‘Te kino kē hoki’ - ‘TO EXCEL’
SCHOOL VISION :
‘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 34 pupils. Tiriraukawa Room, our senior class room has 11 pupils from Year 4-8. Koeke Room is our junior room and has 23 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.
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.
WHAT'S HAPPENING TERM THREE
- 20/8 New Zealand Navy Band @ Mataroa Hall
- 30/8 Country 7's in Whanganui
- 30/8 Daffodil Day
- 6/9 Whole school skiing at Turoa
- 20/9 Ohingaiti cross country (whole school)
- 26/9 Speech finals
- 27/9 Tough Kids @ Ohingaiti (Years 3-8)
IMPORTANT NOTICES AND REMINDERS
Friday 27th September - Last day of term
Monday 14th October - Start of Term 4
Friday 1st November - Targa Rally
Wednesday 18th December - End of school year
Mataroa School 2019