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Cross Country 2018

Race schedule
9:15am- Walkers led by Paul to start walker track
9:20am – Year 0, 1 & 2 boys and girls race
9:35am – Year 3 boys race
9:40am – Year 3 girls race
9:50am – Year 4 boys race
10am – Year 4 girls race
10:10am – Year 5 boys race
10:20am – Year 5 girls race
10:30am – Year 6 boys race
10:40am – Year 6 girls race
*times are not exact, we are scheduling to run until morning tea* bell times tomorrow will vary according to races.

STRIKE DAY – Monday 12th November

Teachers Strike on Monday 12th November
I can now confirm that  Matipo Road School will be closed on Monday 12th November for safety reasons. All the teachers will be on strike on that day.
Our first Motu Moana Camp starts on Tuesday 13th, and will not be affected.
SKIDS will offer a Supervision and Care  programme  on that day, for children already enrolled with them, just like their Holiday supervision programme when the school is also  closed. They do not offer alternative education.
School Day Finishing time
Thank you to everyone who responded to our survey about the finish times for the end of the school day. We had 206 families responded, with 170 in favour of fixing it at 3 pm all year round.  After discussion with the Commissioner, I confirm that the end of the school day will remain at 3 pm all year round, with children supervised as they leave site until 3.15pm.
Thank you to everyone who responded.
We would like to  to continue with our after school programme all year.

Kia ora whanau and community,
It is that time of the year when we are gearing up to celebrate 2018.
We are requesting the return of Matipo School trophies and cups.
If your child was a recipient last year or you know of a child who was a recipient last year please ask them to return the cup or trophy before Friday 9 November.
Ngā mihi nui,
Holly Moore

Frame On – Perfect Christmas Gift

“Turn your child’s school photograph into a perfect Christmas gift for loved ones by displaying them as a fridge magnet or key ring frame by Frame On. The frames are perfectly sized to insert the smaller photos in the Photolife photo packs and can be changed with a new photo every year! $1 for every frame ordered is given back to Matipo Primary for our fundraising efforts so come on board and get your Christmas presents sorted while raising money for our school. Order online at and use “Matipo” as a discount code to ensure free delivery”