Coming Up

Friday 12 June

SPCA Mufti Day: Gold coin donation

Wednesday 17 June

Year 6 Speech Contest

Thursday 25 June

Student Learning Conferences 3.20-7pm

At a glance

  • Welcome to our new students and their families
  • Alert level 2 to Level 1
  • Farewell Assembly for Mrs Smail
  • Student Lead Conferences and Midyear Reports
  • Pickup at 3 pm
  • Mufti Day Friday..SPCA
  • Thank you Breakers
  • Art resources needed
  • Music News
  • PTA News

Principal’s Message

Kia ora tatou

I have reluctantly accepted Jeanette Smail’s resignation. Jeanette has taught in a number of schools and she has been with us for the last 16 years. She has made a significant contribution to our school leadership always going the extra mile for her students and colleagues. She leaves us at the end of term to enjoy a well-deserved retirement. She will be missed. You are invited to her farewell assembly. See School Notices. 

We welcome Amanda Drabble who returns to Aotearoa from teaching overseas. Amanda comes highly recommended and we are delighted to have her join our team. She will be teaching Year 1 Room 12.

It was fabulous to see the EPro8 hands-on problem-solving sessions for our Year 5-6 students last week. Budding engineers came to the fore and it was inspiring to see the levels of collaboration right across the year levels.

Our team is reviewing what has been learned during the Covid-19 pandemic to inform our practice. More information to follow.

Ngā mihi

Bruce Warren, Principal

Kia hikaka, kia maia, kia pono te ngakau.

School Notices

Welcome to our new students and their families

Joy Zhang, Eric Liu, Jessica Lin, Analise Yii and Jorja Salsone.

Alert level 2 to Level 1

Thank you everyone for respecting our Alert Level 2 protocols. Our plan is working well. Thank you for keeping your children home when they are unwell. For children’s health, the best information source is the Ministry of Health website. Early detection of any illness is important. You can call Healthline 0800 611 116 any time you suspect symptoms of any condition but are not sure what to do.

As soon as we know we can move to Level 1, we will email you and we can then get closer to what used to be the ‘old normal’. In the meantime please continue to stay out of classrooms unless it is really necessary and don’t linger after school. The playground is still closed after school. All 9-3 visitors must report to the office.

Farewell Assembly for Mrs Smail

You are invited to a special assembly for our DP Jeanette Smail. This will be our opportunity for children and parents to say thank you to this dedicated educator. The assembly will be on Wednesday 1 July at 2 pm.

Student Learning Conferences and Midyear Reports

The Covid-19 disruption has necessitated the postponement of mid-year reporting until early next term. ie a report and an interview. We will however have Student Learning  Conferences this term. Please mark Thursday 25 June in your calendar. Online bookings open next Monday. We will send you the code and more information then.

Pickup at 3 pm

Thank you to our parents who keep driveways clear when queuing in Galaxy Drive. Occasionally, we have neighbours complaining that their access is blocked. We ask you to always choose safety over convenience.

It would be helpful if you reinforced the message at home that we are giving at school. “If you are being picked up at 3 pm, move quickly from your classroom to the waiting area so parents are not kept waiting.”

Mufti Day Friday..SPCA

An ex-student Caitlin Edwards is organising a Mufti Day for our school for this coming Friday. Gold coin donations support the SPCA.

Thank you Breakers

We would like to say thank you to Matt Walsh, the Breakers owner, for his generosity. Matt has donated 50 balls to Mairangi Bay School. Thanks, Matt! They are a great hit with the kids.

Wanted – Art Resources

We are in need of some art resources.  Does anyone have access to any of the following, that could be gifted to the school, please?
  • offcuts of card
  • wool
  • paper
  • paints
Please email Jan Westerkamp if you can help  Thank you!

Music News

1. Marimba Group is going strong and practising every Thursday at 8.15 am
2. Ukulele Club is up and going again. Year 3 – 12.30 pm, Year 4, 5 & 6 – 12.45 pm
3. Kids For Kids Choir – this is for senior children (Year 5/6)
Notices for this performance should be in this week.
Children will learn words and songs at home until this group starts again.

Clare McCormack
Music Teacher

PTA News

For all PTA related enquiries please email

Second-hand Uniform
Thank you for all the support of the PTA second-hand uniform shop.
Due to demand there is little stock available, feel free to email us and we’ll see if we can assist.
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.
Please email for further information regarding second-hand uniform, 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 the school website. 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

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.

Mairangi Bay Village is open!