Matapu School Newsletter
Term 1, Week 8, 26th March 2021
Calendar - Please note some new dates added & further information for events will be sent home closer to the date if required.
- Thursday 1st April - Teachers Only Day
- Friday 2nd April - Good Friday
- Monday 5th April - Easter Monday
- Tuesday 6th April - Easter Tuesday
- Friday 16th April - Last day of Term 1
Principal's Weekly Update
RAISE Goal: to look after my belongings
Te reo phrase of the week: rarangi ki waho (line up outside)
Last Friday we finished up a highly successful week by claiming the overall win at the Mt Spa inter-school swimming sports. Our swimmers represented Matapu School incredibly well, winning plenty of races and loudly cheering each other on. Today we celebrated the last event of Term 1, the junior school triathlon. Our junior students did so well over the three disciplines and it was neat to see so many of our senior students helping out as marshals on the day.
Please note that the school pool will close on Sunday 28th March. Please hand your pool keys into the office by Friday 9th April.
Remember that on Thursday 1st April we will be holding a teachers only day. We will be working with our colleagues from the MOA Kluster (Matapu, Auroa, Opunake, and Kaponga) around how to encourage creativity in our students and effectively implement the digital technologies curriculum.
Below is a breakdown of how the Matapu School SPA Committee has funded different initiatives within our school over the last year. The School, Board, and SPA appreciate every contribution - big or small - towards our fundraising endeavours. We couldn't do it without such an amazing and supportive community!
Donated to school during 2020/21:
- Playground - $24,305.78
- Playground bark - $920.00
- Hats - $680.00
- Playground hose - $585.03
- Prime maths - $1,553.70
- Special needs - $395.77
- School pool - $268.80
- Total - $28,709.08
Ngå mihi nui
Room 3 - Regan for giving 100% effort in his writing!
Room 4 - Dallas for working super hard in class so he finishes his work on time and always looking after his belongings.
Room 5 - Mosese for always listening carefully to instructions and working hard to complete his work.
Room 6 - Hudson for making a great effort to help you use sounds for reading and writing.
Room 1 - Molly (absent) for always showing the school values in everything she does.
If you know who you are and where you are from, then you will know where you are going.
Last Friday we were lucky to have Cecile from Swimming New Zealand provide a lesson in the pool. We learnt what is needed to survive in different conditions if we ever are in danger in the water.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
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, Hawera Auto Court. 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
PLEASE SUPPORT THOSE THAT SUPPORT US