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 Northwest of Taihape.  Currently we have 34 pupils.

 Tiriraukawa Room, our senior classroom has 20 pupils from Year 4-8.

 Koeke Room is our junior room and has 14 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: 

Wed 31 May-2 June– Principal Conference,

Monday 5 June– King’s Birthday,

Friday 9 June– Winter Tournament,

Tues/Wed 13-14 June– ERO visit,

Wednesday 21 June– Sports in School programme, 

Friday 30 June– End of Term 2,

Monday 17 July– Term 3 commences,

Thursday 24 August– Science Roadshow,

Friday 22 September– End of Term 3,

Monday 9 October– Term 4 commences,



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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: 

 May 2023 in Ruanui Room/Library @ 2:15pm 

Mataroa School 2021