EZCovers – 2017 Stationery

If you are ordering from EZCover, these are the quantity and sizes you’ll need:

Tamariki (Year 1): 6 x EZ4; 3 x EZ5 and 1 x Clever Kiwi Scrapbook

Taonga (Year 2 & 3): 8 x EZ5

Aroha (Year 4 & 5): 9 x EZ5; 1 x Notebook and 1 x Scrapbook size

Mana (Year 6): 9 x EZ5; 1 x Notebook and 1 x Scrapbook size

Stationery is available to be purchased from the office from Monday 23rd January 2017.

Taonga Reverse Advent Calendar

For Christmas this year the Taonga Syndicate did a Reverse Advent Calendar. Each child was allocated a day to bring in a contribution to the CARE Waitakere Trust who make up Christmas hampers for needy families. We were overwhelmed with the generosity and thoughtfulness of the children.
Thanks so much to the parents who helped us make the hampers up this morning and to Marc and Mark who delivered them.
Merry Christmas from the Taonga Syndicate.

Newsletter #40 December 15th

We had a busy but exciting end of this term with two very nice Prize Giving ceremonies, a glitzy Year 6 Graduation, Fun Day and a number of classes still spending their market day profits.

Happy Birthday This Week To
Kahu Kuchel-Barrales, Jude Hawkins, Edward Liew and Henry Bell.

Happy Birthday Over the Holidays To
Sarah-Jane Berben, Lylah Daros-Motta, Isla Bowen, Theo Robbmarkham, Caylyss Anania, Tyler Foster, Jaxon Turner, Charlotte Morpeth, Daniel Breen, Quinn Young, Louis Bacquet MacMillan, Olivia Hill, Rosalie Donald, Cole Jackson, Aston Johnstone, Lui Joe, Ky-Marny Massey, Devin McGee, Blake Findlay, Noah Petley, Kaia Diallo, Emerson Rockell, Muritai Paki, Alfie Davies, Lilah Faulder, Noah Kirk, Kainoa Keereweer-Taia, Kaelee Coyle, Millie Furmenger, Emma Chapman, Lyrical Lipsham-Symonds, Isaac Oloi, Han Scott, Liam Beazley, Charlotte Triggs, Nicolas Armitage, Summer Bundock, Grace O’Sullivan, Ryan Green, Skye McGill, Aiden Maslen, Paige Jarvie-Otufangavalu, Megan Richardson, Joaquin Kightley, Kiara Fredericks, Jun Yan Ooi, Holland Foster, Charlie Kemp, Latrell Williams, Lucas Adams, Shana Diallo, Rhea Doyle, Tyra Ibbott, Jazmine Nairn, Theo Kirk, Kobe Antunovich, Jacob French, Evie Atkinson-Burns, Ava Olley, Ryder Williams, Imogen Wroe, Luca Armitage, Sophie Lamb, Stalin Folwell, Jack Hughes, Tia Toki-Pangari, Luca Boyack, Casey Robson, Aron Chung, Sophie Leslie and Felix Wrack.

Staff News
Exciting news for Mr Simpson, who has been awarded a full fees scholarship from AUT to begin a part-time PHD in children’s writing. This is a wonderful opportunity. Congratulations!

Very Best Wishes
Best wishes to our departing Year 6 pupils. Work hard and make the most of all opportunities, so Matipo, yourself and your parents are proud.

Farewell
Farewell and best wishes to Leanne Watson who is returning to her home town of Nelson and getting married over the holidays.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Mitchell Osborn who is also getting married over the holidays.

Thank You
Thanks and congratulations to Jo Treadwell who has taught in Room 2 over the last two terms and has gained a full-time position at Lincoln Heights Primary.

Holiday Security
If you notice any suspicious behaviour in the school grounds during the holidays, please contact Henderson Police on 09 839 0600.

