Newsletter #5 March 2nd

Happy Birthday This Week To
Sydney Carswell, Charlotte Visser, Amelie Blackie, Eden Hickman, Harmony McGee, Nia Rua, Jannae Hargreaves, Luella Whitwell and Haivyn Williams.

Cricket Field Day
In sweltering conditions, Miss Wills and Mr Simpson took a girls and boys cricket team to the Cricket Field Day. Congrats to the girls who came 3rd overall and the boys who came 5th. The children had a great day. The boys player of the day was Jack Bonkovich. The girls best fielder was Niamh Dines and best batter was Emma Wilson. Well done to all the children who participated! Thanks to all the parents who turned up to support and special thanks to John Vujnovich, Steven Bonkovich and Luke Wilson for their help with umpiring and scoring on the day.

Thank You NZ Police
Thank you so much to the Blue Light Disco staff for their time in putting on last week’s Junior Disco which was enjoyed by the children of the Tamariki & Taonga syndicates. Some of the police staff finished their 7am – 3pm shift and came straight to the school, others gave up their time before starting their 11pm – 7am shift. Lots of staff stayed on after their work week finished. Blue Light has some funding which allowed free sausages for all. There was a miscommunication over the drinks, but I was happy to pay for free drinks for all my little friends so that no one missed out. It was a hugely successful event that the kids absolutely loved!

Athletics Day
Save the date – Tuesday 14th March. A full schedule will be available next week.

School Newsletter
This year we are looking to transition over to an e-newsletter as opposed to a paper copy each week. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to our school newsletter using the following link: http://matipo.school.nz/newsletter/subscribe/. Our school newsletter is also available on Facebook and our website. For those without this facility, a paper copy will be available for those who wish to opt in. More info to come.

Assembly
Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.30pm in the hall and will be hosted by Room 25.

Thank You Parent Wardens
Many thanks to Luke Reid, Bea Traub and Julie Ellis for offering your assistance with the road crossing, and of course to Debra Stuart, Libby Clark and Lisa Biesheuvel for your continuing support. Without you, this crossing would not be operational. Thank you all so much!

Lost Property
Lost Property will be on display outside the staffroom this afternoon and tomorrow. Any unclaimed items after the end of school on Friday will be passed on to charity. We make every effort to return named items to children, please remember to label your children’s clothing.

Matipo Netball Club
Netball registrations were sent home last week. A reminder that the last day for enrolments and fees is Friday 17th March. Extra enrolment forms are available from the school office.

Scholastics
Scholastics Lucky Book Club Issue 1 is available online until 1st April.
Visit scholastic.co.nz/parents/lucky-book-club/ and register with LOOP to start ordering.

NZ Opera in Schools ‘Don Pasquale’
On Tuesday 28th March there will be a performance from the NZ Opera in Schools touring company of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. The show will be held at school for all the children at the subsidised cost of $4 per child. A notice will come home next week with more details.

Keeping Ourselves Safe
Biannually, we run the NZ Police programme ‘Keeping Ourselves Safe’. This is a unit taught by your child’s teacher, with help from the local Police Education Officer, Paul Stanko. ‘Keeping Ourselves Safe’ has been designed to give children the skills to cope in situations involving abuse. A parent and caregiver meeting to learn more about the programme is being held on Thursday 9th March at 7pm in the staffroom. Please return the reply slip below if you are able to attend.

Keeping Ourselves Safe Parent & Caregiver Meeting – Please return to Office
Child’s Name/s: ____________________________________________ Room/s: ________

⃝ Yes, we will be attending the Keeping Ourselves Safe meeting on Thursday 9th March.
No. Attending: _________