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16

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

Morena! Our weekly newsletter has just been sent and can be found here.

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Specialist Music Classes in 2019

Our school offers specialist music lessons in flute, clarinet,vocals, saxophone, drum, guitar, bass guitar and keyboard. These lessons are highly sought after! Lessons are often over-subscribed and places fill very quickly.

If you would like your child to take part in these lessons, please click the hyperlinks below (for each instrument) or if you have received a hardcopy of this letter please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the links to register.  We will confirm our ability to offer lessons to your child by the end of Week 1 in 2019, and payment in advance for Term 1 will need to be made immediately on acceptance of the lessons in order to keep the space. We are also happy to accept a payment schedule on request.

Returning students must re-enroll and complete these forms - we do not automatically re-enroll as we do not know if your child wants to continue, will be coming back to MBAS etc. etc.

As the lessons are so highly sought after, it is essential that your child’s fees are paid termly in advance, or that you arrange regular payments in order to pay it off by the end of the year. Additionally, if a student misses too many lessons without explanation, their place will be offered to another student. It is the student’s responsibility to get themselves to their lessons on time. Our teachers do their best to remind students, but ultimately it is their responsibility.

Please note, students in Years 3-6 are only allowed to do one instrument. Students Year 7 and above may do more than one instrument after consultation with the tutors.

Drum Lessons - Years 3-13

Flute and Clarinet Lessons - Years 4-13

Saxophone Lessons - Year 4-13

Guitar and Bass Lessons - Years 4 -13

Keyboard Lessons - Year 3 - 13

Vocal Lessons - Year 4 - 13

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kind regards,

Dave Mulholland

HOD Music

Mercury Bay Area School

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NOV
09

Senior School Prizegiving

Congratulations to all our prize winners for 2019. Below is a copy of the programme a few photos.

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NOV
09

MBAS Newsletter, Term 4, Week 4

Our weekly school newsletter can be found here

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NOV
02

Senior Certificate Assembly 2018

On Thursday 1st November we celebrated the effort and achievements of our senior students with a certificate assembly. Merit and excellence certificates were awarded to students that have excelled throughout the year. Unfortunately we are unable to include these  in our Senior Prizegiving, due to the shear size and number of prizes. Below is a list of the awards and some photos.

We have also included a number of sporting achievements that deserve recognition also.

Congratulations to you all!

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NOV
02

MBAS Newsletter, Term 4, Week 3, 2 November 2018

Kia ora whanau! Our weekly newsletter can be found here

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OCT
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MBAS Newsletter, Term 4, Week 2, 26th October 2018

Our latest newsletter can be found here

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OCT
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MBAS Newsletter, Term 4, Week 1, 19 October 2018

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OCT
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Exciting changes for our Middle School

exciting
Welcome to term 4. This term is traditionally very busy as we build on the learning programmes that have been established during the year - and get ready for next year. This is particularly so this year as we are looking at structuring the Middle Years slightly differently in 2019.
The majority of the classes will continue on with the curriculum work we have been doing over the last several years - refining and embedding the Middle Years profile. In addition a small group of teachers are keen to work collaboratively to explore even more deeply what a future-focused Middle Years curriculum might look like in practice. This is exciting and challenging work and we are inviting parents of students currently in years 6-8 to come to a meeting to hear more about what this "future focused pod" will involve. The idea is that whanau would apply to be part of this new model. We will be providing a number of opportunities for whanau to find out more about what will be involved. Our first meetings about this will be in the school library on Wednesday 24th October at 2.30 and again at 5pm and again on Thursday 25th at 5.30pm. We hope you will be able to make one of these times if you are interested in finding out more.
Ngā mihi
Ally Bull
Deputy Principal - Middle Years
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SEP
28

MBAS Newsletter, Term 3, Week 10, 28th September 2018

Our last newsletter for the term has just gone out. Find a copy here

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 3, Week 9, 21st Sept 2018

Our weekly newsletter can be found here

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14

Y3-6 Disco a success!

