Introduction 2021-06-18T12:57:17+00:00


Tinui School was established in 1876 and is located 35 minutes east of Masterton. It is situated in a rural setting surrounded by sheep and beef farms and forestry plantations.  We started the 2021 school year with a roll of 38 students of which 13% identify as Maori.  All students live locally in the Tinui, Mataikona and Castlepoint areas.  The school catchment is over a large area and employment consists mostly of farming, farm labouring, self employment and forestry.  Students are offered quality teaching and learning programs which support them to develop as innovative and creative 21st Century Learners.

Tinui School is a U1 full primary school with teaching staff made up of:

  • 1 FT teacher
  • a teaching principal (0.5)
  • a principal release teacher (0.5)
  • a special resource teacher (0.1)
  • 2 teacher aides

The school has ancillary staff consisting of a school secretary and cleaner and employ a gardener on a casual basis.

We also enjoy support for our literacy program in the form of community members coming into school to be part of the Parent Reading Programme.  We have a committed and passionate Board of Trustees, supportive parents, committed coaches and enjoy interaction with the wider community.

The Tinui School School Board of Trustees undertakes all reasonable steps to achieve the purpose, aims and objectives in this Charter, which has been approved by the Board following consultation with the community and to take full account of the National Education Guidelines and all statutory obligations (NAG 6,7 & 8).