Coming Up

Wednesday 19 February

Water Safety at AUT Millennium for Years 5 & 6

Friday 21 February

Whole School Assembly – 2:15 PM in our school hall. Please note new time!

Tuesday 25 February

PTA Meeting – 7:30 PM in our staffroom. All welcome

Wednesday 26 February

Board Meeting – 7:30 pm in our staffroom

Monday 2 March

Positive Puberty Parent Meeting 6:30 pm

At a glance

  • Welcome to our new students and their families
  • School Calendar and Teacher Only Days (school closed)
  • Social media and photos
  • Music News – Extension Music Groups and Marimba Festival
  • PTA News – Obstacle Fun Run, Second-hand uniform shop, Next PTA meeting and AGM
  • Community Notices

Principal’s Message

Tēnā koutou

We are off to a good start. There is a good vibe. Classroom programmes are up and running. There are lots of smiling faces.

It is good to see the children who were in voluntary isolation (Coronavirus ) returning and we thank their parents for making our community’s safety the priority. 

We welcome back our Te Reo kaiako Maranui Davis who starts this week and it was exciting to see the Year 5-6 Garden to Table programme swing into operation last Thursday. 

Thank you to the 100+ people who have responded to the Meet the Teacher Survey. (emailed last week). You haven’t yet? It is not too late. It will be open for another 3-4 days. 

The first Educafe session is on Friday 28 February at 9 am -9.30am. This is an opportunity for anyone who wants to talk about school/education matters with me. You are welcome to drop in.

Ngā mihi

Bruce Warren, Principal

Kia hikaka, kia maia, kia pono te ngakau.

School Notices

Welcome to our new students and their families

Sofia Mongiovi, Amy Chen, Yinuo Jiang, Daniel Kim, Leo Kim, Xinbao Guan, Kevin Li, Yixuan Wang, Yibo Wang, Daehyeon Kim and Doyeon Kim.

School Calendar and Teacher Only Days (school closed)

If you like to plan well ahead please note that the school will be closed for two days this year. They are both Fridays to make it easier for those who can take a long weekend. The Board has approved two teacher only days in 2020, as per the requirements of the Collective Agreement 2019,  viz.. 29 May and 21 August to align with the local Kahui Ako schools (Rangitoto College and Murrays Bay Intermediate) so that parents can effectively manage child care. Also, note that the ANZAC Day holiday Monday 27 April so Term 2 starts on Tuesday 28 April.  You can check school events at any time on our website.

Social media and photos

Several schools have reported issues with some parents who post photos of other people’s kids. It is timely to remind our community that photos of other people’s children should not be posted unless you have sought and received permission from the parents. 

Music News

Music has started again at MBS with Junior classes last week and Middle classes this week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Senior classes will follow next week.

Extension music groups – Year 5-6 have the opportunity to join these groups: APPA Choir, Marimba, Hand chime and Ukulele Club.
These are held on Thursdays and a message will go in the daily notices when these groups will start.
Year 3-4 have the opportunity to join the Ukulele Club starting in March which are held on Thursdays at lunchtime.

Marimba Festival group forms are due on Wednesday 19 February. Please leave at the school office or with Mrs McCormack.

Happy Music Making
Clare McCormack

PTA News

For all PTA related enquiries please email

Obstacle Fun Run
Save the date for the school obstacle fun run on Saturday 28 March – more details to follow shortly about this exciting event and fundraiser so keep an eye out in school and no the noticeboards. If you are keen to be part of the organising team please email

Second-hand uniform shop
Hours for 2020: Mondays 3 pm. All items $5 or $10 via cash or bank transfer.

Next PTA meeting and AGM
The next PTA meeting will be held Tuesday 25 February at 7:30 in the Staffroom. The AGM will be held immediately before at 7 pm. 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.

Does anyone want a projector and/or pull down screen. Please contact

Chinese classes for non-Chinese held at school (Friday / 3: 15-4: 15 pm) currently have 3 places. This class is aimed at KIWI students who speak zero Chinese and come from a non-Chinese cultural background.
Feel free to contact Abby for details
Phone: 0276252588

PForm Dance & Drama Classes in Browns Bay

Mid-Bays Music School 2020 at Murrays Bay Intermediate School – Enrolments are still open!

Our highly qualified tutors make learning music relevant and enjoyable. Any enquiries, please email Meryann Kim:

Cost: Music tuition for $150 – $250 for the whole year. (This does NOT include the instrument hire)

When: Weekdays after school or Saturday mornings

Instruments offered: Saxophone, Drums, Bass, Guitar, Ukulele, Saxophone, Clarinet, Keyboard, Trumpet, Trombone, Recorder, Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello

Group lessons open to 6-12 year olds but there are age requirements for some instruments. Please check our website for more information.

Enrolments will be through Kindo so make sure you have an account. Any troubleshooting solutions will be online at Spaces are limited so get in quick!