News & Events


Our Waiting List Has Reopened

The Ministry of Education recently granted us a roll increase to 30 students. Our waiting list is now open from 2024 onwards (for any age, not just 5 year olds). Get onto our waiting list.

Attend our next open day–see “Events” below.



If you are interested in the possibility of Timatanga as a school for your children, you might enjoy popping in to our open day. This is the first day of term, which is always a day of free play, making it an ideal time to meet staff and be shown around. All children welcome. Please let the principal know if you are intending to come along:

Open Days in 2019

Monday October 14, 12-3pm

Monday July 22, 12-3pm

Monday April 29, 12-3pm 

Matariki Festival, Friday June 28

In term two, the students decided to focus on Matariki. We learned about the stars and what each one is a kaitiaki of, and connected to this, we worked with the elements of fire, water, air and earth. Our mahi culminated in a festival that the students created for their whanau. The Po Hakari included a powhiri, exhibitions of their learning, a performance of their collaborative dance and music sound-play (where each Matariki star had her own song to sing), and of course the feast! 


Festival Day

Our festival day in December was a happy day out for all and very satisfying for our students who created the day. They created and ran their own stalls, planned and created the live entertainment, and made all of the decorations. Our younger students created a superb art exhibition and art activities for visiting children to enjoy.