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Student Leadership Conference

Two weeks ago we had a student leadership conference run by Mrs Clark.
There were three guest speakers:
Antonia Baker from the Property Market spoke about goal setting.
Rebecca Kirk, a research scientist from Plant & Food, talked about working hard for what you want.
Nathan Rarere from Radio Sport talked about the importance of communication and taking advantage of opportunities.
These were great topics and hopefully sparked a light for those children present. Big thanks to these three speakers, and to Mrs Clark.

Congratulations Mrs Dobbs

Karen Dobbs, one of our brilliant teacher aides, celebrates 25 years of service at Matipo Primary.

As I have said many times before, Karen does the work of a teacher. She is highly respected by staff and loved by the children she works with.

Board of Trustees By-election Results

Matipo Primary School

Board of Trustees’ By-Election

Declaration of Parent By-Election Results

Parent representative votes:

 

Colegate  Hollie                63

Donald Rozanne               53

Lamb Rebecca                   83

Preston Vanessa              89

Rarere Nathan                  104

Smith Phillip                      26

Stunzner Kurt                    37

Wilson Luke                       55

 

I hereby declare the following duly elected:

Nathan Rarere                   Vanessa Preston              Rebecca Lamb

 

Signed

Jenny Atkins

Returning Officer

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.

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

Assembly
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 : www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/953×44.

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

School Newsletter
If you would like to receive a paper copy of the newsletter, please contact the office.

Advertised

The advertisement for the new principal position went on-line yesterday and already 14 requests for the information pack have been received.

The appointment will be made by the end of this term with the successful applicant to take over at the beginning of Term 4. Wayne is retiring at the end of Term 3.

Newsletter #14 May 18th

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

Happy Birthday This Week To
Eden Johnstone, Nazar Baranik, Alexandrea Dalay, Sophie McMurray, Marnia Pereira-Mauai, Peppa Bell, Zoe McLean, Alyssa Patten, Chloe Ellis, Noah Mitchell, Imogen Bosnich-Wood, Heidi Gibbons, Gaspard Midol and Egyptia Reihana.

Rhythm Interactive Drumming Show
Next Wednesday 24th May, the Rhythm Interactive Drumming Show is returning to Matipo. There will be two shows, the first at 11am for the Tamariki and Aroha syndicates, the second at 1.30pm for the Taonga and Manda syndicates. Please return the permission slip, along with $4 to the office at your earliest convenience.

Kid’s Market
Friends of Matipo is hosting a Kid’s Market on Sunday 11th June between 12pm – 3pm in the school hall. Pay $10 for a table to sell your wares. Sell old toys, books, shoes, fresh baking. The profit is for the kids. All table fees go to Kids Can. If you would like to book a table, please contact natalie@staff.matipo.school.nz.

Board of Trustees By-Election
Voting closes tomorrow, Friday 19th May at noon. Forms may be dropped off to the voting box in the school office.

Assembly
Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15 pm in the hall for the Tamariki and Aroha syndicates, and will be hosted by Room 10.

Parent Wardens Wanted
We are seeking parent help at the busy corner of Taikata & Matipo Road crossing on Tuesday mornings. Please call the office, 834 6909, or see Mrs Clark, Room 1 marion@staff.matipo.school.nz if you can assist (8.00am – 8:45am).

Entertainment Book 2017/2018
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 :
www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/953×44.

School Newsletter
If you would like to receive a paper copy of the newsletter, please contact the office.

Term 2 Dates
May 20 Friends of Matipo Quiz Night
23 Room 22 & 23 One Tree Hill Trip
Room 24 Highwic House Trip
24 Rhythm Interactive Drumming Shows
30 League Field Day
31 Room 15, 16, 20 & 21 Alberton House Trip

June 01 Room 12, 13, 14 & 17 Alberton House Trip
05 Queen’s Birthday
11 Kid’s Market
12 Room 2, 3, 4 & 5 Highwic House Trip
13 Room 6, 7, 8 & 9 Highwic House Trip
19 Book Fair Week
21 Wig Wednesday
26 Matariki Week
27 Soccer Field Day
30 School Speech Competition

July 07 Term 2 Ends – 2.45pm

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Newsletter #13 May 11th

Several rumours are being spread about my absence from school – I’ve been suspended, fired, walked out. These rumours are from a very small group of people who are incorrect. Pretty much for the last week or more I’ve been 12 hours a day at North Shore Hospital with my wife who is quite ill and has been in the HDU unit. I will continue to be on leave for the remainder of this week at the least, but continue to keep up to date with school news.

Happy Birthday This Week To
Stella Anderson, Lucia Dawson, Lucy Ellis, Liam Clarke and Cruz Corrigan.

Term 2 Highlights
Shortly we will be advertising a Snowplanet trip for 55 Year 5 & 6 students. We have a Children’s Market Day coming up and the Quiz Night, both of which are being organised by the very active, Friends of Matipo group. We will have a visit from one of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra groups, and the school speech competition at the end of the term. Our inquiry topic this term is “Being a Historian” and all syndicates are off on various visits around Auckland.

Success
One of our ex-pupils, Alex Burns, is off to the World Hip Hop Championship in Phoenix, Arizona. A fundraising raffle for the trip is advertised on our school Facebook site. Good luck Alex!

Rhythm Interactive Drumming Show
On Wednesday 24th May, the Rhythm Interactive Drumming Show is returning to Matipo. There will be two shows, the first at 11am for the Tamariki and Aroha syndicates, the second at 1.30pm for the Taonga and Manda syndicates. Please return the permission slip that went home last week, along with $4 to the office at your earliest convenience.

