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


We have an exciting term planned ahead for our fantastic students. On the 19th October we have our annual Pet Day, which includes a monster auction! There are some amazing items up for grabs, check out our Facebook page for more details. Our senior classes will also be attending Topec and we have a variety of sports lessons planned for every class.

It is often at this time of the year that the students need new pens, glue sticks, etc. Can you please check in with your child to see if they need any new stationery before the start of the term.

Remember that all of 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 - 12th April

Term 2: 29th April - 5th July

Term 3: 22nd July - 27th September

Term 4: 14th October - 16th December