Principal's Update

Thursday 25th February 2021

Whanau Learning Conferences

Kia ora,


In week 6 of this term on the 10th and 11th of March we will hold Whanau Learning Conferences. These have traditionally been called Parent/Teacher interviews, but as education continues to change and evolve, the new name really stands for bringing our families and teachers together for the advancement of our students. At these meetings the teachers will discuss future goals for your children and invite you to share the strengths that your child exhibits at home.


Please note that we aim to get a 100% turn out for our Whanau Learning Conferences so please take the time to click on the link below and book in to see your child’s teacher: https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code?code=pxy9t


If the 10th and 11th March does not suit you please email your child’s teacher directly and they will book another date/time that suits you. Their email addresses can be found here https://www.matapu.school.nz/about/staff. If we do not hear from you, your child’s teacher will just give you a quick call to book in a time that suits.


It is incredibly important to us to develop a positive relationship between our families and the school, research has shown that the more invested parents/caregivers are in their child’s education, the better they do.


Thank you for your support.



Ngå mihi nui


James Willson