Matapu School Newsletter
Term 2, Week 6, 10th June 2022
Calendar - Please note some new dates added & further information for events will be sent home closer to the date if required.
- Wednesday & Thursday 15th & 16th June - Whanau Learning Conferences
- Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 20th, 21st & 22nd June - School Production
- Friday 24th June - Matariki
- Friday 8th July - Last Day of Term 2
Principal's Weekly Update
RAISE Goal: I will celebrate my learning by sharing my successes at the end of each day
Te reo phrase of the week: kāti (that’s enough)
It was a four day week, but we managed to pack five days worth of action into it. The classrooms are a buzz with creative thinking, clever designs, and a lot of hard work in regards to pulling everything together for the school production. Tickets are selling fast so please remember to purchase them for $5 each from the school office if you haven’t already done so.
I hope everybody received the notice on Wednesday night that included information about our upcoming learning conferences on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th June. Thank you to the large number of people who have already made an appointment. If you haven’t, please click on the link below to book a time that works for you. Please remember that school finishes at 2 pm on Wednesday and Thursday next week. We really appreciate a prompt pick up, as this helps our teachers get ready to start on time at 2:30 pm. The first bus will leave at 2 pm. Please ensure that someone is able to pick your child up from the bus stop at this earlier time.
Last Friday on our teacher only day, all of our teachers visited the Taranaki Transport Museum and Pioneer Village. We were taken on extensive tours of all of their exhibits and received a lot of information about how technology, housing, medicine, education, and farming have changed over the years. This is all in aid of supporting our teachers to put a local slant on the new Aotearoa/NZ Histories curriculum that is due to be rolled out at the beginning of 2023. We gained some valuable insights and are looking forward to fitting some field trips into our calendar in the coming years.
Matapu History Fact
The Aotearoa/NZ Histories curriculum enables us to provide our students with valuable learning experiences at both a national and regional level. Therefore from now until the end of the year, I thought I would share an interesting historical fact about Matapu School. Check out this week’s one below:
The school was originally called Kaupokonui School from the name of the block of land. It was renamed Matapu School after five months of being open.
As of today we have no Covid cases within our student population.
Kia pai to wiki (have a wonderful weekend).
Ngå mihi nui
Enrolment Notice (out of zone)
Enrolment at Matapu School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from our school office.
The board has determined that we have two out of zone places available at year 7, two at year 3, and two at year 4 for Term 2. The deadline for out-of-zone applications is 3 pm 13th June.
If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on Wednesday 15th June. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.
Kurt Parry, Board of Trustees Presiding Member
Room 2 - Andie for her leadership and maturity, it is much appreciated!
Room 3 - Bridgette for great focus and effort in all her work as well as helpfulness.
Room 4 - Resina for making a huge effort to learn how to halve large numbers.
Room 5 - Flynn for the great effort he is putting into his learning! Tino Pai!
Room 6 - Liam for showing his Matapu Values by sitting up on the mat - R for Respect!
SchooI Board Parent Election 2022
Our school will be undertaking a parent election for 5 School Board vacancies. This process will start with the issuing of nomination papers to our caregiver community by Friday 15th July 2022.
We have employed CES to undertake the election process on our behalf. This year with legislative change, our nomination form and full instruction on how to place your nomination into our own School’s Election website will be emailed to you if we have your email address in our database or you will receive it by post if we don’t have your email in our database.
Nomination papers will also be available at the school office. The school will send those on to CES for processing upon receipt from candidates.
Nominations close on Wednesday 3rd August at 12 noon. Election day is Wednesday 7th September.
We look forward to your participation in this process.
With a peaceful mind and respectful heart we will always get the best results.
Student Update - By Cooper Malone & Nazeer Rye
We have finished, apart from the addition of some hieroglyphics, our main character! King Mat is now standing proud in our classroom, ready for his big performance. We have tried teaching him some dance moves - he is a reluctant and rather stubborn learner! He is adorned with jewels and gold as he stands guard over Room 2.
Room 2 has also been learning all about angles and money - angles are all over the place - it is great to see the kids connecting real life to maths!
MATAPU HALL SOCIETY (INC)
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
( To be Held in The Hall Supper Room)
MONDAY 13TH JUNE 2022
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
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