Coming Up

Note that some events may be postponed or cancelled (check Covid-19 updates)

Wednesday 27 May

Board of Trustees Meeting.  7:30 pm in our staffroom

Monday 1 June

Queens Birthday Holiday – School Closed!

At a glance

  • Welcome to our new students and their families
  • New shade canopy approved
  • School charter and values
  • Ex MBS teacher, Deb Wastney..author.

Principal’s Message

Hello everyone

It is wonderful to have our kids back at school. We have only 6% still learning at home and more returning to school each day.

I welcome our new families.

Our school’s strategic plan includes a commitment to improved outdoor learning environments including shade areas. The Board and the Ministry of Education have approved an impressive new shade structure for our school.  It will be a significant asset providing shelter from rain and sun for a wide range of activities throughout the school day. It will be between the double-storey classroom block and the blue artificial court. This project is made possible by special funding from the government. We will let you know when it will be erected.

I am available to have a chat over coffee with anyone who would like to talk about how we might further improve our school. The next ‘EduCafe’ session will be scheduled when we move to Alert Level 1.  In the meantime, just call me or see me at the gate.

Enjoy the long weekend ahead.

Ngā mihi

Bruce Warren, Principal

Kia hikaka, kia maia, kia pono te ngakau.

School Notices

Welcome to our new students

Felix Zhang, Serena Padilla, Ethan Cao, Esther Hong, Claire Huang, Gabriel Crivelli, Richard Ma, Meelah Hall, Trina Meyer, Mastell Joseph-Matapo, Kriti Sharma, YihanXi Yang, Lake Kelly, Gus Coughlan, Uha Kim and Jessica Lin.

Consultation about Our School’s Charter and Strategic Plan

Our Board asked everyone to provide input via the annual survey sent towards the end of the year.  The feedback was very positive. After further consultation with iwi, we see the need to review our values to strengthen respect and kindness, manaakitanga.  This will be included in the review process for School-Wide Positive Behaviour for Learning. (More on that later)  This is The 2020 Charter 

Deb Wastney..author

Deb Wastney taught here for several years before returning to her family in Nelson. She is now an author of children’s books and we are keen to help her get established and, of course, to promote reading. Sales of her first book also benefit the SPCA. You can see a copy in our school library. More information and how to order a copy  : Micky Finds a Pet Human. They are $20 each.

PTA News

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

Second -Hand Uniform – Thank you for all the support of the PTA second-hand uniform shop.
Due to demand there are only jumpers available at the moment and we will advise when we have more stock.
If you have any good quality uniform items at home that are no longer needed, please consider donating these to the PTA. We have a box at the front of the school office where these items can be left.
For further information regarding second-hand uniform, please only email mbspta@gmail.com.  Any emails sent to school will be forwarded to us. Please note we will respond as fast as we can, but emails are not monitored daily.

Yummy Stickers – Don’t forget to keep collecting the lovely Yummy stickers, you can find the printable forms at the end of all our PTA Termly Newsletters found on school website. https://www.mairangibay.school.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/ptanewsletterterm12020-1.pdf or if you don’t have a printer any paper will do and pop them in the PTA box in the school office.

Entertainment Books  – The new entertainment book is available now.  It is available as an app filled with 100’s of discounts for lots of meals, activities and much more. Click on the link to have a look and order yours now. Cost $70, of which the school receives $14.00
https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/987×92?fbclid=IwAR2wqd_3HOiE_UkMf3LIpFe6AfeO1vRGQylm7gV9UPTfe98YNdpyY9Em3To

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.