"Developing Independent Life-Long Learners"

Our students are proud of who they are and where they come from. They have a sense of pride in our school and demonstrate our school values. When you enter our school, you will feel our warmth, our sense of whakawhanaungatanga, and our heart.

Our students are organized into three teams across the school. Kowhai Team is for our Year 0-2 students, Matai is for our Year 3-4 students and our Year 5-6 students are in Pohutukawa. As students move through our school they grow in confidence, independence and have greater leadership opportunities for themselves and in representing our school.

On Friday’s we have whanau groups where the children are grouped with family members and students across the age ranges. Here, the senior students lead our whanau groups learning te reo, waiata, karakia and tikanga. Teachers learn alongside the students. A great example of tuakana/teina, reciprocal learning.

Leadership opportunities include being a member of Road Patrol and looking after the safety of younger students crossing the road, Refs – where students organize and referee games at lunchtimes, running a school assembly, being a learning buddy to the junior students to name a few.

Kowhai making Bird Feeders to attract native birds

Easter Crafts

Cooking in Golden Time

Junior Mathematics

Science Experiments using Hutt Science Kits

School wide recycled art sculpture unit


Outstanding Excellence




Whakapā mai / Contact Us
Phone: 04 5677214
Email: admin@taitacentral.school.nz
Wāhi Noho / Physical Address
33a Churton Crescent,
Lower Hutt, 5011
Ngā Wāhanga 2021 / Term Dates

Term 1: Mon 03 Feb – Fri 16 Apr
Term 2: Mon 03 May – Fri 09 JulyTerm 3: Mon 26 Jul – Fri 01 OctTerm 4: Mon 18 Oct – Wed 15 Dec

Ngā Hāora /Hours
Office Hours: 8.15am – 3.00pm
Bell Times: 9.00 a.m. School Starts11.00 a.m. - 11.40 a.m. Morning Tea1.00 p.m. - 1.40 p.m. Lunch3.00 p.m. School finishes