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Six MBAS students attended the National Secondary School Surf Comp in Raglan where over 20 Schools from over New Zealand competed. Our students competing were Julian Evereth, Tangaroa Lewis, Atawhai Charteris, Harry Evans, Ben Smith and James Scott.
Mercury Bay Area School came out 6th overall on points.
Individuals Overall Results - Ben Smith 5th equal in U14 Boys & James Scott 6th equal in U16 Boys
Congratulations guys - we need a woman in the team for next year...
Netball MBAS Senior A Preparing for UNISS - The upper North Island Secondary Schools tournament
Senior A played at the WBoP secondary school netball tournie in Rororua August 6. A VERY cold tournie in Rotorua for WBoP UNISS teams. MBAS won 1 of 6 games. The team we won against is in the same grade as us at UNISS. A very positive tournie for us, as we could see where we stand against teams in higher grades. Bring on UNISS!!! Grace Ngataua identified at the WBoP Secondary School Tournmament
Thank you to our local sponsors....Cooper Tyres Whitianga, Coastal Refrigeration, Hot Water Beach Top 10,New World Whitianga and NZCT. You have helped us get to UNISS.
Semi Final results for our Devo and 4th grade boys - August 6
4th grade played a massive game against HPC with a big home crowd, held up on the try line twice it was so close but the end result was a 5-0 loss
Development played in Waihi with a loss of 28-3. Penalty kick to Joe Reynolds and Players of the Day - Fletcher Bale and Daniel MacFarlane.
Photo by Stacey Bale - Development Daniel MacFarlane charging forward in Waihi
Photo: 4th grade Emanual Johnston preparing to kick to touch
Photo by Stacey Bale: Development Daniel MacFarlane charging forward in Waihi
The Ball has come and gone for another year. It was certainly one to remember a really lovely evening filled with plenty of laughter, dancing and of course good music.
While everyone shone and truly looked fantastic this year’s King was Liam Parry, Queen Eliza Shelvey, Prince Fletcher Bale, Princess Tayla Martin-free,
Cutest couple Treena Bellamy and Jordan Martin-free, best dancer Hikapuhi Clayton and finally best dressed Chelsea Macfarlane.
We would like to formally thank the Flight Club ballroom for once again being such accommodating hosts and the amazing ball committee team whom without their effort our
Red Carpet premiere Ball would not have been possible.
Spirit Week is taking a slightly different form this week and will now be in week 2 of term 4. The senior student leaders are busy hatching plans for our ‘School Spirit Day’ which will be on October 21st. More information will be fed out over the coming weeks of term 3. It’s all about us as a school being proud and showing just how much ‘spirit’ have! :)
Daffodil day is another event fast approaching on this day 26th August it is a school wide mufti day and it is, as usual, a gold coin donation in support of finding a cure for cancer. However on this day please wear some items of yellow and green clothing to really fully support ‘Daffodil day’.
A little team of dedicated students is hoping to run another Shave for a cure this year, following Chelsea MacFarlane and other students amazing efforts last year. We have Joshua Spurdle shaving for cancer and Jonika Edgecombe alongside Ruby Meek and Billie McDonnell doing the 30 cm chop. There are still chances for any other students who wish to participate, and either shave or chop. If you wish to do so please come and have a chat with either Eliza Shelvey, Jonika Edgecombe or Amelia Tomkins. No dates as of yet have been finalised.
Mock exams are in a couple of weeks, so it is time to start putting aside 30 minutes to an hour each night for some quick revision, even the tiniest bit can help in the long run. Remember should anything happen to you or your family near the time of the real exams run in November and December your mock exam grades shall stand as your final grades! So although they are mocks they are important!
Best of luck and stay warm during this blast of winter :)
Your Senior Student Leadership team
Primary School working for Foster Hope
Our collection has started. Our Primary children have made donations to Foster Hope- our charity chosen to mark World Humanitarian Day on August 19th. Donations of new toothbrushes, toothpaste and facecloths along with new or good condition second hand books can be dropped off with your classroom teacher or at the front office.
NZQA Fees Payment
Please be reminded that these fees are due to the school by September 2nd. They are then forwarded onto NZQA.
Domestic students - NCEA entry of $76.70
International Fee paying students- $383.30
If you are eligible for financial assistance then you must collect a form from the school or download from: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/assets/qualifications-and-standards/qualifications/ncea/Application-For-Financial-Assistance.pdf These forms must be filled in and returned to school with the $20 entry fee.
A message from the local police - Road Safety
Please remember that yellow lines mean no stopping - as per the road code - there is a $150 fine for stopping or parking on yellow lines. Please use the bus bay for dropping off in the mornings - please also be aware of buses arriving.
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Every Tuesday night Senior A's are travelling to play teams in Paeroa and Thames in preparation for their UNISS debut. They have just returned from WBoP Tournie in Rotorua where they could measure their skill against future UNISS Teams. Congrtas to Grace Ngataua - identified at the WBoP Secondary School Tournie.
Games tonight in the gym. MBAS vs HPC...Junior girls start the ball rolling at 3.15. Some wins needed to ensure a place in the semis.......Come along and support our teams.
Netball girls are selling cupcakes and sausages to fund their trip to UNISS in Auckland and the end of August. (The upper North Island Secondary Schools netball tournament)
1st XV loss to HPC 50-0
Devo win over HPC 43-17
Tries for Antonio Anderson, Jamie Tohaia, Marcus Marsters, Blake Dowd, Tangaroa Lewis, Jack Stevenson, 4x conversions by Joe Reynolds
4th Grade win over HPC 19-17
Tries for Aaron Johansen, Khan Simpson, Casey King, 2x conversions by Luke Caddy
Congratulations to Devo and 4th grade who are now both through to semi finals!
Come along to the school hall on Wednesday 10 August to explore your options for the future. Loads of great ideas and inspiration from a great selection of tertiary educators.
Universities, Businesses, Techs and Private educators.
Kia Ora – Welcome to the Middle Years
Thanks to all the parents and caregivers who have taken time out to meet the teachers. As always it is great to put faces to names. Those who couldn't make it are still welcome to contact the school and make a time to meet your child's I-Time teacher. The I-Time teacher is your first port of call should you have any concerns or celebrations to pass on to us. Our aim is to be a family friendly school.
Year 9 Orientation Day
Yr 9 students had a brilliant start to the year meeting new friends and participating in lots of fun team building activities. The weather was just right too.
Middle / Senior Swimming Sports
Underway – full swing!
Yes we are in full swing. Classes are well settled, learning is underway, and it seems that we have had a very settled start all round. It is fantastic that our young people are well prepared for their learning, and I appreciate parents and caregivers input into this to ensure all is well organised.
With the three learning blocks on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, students in Y7-13 can be very selective (and organised ahead of time) to bring only the learning resources (and their digital device) they need for each day. Simply put, they don’t need to lug all their books for all their learning programmes around each day – they ought to have only those resources that are needed for the day. Every student has a Learning Programme print out or can access it off KAMAR, so they can be well prepared for the next day’s learning.