Matapu School Newsletter
Term 4, Week 2 , 29th October 2021
Calendar - Please note some new dates added & further information for events will be sent home closer to the date if required.
- Monday 8th November - BOT meeting @ 6pm
- Wednesday 17th November - Sports Prizegiving
- Friday 19th November - Junior Prizegiving
- Wednesday 24th November - Senior Prizegiving
- Friday 26th November - was a Teachers Only Day - This is now a normal school day
- Wednesday 1st December - Year 8 Dinner
- Tuesday 14th December - Last day of Term 4
Principal's Weekly Update
Term 4 Week 2
RAISE Goal: to wear your potae at break times
Te reo phrase of the week: tangohia tō potae (take off your hat)
Today was our year 5/6 students’ last day of camp at Vertical Horizon. With plenty of physical activities, teamwork, and laughs going on, it was a fantastic time had by all. Next week our year 7/8s will partake in an activity week which includes laser tag, paddle boarding, and racing down the Holden Museum’s luge. I know I keep saying it, but it’s incredibly pleasing to see our students still being able to participate in EOTC (education outside the classroom) experiences at alert level 2.
School Bus - Masks
Recently we received news from the Ministry of Education regarding the rules around face masks on school transportation. They require all students aged 12 and over to wear a face mask and highly recommended students of all ages to wear face masks while travelling on our school bus. All of the affected students should have received a notice earlier in the week. However please see our bus controller (Anna Haupaora) or myself if you need further information.
Kia pai to wiki (have a wonderful weekend).
Ngå mihi nui
2021 Pet Day Results
Thank you to Lynden Muggeridge and Amy Cameron for organising amazing prizes for the calf section; and to our judges on the day – Paul Vanner and Ross Johnson.
Prizes sponsored by: Farmsource, Taranaki Vets, Eltham Vet Services, Worldwide Sires, Bell Booth, LIC, Graincorp, Wonder Minerals and Silverstone Jerseys.
Pet day ribbons were sponsored by Eltham Vet Services and all the certificates were organised by Print Ready.
Junior calves (5-8yrs)
1st: Holly Van Den Brand and Black Beauty
2nd: Hudson Cleaver and Naughty
3rd: Jack Muggeridge and Quin
1st: Ollie Muggeridge and Nightowl
2nd: Holly Van Den Brand and Black Beauty
3rd: Charlize Luscombe and Summer
1st: Jack Muggeridge and Quin
2nd: Noah Oliver and Blue
3rd: Holly Van Den Brand and Black Beauty
Senior calves (9-12 years)
1st: Aden Van Den Brand and Lucky
2nd: Jake Brady and Buster
3rd: Ruby Horgan and Frankie
1st: Ruby Horgan and Frankie
2nd: Aden Van Den Brand and Lucky
3rd: Chloe Brady and Daisy
1st: Ruby Horgan and Frankie
2nd: Lucas Hurley and Connie
3rd: Caleb Hurley and Maggie
Overall champion calf: Ruby Horgan and Frankie
Reserve champion calf: Holly Van Den Brand and Black Beauty
Most enthusiastic: Charlie Luscombe and Summer
Thank you to our judges Adrian Clark, Eltham Vet Services and Daniel Hornby, Carrfields Livestock.
Junior lambs (5-8 years)
1st: Indy Bailey and Twinkle
2nd: Awhina O’Brien-Thoumine and Poppy
3rd: Lucinda Eliason and Rocky
1st: Jazmyn Scott and Minty
2nd: Brock Adams and Flashy
3rd: Ayla Parry and Lilly
Senior lambs (9-12 years)
1st: Molly Fletcher and Lincoln Loud
2nd: Anika Parry and Bella
3rd: James Willson and Nelly
1st: James Willson and Nelly
2nd: Molly Fletcher and Lincoln Loud
3rd: Cohen Brittain and Sweetheart
Overall champion: Molly Fletcher and Lincoln Loud
Most enthusiastic: Kyle Clark and Rocket
Prizes were sponsored by Matapu School Parents Assn.
$15 first, $10 second, $5 third, chocolate bars for merit prizes.
1st Toby Mellow, 2nd Milla Jordan, 3rd Ryan Blackburn.
