School Charter


Matamata Primary will create a nurturing environment that enables our children to learn.


Matamata Primary School, through the full support of the community, will Inspire Learning – Whakamanawa Wananga


At Matamata Primary we will be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners through our values.

Our students will be encouraged to display our values with INSPIRATIONAL behaviours:

  Independence – motuhaketanga
Need for honesty, matatika and self-discipline
Pride – whakahihi
Individual Responsibility – takohanga
Reliability, pou whirinaki and loyalty, piripono
Atawhaitanga – act with courtesy and consideration – whai whakaaro
Teamwork – whanaungatanga
Optimistic, positive attitude
Nahanaha – orderliness, cleanliness and tidiness
Acceptance of differences and respect for others whakaute
Lively competitiveness – whakataetae


Our guiding principles centre on our motto to ‘Endeavour, Achieve, Excel – Tohenga, Taea, Tino Hira’ through the following elements:

  • Inclusion of all
  • High expectations for Success
  • Effective teaching practice
  • Quality resourcing
  • Community and Whanau engagement