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
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
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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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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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
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

Dental Assistant - Part time position

A part time position has become available on the Waikato Health mobile dental clinic, see the Mercury Bay Informer for details.

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04

From Constable Catherine Sell – School Community Officer

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. 

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APR
12

Severe Weather - Information

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
- email

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.

Anne-Maree McDougall
Acting Principal

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05

Senior Parent Teacher Interviews

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

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04

Y11-13 Parent Interviews - Map of Teachers

Here is a map of where teachers will be situated on Wednesday afternoon.

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03

13 OE Examine 'Crankworx Festival'

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?!

 

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MAR
28

Music Students at Luke's Kitchen

Come along on Friday evening enjoy some food, a drink and listen to our talented music students perform. There were rave reviews of their last outing at Mercury Bay Estate last year - so this is an opportunity not to be missed!

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MAR
27

Rocket Launch!

Mr Everth and his students have been making rockets. Here is a picture and a video of a flight last week.

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MAR
23

Holiday programme

Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp, Thames - School Holiday Programme
26th-30th April: Wednesday 10.00 am to Sunday 12.00 noon
8-12 year olds (including all Year 8 Students)
Camp cost - $155 (no hidden extras)
Our Holiday Programmes are OSCAR approved, so you may be eligible for full or partial payment through OSCAR for our camp.
If your child is interested in attending our camp, please don't hesitate to contact us, either phone us on 07 868 8348.
For more registration form, OSCAR form or more details, please see our website:  http://www.kvcc.org.nz/page/Holiday_Camps/
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MAR
20

Job opportunity

Job opportunity.
We have been contacted by Gateway Glass & Aluminium to advertise a job opportunity for a school leaver. 
This would be an immediate start and possibly lead to apprenticeship in the glazing industry. If you are interested please phone Wazza 07 868 3344. Wazza will be in Whitianga Tuesday 21st March, so if you are interested best call him today. 
They are looking for someone who is willing to learn, have good work ethic and time keeping.

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MAR
17

DRAFT revised Tsunami Protocol - feedback sought

Attached here is a DRAFT revised Tsunami Protocol for our school. This has been developed after a forum held a fortnight ago and feedback from staff and community. Please take time to read the DRAFT protocol and we would like to invite you along to a second forum on Thursday 23rd March in the Library at 7pm. 

  pdf DRAFT Tsunami Protocol (410 KB)

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MAR
15

Teen Leaders still needed for Day Camp

Calling all 14 -18 year olds - We need you for a load of fun at Day Camp - its free! 

Come along and enjoy a whole day of activities and treats for leaders only.

Please register online, or see the office for a form or call Tracey on 0274773350

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MAR
14

Hannah Trebes wins top scholorship

Whitianga’s Hannah Trebes (17) has received a University of Waikato Te Paewai o te Rangi scholarship worth up to $25,000.

The former Mercury Bay Area School student was speechless when she heard the good news. “There was lots of smiling and jumping around the kitchen,” says Hannah.

Read the full article here

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MAR
09

Magical Park?

Check out what TCDC have done with Geo Air Games in Buffalo Beach Reserve -

 

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MAR
06

Y7&8 Triathlon - POSTPONED

The Y7& 8 Triathlon has been postponed tomorrow - we will advise a new date once this has been decided. Apologies for any in convenience.

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MAR
03

Hearing and Vision Testing

The Waikato DHB will here at school on March 29th for Hearing and vision testing. Below are the information sheets.

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