Mercury Bay Area School, is providing quality learning for students at home during periods of lockdown.
We learned a lot from our last experience of distance learning. Teachers and students gave fantastic feedback and reflections, and we have had space to reflect.
Mercury Bay Area School, located in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula, offers top quality learning programmes designed to meet the needs of our diverse student population, so that effectively, every student is studying and being assessed at their appropriate level.
Welcome to Mercury Bay Area School
Ngā mihi nui tātou, Nau mai, haere mai
I offer my sincere welcome to Mercury Bay Area School. Situated in the heart of the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula sits our sprawling well resourced campus which has served Whitianga and surrounding areas for generations. Our spectacular, unique coastal environment provides a rich range of outdoor education, localised curriculum, environmental and aquatic activities.
As an Area School, we offer a unique educational experience that ensures a continuity of education for Students/Ākonga to develop close relationships with each other, and the teachers who support them on their learning journey. Our integrated curriculum delivery, high quality staff and excellent pastoral care enable our young people to thrive.
We acknowledge Ngāti Hei iwi as tangata whenua. We are committed to maintaining a close working reciprocal relationship.
Many of our successful students spend the entire 13 years of their education with us. In this time they are encouraged to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities: Music, Performing Arts, Sports, Cultural, Environmental, Aquatic and Aeronautical activities play an integral part in our school success.
Mercury Bay Area School embraces the KAURI values of Kindness, Achievement, Unity, Respect and Identity. Our guiding statement is "Student centered learning and achievement - students first."
Thank you for your interest in our kura/school. We look forward to you joining our school community
This is where you can find information relating to the MBAS Board of Trustees.
The Education Act 1989 requires every school to complete a Charter and a copy of the Annual Charter update to be sent to the Ministry of Education each year.
The Mercury Bay Area School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education.
Mercury Bay Area School is guided by a wide range of policies which cover all aspects of the organisation.
We produce a Prospectus folder containing an enrolment form and other information, although information is also on our website.
The Education Review Office (ERO) is the government department which reviews and reports publicly on the quality of education in all New Zealand schools.
Mercury Bay Area School is grouped in to Primary, Middle and Senior years. Each group is led by a Deputy Principal and an Assistant Principal.
Term dates and daily schedule at Mercury Bay Area School.
We welcome enrolments for all areas of our school.
Upcoming events at Mercury Bay Area School
The health and well being of our students is really important to all of us and at the Rangimarie Centre you will find a range of staff who can offer additional, specialist support to that of the Learning Coaches, Deans and senior staff.
School policies for travel to and from school by bus.
MBAS Online Canteen
Ordering online is available for all students at MBAS.
Working together with Kindo, Mercury Bay Area School can now bring you a fantastic way to order canteen lunches online!
This is our preferred method for ordering your child's school lunch and we encourage you set up your account today! You can order ahead of time, and make repeated daily or weekly orders.
- Our Kindo Canteen is open 24/7 to take your orders
- Orders close at 8:45am on the lunch day for Primary students! You can order for the current day or any day in advance!
- Primary student lunches will be delivered to their classroom
- Middle and Senior students have three cut off times to order for each of the breaks. First Break orders close at 8:45am; Second Break orders close at 10.20am; Lunch Break orders close at 12.05pm. STUDENTS COLLECT THEIR ORDERS BY NAME AT THE CANTEEN
Setting up an account
Click on the icon below to log in or create and account for our MBAS Kindo Canteen.
New Users can click on the ‘create an account’ option and fill in your details.
For families you add in the parent or caregiver contact details in the Accounts contact section and your child/s name/s in the Delivery details.
For senior students creating their own account enter your contact details in both the Accounts contact section and the Delivery details section.
Registered Users can simply enter their email address and password to log in.
Choose to pay-as-you-go using our instant top up options:
- POLi – links to internet banking and is fee free *RECOMMENDED
- Credit/Debit Card – will incur 2.5% surcharge and a 50c fee
Or have regular payments topping up your Kindo account:
- Bank transfer – allow two days for processing
See it in action
We have a tutorial on how to use the shop to help you get started: Online Tutorial
Our Kindo helpdesk is open Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.
Contact the Kindo helpdesk on freephone 0508 4 KINDO (0508 454 636),
All students are expected to be at school by 8.40am every school day.
Mercury Bay Area School has participated in School Wide Positive Behaviour for Learning since 2010.
Our school wide K.A.U.R.I. matrix which breaks down the expectations into expected behaviour in the different areas of Mercury Bay Area School.
Off site procedures for lunch passes and temporary out of ground passes.
Information about emergency procedures for Mercury Bay Area School.
All students from Year 7-13 are expected to go through the process of officially clearing themselves from the school, when they leave our school.
Located about 2.5 hrs drive from Auckland along the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway and within close proximity of Hamilton, Rotorua and Tauranga, Mercury Bay is one of New Zealand's premier destinations, offering endless opportunities for fishing, boating, surfing and swimming.
We appreciate all our community partners who are involved in supporting our school.