Pupils do good deeds
Sunny skies saw Matamata Primary students head outside to pick up rubbish on Friday as part of Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week.
With both the school grounds and the adjoining public domain to cover, clusters of children were kept busy throughout the day.
As well as doing their part to clean up the town, the school showed their support for the charity for teenagers with cancer, CanTeen.
The Matamata children raised money selling bandannas and wrist bands and presented a cheque for $1200 to a CanTeen representative at a special assembly.
Principal Carolyn Osborne said participating in these kinds of projects showed students how they could contribute to the community.
Staff at Matamata’s Noble and Lee pulled on their brightest colours on Friday to show support for deaf children in New Zealand. Loud Shirt Day is the annual appeal of The Hearing House and the Southern Cochlear Implant Paediatric Programme, helping to raise funds and awareness. Keeping green: Matamata Primary students picking up rubbish as part of Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week.