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Coming up…

Friday 5 May – Years 3-4 Swimming at AUT Millennium

Saturday 6 May – Community Working Bee at Mairangi Bay School, 9 am

Tuesday 9 May – Parent/ Teacher Interviews, 3:30 pm-6 pm

Wednesday 10 May – Years 3-4 Swimming at AUT Millennium

Friday 12 May – Years 3-4 Swimming at AUT Millennium

Friday 12 May – Years 5-6 Movie Night, 5:30 pm

Tuesday 16 May – Auckland Writers Festival

Wednesday 17 – Friday 19 May – Year 6 School Camp at Carey Park

Friday 19 May – Years 3-4 Swimming at AUT Millennium

Thursday 25 May – Whole School Cross Country

Friday 26 May – Cross Country Save Day

Monday 29 May – Class and individual school photos

Kia ora Mairangi Bay Whānau,

Seeing, hearing, and feeling so much progress in and outside our classrooms is great to celebrate during our parent/ teacher interviews over the coming days. The word of the week is Kaitiakitanga – a Māori concept that can be translated to mean “guardianship” or “stewardship” of the environment and our people. It embodies the responsibility to protect and conserve our land through how things work to grow our people to reach their potential. Something we embody in everything we do and say through our school values of kindness, respect and resilience at MBS.

In the context of investigating functions, kaitiakitanga can be seen as a system of management and maintenance that ensures the efficient functioning of our school. It involves understanding the complex relationships between the environment and finding ways to balance student and staff needs with the health and well-being of our community. Hence our Community Working Bee this weekend (Saturday, 6 May – 9 am-2 pm). The importance of building relationships between our school and community, working together to create a better tomorrow.

This week, our school also had great success in two different areas: sports and music. Our school’s team performed exceptionally well in the swimming cluster event, demonstrating the importance of teamwork and effective coordination. This success can be attributed to the student’s understanding of the functions and mechanics of their bodies, as well as the systems in place to support their training and performance.

Similarly, our school’s music program has shown remarkable progress in the ukulele, marimba, and choir practices. In music, understanding the functions of different instruments, such as how they produce sound and can be played together, is essential for creating beautiful harmonies and melodies. The success of our school’s music program demonstrates the importance of having effective systems in place, such as skilled teachers like our Music Director Mrs Clare McCormack, and well-maintained instruments. We are working together to celebrate NZ Music Month.

Overall, the success of our school in academics, sports and music highlights the importance of understanding and effectively utilising systems and functions, whether in managing the environment or creating beautiful works of music. As future kaitiaki and caretakers of our land and our people, we must continue to understand how to work together toward a common goal.


Message from the PTA – Please keep collecting Yummy stickers for our school.  If you need a new sheet, you can collect one from the school office.

Cultural Identity

We continue to celebrate our identity across our programme. Please enjoy some of our photos from our Cultural Parade at the end of last term.



Parent/Teacher Interviews

Term 2 Week 2: Thursday, 4 May 3:30 pm-7:00 pm
Term 2 Week 3: Tuesday, 9 May 3:30 pm-6:00 pm

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your child’s progress and next steps. A Hero post will be shared in the coming weeks to book a time to meet with your teacher.

Please check the school website for dates and times of events during Term 2.  Alternatively, please contact your class teacher.

Community Notices

Mairangi Bay Village Magazine

Tots to Teens Magazine

Channel Magazine


The Nutty Scientists are coming to Mairangi Bay School in Term 2!

Looking for an after-school program that will spark your child’s curiosity and passion for science? Join Nutty Scientists at Mairangi Bay School in Term 2 and discover the exciting world of science! From playing with density to taking a ride on our balloon hovercraft, our program offers a range of fun and hands-on experiments that will deepen your child’s understanding of the wonders of science.

Inspiring your child’s love for science can unlock a world of possibilities. Limited spaces, sign up now and watch your child’s curiosity for science come to life.

The Incredible Years Specialist Service (IYSS) is facilitating an Incredible Years Parent Programme from April-July 2023.

What: Free 14-week Incredible Years Parent Programme for 2-8 years olds

When: 9.45 am-12.15 pm Thursday 27th April – Thursday 27th July 2023 (14 sessions)

Where: Level 1, Waimarino building, 33 Paramount Drive, Henderson

Other details: FREE childcare, parking, and morning tea provided

Contact to enrol: [email protected] or 021 419 531