From The Principal's Desk

MBS Colleen Margison Website
Dear parents and caregivers


As spring 'springs' upon us, the sunshine signals a bright and cheery start to the second half of this term.

Days can be still quite cold and we know that the new fleece lined jackets have proved very popular. We would like to thank Kirby Rainbow and all the helpers with our uniform shop.

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We are super excited about our art installations. Thank you for the support you have shown our school or your class teacher in the implementation of these.

I have had some comprehensive presentations from the students on the plans they have developed for their installation idea. They have brain- stormed ideas for designs, thought about location, building processes, implementation, materials required, costs, plus sustainability, safety and security. I have already seen some great draft proto-types.

These children from room 4 had some very detailed plans from every child in the class.

If you are able to help in any further way, please contact Mel in the office or your class teacher. We would love this to be a wonderful partnership with our families as we place these installations into our environment.

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Thank you for your support of our school with the "Dollars for Schools" at The Good Home this year. As you know last year we won! With the money we won, we bought 4 house flags which look great when we put the four of them up together.

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I would like to acknowledge and thank Paul Harder and Judy Costello for providing the questions for our Sci Tech Athon this year, as well as the teachers for their support. Thank you to you, our parents, for your encouragement and finding the sponsors. Thank you also to our PTA for gaining the prizes plus our parents who helped to count the money. We raised over $16,000 - a fantastic amount. This will go a long way to the development of the area outside the hall.

Our winter disco went well along with our Fathers Day afternoon. Thank you to Dawn Gillard, our new PTA chair, for the organisation of these events and we look forward to the Parents Night "Old School Cool" coming up.

Here are some of the children in Room 17 with lovely collages of their Dads. For such young artists they produced great detail!

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Our children have represented our school very well at interschool events lately. Our interschool cross country runners were disciplined in their running and our school came second overall.

Our Kapa Haka group gave a wonderful performance at the Koanga Festival. Thanks to Ingrid Holland and Anneliese Stephens for their commitment to our children and their performance.

The Marimba Festival was held at ASB stadium in the weekend, well done Janine Wymer for organising.

Our children also performed well in the Epro8 challenge. They placed 5th (Rockstars) and 11th (CodeCrackers). Thanks to Bridget Sewell and our parents who support these events.

Ngā Mihi


Colleen Margison