Matua School was established in 1965 and was first known as ‘Levers Road School’. The name changed to Matua School in 1966.
The community make-up is changing as elderly people move out to enjoy their retirement and families move in. A small shopping area is located 200m from the School, with a much larger facility sited at Cherrywood. Two major supermarket chains are situated nearby.
The climate is temperate with a warm summer and moderate winter. The average temperature ranges between 18-26°C in summer and 5-16°C in the winter.
Tauranga is the largest city in the Bay of Plenty and the fastest growing city in New Zealand with magnificent beaches, wide range of social and cultural activities, outdoor pursuits and holiday facilities.
With a population of over 120,000 Tauranga is only a short journey from Auckland and the tourist attractions of Rotorua and Taupo.