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Bus Drivers needed…
Multiple Permanent Part Time and Casual vacancies around the Hauraki / Coromandel region
We have a number of depots located throughout the Hauraki / Coromandel Region, each responsible for delivering quality service. Depots are based in Whitianga, Kerepehi, Waihi, Paeroa and Kopu, as well as a number of satellite depots.
The role of a Bus Driver is both rewarding and fulfilling so If you:
• Are recently retired and just looking for something to help fill some of your day or
• Your children have reached the age that you can spend mornings and afternoons driving and want to have school holidays off or
• Need to earn a bit of cash and
• Thrive on providing excellent customer service and
• Have a preference to work in a 'sole charge' role and also
• Really enjoy driving
To succeed in this role it is essential you have:
• A clean driving record
• The right to live and work in New Zealand
• Great interpersonal and communication skills
• A valid full Class 1 New Zealand Drivers Licence for at least 2 years
Murphy Buses will give full training to gain your Class 2 Driver Licence and P Endorsement (if required) and the skills to complete your duties in this position.
Opportunities may also exist for you to do charters and other such driving duties
Our very own Tayze has made it into the top two for the team yellow art work competition for The Block Nz, please click here to vote for Tayze and MBAS could win $500 of Art supplies!
The MBAS Year 11 Business Studies class is organising a pop-up shoe and clothing shop at the end of this term on Thursday 6th July in the school Library from 3p.m. - 5 p.m. All of the proceeds from this one-off sale will be donated to the Starship Oncology Unit.
Tangos Shoes has generously donated a large stock of shoes and boots to sell at very heavily discounted prices (from $10 - $20 per pair). All new and still in their boxes!
With the school ball coming up at the end of July we would like to be able to offer for sale any unwanted ball dresses, suits and shirts and suitable accessories, again with all sale proceeds going to the Starship Oncology Unit.
If you have suitable items to donate these can be left at the school office any time before Monday 3rd July.
The students of Year 11 Business Studies.
The Carnival team has held it's AGM and has filled it's committee and are ready to start the process of planning this year's event. It's not too late to lend a hand and be involved in this great event that is our school's major fundraiser. Come along to the first planning meeting of 2017 with your ideas - Tuesday 9am July 4th in the Library.
Thank you to this year's Carnival Committee for taking on the following roles -
Chair - Kay McDonald
Treasurer - Suzanne Fisher
Secretary - Kat Neilson-Jones
Committee - John Wright, John Skelton, Denise Eggers, Jo Trebes, Stephan Bosman & Sharyn Morcom
July School Holiday Activities in the Mercury Bay Library are to focus on Fun with Lego.
We will be establishing a Lego Club at the Library and wish to start off with Activities during the holidays to see who would like to come along and participate in some fun games. Watch this space for times and dates of these events.
Mercury Bay Holiday Fun Football
Where: Mercury Bay Area School, Whitianga
Date: Thursday 13 July
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Price: $25 per player
All age groups
MBAS is on a roll with some fantastic rugby again this weekend.
1st XV played another nail biter of a game against Paeroa who have just returned to the Thames Valley competition after playing in the Chiefs Bowl for the first round and we knew it would be a hard one to win. It ended with a draw of 12 all and leaves us undefeated in the competition so far. Tries by Callum Walker and Christian Fletcher, conversion by Cameron Richards
U17s had a bye
4th Grade played Thames and had a magnificent win of 83-0. Tries by Bradley Ray x3, Anaru Aupouri-Te Huia x5, Kybah Aupouri-Te Huia, Ethan Giles x2, Billy Clarke, Jonathan Handy, Noah Bowen.
Player of the day - forward - Austin Morcom
Back - Anaru Apouri-Te Huia
William Hau - Mirko was awarded player of the day from Thames
Next weeks games
1st XV play away in Ngatea against Hauraki Plains College at 11am
U17s play at Whitianga against Hauraki Plains College 10am
4th Grade play Paeroa in Paeroa 10am
Photo by Annabel Wharton of 4th grade after their amazing win, looking flash in their new jerseys thanks to pub charities
This is a community driven initiative to reduce the number of plastic bags in our community,simply by making reusable bags from recycled materials.
Everyone is welcome to come along every Tuesday afternoon to Mercury Bay Area School to make reusable bags in the sewing room. Its a great opportunity to come along and meet new people, do some sewing, ironing, pining, screen printing or just enjoy a cup of tea.
Help us reduce the amount of plastic bags in our community so we can save our beautiful environment.
Fantastic rugby this weekend!
1st XV win over Thames 25-17 gave us the Graham Watton trophy for winning the first round and also we now hold the Thames challenge shield. It was a great game for the spectators, very evenly matched and some really good rugby.
The students are selling raffle tickets to raise money for Stage Challenge...the prize is great!!!
1ST PRIZE $1500 NEW WORLD VOUCHER
2ND PRIZE $350 NEW WORLD VOUCHER
3RD PRIZE $150 NEW WORLD VOUCHER
Tickets are $5 for 3 chances .......
They will be in the school office so please go and see the lovely ladies there to purchase yours now....
Thank you New World!
This month I would like to discuss Cyber Safety. In my role of School Community Officer I look after 35 schools, and over the last 3 years I have been contacted by almost every school for assistance with cyber safety related issues. The issues range from relatively minor concerns around unwanted texts, to young people obtaining sexually explicit images of their friends and posting them on line. The age of some children involved is alarmingly young, and in many serious cases there are strong indicators that the child has had access to pornography, which may be considered psychological abuse when viewed by a person under the age of 18.
The problem is not going to go away and criminals are in our area. The rule of optimism means we think the baddies are in Nigeria and we doubt our children would be at risk, however, they are.
Make family and friends aware of what you will and won’t allow when posting photos online – and leave the personal information out. You wouldn’t ask your child to go to the supermarket and give a stranger a photo of them sitting on their bed, so why would it happen online? And it is – a lot! This draws the wrong type of person to you, and just like adults, if the friendship/relationship breaks down, your image could be used to destroy your reputation, and future. Predators troll the internet for images with clues to a potential victim’s location and identity. A photo posted of a child in school uniform, or a sport’s team uniform may be enough to start a connection. Declaring vulnerability to strangers is motivation for the offender, for example if a child has had a fight with dad, the predator will become the confidant and listen and agree with the child. They will find common ground and this is the process of grooming.
Online requires the same parental oversite as the physical world. We may be tempted to tell children to get in the real world when they are on their devices, but our children have grown up with the internet and it is ‘The Real World’ to them. It is all they have known. Make sure your child can talk to you about anything, and consider your response because if you have the wrong response your child will not talk to you about problems. It is up to parenting relationships and values to protect the child, regardless of whether it is the Internet of physical world.
Netsafe is an excellent source of information for all internet users. Check out these 10 things to think about at https://www.netsafe.org.nz/online-safety-for-parents/
1.Set expectations 2.Understand what they do online 3.If you don’t understand it, try it 4.Set a good example 5.Teach them the basics 6.Setting up social media 7. Give them the tools they need 8. Online bullying 9. What about ‘sexting’ 10. What if something does happen?