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MBAS Newsletter, Term 1, Week 6, 15th March 2019

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 1, Week 5, 8 March 2019

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Senior Athletics Results 2019

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Photo Gallery of Senior Athletics 2019

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 1, Week 4, 1st March 2019

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Are you interested in becoming a Trustee on the Mercury Bay Area School Board of Trustees?

Are you interested in becoming a Trustee on the Mercury Bay Area School Board of Trustees?


School boards are responsible for the school | kura’s performance and ensuring that all legal requirements are met.

Every state and state-integrated school | kura in New Zealand has a board of trustees. The board of trustees is a crown entity – that is, an organisation that is part of the New Zealand public sector. 

The board

- is accountable for student achievement
- sets the vision for the school | kura
- ensures the school | kura complies with legal and policy requirements

First and foremost a board is accountable for student progress and achievement to its parents, community and the Crown. The board also has the overall responsibility and accountability for the school | kura.

The legal responsibilities of boards of trustees are determined by the Education Act of 1989. Schedule 6 of the Act outlines the functions and powers of boards:

      - A board is the governing body of its school.  

      - A board is responsible for the governance of the school, including setting the policies.

A board’s primary objective in governing the school is to ensure that every student at the school is able to attain his or her highest possible standard in educational achievement.

To meet the primary objective, the board must—

(a) ensure that the school—

(i) is a physically and emotionally safe place for all students and staff; and
(ii) is inclusive of and caters for students with differing needs.

Boards need a balance of skills and experiences to ensure effective processes for consultation, planning, monitoring, reporting and reviewing the school |kura’sperformance are in place.

The board's decision-making process, all trustees work to take into account all relevant information, and to vote in the best interests of all students, regardless of which position individual trustees hold across the table.

The board will act in an ethical and respectful manner

Board business will be conducted in an ethical and respectful manner, in accordance with legislation and board policy.
Expectations and limitations - 
As members of an effective governance team, each member of the board of trustees shall:
-ensure the needs of all students and their achievement is paramount
-be loyal to the school and its mission
-maintain and understand the values and goals of the school
-protect the special character of the school
-publicly represent the school in a positive manner
-respect the integrity of the principal and staff
-observe the confidentiality of non-public information acquired in their role as a trustee and not disclose to any other persons such information that might be harmful to the school
-be diligent and attend board meetings prepared for full and appropriate participation in decision making
-ensure that individual trustees do not act independently of the board’s decisions
-speak with one voice through board policies and ensure that any disagreements with the board’s stance are resolved within the board
-in the course of board meetings, disclose any interests in a transaction or decision where they, their family and/or partner, employer or close associate will receive a benefit or gain and leave the meeting for the duration of discussion and/or voting in relation to the matter
-recognise the lack of authority in any individual trustee or committee/working party of the board in any interaction with the principal or staff
-recognise that only the chair (working within the board’s agreed chair role description or delegation) or a delegate working under written delegation can speak for the board
continually self-monitor their individual performance as trustees against policies and any other current board evaluation tools
-be available to undertake appropriate professional development.

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Y5-8 Swimming Sports Gallery

A successful day on Monday for the Y5-8 swimming sports. Check out some pictures below.

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 1, Week 3, 22nd February 2019

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Across the River Swim Photo Gallery

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Middle Years Meet the Teacher - Postponed this week

The Middle Years, meet the teacher afternoon that was due to be held on Wednesday will be postponed until next week Feb 27th.

New booking code and details will be posted and emailed later today.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 1, Week 2, 15th February 2019

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Senior Swimming Sports photo gallery 2

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Senior Swimming Sports photo gallery

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Across the River Swim consents - Y7-13

Please make sure that consent is given for the iconic across the river swim. If we don't have consent, then students can not swim.

A link to consent form is here - 

https://goo.gl/forms/HIBOjNPhBHfhznPh2

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MBAS Newsletter - Term 1, Week 1, 8th Feb 2019

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Achievement Assembly Pictures - Feb 2019

Congratulations to all our achieving students!

