Tamariki Syndicate Notices

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Term Three - 2017 Notices

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Tamariki Gymnastics Notice - Sent home on Monday 7th August:

TAMARIKI GYMNASTICS TRIP!

This term our syndicate will be exploring movement and gymnastics. We will be visiting Waitakere Gymnastics Centre in New Lynn. This fantastic gymnasium has been purpose built to facilitate the development, success and promotion of gymnastics in Central West Auckland.

Please find the details below:

Tuesday 5th September - Rooms 2, 3, 4 and 5

Tuesday 12th September - Rooms 6, 7, 8 and 9

$11 per child

Please return the permission slip and money to the office by 29th August.

Each class is able to take two parent helpers, so please see your child's teacher if you are able to come along. We are very much looking forward to this fantastic experience!

Kind Regards,

The Tamariki Team

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TAMARIKI GYMNASTICS TRIP!

I give permission for my child,  _________________________________, in Room ______, to attend the Tamariki Gymnastics Trip.

Name: _________________________________     Signed: _________________________________



Tamariki Newsletter, Week One, Term Three:

Welcome back!  We hope that you have had a lovely, restful holiday!  A special welcome to all of our new parents and children.

We welcome a wonderful new teacher to our team this term, as Sarah Mitchell will be beginning her maternity leave. Ms Delwyn Day is an experienced teacher who is very much looking forward to her time teaching in Room 5. We warmly welcome Delwyn to our Matipo whanau!

 This term, our Tamariki classes will become investigators! We will explore technology (how things are made, properties of materials, creating and testing a prototype) to create new inventions. We will explore fairy tales and traditional tales to guide our inquiry and this will help us with our story writing for the story writing competition. An example includes creating a bridge strong enough to hold 3 Billy Goats Gruff or building a tall tower from specific materials for Rapunzel. We will have to get our thinking caps on!

We would love your help!  If you have scrap materials such as bubble wrap, toilet rolls, egg cartons, cut off pipes, sticky tape or anything that may be of use or if you have any expertise in this area of technology and construction, we would love to hear from you! In particular, we are collecting bottle tops for a large, collaborative art piece. Thank you in advance for your help!

Our Tamariki will be investigating story writing. One Year 0 and Year 1 chid from each class will win the class story writing competition in order to enter the school story writing competition on September 27. The winners from each year level will be announced next term.

There is a fairy tale dress up day on Monday 7 August and the children will enjoy a series of workshops in each classroom based on a different fairy tale. What an exciting term it will be!  Please visit our Tamariki syndicate webpage (http://tamariki.matipokids.com/) for pictures of some of our adventures!

For new parents and children, here is some important information:

Please find our contact details below:

Kathryn O’Reilly Dodd

Room 2

kathryn@staff.matipo.school.nz

Cheryl Kearns

Room 3

cheryl@staff.matipo.school.nz

Tony Nemaia

Room 4

tony@staff.matipo.school.nz

Delwyn Day

Room 5

delwyn@staff.matipo.school.nz

Caroline Chapman

Room 6

caroline@staff.matipo.school.nz

Sian Foley

Room 7

Syndicate Leader

sian@staff.matipo.school.nz

Lindsay Wills

Room 8

lindsay@staff.matipo.school.nz

Persia Iwan

Room 9

persia@staff.matipo.school.nz

If you have any questions, concerns or problems please let us know. Please see your child’s teacher in the first instance.  If you need to discuss anything further, feel free to contact Mrs Sian Foley (Syndicate Leader) in Room 7.

The children do not require hats this term and they are required to leave their shoes on during the day due to the colder weather.

 School starts at 8:50am and it is important that children are at school before the bell. We advise parents to bring their children to school as close to 8:30 as possible and say a quick good bye. This is a time when children build friendships and talk to the teacher.  If they arrive very close to the bell, children can often struggle to say good-bye and begin their school day in a positive way. Please be aware that the mornings are a crucial time for our children and they should be welcomed into a calm, quiet environment. We ask that you please respect the children’s space, as well as foster your child’s independence, by dropping your child off quickly. If you have forgotten items and school has begun, such as lunchboxes or library books, please take these to the office and they will be delivered to your child’s classroom.

