Coming up

Monday 31 May – Thursday 3 June

Dental Van on site

Monday 31 May

Some room 10 children to visit Rangitoto Kindy

Wednesday 2 June

Y 0-2 Science in a Van

Board Meeting –  7:30 pm in our staffroom

Friday 4 June

Teacher Only Day – School Closed!

Monday 7 June

Queen’s Birthday – School Closed!

Tuesday 8 June

Interschool Cross Country – Sunnynook Park

Y 5-6 APPA Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday 9 June

Y 0-2 – Bee lady visiting

Thursday 10 June

Interschool Cross Country Save-day

Friday 11 June

Year 6 Scooter training

Whole school assembly in our school hall at 2:15 pm – All welcome!

Looking ahead…

Monday 14 June

Year 5 Speech finals

Tuesday 15 June

Year 6 Speech Finals

Wednesday 16 June

Class and Individual photos

Friday 18 June

Jammies in June Mufti Day – Details below

At a glance

  • Welcome to our new students
  • School Notices – Cross Country, MBIS Enrolments for 2022, Book Week Celebration and Jammies in June
  • Music News – APPA Senior Choir and Marimba Group
  • PTA News – Y 0-4 Disco, PTA Survey and Second-hand Uniform
  • Community notices

Principal’s Message

Time flies! It’s hard to believe that we are almost halfway through Term 2. It’s been a busy time since the last newsletter. We had a lovely farewell assembly last Friday for Clare Curtice who has been at our school for the past 10 years in a variety of roles.

The Kapa Haka group performed wonderfully – led by Whaea Anna and Miss Houston. The ukelele group played too. We had a successful cross country day – congratulations to everyone who took part. There was much sweating and a few tears but many more smiles. It was great to see students cheering on their friends and classmates. My message to the competitors at the end was that the day was not really about the run, it was about the effort and discipline they had put in to ensure they did their best.
We also had a successful Book Week. Mrs Hopkins, our amazing librarian, has added a wealth of information later in this week’s newsletter. Gate duty conversations at 3 pm led me to believe that the most enjoyable aspect of the week was the character parade but that may be because most of my chats were with younger students.
Coming up in the next two weeks, we have Science in a Van visiting the Year 1s and 2s on Wednesday and The Bee Lady coming next week. You will of course know that we have a Teacher Only Day on Friday, June 4 and we are closed on Monday, June 7 for the Queen’s Birthday.

Have a safe and relaxing long weekend.

Nga mihi
Peter Stoner

Kia hikaka, kia maia, kia pono te ngakau.


School Notices

Welcome to our new students and their families

Sophie Wang

Cross Country

Well done to ALL of our students who participated in our cross country race. It was fun to watch how you improved during training, as well as seeing your smiling (and sometimes puffing) faces on the big race day. Pictured are all of our top three runners (boys and girls) in each year level.

Murrays Bay Intermediate School Enrolments

The Year 6 students will be having their first visit to MBIS on Friday 13 August.

The format of the day will be as follows:

9.15 am – Bus departs Mairangi Bay School

9.30 am – Arrive at Murrays Bay Intermediate

12.15 pm – Bus takes students back to Primary School

Other important dates involving enrolment are as follows:

19 August, 6.00 – 8.00 pm: Parent Information Evening in the Hall (6.00 -7.00 pm classroom visits, 7.00 – 8.00 pm presentation)

23-25 August – Enrolment Week to be held in the MBIS Hall.

Parents/caregivers are to book an enrolment interview time through the School Interviews website. The booking code for this process will be shared in the information sent home with the students and on our website. Bookings will open from Friday 13 August at 4.00 pm.

Times available for Enrolment Appointments:

Monday 23 August 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Tuesday 24 August 7.30 am to 9.00 am

Wednesday 25 August 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Wednesday 10 November at 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm: Band programme and information evening.

Uniform Sales: Monday 22 November – Thursday 25 November 2.00 -7.00 pm. Students will be fitted and will purchase their uniform at this time.

Book Week Celebration

Mrs Hopkins would like to thank all the children, teachers and families of Mairangi Bay School for a wonderful week of celebrating Books and Reading.

It was a fun-filled week starting off with the ever so popular Book Character Dress-up Day and Parade.  The children showcased amazing creativity and originality in their costumes, making it a difficult job for the judges. Click Here to view the highlights of Book Week, including the Highly Commended and Winners of the Book Character Dress-up day.  During Book Week each class did a stellar job of decorating their doors/windows in their chosen book or theme Click here to view their amazing creations.

Jammies in June Collection

Every year, thousands of children go to sleep each night without warm pyjamas to combat the cold and preventable illnesses. Together we can change that. This year the Middlemore Foundations “Jammies in June” target is to distribute 25,000 pairs of pyjamas to keep children warm during the winter.
One of our teachers, Mrs Booth, is the contact point for “Jammies in June” on the North Shore and this year Mairangi Bay School will be supporting this wonderful cause with a “Pyjama Mufti Day”.
Our children are encouraged to wear their warm pyjamas to school on Friday 18 June and to bring along a set of pyjamas to donate to the Middlemore Foundation. Retailers who sell pyjamas include, but are not limited to, the likes of Farmers, The Warehouse, Postie Plus, Kmart etc. If you would prefer, you are more than welcome to make a donation in lieu of pyjamas. As it is getting colder the pyjamas are needed now, if you choose to you can purchase them and drop them into the school office at any time between now and the 18 June.

Music News

The APPA SENIOR CHOIR are preparing for their first combined rehearsal on Tuesday 8 June. We will be visiting Riverhead School for the morning of singing and learning.

MARIMBA GROUPS are working every Thursday morning on their 10 pieces ready for the Marimba Festival on Saturday 28 August.

Did you know MAY is NZ MUSIC MONTH?

PTA News

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

Save the Date: Year 0-4 Disco

We have booked Friday 2 July for the year 0-4 disco! Watch this space for details of the theme and how to volunteer to help out on the night.

PTA Survey

As mentioned in our newsletter, we currently have a survey out to collect some feedback and we could be very grateful if you could take 5 minutes out to complete this for us. The link can be found at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAlpQLSfwV9SsYqKbEk4r-jO_Lnr0Y-gYIHso2DFuxhUj2iVVOtiT8A/viewform?usp=sf_link

Hopefully, you will have all received the PTA Term 2 newsletter in your child’s bags with the printed yummy stickers, which we hope you will be able to use and add to our collection for more sports equipment for the school. (Senior kids need to grab these from their classroom trays)
We are endeavouring to update the PTA section of the school website with more up to date info as well

Second-hand uniform shop

The second-hand uniform shop will next be open Tuesday 8 and Monday 14 June from 3-3:15 pm. 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.

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