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Coming up…

Friday 16 June – Whanaungatanga Breakfast, 8 am – 8:45 am in our staffroom

Friday 16 June – Years 3-4 Auckland Zoo Trip

Friday 16 June – Little Bo-Peep Mobile Farm visit

Friday 16 June – Years 0-2 Team Assembly, 1:30 pm in our school hall

Tuesday 20 June – New Parent Meeting in our Staffroom, 9 am

Tuesday 20 June – Years 1-2 Ice Skating Lessons

Tuesday 20 June – Years 0-3 Ice Skate Tour Junior Disco, 5 pm in our school hall

Wednesday 21 June – Years 3-4 Ice Skating lessons

Wednesday 21 June – Netball North Harbour Field Day, Year 6 Netball teams

Wednesday 21 June – Years 4-6 Ice Skate Tour Senior Disco, 5 pm in our school hall

Thursday 22 June – Years 5-6 Ice Skating Lessons

Friday 23 June – Year 6, Boys & Girls Cluster Football. Ashley Reserve, Long

Friday 23 June – Principal Cafe, 1:45 pm in our Staffroom

Monday 26 June – Years 3-4 Team Assembly, 1:30 pm in our school hall

Monday 26 June – Years 5-6 Team Assembly, 2:15 pm in our school hall

Thursday 29 June – Cluster Football Save Day

Friday 30 June – Years 0-2 Team Assembly, 1:30 pm in our school hall

Friday 30 June – End of Term 2 – School Closes at 3 pm

Monday 17 July – Term 3 starts. School opens at 8:30 am

A message from our Tumuaki

Living our school values – Kindness, Respect and Resilience

Thank you so much to all our tamariki (children), whānau (families) and kaimahi (staff) for supporting Jammies in June at MBS last Friday. Our school community kindly donated ten full boxes of pyjamas and $179. It is an outstanding contribution towards the Middlemore Foundation, gratefully received and keeping our children warm this winter.

Thank you to Mrs Jo Booth for organising this well-worthy event. She will be sending a couple of photos and a message to the fundraising coordinator and asking her to do a “shout out” on their media feeds to promote our school values and mission of “Learning together to create a better tomorrow.

Dazzling Dancers – Mairangi Bay School Dance Group

The Mairangi Bay School Dance Group, made up of 27 enthusiastic and talented dancers, was the proud recipient of several awards at the recent National Dance Challenge (NDC). The competition, held at Westlake Girls High School on June 1st, was an opportunity for schools and dance studios to showcase their dance items. There were various items, covering the dance disciplines of ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, musical theatre, and more. Mairangi Bay School entered their item, The Addams Family, which was performed with energy and flair. Awards were presented to the Mairangi Bay Dance Group for Primary School Dance Team of the Year, First Place in the Primary School section, and Commitment to Dance Award. Congratulations to all involved.

Congratulations to Ruby and Mila McColl, Sylvia and Eve Grant and Alvin Wong for winning the Junior Dance Team of the Year at last week’s latest National Dance Competition (NDC). Ruby, Mila, Eve, Sylvia, Alvin and James Wong came runners up in a second dance too. The judges of NDC also nominated the group to attend the National Young Performer Awards (PACANZ) in Palmerston North later this year. It is a tremendous honour to attend and perform at these awards. It is usually reserved for more senior dancers, so inviting a junior team is genuinely unique and a credit to their hard work and dedication. Mairangi Bay School sponsored two trophies – the Primary School team (which MBS won) and the Spirit Award. Thank you to all our whānau and staff for encouraging and supporting our tamariki to follow their passion and reach their full potential.

Congratulations to our Senior Kapa Haka Group

Congratulations to our Year 5 and 6 Kapa Haka, for their first public performance today at the Murrays Bay Primary Matariki Festival. This was an opportunity to showcase their learning this year, and they were outstanding. Thank you to Ms Gimblett, Mrs Worthington-Blair, Mr Patterson and whānau for all their support in preparing our students with practices and costumes. We are really looking forward to more performances next term during assemblies and at our Matariki Dawn Service.

