Kia ora koutou,
Over the past two years we have been focusing on developing how we teach reading at Matua School. This professional learning aligns with national and international research and focuses on Structured Literacy, which is at the foundation of literacy development. We have been working with Ande Ford from Clarity Education, who has been supporting teachers to develop their professional learning in this area.
On Tuesday, 15th November at 5:30pm, we are holding a Parent Information Hui, where Ande Ford will share the why and how of Structured Literacy. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to engage in a discussion on how the teaching of reading has changed and how parents can be involved in the process.
To support our planning, please let us know if you are coming by following THIS LINK and completing the form. Included is an opportunity to share what you would like to learn more about during the session.
Below is a short video created by our Deputy Principal, Sara Lambert, regarding the use of decodable texts in our literacy programme.
It has been exciting to see our Senior Team classes head off to camp. This year we have been able to Ngamuwahine Lodge, a fantastic adventure camp run by the team at Tauranga Intermediate. We have loved seeing children having the opportunity to stretch themselves by having a go on a large number of activities. We also appreciate the brilliant group of teachers and parents that attended the camp and help make it such a positive experience for everyone involved. Rooms 1 and 2 have yet to go, so will enjoy the experience next week.
OTUMOETAI INTERMEDIATE PERFORMING ARTS
GARDEN TO TABLE – SEEDLING SALE
SCHOOL POOL OPENING AGAIN
Looking forward to using the school pool over summer? Yay!
For your key, there are 3 steps to follow:
1. Go ahead and register on the pool webpage first: https://www.matua.school.nz/pool/
2. Then return to Kindo to make your payment for $100 ($75 for the season + $25 refundable key deposit): https://shop.tgcl.co.nz/shop/index.html
3. Then come in to the school office and pick up your key any time during school hours, from Thursday the 3rd November onwards.
The PTA are holding the Annual Matua School PTA Christmas Night Market on the 24th November. If you are interested in having a stall at the Night Market please contact Amy Prouse at firstname.lastname@example.org .
From Monday 14th November we are asking our School Community if they can spare any non- perishable food items. We will have a supermarket trolley in the School Office Foyer that these items can be placed in. The supermarket trolley full of donated food will be raffled off at the School night market. All proceeds will go to the school.
REPURPOSED ART COMPETITION
Some of the Room 22 students recently entered a Repurposed Art Competition that was being run through the SPCA Kind Matters Magazine. Follow this link to read their latest issues https://kids.
A friendly reminder that school is not open until 8.30am. If you require childcare before these hours, please contact SKIDS either by email – email@example.com, phone – 027 586 0408, or book online – www.skids.co.nz/Matua.
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
LUNCH ORDERS – EVERY FRIDAY
Lunch orders are available for delivery to Matua School each Friday.
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.
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
Our School App
We have a 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 prefered payments system. To help you learn how it works, we’ve added their new help sheet and video. We hope it helps.