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Mararoa School

Mararoa School is located at The Key within the Te Anau Basin. The Key is the gateway to Fiordland and some of the most beautiful scenery and natural wonders of the world.

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Welcome to Mararoa School

At Mararoa School it is our vision to provide each one of our children with Key Learning for Life's Journey.

Our school equips children with the skills and knowledge to become positive, responsible learners and enables them to embark upon a life long journey of learning.

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Upcoming Events

  • December 13, 2022 @ 8:45 am
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If you would like further information about our school, please contact the school office and we will forward a school information pack which contains our information booklet, enrolment details and relevant forms.

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Leadership Program

Leaders are often made, not simply born. We are dedicated to sparking the leadership potential that’s inside every young person through practical, inspirational events and leadership resources.

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Latest School News

July 05, 2022

Te pepeha o te kura o Mararoa

Students have been working on a school pepeha and have chosen things that are important to Mararoa School and identify our location in the world.

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June 21, 2022

GRIP Leadership Conference

Hoiho Class attended the Grip Leadership Course in Gore on 21 June further developing their skills as part of the Leadership Programme.

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May 16, 2022

Deep Cove May 2022

Deep Cove Camp, 16 - 20 May 2022. This was an amazing group of Year 7 & 8 Leaders who challenged themselves each and every day. A tight knit bunch who helped each other achieve their goals, sorted each other out when needed, and were a credit to Mararoa School. Our parent helpers Anna, Tania and Laurie were also invaluable. Thank you so much for willingly giving us the past five days of organising, cooking, assisting, cajoling and fun, you rock! Malcolm Walker (Deep Cove Trustee) lead us safely on our daily journey's (although we don't believe him now when he says 'it's only a wee way more, and it's all flat ground'), entertained us, educated us and allowed us to go further and do more than we would have without him. Thanks Malcolm! Laura (Nature Guide from RealNZ) had a tough job with trying to excite kids who thought they had seen all Deep Cove had to offer when she arrived. But, Laura managed to wow the kids (and adults) with her knowledge about the Flora and Fauna of the area, and to finish off with a waterfall shower will never be forgotten. Kia Ora Laura! Have a well deserved rest Leaders, a hugely successful camp, we wouldn't change a thing (oh, maybe less rain, but that just made us more determined to get out in it and do things!)

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March 18, 2022

Mararoa Swimming Celebration

Today we held our swimming celebration. What an amazing bunch of swimmers we have! This, alongside such a supportive and encouraging peer group, our celebration has been a huge success. The teachers' have all seen improvement in the children's swimming technique across the swim strokes, and it was good to be able to see across the school just what everyone could do.

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