About

Who We Are

At Mararoa School we teach children from new entrants to year 8. These year groups are spread between 3 classes, each with their own age-appropriate resources and classroom environments.

  • Hoiho Class years 0, 1 & 2
  • Tui Class: years 3 & 4
  • Kiwi Class: years 5-8

Activities and community involvement

One of the many things which make our school special is the variety of whole school activities we do each year and the involvement of our parents, which make all of these possible. Every year in addition to class camps and trips, the whole school participates in a range of school wide activities including inter-house activities and events.

Each year the whole school participates together in activities such as daily fitness programmes, athletics training, gym skills, winter sports and musical productions, as well as regular community events such as the local schools’ Pet Show, Speech competitions and the Kids Restore the Kepler programmes, and we are active participants in our local Kahui Ako.

As a school, we are committed to ensuring that our children receive a broad range of educational experiences. Our Year 7 & 8 students participate in a full and varied leadership programme to further develop and consolidate their skills including a biannual Leadership Camp in Auckland.

group of Mararoa School children using a balancing beam

What makes us stand out

At Mararoa we have excellent facilities and curriculum resources, which are well used as part of our teaching programmes.

Rural

Located at ‘the Key’ within the Te Anau Basin. The Key is the gateway to Fiordland and to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Values

Our school Values guide us in everything we do.
Mararoa School key shaped logo Caring for myself
Mararoa School key shaped logo Caring for Others
Mararoa School key shaped logo Caring for the environment

Staff

Highly skilled, positive, enthusiastic teachers and support staff with high standards and expectations.

Indoor Learning Areas

3 attractive classrooms, well resourced and inviting library, including up to date technology with coding facilities, small group teaching room, modern first aid room with shower and modern administration and reception area.

Grounds

Spacious well sheltered landscaped grounds with garden areas, trees, a large sandpit, ‘down the bank’ native garden adventurous play area, tennis court, large playing fields, adventure playground and indoor heated swimming pool.

What makes us stand out

At Mararoa we have excellent facilities and curriculum resources, which are well used as part of our teaching programmes.

Rural

Located at ‘the Key’ within the Te Anau Basin. The Key is the gateway to Fiordland and to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Community

Located at ‘the Key’ within the Te Anau Basin. The Key is the gateway to Fiordland and to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Values

Our school Values guide us in everything we do.
Caring for myself
Caring for Others
Caring for the environment

Staff

Highly skilled, positive, enthusiastic teachers and support staff with high standards and expectations.

Indoor Learning Areas

3 attractive classrooms, well resourced and inviting library, including up to date technology with coding facilities, small group teaching room, modern first aid room with shower and modern administration and reception area.

Grounds

Spacious well sheltered landscaped grounds with garden areas, trees, a large sandpit, ‘down the bank’ native garden adventurous play area, tennis court, large playing fields, adventure playground and indoor heated swimming pool.

Two Mararoa School girls reading to themselves

Mararoa School Resources

Each classroom is equipped with up to date resources to support the teaching of literacy and numeracy. In addition to these, we have an extensive range of resources to support learning in other curriculum areas.

  • Modern technology including; wireless internet throughout the school, laptops and classroom computers, a digital data projector and digital cameras.
  • A good range of sports equipment.

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