School purpose, values, vision, mission, goals and general information
In partnership with parents, within an educational environment, encourage lifelong discipleship of Jesus Christ by providing opportunities to:
Gain knowledge and understanding of all things based on the truth of His word. (Prov 1:7)
Gain faith that transforms into the likeness of God (Rom 12:2)
Gain hope in an eternal relationship with God through Jesus Christ that is firmly rooted in a deep reverence of Him (Eph 3: 17-20)
Gain confidence to achieve all things through Christ who strengthens (Phil 4:13)
A caring, praying community united in Jesus Christ
Enthusiastic and actively involved families
A heart obedient to the Lord
A spirit of perseverance, resilience and self discipline
Respect for self, others and those in authority
Quality, Christ centered, Bible based education
A well maintained physical environment and resources.
School Vision and Mission
Equip for life, prepare for eternity
Matamata Christian School, together with the parents, work to provide a Christ-centred education based on Biblical foundations. We strive for personal excellence in the academic, spiritual, physical and emotional realms.
Matamata Christian School Goals
8.50 am ~ School commences
9.50 - 10.00 ~ Food Break (in class)
10.50 - 11.10 ~ Morning Tea
12.50 - 1.30 ~ Lunch
3.00 p.m ~ School finishes
Pupils not travelling to school by bus are requested not to arrive at school before 8.20am
If a child is going to be absent from school on any school day, parents must inform the School, by phoning the office before 9.00 a.m. As school is compulsory, all absences are recorded. A note must be handed into the office on the child's return back to school.
Assemblies: Fridays 9.30AM.
This is a whole school assembly that focuses upon recognising students achievement with certificates given out weekly to a few members of each class. We sometimes have input from students, a group or a guest speaker.
Parents are welcome to attend the school assemblies.
There is an extensive School bus run network around Matamata, running from Tirau to the South to 5 minutes south of Morrinsville. Bus run information is available from Go Bus on 07 888 8236
School Activity Fees
Matamata Christian School has opted into the MOE donations scheme and does not ask parents and caregivers for donations, however anyone can make tax deductible voluntary donations anytime they wish to.
Fees for some camps, some sports and uniforms, are paid to the Matamata Christian School Board. These can be paid by internet banking to the ASB account number 12 3438 0004608 00 or by eftpos at the school office.
Contact and interviews
We have a Secretary who is employed at the school Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 3.30pm. Unless absolutely urgent, please contact the school within these hours so as not to disrupt teachers unnecessarily.
Should you wish to discuss any matter that will take some time with a staff member please make an appointment to do so through the Secretary or the teacher concerned.
Interviews with teachers can be arranged through the Secretary. Parents are very welcome to contact teachers before or after school for a very short impromptu chat about their child, but need to be flexible as teachers will not always be available without time being prearranged.
School Stationery Lists
Stationery can be ordered online from Office Max or purchased from shops such as Warehouse Stationery and Paper Plus. Stationery lists are available to download below.
Enrolment policy and priority
Matamata Christian School has a maximum roll entitlement of 120 students, 9 of whom may be non preference. As a State Integrated school it is required to have a fair and transparent student enrolment policy which includes priority of enrolment for student applicants.
The purpose of uniforms is to place everyone in the same presentation bracket and all students are required to wear our school uniform which are available from the school uniform shop. Please inquire at the school office. Phone 07 888 5444.
Summer footwear. Terms 1 and 4:
Black Roman school sandals or black sandals with wide straps and open toes. Sandals must not be fashion style please.
School sun hats must be worn and are also available from the uniform shop.
Please note track pants are not part of our school uniform.
Attendance Dues and Special Character Contribution
Attendance Dues - (Charged by the Proprietor Board)
Attendance Dues (AD's) help provide the wonderful classrooms, library, playgrounds, fields, offices and other school facilities and resources that our school community enjoys, supporting the School Board in delivering the high quality, Biblically based education that you would expect for your child.
Attendance Dues are invoiced by Peria Christian Education Inc to each family quarterly, and can be paid by internet banking to BNZ account number 02 0360 0021075 02 or by eftpos at the school office.
From January 2024, the number of children charged for AD's will be capped at the two eldest children attending. Additional children attending will be AD's free.
The amounts payable for 2024 are as follows;
First child $720.00 per year - $180.00 per term.
Two children $1200.00 per year - $300.00 per term.
Additional Children are AD's free.
One child $18.00 per week (40 weeks) - $60.00 per month (12 months)
Two children $30.00 per week (40 weeks) - $100.00 per month (12 months)
A 5% prompt payment discount off the full years Attendance Dues fee applies if they are paid in full during January/February each year. Please inquire at the school office.
Please note that school activity fees which are paid to the School Board are additional as noted above.
Special Character Contribution - (Via invoiced reminder from the Proprietor Board)
From January 2024, a special Character Contribution scheme will be implemented. This contribution of $30.00 per term per family will help to bridge the shortfall between Ministry of Education funding and the funding needed to deliver quality education and maintain our special Christian character.
This contribution is voluntary and deductible for tax purposes. It is outlined under section 6, schedule 34 of the Education and training act 2020.
Matamata Christian School values feedback and believes this is an important way for it to improve its performance. It believes complaints are a part of this and wishes to be able to resolve these in order to avoid anything standing in the way of it achieving its goals. Therefore anyone who may have a complaint about any part of the school life is encouraged to bring those complaints forward in a biblical manner. You can view the complaints procedure in the Key Documents below and click/tap here to contact the school.
Kid on the Rock Foundation - Founders Fund
In the spirit of the founders of Matamata Christian School, the Kid on the Rock Foundation has established the Founders Fund. It's purpose is to further the vision of the founders through supporting the funding of the needs of the School.
The fund will mainly be used to assist families to send their children to the school, provide resources, train staff and continue development of the property.
Donations are voluntary and tax deductable, and can be made to Kiwibank account number 38-9022-0105816-00. For a tax receipt please include your mobile or phone number and your name as a reference. For more information click here.
Board functions and operations
If you have a heart for Christian education, want to see children drawn to God, want to support a place where Christian faith and values are taught and prayer is openly practiced, then you may find fulfilment in serving on one of the three boards associated with Matamata Christian School. Find out more here.