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Getting ready for the new school year

Our office reopens on Thursday 25 January and will be open on weekdays between 8:30 and 3:00. 

Stationery packs can be purchased from the office using EFTPOS (not credit), Internet Banking, or cash. These packs can also be ordered online from OfficeMax (delivered within 5 business days) using this link

Classes start on Wednesday 31 January, with classrooms open at 8.30am. Before School Care is available from 8am on this day in Hukatai.

We're looking forward to welcoming everyone back to our kura.

A caring community where everyone learns and flourishes


Nau Mai Haere Mai, Welcome and Warm Pacific Greetings

Tainui School is situated on Dunedin’s south coast in close proximity to the beaches of St Kilda, St Clair and Tomahawk, and the beautiful scenery and wildlife of the Otago Peninsula.

It has been providing a high quality Year 1 to Year 6 learning environment for the community since 1929.

Our vision exemplifies that we are a caring community where everyone learns and flourishes.

We warmly welcome your interest and invite you to discover more about the education we provide.

What's happening at Te Kura o Tainui?

Upcoming Events in February

Tue 27

Student Profile Meetings

27 Feb 2024

Latest Notices

For KEA / ROOM 7 / Craig Wilkinson's class ONLY
21 Feb 2024

Your 'Meet The Teacher' evening is tonight. 5:30 for a picnic dinner (if you wish) then 6:00 for a session with Craig in Kea.

15 Feb 2024

13 Feb 2024

We're looking forward to seeing you here for a relaxed picnic dinner from 5.30.

  • Tai Timu (Y1-3) classrooms open at 6.00 - except Kererū.
  • Tai Pari (Y4-6) classrooms open at 6.30 - except Kea.

Supporters and Sponsors

Parents, please support our local businesses

LJ Hooker Musselburgh - Tainui School Beauteholic Beauty Studio - Tainui School St Kilda Automotive - Tainui School The Fireplace Dunedin - Tainui School Serviceman Limited - Tainui School
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