This is a community driven initiative to reduce the number of plastic bags in our community,simply by making reusable bags from recycled materials.
Everyone is welcome to come along every Tuesday afternoon to Mercury Bay Area School to make reusable bags in the sewing room. Its a great opportunity to come along and meet new people, do some sewing, ironing, pining, screen printing or just enjoy a cup of tea.
Help us reduce the amount of plastic bags in our community so we can save our beautiful environment.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.