Click below for images of our school.  Photos courtesty of Matakana School Students


Our School - A student perspective


Solar Heated Pool



Community Hall

The Matakana School community hall was built in the 90's and is utilised by students and staff for physical activity sessions, assemblies, performing art practice and performances and many other activities and functions.  The Hall houses a fully equipped kitchen, technical room and is used by our community for health related activities and charitable fundraisers.  To book our school hall, contact the school office on 422 7309 or office@matakana.school.nz

Ready for Year 4 Camp


We are also pleased to have on our grounds one of the very first Matakana School classrooms built in the 1800’s.  We call this our “Old Hall” and our After School Care is housed here. 


Matakana School’s adventure playgrounds are a real treat for our students!   Our Year 0 to 3 children enjoy the slides, monkey bars and climbing structures and get to dig and play in our large sandpit.  Our sandpit treasure chest houses many diggers, spades and buckets to let imaginations run wild! 



Year 4-6 have their own separate ‘senior’ playground with a climbing wall, mini flying fox, climbing structures and monkey bars.  With a beautiful rural outlook either side and our sports field close by, there’s the opportunity to get lots of physical activity during morning tea and lunch times.


Throughout the school there are painted “four squares”, hopscotches and our junior syndicate have their very own basketball hoops in our quad area.   We also have basketball hoops on our courts. 


Sports Field

Students can enjoy the fields daily - Soccer, rugby, tag and much more plus we use our fields for Cross Country and other sporting events.  Check out the view!




Running Track

Thanks past parents/caregivers, community and Matakana School teachers and staff for your commitment to our fundraisers!  We have our very own running track around the perimeter of our sports field.   A morning run to start the day – perfect!  


Basketball/Netball Courts

Our courts are utilised by students for netball practice and we have basketball hoops installed on these courts as well.  In the morning you can catch junior students playing soccer, practising hockey and these courts are also used for other sporting activities.


Busy and the hub of our school is what we would call our quad area!   Students eat lunch, sit under our 100 year old tree, play four square, jump rope, parent helpers use this area for group reading and in late October this area comes alive at our annual Gala day. 



Sports Shed

Our sports shed is open to all students every morning tea and lunch time and has an array of equipment including our Sports Trolley which is also utilised during classroom time. 

Year 6 students are Sports Shed monitors and ensure that all items are stored correctly.

Friendship Garden

Matakana School's PTA created the Friendship Garden around the 150th anniversary memorial stone. It is a special place for students to meet and chat, spend some time in quiet reflection, or maybe retreat to in reading or study groups.  Parents enjoy this space while waiting for an appointment or collecting their children at the end of the day, and teachers and staff alike have been known to stop and have a breather on the beautiful handcrafted bench seat.

Year 6 Lunch area