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Newsletter #25 August 17th

This week the new principal Paul Wright visited Matipo meeting with staff and visiting most classrooms.
Daffodil Day is coming up next Friday and I urge all families to support this very worthwhile cause. We will have senior students go around to all classrooms to collect gold coin donations in return for a Daffodil.

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

Happy Birthday This Week To
Andre Duggan, Alexander Matafeo, Daniel Suifua, Isabella Triggs, Daniel Edmonds, Adriana Urlovic, Mathilda Rothwell-Horner, Noah Burns and Ruby Chung. Happy Belated Birthday to Archie Marsters.

Netball Field Day
On Monday 14th August, Matipo attended the Te Atatu Cluster Netball Field Day. We had four girls teams and one boys team. The day was successful with all teams giving 100% effort, despite the windy and wet conditions. Congratulations to the Year 6 girls Matipo Royals and the Year 5 girls Matipo Magic for making the semi-finals in their division. A special mention to our boys team who participated in their first ever netball tournament. Once again, thanks to the parents who supported Matipo on the day and our coaches Trudi, Maryanne and Eva who helped make our field day a success.

Individual Photos
Order envelopes for individual photos were sent home earlier this term. Photos will be taken on Friday 1st September. Please return the envelopes sealed with the payment inside to the office by Wednesday 30th August. Sibling photo envelopes can be collected from the office. You may pay for more than one student’s photograph with the same payment, but each student must have their own envelope completed. Please enclose the correct payment as no change can be given.

Assembly
Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15 pm in the hall for the Taonga and Mana Syndicates, and will be hosted by Room 14.

Update Contact Details
If you have recently changed any contact details it is important that the office is aware in case of an emergency or situation where we need to contact you. We found from the last lot of reports emailed out that many email addresses needed updating. Please advise the office if your contact details need updating, including email addresses.

Medical Considerations
We request that you please contact the school as soon as possible if your child comes into contact with chickenpox, measles or mumps or develops them. These illnesses can have serious implications for one of our students on treatment for cancer and we need to inform the parents so that appropriate action can be taken. Please feel free to contact the school with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your consideration.

Slapped Cheek
We have had a number of confirmed cases of slapped cheek across the school. Slapped cheek is in its most infectious stage usually before it is diagnosed. Children should only remain at home if they are unwell. If exposed to slapped cheek, try to stop it spreading by ensuring your children: wash their hands frequently, cover their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and that they do not share food, eating utensils or drink bottles. Symptoms of slapped cheek may include: low-grade fever, chills, headache, body ache, sore throat and diarrhoea. Once these symptoms improve, a rash may develop, starting with red cheeks.

 

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Newsletter #24 August 10th

Thank you to the 83% of parents who attended parent interviews last night. Your attendance is much appreciated.
Last year we celebrated John Vujnovich winning Real Estate Salesman of the Year. Last week, another of our parents (and Board Member) David Windler, was named Mortgage Broker of the Year. This is a tremendous achievement up against some very powerful opponents. Congratulations!

Warm Welcome To
Dylan Keereweer-Taia, Yedarm Baek, Lamar Rogers, AJ Abdullah-Rogers, Amelijah-Rose Rogers and Alexandria Triggs. We wish you a long and enjoyable time here at Matipo Primary School.

Happy Birthday This Week To
Yedarm Baek, Zion Taka, Charlie Boyle, Charlotte Toleafoa, Dominic Bonkovich, Ashton Doyle, Alexandria Triggs, Indiana Price, Addison Rosan, Violet Rothwell-Horner, Jean Schollum, Amelie Gracewood and Timi Paapu. Happy belated birthday to Dylan Keereweer-Taia.

Individual Photos
Order envelopes for individual photos were sent home last week. Photos will be taken on Friday 1st September. Please return the envelopes sealed with the payment inside to the office by Wednesday 30th August. Sibling photo envelopes can be collected from the office. You may pay for more than one student’s photograph with the same payment, but each student must have their own envelope completed. Please enclose the correct payment as no change can be given.

Kids Link

Reporting System
With the mid-year reports been emailed last Friday, we have been made aware that not all parents are aware of our reporting system.
Year 1 – 3 students will receive an anniversary report approximately one year after starting school. This will be sent to you via email and reports on your child’s progress in reading, writing and mathematics based on the National Standards. These reports are sent out in weeks 4 and 9 of each term. These students will also receive a progress report which will be emailed to you either mid-year or end-of-year, depending on when your child started school.
Year 4 – 6 students will receive a mid-year progress report and an end-of-year National Standards report which will be emailed to you.
If you haven’t received your child’s report, and believe you should have, please contact the office. Please check your spam/junk folder first, and try searching the keyword ‘musac’. We are in discussion with our Student Manager System provider EDGE, in regards to some parents not receiving reports, and various other issues which have arisen. We have been let down by our third party supplier.

