The Great Kiwi School Day

$19.99 inc GST


Starting school is a big step up. The Great Kiwi School Day familiarises children and their parents with the structure of the kiwi school day and puts them at ease with elements of the New Zealand curriculum:

  • What do you do at school?
  • Who will be there?
  • What will I learn?
  • What will my classroom be like?

Author and illustrator Donovan Bixley has visited hundreds of schools across Aotearoa and has created a friendly introduction to the kiwi school day, gently incorporating the values of the New Zealand school curriculum: excellence, diversity, teamwork, respect, curiosity, and te ao Māori.

Parents and children about to start school will recognise and identify with The Great Kiwi School Day, with the theme, ‘school is fun’.

About the Author:
Donovan Bixley was a finalist in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards for Faithfully Mozart in 2006. He has written and/or illustrated over 70 books, including the international hit Dinosaur Rescue series (with award-winning author Kyle Mewburn, published in 13 countries).

Play, kindness, respect, curiosity, teamwork and doing your best is all part of The Great Kiwi School Day. – What Book Next?

“I enjoyed how [Donovan] has included the learning aspect alongside the fun play setting as well, so that makes it easier for young ones to realise that yes, they have to do learning, but they can have fun along the way.” – KIWI reviews

Other titles in The Great Kiwi series:
(Board Book) The Great Kiwi 123 Book
(Hardback) The Great Kiwi 123 Book
(Paperback) The Great Kiwi 123 Book
The Great Kiwi 123 Colouring Book
Tā te Kiwi 123 Puka Tatau
Tā te Kiwi 123 Puka Whakakarakara
Te Rā Kura Ki Aotearoa
(Board Book) The Great Kiwi ABC Book
(Paperback)The Great Kiwi ABC Book
The Great Kiwi ABC Colouring Book
The Great Kiwi Bedtime Book
Ki te Moe Aotearoa

Additional information


Donovan Bixley


Upstart Press





Publication Date

14 September 2023