Category: Ako | Learn


Today Room 11 had an opportunity to play Hungerball. It is an amazing fun game. When we were playing Hungerball we had such a good time. I’m sure everyone in Room 11 would agree. Everyone was either playing or cheering on their friends. We were playing in an Inflatable Arena.That was really an Exercise in Disguise.It also tested our Goal Skills.

Room 24 Wonder Project

Kia ora readers,

This week Matamua have been getting into their Wonder Project Rocket challenges.  Over the next 5 weeks all the senior classes will be planning, designing, and launching their very own rockets. Jack, the Room 24 ambassador talked to the class about keeping safe around our launch pad, what hazards we have to look out for, and how to problem solve when something unexpected happens. We also discussed what is going to make our rockets go high or far into the air. In this case, we are using air pressure or PSI and water as our propulsion.

After a rocky start, and with the help of a parent all the crews managed to launch their first rocket from the launch pad. Afterwards the class wrote down what they observed, what they wondered they might do differently, and how they felt about launching their first rocket. Safe to say all the students are looking forward to their next session.

Take a look at the video below to see one of our launches.

Sports & Drama Day

Kia ora readers,

We are nearly at the end of Term 1! This term has gone so fast. To celebrate, the Matamua team will have a sports and drama day on Friday 8th April. No need to bring your Chromebook on this day.

Students will rotate through different sports and a drama session, and have opportunities to put into practice our New Windsor School Values – Respectful, Responsible, Resilient, Creative, Collaborative and Confident.

Your teachers are looking forward to the day as much as the students are!


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