Kamo High School
Kamo High School
Inspiring a Community of Passionate Learners – Whakamanawahia Tetehi Hapori O Nga Akonga Hihiri
Kamo High School is a co-educational, multi-course, Year 9 – 13+ school with nine hectares of grounds providing a pleasant, attractive environment. As a large co-ed school we offer a broad curriculum in a supportive, learning environment. Teachers and support staff display a passion for what they do and their commitment is evident in the wide range of curricular and co-curricular activities provided to students.
The school has been fortunate that many of its buildings have been upgraded and extended recently. Special facilities exist for the teaching of Computing, Horticulture, Hospitality, Media Studies, and Technology. There are well-equipped Science laboratories, two Gymnasiums, Swimming Pool, Astro-turf (four tennis courts), Library, Music Suite with keyboard laboratory, Stationery Shop, Canteen, four major sports fields, a Wharenui and an Arts Centre which provides modern facilities for Art, Photography, Sculpture, Performing Arts, Dance and Music.
Kamo High School hosts students from a wide range of countries around the world. The students study a full academic programme and are able to participate in an extensive range of activities outside the classroom. Their time at Kamo High School allows them a unique opportunity to study, play and live in a typical New Zealand environment. The international staff are committed to the well-being of students and as a signatory of the Ministry of Education Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students, ensure that all requirements are met.
Aerobics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Board Sailing, Cricket, Cross Country, Cycling, Diving – scuba and snorkelling, Duathlon, Golf, Hockey, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Netball, Orienteering, Outrigger Canoe, Rugby, Rugby League, Sailing, Shooting, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Touch, Tramping, Trap Shooting, Triathlon, Volleyball.
From 1990 to 2004, more than one thousand Kamo High School (KHS) Year 13 students worked on the Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve Proposal. It is believed to be the first no-take marine reserve application by a school in the world.
The Kamo High School geography project is an excellent example of environmental education. The work in part fulfilled the requirements of the geography syllabus and provided a unique learning experience, while also allowing the students to make a difference!
Students have the opportunity to learn to play instruments or join singing groups. Some instruments can be hired from the school. There is a variety of choirs and instrumental groups. The Performing Arts department produces evening performances as part of their curriculum programme. There is a school production every second year.
Students have achieved national success in the Young Enterprise Scheme, which is now an integral part of the Enterprise Certificate of Management course at Year 11 and 12, and we have been one of the few schools participating in the Young Entrepreneur Programme, an international first in this area of student business opportunity.