Welcome to the very special
learning community that is
St Matthew's Primary School.
November 11 Update
Athletics Day Friday November 21
We walk down to Hastings’ Boys’ High on Friday November 21, leaving school at 9:30am for our Athletics Sports. Your child may come in their house colours. Don’t forget a drink bottle, morning tea and lunch. We do need parent help for walking there and back and all spectators are welcome to join us down there. If you can help, please contact the school office. We will be walking back to school around 2:00pm.
This Thursday, November 13 we have PhotoLife
taking our annual school photo’s,
starting shortly after 9:00am. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct school uniform and it is neat and tidy. Any late orders need to be in by tomorrow, Wednesday.
Kapa Haka Festival– Richmond School
Thursday 20 November the whole school is travelling by bus to Richmond School in Napier to perform in the Ngati Kahungunu Kapa Haka Festival. We will be leaving school around 12:00pm and leaving Richmond at 2:15pm.
We will require a few parent helpers. For any others wanting to attend we will have a limited number of tickets available from the office for sale at $3.00 each.
Mufti Day– Christmas Raffle
We will be having a Mufti-Day on Friday, 28 November and to participate, each child needs to bring a non-perishable food item which will go towards our Christmas Raffle. No Wattie’s staff sales please.
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?
Thursday 13 November is our school photo day. Each child has been given a named enveloped for ordering. These need to be back at school by Tuesday 11 November.
The Parish is now opening the Op Shop on Wednesday mornings from 8:45—starting from next week.There is a great range of 2nd hand clothing and it is well worth a look. They also gratefully accept donations of good quality used clothing.
Family & Friends
There is a Family and Friends meeting this Wednesday at 6pm in the school staff room. It will allow us to do the final plans for the Fair as well as our plans for the rest of the year. It would be great to see you!
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)