Te Mata School Home & School Committee

Community Organisation

Te Mata School Home & School Committee
7 Nimon Street
Havelock North 4130
442 days ago

Wednesday 15th August - Strike day

Julie Cronin from Te Mata School Home & School Committee

Please be advised, if not already aware, the teachers and principals of many schools around NZ, including Te Mata, are going out on strike for the day, on Wednesday 15th August.

They do not choose to do this lightly. And whether you support the decision or not, you need to ensure arrangements … View more
Please be advised, if not already aware, the teachers and principals of many schools around NZ, including Te Mata, are going out on strike for the day, on Wednesday 15th August.

They do not choose to do this lightly. And whether you support the decision or not, you need to ensure arrangements are made for your children on that date, as there will be no staff at school to care for them.

If you are a stay at home parent, perhaps you could have a special bonding day, doing something totally different. Have a cafe day, or a spa day, or a trip to the MTG or The Faraday Centre, in Napier. Flip Out will be open as will the Museum and Art gallery in Hastings. Have a mid winter picnic up in the Redwoods. Or a trip to Birdwoods Gallery. How about taking in a movie? Maybe you could organise a tour of the fire station or police station. Or you could get out old sheets and build a fort in your lounge, or have a movie marathon and enjoy home made baking together. If it's not too wet, giant chalk and hot wheels (for boys and girls) works a treat. Or, if it is wet, water pistols followed by hot chocolates.

If you are a working parent, perhaps you could organise with a friend or one of your childrens' classmates parents to have them take your child for the day, in exchange for you taking theirs on a weekend day.

Whatever your situation, don't stress, you can do this. If you get stuck for ideas, put a shout out to me and I'll post a notice for you. We'll see you right. That's what we are here for.

Let me know what ideas you have. We'll see who can come up with the best, eh?!

And don't forget, there will be no Pita Pit orders on that day 😉, but Friday Treats will still be on.

446 days ago

Hangi available at Te Mata School

Julie Cronin from Te Mata School Home & School Committee

If you are a hangi lover or just wanting to support the fundraising efforts of the kids at Te Mata School, please feel free to order tickets for tomorrows lunch time hangi.

They are $10 each and available at the school office. All money goes towards the Kapa Haka group.

Please call into, … View more
If you are a hangi lover or just wanting to support the fundraising efforts of the kids at Te Mata School, please feel free to order tickets for tomorrows lunch time hangi.

They are $10 each and available at the school office. All money goes towards the Kapa Haka group.

Please call into, or phone, the school office on 06 877 7246. Tickets are limited, so get in quick.

459 days ago

Almost time to get back into the swing of things

Julie Cronin from Te Mata School Home & School Committee

Well, Te Mata families. We only have 3 full days left before all the Monday morning madness starts again.

Please remember the safety guidelines I posted last term. We need to be especially vigilant, and courteous, next term, as more people will be driving, and trying to get closer to school for… View more
Well, Te Mata families. We only have 3 full days left before all the Monday morning madness starts again.

Please remember the safety guidelines I posted last term. We need to be especially vigilant, and courteous, next term, as more people will be driving, and trying to get closer to school for drop off and pick up, in the cold and wet weather.

We also have the school fun run coming up at the end of August. Don't forget to get your little athletes signed up at schoolfundraising.co.nz . Every child who raises $10 or more will get a prize. And there are some doozies to pick from, the more they raise.

Don't forget to make sure their winter uniforms, jackets, beanies, umbrellas, gloves, scarves, boots, socks, shoes, bags and even undies are clearly named. Everything needs naming at school.

Seniors, you have swimming starting on Monday. Make sure you have your togs, towels, beanies (for after swimming), goggles and swim bags ready. And take them to school. They're no good if they are all ready and you leave them in your room or by the door.

Pita Pit is up and running again for the term. Remember to top up your accounts and get your orders in by 9am on Wednesday. Please make sure you have completed/SUBMITTED your order, for the correct day, before closing the app/website, to ensure your kids don't miss out. Remind the kids to pick up their order at the school hall kitchen, unless informed otherwise due to the kitchen being out of action.

We also have new treats on our Friday Treats menu. The kids will be excited to choose new lunches, still at great prices. Please have all Friday Treat orders in by the office by 8.45am, latest, on Thursdays, with the correct monies/cheques, as change will not be given.

PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE FOODS PROVIDED ARE NUT/ALLERGEN FREE. IF YOU REQUIRE CLARIFICATION PLEASE CONTACT ME PERSONALLY AT luncheshomeandschool@gmail.com and I will endeavour to provide you with the correct information.

If you owe money from last term or at any time in the past, please include it, with the correct order money, and a note of the amount owed, for what. We have quite a bit of outstanding lunch order monies.

Remember all money from School Donations, Pita Pit, Friday Treats, Uniform Shop, Fun Runs and events at school, go directly to the school, to help pay for all the wonderful and exciting extra playground equipment, kapa haka kit, swimming lessons, bus trips, sports equipment, classroom tech, enrichment boxes, etc we have for our kids.
So, please, if you do owe money, send it in.

Our next Home & School Meeting is on Tuesday 28th August, in the school staffroom. Do, come along and see what we are all about. It's a great opportunity to have a say in the future funding we help provide (and to find out before anyone else whats happening in and about the school and school community).

Also, we meet every Thursday morning in the staffroom, from 8.30am, to count the lunch orders and have a laugh. Anyone that would like to join us is welcome. It's a fun chance to meet some of us and ask questions. We'll do our best to confuse you 😉. You can also come along to the food distributions. Pita Pit, Wednesdays 12:00pm-12:15pm or Friday Treats, Fridays 11:00am-12:30pm. If you would like to be added to the roster for either, or both, let me know.

I think that pretty much covers everything. So, have a great last weekend and get plenty of sleep, we've got another busy term ahead of us.

Julie, out.

482 days ago

Why we love Te Mata School ❤️

Julie Cronin from Te Mata School Home & School Committee

Te Mata is a school that celebrates children. If you have ever been to one of our assemblies, or even near the school when we have one going on, you will be familiar with the cheering and enjoyment from beginning to end.

We are an academic school; a sporting school; a musical school; a … View more
Te Mata is a school that celebrates children. If you have ever been to one of our assemblies, or even near the school when we have one going on, you will be familiar with the cheering and enjoyment from beginning to end.

We are an academic school; a sporting school; a musical school; a mathematical school; a scientific school; a literary school; a culinary school; an artistic school; an interesting school; an entertaining school; a celebratory school and so much more. Te Mata is a school where every child counts and is celebrated.

If you are local with a 5 or 6 year old (or about to be 5 year old) or know someone local, or looking to move to out beautiful village, with a little one, looking for a great school, come see ours and meet our team of amazing staff and teachers.

We’d love to meet you.

533 days ago

Pita Pit $3 special this week at school

Julie Cronin from Te Mata School Home & School Committee

Don't forget to get your families registered at lunch online.co.nz and order your kids $3 Pita Pit lunches for Wednesday. You can order up until 9am on the day, on your computer, laptop or smartphone.

They are a great healthier alternative, and you and the kids can choose the fillings, and … View more
Don't forget to get your families registered at lunch online.co.nz and order your kids $3 Pita Pit lunches for Wednesday. You can order up until 9am on the day, on your computer, laptop or smartphone.

They are a great healthier alternative, and you and the kids can choose the fillings, and sides.

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