The Community pool is now closed for the winter.
The Trust would like to thank everyone for their support over this season.
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,
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.
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
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?!
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.
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.
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
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.
Class, individual and sibling photos will be taken at school next Thursday/Friday. If you require 'sibling' photos these need to be booked by completing the form available from the school office. The 'sibling' photo form needs to be returned by Wednesday 4pm at the latest. Thank you.
We would like to invite you all to a “Meet the Teacher” opportunity on Wednesday, March 1st. We need to be clear that this is not a time to talk about your individual child’s achievement or needs, but rather an opportunity to get to know how the class works, get to know the teacher a little better and also meet some of the other parents of students’ in your child’s class.
You can make an appointment with your child’s teacher at any time to talk about their progress. Monday or Thursday afternoons are usually the best as we have meetings on other days. Please click http://mbasprimary.weebly.com/
1.30 - 2.00pm In the library. Ms Surtees and I will be hosting a session about the “big picture” of our primary school, the vision and how we are working towards achieving it. This session is suitable for any parent regardless of the level of the primary school that their child in.
From 2.15 onwards we will also be there with activities, resources etc in relation to helping your child at home.
2.15 - 2.45 the Year 1 and 2 teachers will be hosting a session in their rooms for their parents.
2.45- 3.15 - the Year 3 and 4 teachers and Whaea Jean will be hosting a session in their rooms for their parents.
3.15 - 3.45 - the Year 5 and 6 teachers will be hosting a session in their rooms for their parents.
It would be really helpful for us to know how many people to expect, so we would appreciate you filling in the appropriate form below to RSVP to this event.
Meet the Teacher - Library Session 1.30pm - 2.00pm https://goo.gl/forms/VopVPhslC
Years 1 and 2 Meet the Teacher 2.15pm -2.45pm https://goo.gl/forms/yUGmSO0fb
Years 3 and 4 Meet the Teacher 2.45pm -3.15pm https://goo.gl/forms/foUCk3oOX
Years 4-6 Roopu Meet the Teacher 2.45pm - 3.15pm https://goo.gl/forms/9LsV5dZM9
Years 5 and 6 Meet the Teacher 3.15pm - 3.45 https://goo.gl/forms/qJgm0Xl16
Thank you for your help - we look forward to seeing you there.
YEAR 9-13 SWIMMING SPORTS - POSTPONED
After looking at forecasts for tomorrow we have made decision to postpone the swimming sports until Monday where the weather looks much better.
So school as normal tomorrow - and we will see you in your house colours on Monday!