Matapu School Newsletter
Term 2, Week 10, 9th July 2022
Calendar - Please note some new dates added & further information for events will be sent home closer to the date if required.
- Monday 25th July - Term 3 starts
- Friday 19th August - Wacky Hair Day for Child Cancer
- Friday 9th September - School Cross Country
Principal's Weekly Update
RAISE Goal: to celebrate everything that I have achieved this term
Te reo phrase of the week: he aha tenei (what is this?)
As we come to the end of another successful term, I would like to start by thanking our community for your support. We moved from Covid setting red to orange, conducted learning conferences where over 95% of whanau attended, held a magnificent school production, and even managed to take out rippa and soccer titles. The support that we receive from our parents/caregivers to be coaches, take transport, or be helpers in one way or another has been wonderful and is something that I along with the staff hugely value. So thank you very much.
Room 3 Update
We are delighted to say that Lauren Procter was successful in her application for the recent permanent teaching vacancy that we had advertised. Lauren will remain teaching in Room 4, as we have luckily acquired Chelsea Werder to teach in Room 3 when Miss West moves on. Chelsea has relieved in our school before and we are thrilled to have her join our Matapu School teaching team. There will be a short period of three weeks where Mrs Hauparoa will teach in Room 3 to cover the period between when Dale leaves and Chelsea starts.
With some of you either well into calving or just about to start, we know many of you are heading into your busiest time of the year. We wish you all the best and hope you have a successful season.
Matapu History Fact
The railway which runs through Matapu, just north of the school and parallel with Skeet Road was completed in 1925. The first train took passengers, horses and jockeys from Hawera to Patiki Road, the nearest point to the Pihama Racecourse.
As of today we currently have no Covid cases within our student population.
Kia pai to hararei (have a wonderful holiday).
Ngå mihi nui
Room 2 - Adalaide for being a kind, fun and much loved member of Room 2. Well done for always trying super hard!
Room 3 - Charlize for consistently being considerate and thinking of others before herself.
Room 4 - Awhina for always offering to help others and noticing jobs that need to be done around the classroom.
Room 5 - Keely for stepping up and showing ambition in your learning!
Room 6 - Lincoln for showing enthusiasm and effort in your learning and making a big jump in the alphabet!
If you know who you are and where you are from, then you will know where you are going.
We have had such a great end to the term this week. Our student teacher Hayden Bryant taught us a really great lesson about Matariki on Tuesday. Everyone had a great time at Tech finishing up their topic for the term and enjoying their ice block from the Intermediate to celebrate their awesome engagement and behaviour on Wednesday. Our student leaders even managed to run a fantastic Jumping June day on Thursday and on Friday we celebrated our learning this term and enjoyed an awesome day together.
In Maths we have been learning about percentages. It would be really great if you could share some real life examples of percentages with your kids over the holidays. For example if you go out shopping and see a sale, help your child to work out the savings and the final cost of the item. We will be carrying on with percentages, decimals and fractions after the holidays.
Lachlan was lucky enough to get a ride to school in a fire engine this morning.
The freezing cold weather has kept some inside - and often they have chosen to continue to work through their breaks to ensure the mahi was complete. I couldn't be prouder!
Another term has come to an end. We are looking back with pride on our achievements, and looking forward to what we can work on next term to keep our learning moving forward.
Over the last few weeks we have had visits from Ryder and Mia, our new students for the start of Term 3, and it has been wonderful to see their confidence and comfort in their new space growing each time they come. We look forward to their start in two weeks!
On Wednesday it was Mrs Bailey’s birthday. She is such an important part of Room 6 so we celebrated with cards, messages, the Happy Birthday song, and some ‘horsey’ claps to acknowledge the special day! Later we ate our morning tea together -with an extra treat for everybody.
Sadly we have said goodbye to Calais this week as she is moving further afield. We wish her all the best at her new school, and hope to see her again in the future.
Have a great holiday and enjoy each other before those calves start appearing!
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PKW are looking for Parents who would be interested in some causal lamb rearing on farm at Miraka Hipi (sheep dairying). From the 25th of July for approximately 2-3 months.
Initially the Lambs will be on their Mums for 2 days to get their colostrum, then we will be running an ad-lib system to teach the lambs how to drink off feeders. We will monitor them as they get bigger.
We will have high hygiene standards to avoid any outbreaks of illness and disease
There is a range of jobs that students and families could help with including feeding lambs, cleaning out old bedding from lamb pens, assisting with vaccinating, weighing lambs, cleaning feeding equipment, and monitoring animal health.
Please call Johanna Downs on 022 100 4942 for more information.
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