Welcome to the very special
learning community that is
St Matthew's Primary School.
December 11 Update
Can we please have these raffle cards in by Tuesday morning so we are ready to draw the prizes at the Wednesday End Of Year Assembly. Money and cards returned to the office please.
Disco Tomorrow Evening
Tomorrow is our end of year Disco, in the Parish Hall. There is a Christmas theme and it will be wet - so dress up like a Reindeer!
Year 1 to 4s are from 5:00pm until 6:30pm.
Year 5 to 8 PLUS HardHats members -
7 until 9. HardHats members, don't forget to bring a plate for supper.
Please make sure you come in to pick your child up - do not wait in the car ! (Pass this message onto whomever is doing the pickup!)
Disco setup is happening from 1pm. Do you have some spare time to come and give the Family and Friends helpers a hand?
Year 8 Leavers function
On Monday evening (15th) our Year 8 leavers are having their 'secret' event. Other than being picked up from home, they have no idea what will happen! This is an annual event where we can thank our leavers and listen to their speeches before they head off to High School.
2015 School Term Dates
Tuesday 3rd Feb to Thursday 2 April
Monday 20 April to Friday 3 July
Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
Monday 12 Oct to Friday 18 December Term 4
On Tuesday 16th W2 and W4 are Optimist Yachting over at Pandora Pond. Permission slips are attached. If you want to join us over there, the children are yachting from 10am
until 2pm. An 'early' group is coming over to help set up for the classes - they will manage to get a few extra sails in before the main group arrives.
On Wednesday at 6pm we have our school breakup in St Matthew's Church. This is where we celebrate the children's progress, hear some performances and thank the staff for the year. Your child needs to be in school
uniform and at Church by 5:50pm. It is anticipated that it will be over by 7:30pm.
Last Day of School
Friday 19 December is our last day of the year, with school finishing at 3pm. If you have a need to leave with your child earlier, please make sure you have signed out in the office.
If you find any reading or other school books at home - please return them to us before the end of the term or next year. Most children's readers cost us $8 to $10 each to replace - so we do need them back!
These have now arrived and have been sent home with children apart from B1 & B3, which can be collected from the classrooms.
We have a great group of volunteers led by Philippa Evans who look after the Breakfast Club. Do you have some spare time in the mornings—once a week or even once a fortnight. We need just a few more volunteers to keep this great programme running. The key times are from 8:00am thru’ to 9:15am. Can you help us at all—even for part of this time?
If you ever come across any breakfast related freebies—any chance of getting some for us? Our milk and weetbix gets donated, but we buy the rest. Do you know any sources of discounted food for breakfast?
Early Childhood Centre
St Matthew’s Early Childhood Centre is now taking enrolment's for 2015. 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)