A part time position has become available on the Waikato Health mobile dental clinic, see the Mercury Bay Informer for details.
Welcome back from the school holidays! The sun shone and the fish were biting – life is good huh!
1st May is the start of Road Safety Week, although every week is, especially when our children are involved. I will be visiting as many schools as possible this week to deliver road safety related items and messages to your children. Please go over some of the rules you have in your family to keep them safe – around cycling, walking, crossing roads and getting on and off school buses.
Recently I have been asked to talk to children about ‘stranger danger’. This is a term we avoid using now, mainly because sadly, most abusers are known to the child, and sometimes they need to ask a person they don’t know for help. The Keeping Ourselves Safe programme which your child would have been taught within the past 2 years, gives children skills to identify how they feel if a situation or person makes them uncomfortable and what to do about it. Regardless of how big or small the matter is, it is important that they tell an adult that they trust what has happened. If a child discloses anything to you it is important that you listen to them, tell them you believe them and if necessary seek help from other sources.
Kia Ora Whanau,
Due to the information we have gathered on Cyclone Cook from Civil Defence, TCDC, Met Service and the Ministry of Education, the Board of Trustees and I have decided that the school will be closed tomorrow (April 13th).
Please do not send your children to school.
The following Information has been received from TCDC
The Coromandel is on a full weather alert with the high possibility that Cyclone Cook will make landfall on the Coromandel in the next 24 hours.
Civil Defence is advising everybody to stock up on the supplies and medication today that will last at least 3 days.
"Everyone needs to be in a safe place and be prepared to sit it out for 24 hours or more," says Thames Valley Civil Defence Controller Garry Towler.
"Those planning to travel to or from the Coromandel from tonight through to Saturday, please delay your travel as the liklihood of slips and road closures is very high," says Mr Towler.
Residents need to be prepared for:
• Flooding - the Coromandel is saturated from previous weather events
• Multiple slips and debris flow (floods on steroids)
• The likelihood of power loss
• Road closures - both local Council roads and NZTA State Highways
Please keep safe and we will see you all in term 2.
Kia Ora Whanau,
This is just a reminder that should there be any changes with buses, trips or even a school closure tomorrow due to the weather, that we will communicate in the first instance via
- our MBAS facebook page
- Coromandel FM
The school office will be minimally staffed and taking calls.
We suggest in weather events like these that you are proactive in checking these communication channels before sending your child to school.
Wishing your a safe and happy Easter and Holidays.
Youth INtact services are running clinics over the school breaks in Whitianga and will be situated at the Te Korowai Clinic. Coghill Street Whitianga, on Friday the 21/04/17 and on Wednesday the 26/04/17, between the hours of 10am and 2pm
If you are a current client of the Intact Youth AOD service or are interested in gaining help or education for substance use. . . Please feel free to come along to our clinics or contact INtact youth services directly for a referral on;
The Intact website; youthintact.org.nz
Or on the 0800 468 228 number.
Our MBAS dressage team represented us at the North Island Schools dressage competition. The girls ( Kalani, Olivia, Amelia and Sage) represented the school awesomely.
Please remind children to be safe on their scooters and bikes coming to and from school. There have been a couple of near misses at intersections and with pedestrians. Cook Drive gets quite congested after school, scooters should be aware of pedestrians and give way to them on the footpath please. Bicycles also need to give way to pedestrians and be aware of traffic entering and exiting side streets.
These have been cancelled today due to the weather. If you have any immediate concerns in regard to you child's report , please contact the subject teacher or dean directly. Email addresses can be found in our staff directory on our website - http://mbas.ac.nz/our-school/staff-directory
7.00am- There will also be NO Ferry Bus today. Bridge is flooded at Hot Water Beach Rd.
6.25am - Good Morning. School is OPEN.
Senior Parent Interviews are CANCELLED.
The following buses will NOT be running today-
Mill Creek, Tairua/Coroglen, 309 Rd, Moewai Park, Kuaotunu buses. Due to flooding and slips.
A bus will run for Cenntennial. It will not go past the bottom of Centennial Drive towards Wharekaho.
We are still waiting on information on the Ferry Landing Bus.
Please follow this post for updates.
Across the River Swim will now be held this Friday 7 April commencing at 10.15am. Students will depart from School at 9am and return back to School after the completion of the last event. Friday is mufti day and we encourage all students to wear house colours.
We still hold consents from the original date - please ONLY COMPLETE the attached form if your child will NOT BE ABLE to participate in the swim this Friday. If you have not yet given consent for your child to swim, please see the school office for a consent form.
As part of the year 13 outdoor education Level 3 NCEA standards, students are required to 'Examine a current physical activity event, trend or issue and it's impact on NZ society' Our students were lucky enough to head to Rotorua last week and get a look at the Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival, not only did they get to talk to a organiser about the event and it's impact on Rotorua, they got to put on their helmets and go for a ride. Who says school isn't fun?!
Progress reports were emailed home last week. Parent Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5th April . Bookings can be made through https://parentinterviews.co.nz/ using code FLZ28. If you have any immediate concerns in regard to you child's report , please contact the subject teacher or dean directly. Email addresses can be found in our staff directory on our website.
Across the river swim will now be held on Friday the 7th of April, it will be a morning swim around 10:20am and then all students will be required to attend school after the event. An awesome day filled with lots of fun, so we encourage everyone to participate. Thank you to the Hot Water Beach Lifeguards and all those who help us on the day.
We will be holding another workshop on resilience on Thursday 6th April, from 7.00pm in the library.
This will be hosted by our new counsellor, Carolyn Gibbs and AP Primary Years, Philippa Surtees. We had great feedback from our forum last year and would love to see you again this year! This workshop is particularly aimed at families of primary years students