Newsletter #18 June 15th

Last Sunday the Friends of Matipo organised a very successful ‘Kid’s Market’. The money made to hire a table was donated to the Kids Can children’s charity, raising $345. There was a big crowd in attendance and all stalls reportedly did good business. Thank you for your positive support.
Congratulations to the Travelwise Student Leaders who organised the ‘Funky Feet’ event last Friday to promote children walking to school. All the children thoroughly enjoyed this event.

Warm Welcome To
Reuben Lines. We wish you a long and enjoyable time here at Matipo Primary School.

Happy Birthday This Week To
Reuben Lines, Amelia Hamilton, Kiwa Hilliard, David English, Keenan Aickin, Noah Pirnia, India Kuka, Eden Howie, Oscar Duirs and Diana Raducu.


Following the success of last year’s Book Fair, we are having the 2017 Book Fair in association with Scholastic from 19th – 23rd June in the Media Suite.
There will be an opening night on Monday 19th June at 7pm with two guest readers. The Book Fair is open for sales between 8am – 9am and 2.45pm – 3.45pm daily, and of course, will be open for sales on Monday evening between 7pm – 8.30pm.
On Friday 23rd June the Taonga, Aroha and Mana syndicates are having a Book Character Dress Up Parade with a few prizes including tickets for Weber Bros Circus, donated by Vanessa Preston.
Thank you so much to parents who have volunteered to look after sales before and after school: Ally Gracewood, Kirsty Ibbotson, Merryn Robertson, Tori Cotton-Everitt, Ellen Williams, Karen Dobbs, Vanessa Preston, Jude Brunel-Morvan, Linda Crombie, Vicki Petley, Lisa Hamilton, Alex Yovich, Hollie Colegate, Joanna Holland, Kristie Penwarden, Janine Thomas, Scott Faulder and Kelly Rarere.

Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15 pm in the hall for the Tamariki and Aroha Syndicates, and will be hosted by Room 8.

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.

We are excited to be taking part in ‘Wig Wednesday’ next Wednesday 21st June and fundraising for Kiwi kids with cancer. It’s easy to take part – just wear a wig on the day and bring a gold coin donation for Child Cancer Foundation. All funds raised by our school will help support Kiwi children with cancer and their families.
Prefer not to buy a wig? You can make a wig using a template from the Wig Wednesday website, or an original wig or headpiece of your own. Create wacky hair using ribbons, clips, temporary colouring or old-fashioned back-combing!

Winter Weather
A timely reminder to please send your child to school with a change of clothes in their bag. With wet weather and lots of mud around, accidents do happen. If we don’t have the appropriate change of clothes, we will have to contact you to drop some off. Thank you.

If you have any spare pants for children, we’d love to have them for our sick bay.

Te Atatu Intermediate Open Night
Tuesday 1st August 6.45pm – 8pm. Parents come along with your child and feel free to walk around the school to see what’s on offer. Enrolment forms will be available on the evening. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport, and immunisation certificate. You can collect a copy of the enrolment form from Te Atatu Intermediate School, 8 Harbour View Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula. Please Ph (09) 834 5371 if you need any further information. We look forward to seeing you there.

Entertainment Book 2017/2018
All Entertainment Memberships sold up until the end of June go into the draw to win 2 bottles of Evans and Tate Breathing Space Wine. For purchases, see the office or visit:×44.