Cooks Beach Triathlon Information. This is being held on April 4th. Y5-6 students to register with Mr Jowsey, Y7-8 students to see Mr Ewing and Y9-13 to see Leisa. Entries close Thursday this week.
More info on our Facebook page
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
Always wanted to study agriculture or horticulture? Now you can. Valley Education and Training Enterprises is launching level 2 Introduction to Agriculture, level 3 Horticulture – Get Growing and Level 4 Horticulture (Fruit Production) courses in the Thames/Hauraki Region.
The decision has been made to postpone tomorrows event due to the weather forecast. Back-up day is Friday. The call will be made on Thursday as to whether this day will be suitable depending on weather and track condition (water).
Other options if this eventuates is next Tuesday or Thursday.
This year we have decided to start Gymnastics in term 2 as we know everyone is busy and outside enjoying this beautiful weather.
However, if your child would like to participate this year we need more COACHES AND ADMIN HELP so that we can at least maintain our current numbers and hopefully even accept more gymnasts from our HUGE waiting list.
We are holding our AGM/COACHES/ADMIN Meeting in the MBAS Hall next Monday, March 6th from 5pm.
Cheers Amy Hodge
I would like to include a brief message in your school newsletter each month. I will include useful links to information that I come across in my work role, and keep you up to date with issues that I see within our school community.
By now your gorgeous children will have settled into their new school year and routine is returning to your homes.
Road safety is hugely important all year round, and throughout February I am getting School Traffic Safety Teams and Bus Monitors trained. The voluntary work that these students do to get pedestrians across crossings safely before and after school is appreciated, especially when it’s hot, raining and windy – and that’s often at the same time in our lovely climate! If your school doesn’t have monitored crossings, please go over the basic safety rules with your children, particularly the young ones. Some examples are:
· When crossing a road, Stop, Look, Listen and Link.
· When travelling in a car, everyone must wear a seatbelt. Make it Click.
· If travelling by school bus, stay seated, keep the aisles clear, quiet talking is OK, and when you get off the bus wait until the bus has moved away before crossing the road.
Parents collecting your children off the bus, or from school, please try to park on the side of the road that your child will be leaving school or the bus. Alternatively, walk to where your child will be so they can cross the road with you.
Drivers, please remember the speed limit passing a stationary school bus is 20kph.
Road Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility
Junior Tennis is starting again on Saturday 11 February. The club membership fee is $20 per child and players need their own racket.
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. – 6 to 9 years old
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – 10 to 15 years old
Sessions run on Sat 11 Feb, Sat 18 Feb, Sat 25 Feb, Sat 4 March, and Sat 11 March
Junior Tournament and Prize-giving on Sat 18 March
Call Lisl for more information on 021-148-6982 or just turn up
A large contingent of keen athletes hit the road early for the Thames Valley Primary Athletics day in Te Aroha. Peninsula Central Cluster made up of students from Mercury Bay, Whenuakite & Coroglen didn't let the warm conditions affect their performance and we came away with some great results for 2016.
We would like to invite you and your child to an information meeting about our learning organisation, teaching structure and programmes in the Middle Years for 2017. All year 7-10 families are welcome to attend. This evening will be of particular interest to students going into years 7 and 9 in 2017.
When: Thursday 10th November at 5.30pm
Where: School Library
Mercury Bay Secondary School Rugby Club are looking for expressions of interest for Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Mangers and helpers for the Secondary School rugby season 2017.
Please send your letters or email to
Mercury Bay Area School Rugby Club
16 Hawk Hill Crescent, Cooks Beach, RD1
Kalani Nicol, Baylee Wooldridge, Renee Hazelton and Amelia Lockhart attended this event in Cambridge.
The girls all rode beautifully and represented the School and themselves and we hope they are all very proud.
The team ended up in the top 20 (out of approx. 40 teams). Amelia Lockhart and her pony Miss Bubbles were placed 7th in their first class.