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Te Mata School Newsletter # 4, Term 1, Monday 29th February, 2016 Page 1
Kia ora koutou
29 / 2 / 16 Lots of Learning.
Professional Learning Meeting – 3.15 – 5.00pm o ‘PROJECT ME’
Life Education Truck
1 / 3 / 16 Lots of learning.
Year 7 & 8 students at Raglan Area School. Leaving Te Mata at 12.00pm
Life Education Truck
Pam and Alison Hewett are interviewing a selection of students to ascertain student voice and opinion in the areas of Maths and Reading.
Wednesday. 2 / 3 / 16
Lots of learning.
Pam attending Springboard Trust Professional Learning at Glenview School in Hamilton.
Te Mata School Swimming Sports
3 / 3 / 16 Lots of learning.
4 / 3 / 16 Lots of learning.
Interschool Fundamental Skills day at Whatawhata School Parents this permission slip has gone into your child’s home play books
FUTURE DATES: -
Newsletter # 4, Term 1, Monday 29th February, 2016
Kia ora te Whanau
Due to our increasing number of students here at Te Mata and the length of time that is has been taking us to complete our swimming sports in the past few years, we have decided as a staff that this year we will trial splitting our annual swimming sports into two events.
One for our Senior students (Rooms 3 & 4) and one for our Junior students (Rooms 1 & 2).
Therefore on Wednesday 2 March:
Senior swimming sports during block 2, from 11am until
Junior swimming sports will be held in Block 3, from 1.30 until
We would love to have you join us to cheer on our students and celebrate all of their achievements, as they compete in this highly anticipated annual event.
Te Mata School Newsletter # 4, Term 1, Monday 29th February, 2016 Page 2
Top School Games
Date: - Sunday 3rd April Time: - 9.00 – 2.30pm
Venue: - Te Kowhai School
We have entered a Year 7 & 8 team.
Games Include: -
* Horizontal Bungy * Sands of Time
* Titanic * Four Legged Race
* Water Pole Balance * Board Walk
* Magic Carpet Ride * Bombs Away Chain Relay
This is a really fantastic event and a real honour for our students to participate in. We are always
thinking about ways of providing opportunities that are special for our Year 7 & 8’s and this is one
of them. If we have more than 10 students wanting to and able to go we will select our team by
rewarding those students who choose to live and learn by our “FISH” philosophy. If we don’t have
enough students in Year 7 & 8 we would like to open it up to some of our year 6 students. Year 6’s
please fill in this form if you are keen as well just in case
Please let us know if your child is keen and you are able to commit to this full Sunday.
I ______________________________________ (Name of Student) would love to participate in the
Top School’s Games.
I ______________________________________ (Name of Caregiver / Parent) can provide transport
and are able to support the team on the day.
On Friday two teams represented Te
Mata at the inter-school cricket
tournament at Raglan Area School. The
weather was so, so hot, but we kept
hydrated and retained our amazing Te
Mata attitudes! I was so proud of you
all. You all displayed outstanding
sportsmanship! Year 5 & 6 4th place.
Year 7 & 8 6th place. Congratulations
Te Mata School Newsletter # 4, Term 1, Monday 29th February, 2016 Page 3
Teacher Aide, Kimberley Snowden (Kimberley)
Hi I am Kimberley Snowden. I grew up in Raglan with 3 sisters, spending lots of time on the beach. I am a qualified Chef and have worked in many places in town for the past 10 years. I have been a Teacher Aide at Te Mata School for 3 terms and really enjoy it. This year I am planning on studying secondary teaching at Waikato University so I can combine my love of tech and food.
Teacher Aide, Nardia Phillips-Morgan (Nardia)
Kia Ora, my name is Nardia.
I get to hangout with Max in Room 3, alongside all of our class buddies. I love listening to music, reading books and writing poems. I love being outdoors whether it be in the moana or enjoying the finer side of nature like bush walks, sightseeing or simply admiring the beauty of nature itself. I am eager to see the improvements and achievements of our tamariki in and out of School, the feeling of being a witness of our children’s success is priceless. I am looking forward to building stronger relationships with my Kura Whaanau and I look forward to the year ahead. Nga Mihi Nardia
Te Mata School Newsletter # 4, Term 1, Monday 29th February, 2016 Page 4
Board Trustee Elections 2016
Nominations due in by 20th May -
We would really appreciate any help processing these books. We cover seal all books as it extends their life
by 3 – 5 years. If you are interested in cover sealing please let me know… You are welcome to cover seal at
school or you are very welcome to take some home and cover seal them in the comfort of your own homes.