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 name your children’s clothing. If you have any unwanted pegs, we would love to take these of your hands to display the lost property.

Assembly
Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15 pm in the hall for the Tamariki and Aroha Syndicates, and will be hosted by Room 5.

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Newsletter #23 August 3rd

One of our more recent ex-pupils, Jonah Palota-Kopa, played for the Under 16 NZ Rugby League team a couple of weeks ago. Mr Pilkington was his school coach at Matipo. Congratulations Jonah! We are all very proud of you!

A reminder that next Wednesday 9th August is Parent Interviews between 2pm – 8pm. Children who cannot be picked up at 2pm may wait in the school library supervised until 3pm. Children are also quite welcome to be a part of the interview. Appointments are also available to be made with myself. Please contact the office to make a time.

Warm Welcome To
Ella Delaney and Amber Seiuli. We wish you a long and enjoyable time here at Matipo Primary School.

Happy Birthday This Week To
Ella Delaney, Amber Seiuli, Tane Keereweer-Taia, Ashlee Nemaia, Brody Flavell, Brooke Flavell, Cleo Duirs, Katara Matthews-Witika, Carter Rameka, Ismaeel Williams-Stehlin, Maia Hilliard, Maxwell Lancaster and Asha Turoa.

Mid-Year Reports and Parent Interviews – Wednesday 9th August
Reports will be emailed home tomorrow, Friday 4th August for those required. If you haven’t updated your email address, please let the office know as soon as possible. If you don’t receive the report, please check your junk file.
Parent Interviews are being held next Wednesday 9th August between 2pm – 5pm, and 6pm – 8pm. Children may participate in the interview. Interviews with Ms Day (Room 5) and Mrs van de Ven (Room 21) will be ‘Meet the Teacher’ in nature. Parents may also make appointments to see Mr Bainbridge between 2pm – 8pm. Return slips for Parent Interviews went home last week. You may contact the office to book an interview if you haven’t already. Please note that school finishes at 2pm on this day, although children who can’t be picked up at this time may wait in the library supervised until 3.00pm.

Newsletter Sponsors
Please support our newsletter sponsors, who support our school: Ready Press Print, Te Atatu Intermediate, Torque Mechanical Repairs (27 years sponsorship), Unichem Pharmacy, John Vujnovich (Harvey’s), Plumbing Solutions, The Mortgage Supply Co., Hair Junkie and a new sponsor, Flossy Florists.

Individual Photos
Order envelopes for individual photos were sent home today. Photos will be taken on Friday 1st September. Please return the envelopes sealed with the payment inside to the office by Wednesday 30th August. Sibling photo envelopes can be collected from the office. You may pay for more than one student’s photograph with the same payment, but each student must have their own envelope completed. Please enclose the correct payment as no change can be given.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Grace Jarvie-Otufangavalu on being the first recipient of a Matipo Values Achievement Medal. Well done!

Clothing
Our wet, cold winter continues. Please ensure all children are dressed warmly, with footwear and rain gear to cope with the conditions.

Sponsorship Grants
ASB – If you or anyone you know anywhere in New Zealand gets a mortgage with the ASB and mentions our school name, the school receives a $500 donation.

Harvey’s – If you list a property through John Vujnovich of Harvey’s Te Atatu, the school receives a $500 donation on a successful sale.

ANZ – If you take out a mortgage with ANZ and nominate our school, they will donate the school the equivalent of $450 in points.

Assembly
Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15 pm in the hall for the Taonga and Mana Syndicates, and will be hosted by Room 15.

Food Bank
We are a collection point for food bank donations. Thank you for your continuing support. Any non-perishable donation is acceptable but pasta, rice, pasta sauce, canned meat or fish, and canned soups are really useful.

Have a great weekend! Stay safe, and stay warm!

Newsletter #22 July 27th

This week we welcome Ms Delwyn Day in Room 5, and Mrs Elise van de Ven in Room 21 who are in long term relieving positions for 12-months while our two mothers to be are on maternity leave.
We also recognise Marion Clark’s 10 years’ service to Matipo School.
On Tuesday, we had a visit from an APO Brass Quartet, ‘ACE Brass’ who demonstrated the versatility of the various brass instruments of the orchestra.

