Welcome to the very special
learning community that is
St Matthew's Primary School.
October 14 Update
A very very big thank you to all who helped with The Cape Challenge on the first Saturday of the holiday’s. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the funds go towards resources.
Term 4 has begun with a rush of activity. Rooms W2 and W4 headed off to Camp Kaitawa first thing yesterday morning. They made good time in the bus stopping at Wairoa for lunch. Keep an eye on our Facebook page, hopefully we will have photo’s up soon.
We welcome Miss Ally Jackett to St Matthew’s who is a student teacher here with us for four weeks in W3.
Hawke’s Bay A&P Show
Next Wednesday October 22, B1 and B3 are heading to the show for the day.
A separate note has been sent home with details.
Friday October 31 Light Party
Havelock North Village Baptist are running their very successful Light Party again this year. See the back of this newsletter for details.
Parish and School Fair– Sat Nov 1
Start thinking about how you could help out at our Parish and School Fair in 2 1/2 weeks time. We need help with set-up, stalls, bouncy castle etc. It’s a fun day for all!
Our Term 4 School Church Service is on
October 19, at 4:30pm, the first Sunday after the holidays. It will be a special
St Francis Day Service for the blessing of the animals. All are invited to bring their pets (and any favourite toy animals) for a blessing.
There is also one for the general public on Sunday Oct 5th at 5pm.
St Matthew’s Parish Junior Choir is in need of more singers. There is a practise every second Friday afternoon and sing once a month on the fourth Sunday.
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)