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New Zealand-athon Sponsor Money in by Friday 25 August

Please return your sponsorship money in an envelope with your child's name and room number before Friday 25 August, for your child to be eligible for the amazing prizes of offer.

 

Special assembly to be held on Tuesday 29 August.

School Cross Country - Tuesday 8 August

Due to weather and ground conditions the school cross country was cancelled.

We will have a mini cross country today for all keen year 4 - 6 runners.  The first race will be at 11.30am and should be completed by 12.30pm.

These will be trial races to select the school cross country team to compete at the interschool event being held on Tuesday 12 September.

Student Led Conferences

Student led conferences are being held on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 July.

All students will be finsihing class at 12.30 on both days.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you require after school care.

 

 

 

Our Team Supporting Ronald McDonald House

Cooking at Ronal McDonald House May 17Last week a team from Mellons Bay prepared meals to support the families with sick children and Ronald McDonald House.  Fundraising was through a mufti day gold coin donation so thank you generous families.   Judy Costello, Colleen Margison, Roxy Morrison, Hayley O'Dwyer, Pam Speight and Janine Wymer cooked for over 60 families, the meals are greatly appreciated by the families enduring stressful times.

The Village Cookbook - Mothers' Day Special

As a special for Mothers' Day the books are for sale at $20 each (or a box of 8 for $140).

For those new families to the school the book can be viewed in the school office. The cookbook celebrates Mellons Bay School families and local life. It is a snapshot of the community, offering enticing recipes, beautiful photography, children's artwork and a little nostalgia.

So far the cookbook has raised over $60,000 towards the school hall.

Cookbooks are available at the school office (eftpos available) and at the Mothers' Day stall on Friday.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Thank you to our students who shared special items from home. It is Chinese New Year, the year of the Roster, and many of our families are busy celebrating this week.

Please click here for the youtube video

 

Gong xi fa cai!

Meet the Teacher 2017

Meet the teacher will be happeing week 2 of term one at your childs classroom.

2:30pm - meet Mrs Colleen Margison our new Principal

Year 0- 2 - Tuesday 7 February - 3:05 

Year 3 - 4 - Wednesday 8 February - 3:05om

Year 5 - Thursday 9 February - 3:05pm

Year 6 - Thursday 9 February - 7pm - includes camp meeting

The Village Cookbook - Price Reduced for Christmas

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Inspired by Howick's local eateries and Saturday market, The Village Cookbook celebrates Mellons Bay School families and local life. It is a snapshot of the community, offering enticing recipes, beautiful photography, children's artwork and a little nostalgia. 

 ·         There are over 100 tested recipes - includes contributions from school families, local eateries and celebrity chefs.

·         Beautiful photography – food and the local community

·         Quality hard cover cookbook – contemporary styling

·         Snapshot of the community, school and local area

·         Children's artwork - from the recent art exhibition

Complete your order online. 

Books are available from the school office, school uniform shop, school website and at Howick New World.

To order, just follow this link to the ordering page

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Knowledge-athon update

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The questions have been distributed and hopefully your child in on the way to learning some interesting facts.

 

Test is Thursday 11 August.

 

Special assembly will be held on Tuesday 23 August.

 

 

 

Entertainment Books

Do you know that Mellons Bay School is selling 2016/2017 entertainment books?

 

This year you can purchase a traditional PHYSICAL entertainment book OR a DIGITAL book which you download onto your phone/device, allowing you have your Entertainment Book deals with you wherever you go to optimise your purchase !!

All ordering is online using this link https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/986m30

Feel free to tell any friends and family that may be interested in ordering too.

Thank you for your support.

Regards

Mellons Bay PTA Committee

 

Milk for Schools

milk for schoolsOur school will be offering the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme from Wednesday 7 May 2014.  Fonterra Mild for Schools is all about growing healthy kids and mild contains essential nutrients for growth and development.  The natural nutrition of milk gives kids calcium for building bones and nutrients they need for sustained energy, concentration and learning in the classroom.  For further details click here

Yummy Apples

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Mellons Bay School are collecting the stickers found on a brand of apple called "Yummy Apples".
Each family has been given a sticker sheet and there are also classroom collection sheets.  At the end of the promotion, in term 3, the stickers can be exchanged for sports gear.  Please tell your collegues, neighbours and relatives to help collect them for you. 

Christmas Appeal

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Thank you very much to all families who particpated in the Christmas Appeal for the Salvation Army and Women's Refuge.  There was a very generous amount of goods donated which was gratefully received by both organisations.  The goods were presented by our house captains.

 

Speech Competition

Phoebe Clarkson represented our school in the Eastern Zone Speech Competition and gained third place overall.  There were students from 12 local schools competing.  Her topic was 'Procrastination'.  Well done Phoebe.

Olympics Day August

olympic ringsOn Wednesday 17 August 2016.  To celebrated the Olympics Games in Rio, we will be holding a special Olympic day at school.  This event will be planned and run by the year 6 students.  Every student in the school will be assigned a country to represent and will participate in different activities based on Olympic sports.  There will be an opening ceremony to kick off the day and students will be awarded medals.  This is sure to be an exciting day and one that the students will remember.

Matariki June

Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster or The Seven Sisters; and what is referred to as the traditional Maori New Year. It is marked by the rise of Matariki and the sighting of the next new moon. The pre-dawn rise of Matariki can be seen in the last few days of May every year and the New Year is marked at the sighting of the next new moon which occurs during June.  Traditionally celebrations lasted up to 3 days after the new moon had risen following Matariki becoming visible.

Matariki is a time to understand the history and the importance of the stars for Maori, not only in past but in everyday life.  In the modern day, it means celebrating the unique place in which we live and giving respect to the land we live on.

We held our first school wide Matariki celebration which from 7 - 10 June.  All students learnt about Matariki, name the stars and made kites. We held a fun kite flying afternoon to conclude learning.

                                                                                                                                                                                      

Junior School PJ Day May

DSCF8047As part of the Mellons Bay school education outside the classroom programme, our junior school participated in a junior breakfast morning. The main aim was to foster independence and it ties in closely with the 4Cs - growing confidence,m connectedness, communication and creativity. Students came to school in their pyjamas at 7.30am, had breakfast and cleaned up after themselves as well as getting themselves dressed and ready for school. An initiative to donate new flannelette pyjamas to Kidz First was also part of this activity. With the generous donations from parents, the school was able to purchase 62 pairs of pyjamas. It was enjoyed by all. Click here for more photos.