WARM WELCOME TO
Neeve Thompson-Ruegger, Lily Lane, Eli Pirnia, Luke Newland, Bonnie Williams, Zoe Hickman, Indiana Clews, Zoe Tollemache, Ruben Va and Tony Tavai. We wish you a long and enjoyable time here at Matipo Primary School.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK TO
Isobel Lamb, Evelyn Cowan, Gabriella Tavita, Hazel Yates, Olivia Cullum, Charlotte Zhao and Mila Curran. Also a happy belated birthday to Eli Pirnia, Luke Newland, Bonnie Williams, Indiana Clews and Zoe Hickman.

URGENT – PARENT WARDENS WANTED
We are seeking parent help at the busy corner of Taikata & Matipo Road crossing on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. We have not been able to operate this crossing during these times this week. Please call the office, 834 6909, or see Mrs Clark, Rm 1 marion@staff.matipo.school.nz if you can assist (8.00am – 8:45am or 2.45pm – 3.05pm). If you are able to assist on any other day, we would love to hear from you.

MID-YEAR REPORTS AND PARENT INTERVIEWS – WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST
Reports will be emailed home next Friday 4th August for those required. If you haven’t updated your email address, please let the office know as soon as possible. If you don’t receive the report, please check your junk file. Parent interviews will be held on Wednesday 9th August between 2pm – 5pm, and 6pm – 8pm. Children may participate in the parent interview. Interviews with Ms Day (Room 5) and Mrs van de Ven (Room 21) will be ‘Meet the Teacher’ in nature. Parents may also make appointments to see Mr Bainbridge between 2pm – 8pm. Return slips for parent interviews will go home this week. Please note that school finishes at 2pm on this day, although children who can’t be picked up at this time may wait in the library supervised until 3.00pm.

SCHOLASTICS
Lucky Book Club Issue 5 is available online until 11th August.
Visit scholastic.co.nz/parents/lucky-book-club/ and register with LOOP to start ordering.

TERM 3 AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES
We currently have two vacancies in the Senior Art after school class with Rowena Rooney on Monday afternoons between 3pm – 4.30pm, for Year 4 – 6 students $150. If interested, please see the office asap.

ASSEMBLY
Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15 pm in the hall for the Tamariki and Aroha Syndicates, and will be hosted by Room 6.

TERM 3 DATES
Aug 01 Year 6 Te Atatu Intermediate Visit
04 Mid-Year Reports Emailed
09 Parent Interviews 2pm – 8pm
14 Netball Field Day
25 Daffodil Day
Sept 01 Individual & Sibling Photos
18 School Art Show Week
29 Term 3 Ends

REMINDER: SCHOOL POLICY AND PROCEDURE
1. Please notify the office by 9am if your child is not going to be at school.
2. Children arriving late or leaving early must be signed for at the office by their caregiver.
3. Only children Year 4 and above may ride their bikes and scooters to school and must wear a helmet. Younger children may ride if accompanied by a caregiver.
4. All bikes and scooters must be walked within the grounds at all times.
5. Wearing of make up, dangly earrings and extreme hair styles such as mohawks, carvings and rats tails are not allowed.
6. The school grounds are to be cleared by 3.15pm. The school grounds are also closed in the weekend.
7. Any medication needs to be given to the office, not held in classrooms.
8. Cell phones should be given to the office in the morning and picked up in the afternoon.
9. Please don’t let the children bring expensive items or items of sentimental value to school as again, we can take no responsibility for their loss.

Newsletter #21 July 6th

Thank you for your attendance at this term’s Learning Expo, and your support of your children and their teachers. We had in excess of 80% attendance. Thank you!

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

Happy Birthday This Week To
Grace Kelly, Lillian Ellis-Plimer, Lilya Adams, Jacob Wilson, Muhammad Ibrahim and Harrison Kemp. Happy Birthday over the holidays to Skye James, Nathan Bundock, Harry Ibbotson, Tait Fisher, Maddison Scrimgeour, Javier Aninion, Daisy McMahon, Eire Shackleton, Jacob Hallows, Charlotte Hambrook, Noah Hambrook, Michael Stuart, Lycan Kay, Aubin Midol, Tessa Bradley, Alfie Colegate, Evie Colegate, Aleksy Kowalski, Ceide Villanueva, Johnny Windler, Nieko Dodd, Ashlee Hari, Tiare McCallum, Tyrese Morton, Luku Matafeo, Tane Reid and Fabian Stanley.

