International Students 2024-04-08T14:30:27+00:00

International Students

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Why parents of international students should consider Matarau School for their child?

  • Matarau School has nearly 15 years’ experience hosting international students.

  • Matarau School offers a safe environment where international students are valued and nurtured.

  • Matarau School only allows a small number of international students at any one time (around 5% of the total roll) to ensure that international students get opportunities to mix with NZ students and learn the English language.

  • Matarau School also involves its international students in cultural experiences including trips to places of cultural, geographical or historical importance.

  • Matarau School employs dedicated and qualified ESOL staff.

  • Matarau School has stimulating classroom progammes, dedicated classroom teachers and a safe playground.

  • Matarau School offers the best of both rural and urban New Zealand school life (we are in the country but only 10 minutes drive from an average size NZ city.

  • Matarau School is a decile 8 school (one of the only such schools in Northland) with plenty of supportive parents and students who are keen to learn.

  • Matarau School has high levels of academic achievement and has consistently scored the highest grade point averages for our students entering secondary schools.

  • Matarau School has an excellent relationship with local secondary schools and assists to find placements for our students remaining for their secondary education.

  • Matarau School students go on to achieve very well at local secondary schools with many of our students receiving top honours in these schools.

  • Matarau School has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where international students adjust very quickly and feel a part of school life.

  • Matarau School will meet with the parents of international students (and/or their agents) at any time to discuss how we might best meet the needs of their students during their stay at our school.

If you would like to know more about the school and its programmes please contact the programme co-ordinator (Kevin Trewhella) on

We look forward to answering any questions you might have and to discussing the suitability of your child for international study.