Principal's Welcome

Nau mai, Haere mai

Kia Ora koutou


We welcome your visit

At Waimataitai we are always very pleased and proud to show families around our school and welcome these visits. We recommend you make an appointment to ensure the principal can be available to show you around personally.

This is important as it is the beginning of our relationship with you and your child.

You can ring the office at 03 684 5566 or email or Jonathan Young, the principal at

A brief message from our principal, Jonathan Young

It is  wonderful to have been appointed as the Principal of Waimataitai school. I have arrived at Waimataitai after having had 6 years principalship in Waimate. Before this I was a part of the Timaru St Joseph's school community as Deputy Principal.

I am thrilled to be able to serve the Waimataitai community and look forward to engaging with you all over the coming months.

We are a well-established and successful Year 1-8 full primary school in central Timaru. Our roll is approximately 515. students. The school provides many and varied learning opportunities and extra-curricular activities.  We have a diverse community and welcome any prospective families who will come to enjoy the richness and diversity of cultures, background and experiences presented by our school community.

We celebrate and support this diversity, along with the range of needs and challenges our students’ provide. Waimataitai school has a responsive and nurturing environment.

Connected, willing, able.

Kei o ringaringa te ao.