Matakana School Gala


Labour Weekend will see the Matakana School Gala Day happening as it has for over 20 years. It’s an epic event, operated by a large number of volunteers, teachers and staff. Helena Udjur, School Relations Administrator, says, “The fundraising goal for this year is to consolidate savings for an all-weather surface and dome on a third of our courts.

“Our gala is a wonderful family event and a treasure hunter's dream! There are so many stalls to visit including our huge outdoor yard sale, clothing and linen, a special gallery for retro/vintage pieces, hundreds of books, plants and produce stalls, an electrical store, hundreds of toys, a huge bric-a-brac room, and much more! We also have a silent auction and quickfire raffle wheel.

“Main stage entertainment has super talent from Matakana School as well as local artists. Matakana School Foodies run the One Day Cafe - gourmet burgers and sandwiches, waffles, sausage sizzle, bacon butties and lots more. But do get in early for the best take-home cakes at the cake stall.

“Children's entertainment on the playing fields includes traditional games like a coconut shy and a crockery smash plus a horizontal bungy, the ‘Terminator’, Disneyland bouncy castle, mini hot-rods, and more.

The doors open at 7am. For more information email our gala administration team on

The school thanks the community for its fantastic support, both in donating goods and coming along to enjoy the day. It would also like to acknowledge the exceptional job done by Wendy Douglas in coordinating the entertainment stage – sadly, this will be her last year on the job.

See you at the Gala!