At a glance

  • School Notices – Introducing The Resilience Project, Morning Drop-off, Camp reminder and Wanted items
  • Sports News – Sports registrations, Miniball, Flippaball, Touch and Student Success
  • PTA News – Help needed for the obstacle course
  • Community notices

Principal’s Message

Kia Ora Tatou

An exciting start to the year again! A disrupted Week 2 has been navigated. Thank you to everyone who was able to observe the Level 3 restrictions and keep children at home. Our teachers made contact at least once a day on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday last week with their students. We had a pleasing number of students able to Zoom or Google Meet. I am amazed how nimble our teachers can be when thrown covid curve balls.

The PTA are hoping to run an obstacle fun run on March 6. If you are able to help out in any way, please add your name to the upcoming sign up genius docs that will be sent out. This event will go ahead at Level 1 and the PTA really do need your help to make it happen.

Stay safe and be kind (as well as resilient and respectful).

Nga Mihi
Peter Stoner

Kia hikaka, kia maia, kia pono te ngakau.


School Notices

Introducing The Resilience Project – Parent and Carer video series.

Starting in Week 3 of Term 1, we are pleased to be introducing The Resilience Project’s online wellbeing curriculum in our classrooms. 

The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs and provides evidence-based, practical strategies to build resilience.

The Digital Program consists of online presentations and lessons for students, professional development for staff, and a video series for our parent and carer community. 

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the Parent and Carer Program with you. The videos are 5-10 minutes long and will walk through the key pillars of resilience: Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness. You’ll hear stories and be introduced to activities to show how these strategies can support our kids learning and development, and also support you as parents and carers. This program is an important part of our school’s effort to look after the mental health of our community.

View the first presentation of the series here: Part 1: Meet Martin and learn about The Resilience Project: https://theresilienceproject.com.au/parent-and-carer-hub/

We will be in touch weekly to share the remainder of the program, including research and wellbeing activities to integrate into day to day life. 

For mental health resources and support information, visit The Resilience Project’s Support Page.

Morning Drop-off

Many thanks to those parents who safely drop off their children outside the school in Galaxy Drive.  A reminder that if you are bringing your child via Agathis Avenue, please take care where you park to drop them off.  Recently we had a parent drive up on the footpath to drop their child off.  Also try to avoid dropping your child off in the turn round area (the top of Agathis Avenue, where there are dotted yellow lines).  Lastly, in the getting to school section, please take care when coming up Matipo Road into Agathis Avenue.  There is a development going on that has concrete trucks and tradie vehicles coming and going.  Please do not rely on any traffic management being in place 100% of the time. 

Camp Reminder

Please ensure you have returned your Camp forms to your child’s class teacher.  The information contained in the forms is essential for running a smooth and successful camp.  Contact your child’s teacher or the school office if you need another copy.

Wanted: your pre-loved board games

Are you doing some autumn cleaning out of your games cupboard at home? Do you have too many? We would love for any good quality board games or card games to be donated to our school for use during our wet day playtimes inside the classrooms. Please check that all the pieces needed are there – we would like them to be of a high quality.

Please drop them off outside of Mrs. Webster’s office in the blue box. Thank you.

Sports News

A huge thank you to everyone for who got their sports registrations in. It has been a busy first few weeks to the year, organising the beginning sports. I would like to extend a mega thank you to those parents and caregivers that have offered to help manage and coach a team. This is great to see the support given to our students. 

Coming soon will be a change in the way we take and receive our sport registrations. More information will follow for our upcoming winter sports. Watch this space!

Breakers Basketball begins tonight with our Year 1 and 2 team playing under Level 2 restrictions. Year 3 and 4 teams will both be playing on Wednesdays and Year 5 and 6’s playing on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Good luck to all the teams. Play hard, fair and enjoy. Due to Covid we were not able to do trials this year. I am still in the process of registering our other Year 5 and 6 teams into other basketball leagues so that all registered players get the opportunity to play. Thank you for your patience and support.

I was lucky enough to attend the Year 5 and 6 Flippaball trials, with some amazing sports people and talent on display. I look forward to watching you grow and develop. Flippaball will begin this Sunday at AUT Millennium and National Aquatic Centre. An email will be sent out today with your teams. Good luck teams. 

Touch will hopefully begin on March 1st, if we go back to level 1. Teams should be introduced to their coaches and managers for the upcoming season this week. Make sure you keep checking your emails.

Congratulations to Lola Guo Room 13, who took part in the 2021 New Zealand Junior Festival and the 2021 Anthony Mosse classic, with very good results.

50m 9yrs – 4th in Auckland, 5th result in New Zealand.

50m – 4th in Auckland, 5th in New Zealand

100m breaststroke – 4th in Auckland and 10th New Zealand

50m butterfly – 9th in Auckland region.

100m backstroke – 10th in New Zealand

Well done Lola. I look forward to seeing you in action at our school swimming sports.

For any communication or questions about sport, please contact me sports@mairangibay.school.nz. My hours of work are Tuesday/Wednesday 12-3 and Friday 8.30-3.15pm. Please come to the sports window behind the school office.

Nikki Black
Sports Coordinator

PTA News

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

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.

The Mobile Library comes to Mairangi Bay every week!

Hop onboard between 9.30 and 10.30 every Thursday.

Browse our great collection for kids and adults, place and pick up requests and chat to the mobile librarian. If you’re not already an Auckland Libraries member we can help you sign up for your FREE library card too.

You will find the mobile library parked on Hastings Road, near Beach Road. Just keep an eye out for the big white bus with smiling children on the outside. Visit our website for more details including our timetable.

Tots to Teens Magazine

The school community’s link to the latest Tots to Teens digi-magazine  is http://issue2102nin.totstoteens.co.nz