Greetings, Kia Ora, Malo e lelei, Talofa, Bula Vinaka, Namaste

Welcome to Waimataitai Primary School.  With a roll of approximately 515 we are able to provide a range of programmes and opportunities for our students while fostering a family feeling and positive behaviours.

Contact Details

Phone: 03 684 5566
Fax: 03 684 4709
25 Trafalgar Street, Timaru 7910

How to Enrol

Information on enrolments for new entrants and for children transferring from another school

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Latest News

Updates and information from the school. School newsletter.

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About Waimataitai School

Waimataitai is a Full Primary School with a roll of approximately 515. The school's grading is U6 and has a decile rating of 6. The school has a total staff of 45. In 2021 there will be 22 classes operating. As a large school, Waimataitai is able to provide a range of programmes and opportunities for students that would be difficult to provide in smaller primary schools.

We actively foster a family feeling with many activities focusing on building relationships between young and old within, and around, our school community.

As a school involved in Positive Behaviour for Learning we have high expectations for behaviour and learning in our school. This results in a positive learning environment where everyone is supported to do their best.

Prospective Families

We welcome visitors and prospective families - simply make a time at the office and the Principal, Jonathan Young will happily show you around our school.

Curriculum Overview

All students receive an excellent coverage of curriculum, and there is a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy throughout the school. Students have access to a fully networked computer system with access to interactive learning systems, internet, skype and e-mail. As well as classroom computers we have pods of laptops, iPads, and Chromebooks available for more intensive use. Our senior students (Year5-8) also are part of our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme.

Newly enrolled students are paired with an older "buddy" and this encourages a "family" atmosphere at the school. All students are given regular leadership opportunities. The values of honesty, respect, courage, co-operation, responsibility, tolerance and caring are actively promoted at the school, and programmes aim to develop community spirit, value effort, and encourage perseverance. After school care is available onsite through the SKIDs programme.