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||Laura Thompson||Friday||Radius Matua||12:45||3-6|
|Junior Gymnastics||Sarah Reid,
|Senior Gymnastics||Sarah Reid,
|Jump Jam||Courtney Martin||Monday||School hall||12:30||0-6|
|Chess Club||Robyn Carlise||Wednesday
|Ukulele||Jeremy Hantler||(TBA)||Music Room||12:45 – 1:10||3-6|
|Marimba||Jeremy Hantler||Tuesday||Music Room||12:30||4-6|
|Recorder Karate||Cath Henderson||Monday||Music Room||12:30||4-6|
|Kapa Haka||Jeremy Hantler||Friday||Hall||9:15||4-6|
|Choir||Jeremy Hantler||Wednesday & Friday||Hall||12:30 (Wed)
|Wheels on Wednesdays||Hannah Newton||Wednesday||Staff Carpark||12:45||0-2|
|iMovie Creation||Jane Somerville||Tuesday||Room 3||12:45||4-6|
|Cycling Club||Kim Bartley||(TBA)||Field||12:45||4-6|
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: