Wednesday, 27 September 2017

World Milk Day

WORLD MILK DAY! Thanks Fonterra the kids love having their free milk in schools every day! #milkmoostache

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Little Garden Seedlings

Planting our seeds from the New World little garden promotion. Thanks To New a World for the donation! 👍They'll be great for our community garden.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Keep NZ Beautiful

Collecting rubbish around the school, roadside and Centennial Drive for Clean up NZ week! 
This year we only collected 2/3 of a bag and most of that was from Centennial Drive. We must be doing a good job at keeping our school clean!

Friday, 22 September 2017

Inter-school Cross Country

A beautiful afternoon for the Cross country - and a good decision by Hinuera to postpone until today.

Ready, set, go!
Everyone that does well at their own cross country goes to the Inter-school one. All the students at our school went because we are a small school. The inter-school one was held at Hinuera and all the schools around the Matamata area took part.
Parents came to do transport and watch the races. When we got there we put our tent next to a tree. The cross country was on a farm so there was cow poop everywhere. Joe, me and some other people stepped in it. We were cheering on the little kids and running with them. Charlotte did well in her race and came 7th. I thought the cross country was great. The best part was having a sausage and then we got to go home early!
by Patrick
And they're off! The 5 year old girls race begins...

Tyler approaches the finish line
Kyla and Tessa - almost there!

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Mass for Bishop Denis

Year 5 and 6 students attended the Mass at the Cathedral last Friday to celebrate the milestones achieved by Bishop Denis Browne. 80 years old this month, 55 years as a priest and 40 years as a Bishop. What remarkable service to God, the Diocese and particularly to our parish here in Matamata. May God continue to bless and guide you and all the best from us!!
The altar at the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary
With Bishop Denis Browne

Bishop Steve loans his Mitre to Ryan! 

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Te Reo Singalong

Sharon & Alan from Te Reo Singalong came to to teach us Maori words for Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori! It wasn't just for the little kids but for all ages. To teach us Sharon and her husband Alan dressed up and di a play to help the Juniors understand and learn the words for colours and animals. At the start there was a book about colours and Mr M was in the show. He was the colour pink! Everyone laughed. After an hour it was over. It was really fun!        

by Talia