Tuesday 4 August
Author visit for years 3-6
PTA Meeting 7:30 pm in our staffroom – All welcome
Thursday 6 August
Super Cluster Basketball Tournament – Year 5-6 at Eventfinda Stadium
Friday 7 August
Year 6 students visiting MBIS
Whole school assembly – 1:30 pm in our school hall – All welcome!
PTA Disco for years 0-4. From 6 pm – 7:30 pm in our school hall
Monday 10 August
Rooms 16 & 17 – walking to Mairangi Bay shops
Super Cluster Cross Country – Year 5-6 at Westlake Boys High School
Adult Te Reo classes 6:30 pm
Tuesday 11 August
Rooms 1 & 2 – walking to Mairangi Bay shops
Wednesday 12 August
Rooms 3 & 4 – walking to Mairangi Bay shops
Thursday 13 August
School Cross Country 1 pm – All welcome!
Friday 14 August
Super Cluster Hockey Tournament – Year 4-6 at North Harbour Hockey
NB: Friday 21 August Teacher Only day: school closed to students.
At a glance
- Welcome to our new students and their families
- Agathis Ave: no car drop-offs and pick-ups
- School Cross Country Thursday 13 August 1-3pm
- Mid Year Interviews 19-20 August
- Sports and Cultural Opt-in Activities and the Sports NewsletterMBIS Enrolment 2021
- Teacher Only Day
- Walking School Bus
- Sports News
- PTA News
- Community Notices
You may have noticed a new flag flying at school. This week we celebrate Cook Island Maori language week. The Rev Dr Tokerau Joseph has provided help with simple vocab and his whanau will share more of the Cook Islands culture at Friday’s school assembly. All welcome.
Thank you for the feedback supporting the move to make the school values more explicit. Respect, kindness, and resilience will underpin everything we do. Thank you to all of you who are making the connections at home when you see your kids enact these values. With this alignment between home and school we can do great things!
Bruce Warren, Principal
Kia hikaka, kia maia, kia pono te ngakau.
Welcome to our new students and their families
Johann Kwok and Inaaya Charmania
Agathis Ave: no car drop-offs and pick-ups
If you drive your kids to school please use the Galaxy Drive drop off zone. We have two of us supervising this each afternoon. Agathis Ave is not supervised. It is a dedicated pedestrian gateway. We have been told some parents have missed this message and are even stopping on broken yellow lines. This is illegal and unsafe. Always choose safety over convenience.
Can you have your kids join a walking school bus? See below.
- Junior races from 1.10 until 1.30
- Year 3 girls will start at 1.30
- Year 3 boys will start at 1.35
- Year 4 girls will start at 1.40
- Year 4 boys will start at 1.45.
- Year 5 girls will start at 1.55 (subject to the Year 4 boys all having finished)
- Year 5 boys will start at 2.00
- Year 6 girls start at 2.15
- Year 6 boys start at 2.20
- Presentations at 2.40 on the turf
Please note that these times are approximate and circumstances on the day may necessitate changes.
Mid Year Interviews 19-20 August
You will be emailed next Monday with an invitation to book for your online interview. Look out for it.
Sports and Cultural Opt-in Activities and the Sports Newsletter
These were emailed to parents yesterday. Here is the link.
Teacher Only Day
A reminder that our local primary and intermediate schools are closed on Friday 21 August. This is a government-approved professional development day for staff. Do not send children to school. This is important. Please make the necessary arrangements.
Year 6 Students – MBIS Enrolment 2021
Join a Walking School Bus and be part of the Winter Walking fun!
It’s a great time to be part of the Walking School Bus (WSB) because there is lots of wintry magic happening this month and some lucky WSB’s will get a visit from the Winter Wizard.
We have WSBs ready to go from:
Mairangi Bay shops
If you don’t live near one of these places, don’t worry, we can get something started near you.
If you would like to find out more, come along to our staffroom for more information on:
Wednesday 19 August at 9:00 am
If you are unable to make the meeting, please get in touch with Helena: HelenaC35@hotmail.co.uk 021 527753
Congratulations to our Year 6 student, Elsa LU.
Elsa attended the badminton tournament (North Island/Bay of Plenty U13 Championships 2020) and came away with:
1. Winner of Girls Singles – Division 2
2. Runner-Up for Mixed Doubles.
3. Runner-Up for Girls Doubles
Elsa currently ranks fourth for U13 Girls Singles in New Zealand. That’s fantastic, well done Elsa!
North Shore City Baseball Club
A free to join programme, which will include one session per week over a four week period.
Mairangi Bay School – School Grounds
Wednesday afternoons – 3:15 – 4:15 pm
September 2, 9, 16, and 23rd
Open to all students year 1 – year 6
Registration form to be completed prior to programme commencement. Click here to register.
You need to be a current student of Mairangi Bay School
What to bring:
- We will provide all baseball gear needed!
- Wear comfortable clothing for exercise and movement during each session
- Suitable shoes
- Water bottle
Contact Belinda Lough (Club Secretary) if you would like any further information: email@example.com or 027 2266282
Netball – ANZ Future Captain
For all PTA related enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 0-4 Space Disco
Friday 7 August in our school hall from 6 – 7:30 pm. Gold coin donation on entry. There will be snacks, drinks and glow products to purchase – note please being change as we do not have EFTPOS. For safety purposes all children must be dropped off and picked up from the hall. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b0f4eaeae29abf94-disco
Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday 4 August at 7:30 pm in our staffroom. All welcome.
Second-hand uniform shop
The second hand uniform shop is open from 3 pm on a Monday at the back of the hall. Please note this is run by volunteers, if you are able to volunteer some time please email us at email@example.com. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b0f4eaeae29abf94-2ndhand
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.
Ngā Whare Maha Kōhanga Reo Garage Sale 15 August
Milford Shopping Centre are running a free “Story Time” event for children on Sunday August 9th, with New Zealand author Maria Gill. There will be four sessions at 11 am, 11.30 am, 1 2 pm, and 12.30 pm. Find out more here: http://milfordcentre.co.nz/event/story-time/ The aim of this event is to support local authors while entertaining and educating the local community. This event is recurring on the 2nd Sunday of every month, with a different New Zealand kids’ author every month.
Bays Conservation Expo