Kahutara School in the News

Here you will find links to news items from local media that refer to our school.

Eli’s Story

Eli has been living at Starship Children’s Hospital since April 2016, away from most of his family and friends.

We wanted to share a little bit of magic with him so we created a 360° Virtual Reality experience to make him feel closer to home, from over 600km away.

The Buddy Seat

The ‘buddy seat’ may be new to Kahutara School but it is already showing positive effects in the playground. Deputy Principal Charmaine Taplin spotted the idea on Facebook and thought it would be great for the school.

You can read the full story here.

Contact Us

Kahutara Primary School
990 Kahutara Road 
RD1 Featherston, 5771
New Zealand

Phone: 06 308 8427
Email: office@kahutara.school.nz

Staff Contacts

Laraine Nix and Liz McCreary


Charmaine Taplin


Hamish McRae


Ben Milne


Nycki Proctor


Olivia Woodhouse


Sarah Howe