Athletics Day 2015

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2015 Athletics Day was a great success last Friday with beautiful weather, great sportsmanship, lots of fun and some excellent results. Well done to everyone who participated and a big thank you to Ms Knottenbolt for her organisation of the day and to all staff, students and parents who assisted and supported. Congratulations to all girls and especially to Wakefield House who were the overall winners on the day!

What is ‘special character’?

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It is not unusual for people to wonder what makes St Matthew’s Collegiate School a very special place. What is it about our school that makes us different from the vast majority of other secondary schools in New Zealand?  The most obvious answer to that question is, St Matthew’s Collegiate is a school of ‘Special Anglican Character’. But what does that mean, and why is that important?This booklet, ‘Understanding the ‘Special Character’ of an Anglican School’, answers those questions. It gives a clear idea of the benefits to your daughter of being encouraged to engage with Biblical text, Anglican tradition, and her own spirituality. I hope it will allow you, as parents, to support and encourage your daughter to engage deeply with all that is offered at St Matthew’s Collegiate School.
Blessings, Lesley Mouat, Chaplain

2015 New School Year!

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Information for the new school year:

Term 1 2015 Commences: Sunday 1 February (boarders) or Monday 2 February (day students)

Stationery Lists for 2015 will be available on the website soon

Contacts during the holiday period:
The school office is closed from Monday 22 December 2014 until Monday 26 January 2015 but contact during the holiday period can be directed to Alison Penn – Assistant Principal on or Karen Lapslie – Dean of Boarding on (for Boarding House queries)

New Starters 2015 – you will have received forms in the post. These need to be completed and returned to the school prior to the commencement of Term 1 please.

Tennis Cancelled Today

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The weather is not very nice at school this morning and is not set to improve so we have made an early call to cancel all tennis at St Matt’s today due to the weather today. Let’s hope summer returns soon….

Senior Development Netball Squad to the Gold Coast

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Exciting News!

St Matthew’s will be sending a Senior Development Netball Squad to the Gold Coast Netball Carnival in Queensland next July 4-13 2015.
This is open to students who will be in Y12/13 next year and who intend to play netball for SMS next season. A trial will be held in the Gym THIS SUNDAY 2 November, 7-9pm. A willingness to participate in fundraising is essential. Please see Mrs Schaefer or Mrs Penn to sign up.

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