Maungatapere School

Newsletter 24th August 2023

From the principal

Youth Summit

Mr Kini, Mrs Wood and myself had the great pleasure of transporting and accompanying twenty Y6 to Y8 students at the Northland Youth Summit last Friday. This was a great opportunity to offer nine school council members a reward for their extra leadership in and around the school, organising events for everyone to enjoy and supporting agencies in need. The other eleven places were offered to Y7/8 students who may not have had an opportunity for leadership, or that we thought would really benefit from the messages at the summit.

The range of speakers where truly inspirational and may have opened the children’s minds to a world of possibilities, and or given sound advice about dealing with challenges in life. Mr Kini really enjoyed this and will be keen to take another group next year.

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Te Horo School Cross Country Taniwha Challenge

60+ students battled it out at Maungatapere School during cross country training over a number of weeks, to be selected based on their consistent effort and attitude, to represent our school at the Taniwha Challenge. What stood out to me was the collective will to strive for the top spots during training. The Maungatapere children definitely have buckets of motivation, drive and enthusiasm to compete. We have had great feedback from the students, teachers and parents about the positive day had by all. Well done Team Maungatapere! A few of Miss Ruth’s children wrote about the day (see included). Thanks to the collective effort of the teachers promoting and supporting a well-run cross country programme at school.

There is an Album of the day on our Facebook Page.

Crosscountry Results

Thank you to all our amazing supporters at the Cross Country yesterday. Our young people were outstanding. We have created an Album on Facebook with loads of photos of the day.

The results were:

Year 0 Boys

1st George de Ridder, 2nd Dylan Boylan, 3rd Max Kelly

Year 0 Girls

1st Leah Hanger, 2nd Ngawai Hoeta-Harrison, 3rd Lydia Reeves

Year 1 Boys

1st Noah Kennedy, 2nd Elijah McGrath, 3rd Shresh Ram

Year 1 Girls

1st Toni Railton, 2nd Georgia Hawkins, 3rd Maeve Palcic

Year 2 Boys

1st Liam Hawkins, 2nd Max Frost, 3rd Reon Kokich

Year 2 Girls

1st Ksenia Coleman, 2nd Georgie Matson, 3rd Emme Wood

Year 3 Boys

1st Lachlan Kelly, 2nd Nicolai Hansen, 3rd Finnley McGrath

Year 3 Girls

1st Ciara Compaan, 2nd Khloe Neho, 3rd Avery Morgan

8 Year Old Boys

1st Kody Wiseman, 2nd Heath Lambly, 3rd Ezra Bowen-Gamlin

8 Year Old Girls

1st Lara Fitzpatrick, 2nd Lilly Matson, 3rd Rosa Dunham

9 Year Old Boys

1st Aidan Neuhold, 2nd Taniera Ross-Hill, 3rd Freddie Chapman

9 Year Old Girls

1st Ella Watts, 2nd Lily Robertson, 3rd Isla Gibson

10 Year Old Boys

1st Selwyn Watson, 2nd Ben Oxford, 3rd Jackson Leigh

10 Year Old Girls

1st Millie Taylor, 2nd Emily Morgan, 3rd Mia Ruawhare

11 Year Old Boys

1st Jacob Oxford, 2nd Lachlan Livingston, 3rd Jake Butel

11 Year Old Girls

1st Holly-Grace Duffy, 2nd Ella Guitry, 3rd Arabella Chapman

12+ Year Old Boys

1st Xander Tissink, 2nd Sheldon Hill, 3rd Campbell Parker

12+ Year Old Girls

1st Ava Neumann, 2nd Eden Watson-Meyer, 3rd Lara Bradford

Parents Race

1st Dad - Joseph Oxford, 2nd Dad - Andrew Booth, 3rd Dad - Isaac Watts

1st Mum - Loren Duffy, 2nd Mum - Laura Ewing, 3rd Mum - Kate McGrath

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whats coming up!

25 Aug Daffodil Day

30 Aug Barge Park Cross Country

2-8 Sep Aims Games

11-15 Sep Book Fair Week

12 Sep Year 7/8 Speech Competitions

20 Sep Mangakahia Lions Speech Competition

21 Sep Pizza Day

22 Sep End of Term 3

9 Oct First Day - Term 4

28 Oct Ag Day

School Awards

Lily de Ridder R12 For giving every learning activity her best effort in Room 12.

Anahera Timms-Mohi R3 For showing resilience and learning to have a positive attitude - making her learning happen.

Isla Gibson R13 For showing mana in all of her learning.

Vivien Morgan R9 For all your hard work and effort you put into your learning.

Hunter Powell R5 Making good learning choices during mat time.

Maisy Dunham R5 Showing mana during work time and always trying your best.

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Ag Day Help

We require a parent to run/organise the food tent at Ag Day. This will be working alongside Charlene Cliff with the view to the parent taking over next year.

Please contact the school office if you can help.

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THANK YOU!! To our generous sponsors

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