Remember to celebrate and discuss this week’s learning experiences with your child.
Thursday 16 June – Years 4-6 Rippa Rugby Day at Windsor Park
Friday 17 June – Year 5 Speech Finals
Friday 17 June – Years 1-2 Little Bo Peep Visiting
Friday 17 June – Whole School Assembly, 2 pm, in our school hall
Friday 17 June – Years 1-4 PTA Disco
Monday 20 June – Year 6 Speech Finals
Tuesday 21 June – Rippa Save Day
Wednesday 22 June – Year 6 Netball North Harbour Field Day
Thursday 23 June – Teacher Only Day – School Closed!
Friday 24 June – Matariki Holiday – School Closed!
Monday 27 June – Teacher Only Day – School Closed!
Tuesday 28 June – Cluster Football at Ashley Reserve
Wednesday 29 June – Science Fair
Thursday 30 June – Cluster Football Save Day
Friday 1 July – Years 5-6 PTA Movie Night
Kia ora koutou whānau,
A message from the Principal
Wow! Weeks 5 and 6 showcased some fantastic learning opportunities school-wide.. Students from years 3-6 visited the Sky Tower, embraced the All Blacks experience, continued practising their speeches during Literacy and collaboratively worked on their science fair investigations. Year 1-2 investigated physical and chemical change with the help of our friends from Science in a Van. We also held our in-school cross country event with great success. The music programme continued to build on our marimba and ukulele skills, filling the school with melody and sound. In addition, the kapa haka continued to grow with the guidance of Whaea Anna’s expertise, and our sports teams trained hard, despite the rain. This included 48 cross country runners from years 4-6, in preparation for this week’s cluster competition. Last Friday was complete with a beautiful performance from our dance team, competing at the National Dance Challenge and winning the Variety Section. Congratulations – Mrs. WB and tamariki – you were terrific!
As your school leader, it is great to see and hear the joy of students working together, displaying our school values and achieving their goals. Despite various challenges, our students are building resilience with the support from our kaiako and whānau. My responsibility is to model best practice, provide the platform for students and teachers to be creative and take risks.
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. This week, we start our Principal Cafe sessions on Wednesday 1:45 pm-2:45 pm in the staffroom. If you would like to join me informally and discuss your aspirations for our school, please click on the link. Inā kei te mohio koe ko wai koe, I anga mai koe I hea, kei te mohio koe, kei te anga atu ki hea. If you know who you are and where you are from, then you will know where you are going!
I look forward to connecting with you all over the coming weeks to capture your voice and ideas. This is our Kura, our hapori.
He Kaiako – Teacher and Learner
Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere. Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao – ‘the forest belongs to the bird who feasts on the miro berry, the world belongs to the bird who feasts on education.
As our leader, I strive to build partnerships. I embrace reciprocal learning and exemplary modelling of innovation that leads to the effective creation, development and delivery of high quality authentic learning context and practice. I am excited to listen to our ākonga, kaiako and whānau to co-construct a programme that connects, motivates and engages all learners. This includes passions for music, the arts, cultural, sports and leadership. Thank you for establishing Mairangi Bay School as the heart of our community and a place for exceptional learning opportunities.
Thank you – Support Staff
Thank you to the Wellbeing Committee last week for their positive energy and appreciation for our support staff. They created three poems to acknowledge their awesome work in appreciation. Thank you for modelling our school values team. They will be framed and put up in our staffroom.
Our PTA – Update
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to be a Parent Class Rep this year. If you are still keen to get involved, help our Kura and contribute to your class community, please contact your child’s teacher asap. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the PTA on email@example.com
The school-community forthcoming events
this term we are organising the following events
Year 0-4 Disco – Friday 17 June
Year 5-6 Movie – Friday 1 July
Welcome to our new students and their families who joined us this week.
Vova Brianskyi, Duaa Omer and Ayat Omer.
During weeks 5 and 6, we had 24 student cases and 5 staff. If your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID please stay at home and 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.
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.
Each week I see a different year group for class music.
We do a variety of singing, playing, listening and moving activities.
The middles have been doing drumming, recorder, marimba, circle games and body percussion this term.
Clare McCormack, Music Teacher
Uniform Shop – If you need any items from our second-hand uniform store, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Reflection and Summary
National Dance Challenge
Mairangi Bay School Dance Group – Oh La La
Congratulations to the Mairangi Bay School Dance Group, winners of the Variety Section at the National Dance Challenge. Our dance group performed with flair and energy and were also awarded second place in the Primary School Section.
Many thanks to the parents and supporters, it was a great evening of dance entertainment.
Well done to all of the performers – you danced brilliantly!
Fun Run Photos
Visit to the Sky Tower and The All Blacks Experience
What fantastic, rich learning opportunities our students have at our school. We are so lucky to have such passionate kaiako at MBS.
sKids is Open for Both Term 2 Teachers Only Days!
Hola parents, caregivers, and children
This term we have two Teachers Only Days: Thursday 23rd and Monday 27th June, and the sKids Mairangi Bay team is here for you and your children. Stay tuned to hear our Teachers Only Day themes next week.
Book with us below:
Before School Care at sKids Mairangi Bay
sKids Mairangi Bay is now open from 7 am for Before School Care. Join us to warm up by the heater on those cold mornings, have different breakfast options each day of the week, and have a good yarn with the leaders and other kids 😊
Book with us below:
See you bright and early in the morning,
Daniel Franco- North Shore Senior Programme Leader
Getting to know our staff
I have worked in both part-time and full-time teaching positions since my son and daughter were in Years 1 and 3 at MBS (they are now 20 & 23)! I currently love working as a Reading Recovery and Literacy Support teacher in Years 2 and 3. A highlight in my career was teaching in the mountains of Nepal. I enjoy walking, attending pilates and stretch classes, gardening, baking, catching up with friends, home decorating, volunteering at the SPCA and spending time with my husband, kids and our six furry friends! George our rabbit and Rosa our dog also love working with the students at MBS. Tania Jenner, Reading Recovery Teacher
During my teaching career, I have taught all class levels from Year 1 to Year 7 in a variety of schools. These include a country school and overseas. My favourite school of course has been Mairangi Bay School where I have taught for over 20 years. Before moving to Auckland I had a break from teaching for about 10 years. My husband and I bought a kiwifruit orchard in the Te Puke area. We were kept busy with 3 children while managing the orchard, and I even managed some part-time work at the local school. I have always been an active sports person and played in many sports teams. I now run or walk most mornings or go to pilates. I enjoy hiking, especially through native bush. I have ‘done’ all the NZ Great Walks and plan to complete the new Paparoa Track next year. In my spare time, I like to garden and spend time with friends. I also love visiting my family in NZ, and look forward to traveling overseas again to catch up with other friends and family. Janine Rollerson, Year 4 Teacher.
Check out the article written about our principal, Nathan Janes, on page 6.
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.
Check out the July Holiday programme from sKids…
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/ firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or for more info and sign-up details. https://www.heathwatsonguitar.com/mairangi-bay-school.html
Kelly Sports Clinics – Football and Basketball
Shrek the Musical at Kiri te Kanawa Theatre
Matariki at East Coast Bays Library
Free Birkenhead Festival: 18 – 19th June – http://www.birkenhead.net.nz/