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Help save our Helicopter - by Cara Bosman (Year 11)

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The Coromandel rescue helicopter base in Whitianga is a very important part of our community. Due to a government restructure of air ambulances across New Zealand, the base is earmarked to be closed. The Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust (the owner of the base) is organising a public meeting at the base (at the end of Abrahamson Drive) on Saturday 5 May at 3:30pm. The purpose of the meeting is to show the community’s opposition to the closure of the base.

I would like to urge all Mercury Bay Area School staff and families (parents, caregivers, children and grandparents) and their friends to attend the meeting. For us on the Coromandel, all that will happen if we lose the base is that it will take a rescue helicopter from Hamilton or Auckland much longer to get to an emergency on the Peninsula.

Walter Russell, the chairman of the Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust said, “Strength is in numbers.” As many people as possible need to attend the meeting so that a very strong message can be sent to the government that the base need to stay open.

I hope to see everyone at the meeting.

Cara Bosman

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MBAS Newsletter, Week 10, Term 1, 13th April 2018

Last newsletter for term 1 here.

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 1, Week 8, 29th Mach 2018

Our newsletter can be found here.

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MBAS Neswletter, Term 1, Week 7, 23rd March 2018

Our weekly newsletter can be found here.

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 1, Week 6, 16th March 2018

Kia ora all! Our weekly newsletter can be found here.

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15

Football Registrations now open

To register for this season please visit webiste - Mercurybayfootballclub

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08

Support staff vacancies

We have three positions that we are looking to fill in our support staff team - could you be the right person?

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Mercury Bay Secondary School Rugby needs you!

Please see below - we need your help!

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Tsunami Evac cancelled

TSUNAMI EVACUATION TRIAL is CANCELLED today due to the weather. We will advise at a later date if this will be rescheduled.

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 1, Week 4, 2 March 2018

Good morning, catch up on the Athletics, Spirit of Adventure trip, Snorkeling at Gemstone Bay, Info on the Tsunami Evacuation Trial and much more!

All here!

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2018 Senior Athletics

Last Thursday we had the 9-13 athletics day. Once again the student leaders showed up to help Mrs McCleery and Miss Oram set up marquees- which were much needed as the rain came through! Students dressed up in their house colours and didn’t let the rain stop them from trying their hardest. The day started with 1500m- 4 and ¾  laps, which really set the fun and competitive tone for the day. 

Although there were a few rain showers throughout the day, it did not dampen the mood! Students still ran their races and participated fully, which was wonderful to see. Unfortunately, because of the rain, we could not have the high-jump running for safety reasons, but students will still be able to do that event throughout the coming week. 

The annual house versus teachers relay was definitely entertaining! While the teachers crossed the line first, they, unfortunately, did not win as one of their members, Mr Mulholland, dropped the baton mid-way through the race. Better luck next time! (The teachers would like to point out that they were the first across the line..!)

During lunchtime, we had the 3000m, which is 7 ½ laps! It was great to see students enjoying themselves and putting in the effort for their houses! Other fun events included the 1 lap walk, where everyone in the houses participate, gaining a lot more house points.

Matahaorua was winning the house competition because of swimming sports, but Tainui has now taken over in points and is now in the lead! Go Tainui! 

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 1, Week 3, 23rd February 2018

Our weekly school newsletter for week 3 is ready and can be viewed here.

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2018 Senior Swimming Sports

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 1, Week 2, 16th February 2018

Our latest newsletter has just been sent.

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Youth sailing update

An update from Jonathan Kline of Mercury Bay Boating Club

Our Term 1 Mercury Bay Mentors kicked off their first session yesterday.  The Mercury Bay Mentor program is designed for junior sailors aged 7 to 11 and teaches kids the fun and thrill of sailing, while they gain confidence and shipshape habits.  Children will learn the basic concepts of seamanship and the sport of sailing.  In addition, they will be taught to become ambassadors for the sport and coastal stewards of our unique environment.  The primary objective is to introduce sailing as a fun, safe activity and prepare these young sailors to progress to the Mercury Bay Boating Club’s Level One learn to sail program.

