Kio Kio School is situated in a rural setting, approximately 10 minutes north of Otorohanga. At present, our roll stands at approximately 140 students. We have 7 classrooms, a school library, recreation centre, solar heated swimming pool, 2 playing fields, and 2 major playgrounds.
Kio Kio School is proud of its reputation as a successful school, and we continue to strive to provide the best quality education for all students. In 2018 the Education Review Office identified the school as successful.
We have 7 classrooms that are named after native trees - Kowhai, Puriri, Pohutukawa, Rimu, Totara, Kakihatea, Kauri.
Children are allocated a house for their time at Kio Kio School for sporting events, etc... Our Houses are named after local maunga (mountains) - Kakepuku, Pirongia, Puketarata, and Maungatautari. Our students visit their maunga to learn about the local history and the significance this maunga had on the local people.
We are extremely fortunate to have a community that is very supportive of our school. Parents are welcome and are encouraged to become involved in a range of school events. Approximately half of our students are from farming backgrounds, whilst the other half travel to school from town.