Thanks to the Senior A Netball team for their awesome FUNdraiser a couple of weeks ago. The Year 3-6 students had a hula of a time! Here are some pictures from the disco event.

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SEP
14

MBAS Newsletter, Term 3, Week 8, 14th September 2018

Our weekly newsletter can be found here

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07

MBAS Newsletter, Term 3, Week 7, 7th December 2018

Newsletter-7.9.18

Happy Friday! Please find our weekly newsletter here.

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AUG
31

MBAS Newsletter, Term 3, Week 6, 31st August 2018

Our weekly school newsletter has been sent today. Please find a copy here.

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AUG
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MBAS Newsletter, Term 3, Week 4, 17th August 2018

Our weekly newsletter is available here.

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AUG
14

Middle Years - Feedback sought

As you know, this year the Middle Years are exploring new ways of reporting to parents. At mid year, we held parent/ student/ teacher learning conversations rather than sending out written reports. These conversations were based on the Middle Years' vision of the sort of skills, knowledge and dispositions we are trying to develop in our students. Before the interviews parents were invited to fill out a form that gave their perceptions of their child's development in relation to the Middle Years' vision. Students and teachers also filled out the same form. 

The majority of the feedback we received from these learning conversations was very positive. However, many parents thought the language in the form contained too much "teacher jargon" and was difficult to make sense of. As a result we have re-drafted the form (see attached document) and would welcome your feedback on it.

If you get a chance to look at it please email your thoughts to Ally Bull (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or place your feedback via this google form - https://goo.gl/forms/H8qUWxd8XIqebx7Q2. If you would prefer to meet in a group with other interested parents to provide feedback please also let me know and we will arrange a meeting time.

Kind regards
Ally Bull
Deputy Principal - Middle Years

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AUG
10

MBAS Newsletter, Term 3, Week 3, 10th August 2018

Have a great weekend - check out our newsletter here

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AUG
06

Want to come to school in a Rally Car?

Want to arrive in style at school next week? Well Lu from Z Whitianga has organised a colouring competition, with the prize a ride to school in Hayden Paddon's car.

Entries and T's and C's here

pdf Hayden Paddon Colouring Comp Aug 2018 (1022 KB)

document Terms and Conditions - H Paddon Aug 2018 (3 KB)

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AUG
03

MBAS Newsletter, Term 3, Week 2

Newsletter-3.8

Good morning! Our newsletter has been sent and a copy can be found here.

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JUL
27

Newsletter, Term 3, Week 1 - 27th July 2018

Our newsletter can be found here 

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JUL
06

MBAS Newsletter, Term 2, Week 10, 6th July 2018

Our final newsletter for term 2 can be found here.

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JUL
03

Teachers - We want you!

Teachers-wanted

We are on the look out for Relief Teachers, particularly Primary trained, but we need ALL levels of relief teachers. 

We also have a long term relief position for term 3, specialising in PE and Health. This is part time of approximately 0.5 FTTE, but there would be the opportunity to pick up other relief work.

Please contact Kat on 07 8665916 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest.

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JUL
03

About the NCEA Review

On 27 May the NCEA review was launched. Reviewing the NCEA ensures that it remains fit for purpose and continues to support young people to succeed on a diverse range of pathways.

Māu hei kōrero: NCEA - have your say.
Over the next few months the government want to hear from thousands of people across New Zealand from a range of backgrounds. Everyone with an interest in NCEA is invited to share their experiences and ideas. In English or Te Reo Māori, online or on paper, at workshops or hui, or through social media - you choose.
https://conversation.education.govt.nz/…/ncea-have-your-say/ to find out more about the Big Opportunities and how you can have your say on the future of NCEA. The consultation closes on 16 September 2018.
#NCEAHaveYourSay, #NCEAMakeYourMark, #EdConvo18

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JUN
29

MBAS Newsletter, Term 2, Week 9, 29th June 2018

Kia ora koutou katoa! please find here our weekly newsletter

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