Announcement : 

International Languages week parade and shared lunch at 11.15am and Matariki Disco at 5.30pm on Friday, June 14th 

MBS PAANUI – NEWSLETTER / TERM1 WEEK 5 – ISSUE 1

Mangere Bridge
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MBS PAANUI – NEWS 

Term One – Week 5 – Issue 1 

Student Inquiry Theme 2023

 ‘Te whakatipu tahi I to tatou heke mai’ – ‘Growing our future together’ 

Our Community, our gardens, our knowledge, our hauora, our future

Term One: ‘Hauora/Wellbeing’

TUMUAKI – PRINCIPAL MESSAGE

Kia Ora Koutou, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Kia Orana, Namaste,  Ni Sa Bula, Taloha ni and warm pacific greetings.

We would like to welcome all of our new students and whaanau to MBS this term, Nau mai Haere mai! Although, it has not been the greatest start to the year our students have been able to engage in new learning and are getting to know their kaiako/teachers.  Our core values are ‘Kotahitanga, Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga and Rangatiratanga’ and we continue to encourage our tamariki to show these everyday. It is great to see our students enjoying our swimming pool and at lunchtime for the students who receive a special ‘Moana Pass’. We also have a special ‘Swimming Day’ event coming up and all our parents are welcome to attend. On Monday we will have a poowhiri to welcome all our new whaanau and students to the school. We appreciate your ongoing support for our staff.

Ngaa mihi nui, Fa’afetai tele lava, Fakaue. Bernice Mata’utia 

NAU MAI, HAERE MAI, AFIO MAI 

TO OUR NEW STUDENTS!

Rhedyn Brown Room 2, Braxton Komene Room 3, Mila Murupaenga Room 3, Mustafa Barbari Room 4, Eliel Fifita Room 4, Mohammed Khan Room 4, Nafisa Sayid Room 5, Avery Manukuo Room 8, Detroit Mataroria Room 8, Avangaline Manukuo Room 13, Ryotaro Yabe Room 16

TE HIAROA WHAANAU

E ngaa mana, e ngaa reo, e ngaa maata waka o te moana nui, teenaa taatou katoa. Teenei e tuku mihi atu ki ngaa whaanau katoa i eenei o ngaa waa taumaha. Firstly we would like to send our thoughts and love to all our whaanau during these most challenging times as we do our best to get on with 2023. Mihi nui ki ngaa whaanau i tae atu ki te hui i te wiki tuatoru. Nui ngaa koorero me ngaa hua i puta. Although it has been a rough start our tamariki continue to turn up and do the mahi! Poho kupapa ana ana maatou nga kaiako kei te okea tonu te kaupapa. Mai ngaa keke kapu pai o Maunga Pikitia ki nga Tuhinga pai mo ngaa hararei mai ngaa tauira o Te Ara Pueru. Tae atu ki Te Pane o Mataoho e kaha ana ako i nga haepapa o ngaa tuakana o te whaanau. Nei ra te mihi. 

Are Tamariki even celebrated Te Matatini in the classroom as well. He mihi nui ki ngaa kapa i tuu ki te ātamira anohoki. 

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow at our working bee. He mihi nui ki ngaa maatua i hui tahi ai ki te whakahaere i teenei kaupapa. Whakahirahira. 

Mauri Ora kia tātou. 

The year started out stormy and challenging for many. Ruma wha sends our aroha to those affected by the storms and flooding across the country. Here are some of our experiences that we wrote about.

PIIWAIWAKA WHAANAU!

RUMA TAHI – 1

We have enjoyed swimming in the pool especially on hot days. 

We cannot wait for MBS swimming sports in week 7. 

For writing and inquiry this week we focussed on “me”. When I look into the mirror what do I see? A few thoughts shared… Kaiyan: When I look in the mirror I see myself doing a cheeky smile, I look cool. 

Daniel Ray: When I look in the mirror I see a puppet. Jude: When I look in the mirror I see my hair in my face. Lucy: When I look in the mirror I see a big smile on my face. Caetano: When I look in the mirror I see me doing the telescope. Esme: When I look in the mirror I see myself doing a Pukana.

We have enjoyed creating our rainbows for our whanau wall. We look forward to putting it together. 

PIIWAIWAKA WHAANAU!

RUMA RUA  – 2

Children have been enjoying a variety of different books in our class over the past few weeks. A particular favourite has been Commotion in the ocean by Giles Andreae. They have made some wonderful collages of all the amazing creatures you can find swimming through the pages of the book.

Keeping active and enjoying the sunshine has been the focus for our inquiry this term. We are so lucky to have been making use of our school pool. Some of us can even float like starfish! We have also made our emotional well being a priority. Check out our “big breath” dragons we made to remind us to breathe when we are feeling frustrated or overwhelmed.

PIIWAIWAKA WHAANAU!

RUMA TORU  – 3

Our tamariki read the the book The Rainbow Fish. We learnt how the rainbow fish shared his scales and then we wrote about what their rainbow fish liked to do in the ocean. As you can see, they did a fantastic job with their rainbow fish artwork. 

PIIWAIWAKA WHAANAU!

RUMA WHA – 4 

The year started out stormy and challenging for many. Ruma wha sends our aroha to those affected by the storms and flooding across the country. Here are some of our experiences that we wrote about.

One of our favourite reads this term has been Greedy Cat, by Joy Cowley. We shared this story with our new friends that will be starting in our class next week and made some cute collages to match!

PIIWAIWAKA WHAANAU!