Kid’s Market
Friends of Matipo is hosting a Kid’s Market on Sunday 11th June between 12pm – 3pm in the school hall. Pay $10 for a table to sell your wares. Sell old toys, books, shoes, fresh baking, the profit is for the kids. All table fees go to Kids Can. If you would like to book a table, please contact natalie@staff.matipo.school.nz.

Board of Trustees By-Election
You should have received your voting forms in the mail for the upcoming Board of Trustees by-election today. A strong field of eight nominations have been received for three vacancies – four men and four woman. Their candidate statements are included with your voting forms. Hopefully the successful candidates will be positive, supportive, and without personal agenda. Good luck to all candidates. Voting forms must be received by Friday 19th May at noon. Forms may be dropped off to the voting box in the school office, or mailed to the Returning Officer to PO BOX 17, Waitakere, 0660.

Assembly
Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15 pm in the hall for the Taonga and Mana syndicates, and will be hosted by Room 21.

Entertainment Book 2017/2018
The Entertainment Book is on sale at $70. This year ‘Eight’ at the Langham, the Grove, and Euro are some highlights. If you use the book twice to go out you recoup your money. 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. Digital membership puts the value of the Entertainment Book into your Apple or Android smartphone. For every membership sold, $14 is raised for our school! For purchases, see the office or visit this link : www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/953×44.

Rapaki Place Parking
Residents are again complaining about people parking over their driveways and photos have been sent to Auckland Transport by one of the residents. Please be mindful and do not block in these residents.

Parent Wardens Wanted
We are seeking parent help at the busy corner of Taikata & Matipo Road crossing on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Please call the office, 834 6909, or see Mrs Clark, Room 1 marion@staff.matipo.school.nz if you can assist (8.00am – 8:45am).

School Newsletter
If you would like to receive a paper copy of the newsletter, please contact the office.

Newsletter #12 May 4th

Welcome back to Term 2. I hope you enjoyed the Easter break and took advantage of the fine, sunny weather we got. As usual in the holidays, a number of maintenance jobs took place. All the air conditioners were serviced, a drain outside Rooms 22 – 25 was replaced under building contract warrantee, the subsidence under the green court was repaired, paid for by the Ministry, and preparation work for the new playground was undertaken.

Warm Welcome To
Cape Bowen, Rosie Gilbert, Nico Bentley, Stanley Zhong, Parerimu Marsden-Witehira, Cooper Thomson, Awa Lofley, Alexander Duggan, Eliza Hurst, Cameron Schofield and Braxton Gillard. We wish you a long and enjoyable time here at Matipo Primary.

Happy Birthday This Week To
Zofia Blackie, Sylvie Hill, Dakota Kightley, Andrew Rosser, Ryan Thomas, Alexander Duggan, Mylo Bywater, Kalia White, Daniel McArthur, Sway Tantingco, Hazel Masters-King, Joshua Richardson, Connor Lancaster, Charlie Preston, Ruby Judd and Arwen Taipari. Also a happy belated birthday to Cape Bowen, Awa Lofley, Eliza Hurst, Cameron Schofield, Stanley Zhong and Braxton Gillard, who celebrated their 5th birthdays in the holidays.

School Donation Lucky Prize Draw
Congratulations to the Clews family (Archie of Room 15), who won the school donation lucky prize draw of the Sharp Fridge/Freezer which was hopefully installed during the holidays.

Thanks
Thanks for your tremendous and enthusiastic support of the Easter Bonnet Parade and Easter Hunt. Unfortunately, the weather intervened but the huge number of children who participated enjoyed the events enormously!

Donation
Thank you to the grandparents of Harper Shallard who have kindly donated an old ride on lawnmower as a static item for children to play on.

Board of Trustees By-Election
Nomination forms were sent out via post to all eligible caregivers on the school roll. Nominations forms must be received by Friday 5th May at noon. Forms may be dropped off to the school office, or mailed to the Returning Officer to PO BOX 17, Waitakere, 0660.

Term 2 After School Classes
There are currently still vacancies in the following after school classes:
Chess Club Chess Power Thursday 3pm – 4pm Years 4 – 6 $80
Mandarin Ray Chen Friday 3pm – 4pm Years 3 – 5 $60

Congratulations
Congratulations to Miss Anna Choi who is getting married in the weekend and to Miss Lise Ioane who is graduating with a B.Ed degree tomorrow.

Term 2 Assemblies
To keep within our hall capacity of 623 people, we need to split the school assembly into two. The Tamariki and Aroha syndicates will have assembly on the odd weeks, starting in Week 1, and the Taonga and Mana syndicates will have their assemblies on the even weeks. We will announce which assembly will be held in the weekly newsletter.

Assembly
Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15 pm in the hall for the Tamariki and Aroha syndicates, and will be hosted by Room19.

Term 2 & 3 Winter Hours
A reminder that in Terms 2 and 3, we permanently shorten the lunch hour by 15 minutes and school finishes at 2.45pm. Children who would normally get picked up at 3pm by their caregiver, can wait in the library under supervision until this time.

Entertainment Book 2017/2018
The Entertainment Book is on sale at $70. This year ‘Eight’ at the Langham, the Grove, and Euro are some highlights. If you use the book twice to go out you recoup your money. 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. Digital membership puts the value of the Entertainment Book into your Apple or Android smartphone. For every membership sold, $14 is raised for our school! For purchases, see the office or visit this link : www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/953×44.

School Newsletter
If you would like to receive a paper copy of the newsletter, please contact the office.