Term 3 After School Classes
There are currently still vacancies in the following after school classes:
Kids Yoga Te Atatu Yoga Monday 3pm – 4pm Years 3 – 6 $65
Senior Art Rowena Rooney Monday 3pm – 4.30pm Years 4 – 6 $150
Chess Club Chess Power Thursday 3pm – 4pm Years 4 – 6 $80

Board News
The next Board Meeting is Monday 24th July at 7.30pm in the staff room. A Meet-the-Board evening will be held on Wednesday 26th July at 7.30pm in the media suite.
The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of our new principal, Mr Paul Wright, an experienced principal coming from Clayton Park Primary School in South Auckland.

Assembly
Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15 pm in the hall for the Taonga and Mana Syndicates, and will be hosted by Mr Bainbridge.

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 name your children’s clothing.

Urgent – Parent Wardens Wanted
We are seeking parent help at the busy corner of Taikata & Matipo Road crossing on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. Please call the office, 834 6909, or see Mrs Clark, Rm 1 marion@staff.matipo.school.nz if you can assist (8.00am – 8:45am or 2.45pm – 3.05pm). If you are able to assist on any other day, we would love to hear from you.

Entertainment Book Lucky Prize Draw
Congratulations to Olivia Samson-Taylor, the winner of our Entertainment Book Lucky Prize Draw of two bottles of Evans and Tate Breathing Space Wine. If you would like to purchase an Entertainment Book in time for the school holidays, see the office or visit:
www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/953×44.

Term 3 Dates
July 24 Term 3 Starts
BoT Meeting 7.30pm
26 Meet the BoT Evening 7.30pm
Aug 01 Year 6 Te Atatu Intermediate Visit
04 Mid-Year Reports Emailed
09 Parent Interviews 2pm – 8pm
15 Netball Field Day
25 Daffodil Day
Sept 01 Individual & Sibling Photos
18 School Art Show Week
29 Term 3 Ends

Have a great holiday with your children. Best Wishes!

Board of Trustees Newsletter Term 2

3 July, 2017

A time of change

Dear Matipo community,

Welcome to the first newsletter from our reinvigorated Board of Trustees. We aim to update you on Board activities with regular newsletters and we welcome your feedback.

The Board usually meets on the third Monday of every month in the school staffroom, starting at 7.30 pm and the community are welcome to attend. Should you wish to address a matter to the Board at a meeting, please contact us before attending to check the protocol. Dates for the meetings will be mentioned in the weekly school newsletter, and the next meeting will be held on 24 July due to the school holidays. Copies of past Board meeting minutes are currently available in the office foyer.

The Board of Trustees provides direction for the school in its governance role and community consultation is an important part of this process. A by-election for new parent representatives was held in May and three new trustees were elected. Nathan Rarere, Vanessa Preston and Rebecca Lamb have joined Vanna Blucher (Chair), David Windler (Treasurer), Natalie Kennerley (Staff Rep), Wayne Bainbridge (Principal) and Faga Siaki (Parent Rep) in making up our full Board . Thank you to all candidates and voters, we value your involvement and interest in the governance of our school.

Following the change in composition of our Board we are holding a Meet the Board evening for parents and whanau in the first week of Term 3. More information will be provided closer to the date.

SAVE THE DATE: Meet the Board Evening, Wednesday 26 July, 7.30pm

As you may be aware, the Board has recently been investigating several confidential complaints. We take complaints very seriously, and have been working with external advisors and the New Zealand School Trustees Association to resolve these and ensure that processes are followed properly. The School Complaints Policy outlines that parents should contact the teachers concerned in the first instance, then the Syndicate Leader if not resolved, then the Deputy Principal, then finally the Principal. The Board can only consider complaints against the Board or Principal, or complaints that have not been resolved by following the complaints process.

Our long-standing Principal, Wayne Bainbridge is retiring at the end of Term 3. Wayne has held the reins at Matipo Primary for 28 years and led the school and students to much success over this time. He will be greatly missed. The Board is currently recruiting for a new Principal under the guidance of a respected education consultant, and we have had a high number of quality applicants. The level of interest in this position attests to the reputation and strength of our school and current Principal. We look forward to sharing more information with you about the new Principal appointment very soon.

Finally, a big thank you to our dedicated staff at Matipo, who pour their hearts and souls into teaching and caring for our children every day. Thank you also to the many parents and whanau who volunteer or assist our school in different ways. You are greatly appreciated.

Wishing you all happy and safe school holidays.

