Welcome to Matapu School

At Matapu School we have strong family values with every student knowing each other and strong connections with our families. Life Long Learning skills have a huge focus for us as we encourage problem solving, creativity, imagination, curious minds, having a go, not giving up, concentrating, continuous improvement and enjoyment of learning.

Come along and see us and/or check out our facebook page to look at what we have been learning.

About Us

Kia Ora

and welcome to Matapu School's homepage

Matapu School is a rural, full primary school located just outside Hawera that caters for students from year 1 to year 8. We have a roll of around 125 children with 6 classrooms. Matapu School prides itself on quality learning programmes, passionate teachers who build positive relationships, with strong sports,cultural and Science, Technology and Maths programmes.

Meet the staff!

Principal's News


Welcome back everyone! We are really excited to have 6 classes this year with a teacher aide in all of them except the Year 7-8 class. Our new bike track will be ready to go on the first day.

All our latest news is always on our Facebook page make sure you check it out :)

Latest News

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Phone 06 272 6764

Address 495 Hastings Road Okaiawa 4675

Taranaki New Zealand

Email admin@matapu.school.nz

Office hours 8.30am - 3.30pm Monday - Friday

Term Dates


Term 1: 30th January 13th April

Term 2: 30 April - 6th July

Term 3: 23rd July - 28th September

Term 4: 15th October - 14th December