Newsletter #15 May 25th

The new principal’s position has officially been advertised. The successful applicant should be known by the end of this term and following my retirement at the end of Term 3, will take over from the beginning of Term 4.

Congratulations to the Friends of Matipo team (Natalie Kennerley, Tori Cotton-Everitt, Hollie Colegate, Amanda Lowe, Jess Hallows, Natasha Cook, Jude Brunel-Morvan, Kristie Penwarden, and Leeanne Boyle), for a very successful ‘Quiz Night’ with a huge attendance and an abundance of prizes on offer.

Warm Welcome To
Katara Matthews-Witika, Leah McKean, Isabella Tran, Ebaadullah Khan and Ethan Howley. We wish you a long and enjoyable time here at Matipo Primary School.

Happy Birthday This Week To
Autumn Bell, Grace Haimes, Brooke Kearney, Porter Thompson, Thea Rockel, Ethan Howley, Eli Smylie, Ruby Masters-King, Grace Oloi, Jack Simpson and Toby Gibbons.

New Appointments
Mrs Kennerley and Mrs Foley interviewed candidates for the two maternity vacancies created by Mrs Brooks-Leijh and Miss Mitchell. We were very lucky to be able to secure the services of Mrs Delwyn Day (Room 5), and Mrs Elise Van De Ven (Room 21) who will take up their appointments at the beginning of Term 3.

Board of Trustees By-Election
The official count will take place on Thursday afternoon but the Returning Officer is obliged to inform all candidates of the outcome before it becomes public knowledge. We hope to make an official announcement on our school’s Facebook tomorrow by 10am.

Many thanks to Kirsty and Simon Ibbotson for their generous donation of boxes of tissues for all our classrooms.

Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15 pm in the hall for the Taonga and Mana syndicates, and will be hosted by Room 20.

Entertainment Book 2017/2018 – We only have 5 books left
The Entertainment Book is on sale for $70. Entertainment Books feature many of the area’s best restaurants, cafes, accommodation, attractions, with up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers! Both the book and digital memberships are available. For every membership sold, $14 is raised for our school! For purchases, see the office or visit this link :×44.

Captain Festus McBoyle’s Travellin’ Variety Show
This is a free Auckland Libraries NZ Music Month event. Great for the whole family. CD’s will be available. Koha would be appreciated.
When: Saturday 27th May at 2pm
Where: Te Atatu Peninsula Library

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