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Health and Safety


Sight, Speech, Hearing

  • New Entrants are tested. You will be contacted if there are problems.

When your child becomes sick or hurt at school

  • Accidents and illness are recorded in our Accident Register.
  • We contact whanau if a student has a bump to the head, although sometimes we have to leave a message.
  • Our office staff have current, basic First Aid certificates.
  • If hospital treatment is needed, parents/caregivers are contacted to take the child to hospital or if you are not available, the child is taken by a staff member.


Healthy Lunches

  • Please do send beautiful healthy lunches to school with your children.
  • These can include sandwiches, fresh and dried fruit, raw vegetables, crackers.
  • Please fill drink bottles with water, which is a healthy choice for an active day.
  • Children sit down for lunch between 12.30pm and 12.40pm. They can continue eating after that time.



Karori West Normal School is a smoke-free school,
in our buildings and our grounds!

We are a SunSmart School
  • Staff and students are encouraged to use sunscreen, seek shade and cover up as appropriate when outside during Terms 1 and 4. This is when UV radiation is most intense.
  • We expect all students and staff to wear a wide-brimmed hat or bucket hat.
  • Our school's SunSmart policy passes the Cancer Society's criteria for SunSmart Schools accreditation and means we are teaching our students important sun safety behaviours and knowledge.
  • For more information on skin cancer prevention please visit: www.sunsmartschools.org.nz
  • Instructions are available from the school or your chemist.
  • Please let the school know if your child has headlice.
  •  Any child can catch them.


  • Bee Healthy dental clinic can be contacted on 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825583).
  • Our local hub is Selby House, 175A Adelaide Rd, Newtown.


  • Please name all clothing (including the sunhat) so that we can return lost items to you quickly.
  • Please send your child to school in sneakers or comfortable sandals for fitness or Physical Education.
  • The Lost Property is located outside the Work Room. in the office area.


Karori West Normal School - Allington Road, Karori 6012, Wellington    Phone 04 476-6165    Email: admin@kwns.school.nz