Congratulations to our ukulele, marimba, and choir group

Congratulations to our musicians and singers for their performance during our assembly last week. You were outstanding. Thank you to our musical director – Clare McCormack, for leading this outstanding programme and preparing our students to follow their musical passion. We have many opportunities for our students to perform. Currently, we can confirm that our Year 6 Marimba will be playing at the following:

Marimba Festival Saturday 2 September

  • 3 pm Rehearsal
  • 4 pm Concert

North Shore Marimba Festival @ Milford School Saturday 28 October

  • 2 pm Rehearsal
  • 3 pm Concert for family and friends

Once other music festivals are confirmed, we will post them on our website.

Teaching and Learning the Arts at Mairangi Bay School

At Mairangi Bay School, the arts encompass four learning areas:

Dance – Expressive movement with intent, purpose, and form. Students integrate thinking, moving, and feeling.

Drama – Exploring human experience through roles, actions, and tension in time and space. Students reflect and enrich their communities through their performances.

Music – Creating ideas using natural, acoustic, and digital sounds. These ideas are shaped into recognised forms, genres, and styles.

Visual Arts – Appreciating and engaging with visual worlds, starting with curiosity and sensory experiences and progressing to communicating complex ideas.

In each area, students develop literacies and skills at different curriculum levels. They use traditional and new technologies to generate and refine artistic ideas through action and reflection.

At Mairangi Bay School, we recognise the power of the arts in embracing our diverse cultural identities and enriching the lives of all New Zealanders. The arts have their own languages, combining verbal and non-verbal elements, and employ various processes and technologies. Movement, sound, and imagery bring our learning community’s creative ideas to life, conveying deep and complex meanings and embracing identity, culture, language, passions, and interests.

Congratulations to our sports teams

Congratulations to all our sports team this week. We know you are working hard alongside your teammates, coaches, teachers, and whānau to reach your potential. Remember to display our school values during training and game day. A special mention goes to our cross-country team who competed in the Cluster Cross Country event on Monday at Sunnynook Park. The course was very demanding. Well done for displaying resilience and working together during our training sessions. Thank you to Di Kruyen and Rebecca Hale for organising the event and supporting our tamariki (children) on the day. You all did a great job!


2024 Term Dates

The term dates for 2024 have been added to the sidebar of our newsletter to help you plan for 2024.


Be prepared for a cool but not cold Disco Ice Skating experience.
The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state-of-the-art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97% same gliding capacity as natural ice. Surrounded by an inflatable boarding and helmets + gloves provided at no charge (both compulsory for kids) it’s the safest possible way to try ice skating.
Junior Disco Skate Night (Y0-3)- 20th June
Senior Disco Skate Night (Y4-6)- 21st June
You can purchase tickets for the disco nights through the link below:


Reminder to our community to complete your Census form

Close to 4.5 million people have participated in the 2023 Census to date, and there are only a few weeks until it closes on 30 June 2023.

Everyone who stayed in New Zealand overnight on Census Day, 7 March 2023, is required by law to complete a census form. That includes people
staying in New Zealand on a temporary basis, and children/babies.

This is a reminder to the community to return their census forms by the end of June if they have not yet done so.

As you will be aware, census data is used by governments, councils, community organisations, iwi, and businesses to make important decisions that affect us all. Census data informs the funding and location of services like schools, hospitals, and public transport, and infrastructure like roads. Any community that doesn’t count all its people will always be disadvantaged in population-based decisions.

If you have any questions, please get in touch by emailing
[email protected]

Community Notices

Mairangi Bay Village Magazine – Take a look at page 8 for the article on our Working Bee.

Tots to Teens Magazine

Channel Magazine – Take a look at page 64 for the article on our Working Bee.

The Nutty Scientists Holiday programme

This winter holiday, Nutty Scientists invites kids to unlock the secrets of forensic science through an engaging programme. Investigate fingerprints, analyze DNA, detect food chemicals, and solve intriguing mysteries, all while nurturing your scientific curiosity. Enroll now and embark on an exciting adventure that will inspire young minds and ignite a passion for forensic science.

Don’t miss out, enroll now.

Drowning Prevention Holiday programme
Click here for information.
Arts & Crafts Workshop – Rangitoto College Art Club – July School Holidays
My name is Hedy Yang, a Year 12 student at Rangitoto College. I am writing as a representative of the Rangitoto College Art Club.
We are holding an arts and crafts workshop aimed at primary school children (Year 3-6) in the July holidays (7th and 14th July), I will be one of the three leaders in charge.
Please see the flyer below for info.