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

Matahui School is an independent primary school in the Western Bay of Plenty. We cater for children in years 1 - 8, and offer an education that helps children build the skills they need for life, while achieving their best academically. We are a member of the Independent Schools of New Zealand, and a registered charity. 

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We are not your typical school. We are a school where children are encouraged to climb trees; a school that focuses on building the individual talents and self-esteem of our students in a warm, friendly, and non-judgemental environment. We provide fun and engaging learning and smaller class sizes for more one-on-one time with the teacher. Rather than trying to fit your child into a system – we have designed our curriculum and school systems around our students’ needs and interests.

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