Matamata College

Matamata College is a co-educational state secondary school located in Matamata, New Zealand.

Matamata College
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Firth St, Matamata
Coordinates37°49′02″S 175°46′12″E / 37.8173°S 175.7699°E / -37.8173; 175.7699Coordinates: 37°49′02″S 175°46′12″E / 37.8173°S 175.7699°E / -37.8173; 175.7699
TypeCo-ed state secondary, year 9-13
MottoQuality Education for all
Ministry of Education Institution no.124
PrincipalJulie Bain
School roll706
Socio-economic decile6


The college was declared open on 11 February 1924 by the Minister for Education, James Parr.[1]

In July 2012, a student was killed by a train after he ran out from several trees alongside the tracks outside the school; He was killed instantly. [2]

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  1. ^ "New Building at Matamata - Opening by Minister". The New Zealand Herald. 11 February 1924. p. 9.
  2. ^ Ihaka, James (26 July 2012). "Matamata College student tragically killed by train near Matamata College". Waikato Herald.
  3. ^ Brown, Abby (17 July 2014). "Mum nets trip to see Casey win gold". Waikato Times.
  4. ^ "Lynnette O'Connor (Massey)". Matamata College. Retrieved 8 October 2017.

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