Matapu School Newsletter
Term 1, Week 10, 8th April 2022
Calendar - Please note some new dates added & further information for events will be sent home closer to the date if required.
- Thursday 14th April - Last Day of Term 1
- Friday 15th April - Good Friday
- Monday 2nd May - Term 2 starts
- Friday 3rd June - Teachers Only Day
Principal's Weekly Update
RAISE Goal: take care of yourself and be kind to others
Te reo phrase of the week: kei hea o …? (where is your…?)
As we head towards the end of another successful term, it is important to note all of the experiences that our students have participated in despite Covid. We have managed to hold our athletics afternoon, swimming sports, year 7 and 8 tech, kapa haka, enviro field trips, whanau learning conferences, girls’ football tournament, and the BOT golf tournament. With the relaxing of Covid restrictions, Term 2 will be even more action packed! We have some wonderful experiences in the pipeline, which we know our students will love.
For the second year in a row we have kept our pool open until the end of March. This has given our students the chance to participate in daily swimming activities for eight weeks, helping their stroke development and survival skills to no end. Thank you very much to Rebecca Van Den Brand and Anna Hauparoa for testing our pool multiple times per day and looking after the up keep of it to ensure that we could make the most of our swimming programme. With any luck, we will be able to bring back our community pool key scheme next summer so our community members will again be able to make use of the school pool outside of school hours.
As of today we currently have seven Covid cases within our student population and two cases within our staff.
Kia pai to wiki (have a wonderful weekend).
Ngå mihi nui
Room 2 - Cooper for being great at staying on task to animate your story.
Room 3 - Bridgette for always working hard and being an up-stander, not a by-stander.
Room 4 - Noah M for being a fantastic work buddy and thinking about different ways to make things work on the ipads.
Room 5 - Ava for always putting in your best effort.
Room 6 - Theo for being committed to your learning and giving everything 100%.
We're in this waka together. Through all our efforts, we will succeed.
Hawera Basketball 2022
This week for our Aumangea Taima activity we made wind chimes. We brought things from home we thought would make a good sound or look great and used our problem solving skills to help us create our amazing finished products. We learnt to keep trying new things if things didn’t work quite right and we all felt really proud of our work. Some of the comments at the end were:
…when I heard the noise of my wind chime
…building my wind chime
…working out how to get the noise
…when I was building it
…the lovely music it makes
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