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Ag and Pet Day 2020

On the first day of term 4 we have our annual Ag, Pet and Flower Day. We have made some changes to the program this year....

October 5, 2020

Peria Christian Education Inc

You are invited to attend the AGM of Peria Christian Education Inc, to be held at Matamata Christian School at 2.50pm on Friday 25th September 2020 (Following school assembly) THE MEETING WILL BE BRIEF If you are unable to attend the AGM please register your apologies and cast your vote on the three procedural resolutions here....

September 24, 2020

Notice of Election & AGM

An election is being held to fill four vacancies on the Peria Christian Education Inc (PCE) Board of Trustees which is known as the Proprietor Board. PCE is the Proprietor of Matamata Christian School, holds the Integration Agreement with the Crown and is the guardian of the schools Special Christian Character. PCE also owns Matamata Christian Early Learning Centres Ltd which holds the licence for and operates Tower Road Christian School. (Click below to learn more) Being a P...

August 11, 2020

Covid-19 Update June 9 2020

We are sure that you all are as happy as we are to be at Alert Level 1 from Midnight Monday 8th June. This means that everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want. Controls at the borders remain for those entering New Zealand, including health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory 14 day managed quarantine or isolation. Stay healthy - As we continue our recovery from the effects ...

June 9, 2020

Covid-19 update April 20 2020

Dear Parents and Whānau You will be aware that this afternoon the government announced its intention to lower our current Alert Level status from 4 to 3 applicable from next Tuesday the 28th. This is good news to a lot of people but I want to take this opportunity to outline what this means from the aspect of schooling: Schools are only open to those who need them. Primarily this means for those students where because of a return to work there will be no suitable adults left to look after them ...

April 20, 2020

Covid-19 update April 13 2020

Kia ora Whānau We are coming to the end of Easter and, in spite of it being a lot different to any you have experienced before, I hope it has still been a nice time with your family and connecting with God. The school holidays are about to draw to a close tomorrow and our staff have been working hard through a great deal of their holidays to make sure learning can start again online from this Wednesday the 15th. Your children’s teachers will soon be in touch with timetabling and work. We have...

April 13, 2020

Covid-19 update March 30 2020

Kia ora Whānau Today is officially the first day of the school holidays and Day 5 of our nations lockdown. I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying being close to family. For some of you this may be the first real break you’ve had in years. While it may not be the way you pictured enjoying a break, I hope you can turn this time into something good. At our house we’ve started catching up on some jobs around the place while Shafia setup a collection of family friends in my office window to...

March 30, 2020

Covid-19 update March 24 2020

Thank you to everyone who has been so generous to us at this time. We appreciate this is a difficult time for everyone and there has been no precedent before. Last night the Secretary for Education issued some clarity around changes for the school holidays. Here is what you need to know: The school holidays begin this weekend for two weeks. The holidays begin on Monday the 30th of March. This means we will be sending work for you children this week for Wednesday – Friday.The holidays finish du...

March 24, 2020

Covid-19 update March 23 2020

These are truly interesting times we find ourselves in at the moment. I know for a lot of our community, and our extended grandparent community, there is a lot of anxiety over the COVID-19 outbreak. Life has changed and the number of cases is increasing rapidly, both here and particularly in Europe. But we do not need to fear. God wants us to face moments of fear with faith and confidence Things seem a bit scary and intimidating at the moment don’t they? Entire countries closing down borders, ...

March 23, 2020

Covid-19 update March 22 2020

A diagram has been developed by Dr Siouxsie Wiles to assist you when considering symptoms.  What it tells us is:•    A dry cough and a high temperature are common to both flu and COVID-19.•    Sneezing is not a symptom of COVID-19. However if someone has COVID-19, then sneezing can spread droplets containing the virus....

