Kia ora koutou,
On Thursday night, the Matua Choir performed at the Tauranga Primary Schools Music Festival, held at Baycourt Theatre. I think it’s fair to say that Matua students were a highlight of the night, with the group absolutely smashing two songs and several students featuring in solo performances. We were also proud to see Olive and Daniel MC the evening so well. Thanks to Mr Hantler for leading and inspiring the choir and to Mrs Matthews for supporting.
We look forward to many more opportunities for our performing arts groups to perform now that COVID restrictions are lifting. Please enjoy the video below of the two Matua performances.
Board of Trustees Elections
Voting is currently underway for the Board of Trustees Election, with polling closing at midday on Wednesday, 7th September 2020. Five candidates are standing for three places, so please take the time to have your say. CES has been contracted to run the elections on our behalf. You will have received voting information via email. We appreciate the willingness of parents to stand for the Board and thank those who put their names forward.
- Kim Bevins
- Nikki Gardyne
- Fiona Lavin
- Amy Prouse
- Nicholas Smith
A bio for each candidate is available through the information provided by CES.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TENNIS
GARDEN TO TABLE
Garden To Table has still managed to go ahead, even though they haven’t had use of the hall kitchen.
This week the students made fruit kebabs and pikelets using the electric frypan.
This week our school hockey teams had a bake sale to raise funds for new hockey goals for our school turf. All our hockey teams were involved with this fantastic initiative organised by our great coaches and managers. This was a great success with the overall amount raised being $1141.10 Thank you to all our hockey players and parents who put in time and effort to make this event a success.
On Wednesday the 7th of September Matua school will be taking part in Wig Wednesday. We are asking the children to wear a wig, scarf, hat or do a wacky hairdo in support of this day. We are asking for a gold coin donation . This will go straight to the child cancer society.
LUNCH TIME FUN
A friendly reminder that school is not open until 8.30am. If you require childcare before these hours, please contact SKIDS either by email – firstname.lastname@example.org, phone – 027 586 0408, or book online – www.skids.co.nz/Matua.
OTUMOETAI INTERMEDIATE ENROLMENT
FUN FIRST FOOTBALL
Fun First Football are back with their awesome Programme at Matua Primary in Term 4 every Thursday after school on our School Field for kids aged 4-9yrs old! To join, or for a Free Trial, go to https://funfirstfootball.co.nz
Our second hand uniform shop is now up and running again. This is available every Wednesday afternoon from 2.45pm – 3.15pm. Cash or eftpos available.
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.
To view the Matua Cafe & Eatery MENU, follow THIS LINK
TERM DATES 2022
Term 1, 2022 – Tuesday 1st February 2022 – Wednesday 13th April
Term 2, 2022 – Monday 2nd May – Friday 8th July
Term 3, 2022 – Monday 25th July – Friday 30th September
Term 4, 2022 – Monday 17th October – Thursday 15th December (12:30pm finish)
First Day of School 2023 – Tuesday 31st January
OUR SCHOOL APP
SETTING UP KINDO
KINDO VIDEO HELP
JOB OPPORTUNITY AT FERN GARDEN
Fern Garden is seeking a Kai Creator to join our team, this position involves planning and preparing delicious healthy meals for 50 children aged 6 months to 5 years, ordering, cleaning, health and safety and record keeping. Our ideal applicant must have a clean police vet, will hold a food hygiene certificate and have experience in catering or hospitality, be available to work 25-35 hours a week over 5 days, be part of our local community and have a genuine love for children.Applications to email@example.com