Matapu School Newsletter
Term 2, Week 9, 2nd July 2021
Calendar - Please note some new dates added & further information for events will be sent home closer to the date if required.
- Friday 9th July - End of Term 2
- Monday 26th July - Start of Term 3
- Friday 3rd September - Teachers Only Day
- Wednesday 8th September - Wig Wednesday for Child Cancer Foundation
- Monday 13th - Friday 17th September - Maori Language Week
- Friday 17th September - Grandparents Day
Principal's Weekly Update
RAISE Goal: to show good sportsmanship using by kind words during games and activities
Te reo phrase of the week: kei a wai _____? Who has got ___?
Some frosty starts have turned into some amazing days for us here at school. The students have definitely been making the most of the sunshine and our fantastic outside facilitators have been running some great basketball and rippa rugby sessions with our students.
As we near the end of the term, please double check with your children that they have got all of their uniform, shoes, etc. We will display the lost property at the front of the school on a fine day next week. Please take the time to make sure that you have all of your children’s belongings.
Ben McLeod will be back to teach our students guitar next term. The cost will again be $120 per term, per student. Can you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sign your child up for guitar lessons. All of the existing students attending lessons with Ben will remain in their current groups.
Thank you so much to our wonderful SPA Committee for such a great night last Friday! The students had an absolute ball and busted out plenty of moves on the dance floor.
Have a great weekend, the weather is looking good for all of our students playing sport!
Ngå mihi nui
Room 2 - Hazel for consistently showing all of the RAISE values!
Room 4 - Chloe for challenging yourself to use basic facts in maths and staying focused on your activities!
Room 5 - Kohya for always putting 100% effort into his school work.
Room 6 - Braxton for the great effort you are putting in to keep your learning moving forward.
Room 3 - Breia (absent) for always going out of her way to help or support her peers in class.
From the cradle to the grave, we are forever learning.
This week we have been using the Sphero Robots. They are a small robot in the shape of a ball with several features that can be controlled through mobile apps. The main features are rolling, changing colour and speed.
Last week we created an obstacle course for the students to drive their sphero around, some of us think we're ready to get a driver’s licence already! This week we learned to code shapes for the sphero to follow, it can even track our names in the carpet. We can’t wait to see what we learn next week.
It has been quite an empty classroom this week with lots of sickness around and the very cold weather!
For Aumangea Taima this week we were learning how to work with a partner, cooperate, and share our ideas to complete the task. We had to work out how to make a lego shape like the one that was on the card we were given, and for it to work out we had to look closely to see which blocks to choose and where to put them...not such a simple process when you are 5 or 6! It gave us an opportunity to learn about rethinking and having another go!
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