Matahui School Bulletin - Nuts & Bolts
Term 2 - Week 8:  20 June  - 24 June 2016

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Telephone number:  07 552 0655

TERM 2  2016:   Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 22 June - Western Bay of Plenty Cross Country
Thursday 23 June - People Savers Training - Rooms 5 and 6
Friday 24 June - Room 1 Assembly
Friday 24 June - Year 7 - Boostrix Education Session
Tuesday 28 June - Bay of Plenty Cross Country
Wednesday 29 June - Reports issued
Friday 1 July - Room 3 Assembly
Monday 4 July - Follow-Up Report Conferences (optional.)
Wednesday 6 July - Follow-Up Report Conferences (optional)
Friday 8 July - Room 6 Assembly
 A Message from Max
I often write about learning and the focus tends to fall on the qualities or traits our students exhibit so, by way of a change, I thought I’d share some thoughts with you about adults as learners. The following ideas came from an eLearning Industry paper produced in 2013 which centred on how to create and structure the right course content for adult learners. Take a moment to read through these and see whether or not the characteristics we display as adult learners bear any resemblance to those we might demonstrate as children. This would make a great dinner time discussion. Have the children ask you......... “What did you learn today?”

Adult Learners' Traits
  1. Self-direction
    Adults feel the need to take responsibility for their lives and decisions and this is why it’s important for them to have control over their learning.
  2. Practical and results-oriented
    Adult learners are usually practical, resent theory, need information that can be immediately applicable to their professional needs, and generally prefer practical knowledge that will improve their skills, facilitate their work and boost their confidence.
  3. Less open-minded
    Adults are more resisitant to change. Maturity and profound life experiences usually lead to rigidity, which is the enemy of learning.
  4. Slower learning, yet more integrative knowledge
    Aging does affect learning. Adults tend to learn less rapidly with age. However, the depth of learning tends to increase over time, navigating knowledge and skills to unprecedented personal levels.
  5. Use personal experience as a resource
    Adults have lived longer, seen and done more, have the tendency to link their past experiences to anything new and validate new concepts based on prior learning.
  6. Motivation
    Learning in adulthood is usually voluntary. Thus, it’s a personal choice to attend school, in order to improve job skills and achieve professional growth.
  7. Multi-level responsibilities
    Adult learners have a lot to juggle; family, friends, work, and the need for personal quality time. This is why it’s more difficult for an adult to make room for learning.
  8. High expectations
    Adult learners have high expectations. They want to be taught about things that will be useful to their work, expect to have immediate results, seek for a course that will worth their while and not be a waste of their time or money.

Ka kite
Citizenship Award - Week 7, Term 2 2016
Week 7, Term 2 -  Keyarn was awarded the Certificate of Citizenship for Perseverance.
Well done Keyarn!

Detailed below are the recipients of school awards for Week 6 in Term 2:-

Please check the school notice board for various extra-curricular opportunities provided by external companies as well as additional information relating to wider community events.  The notice board is located by the entrance way to the school office.  
  • Please note, unless otherwise advised Classroom Assemblies will always be held at 2.30 pm on the relevant Friday
  • Disclaimer: Matahui School accepts no liability for any additional content presented in this bulletin, or for the consequences of any action taken on the basis of the information provided. Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the school.

The recycle drive is starting again!  The promotion ends on the 31st August 2016.   There are 20 x $1,000 prizes up for grabs just for submitting a shipment of Oral Care Waste, plus each month there is also the chance to win one of two recycled park benches made from Oral Care waste valued at $1,500.  

Let's see if we can carry on our luck this year!  Last year we won $2,500 and we hope to improve on this, this year,  fingers crossed.

It would be great if you could please collect the following and bring to the school office:-
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Toothbrushes
  • Plastic toothbrush packaging
  • Floss packaging
  • Interdental brushes
  • Empty pumps
  • Empty stand up toothpaste bottles
  • Any non-electric toothbrush
  • All oral care non-recyclable packaging
  • Cardboard toothpaste packaging
Thank you.

PS  - thank you for the response so far - it has been wonderful!

Ella Gordon-Scapens mum has kindly donated two size 14  skorts, that have been hardly worn.  Please contact if you are interested.  Many thanks.


Kindling for sale

Blake is selling banana boxes full of dry kindling for $8.00 each.  He is starting to raise money for his Tahitian trip. Please see Blake or Ali if interested.  Pick up will be from school.
  • Information regarding Kids Week at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre in the July school holidays is available to view on the Matahui School Noticeboard - various dates and information.
  • Gym Club - classes start Thursday 12 May from 4.15 pm to 5.15 pm in the Pahoia School hall. Please ring 0800 273 368 for further information.
  • Annual Fireworks Display at Paeroa Domain on Saturday 29 October 2016.
  • Waihi Bach  Holiday Programme - Monday 11 to Friday 22 July 2016.
  • Tauranga Swim School - Enrol now for Term 3 Intensive Holiday Program - What ever your swimming needs are, we cater for learn to swim, squad, adult squad, triathlete training, disability and Private lessons.  Book now either by email, or phone 07 544 2141 or  027 286 8506
More detailed information can be viewed on the school noticeboard
Years 1 - 3 Junior Cross County

An excellent afternoon had by all!

Please find detailed below basketball dates:
Years 5 & 6 -  Friday 17 June - Bye this week.
                     - Friday 24 June at ASB at 5.40 pm on
                       Court 7 -   Matahui Magic v Paengoroa

                     - Friday 1 July at ASB at 4.50 pm on Court
                       7 - OPS Slammers v Matahui Magic

                     - Friday 8 July at ASB at 5.40 pm on
                       Court 1 - Matahui Magic v Omanu
                       Hawks  (last day of term)

Years 7 & 8  – Monday 20 June at ASB at 5.10 pm on
                        Court 8 - Matahui Mojo v Waihi Boys Dev

                    – Monday 27 June - Bye this week

                    – Monday 4 July  at ASB at 5.10 pm on
                       Court 5 - AC Boys Green v Matahui Mojo 

Years 3 & 4  - Tuesday 21 June at ASB at 4.50 pm on                              Court 4 - Matahui v Te Puna

                     - Tuesday 28 June at ASB at 4.20 pm on                              Court 3 - Matahui v Matua Attackers

                     - Tuesday 5 July at ASB at 3.50 pm on                              Court 9 - TPS Bulls v Matahui 

                     - Tuesday 5 July at ASB at 4.50 pm on                              Court 9 - Matahui v Bethlehem Bouncers


This year St Peter’s brings another Broadway classic musical, Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods to the stage.  From 17 - 23 June

For times and more information please contact the following:

Phone 07 827 9869

Matahui Bank Accounts

You may not be aware but there are two main bank accounts re Matahui School.

We would be grateful if you could please ensure that the tuition and bus fees are paid into:
Matahui Road School Charitable Trust:  
Account Number 02 - 0466 -  0269554 - 00

For all school trips, camps and general payments please pay into:
Matahui Road School (2004) Ltd:  
Account Number 02 - 0466 - 0269562 - 00

We would be very grateful if you could always detail a reference to the payment  - many thanks.
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