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JUN
08

Stage Challenge fundraising

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!

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JUN
07

Online Safety For Parents - a message from Constable Catherine Sell

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?

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JUN
01

MBAS Newsletter, Term 2, Week 5

Please find a copy of our newsletter here

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JUN
01

Lunchtime Dodgeball

The senior sports leaders have organised a lunchtime dodgeball for the years 9-13 on a Friday lunch time in the big gym, so all students are welcome!! Come along and have some fitness and fun! This will be starting on the 16th of June, listen out for the daily notices. See you all there!!!

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MAY
26

Help us collect Yummy Stickers!

Mercury Bay Area School is now collecting 'Yummy Stickers' so that we can get our share of $200,000 of sports gear. 

Pick up a sticker sheet from Leisa McCleery or bring your stickers and stick on your class sheet in your classroom. If you would like your own sheet - print one here.

Thank you to Stacey Rolton and Trevor from New World for getting us started by donating 2 boxes of apples to eat and collect the stickers from!

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MAY
26

MBAS Newsletter, Term 2, Week4

Please find our week 4 newsletter here

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MAY
25

Tsunami Forum

What we are hoping will be the final Tsunami forum will be held on Wednesday, May 31st in the school library at 7pm.

All parents, caregivers and community are welcome. Attached here is an updated document from the scientific team around possible inundation of the school. 

If you would like to come along to the forum, the scientific team will be here to help answer questions.

Please R.S.V.P to Kat on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pdf Response to concerns regarding Tsunami Modelling 2017 (6.56 MB)

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MAY
24

MBAS Japan Tour Report

On Sunday morning, 9th April 2017, twelve students and three staff members (Sandi Lowe, Joanna Mannington and Judy Evans) boarded our Air New Zealand flight to Tokyo, ready to embark on a two week language and cultural journey. This trip, which had been a year and a half in the planning, was intended to give our MBAS language learners the opportunity to connect their classroom learning of the language and culture of Japan to the reality of a lived experience. The itinerary had been compiled to include a mix of modern and pop culture, traditional culture and visits to sites of historical significance.

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MAY
24

Mount Ruapehu trip 40th reunion get together

When: Sunday of Queen's Birthday June 4th
Where: Mercury Bay Bowling Club
Time: 11.00am
Who: Any folk who have attended as pupils or parents .
Why: Let's celebrate and share the fun times and try to support a worthy student to go this year.
What to bring?:  An item for a raffle and a something for a shared lunch.
And photos ,books and memories.

Make up a group and have a mini reunion.
There is a facebook event page so an indication of your attendance would be helpful.
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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MAY
24

MBAS Newsletter, Term 2, Week 3

Please find our weekly newsletter here

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MAY
17

Want to enjoy a funky music scene for free?

We're looking for some capable volunteers to help at the Mercury Bay Music Festival at Queen's Birthday Weekend. If you give us 2 shifts, we'll give you a free weekend pass to the Mercury Bay Music Festival. One shift gets you a one day pass. 

If you can help please contact Stella Pennell - ph. 027 2380105 or email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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MAY
17

Skate School workshop

I am taking expressions of interest for those students who are passionate about Skating and would be keen to attend a skate workshop here in Whitianga either at lunch time or after School. Please register your name with Leisa at the Sports Co-ordinators office.

Dates and times and prices will be dependent on numbers that register.

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MAY
15

Leaving School Magazine

Leaving School Magazine for senior students can be found here.

The magazine is now available online at www.oliverlee.co.nz/leavingschool-issue9 and can be easily downloaded onto PC’s, iPads and other devices.

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MAY
11

Mothers Day Fun Run

WE LOVE OUR MUMS! Come and celebrate yours.
The annual Jennian Homes and Heart Foundation 5Km fun run/walk taking place Sunday 14th May. With your ticket you receive a great goody bag plus AMAZING prizes to be won, including awesome spot prizes on the day. There will be music and great coffee to get you going for that run/walk.
Please register at 
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MAY
10

School Uniform on Sale

School Uniform on Sale

Two weeks only Starting May 10th. 30% off Polo shirts. Pop down to the Warehouse Whitianga.

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MAY
10

After School Art Classes

After School Art Classes
After school Art classes starting again 
3.05 -4.45pm Thursdays Room 13 $10 lesson.
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MAY
09

Cooking Club

Term 2 

After School Cooking Club with Jo Mannington
Yrs 9 - 11
6 weeks starting on Week 3 Wednesday 17th in the Food Room from 2.05 until 4 pm. 
Gold Coin Donation to cover expenses. 
Come learn more skills and have an after school snack!
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MAY
09

Kauri Fun Run

Details of fun run on 13th May attached here

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MAY
08

1st XV first game win

A great start for the 1st XV with a win over Te Aroha 45-10.  Tries by James Arthur, Cameron Richards, Liam Parry, Keegan Gunner, Rewi Robertson, Lucas Schurs and Austin Brear. Five conversions by Cameron Richards. 

Next week 1st XV are away in Waihi and the 4th grade and U17s will begin their campaign.

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MAY
05

MBAS Newsletter Term 2, Week 1

Please click here for our e newsletter

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MAY
04

Hauraki Youth INtact launch

Come along and support the offical launch of Youth INtact (Rangatahi focused Alcohol and Drug Support)

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MAY
04

Community Pool

The Community pool is now closed for the winter.

The Trust would like to thank everyone for their support over this season.

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MAY
04

School Jacket Orders- Years 7-13

Jackets are now available to pre-order at a cost of $150 each.  (Same cost as last year)
If you are wanting to purchase a school jacket can you please see the office to pre-order your size and make payment by Thursday  23 February.
The first jacket order will be placed on Friday, 12th and should be available for distribution after 31 May.
If you have any queries, can you please see the office.
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MAY
04

Chaplaincy Service available at MBAS

Did you know that we have a Chaplain available to talk to students on Tuesdays (10-2pm) at Rangimarie?

Please make an appointment with the office or drop in and see Chaplain Ange Gregory.

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MAY
04

Music Festival - Stalls wanted

Looking at doing some fundraising? 

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