Norm Hewitt, camping and athletics
The has partnered with Matamata Intermediate, to give one student the opportunity to write a monthly report for the paper, detailing events from the school. The November report is written by Year 8 student, Yvonne Wang.
Matamata Intermediate has had a busy first half of term four, with numerous important events taking place.
We were very privileged to have Norm Hewitt, a former All Black, visit our school. He gave us a very moving, emotional speech about domestic violence, the impact it had on his life and what someone confronted with it should do.
He was inspiring and even showed us his Dancing with the Stars winning moves.
Only a day after Norm Hewitt’s visit was athletics day. Everyone headed out to the field underneath the gazebos to enjoy a full-on day of sporting events, including shot put, discus, running races and many more.
Congratulations to the talented athletes who placed in the top places and to those selected to attend the inter-intermediate athletics day, later in the term.
Another highlight of the last few weeks has been exciting times for a number of classes, who enjoyed their annual camp.
Camps are a chance to enjoy learning in different environments and to be challenged by opportunities outside of the classroom.
On Monday, November 14, a group of students from Room One, were invited to give a presentation to the local Kiwanis Club, which is a local service club of generous people who give back to their community by helping others.
These pupils shared their progressing connection with a school in Vanuatu, which has been made possible with the support of Kiwanis.
Room one has made drawstring bags (which they filled with school stationery items) sent letters and photos of what life is like at Matamata Intermediate and have enjoyed building a friendship with a school from a different place.
Although it is half-way through term four now, we can expect the rest of the term to be even more eventful than the first half, with many important events scheduled to take place at the end of the year. The main ones are the class picnic days, the graduation dance and the end of year prizegiving.