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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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Two Mararoa school children reading books at their desks

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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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

June 30, 2023

Food Technology & Paddock to Plate

Our Food Technology celebration started with students presenting research projects and displays of our learning this term. Hoiho- Weekly cooking lessons and research Infographics. Tui- Kai Gathering from early NZ and Food research posters. Kiwi- Food groups and how milk gets from the cow to our table. After the students presentations they served up their delicious dishes. We had all of the following to choose from! Smoothie Bar Taco Stand Ice Cream Parlour Wild Food Stir Fry Checkerboard Potatoes and Vege Muffins

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May 20, 2023

NYLD Wellington

On May 20th our Leaders departed for Wellington Camp. The Leadership Programme is about further developing essential life skills, so using public transport to get from A to B in the big city and grocery shopping from their meal plan and preparing dinner were their first tasks! Day 1 We travelled from Te Anau to the capital, we did a bit of exploring and took time to go through the Gallipoli exhibition & the Nature Hall in Te Papa . Day 2 We have been out all day and we have packed in so much! Our first stop was W?t? Workshop where we took a tour. We followed this with a sculpting class run by one of the resident artists. They kids (and adults) had a blast. No photos were allowed to be taken inside the tour, but we caught a few snaps outside. After W?t? Workshop we came back to the city to explore. We went up the Wellington Cable Car , down through the botanical gardens, then Cuba Street for the Bucket Fountain. The late afternoon was spent checking out the last of the exhibitions at Te Papa . We had a blast in the Toi Art interactive art area. We then followed up with dinner out at a Mongolian Buffet Restaurant. After 12 hours of adventures we are all tucked up in bed. Day 3 We have spent part of today at Wellington Zoo get to know the animals. Maddie one of the keepers shared some behind the scenes locations that help with animal well-being. Our afternoon was all based around Aotearoa’s Political History. Visits to the parliament grounds, The Backbencher and National Library of New Zealand to see our founding documents. Day 4 We had another big day. We listened to some inspirational speakers at the National Young Leaders Conference, including Brad Smeele and author Gracie Kim. We then spent the evening at Space Place searching the stars. Day 5 (final day) Our last day was spent checking out the parliament buildings and learning about the history of leaders and governance in our country. Thanks to Sue and Luke for helping us enjoy every day of our adventure.

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March 08, 2023

Te Anau Basin Athletics

All of the weeks of practising our athletics skills have meant that we had some confident students competing at the Basin and College Athletics Days. Today we handed out certificates and there sure were a lot of them, with many students placing in multiple events.

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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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