MAY
24

MBAS Japan Tour Report

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.

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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
24

MBAS Newsletter, Term 2, Week 3

Please find our weekly newsletter here

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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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MAY
15

Leaving School Magazine

Leaving School Magazine for senior students can be found here.

The magazine is now available online at www.oliverlee.co.nz/leavingschool-issue9 and can be easily downloaded onto PC’s, iPads and other devices.

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MAY
11

Mothers Day Fun Run

WE LOVE OUR MUMS! Come and celebrate yours.
The annual Jennian Homes and Heart Foundation 5Km fun run/walk taking place Sunday 14th May. With your ticket you receive a great goody bag plus AMAZING prizes to be won, including awesome spot prizes on the day. There will be music and great coffee to get you going for that run/walk.
Please register at 
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MAY
10

School Uniform on Sale

School Uniform on Sale

Two weeks only Starting May 10th. 30% off Polo shirts. Pop down to the Warehouse Whitianga.

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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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09

Cooking Club

Term 2 

After School Cooking Club with Jo Mannington
Yrs 9 - 11
6 weeks starting on Week 3 Wednesday 17th in the Food Room from 2.05 until 4 pm. 
Gold Coin Donation to cover expenses. 
Come learn more skills and have an after school snack!
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MAY
09

Kauri Fun Run

Details of fun run on 13th May attached here

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MAY
08

1st XV first game win

A great start for the 1st XV with a win over Te Aroha 45-10.  Tries by James Arthur, Cameron Richards, Liam Parry, Keegan Gunner, Rewi Robertson, Lucas Schurs and Austin Brear. Five conversions by Cameron Richards. 

Next week 1st XV are away in Waihi and the 4th grade and U17s will begin their campaign.

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MAY
05

MBAS Newsletter Term 2, Week 1

Please click here for our e newsletter

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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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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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04

Music Festival - Stalls wanted

Looking at doing some fundraising? 

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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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MAY
04

Girls Rugby - Have a go day

See the information below for the Girls Rugby Have a go day

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APR
12

School Closed Tomorrow 13th April

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.

Regards
Anne-Maree McDougall
Acting Principal

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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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12

Newsletter Term 1, Week 10, 13th April 2017

Please find our newsletter here

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12

Across the River Swim Gallery

A selection of pictures from our annual across the river swim.

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