St Matthew’s is a Catholic State Integrated School in Marton, Rangitikei, New Zealand. It is staffed by exceptional teachers, has wonderful children and a supportive and caring community. Read on to find out a little about us…
Buildings: St Matthew’s School was founded by Fr Matthew Dolaghtty and the Sisters of Mercy in 1915.
It has continued to the present day on the same site with several buildings and re-developments during that time.
The present building was constructed in the 1980’s incorporating the old church sacristry which was turned into Room 2. The administration area was renovated in 2007.
Staff: The present staff of St Matthew’s are:
Mrs Tumua Pala’aia – Principal, DRS Director of Religious Studies and SENCO
Miss Kate Blundell – Junior Room Teacher
Mrs Sarah Searle – Senior Room Teacher
Office Admin/Learning Assistant – Mrs Lynette Down. Learning Assistant – Mrs Kate Puts
Cleaner – Mrs Vitolina Seko
Lawns – Mr Sid Reilly
Board Of Trustees:
Matina Sefilino – Chairperson
Tumua Pala’aia – Principal
Faiao Ieru, Lata Seuao – Parent Trustees
Lynette Down – Staff Trustee
Tim Ryan – Co-opted Trustee
Nancy Wulf and Mary McNaught – Proprietor’s Appointees