What is Kiwi Can?

Kiwi Can is a life skills and values programme delivered to the whole school by trained Kiwi Can leaders with every child attending a Kiwi Can lesson once a week, every week of the school year. School Principals tell us that Kiwi Can has a noticeable effect on how well the children interact with each other – with significant decreases in truancy and bullying. 


Download the Kiwi Can Brochure here

Kiwi Can is underpinned by this whakataukī (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
  • Why Kiwi Can?

Kiwi Can Research

Kiwi Can has a history of making a big 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
For more, click here

Why Kiwi Can?

Because we want our young people 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