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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

  • May 29, 2024
  • Waikaia 9778, New Zealand
  • June 03, 2024
  • Mararoa School
  • June 04, 2024
  • Mararoa School


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

May 24, 2024

Leadership Camp Auckland

Wow, what an action packed week the Leaders have had in Auckland! City minigolf, grocery shopping, doubledecker bus and train rides, Auckland Zoo, Museum of Transport & Technology, the National Young Leaders Conference and dinner at Orbit, Auckland Sky Tower. Today they will visit Butterfly Creek before flying home and catching up on some sleep this weekend!

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May 17, 2024

Today the 2024 Basin Cross Country was successfully held on Tarn and Murray Willans' farm. Over three hundred students from Mararoa School, Te Anau and Mt. Nicholas School's gathered together for this much anticipated annual event. Thank you for everyone who assisted today, especially the Willan's family for allowing the event to be held on your farm, and setting up the course, the Mararoa School PTA who organise, set up and clean up each year with such efficiency, the staff and support staff from the schools, Bev & Haydn Shepherd-Oates and our tamariki's friends and whanau who come to offer their support and encouragement. The top six students will run at the Northern Cross Country event being held at Waikaia on Wednesday May 29th. Go the Basin!

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May 08, 2024


Murchison class had a very exciting visit from the Manapouri Fire brigade today as an introduction to their Firewise Programme in which they will be learning about over the next few weeks. Thanks to Fire Chief Ray Haanen and his crew for showing us how all the equipment works.

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May 16, 2024

Introducing Our School Leaders

We are very proud to introduce our Yr 7 & 8 Leaders.

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