Wednesday 28 November – Sunday 2 December
NZ Flower and Garden Show
Thursday 29 November
Interschool Athletics 9.45 am -2.15pm Sovereign Stadium
Friday 30 November
Years 3-6 Shrek Performance
Assembly 1:40 pm in the hall – All welcome!
Monday 3 December
EPro8 Semi-final – Glenfield Intermediate
Tuesday 4 December
Senior Service Awards – In the hall 11 am
Wednesday 5 December
Years 5 & 6 – Fun Athletics Day
Thursday 6 December
Parent Helpers Morning Tea 10:30 am in the school hall
Friday 7 December
Years 5 & 6 – Fun Athletics Save Day
Year 6 Graduation party (parent organised event)
Tuesday 11 December
Prize giving (Year 5–6) in the hall 1:30 pm
At a glance
- Welcome to our new students
- NZ Flower & Garden Show – Mairangi Bay School is entering in the Garden to Table school gardens. For more details on tickets go to www.nzflowergardenshow.co.nz
- School library book returns – Deadline Friday 30 November
- Student Achievements – ICAS success
- Shrek performance – Featuring some MBS students
- Music News – Carols by candlelight
- Enviro News – Strawberry patch with Palmers Garden Centre
- Sports News – End of year games and Equipment returns
- PTA News – Second-hand uniform shop
Kia ora tatou
Our children were proud to host hundreds of grandparents and friends on Friday: our student leaders met our important guests at the school gates; our fabulous PTA team provided refreshments; our children enjoyed having lunch with these important people in their lives; our performance groups entertained; our garden to table plant stall did excellent business; and the real highlight for our children was the time that they could spend with their grandparents and friends in classrooms. We thank everyone involved for a most successful day.
We congratulate our APPA Festival choir for an outstanding performance in the Auckland Town Hall last Wednesday evening. Our Marimba group did us proud as the stand out instrumental group on a programme delivered the week before.
Mairangi Bay School is the only school on the North Shore that has an entry accepted in the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show. The team that has put this together with our children has done a magnificent job. It opens this week and we do recommend that you get along to see the fruits of their labour.
Congratulations to all our ICAS students who achieved distinction and particularly Tony Seo for his high distinction award.
On Friday Year 3 to 6 students will venture into the city to attend Shrek. This is particularly exciting because we have a number of our students and some ex- students who are involved in this production.
As advised earlier, from the start of next year, Skids will be running our before and after school service. The transition is underway and Skids will be providing information to parents.
We thank everyone who has been involved in the creation of a new vision for our school. This has now been signed off by the Board of Trustees and information will be sent to you soon.
Next year our school curriculum inquiry is identity. The area between the administration building and the hall has been prepared for development in keeping with this theme. Watch this space.
Congratulations to Room 7 teacher, Lucy Gavin, who got married at the weekend and is now Mrs Buttimore. We wish her and Calvin all the best for their future together.
At the end of term, we say goodbye to Annette Haywood. Annette has a long association with the school and has contributed in a number of ways including as a Board of Trustees and PTA member when her children attended here and, after that, a teacher aide and ESOL teacher. She is looking forward to some leisure time to be creative and to travel. The final assembly will be an opportunity for us all to say goodbye to Annette and to Kathryn Hohaia, Deb Wastney and our Mandarin teacher Summer.
Diane Kruyen and Jody Kukard are well known to us and we are excited to have them join our teaching team in a full-time capacity next year. Claire Curtice will return in a part-time capacity to teach ESOL.
Regards, Bruce Warren
Welcome to our new students
School Library Book Returns
The students have had a wonderful year exploring the library and taking books home to read. As we near the end of the school year, it is now time to collect and return all the school library books ready for stock-take.
The deadline for returning Library books is this coming Friday – 30th November!
Students who have outstanding library books will be issued out a recall notice this week and after 30th November if these books have not been returned a replacement cost letter will be sent home. These outstanding books will need to be paid to the office before the end of term.
Mrs Hopkins – Library Administration & Resources
We would like to acknowledge the achievements of the following students who have performed brilliantly in their ICAS exams this year. Over 1 million students sit ICAS tests each year across New Zealand, Australia and Asia. Students that earn Distinctions are in the top 10% while students who earn High Distinction are in the top 1% of those tested.
