Latest Notifications

Return to Level 2 and return to school Thursday 21st October

Mon Oct 18 06:49pm

Tēnā tātou e te whānau,

Following the announcement returning Northland to level 2 on Tuesday at 11.59 pm, we will return to school on Thursday 21st of October. Please remember our Teacher Only Day Friday 22nd and the long weekend for Labour day. Buses will run on Thursday alongside the other local schools as well. For those not returning till Tuesday 26th of October, please contact the office.

Remember school uniforms and play lunch.

Level 3 announcement and Term 4 Information

Sun Oct 17 08:00am

Tēnā koutou e te whānau,

He mihi aroha ki a tātou i runga i te wā huri koaro nei.

Here are the student and whānau details for the beginning of Term 4 2021.

Northland is at level 3 until 11.59 on Monday 18th October. An announcement on Monday will determine if there will be a level change, as the MOE has instructed.

At Alert Level 3, tamariki (children) and young people should learn from home.

Our local buses have not run at Level 3 and will not run on Monday 18th.

As a result, if we change levels and return to school, schools will have 48 hours to get classes ready and staff onsite. We will confirm the date that school will start back onsite. Note that all staff are vaccinated fully or partially, and COVID-19 tested as per the MOE mandate.

If we remain at level 3, we will begin our remote learning programme again for week 1 of the term. Teachers will contact you and engage as we did during the earlier lockdown in term 3.

Contact the school or your child’s teacher by email, text or ring me directly if you need further information.

Matua Jared

Whānau Hui set for Wednesday 29 September is POSTPONED.

Wed Sep 29 08:00am

URGENT NOTICE Whānau Hui set for Wednesday 29 September is POSTPONED.

We have delayed the hui due to COVID-19 level 2 restrictions. We will send out the feedback forms online links to get whānau feedback before the holiday break. The face to face section of the hui will take place as soon as possible in Level 1.

Please let other kura whānau know.

Ngā mihi

Matua Jared

Level 2 COVID-19 Reminder

Tue Sep 21 08:45am

Tēnā tātou e te whānau,

With the news of possible COVID-19 cases at a school in Hauraki. It is an excellent time to remember the basic rules for Level 2 at our Kura. Parents and whānau may drop off children without getting out of their vehicles. If your child is sick, please keep them home and let our office know. We have two weeks left of this term.

Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou e ū ana ki ngā whakahounga hirahira i tēnei wā. Āta whakaaro mō te hāpori katoa. Kia kaha rā tātou.

Matua Jared

Level 2 update

Sat Sep 11 06:15pm

Tēnā koutou e te whānau,

Welcome back to those that returned to school on Thursday and Friday. It is lovely to have the children back. Thanks to those parents who have contacted and updated us on when your children will be back.

Level 2 reminders
Morning drop off time is 8.30 am to 8.55 am to the drop off area.
QR scan at the gate when dropping off your children.
If you stay in your vehicle, you don’t have to scan in.
Parents and whānau are not to enter the classrooms.
Email or ring the office if you need to communicate with us.
The afternoon pick up time is 2.50 pm to 3.15 pm.
Bus duty teacher will deliver your child to your vehicle at the pickup area.
Masks are not compulsory but can be worn if you choose. (Supply your mask)

We are planning a whānau hui for the last week of term. Keep the Tuesday or Wednesday of that week free.

Contact the office at admin@matauribay.school.nz for attendance.

Ngā mihi Matua Jared

Alert Level 3 Update September 3 2021

Sat Sep 04 09:15am

Update moving into Level 3. Our school will continue remote learning at home at level 3—an acknowledgement to all our Kura whānau putting the safety of others first, staying home and learning. However, our online learning and teachers are available to help students at any time. Email or text the child’s teacher or email principal@matauribay.school.nz for further information.

New hard copy packs will be delivered today.

Online safety for your children

Thu Aug 26 04:15pm

With more ākonga learning online, it’s important to stay safe.
We partnered with Network for Learning to give parents access to a free safety filter to keep students safe online. The filter blocks the worst of the web and can be applied to learning devices by following the instructions at www.switchonsafety.co.nz.


School hard copy packs and devices

Wed Aug 25 10:10am

School hard copy packs and devices delivered for August 2021 Lockdown 2.0.

A big mihi to all our kaiakō Whaea Yvonne, Mārika, Rauaroha, Trudie, Carlyn and Matua Tiare for organising the mahi in the hard packs Whaea Dannie, Margaret, Arihia and Matua Will for helping me deliver them to whānau.

Please ring, text, email, ZOOM, or Google Meet your child’s kaiakō to discuss home learning between the hours of 9.00 am to 3.00pm. We are here to help.

Remember to download the school app, check this Facebook page or check our school website: matauribay.school.nz for updated information.

Ngā manaakitanga ki a tātou i runga i tēnei wā hurikoaro. Kia ngāwari tetahi ki tetahi.

Matua Jared

23 August 2021 Lockdown Update

Mon Aug 23 07:30pm


23 August 2021 Lockdown Update

COVID-19 Support services

Sat Aug 21 02:12am


COVID-19 Support services

MOE Learning from home information

Sat Aug 21 02:08am

Tēnā koutou e te whānau, find attached the Learning from Home Link provided by the ministry of education. There are helpful resources for learning at your child’s age and stage. It also has links to Home Learning TV for those with no internet. This is an optional resource only. If the lockdown is extended we will add more class-specific mahi as we did last year. Keep safe e te whānau.


Week 1 Term 3 Newsletter 2021

Tue Jul 27 03:02pm



Parent, Teacher and student learning kōrero will be held on Thursday 29th July 3.00 pm to 6.00pm. A booking form will be posted.

Tue Jul 27 09:30am

Term Planner



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