Matapu School Newsletter
Term 4, Week 5 , 19th November 2021
Calendar - Please note some new dates added & further information for events will be sent home closer to the date if required.
- Wednesday 24th November - Senior Prizegiving - See Principals Update 2nd November
- Friday 26th November - Teachers Only Day - CANCELLED
- Wednesday 1st December - Year 8 Dinner
- Tuesday 14th December - Last day of Term 4
- Thursday & Friday 27th & 28th January - Office open, 9am - noon
- Tuesday 1st February - Term 1 2022 starts
- Monday 7th February - Waitangi Day observed, school closed
Principal's Weekly Update
RAISE Goal: to try something new
Te reo phrase of the week: ka mau te wehi (that’s amazing)
This week saw the start of our prize giving events. Our students and teachers have done so well to still put together class items that showcase their creativity and enthusiasm. We held our sports prize giving on Wednesday, followed by our junior prize giving today. Both of these events have been emailed to our parents/caregivers’ email addresses. Please contact the office if you haven’t received the link. I have had a couple of parents let me know that the email ended up in their spam folder so please check there first.
As we look towards 2022, it is extremely pleasing to let you know that our teaching team will remain the same next year. The only change comes in the form of Nikaela Boshier and Deborah Moffitt swapping around. Therefore Nikaela will be the teacher in Room 5 next year and Deb will be in Room 2.
Thank you to all of our parents/caregivers who have been ordering new hats for their children. The weather is definitely heating up so it’s really important that our students protect themselves from the sun. Every new student at Matapu School receives a new, named school hat that is funded by our SPA Committee. Please see the photo below to check out our latest recipients.
Kia pai to wiki (have a wonderful weekend).
Ngå mihi nui
Nuture the see and it will blossom.
On Thursday, Room 2 had Mrs Heatherton and they had heaps of fun building bridges from popsicle sticks. They also used clay to make the tallest tower. Esther from Enviro Schools came in and took the class around the school, identifying native trees and collecting leaves for students to draw.
Plans are all afoot to perform our Hudson and the Beanstalk live. It will be different to not have the School Community there but Covid impacts most aspects of life and this is no different.
Kia kaha to all our tamariki as they celebrate their mahi - Ka rawe and tino pai whanau.
Another week of creating, writing, drawing and performing!
Our letters to Santa have been published and are now in the mail. Hope they make it to the North Pole on time! We have a variety of requests for Santa including a dolly car, a Barbie caravan, a toy chainsaw, a motor bike helmet, a camera, an Ipad, a teen titan...and something yellow and pretty!
By the time you read this we will have done our performance for prize-giving. Our costumes looked stunning and we all felt very proud of our art and our performance- we just love the Pepeha waiata!
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