We’re proud of our student’s achievements; whether it be here at Matakana School or at extra curricular activities outside of school hours. 

We acknowledge achievements in the following ways:


Weekly Merit Certificates

These are chosen by the Teachers and handed out each week during assembly to two students from each class that has stood out with their behaviour or learning practices.

Weekly Awards

Students are nominated during the week to receive the following awards, these are presented during assembly by the Principal, each award is sponsored by a local business and the recipients receive a voucher to spend at the business that sponsors that award, their names are also displayed on the Electronic sign, in the newsletter and on the school Facebook page during the following week.

Magic Person of the Week Award                  


We acknowledge one special MAGIC student at our Friday assembly.  The student is awarded this accolade as they have been Mature, Articulate, Goal Drive, Inquiring or Caring throughout the week.  Proudly sponsored by The Stables Restaurant & Smiths, the recipient receives a voucher for a free pizza.

Plume Playground Award                                                

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Our Duty Teachers and Peer Mediators award the Plume Playground Award to a student who has been  MAGIC in the playground during morning tea or lunch time break.  This award enourages students to exemplify being Mature and Caring.  Proudly sponsored by Plume Cafe, the recipient receives a voucher to take their parents and themselves out to the Cafe for coffee and cakes.

Sports Star of the Week Award                                        

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Proudly sponsored by Summer Sessions, the recipient receives a voucher for a hat at the Summer Sessions store in Matakana.  

Creative Kid                                               

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Thanks to Brick Bay and Matakana Cinemas we are pleased to recognise creativity at our school.  From a special story to a piece of artwork or dance, we're thrilled to be able to offer our students this acknowledgement.  


Pizza with the Principal                                            

A highly sort after award, Pizza with the Principal is held twice a term. 

One student from each class is nominated by their teacher and receives an invitation to share Pizza for lunch with Mr Goosen. The invitations are personally hand delivered by Mr Goosen to the students in their classrooms. Nominations can range from 'improved behaviour' to 'enthusiasm for learning' and are entirely at the classroom teacher's discretion. Not every child will receive a nomination in their time at Matakana School, as there is only two lunches per term, so it really is a special accolade to be nominated.

We are very grateful to The Stables Restaurant who generously donate the Pizzas at each event. 

House Points 

Students are allocated House points when teachers/staff see them showing MAGIC qualities. 

School Newsletter & Noticeboard

We encourage parents/caregivers to tell us about their child’s achievements so we can acknowledge this in our school newsletter and notice board.  Information should be emailed to communication@matakana.school.nz 

Electronic Sign 

We acknowledge our weekly award winners on our Electronic sign.


We acknowledge our weekly award winners on our school Facebook page.