MBAS Newsletter, Term 4, Week 7

Term 4, Week 7, 27th November 2020
It’s Completed, Certified and Flying!
Please remember to text your child/children's absences to us on
021 025 56802

Final 2020 Planebuild Log is Here

Kia Ora tatou – Greetings to you all

Middle Years
Alll of our Middle Years students have had the opportunity to present their year's Portfolio of work to their future teachers. The feedback from the teachers has been great. Most of our students are now able to confidently articulate their strengths, what they value as learners, and what they perceive as challenges along the way. This is incredibly valuable information to pass on to the teachers who will potentially be teaching them next year. 

Students are also given the opportunity to celebrate their best work and the highlights of their learning over the year. When students engage in self-evaluation, they develop a more positive outlook towards their learning. 

Students gather their portfolios of work over each year and are able to reflect on their own progress over time. As we get to know each one of our learners as individuals, we are better able to create individual programs to meet the needs of each one of our students. 

Please ask your child to share their portfolios with you and talk about how their presentation went. 

He waka eke noa - we are all in this together
Ngā mihi,  

Jenny Bloom
Deputy Principal - Middle Years 
Seaside Carnival - Update
The Seaside Carnival committee is on the hunt for amazing volunteers to help out at the Carnival and sell raffle tickets in the lead up to the event! If you can volunteer your time please fill out the Google Form to let us know your day/time you can volunteer. 

Or, if you can donate any prizes to our quick fire raffles, please drop them off to Karin/SJ in the front office as soon as possible. 

Remember, all funds that are raised go straight back to our kura :)
Our school site is a Vapefree, Smokefree, Alcohol free, drug free educational institution. This is the universal platform for all schools – there is, and has been no deviation from this stance in our kura.
Full Resolutions on Vaping can be read here
2021 Class Planning
Please let us know if your children will not be attending MBAS next year.  This helps us plan our 2021 classes.
Thank You.
Room 19 - Foundation Class
The children in room 19 created some beautiful artwork this week. Cotton bud painting is a fantastic way to help children develop their pincer grip which is the grip they require to hold a pen for writing. It is also a fun way to make some really beautiful artwork.
Room 21 - Foundation Class
WE DID IT! We (most of us) have finished our change project. Our timelines look fabulous and we can really see the “change” we have made as little people. The discussions and excitement we had during this time was so amazing! find a space in our class to present them.
M5 - Writing Heroes
Operation 'Writing Heroes'

M5's Sentence Challenge:
Can you write sentences that use an apostrophe for omission? (e.g. won't, he'll, I've).
M8 - Music Recording
Recording our own songs with Mr Roberts...
Y6/7 - Kauri Day Photos
Y10 Masterchef - Final!
Here are some photos from last weeks Y10 Masterchef finals.

Ange from Harbour House came and judged the Year 10 master chef final. 
Overall results across mystery box, entrée,  main and dessert.

1st -  Nikyla Holmes and Josie Fairweather
2nd - Anna Mikkelsen, Luscha McMiken and Georgia Litherland
3rd - Chloe Somerville  and Meadow Morton
Sports News
Secondary School Rugby Meeting
Secondary School Rugby
7 December
Rugby Players meeting all players years 9-13.
4pm at School field
TVSS Volleyball
TVSS Junior Y9/10  Volleyball Tournament was held at Katikati College last week.
Mercury Bay Boys finished 3rd overall and Girls 4th place.

The rallies got very exciting as the day progressed & our teams did pretty well up against teams who play Volleyball on a regular basis.
TVP Athletics
A large contingent of 50 students travelled to Whangamata to attend the TVP Athletics.  Peninsula Central made up of MBAS, Whenuakite & Coroglen did extremely well with most children placing in their events.

A great group of Parents travelled over and supported the athletes, thanks for your help to get the children to the event.
Junior 3v3 Basketball
TVSS Junior 3v3 was hosted in Te Aroha at the Silver Fern Farm Events centre last Friday.  2 boys and 1 girls team entered with the girls team playing in the finals against Waihi College.  Waihi were the winners of the game.

Pictured are MBAS players -
Back - Colville Hardy, Karter Van Bilsen, Mikey Moses, Levi Ansell, Marlon Ross, Charlie Kelly, Macy Costello, Flynt Leigh.
Front - Jaeda Jackman-King, Drew Casey, Te Kari Mataiti & Theo Van der Putten.

Thanks to Jazz McCleery for reffing and Sue Costello for transporting.
Jiu Jitsu
Jeter Reid with his bronze winning medal at the kids junior under 50kg Jiu Jitsu National champs in Auckland last week. 

Jeter is trained by Billy & Buddy, Shena & Aaron at Toa Martial Arts in Whitianga.
Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute and Vocal Lessons 2021
Just a reminder that enrolments for next year's flute, saxophone, clarinet and vocal lessons are now open! Please sign up your young musician or singer if you haven't already done so - you will need to do this even if they have already been taking lessons at MBAS this year.

Vocal lessons:

Clarinet, saxophone and flute:
Health and Wellbeing
Well-being Whispers
A weekly parenting tip or quote provided by the Rangimarie well-being team.
Notes from the Nurse
Free Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine

These last two years have highlighted the need to ensure our whānau and communities are safe from infectious diseases. Measles is about 8 times more contagious than COVID-19, and last year’s outbreak is a reminder of just how quickly it can spread among unimmunised people. While we can’t vaccinate against COVID-19 yet, we can protect against other infectious diseases like measles by being immunised.
Teenagers and young adults aged 15-30 are at greater risk of catching and spreading measles, as they are less likely to have been immunised as children.
You can read the full fact sheet here.

Ngā mihi, with kind regards 


Shaz Iseli | School Nurse
Mercury Bay Area School
Mobile 027 327 3945      
711 Victoria Street, PO Box 983, Hamilton 3240 New Zealand 
Community Notices
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