Matapu School Newsletter
Term 2, Week 3, 20th May 2022
Calendar - Please note some new dates added & further information for events will be sent home closer to the date if required.
- Friday 3rd June - Teachers Only Day
- Monday 6th June - Queen's Birthday
- Wednesday & Thursday 15th & 16th June - Whanau Learning Conferences
- Tuesday & Wednesday 21st & 22nd June - School Production
- Friday 24th June - Matariki
- Friday 8th July - Last Day of Term 2
Principal's Weekly Update
RAISE Goal: I know what my learning goals are
Te reo phrase of the week: taihoa (Wait)
Today we held a pink shirt day to acknowledge how important it is for our school to be a bully free zone. Our mission statement is: Ka harikoa nga akonga katoa ki tetahi taiao akoranga e haumaru ana i to raatau angitu - All students will enjoy a safe learning environment where they experience success. This statement underpins everything that we try to achieve at Matapu School. Creating and maintaining a bully free environment is key to our students feeling safe at school. It encourages them to embrace new challenges, effectively work with others, and look forward to coming to school. Check out some of the wonderful pink outfits in the photos below.
On Monday 23rd May at 6:30 pm the Matapu School Parents Association will hold their annual general meeting at the Matapu Hall. The SPA Committee play a vital role in raising local funds that support our strategic direction. Everyone is welcome to attend and I know they would love to see some new faces and members sign up.
School Policy Review
As part of our school’s commitment to self-review, the following policies are currently under review:
Please login to our school’s School Docs account to complete reviews of these policies.
Matapu School’s login details are as follows:
As of today we currently have 19 Covid cases within our student population.
Kia pai to wiki (have a wonderful weekend).
Ngå mihi nui
Room 2 - Breia (absent) for always showing respect and being a great role model!
Room 3 - Airini for always keeping your book standards to the highest quality!
Room 4 - Noah for being a fantastic class buddy and doing a great job with your own learning. Ka pai to mahi!
Room 5 - Hank for understanding and knowing your learning goals!
Room 6 - Beauden for the great effort you are putting in to all your class work. You have made super progress!
Each star has it's own light or presence in the sky.
Everyone is their own person.
Production - supplies & help
- Room 5 are in need of some thick bamboo.
- Room 3 need parent help for prop making.
- Mrs Hauparoa is in need of red trench coats and red wide brimmed fedora style hats.
As part of our preparation for our production item we have been learning about the sun. It is such an important element of our daily life but not one we think too much about…unless it is raining! We have learnt that the sun is a star, it is the centre of our solar system and we are the right distance away from the sun…if we were any closer we would get burnt up! If we wanted to travel to the sun it is 150 million kilometres away- and it would take us 170 years to drive there at 100km per hour!
Today we listened to the story of how Maui slowed Tama-nui-te ra (the sun). We loved the illustrations so we made our own using warm colours. We are very proud of our work!
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