March 22, 2020

Letter to families post Christchurch terror attack

Dear families  It is with a heavy heart that I write to you this morning after a weekend of tragedy that has rocked our nation. While acts of terrorism have been rife in other parts of the world it is now with huge dismay for us all that New Zealand joins the list of countries where hate has reared its face. Over the coming months and year’s we will see if our age of innocence has past and what consequences may come. It is important for each of us to remember that while the act of either ...

March 18, 2019

The Parable of the Holden Owner and the Ford Service Centre

Thank you to everyone who was a part of our recent Friends and Founders Day. We hope you had a brilliant night and really enjoyed our guest speaker, Shaun Brooker. Shaun’s message seems to have been really enjoyed by all so I have included in this edition an excerpt from his message, The Parable of the Holden Owner and the Ford Service Centre. This parable illustrated some of the key points he was making about the importance of Christian education. Here it is again for you ...

June 11, 2018

Walt Disney’s—Commitment Against the Odds

This term we continue on our core value teachings around perseverance and diligence. In the newsletter I want to tell you stories of people who have exemplified these values as an encouragement for what we can achieve in our own lives. In this edition I want to tell you a very condensed version of the incredible story of Walt Disney. As a young man, Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star Newspaper because his boss thought he lacked creativity. He went on to form...

August 7, 2017

Benjamin Carson—The Results of Diligence

This term we continue on our core value teachings around perseverance and diligence. In the newsletter I want to tell you stories of people who have exemplified these values as an encouragement for what we can achieve in our own lives. In this edition I want to tell you a very condensed version of the story of Benjamin Carson. His whole story is worth reading about and there has also been a movie created about him. In the fifth grade in the United States, Benjamin Carson thought he was one of th...

July 24, 2017

Christmas Devotions - Seventeen From the Beginning

The Gospel of John tells us that the "word" is not only the spoken word (the message from God and Jesus' teachings) but also the "Word," Jesus, the actual person of God himself in Christ, He is the living expression of God's presence with his people. Read John 1:1-18 JUST THE FACTS 1. Who was in the beginning? (v.1) 2. Whom did God send to tell about the "light"? (vv.6-8) 3. What was given through Moses? What came through Christ? (v. 17) LET'S TALK 1. What is Grace? What are so...

November 20, 2016

Christmas Devotions - Sixteen Jesus, the Son of God is Baptised

When John grew up, he travelled from place to place telling people that the Messiah was coming and that they shoud change their ways. He did this to prepare them for the Messiah.The he baptised them in the river to show that their hearts were clean. One day Jesus came to be baptised too. Read Matthew 3:13-17 JUST THE FACTS 1. What did John say to Jesus when Jesus came to be baptised? (v.14) 2. What happened when Jesus came out of the water? (v.16) 3. What did the voice from heaven say? ...

November 19, 2016

Christmas Devotion - Fifteen the visit of the Magi

Several months after Jesus was born, Magi (traditionally called wise men) came from the east to Jerusalem asking about a new king. First, they asked King Herod, who was a friend of the Roman rulers, where to find the one they were looking for. Then they traveled another five miles to the town where Jesus lived in order to find him. Read Matthew 2:1-12 JUST THE FACTS 1. Whom did the Magi say they were looking for? (v.2) 2. What was the name of the king who was disturbed when he heard of...

November 18, 2016

Christmas Devotion Fourteen - Mary and Joseph Present Jesus at the Temple

Forty days after his birth,Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem. They were obeying religious laws that Moses had given the Israelities long before. They went to dedicate their firstborn son to God and to offer sacrifices. Read Luke 2:21-40 Jesus presented in the Temple JUST THE FACTS 1. Why did Mary and Joseph go to Jerusalem? (vv. 22-24) 2. How did Msry and Joseph react to what Simeon said? (v. 33) 3. How old was Simeon and Anna waiting for? What kind of people were th...

