*Term 2*

The Great Flood of 2016

Due to flooding and electrical damage we have been advised to close the school until all damage has been assessed.

J Rock had an awesome night! 
Congratulations to everybody that was involved. You should be so proud of your efforts!

Today the Senior Syndicate had their speech finals. Each finalist did an amazing job! It was a really tough decision for the judges but they managed to narrow it down to three finalists and one reserve for the school final next Thursday. Congratulations to Georgia (Rm 26), Zoe (Rm 1) and Cade (Rm 27). Charlotte (Rm 1) was selected as a reserve for the finalists. Good luck for next week!

The J Rock Crew enjoying the Auckland Live Dance Day at the Town Hall.

Friends of Matipo Movie Night
Book the babysitter, gather your friends and join fellow parents and teachers at Me Before You, a romantic drama, based on the best- selling novel by Jojo Moyes.
Wednesday 6th July at 8pm
Tickets $12.50pp including popcorn!
Screening at Event Cinemas Westcity, Level 4 Westfield Shopping Centre, Henderson
Tickets are strictly limited and on sale at the school office from Monday 13 June
Seating is general admission (not allocated)
Friends & family are also welcome to purchase tickets

Enjoy a pre-movie drink from 7pm in the cinema bar area specially reserved for us. Any extra funds raised from the evening will go towards a Friends of Matipo family event.

After many years of absence, we are going to have a Book Fair on the week of 20th – 24th June. Books will be on display in the Computer Room and the Book Fair will be open between 8-9am and 3-4pm each day (cash and cheque sales only). We will hold a late night on Thursday between 4-7.30pm with eftpos facilities, and will be open all day on Friday with eftpos facilities also. All profits made will go to the school library.

Enrolment for 2017 at Te Atatu Intermediate
They would like to have Peninsula enrolments completed by 30th June. Enrolments can be faxed, scanned, posted or delivered to Te Atatu Intermediate. Fax: 09 834 5375. Postal Address: 8 Harbour View Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland 0610. Email:helen.d@teatatu.school.nz.

For ICT during Samoan Language Week we explored this website...

This week is Samoan Language Week!
See if you can use some of these words in the classroom!

League Field Day Tuesday 17th May

Rhythm Interactive Drumming Show Thursday 19th May $4

YouTube Video

Matipo Friendship Day Friday 20th May

J Rock Sausage Sizzle Friday 20th May

We had an awesome day yesterday celebrating Star Wars Day as it was May the 4th.
Stay tuned for photos!


Welcome back to school for Term 2!

We hope you have had a great break and enjoyed the warm weather! This term you can help to support your children by making sure they get plenty of sleep, eat properly and wear clothing appropriate to the weather. Layers are a good idea – so long as the children remember to take home any clothing they remove. It is a good idea to send in a change of clothes when the weather gets wetter, especially for those children participating in lunch time sports on the field.

Reminder of email addresses:
Rm 26 - Mrs. Marion Clark marion@staff.matipo.school.nz (Syndicate Leader)
Rm 27 - Ms. Ngaire Smith ngaire@staff.matipo.school.nz
Rm 1 - Mrs. Leanne Siaki leanne@staff.matipo.school.nz

 The school hours have changed to the winter hours with the school day finishing at 2.45pm. Lunch time is shortened by 15 minutes to accommodate this.

 Brain Food - We will continue using Brain Food during the day - they will be allowed to snack on fruit (fresh or dried) & nuts, and drink water in class. ( No sweets, artificial drinks, or fizz )

 Remember we have a Syndicate Page on the Matipokids website which will also link to a
class page. All important dates and information will be on the syndicate page with information relating to each class on their class pages.

 Language - The students’ reading and written language will be tailored to their individual levels, with the reading groups using a range of suitable texts and encouragement to use the library. This term we will focus on writing persuasive texts. The speech competition will take place toward the end of the term. You will receive more information about this separately. As always, we strongly encourage regular reading practice at home – please ask your class teacher for advice about suitable texts if you require it! How is your child doing in the 40 Book

 Mathematics – We are continuing to follow the Prime Mathematics system in our cross grouped classes. This proved to be very successful in Term 1.

 Inquiry – This term the inquiry topic is “I Am A Traveller”. The children will be studying
different countries around the world. If there are any experts out there please contact your child’s class teacher to arrange a time to talk to the children.

 Sport - This term the sports field days will be: Rugby League (17 th May), Football (7 th
June), Basketball (21 st June)

 Other Term Two dates – 
o Rhythm Interactive Show – 19 th May
o Samoan Language Week – 29th May to 4 th June
o Queen’s Birthday Holiday – 6 th June
o Te Atatu Intermediate Technology morning for year 6 – 14 th June
o Speech Contest – 30 th June
o End of term – 8 th July

There are other dates for activities which are yet to be confirmed. These will be sent home inseparate newsletters. You can also check the dates on the class websites.

The most important educators in a child’s life are their parents/guardians, and fostering a working partnership between teachers and parents is hugely beneficial. We are available by email individually through the addresses shown above if you have any questions or feedback. If you have any concerns at all, please contact the class teacher first.

We are also always looking out for volunteers in the classroom to help listen to children read, or be interviewed as ‘experts’ in their field – please let your class teacher know what you can offer!

Have a great term!
The Senior Syndicate Team
Marion, Ngaire and Leanne

The Senior Syndicate is made up of three classes.
Room 26 - Mrs Marion Clark (Syndicate Leader) - marion@staff.matipo.school.nz
Room 27 - Ms Ngaire Smith - ngaire@staff.matipo.school.nz
Room 1 - Mrs Leanne Siaki -