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2018 Academic Achievements - NCEA

Academic Achievement – NCEA 2018
It is my honour to announce the top achievers in our Senior Years for 2018. The 2018 Dux is Ms Eleanor Tomkins, and Joint Proxime Accessit is Ms Jessica Alexander and Ms Michaela Duerre. These fine students have been exceptional in 2018 and richly deserve these awards. 

We held a whole school “Welcome” Assembly on Thursday where we were able to acknowledge our other top achievers for 2018.  

Other high achieving students in NCEA in 2018 are:

Level 3

Alexander, Jessica NCEA Level 3 - Endorsed with Excellence
Duerre, Michaela NCEA Level 3 - Endorsed with Excellence
Power, Mitchell NCEA Level 3 - Endorsed with Excellence
Royal, Isabella NCEA Level 3 - Endorsed with Excellence
Tomkins, Eleanor NCEA Level 3 - Endorsed with Excellence
Donovan, Katey NCEA Level 3 - Endorsed with Merit
Harvey, Rebeka NCEA Level 3 - Endorsed with Merit
McMurtrie, Nicolle NCEA Level 3 - Endorsed with Merit
Murphy, Charlotte NCEA Level 3 - Endorsed with Merit
Neilson, Todd NCEA Level 3 - Endorsed with Merit
Pfister, Ashlynne NCEA Level 3 - Endorsed with Merit

Level 2

Asquith, Gabriel NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Excellence
Beck, Natalija NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Excellence
Coleman-Smith, Hannah NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Excellence
Evans, Harry NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Excellence
Fisher, Petra NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Excellence
Hendrikse-Strydom, Georgia NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Excellence
Hogarth, Caleb NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Excellence
Laker, Jemma NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Excellence
McCleery, Holly NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Excellence
Morcom, Tom NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Excellence
Robbins, Gracey NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Excellence
Russell, Nikita NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Excellence
Selak, Kaitlyn NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Excellence

Adams-Ingram, Olivia NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Booker, Maria NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Caddy, Luke NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Clague, Olivia NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Colman, Esther NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Dowling, Francesca NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Elder, Isabella NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Farrell, Kaya NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Greig, Jed NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Hoebergen, Carlos NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Johansen, Aaron NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Johnston, Emanuel NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Louden, Gemma NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Morcom, Sarah NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Sanders, Georgia NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Singh, Jovial NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Tinkler, Caitlyn NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit
Yiannoutsos, Ari NCEA Level 2 - Endorsed with Merit

 Level 1 

Bosman, Cara NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Excellence
Campbell, Kenjia NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Excellence
Cunningham, Anna NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Excellence
Lidgard, Juliette NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Excellence
Lockhart, Amelia NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Excellence
Lunn, Isabel NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Excellence
McDonald, Samuel NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Excellence
Murphy, Hannah NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Excellence
Robinson, Alice NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Excellence
Smith, Zoe NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Excellence
Trebes, Rory NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Excellence

 

Bahr, Ethan NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Beck, Shana NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Boerdyk, Briana NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Brown Douglas, Olivia NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Canlas, John NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
De Klerk, Shannon NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Duerre, Corbin NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Ear, Patrick NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Evanson, Kelly NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Harsant-Sowter, Bianca NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Humphris, Hannah NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Hunt, Molly NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Jones, Maggie NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Ohlson, Dana NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Power, Summer NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Pryce, Silas NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Rabarts-Small, Kal NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Rees, Lily NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Ross, Floyd NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Stevenson, Anna NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Teacy, Jake NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Tsumura, Ren NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Williscroft, Julia NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
Teacy, Woody NCEA Level 1 - Endorsed with Merit
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MBAS Newsletter - Welcome back to 2019

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Information for Year 9 & 10 students"Getting to know us" Day - 4th Feb 2019

All Year 9 and 10 students start at Mercury Bay Area School on Monday 4th February 2019.

The procedure for the day is as follows:

Students new to our school will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the flagpole outside the front of the school where they will be taken to the hall. Students who attended Mercury Bay Area School in Year 8 and 9 are to meet in the school hall at 8:45 a.m. Parents/Guardians are welcome.


