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Here's a little snippet of life at Matakana School...

 

2014:  A large group of us headed to the Weet-bix Try - An absolutely amazing day!

 

 

 

 

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Thanks PTA!  We LOVED the Disco! 

 

 

Kapa Haka Assembly.  A wonderful performance.

 

 

 Fiji Fundraiser:  Thanks House Leaders and our Matakana School family!  $160 raised for Fiji and several boxes of t-shirts sent.

 

 

THANKS TV3!  Technicians had an exciting visit through your studios! 

 

 

 

Rodney Times visited our school today to present Jessy, Bella, Tamsin and Katelyn with a bunch of flowers!  We applaud you for your quick thinking and action with saving a young child's life! 

 

 

 

 

Sharing Stories:  Mr Goosen enjoyed a special visit from students today

Omaha Classic Run/Walk 2012 - a great morning for our community and beyond, and $5,000 raised for Matakana School!

 

A Blast from the Past and a Peek at the Future - some wonderful costumes and interpretations of what school life will look like in 50 years, and what was all those years ago!  Well done students.  Enjoy this theme week - a perfect chance to have fun with celebrating our 150th anniversary.

 

Senior Syndicate had an amazing (and windy!) day sailing at Algies Bay...

 Congratulations Room 5! Well done for being so well behaved in Assembly

- have a fun week with mascot Bunny!

 

Well done Room 5!
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Thanks Matakana School community. Together we raised $465.40 forOmaha Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

Jayme as Principal for the Day

First Lunchtime Swim - November 2011

 

 

This was the first planting at our new Trees for Survival project, to renew native bush areas on a local farm, in order to stop erosion and enhance the quality of the Matakana and Mahurangi Rivers. We planted 780 trees on a lovely sunny, calm day in the midst of a rather cold rainy week. Everyone was really impressed with the care, dedication and lovely enthusiasm of our year four, five and six tree planters. Special thanks go to Mrs Fairclough, our wonderful parent helpers and also to Warkworth Rotary Club members who helped.

 

The grand finale to theme week Money, Money, Money was the "Matakana Magic Market Day".   Lots of learning and loads of fun had by all. Tasty treats, funky innovations and good music... What a great idea! 

 

The very first "Pizza with the Principal" was held on the 1st June with one student from each classroom (nominated by their teacher ) invited to enjoy pizza with Principal Darrel Goosen.  It is  a very special way of acknowleding some magic students - "A Magic Student!, improvement in maths, having fantastic listening skills, focusing hard in class, for always being diligent, for caring helpful nature, for amazing maturity..." 

 

Kiwiana?  What does that word mean for you?  We've been doing a lot of research on what Kiwiana really means to us in our Topic "Kiwiana".  Year 1&2 will be visiting Sheepworld, Olympic athletic Jo Aleh is visiting Year 3&4 and Years 5&6 visited Motat.  What an interesting study it has been!  (more photos from Y1,2,3,4 to follow).

 

 Omaha Classic Fun Run/Walk 2011 organised by Matakana PTA

 

Big is Good!  Levi tops off our Fun Week with a tug of war !  

 

More Fun! Thanks Variety - The Children's Charity for including us in your travels around New Zealand.

 

With perfect weather and a fantastic programme planned, Matakana School popped out to Omaha Beach as part of their Fun Week. It was wonderful to see everyone there including a special visit from office staff and Property Manager Mike Pope. Thanks to organiser Donna Frost, Matakana PTA for the yummy food and Omaha Surf Club for their support - what a day!

 

 School Camps - a special part of our EOTC (Education outside the classroom) - Year 4's get a taste of their first school camp experience by camping overnight at the school.

 

Year 5 - visit beautiful Mangawhai.

 

 Year 6 - visit Tawharanui Regional Park

 

 

   

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks PTA!  We LOVED the Disco! 

 

 

Kapa Haka Assembly.  A wonderful performance.

 

 

 Fiji Fundraiser:  Thanks House Leaders and our Matakana School family!  $160 raised for Fiji and several boxes of t-shirts sent.

 

 

THANKS TV3!  Technicians had an exciting visit through your studios! 

 

 

 

Rodney Times visited our school today to present Jessy, Bella, Tamsin and Katelyn with a bunch of flowers!  We applaud you for your quick thinking and action with saving a young child's life! 

 

 

 

 

Sharing Stories:  Mr Goosen enjoyed a special visit from students today

Omaha Classic Run/Walk 2012 - a great morning for our community and beyond, and $5,000 raised for Matakana School!

 

A Blast from the Past and a Peek at the Future - some wonderful costumes and interpretations of what school life will look like in 50 years, and what was all those years ago!  Well done students.  Enjoy this theme week - a perfect chance to have fun with celebrating our 150th anniversary.

 

Senior Syndicate had an amazing (and windy!) day sailing at Algies Bay...

 Congratulations Room 5! Well done for being so well behaved in Assembly

- have a fun week with mascot Bunny!

 

Well done Room 5!
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Thanks Matakana School community. Together we raised $465.40 forOmaha Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

Jayme as Principal for the Day

First Lunchtime Swim - November 2011

 

 

This was the first planting at our new Trees for Survival project, to renew native bush areas on a local farm, in order to stop erosion and enhance the quality of the Matakana and Mahurangi Rivers. We planted 780 trees on a lovely sunny, calm day in the midst of a rather cold rainy week. Everyone was really impressed with the care, dedication and lovely enthusiasm of our year four, five and six tree planters. Special thanks go to Mrs Fairclough, our wonderful parent helpers and also to Warkworth Rotary Club members who helped.

