Coming Up

Monday 24 June

Parent interview bookings open

Year 5 Speech Finals

Tuesday 25 June

Year 6 Speech Finals

Year 5-6 Perform Education

Wednesday 26 June

Board of Trustees Meeting 7:30 pm

Friday 28 June

EduCafe: Chat with Bruce 9 am

Whole school Assembly – 1:40 pm in our school hall – All welcome

Tuesday 2 July

New parent meeting – 9 am in our staffroom

Wednesday 3 July

Parent Interviews

Thursday 4 July

Rippa Tournament 2

Parent Interviews

Friday 5 July

Whole School Assembly to farewell Mr Dean – 2 pm in our school hall – All welcome

Term 2 Ends at 3 pm – School closed until Monday 22 July

At a glance

  • Welcome to our new families
  • Declaration of parent and staff election results
  • Parent Interviews – Now live
  • Policies – User name and password
  • Mid Year Reports – Available via @school app
  • Parent Information Evening with Lynley Forde
  • Did you know? Sickness at school and sKids holiday programme
  • PTA News – Second-hand uniform shop opening hours and Jesters Pie Day Friday
  • Community Notices

Principal’s Message

Kia ora tātou

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of our Book Week. Last week was crammed full of fun activities designed to celebrate reading and literature. The children were really excited for the book character parade on Friday and especially at the sight of staff members transformed in costume. Special thanks to our librarian Louise Hopkins who organised this fun week.

Congratulations to the newly elected members of our Board of Trustees. Anna Rajaratnam, Lucy Tagg and Kiri Wilson-Cudby are the new community representatives and John Fowler is the staff rep. Special thanks are due to Mike Ullrich, Ken Davies, Chris Williams, Steph Chapman and Stuart Dean who finish their tenures. Scott Walker (chair) and Robert Saunders are midway through their term on the board.

I look forward to seeing parents attending mid year interviews. Remember to follow the instructions sent to you so you can access the brief midyear report which informs the discussion you have with the classroom teacher. The third part of the reporting format comes next term when we invite you to the classroom to hear your child talk to you about his/her learning, the student-led conferences.

A reminder that you have been invited to the assembly on the last day of term, Friday 5 July at 2 pm to farewell Stuart Dean. He has taught at Mairangi Bay School for ten years and ends a long and dedicated teaching career. Ex-students are also most welcome.

There will be the usual end of term while school assembly to include the presentation of speech and cross country cup and the final student leader badges on Wednesday 3 July at 1.40pm All welcome.

I am again available at 9 am on Friday for an EduCafe session. You are welcome to pop in for a chat and coffee.

This is the last newsletter for this winter term. I wish everyone an enjoyable two-week break.

Yours sincerely
Bruce

 

Bruce Warren, Principal

Kia hikaka, kia māia, kia pono te ngakau.

School Notices

Welcome to..

Our new students: Mac Quincey, Alice Caldwell, Kate Caldwell, Lizzy Chen, Tyler Loch and their families. We also welcome back Simon and Patrick Tagg from their travels.

Declaration of Parent and staff election results

Parent Representative votes:

Cheong, Hyoseon 41

Li, Ting 88

Pope, Vanessa 74

Quincey, Shaun 4

Rajaratnam, Anna 107

Sun, Yongxing 67

Tagg, Lucy 103

Wilson-cudby, Kiri 111

Invalid votes 14

I hereby declare the following duly elected: Anna Rajaratnam, Lucy Tagg and Kiri Wilson-Cudby

Staff representative votes:

Fowler, John 20

Land, Nicolette 10

Loader, Paul 6

Invalid votes 2

I hereby declare the following duly elected: John Fowler

Holly Fang
Returning Officer

Parent Interviews

Parent Interviews are now live.  To make a booking with your child’s teacher, please visit www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and use the event code b43fp.

Policies

Periodically we remind you that all school policies are available online. This includes the complaints process.

1. Go to www.schooldocs.co.nz

2. Click Search for your school

3. Start typing the school’s name and then select it from the dropdown list

4. Enter the community username and password mairangibay / Galaxy

Mid Year Reports

Mid-year reports will be available online. This will require you to access the parent portal through the school app. We will be emailing you information about this soon.

Parent Information Evening

Thank you to those parents that attended a presentation from Lynley Forde on How to support your child to be a successful, resilient learner. Lynley talked about “Shifting our focus from what’s wrong with us to what’s right with us and knowing and using our strengths helps us to thrive and flourish. For our children, it helps them to answer the key question; “who am I?”. Our strengths include the skills, abilities, aspects of our character and also the resources around us. We can use these in practical ways to help our children deal with the inevitable challenges that life brings and develop a solid sense of confidence and capability that can protect them throughout their lives. The first step for parents and family is to “tune in” to your child’s strengths and let them know you see their strengths and that they are capable of solving their own challenges”.

Parents can take a character strengths survey and find out more at this web address. http://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths-Survey

Contact Lynley Forde 2flourish (02102202091 www.2flourish.nz) for more information about the 2flourish process for supporting children and families.

Did you know?

Sickness

Sending your child to school sick is not on. Children and teachers are affected when children come to school unwell. We have a hard time finding suitable relievers when teachers are away sick. Thank you to all of you who keep your children home when they are unwell. This is really appreciated.

Holiday Programme at sKids

Believe it or not, it is now two weeks until the kids are off for their next holidays. With that in mind, it is our great pleasure to release our upcoming July holiday programme. Attached is a copy of what we have planned for the kids and it is now bookable online.

Holiday-Programme-Flyer-Mairangi-Bay.pdf

We will be doing three high energy trips these holidays, including Jump, Extreme Entertainment and Inflatable World, plus chilling out with a trip to the Movies. Due to popular demand, we will also be bringing back Hungerball for a special visit towards the end of the holidays.

As if that isn’t enough, we’ve also managed to squeeze in a Superheros dress-up day, Bike and Scooter day, Creative Kids, Multi Sports and even a Onesie Party!

It’s going to be a great programme, so jump online now to secure your booking.

As always, there are plenty of booking options to suit your needs, including full day (7 am-6 pm), School day (8.30 am-3 pm) as well as half day options, either morning or afternoon. This time around we also have a special discount price for full week bookings, so be sure to look for that when booking. To book, please head to www.skids.co.nz and hit the Parent Login button to take you to our online bookings system.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop us a line or pop into the programme to chat with our friendly team.

Kind Regards
The sKids Mairangi team

PTA News

For all PTA related enquiries please email mbspta@gmail.com

Second-hand uniform shop
Hours for 2019: Mondays 3 pm. All items $5 or $10 via cash or bank transfer.

Pie Day Fridays

Reminder – Friday is ‘Jesters pie day’, for every pie ordered the school will receive $2 back. Simply order through your Kindo account, you will see a new tab for Jesters Pies. You can order anytime this week up until 2 pm Thursday. The hot pies will be delivered to your child’s classroom Friday lunchtime. All proceeds will go to the PTA.

Absences

Ph 09 478 8424 extn 1 Online via website

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.

Visual Arts at Rangitoto College

Under the Sea Art Workshop – Information for Parents

Rangitoto College – Red Cross Pop-Up Book Fair

105 for Police non-emergencies

You may have seen that the Police have introduced a new number for non-emergencies – 105 (usually pronounced ‘ten five’). Whereas 111 takes you to Police, Fire and Ambulance, 105 will only connect you to Police. The key message about when to use this number is that if it’s happening now or just happened and there’s a threat to life or property, call 111; if it’s already happened and there’s no immediate danger, call 105. The Police website provides more information.