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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.
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.
Mercury Bay Area School
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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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.
Deputy Principal - Middle Years
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.
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.
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.
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