Principal's Update

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Welcome back!

Kia ora,


Happy New Year and welcome to our first newsletter of 2021! I hope you’ve had a fantastic time over the festive period and caught up with plenty of family and friends. The weather has been great and it has been lovely to see lots of our families and community members making the most of our school pool.


A few reminders:

  • School starts for all students at 9:00 am on Monday 1st February

  • Stationery lists were sent out with your child’s 2020 end of year report, but if you’ve misplaced yours please find additional copies at https://www.matapu.school.nz/information/stationery

  • The school office will be open on the 28th and 29th January from 9 am - 12 pm

  • Guitar lessons for Term 1 are currently being finalised, please email me at principal@matapu.school.nz to register your child

  • Full school uniform, including a school hat is expected from the first day of school


Building Work

The current upgrade of Rooms 1, 2, and 3 is progressing incredibly well. At this stage we are aiming for the senior students to be back in their classes at the beginning of March. Therefore our senior team will continue to work out of the community hall for the first four weeks of Term 1.


Junior Playground

Our new Pico Net has been installed and the bark has been ordered. A massive thanks to the SPA Committee for all of their fundraising efforts and making this happen. It is wonderful for our community to see where the money raised at events such as our Pet Days goes towards.


We are really looking forward to having all of our students back and getting 2021 underway. We have an action packed year lined up!


Ngå mihi nui


James Willson