FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S LAPTOP
Kia ora koutou,
Practice for our school production, ‘The Beeltes’ is in full flight. We are loving seeing students across the school taking on the challenge of learning new songs, sharpening up their dancing and memorizing lines! The show promises to be a stunning event that we will all be proud of. We are thrilled to see that tickets are selling fast. As mentioned previously we have been supported by wonderful sponsors so that we haven’t had to charge a hireage fee to families for costumes. However, we do need to sell out the event to cover costs, so we encourage you to invite grandparents, whanau and friends to the show. It all helps and has the bonus of being a great night out!
Tickets can be purchased by following THIS LINK to the school website.
Production week at Matua School will be busy and quite different from our normal routines. We have three trips to Bethlehem College for rehearsals and shows, therefore it is really important you are aware of the schedule and that children make it to school at the correct times with the gear they need.
Please CLICK HERE for an overview of the week. If you have any questions, please get in touch with your classroom teacher.
FLEECE ZIP – IMPORTANT NOTICE
We have been aware that some size 6 uniform fleeces have been difficult for our junior children to put on due to the head opening. At first we wondered if there was a new generation of students coming through with bigger heads! However, it turns out there has been an issue at the factory. NZ Uniforms have investigated and have shared the following message:
“It has come to our attention that in the Size 6 of a select batch of Matua Primary Polo Fleeces there appears to be a fault with the size of the entry. This makes it difficult for the child to put on and take off the fleece with ease.
NZ Uniforms will happily assess any Size 6 Matua Fleece where a child is experiencing this difficulty. For all that are indeed connected to the faulty batch, the item will be replaced with a new fleece without question.
We will of course assist all parents with any queries as best we can.
Thank you for your understanding at this time.” NZ UNIFORMS
Thanks again for your ongoing support. We look forward to celebrating with you at our upcoming production.
Welcome Term 3 and 4 Librarians
Congratulations to our new librarians. What a fabulous group of up-and-coming librarians! Due to the high caliber and large number of interested students, the group has been divided into two smaller groups: term 3 and 4, 2021 librarians and term 1 and 2, 2022 librarians.
Our experienced librarians are assisting with training and are also members of the Book Fair Committee. They will be promoting the Book Fair and Book Character Day soon and will be circulating their flyers throughout the school early Term 3.
Book Fair Dates (One of Matua School’s Oldest Traditions)
Week 2 Wednesday 4 August – Book Character Day
Students dress up as their favourite book character for the day. The anticipated book character parade is held in the morning on the courts if fine, and several small prizes are awarded to students wearing creative designs. Who can remember Hudson as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s final golden ticket?! Family members are welcome to watch the procession. The holidays are a great time to raid recycling bins, dress up boxes and old clothes bound for the rag bag in anticipation of Book Character Day.
Week 2 Donate A Book Fair – Thursday 5 August (before and after school, and lunchtime in the library) and Friday 6 August (before school, and lunchtime)
Displayed books (quick picks, non-fiction books, novels, picture books and graphic novels) can be donated for $5 or $10 by students and their families. A certificate is placed in each donated book with the student’s name. The book is then given to that student to read first before it becomes part of the Matua library collection.
Any help or assistance on Thursday 5 August (before or after school for an hour) or on Friday 6 August (before school for an hour) would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Tracey Donovan-Grammer by phone (07) 576 9027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOL POOL KEYS
The pool is now closed. If you purchased a school pool key, please return them to the school office. We can then refund the $25 key bond. There are still a few keys to be returned.
TRAVEL SMART LEADERS
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.
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
SETTING UP KINDO
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday 17th July.
Lynne has been tutoring children and adults for over 25 years.