Cultural Narrative

The name gifted to the School

“Te Matauru” which means “The eye to the west”

Mata = face/eye

Uru = west

Mata is also short for “Taumata” = summit/top of hill/resting place. The area was a trail to the alps and to the hunting grounds. The school site is near Māori Reserve MR873 but was not a place of major settlement.

Our Pepeha

Ko Maungatere te maunga

Ko Rakahuri te awa

Ko Ngāi Tūāhuriri te mana whenua

Naia toku mihi

Ko Te Matauru toku kura

Our Vision Statement

“Ekea Kā Taumata Ki Te Uru” which means “Look to the peaks of the alps and ascend to great heights”