School Starter Packs

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu
Adorn the bird with feathers so it can fly

Our School Starter Packs provide a variety of practical items to support whānau as their tamariki transition to primary school. The back pack and its contents are designed to keep tamariki connected to their iwi and lay the foundation for positive learning journeys.

Packs are available for all registered Ngāi Tahu tamariki who turn five from 1 January 2020 onwards. Whānau living overseas are also eligible to receive a School Starter Pack. To request a pack, fill in the form below.

Check here to see if you are registered – if not, you can register with the whakapapa unit.

If you have any questions please contact Jolene Marunui on 03 974 0134 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected]

Apply for a school starter pack