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Kindergarten Enrolment and Waiting List Process

We have two kindergartens, one on the school site (Kereru Kindergarten) and one across the road (Taikura Kindergarten).  Both kindergartens are licensed for 40 children.  Children generally start around 3.5 – 4 years, this depends on the waiting list and spaces available.  We do have a waiting list for all ages in the kindergarten.

To go on the waiting list, we invite families in for a kindergarten inquiry visit first.  During the visit, you will have a chance to look around the kindergarten, find out about our Special Character, the financial commitment, and ask any questions you have.  Information is also provided on the school waiting list and enrolment process.  At the inquiry visit, you will be provided with a waiting list form, if you are interested in going onto the waiting list, you can at this point – there is a $30 kindergarten waiting list fee. Please find the full Kindergarten Enrolment and Waiting List Procedure below.

More information about the kindergarten and our playgroups can be found on the ‘kindergarten’ page on our website. Please contact the Enrolments Registrar for inquiry visit dates or more information (


School Enrolment & Waiting List Process

Taikura Rudolf Steiner School is a Special Character School and we have an enrolment scheme which we need to follow when filling available places.  Our Enrolment Scheme and School Waiting List & Enrolment Procedure can be found below.

As part of our enrolment scheme, all families need to show a connection to the Special Character of our school, this is done through a Special Character Interview.  If a family is able to show a connection to the Special Character, we are able to place your children on the waiting list at that time. There is no cost to go onto the school waiting list.

The Special Character Interview Request form is below.  If you decide that our school would be a good fit for your children and your family, please complete the form in as much detail as possible and return to the Enrolments Registrar when you are ready for an interview.

To find out more about our Special Character, we have a number of events happening throughout the year that interested families are welcome to attend – please see the Special Character Events document below. Our website will have the latest information about upcoming events such as class plays, community assemblies, school tours, and festivals.  Our weekly school newsletter is also on the website.

Special Character Events for Term 2

  • Thursday 20 June – Mid Winter
  • Thursdays every week – Waiata Mai, 12.30pm – 1.00pm in the Whare Te Manukura 

Attached documents

  1. Enrolment Scheme
  2. Kindergarten Waiting List & Enrolment Procedure
  3. School Waiting List & Enrolment Procedure
  4. Special Character Events
  5. Special Character Interview Request form