School Life

About our School:

Matatoki is a rural school less than ten minutes south of Thames. We provide excellent teaching and learning programmes for students from Year 1 to 8, delivered by a committed and professional teaching staff. This is reflected in the high academic successes and student engagement our students achieve. Matatoki School has amazing facilities! We have four classrooms, an upgraded car park, brand new courts, improved field, a large school hall, swimming pool, large playgrounds and a soon to be upgraded administration area and new school gardens.

Matatoki School has a peaceful, rural aspect. Our students get to participate and enjoy many sporting, cultural and outdoor learning experiences throughout the year. We have a very supportive and friendly parent community, who contribute a lot to these experiences. Matatoki School is a great place to learn and play! 

Daily Schedule

9:00 amSchool day begins
Class Programmes
10:45 amMorning Interval
11:15 amClass Programmes
12:45 pmLunch
1:45 pmClass Programmes
3:00 pmSchool day ends

Calf Club and Group Day

Calf Club is an annual community event that takes place in the first week of Term Four. Children are encouraged to care for and present for judging either a calf, lamb or kid. Matatoki School students participate in the Ohinemuri Group Day, which is a cluster of surrounding rural schools hosted in turn by participating schools. There are numerous trophies and prizes that are competed for on both these days. 

Art Exhibition
All children participate and contribute to the class art and floral activities that are also submitted for judging, and displayed on the day.  This is a highlight for students and results in many wonderful creations.