Community rallies to keep School Open

5 August 2021, Katikati Advertiser, page 3

A dedicated group of parents and alumni have given Matahui School a lifeline by raising funds to allow the independent primary school to stay open, while a more permanent financial plan is put in place.

In term 2 Matahui School revealed it was struggling to maintain financial viability due to low enrollment numbers following the Covid-19 lockdown, and would have to close at the end of Term 3 unless financial assistance could be found urgently.

Members of a parent/alumni working group reached out to parents, grandparents and alumni and were successful in raising funds to cover the immediate shortfall.

The money raised will provide the students with stability till the end of term 4.

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