"Ka mahitahi ai tātou kia anga whakamua"
"Working together moving forward"

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Mission Statement
Ko te mahitahi tātou kia anga whakamua


Vision : Kei te kura 

– There are high expectations for tamariki to achieve academically 

– There are high expectations for tamariki to behave properly 

– Cultural identity is valued and celebrated 

– All members of the school community are respected 

Beliefs : Ngā whakapono 

– Teaching is culturally linked and relevant 

– Teaching involves reflection and continuous improvement through professional learning – Positive whānau and community support and participation enhance student progress – All members of the school community are entitled to enjoy a safe learning environment 

Values for learning : Ngā ūara 

– Whānaungātanga: Building and maintaining positive relationships  

– Ahuatanga akō: Being a lifelong learner 

– Rangatiratanga: Empowering leaders

Latest Notifications

Return to school Friday 12th of November

Thu Nov 11 08:30pm

Tēnā koutou e te whānau, he mihi ngākau koa he mihi manawaroa ki a tātou. Hareruia, ka hoki mai ai tātou ki te kura.

Happy to announce that once level 2 is in place again from Thursday at 11.59 pm, we will be back at school Friday the 12th of November.
Buses will run as usual. Please contact the office and leave a message if your child or children will not be back on this date.

Ngā mihi,
Jared Nordstrom


Sat Nov 06 05:15pm


Tēnā tātou katoa, he mihi tēnei ki a tātou te whānau whānui o te kura o Matauri.

As mentioned yesterday night, the Far North of Tai Tokerau has been placed in level 3 till 11.59 pm Monday 8th November.  As a result, our school is closed Thursday 4th, Friday 5th  and Monday 8th, awaiting the review and announcement.

Other local schools are within level 3, and bordering schools have been given level 3 status and are closed. At present, a skeleton bus service is offered for students preparing for year 11-13 exams only.

Teachers would have contacted the parents of students today. We will get hard copies of work to students by tomorrow afternoon through the network we use during lockdowns. Those within level 3 boundaries will have to engage in your class online work organised by your teacher as you can.  Should the lockdown extend beyond Monday 8th, we will look to distribute devices as we have done so before. Please contact your student’s teacher by text, email or phone regarding your students learning between the hours of 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. Please contact me by email if you need further information.

Remember, any updated school information will be available on our school Facebook, school app and school website matauribay.school.nz. 

We ask that you stay home, stay safe and continue keeping your whānau and other whānau safe. 

Mauri ora ki a tātou

Jared Nordstrom 


Return to Level 2 and return to school Thursday 21st October

Mon Oct 18 06:49pm

Tēnā tātou e te whānau,

Following the announcement returning Northland to level 2 on Tuesday at 11.59 pm, we will return to school on Thursday 21st of October. Please remember our Teacher Only Day Friday 22nd and the long weekend for Labour day. Buses will run on Thursday alongside the other local schools as well. For those not returning till Tuesday 26th of October, please contact the office.

Remember school uniforms and play lunch.

Level 3 announcement and Term 4 Information

Sun Oct 17 08:00am

Tēnā koutou e te whānau,

He mihi aroha ki a tātou i runga i te wā huri koaro nei.

Here are the student and whānau details for the beginning of Term 4 2021.

Northland is at level 3 until 11.59 on Monday 18th October. An announcement on Monday will determine if there will be a level change, as the MOE has instructed.

At Alert Level 3, tamariki (children) and young people should learn from home.

Our local buses have not run at Level 3 and will not run on Monday 18th.

As a result, if we change levels and return to school, schools will have 48 hours to get classes ready and staff onsite. We will confirm the date that school will start back onsite. Note that all staff are vaccinated fully or partially, and COVID-19 tested as per the MOE mandate.

If we remain at level 3, we will begin our remote learning programme again for week 1 of the term. Teachers will contact you and engage as we did during the earlier lockdown in term 3.

Contact the school or your child’s teacher by email, text or ring me directly if you need further information.

Matua Jared

Whānau Hui set for Wednesday 29 September is POSTPONED.

Wed Sep 29 08:00am

URGENT NOTICE Whānau Hui set for Wednesday 29 September is POSTPONED.

We have delayed the hui due to COVID-19 level 2 restrictions. We will send out the feedback forms online links to get whānau feedback before the holiday break. The face to face section of the hui will take place as soon as possible in Level 1.

Please let other kura whānau know.

Ngā mihi

Matua Jared

Level 2 COVID-19 Reminder

Tue Sep 21 08:45am

Tēnā tātou e te whānau,

With the news of possible COVID-19 cases at a school in Hauraki. It is an excellent time to remember the basic rules for Level 2 at our Kura. Parents and whānau may drop off children without getting out of their vehicles. If your child is sick, please keep them home and let our office know. We have two weeks left of this term.

Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou e ū ana ki ngā whakahounga hirahira i tēnei wā. Āta whakaaro mō te hāpori katoa. Kia kaha rā tātou.

Matua Jared

Level 2 update

Sat Sep 11 06:15pm

Tēnā koutou e te whānau,

Welcome back to those that returned to school on Thursday and Friday. It is lovely to have the children back. Thanks to those parents who have contacted and updated us on when your children will be back.

Level 2 reminders
Morning drop off time is 8.30 am to 8.55 am to the drop off area.
QR scan at the gate when dropping off your children.
If you stay in your vehicle, you don’t have to scan in.
Parents and whānau are not to enter the classrooms.
Email or ring the office if you need to communicate with us.
The afternoon pick up time is 2.50 pm to 3.15 pm.
Bus duty teacher will deliver your child to your vehicle at the pickup area.
Masks are not compulsory but can be worn if you choose. (Supply your mask)

We are planning a whānau hui for the last week of term. Keep the Tuesday or Wednesday of that week free.

Contact the office at admin@matauribay.school.nz for attendance.

Ngā mihi Matua Jared

Alert Level 3 Update September 3 2021

Sat Sep 04 09:15am

Update moving into Level 3. Our school will continue remote learning at home at level 3—an acknowledgement to all our Kura whānau putting the safety of others first, staying home and learning. However, our online learning and teachers are available to help students at any time. Email or text the child’s teacher or email principal@matauribay.school.nz for further information.

New hard copy packs will be delivered today.


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