Welcome to Matapu School

At Matapu School we have a strong family values around the school 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, keep improving and enjoying 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 110 children with 5 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

Term 3 is here already and we are very excited that our school counsellors have presented a proposal to our Board of Trustees to build a bike pump and skills track . The BOT have asked the counsellors to bring initial costings to their next Board Meeting. Our school cross country is being made into a 'colour run' this term so as to really encourage the students who don't enjoy running to have heaps of fun.

All our classes are working on making movies using green screens, stop go animations, timelapse videos, designing and making apps, digital photography, graphic design and much more!! We will have an open day at the end of the term to share the fantastic learning :)

There is a also new weather station going into our enviro area to help with our senior students monitor the data they need to manage our maize paddock

We are very excited to be doing a whole school production in Term 2. A great chance for our children to shine at singing, dancing and acting. We are also having a book fair and a grandparents/whanau day on Friday the 8th June 2018.

Term 1 has been funfilled as usual with swimming, growth mindset open day, onesie day, wheels day, athletics, tryathlon and much more. Enjoy the holidays

We are very excited to have you all back at school starting on the 30th January. Our school pool will be up and running so don't forget your togs and 2 towels as most days the students can swim at lunchtimes as well.

Term 4 is always such a fun filled busy term with our Pet Day, STEM Expo with the MOA Kluster, School Hangi and camps for our Year 5-8 classes + much more.

Touch Rugby starts in the first week and we have cricket coaching for our younger classes as well.

If you are thinking of Matapu School for your child next year please come and see me and I can give you a tour of the school and have a chat about your child's needs.

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

Latest News

For all our latest news check out our Facebook page.



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