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We’re proud of our student’s achievements; whether it be here at Matakana School or at extra curricular activities outside of school hours. We acknowledge achievements in the following way:
Each student is allocated a “House” on arrival. Our House colours are Blue, Green, White and Orange. Our house system encourages team spirit and it's great to see all years interacting with each other in activities. Students are allocated a House point when teachers/staff see them showing their MAGIC.
At the end of term House Points are tallied and the winning house announced and this is displayed on our House Tally board in the school hall. At the end of the school year, the Cup is awarded to the winning House.
All parents/caregivers and families of Matakana School are warmly invited to our Friday assembly which starts at 2pm. Each Term every classroom is given the opportunity to perform on stage at assembly. At these assemblies we acknowledge our students achievements at school and these awards are based on the Matakana M-A-G-I-C ethos.
Magic Person of the Week
We acknowledge one special MAGIC student at our Friday assembly. With special thanks to The Stables Restaurant in Matakana we present a student with the “Magic Person of the Week” certificate. We are also very appreciative of the wonderful work our Teachers do for our school and acknowledge their commitment by presenting a “Magic Teacher of the Week” certificate.
Our school mascot teddy bear, is always watching at Friday assemblies! Students are aware of this and behave at their very best so it can be in their classroom the following week. We’ve seen teachers jump for joy and cheers of joy by students – lots of fun!
PIZZA WITH THE PRINCIPAL
A highly sort after accolade at Matakana School is being invited to the “Pizza with the Principal”. Each month, teachers select one special student from their classroom to meet and have lunch with Principal Darrel Goosen. Mr Goosen visits each classroom and announces and presents the student with their invitation. It is a sort after invitation and accolade and a perfect way for our Principal to meet and acknowledge these special students. Proudly supported by The Stables Restaurant Matakana.
SCHOOL PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
An end of year ceremony to acknowledge students and their achievements with certificates awarded for a great year of schooling. The entire school attends and parents/caregivers are welcomed to attend.
GRADUATION LEAVERS CEREMONY
We honour and say good bye to our Year 6 students at a special and very moving ceremony attended by only Year 6 students and their families. Academic, sporting and cultural achievements are recognised with the following category cups awarded:
SCHOOL NEWSLETTER AND SCHOOL NOTICE BOARD
We encourage parents/caregivers to tell us about their child’s achievements so we can say “well done” in our school newsletter and notice board. Information should be emailed to our newsletter creator care of the school office.