Welcome to the very special
learning community that is
St Matthew's Primary School.
May 21 Update
This Sunday, May 24 at 10:00am is our once a term whole school Church Service.
For those families new to the school, (and a reminder to other families), this is a compulsory Church Service and is part of our Special Character. If you are unable to attend, please contact Mr Anderson.
A ‘catch up’ service is also required.
Children need to be in school uniform and accompanied by a family member.
Thank you to all who helped and also attended our Autumn Fair on Saturday May 9.
The weather was amazing and the school raised over $900.00. The children’s stalls proved a big hit with everything for sale from egg cups to toffee apples.
Clothing- We have a large number of school jersey’s in our lost property. Unfortunately most are un-named.
We are missing one of our short sleeved monogrammed rugby jersey’s. These were expensive to purchase and would appreciate families having a good look around home.
Next Wednesday we have a team from Unison Lines, the
local power supply company coming to present an award winning safety education programme on safety around electricity.
We have four teams entered in the annual Rippa Rugby competition at Ron Giorgi Park in Flaxmere taking place on Thursday June 4 for years 7/8 & 2/4, and Friday June 5 for year 5/6. Times are yet to be confirmed by the H.B.R.F.U.
We need help with transport and with supervision on both days. Can you spare a bit of time?
Gym Festival- Juniors
On Tuesday June 16 our three junior
classes will be walking down to Central Schools gymnasium for the Hawke’s Bay Gymnastic Assn gym festival. We have been attending this event for the past three years and have had a number of children over the years who have gone on to become proficient young gymnasts.
We will need help with supervision walking there and during the day as well.
Illness There is a gastro bug doing the rounds of Hawke’s Bay schools. Please keep reminding your children to wash their hands before eating and after going to the toilet.
Congratulations to our teams who competed in the Barefoot Sevens the other week. All the children had a great time and learnt a few new skills.
A reminder that all children should be in winter uniform now.
White skivvy for boys and girls with school jersey.
Boys– Grey winter weight shorts
Girls– School pinafore
White skivvy for boys and girls or white shirt for boys and white blouse for girls
Boys– Grey winter weight shorts or grey long trousers
Girls– School pinafore or school skirt
This is going really well, with a good number of children making use of the service. We do need some extra helpers—are you available—even for a short time?
Tuesday mornings (and especially 17 and 31 March) we do need some immediate support, but it would be great to have some extra helpers for any day of the week.
8 to 8:45 are our key times. Just let us know in the office if you can help.
We have a number of things that happen regularly every week.
Wheels day, Skateboards, unicycles, scooters etc, is on Tuesdays, with helmets required.
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 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 recently 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
Thank you SO MUCH to the people that have checked that their child’s uniform is named.
please please please please please please
name your child’s gear—sandals,
pinafore, skirt, blouse, shoes, hat, jersey.
Name it in a place where your child knows to look. Make them responsible for checking they have the right clothing each day, but check it with them.
We can only return articles of clothing if they are NAMED!
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
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)