Coming up

Monday 17 – Friday 21 May

Book Week at School

Tuesday 18 May

Travelwise – Meet at Mairangi Bay Volleyball Club

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

Wednesday 19 May

Year 3-4 Swimming at AUT Millennium

Friday 21 May

Year 3-4 Swimming at AUT Millennium

Pink Shirt Day – Gold coin donation

Monday 24 May

Cross Country – Details to follow

Wednesday 26 May

Year 3-4 Swimming at AUT Millennium

Friday 28 May

Year 3-4 Swimming at AUT Millennium

At a glance

  • School Notices – Welcome to our new families, Travelwise
  • Sports News – Netball
  • PTA News – PTA Meeting and Second-hand Uniform
  • Community notices

Principal’s Message

Thank you to those people who responded to the home learning survey in Term 1.  We had a good number of respondents which meant we had a wide variety of voices from our community to inform our home learning policy.  Click on this link for details.  

In other home learning news, here is a link to a Ministry of Education page with some guidance around home learning.  https://parents.education.govt.nz/primary-school/learning-and-development-at-home/

One of our ESOL teachers, Mrs Curtice will be leaving our school as she has secured a new position working as a senior advisor to principals at the Ministry of Education.  Her last day is May 28 (end of Week 4). There will be a special farewell assembly for Clare on May 28. Clare has been at our school since 2011 as deputy principal, Across School Leader for the Mid Bays Kahui Ako and as an ESOL teacher.  Her contributions to our school will be missed, but we wish her well in her new position.

Clare’s replacement is Annette Haywood.  She was Clare’s predecessor in one of the ESOL teacher roles so brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our learners.  We are thrilled she is returning to our school whanau.

The Resilience Project continues in our school. Take a look at the empathy vimeo in this link.  It’s Martin again – he’s full-on but I think the message is a good one. https://theresilienceproject.com.au/parent-and-carer-hub/

Medical Room Visits and calling parents

Our fantastic office staff do their best to assess and treat, where possible, any injuries, scrapes, cuts or bruises incurred during a normal school day. Sometimes they need to contact parents to take children home or to medical professionals. If they call you, please answer so they can inform you of the status of your child.  Adding the school’s number 09 478 8424 and name to your contacts will help you to know if the school is calling.  We are grateful for your help with this.

Finally from me, can I remind you that Rangitoto College is hosting a Netsafe Parent seminar focusing on boundaries and limitations, digital citizenship and accessing help and support.  It is never too early to inform yourself in this area as your tamariki will be entering the digital realm before you realise it. It is well worth the effort to be informed and ready for this challenge.

Nga mihi
Peter Stoner

Kia hikaka, kia maia, kia pono te ngakau.


School Notices

Welcome to our new students and their families

Wylie SuoLiu

Hero

Thank you to all of you that have installed Hero on your phone. If you have it as an app on your phone, you can look at all school-related news in one place – this means fewer emails in your email account. Just a reminder that you can turn notifications for Hero posts on/off through your personal device under settings>notifications>Hero. If you allow ‘badges’ a red dot will appear on your Hero icon each time a new post has been made.

Travelwise

As part of our ongoing commitment to the Travelwise programme, Mairangi Bay School will be holding a park and walk to school day on Tuesday the 18th of May. Students are encouraged to meet at the Mairangi Bay volleyball club car park from 8.15 am to depart for the walk to school at 8.30 am.  Auckland Transport’s walking school bus mascot Buster will be present, along with a coffee van offering free hot beverages for parents.

Writers Festival

On Wednesday the 12th of May, 18 students went to the Auckland Writers Festival at the Aotea Centre with Mrs. Webster. We listened to four authors and all of their books were amazing. Their books were called: Mophead, Tunnel of Dreams, Nevermoor and Lizard’s Tale. One of the authors called Jessica had to talk to us online because she was in Australia. We could buy their books and we got them signed. It was an amazing experience.   By Rosie and Samar, Year 5 students

“What was painful then has become my superpower now!” Selina Tusitala Marsh

“Sensible, safe people make really boring characters!” Bernard Beckett

Sports News

The Mairangi Huskies Y5 netball team played in the pre-season tournament at Netball North Harbour, coming second in the top Y5 grade. The Huskies topped their side of the draw with a win over Campbells Bay 1 and draws with both Torbay 1 and the Vipers club team, an incredible team effort against much taller girls! That put them in the grade final, where they lost to old friends and rivals Glamorgan.

Congratulations to Addison, Bailey, Ella, Elle, Grace, Jessica, Martha and Sofia.

PTA News

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

PTA Meeting

Our next meeting is Tuesday 18 May at 7:30 pm in the staffroom. All are welcome and we love having new faces joining us (we have wine and nibbles)!

Second-hand uniform shop

Just a gentle reminder that the second-hand uniform shop is run by volunteers. If you are able to volunteer some time please email us at mbspta@gmail.com or sign-up at uniform sign-up

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.