Matarau School’s Production  -  Hilarious History Research tells us that when learning is integrated into an authentic and shared experience, its value is multiplied.  Authentic learning provides opportunities to apply learning in ways which impress upon minds more deeply.  With this in mind, please find below some student reflections on our forthcoming school production  … […]
    Matarau School in Disguise Written by Madison F Friday 27th May 2016. One day at Matarau school, all the kids and teachers  gathered on the court for dress-up day. The Matarau school counselors organised with Mr D organised the day. All the kids and teachers participated on this day. We had this day Friday 27th […]
    At the end of the year we have school athletics. On this day we have eight activities for each gp of kids. These groups are decided by spiting the kids in each of the four houses in half. On this day we do fun rotations form 9.00 to 12.35 with one 30 min break at 10.30. […]
    Matarau School achieves 5 Year ERO Review Highlights from Report… Matarau School provides very good educational opportunities for students from Years 1 to 8. Most students have NZ European/Pākehā heritage and more than a quarter of students are Māori. Students, staff and parents are proud of their school and of the strong relationships forged with […]
    Discovery Time in the Junior School This time happens every Friday from 9.00am across four classes.  Room 2 and 3 team up and run a range of activities and room 5 and 6 team up and run eight activities that cover a range of essential learning areas.  The children love this time as they get […]

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    Cambridge at Matarau School

    Cambridge comes to Matarau School Friday 1st July 2016 Brendan Year 7 Cambridge has just been introduced this year. Matarau does Cambridge Maths and English, these are optional. The Cambridge programme is only for year 7 and 8’s (Intermediate). We have two amazing teachers called Mr Le Breton and Mrs Donaldson. Mrs Donaldson is our … [Read More...]

    Character Day

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    Matarau School in Disguise Written by Madison F Friday 27th May 2016. One day at Matarau school, all the kids and teachers  gathered on the court for dress-up day. The Matarau school counselors organised with Mr D organised the day. All the kids and teachers participated on this day. We had this day Friday 27th May 2016. We also … [Read More...]

    Year 7&8 Adventure Forest Day

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      Matarau School Takes to the Trees!! Nathan H Every year Mrs Donaldson organizes a trip to the Adventure Forest for all the Year 7 and 8. Parent help is also asked for to make this day possible. The main reason for this day is to learn how to make appropriate choices when we are being faced with a challenge like if you … [Read More...]

    Junior Syndicate

    Maui Puppet Show

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    Today our students had the opportunity to view a special show that came to Matarau School. … [Read More...]

    Art Scholarships

    Art Scholarship Once a year, all middle school pupils and senior students take part in a friendly art competition. You can be nominated by teacher parent/caregiver or yourself. Nearly every year, it takes place in the hall. The people who runs the Art Scholar is Mr T, Mrs Walker and Mr Schuster. Three pieces of artwork have to be … [Read More...]

    Discovery Time – Junior

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    Here at Matarau school we have great opportunities. One of witch is in the Junior school, it is called Discovery Time. this is when the teachers in Junior R   ooms 1,2,3,4,5,6 set up actives for the Juniors to do. A lot of the activities are hands on, such as one I saw when I was up there there where kids were making a bird-eye-view of … [Read More...]

    Middle Syndicate

    Production 2016 – Horrible Histories

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    Matarau School’s Production  -  Hilarious History Research tells us that when learning is integrated into an authentic and shared experience, its value is multiplied.  Authentic learning provides opportunities to apply learning in ways which impress upon minds more deeply.  With this in mind, please find below some student reflections … [Read More...]

    Maui Puppet Show

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    Today our students had the opportunity to view a special show that came to Matarau School. … [Read More...]

    Community Services

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    Community services is when students in different rooms get different jobs to do to help others in the school. One of them is the Friday and Monday lunch orders. You separate the food orders into the room containers, and you go to the class room, and give it to the teacher. There is also PE shed. At lunch kids come and get … [Read More...]

    Senior Syndicate

    Production 2016 – Horrible Histories

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    Matarau School’s Production  -  Hilarious History Research tells us that when learning is integrated into an authentic and shared experience, its value is multiplied.  Authentic learning provides opportunities to apply learning in ways which impress upon minds more deeply.  With this in mind, please find below some student reflections … [Read More...]

    Cambridge at Matarau School

    Cambridge comes to Matarau School Friday 1st July 2016 Brendan Year 7 Cambridge has just been introduced this year. Matarau does Cambridge Maths and English, these are optional. The Cambridge programme is only for year 7 and 8’s (Intermediate). We have two amazing teachers called Mr Le Breton and Mrs Donaldson. Mrs Donaldson is our … [Read More...]

    Year 7&8 Adventure Forest Day

    7 Let the fun begin

      Matarau School Takes to the Trees!! Nathan H Every year Mrs Donaldson organizes a trip to the Adventure Forest for all the Year 7 and 8. Parent help is also asked for to make this day possible. The main reason for this day is to learn how to make appropriate choices when we are being faced with a challenge like if you … [Read More...]