I would be happy to help cover seal some books. ____________________________ (Please write name)
The sooner the books are cover sealed the sooner our students will be reading them.
At our recent Board Meeting it was agreed that it was critical that…
Te Mata School is governed by Te Mata’s People, this includes our Raglan Families.
We would really like help to move this pile of mulch onto our gardens.
If you have any questions please phone Dennis Kalma (8250460)
Te Mata School Newsletter # 4, Term 1, Monday 29th February, 2016 Page 5
Who: -The Whole School!
Where: - Ngarunui Beach (Below Surf Life Club) – We are currently investigating the safety
aspects of the beach. Further specific details will follow.
9.00am Depart from School 9.30am Arrive at Beach and walk down. We will have rotational activities set up for small groups of students. These will include surfing and
swimming. (Not all students will be in the water at the same time.)
LUNCH: - Please bring a packed lunch with a water bottle. 1.30pm Pack up at beach and walk up hill. 2.00pm Depart from car park. Students are to wear beach clothes and bring: -
Drink bottle full of water.
Some snacks for morning and afternoon tea + a full lunch.
Togs / Towel / and Wetsuit if possible. (Please beg and borrow)
Sweatshirt / jacket - Something warm to put on if it gets cold and after they have been in the
o Spare wetsuits
o Boggy boards / surf boards for kids
o Sand castle equipment, spades, buckets, …
We definitely want as many adults as possible!
To make this day successful we need;
- Surfing people to help take one on one surf lessons
- Swimming people who are happy to be markers in the water
- Sand people who are happy making sandcastles etc
- Heath conscious people keeping a check on sunscreen application and drinking water etc
- AND THEN ALL OTHER PEOPLE WHO JUST LOVE HAVING FUN!!!
We have decided not to hire any surf boards or wetsuits as we are hoping we will have enough to
Please complete the YELLOW permission slip and transport on the next page.
Te Mata School Newsletter # 4, Term 1, Monday 29th February, 2016 Page 6
I give permission for …………………………………………………………………………….. to travel to and take part in Fun
Friday on Friday 11th March – BEACH DAY
I can help transport my own and other children YES / NO
My vehicle has a current WOF, Registration and I hold a full driver’s license YES / NO
Each child in the vehicle will have an approved child restraint. YES / NO
I can provide transport with seatbelts for ……………………………….other children.
Signed: ____________________________________ Date: _______________ Phone #: ______________________
Consent to swim and surf in the sea. Swimming ability Yes No Don’t know Is your child able to swim 50 metres?
Is your child water confident in the sea?
Is your child confident swimming in the sea?
Is your child safety-conscious in and around water?
I give permission for __________________________________to participate all water activities.
Name of parent/caregiver
Please let me know how you can help or anyone else you can persuade to help.
Name of Person How they would be willing to help. Phone #
As of November 2013;
ALL CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 7 MUST BE IN A SUITABLE CHILD RESTRAINT.
Te Mata School Newsletter # 4, Term 1, Monday 29th February, 2016 Page 7
One of Our Health and Safety Requirements
Please see the results of our community consultation from the end of 2015.
Te Mata School Newsletter # 4, Term 1, Monday 29th February, 2016 Page 8
We have the opportunity to attend the Disney on Ice – Frozen Tour on Friday August 12th (11am) at Claudelands Arena, Hamilton.
As this date co-insides with our Production term, we think this is an excellent chance to watch some
incredible showmanship, wonderful performances and check out some amazing costuming and staging.
Disney on Ice will cost $37.00 per person. This is the group booking price. At this stage we are hoping to gauge numbers and
see how many families would be interested in
sending their child. This is an optional trip.
We are hoping to pre-book next week with
payment due by the end of the term.
Please circle the applicable statements in the
Yes, I would love ______________________________________ to attend Disney on Ice.
Yes, I (parent) ______________________________ would love to attend and can help with
Yes, I am able to pay $37.00 per person.
I can provide transport but do not wish to attend.
No, thank you, we are not interested in this event.
I hope you all have a fantastic week. Take care,
Parents / Caregivers Please Sign. Thanks.