Frequently Asked Questions

I am no longer coming to the reunion, can I get a refund?

Yes, up to 22nd February 2018 we are able to offer a refund on registration and events booked, however, it will be less applicable fees (to cover administrative costs incurred and event fees already locked in). Refunds received after this date (22nd February 2018) will be at the discretion of the Centenary Organising Committee.All cancellations must be made in writing to   Please see Terms and Conditions on the website for further details

How do I change, add or remove events from my registration?

You will need to fill out the Alter your Registration Form  (found under registrations on the reunion website).

To fill this out you will need to enter your name, email address and registration code (this can be found on your ORDER CONFIRMATION form that you received when you did your online registration. It is a ten digit code)

You will then be able to add any individual events by changing the drop down box and selecting ‘add to event’

To remove events from your registration you will need to (requesting a refund if necessary)

Is my partner able to attend events with me? Do they need to pay a separate registration?

Yes, your partner will need to register for the reunion by completing a separate registration. They will also need to pay the registration fee, plus the costs for the events they want to attend. Your partner is welcome to attend any events with you as long as they are a registered guest for that event.

I can’t pay online, how do I pay?

You may pay with cash or cheque, however, you will need to print off and complete a ‘Manual Registration Form’. Either post it to the College or take it into the College Office to pay in person.

I registered with the Early bird Registration but now I want to add more events, What do I do?

You will need to alter your existing registration. See ‘How do I change, add or remove events?’ above.

Is there a specific dress code for the Official Opening Ceremony or any of the events?

The dress code for the event is tidy casual. There will be an official photographer taking photos as this is an Official Centenary event. Please note: for woman wishing to wear heels, you will be standing on grass in the marquee.

Is there mobility or wheelchair access?
There will be parking for guests with limited mobility in two places.
1. Close to the marquees where the functions are being held. Entry to this is off Station Road (refer to the map)
2. We will also have parking available around the front of the school. Entry to this will be signposted. It is off Firth Street, past the main entrances and up the small gravel driveway. Wheelchair access into the Hall is through the office block, this is marked on the map.
We will have 4 wheelchairs available upon request as well. Please contact to book a wheelchair.
Can I park my motorhome or caravan nearby?

Yes you can, please see the Accommodation section on the website. There are a few different locations to park but all will only take ‘self-contained’ Motor Homes. Firth Primary School and Matamata Intermediate are the closest locations and bookings can be made directly with the schools for a small charge.

Can children come to any of the events?

Children are welcome to attend throughout the day but are not permitted at the three evening functions which are R18 events.

Will there be a lunch on Saturday (Centenary Day)?

Great affordable FOOD will be available to everyone throughout Saturday and you are in for a treat.

When locals want quality food using only fresh produce we call Robo and Owen. Rob Leahy, an experienced chef and caterer joined forces with Owen Henderson, a local butcher committed to sourcing and selling the best quality meat available, and offer catering for outdoor events and group functions. They will be onsite with their purpose built trailer which incorporates both a gas operated roasting oven and an oscillating spit roaster. They will have a range of tasty items including chicken and vegetarian available for purchase.


If you are thirsty… THE REID PLACE GARDEN BAR will be open from midday on Saturday with a range of well-priced beverages for purchase. And the exciting news is that we have secured Good George products. If you haven’t tried the internationally renowned range of ciders and beers brewed locally in Hamilton you won’t be disappointed. For more about them and their journey go to


So make a plan to meet your friends for a relaxing drink and great food onsite all Saturday afternoon. (Serving over 18 year olds only. Please don’t be offended if our staff ask to check ID)


Coffee, Tea, Ice cream will all be available to purchase all day too.

Will there be First Aid and Ambulance on site?
St John volunteers will be in attendance on Friday and Saturday for any first aid required. They will call an ambulance if needed.
Where will I find the Official Photographs after the event?
You will find a link to all the images on your weekend programme which you can download free of charge. Photos are filed in the following groups:
I would like to volunteer to assist with the organisation of the Centenary, or join the Sponsor family. Who do I contact?

Please contact Darlene Thomas on 027 285 9251

How do I see if my old classmates or teachers will be attending?

Please see the ‘Who is Coming’ section (under Registrations on the website) for the latest list of attendees

I have a funny story, photos or items of memorabilia that I would like to share, who do I send them to?

Great! If you could scan your images or take a clear photo of them and email them to and we will be in touch.

If you have stories to share, please send them through either as a word doc, PDF or in your email. We know there were plenty of precious memories remembered by proud parents and families but please be patient, we will try to post them all. Some may be edited for length.

Alternatively, items can be dropped into the main office at the College. Please include a note if you would like to have them returned to you afterward.

How can I be added to the Matamata College Alumni List?

Please contact with the years that you were at the College with a list of your achievements either at school or after leaving, and we will do our best to add you to the Alumni list.

I have another question which is not on the above list, who can I ask?

Please send an email to us at and we will be in touch.