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
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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.

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This months events

Latest Notifications


Sun Jan 22 05:10pm

Matapu School Pool is closed for a chemical clean from Sunday the 22nd at 5pm until Monday 23rd at 9pm. Everything will be back up and running for swimming again on Tuesday morning. Apologies for any inconvenience.

2022 Matamag

Thu Dec 15 12:38pm

Kia ora,

With the last day of the school year now upon us, we thought it was timely to share our 2022 Matapu School Yearbook with you. It has been appropriately named ‘The Matamag’ in reference to a publication that used to circulate in the local community many years ago. Please see the history fact below for more information regarding the name. It is only available in a digital format. Please download the PDF document attached to this email/communication to flick through your copy now.


2023 class stationery lists are available on our school website
We strongly encourage the use of BYOD in our senior classes (Rooms 1-3). Further information is also available on our school website
The school office will be open between 9 am – 12 pm on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th January 2023 for all of your admin needs

Matapu History Fact

The ‘Matamag’ – School principal Mr Charles Baunton first introduced the ‘Matamag’ in 1963 as a way of keeping the school and district in touch. At one stage it had a distribution of 150 copies.

Have a wonderful time over the summer holidays and a fantastic Christmas with your friends and whanau. Kia pai to hararei (have a wonderful holiday).

Ngå mihi nui

James Willson


Water Day

Mon Dec 12 01:49pm


Friday Pie Day

Mon Dec 12 10:00am

Pie Day will be on Wednesday this week due to our early finish time on Thursday.

All orders must be in by Tuesday afternoon.

Shared Lunch for the Whole School 

Sun Dec 11 02:00pm

This is just a reminder that every class is having a shared lunch tomorrow at school.

As it is the last few days of the term, the whole school will be celebrating all of their hard work this year with a shared lunch at school on Monday 12th December. Could your child/ren please bring something to share for lunch with the rest of their class. If your child has any food allergies, please ensure that they have their own lunch to eat and know not to eat any of the shared food.

Matapu School Newsletter

Fri Dec 09 03:13pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 4, Week 8


Sports Tees

Tue Dec 06 10:07am

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Sports Tees notice


Library Books

Mon Dec 05 06:31pm

Can all library books please be returned to school by the end of this week.

Invoices for outstanding returns will be sent home next week.

Matapu School Newsletter

Fri Dec 02 02:43pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 4, Week 7


Our phone lines are currently down, if you need to contact the school please do so via our facebook page or admin@matapu.school.nz

Mon Nov 28 02:29pm

Senior Prize Giving

Mon Nov 28 02:00pm

Reminder: Our Senior Prize Giving is at 6pm tonight. Doors will be open from 5:45pm.

All students must be in school uniform and covered shoes.



Sun Nov 27 09:22pm

Just a reminder that our school pool is open to students tomorrow. Every class will have one session per day for the rest of the term. Please send your children to school with a swimming bag, togs, and towel.
Community pool keys are available to be purchased this week for $70, with key holders being able to use the school pool outside of school hours from Monday 5th December.

Matapu School Newsletter

Fri Nov 25 02:02pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 4, Week 6


Matapu School Newsletter

Fri Nov 18 01:50pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 4, Week 5


School Photos

Wed Nov 16 09:28am

Order codes for purchasing school photos have now been emailed out. Please check your spam/junk email if you have not received an email.

Contact the school office if you continue to not receive your child/rens code.

FREE DELIVERY EXPIRES Midnight Sunday 27th NOVEMBER, after this date you will be required to pay shipping fees to have orders sent to you directly.

Please note that images are yet to be approved by us, if you notice any issues please let us know

Early finish – Tuesday 15th November

Mon Nov 14 02:01pm

Reminder: School is finishing at the earlier time of 12:15pm tomorrow Tuesday 15th November so that our staff can attend Teacher’s Union Meetings.

Please arrange for your child/ren to be picked up at this time, buses will also be running earlier with first bus leaving at 12:20pm.

Matapu School Newsletter

Fri Nov 11 02:03pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 4, Week 4


Gumboot Friday

Thu Nov 10 02:39pm

Reminder: Tomorrow we are supporting Gumboot Friday and their great cause of raising awareness for Mental Health Support and Counselling for children, come to school in mufti and your gumboots and bring a gold coin donation.



Matapu School Newsletter

Fri Nov 04 02:05pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 4, Week 3


Cycle Skills

Thu Nov 03 02:47pm

Tomorrow we have Roadsafe Taranaki coming in to run cycle skills sessions with our students. If your child has a suitable bike at home, can we please ask you to bring it to school for them to use tomorrow morning, along with a helmet and covered shoes. There will be an area fenced off in front of the admin area for the students to store their bikes during the day. Can you please arrange for the bike to be picked up after school tomorrow afternoon as we do not have the space to store the bikes over night.

Matapu Family Portrait Day

Thu Nov 03 09:43am

This is a great opportunity to get a family portrait at a great price and support the Matapu SPA at the same time.

More bookings are needed for the day to go ahead.

Click on the link below to make a booking.

Booking Link