Junior College


Students in this important age group have the security of dedicated homeroom teachers, enthusiastic about building on the learning foundations laid at primary school. At Kaikorai Valley College it is our aim to support students through the transition from primary school to secondary schooling.

This is achieved through:

  • a supportive but challenging environment
  • a strong pastoral care network
  • opportunities for student leadership and success
  • through peer support from older students.

Spending two years with us in the Year 7 & 8 department also allows students an easier transition into the College area of the school – they have often already been taught by our specialist subject teachers and thave established friendship groups with their peers, as well as having made many friends with our senior students. Leading into their high school years, they already feel 100% part of the Kaikorai Valley College whānau.

Students in Year 7 and 8 benefit from the expertise offered by teachers who are trained specialists in Art, Music, Drama, Technology, Languages, Physical Education, Outdoor Education and Science.

Extension opportunities for students

  • ICAS English, Writing, Mathematics, Science and Computing Competitions,
  • Otago Maths – Problem Solving Competitions
  • Speech Competitions
  • Science & Technology Fairs
  • Individual extension opportunities


We have a dedicated Sports Coordinator who encourages students to participate and represent Kaikorai Valley in numerous summer and winter sports teams.

Students can also take part in many school events such as golf, athletics and cross country. Our Year 7 students also have swimming lessons.

Cultural activities

These include:

  • Choir
  • Speech competitions
  • Drama & Theatre Sports
  • School Council
  • Music Tuition (guitar, keyboard, drums…anything!)
  • Kapa Haka

Comments from current students

I chose KVC for my new school and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve made heaps of new friends.” (Year 7 Boy)
I chose KV because of all the opportunities available to the kids.” (Year 7 Girl)