Welcome to the very special learning community that is St Matthew's Primary School.
A Huge Thank You!
We would love to say a big thank you to all the people who have helped us in the last few weeks for school activities.
Cape Challenge and those patient marshals. It was a long day, but made so much easier by having such willing helpers to supports the runners and walkers.
St Matt’s Fair and the hard workers setting up, selling goods and packing up.
Camp Kaitawa—what a great set of parents who attended this camp. Thanks so much for all your hard work, your sense of humour and the way you joined in the activities.
Cape Kidnappers with W5 and W3. It was a great day to hit the cape! We saw so much from the back of the tractors and then walking to the Gannets. Thanks to all those who came along to support the programme.
Coming up before the end of the year….
6th December- Triathlon—notices have been sent home for those children wanting to participate in this.
7 December- Optimist Yachting at Pandora Pond. We are taking W2 and W4 for this day of activity in Napier. Are you available to help us for all or part of the day?
8 December- Cycle Day for W4—part 2. W4 are going out and about on the 2nd part of their Cycle Training based at the Sports Park on Elwood Road.
8 December- Top School Competition—we have a Year 5 and 6 team and a Year 7 and 8 team entered in this competition at
Raureka School from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.
9 December- Final HardHats for the year.
12 December- Year 8 Leavers Dinner.
14 December- Prize giving and End of Term Assembly at 6:00pm in the church for ALL pupils.
15 December- School finishes for the year at 3:00pm.
1 February—school starts for 2017
At the recent Board of Trustees meeting, the term dates for 2017 were confirmed. They are as follows:
Term 1 1 Feb to 13 April
Term 2 1 May to 7 July
Term 3 24 July to 29 Sept
Term 4 16 Oct to 19 Dec
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Picking Your Child Up
A reminder please that if you are dropping off your child to school after 9:00am, make sure they come in via the office to sign in.
It would be best if you accompany them.
If you are picking up your child
early from school or for an appointment, please do this from the office as well.
Your child will meet you in the school office.
It is not OK to just meet them in the carpark, you need to let the office know.
Guitar/Ukulele—These are held here at school on Thursdays and are taken by Brendan Hooper. These proved very popular last year and we have some talented children come through. Brochures available from the office or phone Brendan on 870- 8522.
Instrumental– at Heretaunga Intermediate. These lessons cover drums, cello, flute, violin and brass. Brochures available from our school office. Places fill very fast so if you are interested please contact Ngaire Shand 876 9388 within the next few days.
Instrumental here at school. This year there will be an opportunity for students to learn Flute, Piano, Fife or Recorder. The lessons will be taught by Kathy Fletcher B.Mus (hons) LTCL who has returned to the Bay after many years of music teaching and performing in Wellington. If you are interested or have questions please contact Kathy on e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or (027) 8242669
Parish Junior Choir– There are a few places available to join this choir. Practices are on Fridays at 4:00pm and they sing at various Sunday Church services. See Mike in the school office for contact details.
We have a number of things that happen regularly every week.
Wheels day, Skateboards, unicycles, scooters etc, is on Tuesdays, with helmets required.
Waiapu Kids-Early Childhood Centre St Matthew’s Early Childhood Centre is now taking enrolment's for 2017. There are still places available for 2016. The centre is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm and they cater for children from 0-5 years. Children can attend full time or part time and it is open all year except for three weeks over Christmas. The centre is ideally situated for Mum’s and Dad’s working in the city centre. There are a few vacancies for this year available.
St Matthew's Primary School is an Anglican state integrated school, catering for students from Year 0 to 8, situated in the heart of Hastings. Since its inception in 1995 it has grown to become a small school of just over 130 pupils.
Our motto is "teach our children to use the right path, and when they are older they will remain on it" (Proverbs 22:6). We achieve this by offering high quality values and curriculum based education within a special character context.
We have an open door policy and we encourage all members of our community to be involved in educating our children.
St Matthews Primary School has students from around Hawkes Bay, as well as from around the world.
Our website is aimed at the whole community, students, parents and parish members, to make it an information site to find out what is happening in the school.
Tim Anderson (Principal)