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 […]
    Matarau School commemorated ANZAC Day as a whole School. Thirty names of those who fought in WW1 have been given to our school so that we may keep that memory and commitment alive.   The RSA has allocated the names of a specified number of actual servicemen to each school to honour in some way […]
    A snippet from Hunter R Swimming sports for me was a great experience I really enjoyed the whole day but one thing I mostly enjoyed that everyone was supporting their house. it was a amazing day and I really enjoyed it.      

    Whole School

    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...]

    A Student Report on our Cambridge Programme

    Cambridge at Matarau school. An advantage for high school. Friday 1st July 2016 By Sean, Year 7 Matarau School This year Matarau School has started Cambridge for year 7 and 8. This is is the first year Matarau School has done Cambridge. Cambridge is good for our learning as it's much harder than ordinary school work and gets us … [Read More...]

    Character Day

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    This was a well supported day that was run by the School Council. Children could dress in clothes based on favorite characters  from books or movies.                     … [Read More...]

    Junior Syndicate

    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...]

    Golden Library Awards

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    Golden Librarians Brendan & Suzie collecting their Golden Library Awards At Matarau School the library is a restful place to sit and read but to keep this wonderful place tidy you need some librarians. Miss Bevin is a wonderful teacher who trains people to become librarians. Every year miss Bevin choses some librarians … [Read More...]

    Middle Syndicate

    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...]

    School Athletics

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    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. The activities are co-operation, hand soccer, long jump, shot … [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...]

    Senior Syndicate

    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...]

    A Student Report on our Cambridge Programme

    Cambridge at Matarau school. An advantage for high school. Friday 1st July 2016 By Sean, Year 7 Matarau School This year Matarau School has started Cambridge for year 7 and 8. This is is the first year Matarau School has done Cambridge. Cambridge is good for our learning as it's much harder than ordinary school work and gets us … [Read More...]

    Swimming Sports

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    A snippet from Hunter R Swimming sports for me was a great experience I really enjoyed the whole day but one thing I mostly enjoyed that everyone was supporting their house. it was a amazing day and I really enjoyed it.       … [Read More...]