November 17, 2016

Christmas Devotion Thirteen - The Shepherds and the Angels

Read Luke 2:8-20 JUST THE FACTS 1. Who appeared to the shepherds out in the fields? (v.9) 2. What did he say? (vv. 10-11) 3. What happended after this angel made his announcement? (v. 13) LET'S TALK 1. Why were the shepherds terrified to see the angel and "the glory of the Lord"? (v. 9) How would you feel if you were camping out and saw this phenomenon? 2. What did the shepherds do after they went to see Jesus in the manger? Why? WHY THIS MATTERS The story of Jesus' birth had to be told, and...

November 16, 2016

Christmas Devotion Twelve - The Birth of Jesus

Read Luke 2:1-7 JUST THE FACTS 1. Why did Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem? (vv. 1-3) 2. What was another name for the town of Bethlehem? (v. 4) 3. Why did Mary put the baby in the manger? (v. 7) LET'S TALK 1. Can you think of some of the prophecies that were fulfilled when Jesus was born? Look back to the previous readings if you need to. 2. Why would God want his Son to be born in such a poor and ordinary place? WHY THIS MATTERS That night in Bethlehem, God came down to earth in the fo...

November 15, 2016

Christmas Devotions Eleven - The Birth of John the Baptist

Read Luke 1:57-80 JUST THE FACTS 1. What name did the people want Elizabeth to give her son? Why? (v.59) 2. How was the baby's name finally chosen? (v.63) 3. What happened to Zechariah when he wrote down the baby's name? (v.64) LET'S TALK 1. Names were very important during Bible times. They often told what the child meant to the parents or described who he or she would become. Why did your parents give you the name you have? Discuss the names of the people in your family and what they mea...

November 14, 2016

Christmas Devotion Ten - Joseph has a Dream

Read Matthew 1:18-25 JUST THE FACTS 1. Who talked to Joseph in a dream? What did the messenger call Joseph? (v.20) 2. What did the messenger tell Joseph would happen? (v.21) 3. What was Joseph told to name the baby? (v.21) LET'S TALK 1, How do you think Joseph felt after his dream? have you ever had a dream that made you feel better about a situation? 2. Why is it important that these events took place according to the prophecy in verse 23 WHY THIS MATTERS God wanted Jesus, his own Son, to h...

November 11, 2016

Christmas Devotion Nine - An Angel Announces Jesus' Birth

Read Luke 1:26-56 JUST THE FACTS 1. What was the name of the angel who visited Mary? (v.26) 2. What was the name Mary was to give her child? (v.31) 3. What was Mary's final answer to the angel? (v.38) LET'S TALK 1.Why did Mary believe this very unusual announcement? Why did Mary visit Elizabeth? 2, What was Mary like? Why do you think God chose her to be Jesus' mother? WHY THIS MATTERS God showed that he can do the impossible - a virgin became pregnant by his Holy Spirit, and God's Son came ...

November 10, 2016

Christmas Devotions Eight - The Birth of John Foretold

Read Luke 1:5-25 JUST THE FACTS 1. Who was Zechariah? What was his wife's name? (v.5) 2. Who visited Zechariah in the temple? What was the message? (vv. 11-17) 3. What happened to Zechariah? Why? (v.20) LET'S TALK 1. Was Zechariah's inability to speak a punishment or a blessing? Explain. 2. In what way would John "go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah" (v.17)? Why did the angel compare John to the Old Testament prophet? WHY THIS MATTERS God kept the promise he had ma...

November 9, 2016

Christmas Devotions Seven - The Messiah Will Come From Bethlehem

Read Micah 5:1-5 JUST THE FACTS: 1. What town was the prophet talking about? ( v. 2) 2. What did the prophet say about this small town? ( v. 2) 3. What would this ruler be like? ( vv. 4 - 5) LET'S TALK: 1. What do you think it means that the ruler over Israel would be one "whose origins are from of old, from ancient times" (v. 2) 2. How has Jesus' greatness reached to the ends of the earth? Discuss. WHY THIS MATTERS: Christ existed long before history began. He was present at the cre...

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