The day opened with low cloud, drizzle, and a perfect 10 knot north-easterly breeze.  These junior sailors did not let the grey day dampen their enthusiasm and needed little prompting when the order was given to suit up and get ready to sail.  Our volunteer parents and coaches were also invigorated by the warm showers, steel-grey sea, and enchanting views of our offshore islands, emerging and disappearing from behind frequent curtains of rain.   

We began our session at the Boating Club with lessons on proper dress, safety, and club rules.  We then moved outside to orient the kids with the points of the compass and how they relate to the main geographical features of the bay. 

For more information about the Mercury Bay Youth Sailing please contact Tara Corley or Jonathan Kline at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. follow us on Facebook – Mercury Bay Youth Sailing.

Mercury Bay Youth Sailing promotes sailing, seamanship, ocean and coastal stewardship, and marine awareness among our town's youth and adults so that they become ambassadors for the sport and champions of our unique and precious environment.

Jonathan Kline

+64 27 392 7280

Many thanks to Linda Bird for the excellent photos. 

   

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Bike Riding and safety

School Community Officer, Catherine Sell has shared some information on bike safety. Feel free to check out these links.


http://onyabike.nz/

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 1, Week 1, 9th February 20018

Our weekly newsletter has been emailed this morning - check it our here!

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Pre-term newsletter out now!

We are kicking off 2018 with our first newsletter - check it our here!

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2018 Stationery lists

Stationery lists are here.  List are also held at Paper Plus Whitianga, The Warehouse Whitianga and Warehouse Stationery in Thames.

pdf 2018 New Entrant stationery pack (204 KB)

document Y1 6 & Roopu stationery 2018 (116 KB)

document Y7 & 8 Stationery 2018 (82 KB)

document Y9 Stationery 2018 (26 KB)

document Y10 Stationery 2018 (54 KB)

document Y11 Stationery 2018 (157 KB)

document Y12 Stationery 2018 (165 KB)

document Y13 Stationery 2018 (143 KB)

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Cheyenne's Boomerang Bag Video

Check out Cheyenne's video that she made as part of her Media course this year - promoting our boomerang bags!

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 4, Week 9

Have a great summer, we will see you back in 2018, here's our final newsletter for 2017.

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MBAS Newsletter Term 4, Week 8

Check out what we have been up to here!

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Scholarship Information Help

Attached are links to some helpful info about scholarships and applying for them. Will be really useful for anyone looking at scholarships next year.

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MBAS shine at Thames Valley Athletics

41 Athletes from Mercury Bay made up the Peninsula Central Cluster team that qualified for Thames Valley Primary Athletics day.
The following students placed in events.
8yrs
Noah Kline 2nd Shot put
Riley Rangi-Isaac 2nd 60m
9yrs
Conner Nash 2nd Long jump
10yrs
Te Kari Mataiti  1st Long jump.  1st  High jump
Drew Casey  1st 200m.  2nd  1500m.  3rd 800m.
Kiri Kauere Paora Puha 3rd Discus
Quinn McCleery 2nd Long jump
Josh Markowski 1st 1500m 2nd 800m.
11yrs
Colville Green 1st Long jump.  2nd 200m.
Jacob Corley 2nd 800m
Corey Bredesen 3rd 200m
Francie Lidgard 3rd 1500m
12yrs
Olivia McDonald 3rd 1500m
Sophie-Lee Simonsen Kemp 3rd High jump
Sally Mills 2nd Shot put.
Chloe Roberts 1st 100m. 1st 200m.  
Charlie Wisdom 3rd 200m. 3rd 800m.
Relays 8/9 girls 2nd - Savarna Brightwell, Kaya Mataiti, Ella Simpson (TeRnga), Mia Bently-Butz (When)
Relay 10yr boys 2nd - Mark Johnston, Quinn McCleery, Josh Markowski, Mataeo Wiclas.(When)
Relay 10yr girls 3rd - Chelsea Springer, Te Kari Mataiti, Kiri Kauere Paora Puha, Drew Casey.
Relay 11yr boys 3rd - Bryn Corley, Jacob Corley, Corey Bredesen, Colville Green.
Relay 12yr girls 3rd - Chloe Roberts, Sally Mills, Jemma Mills, Stella-Rose Bahr (When)
Full results will be available on Thames Valley Primary Sports Association website.
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MBAS Newsletter, Term 4, Week 5

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