Matapu School Newsletter
Term 1, Week 6, 11th March 2022
Calendar - Please note some new dates added & further information for events will be sent home closer to the date if required.
- Monday 14th March - Taranaki Anniversary, school closed
- Friday 25th March - Junior School Try-athlon - CANCELLED
- Thursday 14th April - Last Day of Term 1
- Friday 15th April - Good Friday
- Monday 2nd May - Term 2 starts
Principal's Weekly Update
RAISE Goal: I am striving to do my personal best
Te reo phrase of the week: taihoa (wait)
The students had an amazing day at our annual school swimming sports event on Tuesday. Rooms 5 and 6 put together a wonderful demonstration of all of the skills that they have learnt this year, while our years 3-8 students gave their best in all of their races. The only thing missing was the crowd, which we all hope will be able to return in 2023!
Thank you so much for the huge participation we had in our whanau learning conferences. We truly value the partnership we have with our whanau and know the meaningful goals that you helped set at the meetings will serve as important targets for our students to meet during the year. If you weren’t able to arrange a time for your child’s class teacher to ring you, please feel free to email them over the next couple of weeks to set up a day/time that works for you.
Kia pai to wiki (have a wonderful weekend).
Ngå mihi nui
Room 2 - Yuuki for persevering when swimming! You have made amazing progress!
Room 3 - Nahla for consistently showing this week's RAISE goal. You are always striving to do your best! Well Done!
Room 4 - Awhina for giving your best effort during swimming sports and never giving up.
Room 5 - Indy for always striving to do her personal best!
Room 6 - Miharu for showing school values by working hard and giving your best effort.
Kei ou ringaringa te ao
The world is yours
This picture is a great example of this: Lucas is giving Cooper a tow, using a pool noodle, so that they both can enjoy the whirlpool the kids were creating.
It was great to have Whanau phone conferences this week and hear the positive feedback about our learning so far. It is lovely to hear about their alphabet work, the excitement in reading a book, practising syllables, and the desire to write and draw that may not have been there before.
I am always amazed at the amount of learning and uptake these young brains take in at the start of schooling - a big change in their lives - so I am delighted to know that you feel the same amazement!
This week we have tried some more new things. We are working on logging in and out of Seesaw so soon we will be able to learn how to post our own work to show you. We are also working towards getting our ipad license which means we know how to care for and value them as tools of learning.
We tried some Aumangea Taima on Wednesday. We had the challenge of using lego to make capital and lower case Ii. We are learning that we may not get it right, but it is important to have another go and keep persevering.
Kaponga Rugby Juniors Morning Grade Registrations
Get together skills / touch game
Thursday 17th March 5.30-6.30pm @ Victoria Park, Kaponga
All past, current & new players welcome
Any queries or if you can’t attend check out
Kaponga Rugby Juniors facebook page & flick me a message
or contact me Tracey Berquist (027) 289 1149
Look forward to seeing you all there
Kaponga Soccer Club junior registration
It's that time of year again! We are having two registration nights
Please feel free to bring the kids down to kick a ball, enjoy boot swaps, have a chat and register.
Wednesday 16th between 5-6:30pm and Saturday 19th between 1-3pm (bbq provided).
Teams available for children aged 4-12. We welcome new and old players.
FB: Kaponga Soccer Club - Juniors
Enquiries to Junior Convenor, Jess McNamara 0278972454
or message our facebook page.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
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