How do I enrol my child at Taikura?

Phone the school office (06) 878 7363 and ask to be booked into the next school tour. We take expressions of interest after a school tour has been attended by parents.

Is there a cost and how does this work?

The kindergartens operate via a donation system and each year every family complete a donation form with a recommended donation. The family then advise the charitable trust what the level of their donation will be.

The school operates by a required attendance dues fee of $1023.50 each year per child and a donation form with a recommended donation of $1650.00 each year per child. Then they advise the school.

There are also required sundries eg. stationery, consumables, handwork, woodwork, music, sports and camps. These charges vary from class to class.

Is there a long waiting list?

Waiting lists vary from class to class. If you wish for your child to have a Steiner education we recommend that you join a waiting list with us as things change very quickly and places can sometimes unexpectedly become available.

What are the formal qualifications?

In our High School we have the Steiner Certificate qualification at Levels 1, 2 and 3. This qualification is the equivalent of NCEA.

What is a Special CharacterTalk?

This is where the school’s philosophy and Steiner Education in general is explained and is a requirement of the enrolment process.

What does State Integrated mean?

State integrated means we are a school with a Special Character (Steiner Education) that gets funding from the Ministry of Education. The Ministry provides money for teaching staff and the day to day running of the school. The Proprietors provide the buildings and the long term funding for the school.

Is the school zoned?

We have an area of convenience and priority is given to those who live within this. Please see the schools Enrolment Scheme for further details.

Dress code.

There is no school uniform.  School students are expected to be familiar with and abide by the student dress code at all times as explained in the Parent Handbook

Is there a bus service?

We currently have a bus service to and from Napier, Havelock North, Haumoana, and Waipawa.

Is there after school care?

Our school does not provide after school care.

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