Remember to celebrate and discuss this week’s learning experiences with your child.
Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June Samoan Language Week
Friday 3 June – Cross Country and Fun Run
Monday 6 June – Queens Birthday, School Closed!
Tuesday 7 June – Years 3-4 All Blacks Experience at SkyCity
Wednesday 8 June – Years 1-2 Science in a Van
Friday 10 June – Year 6 All Blacks Experience at SkyCity
Friday 10 June – Sunday 12 June – National Dance Challenge at WGHS Events Centre
Monday 13 June – Years 4-6 Cluster Cross Country at Sunnynook Park
Tuesday 14 June – Year 5 All Blacks Experience at SkyCity
Wednesday 15 June – Cluster Cross Country Save Day
Thursday 16 June – Rippa Rugby Day at Windsor Park
Friday 17 June – Years 1-4 PTA Disco
Kia ora koutou whānau,
Week 4 was a fantastic week of learning at Mairangi Bay School. Our tamariki set and achieved personal goals by problem-solving during math, collaborating during our science inquiry and cultivating and growing veggies during our Garden to Table programme. We were also persisting during our cross country practices and working to connect with our stories through kapa haka. It is great to hear Mahi tahi – reinforcing our school values and embracing tuakana teina. Ka Pai!
As your school leader, I believe it is essential to work together, embracing mahi tahi. This means cooperating, collaborating, serving, and coming together in a joint venture. My responsibility is to collaborate with all stakeholders, including our students, teachers, parents, iwi and alumni, to craft a co-constructed vision for the future. Me mahi tahi tātou mō te oranga o te Katou – we should work together for the wellbeing of everyone. Over the past few weeks, it has been a pleasure connecting with our ākonga, kaiako and whānau to establish a relationship to begin this journey. I look forward to continuing this mahi over the coming weeks to capture your voice and ideas through our school values of kindness, respect and resilience. After all, this is our Kura, our hapori.
He Kanohi Matara – Visionary
Māku e whatu, mā koutou e tāniko
As the Tumuaki/ Principal of Mairangi Bay School, I strive to be innovative and visionary to equip our learners and teachers with the knowledge, skills, values and resources to succeed in the 21 Century and as global citizens. We aspire to make a difference and engage and motivate our ākonga to reach potential through rich learning opportunities and connections to our programme and the local community.
Tumuaki/ Principal Mairangi Bay School
Welcome to our new students and their families who joined us this week.
Yunbo Liao, Kilesha Tana-Paratene, Huirua Tana-Paikea and Xavier Tana-Paikea.
Currently, we have 18 cases across all-year groups. If your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID, please inform the school by clicking on the following link.
Ministry guidelines highly encourage mask-wearing. This is not mandatory and therefore, some parents may wish for their child to be exempted. If mask-wearing is a concern for you, please inform your child’s teacher by email. Students not wearing masks will be sat in a well-ventilated area. Face masks are one of the key health measures to help slow the spread of COVID and other winter illnesses in indoor settings.
Please encourage your child to continue with our hygiene requirements of hand-sanitising regularly to help slow the spread of infection.
Our PTA Update
As we seek to build connections with our community and grow our PTA, it is our intention to introduce a parent class representative in every class to support the class teacher, parents and the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) from next term.
If you are keen to get involved, help our Kura and contribute to your class community, please contact your child’s teacher by Friday 3 June at 3 pm. This is an exciting opportunity and we look forward to growing our PTA and parent-school community with your support.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your contribution to date. Through whanaungatanga kotahitangi. we can continue to work together to establish our school as the heart of our community.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the PTA on firstname.lastname@example.org
The school-community forthcoming events
This term we are organising the following events
- Year 0-4 Pyjama Party Disco – Friday 17 June, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
- Year 5-6 Movie Night – Friday 1 July
Uniform Shop – If you need any items from our second-hand uniform store, please email email@example.com with your requirements and if the items are available, the office will send them 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.
For all PTA related enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To help build community relationships and embrace diversity, remember to check the calendar of community events to connect and enjoy with friends and whānau across our beautiful city. I would love to hear your story and how we can support you and your whānau to connect with our school. Alternatively, please make an appointment with the school office.
Thank you for modelling our school values of kindness, respect and resilience. Please remember – Anei au, tō pou whirinaki – I am here, I can support you.
Our Place, Our Home, Our Community
Nga mihi arohanui
He nui atu tatou i te kura – We are more than just a school.
Reflection and Summary
Pink Ribbon Morning Tea
May was Breast Cancer Awareness month and we were able to host a Pink Ribbon Morning Tea. Our counter was full of yummy pink treats, with a raffle and spot prizes. Thank you to the staff who donated and contributed to this. We raised $173 to donate to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer for Kiwi women and the third most common cancer overall. It affects one in nine New Zealand women over their lifetime, so please remember to get checked.
More fabulous artwork from our tamariki.
What fantastic, rich learning opportunities our students have at our school. We are so lucky to have such passionate kaiako at MBS.
What’s New at sKids Mairangi Bay?
Hola parents, caregivers, and children
Last week, my flatmates and I donated our near-complete Countdown Lego Supermarket to our Before School Care kids to play with in the mornings. Our kids loved it, but we wanted more. So, that afternoon, I reached out to Countdown Head Office, told them about me, what sKids Mairangi Bay is all about and kindly asked for a Countdown Lego donation. Later that week, A big box of five deluxe starter kits and over 200 packs were delivered to us! It was fantastic, the kids and I were very happy, and building Lego has been such a cool way to start the mornings, and as of Tuesday 31st May, we still have over 170 packs to open, it’s going to keep us busy for many mornings to come, and I look forward to seeing the ginormous Countdown Lego Supermarket we will end up with! Daniel Franco, Senior Programme Leader.
Getting to know our staff
I was born and bred on the North Shore and have now settled with my husband and dog, Ollie, in Whenuapai. I have worked at Mairangi Bay for 5 years now and before that, I taught Year 3/4 and travelled around Europe and the UK for 6 months. I enjoy catching up with friends and family, hiking, travelling, going to the gym and being outdoors. I have had the opportunity to do a range of roles at MBS including classroom teacher, team leader and CoL leader. I recently got married in beautiful Wanaka after postponing our wedding twice due to covid and cannot wait to travel to Hawaii and Bali this year now that borders are open! Rebecca Hensman, Year 1 Classroom Teacher.
For the past four years I have been the Mairangi Bay School Librarian. Having the opportunity to share my love of books with the children each day makes my job most satisfying. I have a background in media publishing and advertising, working for some leading New Zealand newspaper and magazine titles as well as digital platforms. My interest in dance has been transferred to our two daughters and we find much of our time is spent at the dance studio, as well as the Netball courts and Splash Polo pool. I enjoy being given the opportunity to choreograph school dance items, where children are encouraged to give performance a go. Louise Hopkins, School Librarian.
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 hold beginner and experienced lessons at our school.
(Please note these lessons are in school time and only available to Mairangi Bay School students)
Contact Heath Watson 021 256 1308/ email@example.com for questions or for more info and sign-up details. https://www.heathwatsonguitar.com/mairangi-bay-school.html
Kelly Sports Clinics – Football and Basketball