FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S LAPTOP
Kia ora koutou,
This last week has been all about our school production, with over 425 students on stage across three performances at Bethlehem College Performing Arts Centre! We were so proud of all our Matua students, who represented our school and their families so well. A special congratulations to the main cast who took on significant roles, learning many lines, songs, and dances that held the show together. We also appreciated the Matua families who came out to support us in such a positive way.
A special thanks to Patrice from Gobsmacked Productions, who led the children and school so professionally. The standard of the show is a reflection of the high-quality person that Patrice is. We appreciate how positively she engages with our children, looking for the best in them and enabling that to be displayed on the stage.
Our staff at Matua School are absolute legends. Not only have the last 5 weeks required a lot of input and practice to ensure children were ready for the performance, but show week is a massive undertaking. I am consistently impressed by the high-quality, positive approach that our staff team has, working hard to ensure that children are successful.
As previously mentioned, we also want to thank our sponsors who enabled us to run the show without asking parents for a costume hire fee. The generosity of these local businesses has impacted every family in the school and demonstrates a commitment to our community.
We hope you enjoyed the show and that your children enjoyed the opportunity to perform on the big stage. For many, these will be memories they will carry with them for many years.
Last Day of Term 2
Friday 9th July
First Day of Term 3
Monday 26th July
Tuesday 27th July
Senior Kids Can Ride
26th – 30th July
Book Character Dress Up Day
Wednesday 4th August
'Donate A Book' Fair
5th & 6th August
Senior Coastal Discovery
9th, 10th & 11th August
Just a reminder to add the following dates to your calendars;
Book Character Day Wednesday 4 August
A great day to celebrate books. Children are invited to come to school dressed as their favourite book character. During the day there will be a book character parade which is great fun to participate in and to watch. Watch out for the Teachers….will there be a Ninja or an Elsa or a Gruffalo amongst them?
Donate A Book Fair – Thursday 5 August (before school, during lunchtime, and after school)
Friday 6 August (before school and lunchtime)
Come and donate a $5 or $10 book to the library. There is a vast number of nonfiction books this year, as well as chapter books, picture books and graphic novels.
Please contact the school if you can help for an hour before or after school on the Thursday and Friday. There will be further information about these events early term 3 but for now have a safe and happy holiday!
LUNCH ORDERS – WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY
Day change to Wednesday from Term 2!
Now with two days of ezlunch each week, your kids will have a great variety of healthy and tasty school lunches. Simply order by clicking here.
Order (or cancel) any time before 9am on the day or schedule in advance.
Order anytime before cut-off or schedule in advance. Lunch will be delivered to school at lunchtime on a Wednesday for Pita Pit or Friday for Subway.ezLunch orders are made online through your myKindo account. You can order lunch by simply going to www.mykindo.co.nz
Click here to view the menu.
Help? Visit support.mykindo.co.nz or tel. 09-869 5200 Mon-Fri 8 am to 4 pm.
Find out more ezlunch.co.nz or mykindo.co.nz
TERM DATES 2021
Term 1, 2021 – First Day: Tuesday 2nd February 2021 – Friday 16th April
Waitangi Day – Monday 8th February
Easter – Friday 2nd April – Tuesday 6th April inclusive
Term 2 – Monday 3rd May – Friday 9th July
Queen’s Birthday – 7th June
Term 3 – Monday 26th July – Friday 1st October
Term 4 – Monday 18th October
OUR SCHOOL APP
Our School App
We have a new school app to keep you up to date with events and notifications. Click on the button below to check it out.
SETTING UP KINDO
Setting up with Kindo
Kindo is our new prefered payment and permission system. To help you learn how it works, we’ve added their new help sheet and video. We hope it helps.
KINDO VIDEO HELP
TAURANGA SWIM SCHOOL
Tauranga Swim School is offering quality learn to swim lessons from $165 per 10-week term for preschool, school age and squad swimmers.
Book now as spaces are limited. For more info contact Andrea Tauranga Swim School
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 075442141 or Mobile 0272868506
CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY ART WORKSHOP and SWIM
Once again Lynne Sinclair Taylor is running this popular workshop for ages 7 to 12. The children will have fun while learning about colour and techniques. All art supplies provided. Limited numbers. Optional warm swim at end of class.
Wed 21st July 10am to 3.30pm
Cost: $65 ($45 for additional children in family)
Where: Lynne’s home studio, 15 Hartwell Place, Matua, Tauranga.
To enrol: Contact Lynne on 021 121 9864 or email@example.com by Saturday 17th July.
Lynne has been tutoring children and adults for over 25 years.