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St Matthew's Collegiate School

Intermediate / Secondary (Years 7-13)

Founded in 1914, St Matthew's is an integrated boarding and day school for girls from Year 7 to Year 13. We are located in the rural town of Masterton, 90 minutes north of the capital city of Wellington, in the North Island of New Zealand. At St Matthew's we focus on the needs of the individual, encouraging each girl to reach her potential in all aspects of school life. As a school of Anglican special character, Christian values form the foundations of our expectations of academic, cultural and sporting excellence. In Years 12 and 13, St Matthew's girls join with Rathkeale College male students to form the Senior College. We educate our students to be effective citizens who are independent, resilient, 21st century learners.

Contact St Matthew's Collegiate School
Physical address

33 Pownall Street
5810 Masterton
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Phone numbers

06 370 0067

  • Number of students: 365
  • Number of international students: 10
  • Females only

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Boarding hostel

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Chapel

Religious Clubs

  • Anglican
Wairarapa is an hour’s drive north of Wellington. Visit the vineyards of Martinborough or Cape Palliser, the southernmost point of the North Island.

Coming from Wellington, you drive over the winding Rimutaka Hill road. Halfway down there’s a corner where the whole vista of the Wairarapa opens up before you, bush-clad ranges to the west across flat plains to a rugged coast on the east.

A rural area with an off-the-beaten-track charm, the Wairarapa offers the traveller a wide range of experiences. Head up to the Waiohine Gorge at the foot of the Tararuas and a swing bridge is your gateway to tramping tracks into the ranges. Head out to Cape Palliser on the coast and you’ll pass through the tiny fishing village of Ngawi where you’ll see a colourful array of old bulldozers and tractors parked on the beach.

The towns have their own individual character and charm. Martinborough is the centre of the local wine industry – take a tour of the vineyards - while Greytown has an architectural charm and is a favourite weekend getaway for Wellingtonians.
Accommodation ranges from boutique hotels to homestay cottages. Having a car for transport works best; it’s a big area.
Main centres: 



Carterton, Eketahuna, Featherston, Greytown, Martinborough

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