Tamariki School

Tamariki School: A whole school meeting is run by the students. A student is the chairperson and people put up their hand to ask for permission to speak to the meeting.
A whole school meeting is run by the students. A student is the chairperson and people put up their hand to ask for permission to speak to the meeting.
Tamariki School: Science. People can help each other and share their ideas.
Science. People can help each other and share their ideas.
Tamariki School: Science. Children of all different ages can work together.
Science. Children of all different ages can work together.
Tamariki School: Focus and attention - With self directed learning there is a high level of engagement.
Focus and attention - With self directed learning there is a high level of engagement.
Tamariki School: Science - exploring the world.
Science - exploring the world.
Tamariki School: Working together with friends.
Working together with friends.
Tamariki School: Learning great skills in the woodwork room.
Learning great skills in the woodwork room.
Tamariki School: Science - sharing ideas and concepts.
Science - sharing ideas and concepts.
Tamariki School: A whole school meeeting.
A whole school meeeting.
Tamariki School: Tamariki School street sign.
Tamariki School street sign.
Tamariki School: The main hall atrium and library.
The main hall atrium and library.
Tamariki School: Lessons are fun at Tamariki.
Lessons are fun at Tamariki.
Tamariki School: Learning through doing.
Learning through doing.
Tamariki School: What game shall we play next?
What game shall we play next?
Tamariki School: Some of our artwork.
Some of our artwork.
Tamariki School: Creating a story - where to start.
Creating a story - where to start.
Tamariki School: Creative writing.
Creative writing.

Welcome to Tamariki School

Tamariki School is a 'special character' school for years 1 - 8. It was founded in 1966 by a group of parents, teachers and people interested in making the school fit the child, rather than forcing the child fit the school.

There is a strong emphasis on developing a child's emotional strength at Tamariki, and a belief that no learning can come without it. There is also a strong emphasis on children learning through play. This results in emotionally intelligent and self-confident children with a curiosity for learning.

Tamariki boasts a small student:teacher ratio, that allows each teacher time to really know each child well, and to cater to each child's personality and specific learning needs.

The Tamariki school community is a close one. Each year starts with a school camp, where pupils and their families have an opportunity to connect with each other, to build connection.

It is this connection between pupils, teachers and parents, along with the philosophy of teaching at Tamariki, that gives Tamariki it's special character.

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