The options programme provides opportunities to extend learning into areas of personal skill or interest. It also exposes students to material they might encounter at (and beyond) secondary school. Children will also participate in a career guidance programme.
On Tuesday afternoons Senior students at Matarau School work on a range of activities that they would like to learn more about. These activities are chosen by the students. The activities enhance, motivate, introduce the children to a range of learning opportunities. The strength of this programme is the wide range of activities. Each student chooses two activities per afternoon, normally one is a language.