Tō mātou Kura

Founded in 1913, Te Kura o Matapihi is a Kura a Iwi Full Immersion Te Reo Māori state funded kura catering for new entrants to Year 8 students.  Since the very beginning, our Kura has continued to provide education for the Matapihi Community.  
Te Kura o Matapihi is a Rural school providing a quality immersion education for approximately 140 tamariki.  The majority of our tamariki identify with the three main marae in this area, Waikari Marae, Hungahungatoroa Marae and Whareroa Marae.  We have 80% of our tamariki who are able to identify as Ngai Te Rangi and 20% who whakapapa with other iwi within Aotearoa.  
Our location, only 7km from Tauranga and Mount Maunganui, enables us to combine the best of both a rural and urban education.  We have a proud history and a high level of community involvement and good will.
Our Year 1- Year 8 classes are taught in Te Reo Māori total Immersion Level 1 .  All of our Year 5-8 tamariki particpate in English classes for one hour a day.  We have seven classes (Year 0/1, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5/6, Year 7/8) and our Te Reo Pākeha classroom.  
Please don't hesitate to contact the school if there is anything you want to know about our Kura. 

School hours are from 9.00am to 2.45.pm Monday to Friday
School supervision of children starts from 8.30am.

The school office is open from 8.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday.

Please leave a message on our phone system if no one answers the phone and we will endeavour to answer your call as soon as we can.

Alternately you can contact the school by using our online form. Click here.

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