Welcome to Matahui School, a place where children thrive in a stimulating and nurturing environment.

Matahui School is a small independent primary school located in the Western Bay of Plenty, that caters for years 1-8. Matahui School is not your typical school. It is a school where children are encouraged to climb trees; a school with a warm, friendly and non-judgemental culture; a school where we focus on building the individual talents and self-esteem of our students and provide a fun and engaging learning environment. Rather than trying to fit our students into a system – we have designed our curriculum and school systems around our students’ needs and interests. 

Matahui School offers small class sizes and an education that allows each student to achieve their best academically, but also builds the skills they need for life. If you want a more balanced education for your child, then Matahui School is the best choice!

"I've learned more in a day here than I learned in a week at my old school"

Matahui school student

"We liked the attitudes of the children when we came to visit. There was instantly a sense of calm when I visited the classrooms."

Joe and vickie gordon

“The small class sizes and the friendliness of other children at Matahui School is totally unique."

marie webster