2017 Term Dates
Term 1 Thursday 2nd February – Thursday 13th April
Term 2 Monday 1st May – Friday 7th July
Term 3 Monday 24th July – Friday 29th September
Term 4 Monday 16th October – Friday 15th December
* School starts on Thursday 2nd February at 8.50am. Monday 6th February is Waitangi Day.

Preparing for 2017
School stationery costs remain the same at $20 per pack. The office will reopen Monday 23rd January for stationery sales. From Thursday 2nd February, stationery packs will be available for purchase from the library. The voluntary school donation remains at $70 per child or $100 per family, and is tax deductible. The Lucky Prize Draw for all school donations received in Term 1 will be held at the last assembly of term. The prize is a Sharp Top Mounted Fridge/Freezer valued at $1099.99.

Parent Wardens Wanted
We are seeking parent help at the busy corner of Taikata & Matipo Road crossing for next year. Please call the office, 834 6909, or see Mrs Clark, Rm 26 marion@staff.matipo.school.nz if you can assist (8.00am – 8:45am or 3.00pm – 3.20pm).

From all at Matipo, have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
Stay safe, rest up, and enjoy the holidays.

Last Day Thursday

Please remember that Thursday the 15th is the last day of school and that we close at 12:30pm! SKIDS is available for care after this if needed but you need to arrange this with them.

Prizegiving 2016

A lovely set of prizegiving ceremonies was held today, with a wonderful supportive audience. Congratulations and well done to all our winners!

Junior Awards

Athletic Cups:

Boys

Year 1 Riley Jacobs

Year 2 Noah Petley

Year 3 Tane Keereweer-Taia

Girls

Year 1 Kiana Siaki

Year 2 Ella Page-Wood

Year 3 Ava Marsters

Cross Country Cups:

Boys

Year 0 Nathan Yovich

Year 1 Reuben Lee Sang

Year 2 Noah Petley

Year 3 Nathan Bundock

Girls

Year 0 Amelie Pilot-Rowsell

Year 1 Stella Mitchell

Year 2 Hazel Masters-King

Year 3 Ava Marsters

 

 

Academic Achievement Certificates:

Room 2 Jack Hughes

Room 3 Harry Donald

Room 4 Sophie McMurray

Room 5 Jean Schollum

Room 6 Oscar Wilson

Room 7 Ceide Villanueva

Room 8 Reuben Lee Sang

Room 9 Riley Jacobs

Room 12 Amelie Donald

Room 13 Ethan Lucas

Room 14 Moana Butterworth-Flores

Room 15 Chloe Ellis

Room 16 Ryan Lee

Room 19 Chardonne Villanueva

Room 20 Aubin Midol

Room 21 Autumn Bell

 

Hansen Awards:

Room 2 Keilani Bentley, Nicolas Armitage

Room 3 India Kuka, Greta Igusa

Room 4 Zoe McLean, Aimee Lines

Room 5 Caitlin Smith, Grace Kelly

Room 6 Kiana Siaki, Shannon Ne’emia-Tawhai

Room 7 Luella Whitwell, Ruby-Jean Chung

Room 8 Olivia Hill, Aalia Rua

Room 9 Latham Gilmour, Stella Mitchell

Room 12 George Paul, Mikayla Tombs

Room 13 Aron Chung, Luka Nemaia

Room 14 Pierre Pua, Peppa Bell

Room 15 Nathan Bundock, Sarah Suifua

Room 16 Molly Robertson, Gabriella Tavita

Room 19 Ruby Judd, Talesha Thompson

Room 20 Sasha Hickman, Ian Lim

Room 21 Mila Luke, Jannae Hargreaves

 

 

Junior School Award for Overall Contribution & Excellence:

Sarah Suifua

 

Senior Awards

 

Music Awards: Choir
Peniel Swanney

                                                                                        

Athletic Cups:

Boys

Year 4 Cruz Jacobs-Oto

Year 5 Michael Stuart

Year 6 Ryder Williams

Girls

Year 4 Grace Oloi

Year 5 Grace Jarvie-Otufangavalu

Year 6 Vontelle Wilson

 

Cross Country Cups:

