Matahui School Bulletin - Nuts & Bolts
Term 2 - Week 7:  13 June  - 17June 2016

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TERM 2  2016:   Dates for your Diary

Monday 13 June - ICAS - Writing 
Tuesday 14 June - North Cluster Cross Country
Wednesday 15 June - ICAS Spelling
Wednesday 15 June - 1.30 pm - Junior Cross Country Years 1 - 3
Wednesday 15 June - Field Days Trip  (Years 5 and 6)
Friday 17 - June - Room 5 Assembly
Wednesday 22 June - Western Bay of Plenty Cross Country
Wednesday 22 - 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 subscribe to an online educational journal which recently featured an article by Zac Jeffries, Director of Teaching & Learning at Bayview College (Victoria). In this article he suggested that whilst there is much written and said about the skills required by the 21st Century learner, it is easy to overlook the culture in which our students learn, especially in regard to the type of learner they are becoming. He poses a couple of interesting questions – what skills will our students need to survive and thrive in the modern world and what does today’s world need of our students?
Further in his article he suggests that what our students believe to be true of themselves, of each other and of the world in which they live is vitally important. The challenge here he maintains is not telling our students what to believe, but giving them the opportunity to really explore for themselves what they believe and what impact this will have on their life choices
 At Matahui, the culture of learning we are fostering is one built around developing and deepening understanding through focusing on concepts. The students are exposed to a curriculum that enhances the opportunities to think and inquire. Our goal is to nurture an environment within which our students want to ask questions and pursue answers. By opening the doors to exploring ideas, experimenting with theories, reflecting upon and examining their beliefs, they are, I believe, definitely on the road to discovery. In his article Zac Jefferies concludes by stating that if a student is being true to their beliefs, able to think deeply and critically through the decisions they make, then their achievements in life will be a true reflection of who they are as a person.  He might well be talking about a student at Matahui School.

Ref: “Perspectives On Becoming A 21st Century Learning Culture” Zac Jefferies ("Inspiring and informing educational practice." CIRCLE) 
Thought for the week…….
“On average, by 2020, more than a third of the desired core skill sets of most occupations will be comprised of skills that are not yet considered crucial to the job today, according to our respondents. Overall, social skills—such as persuasion, emotional intelligence and teaching others—will be in higher demand across industries than narrow technical skills, such as programming or equipment operation and control. In essence, technical skills will need to be supplemented with strong social and collaboration skills.”  The 2015 World Economic report The Future of Jobs
 Ka kite
Citizenship Award - Week 5, Term 2 2016
Week 6, Term 2 -  Rory Robertson was awarded the Certificate of Citizenship for  Honesty.
Well done Rory!

Detailed below are the recipients of school awards for Week 5 in Term 2:- Grace McGirr, Kayla, Gabe, Isaac, Fern, Kaida and Flynn.


All brochures for Issue 4 of the Scholastic Book Club have been issued to students.  Please return your orders to the school office by Friday 17 June 2016 so that we can process the order before  the end of Term 2.
Many thanks.
Year 5 & 6 Basketball

The Year 5 and 6 Basketball team would like to thank the Webster/Robertson family and Dave and Julie Hayes for sponsoring our new basketball uniforms.  We now truly look Magical.

Please refer to the link re our basketball blog, which is detailed at the top of the Nuts and Bolts newsletter.

Here are a couple of photos showing our wonderful new basketball uniforms.

 PROGRAMMING & ELECTRONICS - a classroom full of innovators
Drop into Year 7 and 8 on a Tuesday morning and you will find Darren Bruning sharing his knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for programming and things electronic with the students. Through our greater focus on conceptual learning we are finding that the students are increasingly challenged to delve even further into their studies and as a consequence develop a deeper understanding and see the relevance of what they learn.
Check out the following link to an article that featured in the Bay of Plenty Times yesterday......
Following the introduction of the new health and safety laws the school has undertaken a review of hazards at the school and as a direct response to that review, the Board have decided to discontinue the metal recycling service here at school. 
Along with the recycling station often becoming a  rubbish tip and unsightly, the financial returns on the metal do not match the level of risk associated with having the skip at school, therefore the current bin will be the last and the recycling depot at the front entrance will be dismantled. The Board thanks you for your understanding.
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
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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!

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.
More detailed information can be viewed on the school noticeboard

Please find detailed below basketball dates:
Years 5 & 6 - ASB on Friday 10 June at  6.30 pm, Court  9 –  Matahui Magic v PPS Jets

Years 7 & 8 – QEYC on Monday 13 June at 4.50 pm, Court  8 – Matahui Mojo  v Waldorf Wildcats (please note change of venue!)

Years 3 & 4 (Miniball) - Tuesday 14 June at 4.20 pm on Court 6 - Matahui Yr 3 & 4 v Bethlehem Bouncers
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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