In our Tamariki classes, the structure for the day is very much the same each day:

8:50 - 9:05 Fitness

9:05 – 10:00 Literacy

10:00 – 10:10 Brain food

10:10 – 11:00 Literacy

11:00 – 11:25 Morning Tea

11:30 – 12:30 Maths

12:30 – 1:15 Lunchtime

1:15 – 2:45 Inquiry Learning

Please note that in Terms 2 and 3, the school day ends at 2:45pm.  Children who are collected at 3pm, can wait at the library until this time.

We also have other subjects throughout the week, including computers, arts, PE, Maori and library which is called our “flexiday”. 

 Every day your child will bring home a reader to read with you. It is important to set aside time each evening to read with your child. This is a time for your child to share with you, be successful and to enjoy reading. If your child is reluctant to read then you could read a page each, or read to them. Your child will receive a reading journal in their stationery pack.  This is where you note each time that you read together. This is a great tool to motivate your child and to encourage their reading.  Please also help your child to learn their coloured high frequency words each day.  Focusing on two words a day will break down the learning into manageable chunks and ensure that it is quick and fun!

Handy Dates to Remember:

7 August 

Fairy Tale Dress Up Day

9     August

  Parent Interviews

25 August

Daffodil Day

1 September

Individual and Sibling Photos

18 – 22 September

Art Show

26 September 

Learning Expo

27 September

 Story Entries due

23 September

 T3 ends.

 

Have a wonderful term and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. 

Kind Regards,

The Tamariki Teachers

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Term Two - 2017 Notices

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Tamariki Syndicate Highwic House Trip:

Our syndicate is lucky enough to be visiting Highwic House this term!  Highwic House is a historic house in Newmarket that was formerly registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and is also one of AA Travel's "101 Must-Do's for Kiwis".

We will be taken on a guided tour of the old house, explore some toys from the olden days, play garden games outside (weather permitting) and make our very own butter!  Please visit their website for further information (http://www.heritage.org.nz/places/places-to-visit/auckland-region/highwic).

The details for this trip can be found below:

Monday 12 June = Rooms, 2, 3, 4, 5

Tuesday 13 June = Rooms 6, 7, 8, 9

Cost: $11 per child

PLEASE PAY AT THE OFFICE BY WEDNESDAY 7 JUNE.

We are asking for 2 parent helpers from each class.  Please see your child’s teacher if you are able to accompany us on this trip.

We are very much looking forward to exploring and learning all about this historic house with our children.


Kind Regards,

The Tamariki Teachers

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HIGHWIC HOUSE TAMARIKI TRIP


I give permission for my child ________________ in Room ______ to attend the trip to Highwic house.


I have enclosed $11 for payment.


Signed: _________________________________                                    Date: ___________


Wig Wednesday: Coming up on Wednesday 21st June


On Wednesday 21 June, all Matipo students are invited to participate in Wig Wednesday.  

This is an annual event that helps raise awareness and support for Child Cancer Foundation and raise funds for Kiwi kids with cancer. Wig Wednesday encourages schools, businesses, community groups, and individuals to don a wig for one day and fundraise.

Money raised for Child Cancer Foundation during Wig Wednesday goes towards helping the children and their families.

We are asking that you please donate a GOLD COIN on this day.

We thank you for your support!

 


1st May 2017: Rhythm Interactive Drumming Show, Coming up on Wednesday 24th May


1st May 2017: Tamariki Newsletter

TAMARIKI NEWSLETTER

TERM TWO, 2017

Welcome back!  We hope that you have had a lovely, restful holiday!

A special welcome to all of our new parents and children.

This term, our Tamariki classes will be travelling back in time and learning about toys from the past. We will be comparing them with the toys of the present and sharing the toys/games that the children like to play with at home.  We will be talking about how they are the same or different.Image result for toys from the past for kids

We would love your help! If you have any toys or games from your childhood that your child could share in class, please let your child’s classroom teacher know. Similarly, if you would like to volunteer to teach the class a game from your childhood or personally share a story about a toy from your childhood, we would love to hear from you!