Nga mihi nui,

Vanna Blucher (Chair) and the Matipo Board of Trustees

 

We value your feedback – please feel free to contact the board at this address: board@staff.matipo.school.nz

Newsletter #20 June 29th

Warm Welcome To
Nathan Brunel-Morvan, Rosa Skellon and Justin Tran. We wish you a long and enjoyable time here at Matipo Primary School.

Happy Birthday This Week To
Nathan Brunel-Morvan, Mikayla Tombs, Ella Page-Wood, Rosa Skellon, Arthur Bell, Emily Stuart, Zac Wilson, Justin Tran, Eve Lambourn-Bennett, Henry Ramsay, Matthew Rockel, Carlos Cash, Ethan Clark, Billie Circuitt, Isabella Dodd and Aiden Sanderson.

Book Week
Last week we had the excitement of the Book Fair. A total of $11,500 worth of books were sold, of which $4,000 commission was earned for Mrs Knight to buy new books for the library. Thank you for all your support and especially to our volunteers Ally Gracewood, Kirsty Ibbotson, Merryn Robertson, Tori Cotton-Everitt, Ellen Williams, Karen Dobbs, Vanessa Preston, Jill Jessop, Jude Brunel-Morvan, Linda Crombie, Vicky Petley, Natalie Kennerley, Lisa Hamilton, Alex Yovich, Hollie Colegate, Joanna Holland, Kristie Penwarden, Janine Thomas, Amanda Lowe, Scott Faulder and Kelly Rarere.
Book Week concluded with a Book Character Parade presented by the Taonga, Aroha and Mana syndicates. What a wonderful effort by children and staff. The overall winners for their costumes were Jacob Hallows, George Fisk, Brianna McMahon, Imogen Wroe and Cassandra Kinross. Photos of the parade can be seen on our Facebook page.

Term 3 After School Classes
Enrolments for Term 3 after school classes opened this morning. We have five after school classes to offer. Please see the enrolment form for more information.

Assembly
Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15 pm in the hall for the Tamariki and Aroha Syndicates, and will be hosted by Room 7.

Wanted
If you have any spare pants for children, we’d love to have them for our sick bay. Also, any unused newspaper for our art room.

Soccer Field Day
There were many tired kids and satisfied parents at this week’s soccer field day. The boys A-team just missed the final finishing a credible 3rd place. The boys B-team won their competition. The NFF organised a non-competitive girls football tournament. The players of the day were Seth Stylianou, Josiah Tavita and Chelsea Doughty. Thank you Mr Simpson and Mr Nemaia for a great day, and to parents Bruce Ellis, Steven Bonkovich and Andrew van Dolleweerd for helping out. Also to the refs from Rutherford College, particularly three ex-Matipo students – Ryan Verney, Dylan McDonald and Joshua Smith.

Urgent – Parent Wardens Wanted
We are seeking parent help at the busy corner of Taikata & Matipo Road crossing on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. Please call the office, 834 6909, or see Mrs Clark, Rm 1 marion@staff.matipo.school.nz if you can assist (8.00am – 8:45am or 2.45pm – 3.05pm). If you are able to assist on any other day, we would love to hear from you.

Term Dates
June 30 School Speech Competition 11.30am
July 04 Learning Expo 9am – 10am
07 Term 2 Ends
24 Term 3 Starts

Learning Expo
Tuesday 4th July 9 – 10am
All classes welcome you to join them in this term’s Learning Expo.
This is an opportunity to visit your child’s class, look at their books, and see their work displayed. Each class will have a little experience planned where they will demonstrate their learning or talk about their learning outcomes.
We would love to see you there!

Newsletter #19 June 22nd

This week I would like to acknowledge the important and impressive role ‘Dancebeat’ play in our community. So many of our children get an introduction then the opportunity to develop skills of dance with Dancebeat. At Matipo, a number of teachers foster dance, notably Karen Verney. The Rutherford College dance teacher’s then take the children to a very high level with fantastic dance practitioners Patricia O’Brien (retired) and currently Peri Exeter. Congratulations for fostering dance in our community.

Warm Welcome To
Tamati Hoskins and Patrick Ngahere. We wish you a long and enjoyable time here at Matipo Primary School.

Happy Birthday This Week To
Alexander Ellis, Victoria Brandao Avila, Ryan Lee, Isabel Turner, Oscar Wilson, Molly Robertson, Alfie Cameron and Tamati Hoskins.

