Kia ora koutou,
We’ve made it to the end of a very different term, which we trust has finished well for you and your whanau. Throughout the COVID pandemic, we have certainly felt the effects of the reduced connection between home and school. Having whanau involved in all aspects of school life supports the depth and breadth of learning at school that we want, so we hope that Term 2 will bring opportunities to reconnect.
While we don’t know what Traffic Light level we will be at, we do know that outdoor events are now permitted. With this in mind, we ask that you mark Monday 16th May on your calendar. We are excited to bring the school and community together to celebrate Cross Country, have lunch together and take part in a few fun activities. If you happen to be a competitive type, you may even want to start training with your children! More information about this will come out early next term.
Today we farewell Hannah Thompson, who is on maternity leave from the start of Term 2. Whaea Hannah has been a wonderful member of the Matua teaching team and will be missed by both teachers and students. We wish Hannah all the best as she starts this exciting next season for her family.
We trust that as you begin Easter weekend and the school holidays, you have an opportunity to pause and enjoy time with your family.
Room 22 and Room 2 – were visited by Sarahann from Tauranga City Council to educate us more around stormwater drains. The main theme is – Stormwater drains are just for rain”. The TCC are running a competition for us and the students are designing a poster to educate the community about the stormwater drains. The winning ones are going to be blown up and made into signs that will get put up at Fergusson Park. Both rooms are also making i-Movie’s to educate Matua School for our next online assembly.
MIDDLE TEAM PROBLEM SOLVING DAY
The Middle Syndicate ran a problem solving day last week with all of our students. It was a huge amount of fun and incredibly successful.
GARDEN TO TABLE
Kathy and Julia are looking forward to working with the GTT classes again this term. In Term 4, 2021 we planted strawberry corn. This has now been harvested and is ready to be popped into strawberry popcorn.
HIP HOP DANCE CLASSES
Hip Hop Classes Just Dance Term 2 2022 !
Just Dance is a fun introduction to dance for Year 0 – 8’s with a focus on building self-confidence for the children.
Choreography is kept simple so that children of all levels can have a go.
This term fees are $60 per child, per term 2 and invoiced directly to the parents. Classes run for 10 weeks at lunchtime this term which includes 9 classes plus a performance.
Classes will be held lunch times beginning Week 2
HOW TO ENROL
Simply click on the link below & fill out the online enrollment form
After signing up, you will receive full information with time/date/what to wear etc.
If you have any questions you are welcome
TERM DATES 2022
Term 1, 2022 – Tuesday 1st February 2022 – Wednesday 13th April
SCHOOL CLOSED – 31ST JANUARY (Auckland Anniversary) & 7TH FEBRUARY (Waitangi Day)
Term 2, 2022 – Monday 2nd May – Friday 8th July
Term 3, 2022 – Monday 25th July – Friday 30th September
Term 4, 2022 – Monday 17th October – TBC
SENIOR SYNDICATE CRICKET WORLD CUP
Congratulations to the Room 22 Cricket team that took out the senior syndicate cricket world cup.
OLD STEERING WHEEL WANTED
The minis would love an old steering wheel for their Tākaro Time. If you have one laying around, please drop it into the school office
SKIDS & PLAYTIME HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
LUNCH ORDERS – EVERY FRIDAY
Lunch orders are available for delivery to Matua School each Friday. We have two options available – The Matua Cafe and Subway
Simply order your SUBWAY lunch online through you myKindo account by CLICKING HERE
Order (or cancel) any time before 9:00am on the day or schedule in advance.
Help? Visit support.mykindo.co.nz or call 09-869 5200 Mon-Fri, 8:00am to 4:00pm.
MATUA CAFE & EATERY
For Friday lunches from the Matua Cafe, place your order at the Cafe before 9:30am. Orders will be delivered to school and handed out at the hall entrance at lunchtime.