We will be organising a Grandparents Day and some classes might be setting up their very own toy museum. What an exciting term it will be! Please check our Tamariki syndicate webpage tamariki.matipokids.com for pictures of our adventures!

Due to the size of our school, our Friday certificate assembly will be different from this term. The Tamariki and Aroha syndicates will hold an assembly in the odd weeks of the term and the Taonga and Mana syndicates will hold an assembly in the even weeks of the term. Two certificates will be given per class at these assemblies.  

For new parents and children, here is some important information:

Our fantastic Tamariki teachers consist of:

Kathryn O’Reilly Dodd

Room 2

kathryn@staff.matipo.

school.nz

Cheryl Kearns

Room 3

cheryl@staff.matipo.

school.nz

Tony Nemaia

Room 4

tony@staff.matipo.

school.nz

Sarah Mitchell

Room 5

sarah@staff.matipo.

school.nz

Caroline Chapman

Room 6

caroline@staff.matipo.

school.nz

Sian Foley

Room 7

Syndicate Leader

sian@staff.matipo.

school.nz

Lindsay Wills

Room 8

lindsay@staff.matipo.

school.nz

Persia Iwan

Room 9

persia@staff.matipo.

school.nz

If you have any questions, concerns or problems please let us know. Please see your child’s teacher in the first instance. If you need to discuss anything further, feel free to contact Mrs Sian Foley (Syndicate Leader) in Room 7.

Due to the colder weather, the children do not require hats this term and they must leave their shoes on during the day.

School starts at 8:50am and it is important that children are at school before the bell. This is a time when children build friendships and talk to the teacher. If they arrive after this, the school day has already started and they can often struggle to ‘fit in’ for the rest of the day.

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In our Tamariki classes, the structure for the day is very much the same each day:

8:50 - 9:05 Fitness

9:05 – 10:00 Literacy

10:00 – 10:10 Brain food

10:10 – 11:00 Literacy

11:00 – 11:25 Morning Tea

11:30 – 12:30 Maths

12:30 – 1:15 Lunchtime

1:15 – 2:45 Inquiry Learning

We also have other subjects throughout the week, including computers, arts, PE, Maori and library which is called our ‘flexiday’.  

Please note that in Terms 2 and 3, the school day ends at 2:45pm.  Children who are collected at 3pm, can wait at the library until this time.

Every day your child will bring home a reader to read with you. It is important to set aside time each evening to read with your child. This is a time for your child to share with you, be successful and to enjoy reading. If your child is reluctant to read then you could read a page each, or read to them. Your child will receive a reading journal in their stationery pack. This is where you note each time that you read together. It’s a great tool to use to motivate your child and to encourage their reading.  Please also help your child to learn their coloured high frequency words each day. Focusing on two words a day will break down the learning into manageable chunks and ensure that it is quick and fun!http://www.paps.net/cms/lib4/NJ01001771/Centricity/Domain/51/j0440424.jpg

Handy Dates to Remember:

1 May-

Term Two

Begins

20 May –

Quiz

Night

24 May –

Rhythm Interactive

5 June -

Queen’s

Birthday

June 12 –

Trip to

Highwic House

(Rooms 2,3,4,5)

June 13 -

Trip to

Highwic House

(Rooms 6,7,8,9)

19 - 23

June –

Book Fair

7 July -

Term Two Ends

Have a wonderful term and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.  

Kind Regards,

The Tamariki Teachers



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Term One - 2017 Notices

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'Our Pasquale' - NZ Opera Notice - Coming up on Tuesday 28th March

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Dear Parents and Caregivers,

On Tuesday 28th March there will be a performance from the NZ Opera in Schools touring company of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale here at school in the hall. This will be the second year NZO has performed at our school, after their very successful performance of The Elixir of Love, positively received by the kids last year.

‘We meet Donald Pasquale, a rich bachelor, at home on his large farm near Balclutha. He wants his sole heir, his nephew, Ernesto, to marry the woman he has chosen for him – a rich widow from the farm next door. But Ernesto is refusing to play ball – he has fallen in love with local girl, Norina. His uncle is appalled, as he thinks Norina only wants to be with Ernesto for his money. So, Pasquale decides to get married himself – that way he can cut his nephew off without a penny.’

