Mataroa School

‘Te kino kē hoki’ - ‘TO EXCEL’


‘Growing a community of lifelong learners within our classroom, our rural environment and in life.’

'Te tipu i te hapori o nga akonga ako-roa i roto i to taatau akomanga, to taiao me to tatou oranga.’

Mataroa School is a two teacher primary school (Year 1-8) located in a rural area 10 km North West of Taihape. Currently we have 39 pupils. Tiriraukawa Room, our senior class room has 21 pupils from Year 4-8. Koeke Room is our junior room and has 18 pupils from Year 1-3.

The school is located in a rural setting surrounded by farmland. On site we have an administration block, two teaching classrooms, a library, a hall/resource room and two additional learning spaces.

School Establishment

Mataroa School was established in 1900 and was opened in a disused surveyor's whare on the bank of the Hautapu River. 2 years later a new school at Mataroa was built on the present site, a building of 420sq.feet. With the subsequent closures of near by schools (Koeke, Ruanui, Rongoiti, Whaka Road and Tiriraukawa) over the years, Mataroa School grew in size, peaking in 1977 with 96 pupils. However, with the national trend of rural depopulation, numbers and teaching staff have declined over the years.

Dates to Remember:

Monday 13th December BOT Meeting 7:30pm Staffroom

  • Tuesday 14th December Majestic Theatre

  • Wednesday 15 December– Prizegiving Live on Facebook...

  • Thursday 16 December– Last day of school. 1pm finish.



  • 13 December 7:30pm staffroom BOT Meeting, all welcome

  • Wednesday 15 December– Prizegiving live via Facebook time to be confirmed...

  • Thursday 16 December– Last day of school for the year 2021

Value Assemblies:

Value Assemblies take place fortnightly on Friday afternoons at 2.15pm . This is an opportunity for teachers to give out school notices, and is a time to celebrate students work and achievements. Please come along and enjoy this time with the children when you can.

The next Value Assembly is on ... 2021 in Ruanui Room.

Mataroa School 2021