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Weet-bix Tryathlon

On Sunday 18th February 47 dedicated Matipo students met early in the morning at Pt England for the 2018 Weet-bix Tryathlon.

Congratulations to all children who competed the race – consisting of a 100m swim, 4km cycle and 1.5km run.

Thank to Matipo Friends & Whanau who organised a gathering space and sausage sizzle.

Gold Coins for Tonga

Dear parents and caregivers,

This Friday, the 16th of February, can your child please bring in a gold coin donation for Tonga.
They will keep this in their bag until we gather on the green court to start the coin trail
Can they also please wear something RED.
Matipo school would like to donate the gold coins to Tonga to help rebuild the houses that have been demolished by the cyclone.

Sincere thanks from Matipo School Student Leaders.

Board of Trustees Agenda 14 February 2018

BoT Agenda 14th February 2018
7 pm
Board Room

An opportunity to meet our newly-elected whanau leaders

Minutes of previous meeting
Matters arising
Principal鈥檚 Report
路 Literacy
路 Maths
路 Enrichment
路 IT
路 SN
Dates for the year
路 Grounds and Maintenance
路 Security upgrade
路 Triumph Vitesse
路 Provision of toilets
路 Drainage
Consultation re MoE Zone for Te Atatu Intermediate
Disposal of Assets
School day 鈥 stakeholder survey
School staffing structure
Principal鈥檚 appraiser
In committee
路 LWOP request
路 Audit 2017
路 December Accounts for approval
路 Draft Budget 2018
Scholarship fund
International Students
Server Upgrade

Cashless Office

Cashless Office

To all parents / caregivers,

Welcome back to Matipo Primary School for the 2018.聽 We are starting the new year with a cashless office. Please see below for our bank account number, which you can load as a payee with your bank.

With this, you will be able to pay for your school fees and school trips throughout the year.

Matipo Primary School – ASB – 12-3038-0271694-001
When processing your payments to the Matipo Primary School account please see the examples below for the correct format:Particulars:聽 聽 Your child’s name
Code:聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Class Room number
Reference:聽 聽 聽What this is paying forExample:

Particulars:聽 聽 Smith Family
Code:聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rm 1 & Rm 2
Reference:聽 聽 聽School Fees

Note: Please make payments for school fees separate to any trip payments to avoid confusion about what you are paying for.

School fees for one child are $70.00 and a family is $100.00.

When you want to make a payment for school trips and you have more than one child, please make one payment per child.聽 Please see example below:

Particulars:聽 聽 J Smith
Code:聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rm 1
Reference:聽 聽 聽Stardome Trip

Particulars:聽 聽 B Smith
Code:聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Rm 2
Reference:聽 聽 聽Zoo Trip

Kind Regards,
Paul Wright

EOTC Opportunities 2018

We are excited to be offering a number of Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) opportunities in 2018.聽 More details to come early in the year.

Camp Adair – Year 3&4 : 6th-8th June.聽 approx $180 per child.

Tongariro Ski Trip- Year 5&6 : 10th-14th September.聽 approx $550 per child.

Motu Moana Camp – Year 5&6 : 12th – 16th November.聽 approx $170 per child.


An outdoor Christmas concert and hangi for all the family.

Featuring special performances by our school cultural groups, carols from the children and a special guest band.
Bring a blanket, food and drinks and enjoy a summer celebration of Matipo talent.
Gold coin koha entry.

Hangi meal order forms available from the office.


Some students from Room 17 with their siblings, recently entered a competition聽 by Play it Strange Trust and Huawei called “The 100 Piano Project”.聽 The competition was giving away 100 pianos to New Zealand schools.聽 The children were challenged to create an original song, poem, story or artwork that needed to include the subject of a piano.

Here is what the Matipo kids created:聽

We were so happy to hear that the song “Play Together” was one of the winning entries, winning a brand new piano for Matipo!

Last Friday, Room 17 invited Mike Chunn from Play it Strange and Huawei’s Vera Wei to their assembly, where they performed the song and revealed the piano to the school.
Mike Chunn also spoke to the school and played on the new piano.

Many thanks to Michael Smith Photography for the photos, and to Play it Strange and Huawei for this wonderful opportunity – and of course – our shiny new piano!

Mike Chunn from Play it Strange tries out the new piano at our assembly.聽 聽Photography Michael Smith


Andrew Rosser, Charlie Preston and Oscar Duirs reveal the new piano!聽 Photography Michael Smith
Room 17 and friends perform the winning song “Play Together” at assembly. Photography Michael Smith
Cleo Duirs, Julia Rosser and Georgia Preston sing “Play Together”. Photography Michael Smith
Andrew Rosser and Charlie Preston rapping聽聽聽 聽Photography Michael Smith


Room 17 and friends say a big Matipo thank you to Mike Chunn and Vera Wei聽 Photography Michael Smith