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 30 pupils. Tiriraukawa Room, our senior class room has 16 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.


Week 7

Friday 14/6/19 Cluster Mathex



Dates to Remember:

Monday 29th April – Term 2 commences

Monday 3rd June - Queen's Birthday Weekend

Tuesday 18th June - BOT Meeting @ 7pm

Friday 5th July - Term 2 Ends

Monday 22nd July - Term 3 commences

Term 2 Week 6 2019.pdf

Mataroa School 2018