FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S LAPTOP
Kia ora all and welcome to the latest edition of the Heron Herald.
Signing children in and out of school – If you collect your child/children early or drop them off late, please remember to sign your child in and out of school at the office. We do always need to know where our students are, in case of an emergency. This is for the safety and well being of our students.
Change of address/phone number – If you have recently moved house, changed home, work or mobile phone numbers, please could you contact the office and let us know. We can then update your students details. We need to be able to contact you in case of an emergency . Either email the office on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 07 576 9027.
Absent Pupils – If your child is going to be absent from school for any reason, please notify the office (even if you have already let your child’s teacher know). Your child’s teacher might also be away sick and the office will not know. You can either send an email to email@example.com or you can phone 07 5769027 and leave a message on the absentee line. Please leave your child’s name and room number, your name and the reason for their absence. If we do not hear from you, we do need to call and find out where they are. This is for the safety and well being of your child.
School Hours – We ask that children do not arrive at school before 8.15am each day. Supervision of children is provided from 8.30am each morning. The school takes no responsibility for the supervision of children in the school grounds, earlier than this.
Thank you for your co operation
The children and staff have had a lot of fun over the last few weeks with the school production.
Have a look at some of the characters!!!
GOBSMACKING TOP QUALITY RECORDING OF SHOW!!!
If you missed the deadline to order a DVD or HD USB of ‘The Tale of Dilbert Clancy’, don’t worry, we are re-opening the deadline to Monday, Dec 2.
Check out the highlight video that gives you a sneak preview of what our professional recording will look like. Your child will want to remember this AMAZING memory of their primary years forever. Our very talented videographer, Murray has done the most incredible job capturing this unforgettable experience.
We also have had a number of enquiries about ordering the ‘Poseidon’s Tale’ recording too.
HD USB: $17
Reference: PT, name, class
The Tale of Dilbert Clancy & the simply enormous gold nugget of Cooee Dupp
HD USB: $25
Ref: Name, class, dvd/usb
Account Name: Gobsmacked Ltd
Account Number: 02-0432-0104049-000
Reference: Students full name, class and reference
DVD – eg. JenWestRM7DVD/USB
TEACHER ONLY DAYS
This is the time of year the PTA start planning for our Gala in term 1 2020.
We need as many helpers as possible to make it work.
If you would like to work beside a knowledgeable PTA member to help plan and co ordinate this event we have many different areas to organize eg Food, Raffles, Entertainment….
We are also open to listening to any new ideas or different stalls we could have .The PTA are having a special Gala meeting on November 19th (Tuesday next week) at 7pm in the school staffroom if you would like to come along for drink and find out more information.
Sadly next year we are losing a few PTA members as their children will be moving on to different stages of schooling so we will be needing some new faces to keep up the fantastic fundraising we do for the school.
If you are interested in joining you can contact Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matua School PTA
GARDEN TO TABLE
BIKING TO SCHOOL
We are noticing that children are biking to school by themselves at a very young age.
TERM DATES 2019
Term 4 – Mon 14th October – Thurs 19th December.
School finishes at 12.30pm on the 19th December.
Term 1, 2020 – Mon 3rd February – Thursday 9th April
Thursday 6th February – Waitangi Day. School will be closed.
Term 2 – Tues 28th April – Friday 3rd July
Term 3 – Mon 20th July – Fri 25th September
Term 4 – Mon 12th October – Fri 18th December
ENROLMENT TERM 1 2020
If you have a child due to start with us next year, please pop into the school office and pick up an enrolment pack. We are receiving lots of new entrant enrolments and are starting to put things in place for 2020.
OUR SCHOOL APP
SETTING UP KINDO
KINDO VIDEO HELP
SCHOOL BBQ TRAILER
TRAILER BBQ FOR HIRE
Ideal for fund-raising events, catering for large crowds at home or at work.
$100 per week day
$150 for weekend
Includes 1x full gas bottle
Bond is required
For all bookings contact Matua School on 07 576 9027, after hours 021 023 60747.
Summer Reading – win prizes with Tauranga City Libraries.
From 9 Dec-18 January we are running our new and improved Summer Reading programme, where children can earn prizes for chilling out with a book over summer!
Participating is simple: rather than registering, they just need to pick up a free Summer Reading booklet at any of our libraries. The booklets have a combination of at-home and free in-library activities to do. Complete 4, and win!
Further information will soon be on the library website, and in all of our libraries.
Please encourage your students to join in. It’s easy, fun, and they can win stuff – just by enjoying books!
There are lots of fleeces, lunchboxes/containers, shoes, and socks in the lost property. As most of the items are unnamed, please could parents/caregivers come and search and see if any of it belongs to your student.
PITA PIT LUNCH
Every Friday your child is able to order a Pita Pit lunch, which is then delivered to school just in time for lunch. You need to place an order via ‘Kindo’ , by 9am on Friday morning. Please see the menu below. It does say ‘every day’ but we do only offer this option on a Friday.
We have been advised by Pita Pit’s Head Office that due to the global price increase of pork resulting from the African swine flu, all pulled pork pitas and salads will be marked as being out of stock until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause your students and staff.