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 classroom 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:

    • Papanui Sports 8th December

    • Prize Giving 15th December

    • Last Day 16th December

    • Term 1 2023 30th January



  • Next BOT Meeting: ...........2023 7:30pm Ruanui Room,

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:

9th December2022 in Ruanui Room @ 2:15pm

Mataroa School 2021