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What is Kiwi Can?

Kiwi Can is a values and life skills programme designed for primary and intermediate school students (5-12 year olds). Right now it reaches nearly 19,000 children in 95 schools around the country (GO Kiwi Can!), delivering a range of awesome physical, mental and creative challenges - plus high-energy, fun, safe and interactive lessons that reinforce the schools' goals and curriculum.

Download the Kiwi Can Brochure here

Kiwi Can is underpinned by this whakatauki (proverb):

Iti rearea, kahikatea tei tei, ka taea
Even the small rearea bird can ascend to the great heights of the Kahikatea tree

Kiwi Can Research

Kiwi Can has a history of making a big, fat difference. But the proof is in the research, and here's what it shows. Kiwi Can:

  • Engages students
  • Reduces truancy
  • Improves listening and communication skills
  • Helps children play cooperatively and resolve behavioural issues more easily
  • Builds confidence
  • Reduces bullying in schools

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Why Kiwi Can?

Because we want our young ones to have:

  • A sense of self-worth and self-confidence
  • The ability to take responsibility and be accountable for actions
  • Valuable life skills
  • A ‘can do’ attitude and positive approach to the challenges of life

Watch this video of Kiwi Can