Coming up

Friday 11 February

Years 5 & 6 – Deep Water Training at the Millennium.

At a glance

  • School Notices – Welcome to our new students
  • PTA News – Uniform, Yummy Stickers & PTA Contacts
  • Community Notices

Principal’s Message

Kia ora koutou
We are back!  It’s been a very long time since we had all our tamariki at school and the joy to be back at school was evident in our students’ faces last Thursday and Friday.  Initially, on Thursday morning, it felt unusual to hear and see so many faces, but that didn’t last long!  Our new normal didn’t take long to arrive.  Our hope is that we stay open as long as possible and our planning is comprehensive and detailed to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.
I hope you had a chance to enjoy your summer holiday.  Our teachers have been working extremely hard to ensure our health and safety systems are followed – as well as creating exciting and engaging learning plans for our students.  We can’t predict what will happen this term, but we can continue to uphold our school values of kindness, resilience and respect.
Thank you to those parents who have been following our safety protocols – remember, whilst we are at the Red Light setting, parents are not allowed on-site – so if you need to collect your child for an appointment, or if you need to talk to the office for any reason, phone 09 478 8424 and they will be happy to help.  The only parents who should physically come on-site are parents who are dropping their child off at Skids.
Nga mihi nui
Peter Stoner

Kia hikaka, kia maia, kia pono te ngakau.


School Notices

Welcome to our new students and their families

Lacey Oliver, Abby Chen, Oliver Payne, Eve Grant, Alexander Fang, Gawin Morton, Tanya Jin, Ciara Luck, Tristan Boyd-Bell, Sylvia Lee, Lucah Byrnes, Ivy Chang, Shirley Cui, Ella Mitchell, Harry Wayne-Wright, Liam Heath, Leanna Field, Lucia Foden, Aria Joo, Indie Farrow, Zara Upston-Smith, Lizzy Van Schalkwyk, Madi hall, Ashlynn Lin, Maiya Lough, Ethan Wang, Alicia Liu, Rainie Ye, Daniel Rad, George Gu, Lawrence Lin, Hannah Chen, Marlow France, Natalia Calderon, Deshuai Zou, Aston Smith, Claire Weigh, Lucas Weigh, Mohan Yang, Hania Usman, Josh lee, Malacai Eramiha, Hajun Park, Ruhardo Geering, Harley Fifield, Aurora Lings-Eramiha and Chuqi Fang.

Bubble Activity

Anna Smith did this art with the Bubble 2 children during the lockdown at the end of 2021.

PTA News

Uniform Shop – Whilst we are at the red light setting, we are unable to open the second-hand uniform shop. However, if you are in need of any items, please email mbspta@gmail.com with your requirements and if they are available, the office will send them down to your child’s classroom. There will be a note with the cost, and payment can be made directly to the PTA account, 12-3042-0025103-00 with your child’s name and uniform as the reference. If you wish to return the items, please ask your child to return them to the school office the following day.

Yummy Stickers – Please keep collecting Yummy Stickers so we can get more sporting equipment for the school.

If you have any feedback or suggestions please email us at mbspta@gmail.com, we would love to hear from you.
Please join our Facebook Page for all up-to-date notices https://www.facebook.com/groups/222059558272130

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.

Lunchtime Guitar Lessons at Mairangi Bay School 2022.

If your child is interested in group guitar lessons we are starting back up in a couple of weeks.
Beginner and experienced lessons available.
(please note these lessons are in school time and only available to Mairangi Bay School students)

Contact Heath Watson 021 256 1308/ heathwatsonguitar@gmail.com for questions or for more info and sign up details please click below:

https://www.heathwatsonguitar.com/mairangi-bay-school.html

Mairangi Bay Village Latest News: https://mairangibayvillage.co.nz/

Latest Tots to Teens Magazine

What’s in this issue for parents?

» Handling school drop-off

» Filling the lunchbox

» Making maths fun for kids is the trick

» How to manage attention-seeking behaviour

» Parent guide: Teaching kids to ride a bike

» Fears and phobias?

» The dyslexia checklist

and (as always) EPIC GIVEAWAYS

Ask your tamariki to find this issue’s Te Reo Māori words including wharekura, ngaunga, pahikara, tarawewehi, and tina