Kenakena School Parent Network

Welcome to Kenakena School Parent Network 

The Parent Network is an enthusiastic group of volunteers from Kenakena School families. 

KSPN fundraisers help pay for important educational activities and resources which aren’t fully covered by government funding.

We play a vital role in supporting the school pool, library, the dyslexia unit, boys’ mentoring programme, Mana Wāhine group, and extra classroom resources.

We aim to make an annual contribution of at least $25,000 to support these activities.

Our special events create a real buzz around the playground and help build an enduring sense of community too. We’d love to have your help! Join us at

What we do

  • The KSPN meets twice per term, usually in the staffroom 
  • We discuss upcoming fundraisers, school news and review finances 
  • We run events as smaller groups, taking turns organising activities 
  • Come to as many meetings as you like or join via phone/video 
  • Some regular volunteers choose not to come to meetings 
  • All parents and guardians of Kenakena students welcome
  • Decisions are made by taking a simple majority vote 
  • New officers elected at the AGM 
  • There’s almost always a chocolate biscuit in it for you…!


Special Events for Kenakena School Kids

Our tamariki love occasional school discos, dress up days, movie nights, roller discos, pool parties, cake and plant sales, bouncy castle days, fun runs, sausage sizzles and more. Your ideas are always welcome – please email us at

Regular Coffee Mornings for New Parents and Carers

Nau mai, haere mai! Come along to our welcome coffee morning and meet the Parent Network.

We’re always excited to meet other parents and carers who joined the school community in the past year or two.

We have one official coffee morning each term – check the KSPN Facebook page or the school newsletter for the next date. Please RSVP with your preferred drink – the first one’s on us!

If you’d like to meet the team at other times – please let us know! We also have regular evening meetings during term time.


Regular Fundraisers

Weekly School Lunches

Friday lunches are a highlight of the week for Kenakena kids and raise around $7,000 for the school each year!

We need more people to join the roster to help collate and prepare orders. Tasks involved are quite easy and no experience is required.

A team of parent volunteers meets on Friday mornings from 9 to 10am to collate lunch orders. Another team helps prepare class orders for collection from 12:40pm to 2pm. Keen to help? Email

Monthly Rebus Meetings

Rebus meetings take place in Paraparaumu on the first Tuesday of every month from 10am till 11:30am. Our volunteers make cups of tea in return for a donation to the school.


Special Fundraising Events

The Kenakena School Car Boot Sale

Time to declutter or destash? Make some quick cash! Book your stall at the Kenakena School Car Boot Sale on Sunday 17 September, 9am-12pm.

A Car Boot Sale is like a combination of a garage sale, local market and treasure hunt – you could find an amazing bargain! In addition to all the amazing community stalls, there’ll be snacks, coffee and a breakfast sausage sizzle to keep you going.

Visitors can enjoy free entry 9am-12pm and free parking near the school. 

Sellers please book a stall for $25 per family-sized vehicle. Entry and set up from 8am, last entry 8:40am. Depart from 12:15pm. More info about event logistics

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions – and follow our Facebook page for updates.

The Festival of Fun 

The Festival of Fun is the much-loved and well-attended school gala at Kenakena School held annually, rain or shine!

The family-friendly Festival of Fun is our most important fundraiser of the year. Come to our fair and enjoy:

  • Bouncy Castles
  • Live music
  • Santa’s Sleigh
  • Games of skill
  • Free things to do for little ones
  • Food trucks
  • Cake Sale
  • Plant Sale
  • Toys and Books 
  • BBQ and drinks
  • Tearoom
  • Face Painting
  • Crazy Hair 
  • Mystery Jars
  • Amazing prizes from raffles and mystery envelopes

Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer – it’s a great day full of camaraderie and fun!


We heart Love Live Kapiti Real Estate – our principal sponsor!

The KSPN team is so grateful to Andrea Corrigan, director of Love Live Kapiti Real Estate for her passionate support of Festival! Andrea’s been a keen member of the team for several years, giving her time and financial support to help make the school’s most important annual fundraiser a roaring success. 

Ngā mihi nui, Andrea, for stepping up once again to sponsor the Festival of Fun in 2023!

Contact Andrea Corrigan

Director of Love Live Kāpiti Real Estate

Principal Sponsor of the Festival of Fun 2023

Ph 021 488 267


We’d love to hear from any other Kāpiti business owners who would like to sponsor the event – please contact us