Message From the Principal

Haere Mai, welcome to Matatoki School, a fabulous rural school in an attractive country setting just 5 minutes outside the township of Thames. Matatoki School is a full primary school with 4 classrooms and a roll of approximately 90 students.

 Matatoki School's motto and vision of 'Achieving Excellence Together' defines the vision and intent of our school. We are ambitious for our children's academic, cultural, social and sporting achievement and constantly strive for excellence and success.

 Our school’s motto is supported by four values that are the basis for everything that occurs at our school, these being Courage, Attitude, Respect and Excellence. Forming the acronym C.A.R.E which guides our students throughout their time at Matatoki School. Our students consistently strive to be the best they can be by showing they C.A.R.E throughout every school day and every initiative they undertake.

 Our students are well supported in their learning journey by enthusiastic, experienced and effective teachers who work in partnership with the children, their parents and wider community to ensure every child can fulfill their potential. Our community takes pride in the huge range of opportunities provided to Matatoki School students. We are extremely well supported by the wider community and enjoy high engagement and support in all extra-curricular activities. Matatoki School students enjoy taking part in a wide range of cultural, musical, sporting and academic opportunities that ensure every child is engaged, connected and succeeds. 

 Matatoki School provides an inclusive, positive, vibrant and exciting school community where children develop a love of learning, make strong social connections and thoroughly enjoy being part of a fantastic community. Students leave Matatoki School empowered to achieve in whatever future pathway they desire.

 I have every confidence that Matatoki School will provide your child with the very best start to their schooling, so why not come on in and see why Matatoki School students love their school.

Tom Cochrane

Recent News

  • Student Councillors Congratulations to this year’s Student Councillors/House Leaders; Tui; Tamzin Forsyth-Lees & Gracie Miller Weka; Ashley Reynolds & Riley Richards Kiwi; Ashleigh Lilley & Lokie Tee Kea; Amber Hunt & Bella Hunt
    Posted 3 Mar 2021, 13:38 by Matatoki School Office
  • Student Stationery Happy New Year to all our school families. A reminder about Stationery: Don’t wait! Back to school stationery shopping is easy with Your child’s stationery list is ready to go. 5 minutes is all it takes to order! Get school ready now at
    Posted 24 Jan 2021, 14:04 by Matatoki School Office
  • End of Year Prizegiving This year’s end of year Prizegiving will be held in the school hall on Friday 18th December, starting at 10.30am and finishing with a shared lunch at approximately 12.30pm to end the year.   School will finish at 1pm.  As well as our presentations of awards, the students will also be performing dances and songs. Please come along and share in our celebration of the students successes throughout the year.Prizegiving Reminders:Could each family please bring a plate of food to share for lunch.Students wear their uniform at prizegiving, and come to school as per usual at 9am.We would appreciate help to clean up and pack away the furniture afterwards.Parking will be available ...
    Posted 7 Dec 2020, 17:51 by Matatoki School Office
  • NZ Sign Language Check out this great video made by our senior students showing off their skills with NZ Sign Language.
    Posted 22 Sept 2020, 16:43 by Tom Cochrane
  • Unusual Times As we approach the end of Term 2 it is interesting and rewarding to look back on what were very unusual times.  As a team,  we kept the children’s learning going and well-being positive, during Lockdown.  You can all be proud of your efforts and how the children came back to school so settled and ready to get on with regular school life.  We look forward to a busy Term 3, and with being at Level 1 some regular activities/events happening.  We can look forward to the Science Roadshow at THS, School Disco, Cross Country, Thames Valley Cross Country, E Pro 8, National Young Leaders Day and the Tough Guy & Gal Challenge.Have a wonderful holiday with ...
    Posted 30 Jun 2020, 20:06 by Matatoki School Office
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