There is a subsidised cost of $4 per child to attend this opera. Please return the slip below with $4

attached at your earliest convenience – DUE Friday 24th March 2017.

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Return to the Office

Name: __________________________________________        Room: _____

Has permission to attend the NZ Opera Don Pasquale performance on Tuesday 28th March.

⃝ $4 is enclosed.

Signed: ___________________________________


Matipo School Athletics Notice - Coming up on Tuesday 14th March

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Matipo Primary School Athletics

Tuesday 14th March 2017

Proposed programme of events


a) Athletics Day Organisation


9.00am: Roll Call – Students to be sat in year and gender.


9.15am – 10.30am: Session 1

Junior Boys Track (Years 1 & 2)

Senior Boys Track (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)

Junior Tabloids Top Field (Girls Only - Years 1 & 2)

Senior Girls Field Finals (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)


10.50am – 12.30pm: Session 2

Junior Girls Track (Years 1 & 2)

Senior Girls Track (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)

Junior Tabloids Top Field (Boys Only - Years 1 & 2)

Senior Boys Field Finals (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)


1.15pm – 2.30pm: Finals of Track Events


b) Supervision: Please note this is a school day and at all times children are to be with their classes, under the supervision of their teachers. Interval and lunchtime are the exceptions and the times for these breaks might be subject to change.


c) Parents / Toddlers Races: These will be held after the last Final of Track Events – toddlers race, parents races are for under 35 & over 35, teachers etc.


d) Learning to be Good Supporters: We are teaching the children to be good supporters. Please do not take your child early on the day. If absolutely necessary, you must sign them out at the office.

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Matipo School Rules Notice


Matipo School Rules



  1. Walk bikes and scooters in the school grounds.


  1. Helmets must be worn.


  1. Children under year 4 must be accompanied by a parent when riding to school.


  1. No running around corners.


  1. No one inside at break times without a teacher.


  1. All lunch scraps should be taken home.


  1. No yoghurt (as we are a fully carpeted school).


  1. Respect all school property and trees.


  1. Line up outside rooms after breaks.


  1. Walk in two straight, quiet lines around the school.


  1. Only use the playground for each specific year level.


  1. No knives, dangerous weapons or things of value are to be brought to school (cellphones to be handed into office for safe keeping).


  1. No use of bad language or any form of violence at any time.


  1. No leaving the school grounds without being signed out.


  1. No hitting or abusing of staff.


  1. No sexualised behavior of any kind.


Note: Items 12 – 16 are considered to be serious instances of unacceptable behaviours and will result in parental contact and possible referral to outside agencies.


Children committing serious breaches of school rules will not be able to represent the school at outside events.


Lastly, clear the school grounds by the last bell at 3.15pm.



Tamariki Kayaking - Coming up on Wednesday 1st March and Thursday 2nd March


In Week 5 the Tamariki Syndicate is going kayaking at Taipari Strand, behind Matipo School. This is a great opportunity for our children to learn about water safety, build up their confidence and have a fun experience on the water.

Please return your child's permission slip by Friday 24th February. If you have any questions please contact your child's teacher.


Poetry Competition Notice - 2/2/2017

Poetry Competition:

Every year, Matipo School runs a poetry competition.  Each year level is given a poem to learn both at home and at school.  

On a designated day, at the end of March, each class will run their own class competition.  After which, the classroom teacher will announce the two winners.  The winners from each class will go through to the Tamariki poetry final which will be held in the hall on 3 April (to be confirmed closer to the time).  

From this Tamariki final, three Tamariki children will go forward to compete in the whole school poetry competition on 7 April.

The focus for our Tamariki children is to attempt to memorise the poem and to begin to understand how to perform in front of an audience.  All efforts are encouraged!  We realise that this may be your child’s first attempt at public speaking and we will support them in any way that we can.

A copy of the Tamariki poem is attached to this newsletter.  Please see your child’s teacher for further information.

We are looking forward to a wonderful term!  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.  


Until I Saw the Sea

By Lilian Moore

Until I saw the sea
I did not know
that wind
could wrinkle water so.

I never knew
that sun
could splinter a whole sea of blue.

Nor 
did I know before,
a sea breathes in and out
upon a shore.

