PERFORMING ARTS & LUNCHTIME CLUBS
Our teachers are passionate about providing a library of experiences for our learners, and are pleased to offer a range of performing arts groups throughout the week, as well as fun clubs that take place during break times, at no cost to families. Lunchtime clubs are an opportunity for children to have fun and connect with peers, including peers from different year levels, who have similar interests and passions. Joining clubs is also an opportunity for children to increase their interests in safe spaces, and find belonging in different areas of the school.
All performing arts groups and clubs take place during school hours. No permission is needed, and children are encouraged to sign up and give things a go. Most clubs offer a “try-it-out” period, which usually spans the first few sessions, and is open to any student to come along and give it a go. After this time, club groups become confirmed. Some clubs are open to whoever throughout the year. Club notices and reminders are put in the student daily notices, which are read out to students each morning in class. Connect with your child’s classroom teacher if you would like to chat about club opportunities for your child.
Below is a list of the current clubs we have available:
|Rest Home Reading||Charmaine||Wednesday||Radius Matua||12:30||5-6|
|Junior Gymnastics||Sarah Reid,||Thursday||School hall||12:45||2-3|
|Senior Gymnastics||Sarah Reid,||Friday||School hall||12:45||4-6|
|Jump Jam||Vanessa Millar||Wednesday||School hall||12:30||0-6|
|Pop Up Music Groups (see student notices)||Jeremy Hantler / Charlotte Ketel||Friday||Music Room||12:45||0-6|
|Ferg Park Sports Group||Laura Thompson / Charmaine Garner||Monday||Ferg Park||12:30||4|
|Rockaleles||Charlotte Ketel||Wednesday||Music Room||12:45||3-6|
|Marimba||Jeremy Hantler||Thursday||Music Room||12:45||4-6|
|Recorder Karate||Cath Henderson||Monday||Music Room||12:45||2-6|
|Kapa Haka||Jeremy Hantler||Friday||Hall||11:15||4-6|
|Choir||Jeremy Hantler||Tuesday & Friday||Hall||12:30 (Tues)
|Rippa Rugby||Joe Hull||Thursday||Field||12:45||4-6|
|Lego Club||Lindsay Crisp||Tuesday||Room 14||12:45||0-6|
|Lego Club||Courtney Martin||Thursday||Room 13||12:45||0-6|
A well-rounded, holistic approach to learning includes engagement in arts and culture. Matua School welcomes a number of itinerant music teachers in the school, to support student access to quality lessons. If you are interested in your child learning a musical instrument, please make contact directly with the tutor.
Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboards & Vocal Lessons
Joseph Tamihana is an experienced music tutor and musician with MusiqHub. Joe is a great musician, singer, songwriter and is a creative and friendly teacher, much loved by all his students. Lessons are 30 minutes long and are taught in small groups.
For morning information:
Mobile: 027 271 7685 (please include school, year and email)
Upton Drum School was founded in 2017 by Phillip Upton, with the goal being to inspire the future generation through music and rhythm. Upton Drum School operates a mobile teaching studio “The Drum Truck” that is brought to Matua School for lessons. The mobile studio has 4 Roland electronic kits, all linked into a controller that enables the students to hear themselves and the tutor, making for a fun, engaging and highly effective learning experience.
For morning information: