Coming Up

20 September

Year 3 & 4 Showcase

21 – 22 September

Year 5 & 6 Swimming

22 September

School Disco

23 September

Elections in our School Hall

25 – 28 September

Year 5 & 6 Swimming

26 September

Super Cross Country

26 September

New Parent Meeting 9am

28 September

Super Cross Country Save Day

29 September

Radical Red Mufti Day

Last day of term 3 – School Closes at 3pm

16 October

Start of Term 4 – School opens 8:30am

 At a glance

  • Welcome to our new students
  • Mumps Outbreak
  • Student Success:
  • Music News: Performing Arts, Marimba, APPA & Ukulele
  • PTA News: School Disco

Principal’s Message

Kia ora tatou

It has been a busy term with loads of events and interesting learning happening at Mairangi Bay School. I was very proud to watch our wonderful performers on stage at Rangitoto College dancing and singing in the Mid Bays Performing Arts evening held last week. Many of our senior students enjoyed playing the Marimbas with Gerard the Marimba Mania teacher in the week before that. Our students as usual excelled themselves at the Interschool Cross Country. I am looking forward to seeing the Middle School Showcase which is on this Wednesday, as I can hear them practicing from my office every day and the singing sounds brilliant. Thank you all for working so hard and making your teachers and your parents proud, and look after yourselves in the school holidays. Sun and surf is only just around the corner!!
Ka mau te wehi!!
Mrs Curtice

School Notices

Welcome to our new students and their families

Sofia Obradovic, Keya Nair, Steve Hu and Cole Hansen.

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Cross CountryCross Country: The weather and sodden grounds provided our inter-school team with the opportunity to run in true cross country style and conditions!!! We trained hard, and on the day placed an admirable second place behind an impressively strong Campbells Bay Team. Special congratulations to Harrison Jones and Emma-Kaye Schroeder who came first overall in their year groups. Also to Sienna Shields who came 3rd overall. Awesome running indeed! Bring on the Super Cross Country and some sunnier weather in two weeks time.

Also I would like to acknowledge and thank the parents who transported our team to and from the event. I hope your cars were not too muddy……

Student News:

Cynan SpeechCastle 1Cynan Walsh: Congratulations to Cynan, who placed 3rd out of 12 schools in the year 6 cluster speech finals. Cynan’s speech topic was  ‘Why you should just be yourself’.  Congratulations Cynan!

Juniors Play Based Learning: Mr Loader has been wonderful, making some new play resources for the Juniors including this amazing castle.

Mai Shooters: Congratulations to the Mai Shooters Year 4 Flippa Ball team.  Well done – third place! It was a gripping final against Mai Shooters20170917_151733Campbells bay, final score 3 – 2 to us.  This team was new this term – to come third out of 30 teams is outstanding.  Absent from the photo and who couldn’t make the final: Rhea, Oscar and Eli. Well done Mai Shooters!

Music News

Performing Arts Group at Rangitoto College:

Marimba GroupCongratulations to the singers and dancers who performed last week in the Rangitoto Mid Bays Performing Arts Festival. Well done all. Mairangi Bay is proud of you.

IMG_4657IMG_4714IMG_4656The Senior students were lucky enough to work with Gerard Van de Geer from Australia last week on his Marimba Mania pieces. We are enjoying reviewing these in class.

Marimba Groups: are working towards performing in the Auckland Town Hall on Wednesday 8 November

APPA Choir: are working towards the APPA Choir night on Tuesday 21 November

Ukulele Club: are practicing at home and every Thursday lunchtime at school

Mrs McCormack

Music Teacher

 PTA News

Wacky Hair Funky Hats Disco:  Friday 22 September in the School Hall

Absences

Ph 09 478 8424 extn 1
Online via website
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Community Notices

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.

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Pform

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: info@theperformance.net

 

North Shore KCC EVENT REMINDER Bugs at Night, Centennial Park, Campbells Bay 6 – 8pm Friday 22 September.  What will we find when we go hunting for little creatures by torchlight? If they are hiding, we will become nature detectives, searching for likely habitat, under logs, leaf litter and in the trees of this regenerating bush. The date coincides with the beginning of the annual Great Kereru Count which we will discuss. Will we see a kereru in the park as dusk falls to record? All children must be accompanied by an adult who takes responsibility for their safety and knows where they are at all times. It could be cold, please make sure everyone is warmly dressed with raincoat, sturdy shoes / gumboots, hats and gloves. Bring a torch for each person, a pen, magnifying glass and a jar or plastic box to contain your finds while you identify them. I will be in touch with directions closer to the time. To book contact: Marilyn Gulliver at cmgulliver@clear.net.nz or 4785562

Childcare needed:  Wed/Thurs after school and days during school holidays. Please contact Jo to discuss 021516132. Car is not essential

Registrations for the new season of Junior Surf Life Saving open Monday 18 September…

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