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Senior Exam Timetable for T3, Wk 10

Here it is - time to study!

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Newsletter Term 3, Week 3

Our latest newsletter can be viewed here

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AUG
09

Managing our bus bay in the mornings

Over the last 12 months and more, we have noticed our bus bay in the morning has become increasingly busy and whilst there is generally a good flow of parents/caregivers through the bus bay in the mornings, there is significant congestion.

Murphys are very concerned about the safety of students and bus, and their bus drivers when we have significant congestion. We, as a school, are aiming to manage this every morning so that we can continue to have a safe, steady flow of traffic – both bus and parental cars – through the bus bay.

Generally speaking things are going really well –which is fantastic. I know too that when it is wet, the traffic flow increases and hence the reasons for us all to be fully aware of how we can operate in this space with 100% safety.

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NCEA Fees information

NCEA fees need to be paid to the school by the 1st of September 2017, the school will then pass your fee on to NZQA once all students have paid. Once your fees are paid it will enable your results to be recorded on your Record of Achievement and for any qualifications to be awarded. $76.70 per candidate.

Can I get help to pay?
If you are a domestic student you can apply for financial assistance to pay your fees. To get this help your parents or caregivers must meet one of the following conditions: 
Be receiving a Work and Income or StudyLink benefit or have a Community Services Card.
Have a joint family income that qualifies for a Community Services Card.
Have two or more children entered as candidates with fees more than $200. 
To get financial assistance you have to fill in a Financial Assistance form and give it to your school. You can get this form from your school or the NZQA website at: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/entry-into-ncea/fees-for-ncea/financial-assistance/

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09

Sea Scouts fundraiser

Support our local Sea Scouts - information below.

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Middle Years Open Forum on 'Student Profile'

Open Forum

Wednesday 16th August

5.30 – 6.30pm in the School Library

All parents and caregivers are invited to hear about the vision and use of a ‘Student Profile’ for the Middle Years (Year 7-10). This profile is being developed as an innovative learning and assessment tool to promote and encourage the engagements of students in the Middle Years.

Kind regards

Julie Bougen

Deputy Principal – Middle Years

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Y9-10 Health Education

As part of the Year 9 and 10 Health Education curriculum the students will learn about the following;

Year 9:
- Mental health and resilience
- Safe decision making around alcohol
- Sexuality education including, assertiveness and decision making around contraception, consent and healthy relationships

Year 10:
- Functional anatomy
- Mental Health and resilience
- Drugs and alcohol safety
- Sexuality education including, assertiveness and decision making around contraception, consent, knowledge and understanding of sexually transmitted infections

On Thursday the 10th of August at 6pm in the library there will be a community consultation for parents / guardians who would like more discussion around this.

Kind regards

Peter Davy

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Newsletter Term 3, Week 2

Our weekly newsletter here

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Newsletter Term 3, Week 1

Our week 1 newsletter here

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JUL
27

Parent Teacher Calendar App

Just another way to keep in touch with what is happening at school - 

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27

100% Electric Friends and Family offer

Thank you 100% electric for these great deals for our families.

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27

Logo design competition

Win $200 by designing a logo for the Whitianga community Waka Ama group

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JUL
27

School Bus - Drivers needed

Bus Drivers needed…

Multiple Permanent Part Time and Casual vacancies around the Hauraki / Coromandel region

We have a number of depots located throughout the Hauraki / Coromandel Region, each responsible for delivering quality service. Depots are based in Whitianga, Kerepehi, Waihi, Paeroa and Kopu, as well as a number of satellite depots.

The role of a Bus Driver is both rewarding and fulfilling so If you:
• Are recently retired and just looking for something to help fill some of your day or
• Your children have reached the age that you can spend mornings and afternoons driving and want to have school holidays off or
• Need to earn a bit of cash and
• Thrive on providing excellent customer service and
• Have a preference to work in a 'sole charge' role and also
• Really enjoy driving
To succeed in this role it is essential you have:
• A clean driving record
• The right to live and work in New Zealand
• Great interpersonal and communication skills
• A valid full Class 1 New Zealand Drivers Licence for at least 2 years
Murphy Buses will give full training to gain your Class 2 Driver Licence and P Endorsement (if required) and the skills to complete your duties in this position.

Opportunities may also exist for you to do charters and other such driving duties
If you are ready, willing and able don’t hesitate – call us today on 868 6265 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest or call in to 7 Kopu Road, Kopu and pick up an application.

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Yr 3, Tazye Gill featuring in The Block NZ - art challenge

Our very own Tayze has made it into the top two for the team yellow art work competition for The Block Nz, please click here to vote for Tayze and MBAS could win $500 of Art supplies!

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Mercury Bay Junior Rugby Club - Blackout Night

Please support our junior rugby teams - 

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Newsletter, Term 2, Week 10

Please find our latest newsletter here.

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Newsletter, Term 2, Week 9

Our week 9 newsletter can be found here

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Ball Shop

The MBAS Year 11 Business Studies class is organising a pop-up shoe and clothing shop at the end of this term on Thursday 6th July in the school Library from 3p.m. - 5 p.m.  All of the proceeds from this one-off sale will be donated to the Starship Oncology Unit.

Tangos Shoes has generously donated a large stock of shoes and boots to sell at very heavily discounted prices (from $10 - $20 per pair). All new and still in their boxes!

With the school ball coming up at the end of July we would like to be able to offer for sale any unwanted ball dresses, suits and shirts and suitable accessories, again with all sale proceeds going to the Starship Oncology Unit.

If you have suitable items to donate these can be left at the school office any time before Monday 3rd July.

The students of Year 11 Business Studies.

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Leadership school Holiday Programme

Looking for a school holiday programme?

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21

Carnival Planning - bring your ideas

The Carnival team has held it's AGM and has filled it's committee and are ready to start the process of planning this year's event. It's not too late to lend a hand and be involved in this great event that is our school's major fundraiser.  Come along to the first planning meeting of 2017 with your ideas - Tuesday 9am July 4th in the Library.
Thank you to this year's Carnival Committee for taking on the following roles - 
Chair - Kay McDonald
Treasurer - Suzanne Fisher
Secretary - Kat Neilson-Jones
Committee - John Wright, John Skelton, Denise Eggers, Jo Trebes, Stephan Bosman & Sharyn Morcom

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Building Kiwi Boys into Kiwi Icons

ICONZ: an Adventure, Activity and Values based Ministry for boys - 

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Acting opportunity

The Offbeat Theatre Company are calling for auditions - see the below information

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MBAS Newsletter, Term 2, Week 7, 16 June 2017

Please find our weekly newsletter here.

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JUN
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Holiday activities at the Mercury Bay Library feature Lego

July School Holiday Activities in the Mercury Bay Library are to focus on Fun with Lego.

We will be establishing a Lego Club at the Library and wish to start off with Activities during the holidays to see who would like to come along and participate in some fun games. Watch this space for times and dates of these events.

                                                                                

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Mercury Bay Holiday Fun Football

Mercury Bay Holiday Fun Football
Where: Mercury Bay Area School, Whitianga
Date: Thursday 13 July
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Price: $25 per player

All age groups

Contact - Scott Parsonage ph. 021 915459 Waikato Regional Development Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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