In science, distinctions were earned by: Hamish McLean, Max Mitchell, Leo Wang, Edmond Jia and Hunter Davies. In Maths, distinctions were earned by:Gabriel Lin, Lucy Martin, Hamish McLean, Cael Sia, Emily Wang, Davin Yuan, Eric Zhu and Hunter Davies. In English, distinctions were earned by: Poppy Glasgow, Lucy Martin, Ciara Quann, Leo Wang, Davin Yuan and Hunter Davies.
High Distinctions were earned in Science and Maths by Tony Leo. Congratulations to all these students.
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” Thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty Princess who resists her rescue. Throw in the vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Featuring 12 current MBS students as Fairytale Creatures and Rats in the ensemble with supporting lead roles featuring Year 6 students: Matilda Adams (Young Fiona) and Nora Wright (the Bishop).
Shows are November 30th-December 2nd and tickets can be purchased online only, here: https://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/nytc-presents-shrek-the-musical-auckland-new-zealand-02-12-2018/event/24005531870F1131?artistid=2157055&majorcatid=10003&minorcatid=23
Current Student Roles:
Nora Wright, year 6- The Bishop, Tinker Bell, Rat
Henry Wright, year 4 – #3 of Clubs Playing Card
Matilda Adams, year 6 – Young Fiona, Fairytale Creature, Rat
Sebastian Adams, year 4 – Wizard
Jake Holland, year 4 – #3 of Hearts Playing Card
Jennifer Holland, year 6 – Blue Fairy, Rat
Lachie Merriman, year 6 – Striped Fairytale Creature, Rat
Rosie Gladding, year 1 – Moana
Helena Ferraro, year 6 – Maroon Fairy, Rat
Libby Cleaver, year 6 – Blue FairyTale Creature, Rat
Sienna Handisides, year 4 – unicorn
Matthew Blair, year 4 – wizard
Holly Saunders: Little Red Riding Hood, Rat
Toby Gladding: Knight
Mairangi Bay Business Association is having a community event on Wednesday 12 December 6pm
Venue: Mairangi Bay community playground
School and community groups performing and group Carol singing.
Bring your picnic dinner and rugs and join us.
Year 4 Envirogroup Strawberry Patch
A huge thank you to Micah and Shelly from Palmers Garden Centre who helped us plant a strawberry patch next to the insect garden on the bank last week. Palmers supplied us with the strawberries, straw and strawberry food too. Let’s hope we can get to taste some of the delicious strawberries soon!
Best of luck to our touch and basketball teams that finish up their season in the next few weeks.
Please could I have all the sports gear that has been loaned out during the year brought back to the school office when your season has finished? Touch, Netball, Basketball gear that you may have.
For all PTA related enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph 09 478 8424 extn 1
Online via website
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Community Music Classes
Ukulele in the Bays – UkuBays – classes for teens and adults – Tuesday
Bays Marimba – once a month – marimba lessons for Intermediate age and older
Mid-Bays Music school 2019 enrolments open on 1st of December!
The highly qualified tutors make learning relevant and enjoyable.
Any enquiries email Eunice Park email@example.com
Music tuition for $150 – $250 for the whole year. (This does NOT include the instrument hire)
When: After school or Saturday mornings.
Where: Murrays Bay Intermediate School.
Start date: classes start Saturday 9th Feb 2019
Group lessons open to 6-12-year-olds – there are age requirements for some instruments. The cost is $150 – $250 for the year.
Instruments offered: Drums, Guitar, Ukelele, Saxophone, Clarinet, Keyboard, Trumpet, Recorder, Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, Saxophone, Trombone, Bass Guitar
Enrolments are open online at www.mbmusic.org for 2019 and you must have a Kindo account. Spaces are limited and some of our instruments have sold out within the first 48 hours! So get in quick!
10th Japanese Kids’ Festival 2019 – Saturday 19 January 2019, 11AM -4PM – Milford Primary School – Food, Japanese drum performance, shamisen performance, work shop, games etc