22 & 23 August
Year 1 & 2 – Visit to Ambury Farm
23 & 24 August
Year 3 & 4 – Visit to Tip Top Factory
Year 5 & 6 – Book Performance
PTA Photography Fundraiser
PTA Planting Day (am)
Cross Country (pm)
Cross Country Save Day
Year 3 & 4 Showcase
At a glance
- Welcome to our new students
- Student Success: Congratulations to Da Yeon Lee and Charles Heathcote
- Music News: APPA Choir, Marimba Festival, Mid Bays Festival, Christmas Choir & Ukulele Club
- Enviro News: Paper 4 Trees – Native Tree Planting
- Sports News: Extra players for Touch and Basketball
- PTA News: Chocolate Fundraiser, Planting Day & Cool Rides
We are now nearly half way through the term. The Year 2 – 6 classes have been participating in Basketball sessions over the past few weeks. They have been organised by Ryan McWilliams and Chanel Pompallier from the Breakers. The children are now in training for the School Cross Country which will be held on Friday 1 September. If the weather is bad the races will be held on Monday 4 September.
It was Maths Week last week. The children had the opportunity to participate in activities that involved making estimates and solving problems involving staff members as part of this.
Last Friday the Student Council organised a “Favourite Friday” mufti day. Children could come to school dressed in their favourite clothes or as their favourite sports person or book character. $415.60 was raised for Kids Can which supports disadvantaged Kiwi kids, and to save the Maui Dolphins from extinction. Thank you to our children for their support of these two worthy causes.
This will be a very busy week for two of our teams. The Junior Team will be visiting Ambury Park and the Middles are off to the Tip Top factory. Hopefully, the weather will be fine for their trips.
Let’s hope that the weather will stay sunny for the rest of the week!
Welcome to our new students and their families
Elaina Sheng, Elissa Zou, Ayza Khan, Kit Mikulich, Barbara Mikulich and Phenyqs Kocks.
The school is required to invite parents/caregivers to view and give feedback on certain school policies.
The Students with Special Needs/ Learning Support policy is under review this term. Please follow the instructions below to access this policy in School Docs.
Visit the website http://mairangibay.schooldocs.co.nz/1893.htm
Enter the username (mairangibay) and password (Galaxy).
Follow the link to the relevant policy as listed.
Read the policy.
Click the Policy Review button at the top right-hand corner of the page.
Select the reviewer type “Parent”.
Enter your name (optional).
Submit your ratings and comments.
If you don’t have internet access, school office staff can provide you with printed copies of the policy and a review form.
Congratulations to Da Yeon Lee who came first overall in the recent North Shore International Rhythmic gymnastics competition. Well done Da Yeon!
Congratulations to Charles Heathcote. Charles swam in the Auckland Swimming Relay Championships on Saturday and came away with two gold medals.
His team beat their nearest rival by over 12 seconds in the medley relay and by 8 seconds in the freestyle relay. Well done Charles!
1. APPA Choir – combined rehearsal Wednesday 23 August 9 am. We will be travelling by bus to Ponsonby Int. and will return by lunchtime.
We are enjoying learning the songs for the APPA Music Festival in the Auckland Town Hall in November. Tickets can be ordered at the school office.
2. Marimba Festival – last couple of weeks till the wonderful Marimba Festival on Saturday 2 September. Year 5/Year 6 Marimba groups and hand chime group will be participating.
We are looking forward to sharing our ‘Songs of the Forest’ themed festival.
3. Rangitoto Mid Bays Performing Arts Festival Monday 11 September and Tuesday 12 September. We are feeling privileged to participate in this festival for the first time this year.
Many dancers and singers in the senior school have put their name forward. Please make sure Mrs McCormack has your permission slip this week.
4. Christmas Choir and Ukulele – Mairangi Bay Village for your diaries: Saturday 9 December 11 am
5. Ukulele Club Thursdays lunchtime. (Year 3-6)
Paper 4 Trees – Native Tree Planting
We have again received at least 20 native plants from the Paper 4 Trees Carbon Reduction Programme for our paper recycling efforts. Many thanks to the nursery, Te Whangai Trust, and sponsors The Lion Foundation and Bin Inn for providing these. The Enviro-group was busy planting them in our Native Tree garden at the entrance to our school last Wednesday.
Touch: Extra players needed for Year 3/4, Year 5/6 teams (Monday) and Year 1/2 team (Tuesday). Please email interest to firstname.lastname@example.org asap
Basketball: Year 5/6 players needed for Basketball team playing on Friday night at the YMCA in Northcote, if interested please contact Ryan (email@example.com)
Whitaker’s Chocolate Fundraiser: Thank you to all families who are participating in the Whitaker’s Chocolate Fundraiser. We have a few boxes left in the office if you require another box. Please make sure you return your money in a named bag or envelope to your child’s teacher. Please aim to have all money in by Thursday 31st August.
It is only through fundraising activities such as this that we are able to raise money for our Amphitheatre for the School. We wish you the best of success with the selling and thank you for your support.
Planting Day: We are making an orchard for our school! First planting day is Friday 1 September (first day of Spring)! Please come and join in!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for details/updates, or just join the PTA Facebook group.
Ph 09 478 8424 extn 1
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Notices are put in this section as a service to our community. The school does not necessarily endorse these community advertisements and you are advised to check for yourself, the reliability of providers, events, camps and courses.
Pform.nz is teaching Performing Arts classes at Pinehurst School!
Come along to build your confidence, have an enormous amount of fun brushing up on your performance skills and be involved in our Pform.nz Showcase experience!
Pinehurst School Sports Arena – Monday 5:30 – 6:30 pm – PFORM DRAMA 10-13 Years.
To book a free trial, phone 09 476 4045 email: email@example.com
Rangitoto Kindy Fair: 2 September
The Rangitoto Kindy Fair is on Saturday 2nd September and features many great stalls and activities for children and families, including auctions, raffles and tenders, a bouncy castle, food and drink stalls, lucky dips, balloons, face painting, a fire engine, pony rides etc. Come along and enjoy the fun!
Rangitoto Kindergarten 2 A Hythe Terrace, Mairangi Bay. Ph 09 478 3355