Opportunity and Success For All

Kaikorai Valley College is a school with a very proud tradition of achievement in a range of fields. Students from our school have gone on to become extremely successful members of society, in all walks of life.

These include:

  • Dr Richard Blaikie – Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Enterprise and Professor in Physics – University of Otago.
  • Professor Bridget A Robinson – Medical Oncologist, Christchurch Hospital.
  • Howard Broad – Former New Zealand Commissioner of Police 2006 – 2011.
  • Robert Sarkies – Film director and scriptwriter.
  • Dr Helen Heslop – Professor, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
  • Dr Raquel Hill – Lecturer of English and New Zealand Studies, Kanagawa University, Yokohama.
  • Stephen Higgs – Chartered Accountant and Partner, Polson Higgs.
  • Steve Hepburn – Sports Journalist, ODT.
  • Mark Prain – Executive Director of the Hilary Institute of International Leadership.
  • Raewyn Lippert – Professional actress, London.

For many years, research has suggested that the key ingredients to success are: firstly, the quality of teaching taking place in the classroom, and secondly, the relationships formed between student and teacher.