Matapu School is situated in a prominent dairy farming area, which draws a diverse mix of students and supportive whanau. The school was established in 1888 and celebrated its 125th jubilee in 2014. Matapu School enjoys tremendous bicultural community support, the nature of which allows us to enrich our learning programmes with a wide variety of experience and skills from our community.

We have a very active and enthusiastic Board of Trustees and School Parents Association who are hugely motivated to ensure our school is providing the best education possible for our students.

Our school caters for students from Years 1 – 8 and also has the Matapu Preschool located within our grounds. We enjoy a close relationship with the pre-school, which allows our new entrants to make an easy transition to school.

The school is well equipped with a basketball court, swimming pool, bike track and tennis court all located on site and available to our community outside of school hours.

Ka harikoa nga akonga katoa ki tetahi taiao akoranga e haumaru ana i to raatau angitu

All students will enjoy a safe learning environment where they experience success


Phone: 06 272 6764

Address: 495 Hastings Road RD15, Hawera, Taranaki, 4675


Office hours: 8.30am - 3.30pm Monday - Friday

Term Dates 2021

Term 1: 1st February - 16th April

Term 2: 3rd May - 9th July

Term 3: 26th July - 1st October

Term 4: 18th October - 14th December