A whakatau welcome to all will occur and then year 9 and 10 students go to the Hei block courtyard.

Introduction and explanation of day’s activities and then the students will be divided into Learning Groups.


Students will go with their Learning Coach to their new homeroom. This is an opportunity for the students to be introduced to their class and teacher and to know which rooms their classes will take place in.


We will re-assemble at the Hei block courtyard again at approximately 9.45am to begin the walk to Hilton Park. Morning tea will then be at 10:00am. The activities will be based at the park all day where toilet facilities / changing rooms are available.


Over the day tasks will be undertaken in Learning Groups to help them get to know each other. The tasks will involve a range of challenges which are designed to get the students working together to develop their co-operative and team skills. The activities will be wide ranging from thinking skills to activities which are more physical. All activities will link back to the New Zealand Curriculum and the Key Competencies i.e. Thinking, Managing Self, Relating to Others and Participating and Contributing, as well as our Middle Years philosophy of thinking for ourselves through thinking with others.


We will return to school before 3:00 to enable bus students to catch the buses home.

Remember: No school uniform is required on Monday, but will be necessary from the following day - February 5th. Students should bring hats, sunblock, togs, towel and lunch, water bottle, pen, medications as needed. Rolls will be taken during the day for health and safety reasons.


Any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the year 9/10 deans through school or at the following email addresses:

Y9 Dean Jaimy Goble - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Y10 Dean, Pete Davy- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Start up dates and information for 2019

The dates for start-up for 2019 are below:
**Our school office will be open from Monday 21st January 2019 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.**

**Appointments for New Enrolments
The Deputy and Assistant Principals along with Senior Deans will be available over the holiday period from Wednesday, 23rd January. For appointments please contact the school office. (07) 866 5916

**School Start dates
Monday, 4th February 2019
Start of School for Term One for Years 1 -6; Years 7-10 is at 8:45am sharp
*Primary students Years 1-6 to go to their new classroom. *Years 7 - 10 - new students please meet at the flagpole; all other Years 7 -10 students please go to the hall.
*Year 11-13 Students are not required at school on this date unless it is to confirm course programmes with their Dean.

Tuesday, 5th February 2019
All Years 11-13 go to the hall

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MBAS Newsletter Term 4 Week 9 - 14 December 2018

Our latest newsletter has just been emailed.  You can find it here - 

MBAS Newsletter Term 4 Week 9 - 14 December 2018

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MBAS Newsletter, Week 7, Term 4, 30th November 2018

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 4, Week 6, 23 November 2018

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Eloise on Auckland University exceptional graduates list

The University of Auckland has released its annual list of 40 exceptional graduates under the age of 40.

We are pleased to advise that one of these outstanding individuals are a former pupil of Mercury Bay Area School: Black Fern Eloise Blackwell.

Eloise is the first professional rugby player to be named one of the University of Auckland’s 40 under 40 exceptional alumni.

Now in its second year, the annual 40 under 40 list celebrates the high achievers and game changers who are making a significant contribution in their fields, all before their 40th birthday.

Eloise grew up on Great Barrier Island and went to Mercury Bay Area School for her secondary schooling, before completing a Bachelor of Physical Education at the University of Auckland. As well as playing elite level sport, she also teaches PE and Health at Epsom Girls Grammar, where she is passionate about influencing the next generation of sportswomen to wear the silver fern.

“I constantly have students asking about my sporting career and what they can do to become a better athlete. I want to empower my students to achieve their goals and dreams and realise that with a bit a hard work and determination anything is possible,” Eloise says.

The annual 40 under 40 list recognises that many of the highest achievers who studied at the University of Auckland are making huge contributions be it to business, technology or a social good before the age of 40.

It is quite an achievement to be recognised on the list given the University of Auckland graduates some 10,000 students each year.

We hope that the inclusion of Eloise on the 40 Under 40 list is an inspiration to your students, and we welcome you to share this news with your school community.

The full 40 Under 40 list for 2018 is available here.

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 4, Week 5, 16th November 2018

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