

Our International Students are placed in homestay accommodation in the local community, usually close to the school. Homes are carefully chosen and monitored by our homestay coordinator throughout the year. Students may contact the coordinator at any time if they need help and advice. Kenakena School is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Each student is met at the airport and introduced to their homestay family and the school by an orientation programme facilitator. 


Contact Kenakena School
Physical address

12 Donovan Road
5032 Paraparaumu
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Phone numbers

(04) 298 4011

  • Number of students: 
  • Male and Female
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