Mataroa School Project
Mataroa School, west of Taihape, is a small rural school with a role that sits between 35-40 students. We have a long history within our community and the school was established over a hundred years ago. Of course a small school comes with a small budget. The flooring we would like to have replaced is the 30 year old linoleum in our senior room/breakout space. This lino is is starting to lift and is so brittle that it is breaking off in small sharp pieces which has now become dangerous as the students as catching their feet, and as you could imagine we are a rural school so the red bands are left at the door and they enter with bare feet.
To have this old lino replaced with a robust carpet, the students will be able to use the space more effectively. At the moment the flooring is cold under foot and it is dangerous. With the extreme cold weather we experience new Rhino carpet will add warmth and comfort. It will improve the acoustics and the students will be able to sit on the floor comfortably to watch /work with the smart TV.
If we are lucky enough to receive this funding it will free up funds for our school camp or upgrading our Chrome books as we continue to aim for 1-1 digital devices at Mataroa School.
Michelle Calderbank, Mataroa School Principal