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Tamariki Newsletter - 2/2/2017

TAMARIKI NEWSLETTER

Term One 2017

Happy New Year and welcome back!  We hope that you have enjoyed a lovely, restful holiday!  A special welcome to all of our new parents and children.

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We welcome a new member to our wonderful Tamariki team this year – Mrs Kathryn O’Reilly Dodd!  Kathryn has been working across the school, supporting students and raising their achievement in maths over the last two years.  She has a Masters of Professional Studies in Education with first class honours and has recently won the Ernest Duncan Award for “exceptional teaching of mathematics".

Topic for this term:

This term, our Tamariki classes will become safety experts!  We will learn about road, water, sun and fire safety, as well as enjoying visits from real life heroes!  We will meet police officers, fire experts and ambulance workers and will be able to ask them some of our burning questions.  If you have any expertise in these areas, we would love to hear from you!  Please see your child’s teacher to discuss this.

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Our fantastic 2017 Tamariki teachers consist of:

Kathryn O’Reilly-Dodd

Room 2

kathryn@staff.matipo.school.nz

Cheryl Kearns

Room 3

cheryl@staff.matipo.school.nz

Tony Nemaia

Room 4

tony@staff.matipo.school.nz

Sarah Mitchell

Room 5

sarah@staff.matipo.school.nz

Caroline Chapman

Room 6

caroline@staff.matipo.school.nz

Sian Foley

Room 7

Syndicate Leader

sian@staff.matipo.school.nz

Lindsay Wills

Room 8

lindsay@staff.matipo.school.nz

Persia Iwan

Room 9

persia@staff.matipo.school.nz


General Housekeeping:

If you have any questions, concerns or problems please let us know. Please see your child’s teacher in the first instance.  If you need to discuss anything further, feel free to contact Mrs Sian Foley (syndicate leader) in Room 7.

School starts at 8:50am and it is important that children are at school before the bell. This is a time when children build friendships and talk to the teacher.  If they arrive after this, the school day has already started and they can often struggle to ‘fit in’ for the rest of the day.

http://freedesignfile.com/upload/2015/10/Cartoon-clock-baby-design-vector-02.jpg

In our Tamariki classes, the structure for the day is very much the same each day:

    8:50 - 9:05 Fitness

  9:05 – 10:00 Literacy

10:00 – 10:10 Brain food

10:10 – 11:00 Literacy

11:00 – 11:25 Morning Tea

11:30 – 12:30 Maths

12:30 – 1:30 Lunchtime

1:30 – 3:00 Inquiry Learning

Please note that in Terms 1 and 4, the school day ends at 3:00pm.  It is a Summer term so please remember to pack a hat for your child.  They will not be able to play in the sun without one!

We also have other subjects throughout the week, including computers, the arts, PE and library which is called our “flexiday”.  

Every day your child will bring home a reader to read with you. It is important to set aside time each evening to read with your child. This is a time for your child to share with you, be successful and to enjoy reading.

http://www.paps.net/cms/lib4/NJ01001771/Centricity/Domain/51/j0440424.jpg

If your child is reluctant to read, then you could read a page each or read to them. Your child will receive a reading journal in their stationery pack.  This is where you note each time that you read together. It’s a great tool to use to motivate your child and to encourage them to read.

Please check our Tamariki syndicate webpage (http://tamariki.matipokids.com/) for information, dates and photos throughout the term.

Handy Dates to Remember:

6 February –

Waitangi Day Public Holiday

22 February – Meet the Teacher


3 March –

Fire Wise visit

6-10 March –

Camp Week

(Tamariki  DAY CAMP – NOT A SLEEPOVER -date TBC closer to the time)


30 March –

New Parent Seminar – 7pm –

All parents welcome.  Information about routines, programmes, settling into school.

13-31 March –

Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme – Run by a police officer

14 March –

Athletics Day


28 March – NZ Opera Performance

3 April –

Tamariki Poetry Final – TBC closer to the time

3-7 April –

St John’s Ambulance visit

7 April –

School Poetry Competition

11 April –

Learning Expo

13 April –

Term One Ends

1 May –

Term Two begins



Kind Regards,

The Tamariki Teachers





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