Welcome to the very special
learning community that is
St Matthew's Primary School.
November 25 Update
Athletics Last Friday
Thanks to those who were able to help with supervision at the Athletics last Friday. We had good weather and the children really showed their capabilities as well as some very unorthodox moves!
Kapa Haka Festival– Richmond School
What a stunning performance our children put on at the Kapa Haka Festival last Thursday! Their timing was great and voices strong. Unfortunately we were restricted as to where we could take photo’s and video their performance.
Mufti Day– This Friday 28 November
Family & Friends are having a Christmas Raffle during the last part of the term. Could each family please donate an item of non-perishable food to add to the raffle prize. There will be a mufti day on Friday for those who bring something along.
Each family will get a card of ten tickets to sell at $2.00 per ticket. The raffle will be drawn at the end of year assembly on Wednesday December 17 at 6:00pm.
Disco- Friday December 12
We have two discos running on Friday,
Years 1 to 4 5:00pm to 6:30pm in the hall
Years 5 to 8 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the hall
Parents of HardHats children, can you provide a plate for supper - this is the end of year event for HardHats.
End of Year Breakup -
17th December at 6.00pm in the church.
Year 8 Leavers Function -
This will be on Monday 15th December.
Details to follow.
W4 are going Optimist Yachting on Tuesday December 16 at Pandora Pond. You are
welcome to join us! Just let the school office know.
We have a number of children currently away from school with fever. To avoid the spread of this, it is important that you keep your child home if they are showing signs. Wash hands with soap and warm water regularly. Paracetemol can help with keeping the
fever down. If symptoms persist, please see your doctor.
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)