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Matapu School Newsletter

Fri Aug 05 03:02pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 3, Week 2


Matapu School Newsletter

Fri Jul 29 02:46pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 3, Week 1


Matapu School Newsletter

Fri Jul 08 03:03pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 2, Week 10


Matapu School SPA – Cookie Fundraiser

Thu Jul 07 11:30am

Reminder: Cookie Time cookie orders are due back tomorrow.

Note: If you are paying online please note the bank details as funds are to go into the SPA account.

Matapu School Newsletter

Fri Jul 01 03:16pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 2, Week 9


Pyjama Day

Thu Jun 30 12:09pm

Tomorrow, Friday the 1st of July, we are raising funds for Ronald McDonald House by having a Pyjama Day at school. This is a very worthy cause so please show your support by coming to school in PJs, dressing gowns and/or a onesie and bringing a gold coin donation.
Please wear uniform if not wearing Pyjamas.

Carmen Sandiego

Fri Jun 24 09:56am

Kia ora,

Please click on the link below to view Matapu School’s Production – Carmen Sandiego. Please note this video is private and has only been shared with the parents/caregivers of Matapu School. It will be available for one week.

Have a great weekend and well done to all of our students!


Ngå mihi nui

James Willson

Principal Matapu School

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Matapu School Newsletter

Thu Jun 23 03:06pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 2, Week 8


School Production Reminder

Tue Jun 21 11:24am

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School Production Reminder

Tuesday 21st June 2022


Matapu School Newsletter

Fri Jun 17 03:24pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 2, Week 7


Raffle Tickets

Fri Jun 17 03:00pm

Reminder: Please return ALL raffle tickets to school on Monday.


Fri Jun 17 10:05am

Our night shows are sold out. 

Tickets still available for the matinee shows

Production Tickets

Thu Jun 16 03:02pm

Reminder that we have our Carmen Sandiego shows on next week, there will be no door sales so please get your tickets from the school office.

Our night shows are selling fast, with only 19 tickets left for each show.

Reminder: Early finish time

Wed Jun 15 10:37am

Reminder: school finishes at 2pm today, 15th June and tomorrow 16th June due to Whanau Learning Conferences.

The bus will be running from the earlier time so please ensure you are at your child/ren’s bus stop otherwise they will be brought back to school.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Rippa Tournament

Tue Jun 14 09:04pm

Kia ora,
We have just received some great news regarding the year 4/5/6 rippa comp tomorrow. The TRFU and Hawera Primary have now included us in the draw so please disregard the notice that was sent home earlier today. We will presume the same parents who indicated on the initial permission slip are taking their children to and from the venue or providing transport. Please email me at if you have any questions. Otherwise we’ll see you tomorrow, please be at school by 8:45 am at the latest.
If your child is playing tomorrow and you have read this notice, can you please click on the below facebook link and give a thumbs up in the comment section so that I know you have received it.

Kind regards,
James Willson

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Mon Jun 13 10:25am

Reminder: With the winter chills starting to do the rounds please remember to let us know if your child is absent from school, this can be done via the school app or by leaving a message on the absentee line on 062726764.

Matapu School Newsletter

Fri Jun 10 03:37pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 2, Week 6


Whanau Learning Conferences

Wed Jun 08 06:01pm

Please click on the below link for to view an important notice regarding our upcoming Whanau Learning Conferences.


Matapu School Newsletter

Thu Jun 02 05:17pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 2, Week 5


Teachers Only Day

Thu Jun 02 11:56am

Reminder: School is closed tomorrow for a Teachers Only Day, there will be no staff onsite.

Front Gate

Wed Jun 01 03:08pm

Update: the gates are now fully functioning.

Our main front gates are currently being replaced, if you are coming to school or picking your child up in the next few hours please use the side gate by the tennis shed.

Thursday Pie Day

Tue May 31 03:03pm

With Friday being a Teachers Only Day this week we are moving Pie Day to Thursday.

This means that all orders need to be in tomorrow morning.

School Production Notice

Mon May 30 05:31pm

Attached via the below link is a notice for parents/caregivers regarding the production nights being held on Tuesday 21st June and Wednesday 22nd June. 

Notice for Parents/Caregivers

Matapu School Newsletter

Fri May 27 03:23pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 2, Week 4


Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

Thu May 26 05:31pm

Tickets go on sale Monday 30th May, available from the school office.


Wheels Day – Bus students

Thu May 26 02:56pm

Bus students are allowed to bring scooters, skates and skateboards on the bus tomorrow on the condition that they hold them securely whilst on the bus, they are not to be left on the floor.

All larger wheels such as bikes and e-scooters etc will not be allowed on the bus.

Wheels Day

Thu May 26 11:01am

Reminder: The School Leaders are hosting a wheels day tomorrow to fundraise in support of More FM’s, Ken and Anna’s 12 Hours of Airtime for the Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter.


Matapu School Newsletter

Fri May 20 01:37pm

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Matapu School Newsletter

Term 2, Week 3


Pink Shirt Day

Thu May 19 10:34am

As most of you will know, we are holding pink shirt day tomorrow to raise awareness for anti-bullying. (see notice below)

To anyone who is currently in isolation and would still like to join in with pink shirt day we would love to see and share photos and videos.

Please send any photos or videos to your child/ren’s class teacher or




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Parents are also notified by the class teacher about classroom and school activities and events via the Seesaw platform. Parents can also Seesaw their child’s teacher.

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Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Matapu School in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.