Boys

Year 4 Dylan Chapman

Year 5 Timon Boyack

Year 6 Kainoa Keereweer-Taia

Girls

Year 4 Brooke Hari

Year 5 Grace Jarvie-Otufangavalu

Year 6 Reese Marsters

 

Speech Cup:
Zoe Anderson-Jones

 

Library Prize:
Michael Robson

 

Citizenship Award:
Cade Morpeth

 

Maori Culture Award:
Vontelle Wilson

 

Te Reo Award:
Vontelle Wilson

 

Outstanding Samoan Pupil:
Peniel Swanney

 

Outstanding Pasifika Pupil:
Shelby Swan

 

Outstanding Maori Pupil:
Vontelle Wilson

 

Phillip Simpson Writing Award:
Jemima Tichborne

 

Dance:
Thea Rockel

 

Australian Maths Certificates:

Distinction: Luca Boyack & Michael Robson

Credit: Zoe Anderson-Jones, Theo Robbmarkham, Niamh Dines, Daniel Vujnovich, Tegan Coyle, Kaia Evans, Grace Oloi, Anna Schrott & Imogen Wroe

Merit: Luca Armitage, Stacey MacAllister & Ruby Masters-King

 

Academic Achievement Certificates:

Room 10 Imogen Wroe

Room 17 Kaia Evans

Room 22 Edie Annan

Room 23 Lucy Ellis

Room 24 Niamh Dines

Room 25 Kaia Diallo

Room 1 Zoe Anderson-Jones

Room 26 Luca Boyack

Room 27 Theo Robbmarkham

                          

Netball Player of the Year:
Shelby Swan

Netball Long Service Awards:
Maria Koosache, Kayla Holmes, Zoe Anderson-Jones, Shelby Swan           

Luamanuvae Su’a Senior Basketball:
Ryder Williams

Luamanuvae Su’a Junior Basketball:
Ashton Doyle

Soccer Cup:
Cade Morpeth        

Rugby Cup:
Ryder Williams

Cricketer Award:
Joel Gibson

Overall Sports Person:
Ryder Williams

Enviro Club Award:
Amelia Hamilton

 

Hansen Awards:

Room 10 Alyssa Patten, Lucas Adams

Room 17 Thea Rockel, Emily Shepherd

Room 22 Ashlee Nemaia, Grace Jarvie-Otufangavalu

Room 23 Ruby Masters-King, Kees Wierstra

Room 24 Madison Smith, Mia Horv’ath

Room 25 Zofia Blackie, Lorenzo Pearce

Room 1 Dostella Amerika, Emma Chapman

Room 26 Luke Gibson, Rhee Morrison

Room 27 Shelby Swan, Vontelle Wilson

 

Principal’s Nomination:
Vontelle Wilson     

Librarian’s Nomination:
Tyra Ibbott

Overall Hansen Award:
Luke Gibson

Siaki Cup:
Kanye Lole

Matipo School Award for Academic Excellence:
Zoe Anderson-Jones

Middle School Award for Overall Contribution and Excellence:
Ashlee Nemaia

Principal’s Award for Overall Contribution & Excellence:
Vontelle Wilson

Newsletter #39 December 8th

I was absolutely delighted to hear the news last week that Kathryn O’Reilly-Dodd had won an Ernest Duncan Award in Mathematics. It is from the New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers, recognising her as one of the top maths teachers in New Zealand. This is an outstanding recognition and I am proud to acknowledge this wonderful achievement. For the last two years, Kathryn has worked as a specialist Maths Support Teacher in our school. Congratulations Kathryn and well done!

Happy Birthday This Week To
Emily Boyle, Brooke Christie, Nico Curran, Isabella Taihia, Gabby Aninion, Tama Circuitt, Toa Talamahina, Sebastian Pua, Taegen Hapeta-Byford, Wyatt Scrimgeour and Harry Moore.

End of 2016
The school year finishes on Thursday 15th December at the earlier time of 12.30pm.

