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University of NSW Maths Test

Congratulations to the following children who did outstandingly well in the University of NSW Maths Test. The children achieved two distinctions, 14 credits, and 5 merits. They achieved scores above the average median across the three year levels entered.

Distinction:
Moana Butterworth-Flores; Year 4
Kees Wierstra; Year 6

Credit:
Sasha Hickman; Year 4
Ryan Lee; Year 4
Jakub McEntee; Year 4
Aubin Midol; Year 4
Charlie Preston; Year 4
Chardonne Villanueva; Year 4
Finn Boyack; Year 5
Isaac Igusa; Year 5
Ruby Masters-King; Year 5
Grace Oloi; Year 5
Imogen Wroe; Year 5
Ashlee Nemaia; Year 6
Alyssa Patten; Year 6
Lorenzo Pearce; Year 6

Merit:
Kaia Evans; Year 5
Joshua Richardson; Year 5
Anna Schrott; Year 5
Chad van Dolleweerd; Year 5
Niamh Dines; Year 6

Story Writing Competition 2017

Congratulations to this year’s Story Writing Competition Winners:

Year 0: Eliza Hurst, Room 7

Year 1: Billie Circuitt, Room 6

Year 2: Sofia McKay, Room 20

Year 3: Hazel Masters-King, Room 17

Year 4: Molly Robertson, Room 24

Year 5: Rylla Rarere, Room 19

Year 6: Franklin Davis-Barr, Room 27

Taipari Taniwha

The Tamariki are proud that the final art piece under our long serving Principal Mr Bainbridge is a gift to Mr Bainbridge and the school. The ‘Taipari Taniwha’ celebrates his love of art and ‘Kaitiakitanga’, the guardianship of Matipo Primary School from 1989 to 2017.

Kia pai te haere
Our gratitude to Rowena Rooney for leading this amazing taonga and art piece.

Board Notices

Powhiri for Mr Wright
Parents and whanau are invited to attend to our full school Powhiri welcome for Matipo’s new Principal, Mr Paul Wright, on his first day of term.
Following the ceremony, there will be entertainment from Matipo and Clayton Park cultural groups, followed by a morning tea.  All welcome.
Monday 16 October, 10.30am on the green courts.
Board Meeting
The next Board of Trustees meeting is on Monday 16 October, 7.30pm.  All welcome.

Wayne Bainbridge Hall

Thursday afternoon the Matipo Board of Trustees renamed the hall to honour Mr Bainbridge as he retires after 28 years of hard work and dedication as principal of Matipo.
Two representatives from each class attended the ceremony as well as BoT members and Cara on behalf of Wayne who couldn’t make it. Local MP Phil Twyford officially renamed the hall, and Rev Tahu Williams blessed the newly named Wayne Bainbridge hall.

Matipo School Hall renaming ceremony from Vanessa Preston on Vimeo.

Board of Trustees Newsletter Term 3

Matipo Board of Trustees
TERM THREE NEWSLETTER 19 September, 2017

Dear Matipo community,

Firstly, thank you to everyone who came along to our Meet the Board evening at the start of this term. We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet and chat with Matipo parents, whanau and staff in a relaxed environment. A special thank you to our two students Lola Harris-Dennerly and Mia Hor’vath who shared their winning speeches with us, and Mr Ray Chen who provided the entertainment. Both were a real treat. Your board is committed to engaging with you – our community – so you can expect to see more of these types of events in the future. Please come along!

End of an era
The end of this term marks an auspicious occasion in our school history – the retirement of our Principal Wayne Bainbridge after 28 years of leading Matipo. Wayne started at Matipo Primary School in 1989 and the school has grown from strength to strength under his leadership.

Achievements
Under Mr Bainbridge’s leadership, significant tree planting was carried out at Matipo, computers were introduced, and a school hall was built in 1991, extended a few years later, and again in recent years. The Media Room, the Arts Suite, a large covered court, two ‘Tiger Turf’ netball courts, and a new four class permanent block have all been built during Wayne’s time, which reflects the changing needs and growing population of our community. Kayaks were purchased in 1992-1993 and are still in use today, and there has been an ever increasing collection of sculptures in the school grounds. In November 2014 the Ministry of Education identified Matipo as the top performing school in Te Atatu, and the school received a glowing ERO report in 2016. Under Wayne’s guidance, the school was an early adopter of Information Technology, a leader in Inquiry Learning, and has become an Asian Aware school.

Wayne has requested that we do not hold a formal farewell event for him, and the Board of Trustees will be respecting his wishes in this regard. However, he was able to hold a special farewell event with the children and staff at the ‘Bright and Beautiful’ day on 13 September, and the Board will be honouring Wayne’s outstanding contributions to Matipo Primary by renaming the main school hall the “Wayne Bainbridge Hall”. Later this week we are holding a small ceremony with Phil Twyford, MP for Te Atatu, where the official renaming will take place. The memory of Wayne’s era as Principal and his passion for the visual and performing arts will live on at Matipo. We wish him all the best for his retirement.
If you or your children wish to contribute your own message of farewell, memories or well wishes please feel free to drop these into the school office by this Friday.

New beginnings
Our new principal, Mr Paul Wright, will start on Monday 16 October – the first day of Term 4. Matipo will be holding a full Powhiri ceremony to welcome Paul to our school, and we are excited to share that his previous school, Clayton Park School, will be sending all their pupils and staff to attend this Powhiri as our guests. It is very meaningful to Clayton Park to gift Mr Wright to Matipo as their taonga (treasure) and we will be honoured to host them. This will be a very special occasion with cultural performances from Matipo and Clayton Park, food and games. Parents and whanau are warmly invited to attend.
Save the date: Mr Wright’s Powhiri, Monday 16 October 10.30am

Finally, our thanks to all parents and whanau who have helped or volunteered at school this term, and our gratitude as always to our wonderful teachers and staff for their dedication and hard work. We look forward to new beginnings with you all.
Wishing you all happy and safe school holidays and we hope to see you on day one Term 4.

Nga mihi nui,
Vanna Blucher (Chair) and the Matipo Board of Trustees

Art Show

Monday 18th September – Thursday 21st September

Open for viewing in the School Hall
Opening Night – Monday – 3pm – 4pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – Open 8:00am – 3:30pm daily

Our Visual Arts theme this year is ‘Patterns’. We would love to celebrate by displaying a wide range of artworks from across the school. All parents and whanau are welcome to come and view the artworks during these times. Children should be supervised at all times please.