Matapu School Newsletter
Term 2, Week 1, 6th May 2022
Calendar - Please note some new dates added & further information for events will be sent home closer to the date if required.
- Monday 16th May - BOT Meeting, 5:30pm
- Friday 20th May - Pink Shirt Day
- 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: to positively greet classmates, staff, and parents
Te reo phrase of the week: turituri (Be quiet)
We have had an amazing start back to the term. It is wonderful to see high rates of attendance, despite Covid still being prevalent in our region. Our students are full of smiles and are working hard on their class scene for the Carmen Sandiego production.
Last year we employed the services of a company who specialises in playground health and safety to carry out an audit for us. They identified a number of items that we needed to address. These have now all been ticked off, which culminated in new bark being spread around our various playgrounds in the school holidays. A big thanks to Kurt Parry, Nathan Joyce, Brent Espin, Glen Jordan, Matt Eliason, Steve Bailey, Matt Brady, and Dion Bishell who gave up their time in the holidays to spread the bark out. I’d also like to pass on a special thanks to Glenn Forster (our caretaker) who did a fantastic job of replacing fittings, installing new chains, punching nails in, etc.
We always do a push on our students wearing the correct school uniform at the start of each term. If your child is wearing the incorrect school uniform, a note will be sent home explaining which item needs addressing. Please see Emma at the school office to purchase new uniform items. A small selection of second hand items are also available for $10 each.
As of today we currently have 7 Covid cases within our student population.
Good luck to all of our teams and students playing winter sports tomorrow!
Kia pai to wiki (have a wonderful weekend).
Ngå mihi nui
Room 2 - Blake for displaying the key values of integrity and effort in everything that he does.
Room 3 - Chloe for making good decisions for her learning, enabling her to complete her work on time.
Room 4 - Noah for making a great start to the term by having ambition for learning!
Room 5 - Eden for making an awesome effort and progress in mathematics.
Room 6 - Calais for showing super effort in your learning, you are being a great learner agent!
Set the overgrown bush alight, and the new flax shoots will spring.
In order to change we may need to leave some ways behind in order to do things differently.
Matapu School Parents Association
Monday 23rd May
In the Matapu Hall
It is absolutely awesome to be back into it in Term 2! Being able to have parents at school is so lovely - there is a happy ‘buzz’ after school as whanau chit chats and are welcomed into the classrooms. With production this term, Room 2 have been learning all about Ancient Egypt. Children are engaged and are seeming to enjoy the most interesting aspects of rituals, such as mummification!
Well Done to Violet who will be playing the lead part of Carmen Sandiego in our School Production.
We are needing as many Nappysan or Oxyaction containers as we can get - so if you have some, please send them to school! We also need white sheets - again, if you have any spare, please send them along so that we can begin to create our Production costumes.
Welcome back to Term 2! We have a very busy term ahead with our production coming up so it is great to see everyone settling back into the routines we learnt in Term 1 to help make our first week run smoothly.
A big warm welcome to Indy and Aoraki who have started their schooling at Matapu this week. They have both had a fantastic first week and their new friends have been very welcoming.
Happy Mothers’ Day to all our mums, we hope you enjoy the ‘made with love’ treasures that will be coming your way!
Northfuels Fuel for Schools
As a Northfuels customer, you can nominate a participating school to receive 50cents for every 100 litres of bulk fuel that you have delivered.
For more information
Freephone: 0800 999 986
We would like to thank those members of the community who are currently contributing to our school, thank you to:
Western Heights Partnership
Clark and Everitt Partnership
M.R Cleaver Trust
Opua Road Farm Ltd
AJ and JL Dettling
Okawanui Farm Trust
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Print Ready - Amanda Sherman, CMK Hawera, Shurr & Ireland Acocuntants, 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, Melza’s Customs, Monkeytoe.
PLEASE SUPPORT THOSE THAT SUPPORT US