Merits for all participants, courtesy of Miss Rawcliffe.
1st Stefanie Haisman, 2nd Anya Hunt, 3rd Aden Van Den Brand.
Merits: Paxton Burke and Regan Murray.
1st Mason Jordan, 2nd Chloe Blackburn , 3rd Kaitlyn Harding-Tito.
Merits: Anika Parry and Bridgette Bocock.
1st Kordy O’Brien, 2nd Noah Oliver, 3rd Khorus-Lee Hunt.
Merits: Caden Barr, Joshua Snooks, Sivarah Adams, Meika Burke, Nate Haisman.
1st Krystal Glasgow, 2nd Braxton Te Waaka, 3rd Sophie Barr.
Merits: Holly Van Den Brand, Katelyn Cripps, Keely Eliason, Hudson Cleaver.
1st Eden, 2nd Mackenzie Oliver, 3rd Ayla Parry.
Merits for all participants.
Small pets – judged from registered children who had entered a pet profile
Champion dog: Jessie Lockley and her dog DJ
Caged pets – Furry
1st: Krystal Glasgow and her cat 2J
HC: Bridgette Bocock and her guinea pig Jeffery
Caged pets – Feathered
1st: Mia Pettit with her chickens Sunny & Sunshine
HC: Leah Pettit with her chickens Sweetie, Chocko & Bondi
Room 2 - Kevin Crothers-Ritchie - for the awesome effort you are putting into your learning.
Room 3 - Jade webb - for an awesome piece of persuasive writing.
Room 4 - Caden Barr - for making great choices with your learning, you are great at getting all your work finished on time, then doing extra!
Room 5 - Sophie Barr - for ambition! You are trying really hard in your maths.
Room 6 - Luke Jordan - for showing ambition, effort and great speed doing 'doubles'. You are a Maths Whizz!
He hono tangata e kore e motu; ka pa he taura waka e motu
Unlike a canoe rope, a human bond cannot be severed.
Photo of our Kumara Tipu that are almost ready to be planted by our Enviro Group.
It is hard to believe that we are in the second week of term 4! Christmas is rapidly approaching - so exciting.
Children are much more settled this week and are back into the routine of things with lots of learning happening. The finer weather has been appreciated - as well as the warmth of our lovely sun. Every day, new adventures happen in our class with learning challenges. Tomorrow the children will be deciding how to design a special tool belt for the seven dwarfs or will be finding out a unit of measurement for Rapunzel's hair. This will, no doubt, be loads of fun! We are practicing how to skip count forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s. Practicing at home will certainly be helpful! Also, we are practicing double and halves to 20.
Yesterday was the NZ ShakeOut! as you can see, Room 5 knew what to do.
The short week has raced by quickly!
We had our first cricket session with Liam on Tuesday morning and it was fantastic to watch everyone putting in their best effort and giving all the skills a go. We are lucky to have this opportunity as he brings and sets up all the equipment and we just have to turn up and have fun!
In maths this week we have worked on learning about doubles up to 10, creating our own fist and finger actions to help us remember what they are- ask your child if they can show it to you!
We are using the Numicon to help build strong knowledge too- for our ‘Number of the Week’ we found different ways we could make 6...
...and we also used them to help us complete a doubles worksheet. We were able to go past 10, using the blocks to show us what the totals would be.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Mark Joblin Concept & Construction Ltd, Sanfords Rural Carriers, Taranaki By-Products, McDonald Real Estate, Eltham Vet Services, ANZCO, Power Farming, Corrigan Electrical, Matapu Bulk Transport, CRV Ambreed, FMG, Mack Transport, Blastways, Nevada, Ballance, Todd Energy, & BCCL (Burgess Crowley Civil Limited) Carrfields Livestock, Rosemount Charolais - Dairy Bull Specialists, PGG Wrightson Livestock, Jack Gray Ltd, Bruce Parry Livestock, Kelsen's Glass & Glazing, Tommo's Tyres Ltd, Chris Perrett Electrical Solutions, Holdem Contracting Ltd, STE (South Taranaki Electrical), Kaponga Four Square, MG Taranaki, JP Refrigeration.
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