Welcome to Matapu School

At Matapu School we have strong family values that underpin the fantastic learning culture that exists within our school. We pride ourselves on working hard to ensure every child receives a top quality, well rounded education. We enjoy tremendous community support and are very lucky to have an amazing Board of Trustees and School Parent Association. We believe in working in partnership with our families to achieve the best educational outcomes for your child.

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

About Us

Matapu School is a full primary rural school located just outside Hawera that caters for students from years 1 to 8. We have a roll of around 140 students with 6 classrooms.

Matapu School prides itself on providing quality learning programmes, passionate teachers, an environment where every child can succeed, and of course a wonderful family atmosphere. We love to see our students being physically active and encourage all of our students to give everything a go.

Principal's News

Kia ora and welcome back. I hope you all enjoyed the holiday break and spent some quality time with your whanau. We are all super excited about what we have planned for our students and know 2020 is going to be an amazing year for Matapu School.

The school year officially starts on Monday 3rd February, but our school office will be open on the 30th and 31st January from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm if you have any administration queries. Can you please make sure that your child comes to school on the first day dressed in full school uniform, with all of their stationery, and with their togs.

Latest News

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Phone: 06 272 6764

Address: 495 Hastings Road Okaiawa 4675 Taranaki

Email: admin@matapu.school.nz

Office hours: 8.30am - 3.30pm Monday - Friday

Term Dates 2020

Term 1: 3rd February - 9th April

Term 2: 28th April - 3rd July

Term 3: 20th July - 25th September

Term 4: 12th October - 16th December