Book Character Parade
Tomorrow at 9.15am the Taonga, Aroha and Mana syndicates will be hosting their Book Character Parade. This is an opportunity for children to dress up as a book character to culminate our very successful Book Fair in association with Scholastic. Thank you Vanessa Preston for the donation of prizes of tickets to the Weber Bros Circus. It has been great to see so much interest in books. Who remembers getting books for their birthday or Christmas? Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to happen a lot any more.

Early Alert
Mid-Year reports will be emailed home on Friday 4th August. Please update your email addresses if they have changed. Parent teacher interviews will be held on Wednesday 9th August between 2pm – 8pm. Children may participate in the interviews , sharing their progress, achievements and things they might need to work on. School will finish at 2pm on this day.

Urgent – Parent Wardens Wanted
We are seeking parent help at the busy corner of Taikata & Matipo Road crossing on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. Please call the office, 834 6909, or see Mrs Clark, Rm 1 marion@staff.matipo.school.nz if you can assist (8.00am – 8:45am or 2.45pm – 3.05pm).

Last Week
Phillip Simpson (Writing), Kathryn O’Reilly-Dodd (Maths), Cheryl Kearns (Junior Priority Learners) and Sarah-lee Oto (Pasifika) attended a Community of Learning Conference along with staff from eight other Te Atatu schools. They spoke very well about their programmes running within our school, and the achievement levels made. There were some very good presentations, with one participant talking about transitions to and between schools and spoke about an interesting point about parental anxiety and attitude transferring to children.

Wig Wednesday
Great participation from our children and parents saw $732 raised for the Child Cancer Foundation.

Assembly
Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15 pm in the hall for the Taonga and Mana Syndicates, and will be hosted by Room 16.

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.

Wanted
If you have any spare pants for children, we’d love to have them for our sick bay. Also, any unused newspaper for our art room.

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

Term Dates
June 27 Soccer Field Day
30 School Speech Competition
July 04 Learning Expo 9am – 10am
07 Term 2 Ends
24 Term 3 Starts

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.

‘BOOKANEER’ Book Fair

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.

Assembly
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.

Wig Wednesday- NEXT WEDNESDAY
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.

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

Newsletter #17 June 8th

The Kid’s Market is this Sunday between 12pm – 3pm in the school hall. Please come along and support our kids! There will also be the Cafe2U coffee van, a sausage sizzle fundraising for Matipo Netball, and a Fun Photo Booth run by the Junior Saints.
An enormous thank you to the Friends of Matipo organising committee for their hard work in organising three very successful events to date: Hollie Colegate, Jude Brunel-Morvan, Amanda Lowe, Jess Hallows, Kristie Penwarden, Tori Cotton-Everitt, Natasha Cook, Leeane Boyle and Natalie Kennerley.

WARM WELCOME TO
Samuel Hennah, Alice Shepherd and Quinn Faulder. We wish you a long and enjoyable time here at Matipo Primary School.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK TO
Alice Shepherd, Quinn Faulder, Mae Annan, Orla Hill, Ava Bradley, Greta Igusa, Mabel Watson, Ava Marsters, Amelie Pilot-Rowsell, Chardonne Villanueva, Mikael Garner, Esther Fonua, Joshua Murphy, Marlow Robinson and a Happy Belated Birthday to Samuel Hennah.

‘BOOKANEER’ BOOK FAIR
Following the success of last year’s Book Fair, we are having the 2017 Book Fair in association with Scholastic from 19th – 23rd June.
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 a special event, donated by Vanessa Preston.

NEW ENTRANT PARENTS INFORMATION EVENING
The next meeting will be held in the staff room at 7pm on Thursday 22nd June.

ASSEMBLY
Tomorrow’s assembly is at 2.15 pm in the hall for the Taonga and Mana Syndicates, and will be hosted by Room 17.

WIG WEDNESDAY
We are excited to be taking part in ‘Wig Wednesday’ on 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
Please ensure your child comes to school dressed warmly and with a rain coat if possible. Please make a particular effort to drive carefully on the streets near the school and please do not park over neighbour’s driveways.
Also, 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.

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

PLANT POWER COOKING CLUB
A proposal has been received for a vegan cooking club to be held at lunchtimes (either Monday or Tuesday) starting in Term 3. There would be a $20 fee for the term (10 weeks) and would be limited to the first 12 children to return the slip at the end of this newsletter. A fuller description of the proposal is on our school Facebook and website. If interested, please print off and return the attached slip.

Plant Power Cooking Club – Please return to office
Name: ________________________________________________ Room: ________

Would like to join the Plant Power Cooking Club.
Please find enclosed $20 for the term.

Signed: ____________________________________________________