Friday 20 October 2017
Matamata Intermediate

Application Details for Cups

Student Applications for Prize Giving Awards

Students are invited to make a submission to Mr Gibbs and Mrs Stiles on why they should be chosen for  the following awards at our end of year prize giving.

Submissions must be to Mrs Stiles by Tuesday, 7 November. If you are at camp that week, make sure you have handed yours in before your leave.

Your teacher can give you more details about the criteria for each award.

Participation in School Life Girl Year 8

Participation in School Life Boy Year 8

*This award is for the student who has taken every opportunity to get involved with academic, sport, cultural and other opportunities at school and has always given their best effort at these events.

Performing Arts Year 8

*This award is for the student who has achieved the most success in all the various aspects of the performing arts including dance, drama, public speaking, kapa haka and music at MIS

Westpac Environment Cup

*This is a new award  in our school from Westpac Bank. It is for an individual, or group, who have undertaken a project that has made our environment better than before they started or has raised awareness about an environmental issue. Your entry needs to explain the reason for your project, what you did and what happened as a result.

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Conservation Week Colouring CompetitionA colouring  competition to raise awareness of the  endangered Whio (Blue Duck) Entries need to be posted to the Dept of Conservation address on the entry form by 3rd of November. It would be great if we could have lots of MIS students completing entries and raising awareness. 
If you would like Mrs Raymond to send your entry you need to give it to her ( Art- Room 19) by Monday  30th October. Find the ENTRY here 

The Whio is one of our very special birds only found in New Zealand - with only 3000 birds left, Whio are rarer than kiwi. It is one of only four ducks in the world living on fast-flowing rivers, and is an indicator of clean water and a healthy environment. 
8.50  Jayden Hemi Rm 7
9.20 Talia Tuhakaraina-George Rm 13
9.30 Destiny Wharawhara Rm 12
10.50 Navkiarn Singh Rm 5
11.50 Oliver Lambert Rm 3
Guitar/Singing/Piano/Keyboard lessonsSpaces are available for any students interested in learning Guitar, Singing, Piano & Keyboard lessons this term. Register your name with Mr Barratt if you are interested in taking up this opportunity.

"Music can change the world because it can change people"- Bono
Juicies and Moosies
Remember: Juicies and Moosies will only be available on Fridays. 

Students need to stay seated while eating these and then put the tube in the bin. 

Remember that there is no sushi available today - or during this term.

Librarian todayZarnia Steiner you are on library duty today.
Mufti DayThere is a mufti day next Friday with the $2 donation going to help pay for the Kahurangi Theatre Performance you will see next Thursday. These performers are amazing and you will really enjoy the way they perform Maori Myths and Legends. 

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Noumea StudentsPlease .meet Block 4 today in the music room - bring pencil cases, books and laptops.  Mrs Wilson
Presentation Cup If you take a pride in your books and would like to be considered for the end of year Presentation Cup, please show your teacher your best literacy book, maths book, and two other books of your choice. Each class must submit at least 1 set of books with a maximum of 4 sets. 

They are to be sent to the Board Room on Friday 20th October and will be returned to you at the start of week 2. 

More notices about Prize Giving Awards you can apply for in Wednesday's notices

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Scholastic Book ClubThe last day for bookclub is Wednesday 26th October. All orders to the library office.

Sun SafeRemember we believe in sun safety at MIS so everyone wears a hat in term 4. By Tuesday, you need to have sorted a school hat if you don't have one at the moment.  Anyone without a hat on Tuesday needs to spend their breaks on the hall veranda.

It needs to be worn each break, each day, regardless of the weather. 

House points where every student in a house has a school hat.

Tackle RugbyMr Uerata is running tackle rugby today at lunchtime. You must wear mufti to play
WAIKATO FOOTBALL ACADEMY OPPORTUNITY!The Waikato Football Academy are excited to bring their individual skills development programme to Matamata this term.  Sessions are being held at Firth Primary and open to players aged 7 - 13yrs, of all abilities and from all schools in our area.
Commences Thursday 26 October, 3.45 - 5p.m. Just turn up with your boots!  We have flyers in the school office for those who are interested.
Further enquiries to:
Winter OlympicsThere will be the following trials this week;

Girls - Wednesday lunch time
Boys - Thursday lunch time

Both - Friday afternoon block
Y7 Y7 sport -meet on the cricket pitch by 2pm. Sit quietly in pairs of equal ability so we can get underway quickly.