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School Closed Tomorrow 13th April

Kia Ora Whanau,

Due to the information we have gathered on Cyclone Cook from Civil Defence, TCDC, Met Service and the Ministry of Education, the Board of Trustees and I have decided that the school will be closed tomorrow (April 13th).

Please do not send your children to school.

The following Information has been received from TCDC

The Coromandel is on a full weather alert with the high possibility that Cyclone Cook will make landfall on the Coromandel in the next 24 hours.

Civil Defence is advising everybody to stock up on the supplies and medication today that will last at least 3 days.

"Everyone needs to be in a safe place and be prepared to sit it out for 24 hours or more," says Thames Valley Civil Defence Controller Garry Towler.

"Those planning to travel to or from the Coromandel from tonight through to Saturday, please delay your travel as the liklihood of slips and road closures is very high," says Mr Towler.

Residents need to be prepared for:
•       Flooding - the Coromandel is saturated from previous weather events
•       Multiple slips and debris flow (floods on steroids)
•       The likelihood of power loss
•       Road closures - both local Council roads and NZTA State Highways

Please keep safe and we will see you all in term 2.

Regards
Anne-Maree McDougall
Acting Principal

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Severe Weather - Information

Kia Ora Whanau,
This is just a reminder that should there be any changes with buses, trips or even a school closure tomorrow due to the weather, that we will communicate in the first instance via
- our MBAS facebook page
- Coromandel FM
- email

The school office will be minimally staffed and taking calls.

We suggest in weather events like these that you are proactive in checking these communication channels before sending your child to school.

Wishing your a safe and happy Easter and Holidays.

Anne-Maree McDougall
Acting Principal

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Newsletter Term 1, Week 10, 13th April 2017

Please find our newsletter here

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Across the River Swim Gallery

A selection of pictures from our annual across the river swim.

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Youth INtact service over the holiday period

Youth INtact services are running clinics over the school breaks in Whitianga and will be situated at the Te Korowai Clinic. Coghill Street Whitianga, on Friday the 21/04/17 and on Wednesday the 26/04/17, between the hours of 10am  and  2pm

If you are a current client of the Intact Youth AOD service or are interested in gaining help or education for substance use. . . Please feel free to come along to our clinics or contact INtact youth services directly for a referral on;

The Intact website; youthintact.org.nz

Or on the 0800 468 228 number.

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MBAS Equestrian Team

Our MBAS dressage team represented us at the North Island Schools dressage competition. The girls ( Kalani, Olivia, Amelia and Sage) represented the school awesomely.

Kalani placing 1st and 4th in her division in the 15years and over age group. Sage placing 9th and Olivia and Amelia a tenth in the 14years and under age group. Well done Team.
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Bike & Scooter Safety

Please remind children to be safe on their scooters and bikes coming to and from school. There have been a couple of near misses at intersections and with pedestrians. Cook Drive gets quite congested after school, scooters should be aware of pedestrians and give way to them on the footpath please. Bicycles also need to give way to pedestrians and be aware of traffic entering and exiting side streets.

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School Office Hours in Holidays

Our school office will be open in the second week of the holidays, Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th and Friday 28th April from 8.30am - 4pm. 

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Senior Parent Teacher Interviews

These have been cancelled today due to the weather. If you have any immediate concerns in regard to you child's report , please contact the subject teacher or dean directly. Email addresses can be found in our staff directory on our website - http://mbas.ac.nz/our-school/staff-directory

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Mobile Dental Clinic

The Mobile Dental Clinic will be back at MBAS from Wednesday 12th April.

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5th April - School is open

7.00am- There will also be NO Ferry Bus today. Bridge is flooded at Hot Water Beach Rd.

6.25am - Good Morning. School is OPEN.
Senior Parent Interviews are CANCELLED.
The following buses will NOT be running today-
Mill Creek, Tairua/Coroglen, 309 Rd, Moewai Park, Kuaotunu buses. Due to flooding and slips. 
A bus will run for Cenntennial. It will not go past the bottom of Centennial Drive towards Wharekaho. 
We are still waiting on information on the Ferry Landing Bus.
Thank you. 
Please follow this post for updates.

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Y11-13 Parent Interviews - Map of Teachers

Here is a map of where teachers will be situated on Wednesday afternoon.

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Across the River Swim - Update

Across the River Swim will now be held this Friday 7 April commencing at 10.15am. Students will depart from School at 9am and return back to School after the completion of the last event. Friday is mufti day and we encourage all students to wear house colours.

We still hold consents from the original date - please ONLY COMPLETE the attached form if your child will NOT BE ABLE to participate in the swim this Friday. If you have not yet given consent for your child to swim, please see the school office for a consent form.
https://goo.gl/forms/qUiyToY37anlxCzA3

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13 OE Examine 'Crankworx Festival'

As part of the year 13 outdoor education Level 3 NCEA standards, students are required to 'Examine a current physical activity event, trend or issue and it's impact on NZ society' Our students were lucky enough to head to Rotorua last week and get a look at the Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival, not only did they get to talk to a organiser about the event and it's impact on Rotorua, they got to put on their helmets and go for a ride. Who says school isn't fun?!

 

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Senior Y11-13 Parent Interviews

Progress reports were emailed home last week. Parent Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5th April . Bookings can be made through https://parentinterviews.co.nz/ using code FLZ28. If you have any immediate concerns in regard to you child's report , please contact the subject teacher or dean directly. Email addresses can be found in our staff directory on our website.

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Across the River Swim - UPDATE

Across the river swim will now be held on Friday the 7th of April, it will be a morning swim around 10:20am and then all students will be required to attend school after the event. An awesome day filled with lots of fun, so we encourage everyone to participate. Thank you to the Hot Water Beach Lifeguards and all those who help us on the day.

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Cooks Beach Triathlon

Cooks Beach Triathlon Information. This is being held on April 4th. Y5-6 students to register with Mr Jowsey, Y7-8 students to see Mr Ewing and Y9-13 to see Leisa. Entries close Thursday this week.

More info on our Facebook page

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Resilience Workshop

We will be holding another workshop on resilience on Thursday 6th April, from 7.00pm in the library.
This will be hosted by our new counsellor, Carolyn Gibbs and AP Primary Years, Philippa Surtees. We had great feedback from our forum last year and would love to see you again this year! This workshop is particularly aimed at families of primary years students

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Music Students at Luke's Kitchen

Come along on Friday evening enjoy some food, a drink and listen to our talented music students perform. There were rave reviews of their last outing at Mercury Bay Estate last year - so this is an opportunity not to be missed!

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Rocket Launch!

Mr Everth and his students have been making rockets. Here is a picture and a video of a flight last week.

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Waikato / BOP Athletics Championships

Five Students qualified for the WBOPSS Athletics Championships that were held at Porritt Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday 25th March.  
Results:
JJ Twemlow
800m 9th
1500m 10th
Tiana Tiro
3000m 4th
1500m  7th
Louisa Murie
3000m 7th
3000m  9th
 
Brad Ray 
Discus 9th
Javelin 4th
Shotput 9th
Holly McCleery
Discus 4th
Javelin 7th
Shotput 9th
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Newsletter Term 1, Week 3, 24th February 2017

Please find our week 3 newsletter here

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Newsletter Term 1, Week 5, 10th March 2017

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Newsletter Term 1, Week 6, 17th March 2017

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Newsletter Term 1, Week 7, 24th March 2017

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