Wednesday 2 December 2015
Matamata Intermediate

BBQ HELP!Our PTA are taking on a very big fundraiser and require help with the BBQ (perhaps 1 hr each if we have enough people?).  The fundraiser is taking place at Bedford Park as part of Christmas in the Park.  People will be required from 4pm until all sausages sold (the night finishes at 9pm).  If you are able to help, we would really appreciate it,'many hands make light work'.  Please phone the office, 07 888 7221, with your name and phone number and our lovely PTA people will be in touch with you.  This is a big undertaking as a large number of people are expected and we would be very happy if you could spare an hour or so each.  Thank you in anticipation.
We only have 3 kind volunteers at this stage and are getting very anxious.  Could any more people spare an hour or so this Sunday, 6th December.

11:45amIsabella Bay Rm3


1:40pm JaydenBaker Rm7 and Natasha Heta-Steiner Rm 7

1:45pm LoganHill Rm5 and Maddison Holly Rm5


11:00am AlyssaDawson Rm1


1:30pm TamatiSydney Rm12

Grad danceBring your money and your invitation letter to the student reception to buy Grad dance tickets - BEFORE 9.50am each day. Thanks.
Hall FoyerThe Hall Foyer is OUT OF BOUNDS for students.

If you need to go to the music room you are to use the doors on the netball court side of the room.
House LeadersPlease return your house leader badge to R9 by Friday.
Library booksA reminder that all library books need to be in by this Friday, no exceptions.  I will send the lists out this morning dated up to Friday.
Morning TeaThere is a morning tea for the staff this morning, courtesy of Cass, the student teacher in Rm 3.
School SingingThanks everyone for singing the school song so well for our friend, Kate. She loved it. The National Anthem is sounding good too. There will  be optional singing, of waiata and the 2 formal songs, on Monday and Wednesday @ 10am, in the hall. Teachers, you are welcome to bring your class over, if you wish to join in. (Mrs C might be tempted to throw in some Christmas Carols too! )
Sick bayA reminder to all students, you are not to help yourself to ice packs out of the library sickbay.  You must first speak to Mrs McLennan who will assess your injury. If Mrs McLennan is not in her office or library please go to the student office and speak to Mrs Oldershaw or Mrs McIntosh.
TeachersIf moving class, please take your maths resource box with you.  These will be collected and checked next week.

Hire Instruments
If you have hired a school instrument to learn on this year, all instruments need to be returned to Mr Barratt by Wednesday 9th December.

If you hired an instrument through Shearers Music Works you need to make arrangements to return your instrument by Wednesday 16th December.

See Mr Barratt if you have any questions or concerns.
House LeadersPlease meet in R9 at fitness time today for an important meeting with Mr Gibbs and Mrs Stiles regarding our options for sport next week.
Jucies and MoosiesUnfortunately, there were numerous jucie and mousie packets around the school grounds Tuesday at lunch time. This means they are no longer available at the canteen. .....

We need everyone to take a pride in how we keep our grounds and put ALL rubbish in the bin.

Athletics   Well done to our school athletic team yesterday. Each athlete did their absolute best and their behaviour was excellent. Khan Todd won the Junior Boys 1500 m taking 8 seconds off his personal best time. The senior boys won the relay final in a thrilling finish beating Berkley by one 1/100th of a  second.   Athletes please bring your tracksuit tops back to Rm 10 today.
cricketers Please get $15.00 subs to Mrs McIntosh before the end of the week. Only those who have paid will be able to play on Saturday.

Makuhari 2016If you missed the meeting yesterday and are interested in either hosting a Japanese student next year or travelling to Japan in term 3, then you need to come and see Mr Gibbs at the office during morning tea.
Saxophone StudentsAll Saxophone students need to meet in the Music Suite with their instruments at 12:20 to rehearse for prizegiving.