Teachers Moving
With changes to the number of classes in each syndicate, some teachers are moving:
Mr Ray Chen is moving to the Mana Syndicate.
Mrs Ngaire Williams is moving to the Aroha Syndicate.
Mrs Marion Clark is moving to the Aroha Syndicate.
Mrs Grace Smith is moving to the Taonga Syndicate.
Late breaking news: Leanne Watson is returning to her hometown of Nelson next year, and we are interviewing for her replacement this Saturday.

Apology
Our usual excellent communication has suffered a slippage in the last week. Christmas on the Green is not happening this year. It has been replaced by a Christmas Carols Assembly for the children on Tuesday 13th December at 2pm in the school hall.

Principal Absent
I remain on sick leave until the end of this year. Deputy Principal Jill Jessop is acting principal in my absence.

Reports
End of year reports were emailed home today. Check your junk or spam inbox if it hasn’t arrived, and ring Cara in the office you have haven’t received one by Friday morning.

School Books
With the end of year approaching could everybody please look under the couch, down the back of the beds, and in the dog kennel for any school readers or library books.

Assembly
Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15pm in the hall, hosted by Mr Bainbridge, and will be the certificate assembly with acknowledgements to wardens, librarians etc.

Lost Property
Lost Property is on display outside the staffroom from this afternoon until the end of term. Any unclaimed items after the end of term will be passed on to charity. We make every effort to return named items to children. Please remember to label your children’s clothing.

Year 6 Maths Study – Lost Property
The Year 6 maths group collected up three weeks’ worth of lost property. The students researched how much each item cost to buy new. Shockingly they discovered that in only three weeks, $1381.99 was wasted. The students then worked out how much that would cost over the course of a week ($460.67), a month ($1842.66), and a 40-week school year ($18,426.80). They then found out some things that could have been bought instead. A year’s worth of wasted money could have bought one of the following: 19 electric cars, 14 trampolines, 48 64gb iPads, or a round the world trip for Mr. and Mrs. Bainbridge! The students were amazed at the waste of money! Please remember to label your clothing!

2017 Term Dates
Term 1 Thursday 2nd February – Thursday 13th April
Term 2 Monday 1st May – Friday 7th July
Term 3 Monday 24th July – Friday 29th September
Term 4 Monday 16th October – Friday 15th December
* School starts on Thursday 2nd February at 8.50am. Monday 6th February is Waitangi Day.

Preparing for 2017
School stationery costs remain the same at $20 per pack. The office will reopen Monday 23rd January for stationery sales. From Thursday 2nd February, stationery packs will be available for purchase from the library. The voluntary school donation remains at $70 per child or $100 per family, and is tax deductible. The Lucky Prize Draw for all school donations received in Term 1 will be held on the last assembly of term. The prize is a Sharp Top Mounted Fridge/Freezer valued at $1099.99.

Past Pupils

This morning I went straight from North Shore Hospital through horrendous traffic to the Rutherford College Junior Prize Giving. I was so thrilled and proud to see so many ex-Matipo children winning awards.

Several of them won distinguished awards: Sydney Magnus, Margaret Lowe, Hannah White, Tayla-Lee Bainbridge, Chris Wong and Harrison Chapman.

COngratulations to more ex-Matipo students at Te Atatu Intermediate – Cameron Osbourne – Head Girl, Ocearn Mathews – Deputy Head Girl, Flynn Saxon – Deputy Head Boy.

We’re so proud of your achievements!

Teacher Aide Vacancy

Teacher Aide Vacancy
15 hours a week 11am – 2pm, Monday to Friday.
Monitoring and assisting a diabetic pupil. Training will be provided. Must be reliable.
Application by brief C.V. to Cara, office@matipo.school.nz

Santa Treats

Santa has small candy canes for all children. If you don’t want your child to receive one, please let their teacher know.

Christmas Carols

In place of Christmas on the Green this year, we are hosting a Christmas Carols assembly for the children on Tuesday 13th December at 2pm in the school hall.

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