Matapu School Newsletter
Term 4, Week 6, 20th November 2020
Calendar - Please note some new dates added & further information for events will be sent home closer to the date if required.
- Wednesday 25th November - Sports Prizegiving, 5:30pm
- Wednesday 2nd December - Year 8 Dinner
- Tuesday 15th December - Last day of school
- Wednesday 16th December - Teachers Only Day (End of Term 4)
- Monday 1st February 2021 - First day of school
Principal's Weekly Update
Term 4 Week 6
RAISE Goal: to perform to the best of my ability in my class item for prizegiving
Te reo phrase of the week: aiho tēnā (leave that alone)
Wow, I could not have been prouder of our wonderful students on Wednesday night. They did an amazing job performing their class items, as well as being a great audience come prizegiving time. The community support at the event was fantastic and to be able to sit down and enjoy a hangi at the end of the night was tremendous. Once again, it’s too hard to thank everyone for all of their help and support, but to our teachers, parent helpers, Alfred, and Larry, you all did an awesome job and made the night such a success.
Just a reminder that our sports prizegiving will start at 5.30pm on Wednesday 25th November. We’ll start things off with a round of tug of war for the kids before moving on to the epic Mums v Dads netball game (the Dads are the reigning champs). The presentation of the awards and certificates will follow. There will be no BBQ this year or BYO plate, instead there will be an American Hotdog for everyone who attends at the end of the prizegiving, the SPA will also provide ice blocks for the kids.
It has been neat to see such a step up in our uniform consistency this year. Now is the time to check if your child needs a new uniform item for next year and see Emma at the office. Please note that the school office will also be open between the hours of 9 am - 12 pm on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th January 2021 for all of your uniform and administration needs.
Our school pool is in the final stages of being open for summer. We have replaced the padlock and have new pool keys, which will be available from the school office for $70. Thank you so much to Megan and Anna for getting the pool ready to go. I can not wait to see it being used by our tamariki and whanau!
Ngå mihi nui
WOW! What an amazing week of awesome learning experiences for our kids. Thank you so much for joining us for our prizegiving and hangi! The end of the year is such a special time for our year 8’s. We will be continuing the celebration over the next couple of weeks. We have two trips planned for weeks 8 and 9. Thank you for all of the permission forms that have been returned so far, it really helps with our planning to have them back so quickly.
Room One and Room Four are Buddy Classes. Today we got to show Room 4 how to use the WeDo and Flexo Kits. It was so much fun!
It has been another very busy week!
Hangi and prizegiving took up lots of time…but wasn’t it amazing! We worked hard (with Room 5) to make the stuffing for the hangi and we practiced our item hard too. I am really proud of the great performance by Room 6, they looked fabulous and the dance was spot-on!
We even managed to squeeze in some cricket skills with Jack.
te manu e kai ana i te matauranga nona te ao.
The bird who partakes of the miro berry owns the forest,
the bird who partakes of education owns the world.
Trophies & Cups
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