Coming Up

Monday 19 – Friday 23 August

Year 6 – MBIS Enrolment Week

Tuesday 20 August

Year 2 Swimming at Albany Stadium Pools

Wednesday 21 August

Board of Trustees Meeting – 7:30 pm

Thursday 22 August

Year 2 Swimming at Albany Stadium Pools

Student-led conferences will be held from  3:20 pm – 7 pm

Friday 23 August

Super Hockey Tournament

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

Thursday 29 August

Rippa Rugby Tournament

Monday 2 – Thursday 5 September

Dental Van on site

Tuesday 3 September

Rippa Rugby Save Day

At a glance

  • Welcome to our new families
  • MBIS enrolment week
  • Student-led conferences
  • Year 6 leaving ceremony 17 December 6pm.
  • Message from the dental team
  • Student success
  • Sports News – Touch Rugby registrations are now closed
  • PTA News – Bingo night, School disco, Think-a-thon, Yummy stickers, Second-hand uniform shop opening hours and Jesters Pie Day Friday
  • Community Notices

Principal’s Message

Hello everyone

The PTA Bingo night was a great success. Thank you to our organisers and to all of you who supported the event by turning up and making it such a fun event.

We look forward to the student-led conferences this week when each of our children has the opportunity to talk to you in their classroom about their learning. This is not easy for all children and certainly something that improves with practice.  We believe that it is important for children to be able to explain what they are learning. Thank you for supporting your child in this endeavour.  Do ask your child’s teacher if you have any questions about the process.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the school vision; the concepts, the wording and the graphics. The visuals are now up on our website.  We continue to make the vision and values real each day at Mairangi Bay School.  Your child can show you the actions for Kia hikaka, kia māia, kia pono te ngakau./ Be motivated, be brave, be sincere.

Nāku noa, nā Bruce

Bruce Warren, Principal.


Kia hikaka, kia māia, kia pono te ngakau.

School Notices

Welcome to..

Our new students and their families: Eva Stuart-Aonga, Liya Suo and Leen Elhaj.

Our volunteer teacher aide, Emily Ellaway, who will be helping in our junior classes for the next few weeks.

MBIS Enrolment Week for Year 6’s

Students who will be attending Murrays Bay Intermediate School in 2020, both in zone or out of zone, will need to attend the enrolment interviews this week in the MBIS school library.

Student-led Conferences

Student-led conferences will be held on Thursday 22nd August from 3:20 pm – 7 pm.

Bookings are open – Please go to  Click ‘Make a Booking’ and use the event code: gu63s

Year 6 Leaving Ceremony

For those who like to plan well ahead. We have fixed the date. The Year 6 Leaving Ceremony (formerly called Graduation) is Tuesday 17 December 6 pm. Note that a couple of parents emailed that our original intention to have this ceremony in school time would make it difficult for some parents to attend and we agree. The ceremony will be 6-7 pm followed by a fun onsite event just for Year 6 students and their parents. More details to follow.

Message from Auckland Regional Dental Service

To All Parents –The Mobile Dental Van will be visiting your School this term to examine children who are due to be seen.  If you wish to discuss further, please ring your local Dental Clinic (Forrest Hill Clinic) on: (09) 410 7361
If you wish to check the school’s schedule to be visited this term go to the ARDS website

Student Success

Congratulations to Harrison Jones, who received a number of awards for game fishing last week.

One award was for the striped marlin he caught in January (105 kg) – which was the first marlin of the season for the Warkworth Game Fishing Club. He broke a club record for Small Fry (9 years and under), won the Champion Small Fry Anglet Award and won the Memorial Trophy for most meritorious catch.  Congratulations Harrison!

Sports News

Touch registrations are now closed.  We will send out a message to parents if we require more children for teams.

Ryan McWilliams
Sports coordinator

PTA News

For all PTA related enquiries please email

Bingo Night
A huge thank you to all who donated, time and/or prizes, and to those who attended our inaugural BINGO night and helped make it the success it was! If you haven’t already, check out our awesome sponsors on the PTA noticeboard.

Junior and Middle Disco
Make a note on the calendar, the Junior and Middle school disco is scheduled for 20 September. More details, including theme to follow.

Our annual think-a-thon : Questions and sponsorship forms have been sent home. .

Yummy Stickers
Keep collecting those Yummy stickers, sticker sheets are attached to the PTA Newsletter and you can leave them in the PTA box in the office. Don’t worry if they are not all filled out.

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.

Minutes from the meeting last Tuesday can be found on the school website under PTA minutes.

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.

Castor Bay Tennis Club:  15 Midway Avenue, Castor Bay, are promoting LOVE TENNIS

We have a FREE, fun two days on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September from 1 pm to 4 pm. For every person that visits our club they will receive a free snack Pizza voucher donated by Hell Pizzas. There will be a BBQ, prizes, giveaways and fun games to try. Racquets are supplied for the Tennis activities if you would like to have a go.

Auckland Girls Choir Audition invite:

The Auckland Girls’ Choir (“Choir”) would like to extend an invitation to girls from Mairangi Bay School school to audition for our 2020 intake.

The first round of auditions for our 2020 intake are:

· Saturday, September 14, 9 am to 4 pm

· Saturday, September 21, 1 pm to 4 pm

· Saturday, September 28, 9 am to 12.30 pm

We warmly welcome girls from your school interested in becoming a member of The Auckland Girls’ Choir to apply to audition.


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