Thursday, February 11, 2016

Newsletter, Term 1, Wk 2

Hello / Kia Ora

Welcome to 2016
We have started the school year with five new students. Welcome to our new entrants Bear Willigers and  Luciano Morgan. The senior room welcomes Ben and Isobel Warwood and Bailey Turner.



Hats
To keep sun safe everyone must wear a sun hat this term. It is best if hats are named and stay at school. Please name all clothing – it really helps if togs, towels, goggles, shoes, socks and all clothing are named. It makes it so much easier to return lost items to their owners.

Swimming
The two swimming tutors from Sports Waikato have been giving the junior and senior children some excellent swimming tuition and new ideas. Chris and Aileen will be with us until Friday then it will be countdown to the Country Swimming Sports on Wednesday 24th February 2016 at MBAS so please mark this date in your calendar!





Term Calendar
This is correct at the time of printing . We will give as much notice as possible of any changes and additions.

TERM 1– 2016



Week

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

1

1/2
MUSAC Trng 28/1
Auckland Anniversary
2/2


First day Term 1
3/2
Swimming Waikato
4/2
Swimming Waikato

5/2
Swimming Waikato
Tech Y7&8 starts 11.05am to 12.45pm

2

8/2
Waitangi Day -Mondayised
9/2
Swimming training with Sport Waikato
10/2
Swimming training with Sport Waikato
11/2
Swimming training with Sport Waikato
12/2
Swimming training with Sport Waikato
Community Meet & Greet 3pm

3

15/2

16/2

17/2
Life Education Caravan

18/2
19/2

4

22/2
23/2

24/2
Country Schools Swimming at MBAS

25/2

26/2

5

29/2
1/3

2/3
Barry Charles ukulele workshop for seniors
3/3
9.30 am  HPV/Boosterix (Yr 7&8) Education –Margaret Public Health Nurse
4/3

6

7/3
Cross the River (pp 21/3)


8/3
TV Swimming

9/3
10/3
11/3
TV Swim Save Day

7

14/3
Healthy Lunch Box
With Briar
15/3
TV Triathlon Cooks Beach
16/3


17/3
18/3
WFPSA Swimming


8

21/3

22/3

23/3
24/3
25/5
Good Friday

9
28/3
Easter Monday
29/3
Easter Tuesday (Schools Only)
30/3
TV Rippa Coromandel
31/3
1/4


(Daylight Savings Ends ¾)
10
4/4

BOT Elections 2016?
5/4
6/4
TV Rippa Paeroa
7/4
8/4
11
11/4
Teacher Only Day
12/4
13/4
14/4
Smoothie Day with Briar
15/4



Community BBQ
You are all invited to our school meet and greet this Friday 12th February from 3pm to 5pm to come and meet everybody and have a chat to the teachers and our new community members. The school pool will be open and there will be a sausage sizzle.

 Life Education Trust
The Life Education Caravan will be here on Wednesday 17th February. Gold coin donation please.
Life Education always generates lots of thinking and discussion so children should be keen to share their experiences when they come home. This year our focus is on the body, nutrition and exercise.

Phone Tree
Please find attached an updated phone tree. If your contact number is incorrect, please let us know at the office. There is also a calendar for Term 1 with upcoming events. Please keep this on your fridge and add new events as they come up.

Gymnastics
Welcome back to school everyone!! I know it’s hard to believe that we are back into and starting after school activities again, but the Mercury Bay Gymnastics Club needs you this year.  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 gymnasts on our waiting list.  We are holding our AGM in the Mercury Bay Area School hall after school this Tuesday, February 9th at 3:30.  If you are able to help our club this year in any way please come to this meeting to discuss this with us or email us on [email protected].  Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there.  Cheers Amy Hodge

Swimming Pool Keys
Pool keys cost $50 per season and can be purchased from the school office. This is an increase on past years to cover our costs of running the pool over the school holidays and to have a new lock for the gate and keys cut. On returning your key at the end of the season, a refund of $10 will be given. All children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult as per school policy.

Murphy Buses
Murphy Buses do not allow children to carry any objects on the bus that do not fit in children’s school bags.
Any object that could fly through the air or trip somebody is considered dangerous. No skateboards, scooters, balls etc. are permitted. If in doubt, please ask the bus driver.

Hot Water Beach Charity Trail Bike Ride
We have started organising our next fundraising event at the beginning of next year. This is a big fundraiser for us and is a fun day out for the family. The trail Bike Ride will be on Sunday 28th February 2016 at the Landcorp Farms on Purangi Road. Please save this date!



Charity Horse Trek
Our annual Charity Horse Trek is on Saturday 19th March. We will be asking parents to help provide the lunch food on the day. More information will come home closer the date.

Breakfast Club
We are looking for someone willing to take over the Breakfast Club Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is an easy set up from 8.15am. I have work commitments and cannot do it until work slows down. Countdown has been amazing and has helped us out a lot last year and it would be a missed opportunity if we didn’t continue again this year. Any questions, please give me a text/call on 027 555 0147. Cheers Sam



Penny and the team



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