Coming Up

Monday 2 – Thursday 5 September

Dental Van Onsite

Tuesday 3 September

ICAS Digital Technology Testing (TBC)

Wednesday 4 September

Think-a-thon Testing

Thursday 5 September

ICAS Science Testing (TBC)

Monday 9 – Thursday 12 September

Dental Van Onsite

Monday 9 – Friday 13 September

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language week

Tuesday 10 September

Super Football

PTA Meeting – 7:30 pm in our staffroom – All welcome

Thursday 12 September

Years 1-2 at Ambury Farm

Friday 13 September

Years 1-2 at Ambury Farm

Super Football Save Day

At a glance

  • Welcome to our new families
  • Walking School Bus Competition – Hot Chocolate Winners!
  • PTA News – Think-a-thon, Junior and Middle Disco, Yummy Stickers, Summer Soccer, 2020 Fun Run, Second-hand Uniform Shop, Pie Day Fridays and Next PTA Meeting.
  • Community Notices

Principal’s Message

Kia ora tātou

Congratulations to our marimba groups for representing our school so well at the Auckland Marimba Festival on Saturday. You did us proud. Thank you to all the parents who supported this event and to Clare McCormack who makes this wonderful opportunity possible for our children and prepares them so well.

This week we will be practising our lockdown procedures. We do not talk to children about any risks other than a storm or swarm of bees because we do not want to feed fertile imaginations and create unnecessary anxiety. We ask you to do this at home too. If the school goes into lockdown you will be emailed. You are asked to stay away from school and to visit our website for updates. Our children understand what to do and have always responded appropriately and impressed the consultant who oversees the practice.

September signals Spring and the sunshine is very welcome. There are smiles aplenty at Mairangi Bay School as we enjoy this weather and look forward to longer days and warmer temperatures.

Look out for a communication from Scott Walker,  Board of Trustees Chair. It is coming to you soon, introducing the new Board that serves you.

Have a great week.

Nāku noa, nā


Bruce Warren, Principal

Kia hikaka, kia māia, kia pono te ngakau.

School Notices

Welcome to..

Our new students and their families: Daniel Hu, Olivia Lee, Martha Xu, Reina Kim, Steven Sun, Ethan Zuo and Brooke Walenkamp.

ICAS Update

Due to technical difficulties on the Australian side, we have been unable to upload our students to the ICAS website.  We are endeavouring to solve this issue.  Many other local schools are also experiencing the same problems.  If you are a parent who is expecting their child to do ICAS Digital Technologies and/or Science tests this week, the school will keep you informed via email.

Walking School Bus

Our Walking School Bus entered a competition with Auckland Transport and were lucky enough to win hot chocolate at school this morning.

Thanks AT!

PTA News

For all PTA related enquiries please email

We hope the learning is well underway with the think-a-thon questions and the sponsorship form is filling up. Remember, the children have until 2 September to learn the questions.

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.

Yummy Stickers
This is the last term for collecting Yummy stickers so keep them coming! 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.

Summer Soccer
This is a fun based, give-it-a-go league for children in years 1-5. It will be run at the school on Friday afternoons from 1 November to 13 December (times TBC but most likely 4pm-6pm). $30 per child, with all profits going to the PTA.
There are limited places so register at Please include your child’s birth date, school year and gender.

2020 Fun Run
Next year the PTA are looking at organising a colour fun run. If you are interested in being part of the planning team please email

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.

Next PTA meeting
The next PTA meeting will be held 10 September at 7:30 in the Staffroom. All are welcome.


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.


Folkestone Street Infant & Child Care in Mairangi Bay are looking for a Centre Cook. No experience required, the hours are complimentary to school hours and there is some flexibility with school holidays….perfect for a school parent! Our team are friendly and fun and enjoy being immersed in the local community. Call Miranda on 0272241810 or email