 

The grand finale to theme week Money, Money, Money was the "Matakana Magic Market Day".   Lots of learning and loads of fun had by all. Tasty treats, funky innovations and good music... What a great idea! 

 

The very first "Pizza with the Principal" was held on the 1st June with one student from each classroom (nominated by their teacher ) invited to enjoy pizza with Principal Darrel Goosen.  It is  a very special way of acknowleding some magic students - "A Magic Student!, improvement in maths, having fantastic listening skills, focusing hard in class, for always being diligent, for caring helpful nature, for amazing maturity..." 

 

Kiwiana?  What does that word mean for you?  We've been doing a lot of research on what Kiwiana really means to us in our Topic "Kiwiana".  Year 1&2 will be visiting Sheepworld, Olympic athletic Jo Aleh is visiting Year 3&4 and Years 5&6 visited Motat.  What an interesting study it has been!  (more photos from Y1,2,3,4 to follow).

 

 Omaha Classic Fun Run/Walk 2011 organised by Matakana PTA

 

Big is Good!  Levi tops off our Fun Week with a tug of war !  

 

More Fun! Thanks Variety - The Children's Charity for including us in your travels around New Zealand.

 

With perfect weather and a fantastic programme planned, Matakana School popped out to Omaha Beach as part of their Fun Week. It was wonderful to see everyone there including a special visit from office staff and Property Manager Mike Pope. Thanks to organiser Donna Frost, Matakana PTA for the yummy food and Omaha Surf Club for their support - what a day!

 

 School Camps - a special part of our EOTC (Education outside the classroom) - Year 4's get a taste of their first school camp experience by camping overnight at the school.

 

Year 5 - visit beautiful Mangawhai.

 

 Year 6 - visit Tawharanui Regional Park

 

 

   

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks PTA!  We LOVED the Disco! 

 

 

Kapa Haka Assembly.  A wonderful performance.

 

 

 Fiji Fundraiser:  Thanks House Leaders and our Matakana School family!  $160 raised for Fiji and several boxes of t-shirts sent.

 

 

THANKS TV3!  Technicians had an exciting visit through your studios! 

 

 

 

Rodney Times visited our school today to present Jessy, Bella, Tamsin and Katelyn with a bunch of flowers!  We applaud you for your quick thinking and action with saving a young child's life! 

 

 

 

 

Sharing Stories:  Mr Goosen enjoyed a special visit from students today

Omaha Classic Run/Walk 2012 - a great morning for our community and beyond, and $5,000 raised for Matakana School!

 

A Blast from the Past and a Peek at the Future - some wonderful costumes and interpretations of what school life will look like in 50 years, and what was all those years ago!  Well done students.  Enjoy this theme week - a perfect chance to have fun with celebrating our 150th anniversary.

 

Senior Syndicate had an amazing (and windy!) day sailing at Algies Bay...

 Congratulations Room 5! Well done for being so well behaved in Assembly

- have a fun week with mascot Bunny!

 

Well done Room 5!
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Thanks Matakana School community. Together we raised $465.40 forOmaha Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

Jayme as Principal for the Day

First Lunchtime Swim - November 2011

 

 

This was the first planting at our new Trees for Survival project, to renew native bush areas on a local farm, in order to stop erosion and enhance the quality of the Matakana and Mahurangi Rivers. We planted 780 trees on a lovely sunny, calm day in the midst of a rather cold rainy week. Everyone was really impressed with the care, dedication and lovely enthusiasm of our year four, five and six tree planters. Special thanks go to Mrs Fairclough, our wonderful parent helpers and also to Warkworth Rotary Club members who helped.

 

The grand finale to theme week Money, Money, Money was the "Matakana Magic Market Day".   Lots of learning and loads of fun had by all. Tasty treats, funky innovations and good music... What a great idea! 

 

The very first "Pizza with the Principal" was held on the 1st June with one student from each classroom (nominated by their teacher ) invited to enjoy pizza with Principal Darrel Goosen.  It is  a very special way of acknowleding some magic students - "A Magic Student!, improvement in maths, having fantastic listening skills, focusing hard in class, for always being diligent, for caring helpful nature, for amazing maturity..." 

 

Kiwiana?  What does that word mean for you?  We've been doing a lot of research on what Kiwiana really means to us in our Topic "Kiwiana".  Year 1&2 will be visiting Sheepworld, Olympic athletic Jo Aleh is visiting Year 3&4 and Years 5&6 visited Motat.  What an interesting study it has been!  (more photos from Y1,2,3,4 to follow).

 

 Omaha Classic Fun Run/Walk 2011 organised by Matakana PTA

 

Big is Good!  Levi tops off our Fun Week with a tug of war !  

 

More Fun! Thanks Variety - The Children's Charity for including us in your travels around New Zealand.

 

With perfect weather and a fantastic programme planned, Matakana School popped out to Omaha Beach as part of their Fun Week. It was wonderful to see everyone there including a special visit from office staff and Property Manager Mike Pope. Thanks to organiser Donna Frost, Matakana PTA for the yummy food and Omaha Surf Club for their support - what a day!

 

 School Camps - a special part of our EOTC (Education outside the classroom) - Year 4's get a taste of their first school camp experience by camping overnight at the school.

 

Year 5 - visit beautiful Mangawhai.

 

 Year 6 - visit Tawharanui Regional Park