RUMA RIMA – 5

In Ruma Rima we started off the year with a blast! In  the Arts we drew pictures of our own personal profile. Our tamariki did a beautiful job using bright colours to draw and colored them in. Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon we enjoyed our swimming time. We learned to dive, to float and to put our faces in the water. There are a lot of skills to learn, especially feeling confident in the water. Lately we learnt to skip and hula hoop for fitness. At writing time we made sandwiches with healthy fillings. This was part of our student inquiry, learning about mindset and how to feed our brains and to keep healthy. We are looking forward to doing more fun activities in Ruma Rima!

TUII WHAANAU!

Our Tuuii whaanau had an amazing time exploring our new community Te Pane o Mataoho playground.

TUII WHAANAU!

RUMA WHITU – 7

This week we have been learning about a positive mindset. We learnt how we can change our mindset with our words. Then we reflected on our inquiry learning each day by discussing our ideas with friends and finding out solutions to our problems. Reflecting on growth mindsets daily is encouraging us to better manage ourselves and our emotions. We also look forward to bike days and like learning how to ride a bike with our friends.

TUII WHAANAU!

RUMA WARU – 8

Room 8 have enjoyed learning about the importance of being kind to ourselves and others. We learnt that it’s better to be a bucket filler rather than a bucket dipper. Here is our shared book response to one of our favourite stories ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’.

TUII WHAANAU!

RUMA TEKAU – 10

Room 10 has been learning to use positive mindsets (as part of our inquiry) to become more resilient.  They have been learning about the power of the word ‘yet’ to keep striving for excellence in all that they do. They are working on using this by being positive role models for their Tuakana-Teina class Rm 3, learning new things in class and outdoors.  

TUII WHAANAU!

RUMA TEKAU MA TAHI – 11

Room 11 are off to a good start. We have been really enjoying all of our learning activities. We had an awesome time doing our first art project creating our pastel and watercolor artwork. We are really proud of the attention and hard-work we put into our work.

KERERUU WHAANAU!

Kereruu has had an awesome time over the past few weeks getting to know each other better, building relationships and getting into our learning routines. It has been amazing seeing tamariki engaged in learning and excited about what learning experiences are still to come. 

Friendly Reminders!

Remember to wear your pootai/sunhat and be sunsmart!

Linewize – Online Safety Hub for parents – We are pleased to announce that our Online Safety Hub is now live and includes access to the Qustodio Parent app.  We invite you to join us in further building healthy digital habits and a safe online environment for your child by creating your own Qustodio account to use at home across two devices free of charge. 

Key features include:

  • Filter and block apps and content that you don’t want your child to see
  • Customise what your child can access during homework hours
  • Balance screen time by setting time limits on devices as well as for specific apps
  • Protect screen-free moments such as mealtimes and bedtimes.

Please use the  link below to create your Qustodio account through our Online Safety Hub:

https://mangerebridge.onlinesafetyhub.nz/

For more information on the app watch the video (Link below) Explainer Video

Important note – one parent/ guardian needs to create the account in the first instance, and then additional parents/ guardians can be invited and given access to the same features once the account has been created. As a reminder, you can protect two additional personal devices (phones, shared iPads, etc.)  per family free of charge. 

For any further questions please contact Mangere Bridge School office.

We look forward to continuing to provide you with the best resources for our school communities and encourage you all to utilise the Online Safety Hub – the platform we trust for high-quality online safety education.

NEW SCHOOL WEBSITE

New School Website – We are delighted to inform you that our school website has been updated to include an inbuilt school app. The new app, KiwiSchools Connect, will enable us to stay connected as a school community and keep up-to-date on important information, news, events and announcements.

To download the app, simply visit our school website and click on the “Get the KiwiSchools Connect Mobile App” button. This will take you to the app’s download page, where you can select your device type (iOS or Android) and download the app. Once downloaded, select Mangere Bridge School and adjust the categories you wish to subscribe to in settings. 

With the KiwiSchools Connect app, you will have easy access to the school calendar, be able to receive push notifications for important announcements, and communicate directly with the school regarding absences and general enquiries. We believe that this app will significantly enhance the communication between our school and whanau, and we encourage you to download it. 

As always, we appreciate your continued support of our school and your child’s education. If you have any questions or require further assistance with downloading the app, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Candace – Office Manager

The PTA has been busy planning  fun events for the tamariki and parents for the year. We are having a movie night on the 31st March and an Easter raffle at the end of term, keep your eyes out for more details. We are always looking for new members or friends of the PTA. You are welcome to join us for our next meeting on April 5th at 7.00pm or email elinor.tomic@gmail.com to find out  more. Ngaa mihi nui Eli and the PTA 
MOVIE NIGHT – 31ST MARCH AND EASTER RAFFLE END OF TERM 1
POOL WORKING BEE! – SATURDAY 11TH MARCH 

IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES 

TERM ONE

Week 6

Monday 6th March

Poowhiri – 9 am

Pasifika Fono – 4 – 5  pm  (New Time)

Thursday 9th March

BOT Hui – 6 pm TBC

Friday 10th March 

Assembly Rm 5 and 8 – 2 pm

Week 7 

Friday 17th March

MBS Swimming Sports – All day

Week 8

Friday 24th March

Assembly Rm 13 and 9 

Week 9

Friday 31st March

Movie Night PTA

TERM ONE

Week 10

Wednesday 5th April

PTA Hui/Meeting 7 pm

Friday 6th April

Assembly Rm 2 and 17

Last Day of School – Finish 3 pm 

BOT Hui 6 pm 

School Holidays 7 – 23rd April 

 

TERM TWO 

Week 1

Monday 24th April – Teacher Only Day!

(School Closed)

Tuesday 25th April – ANZAC Day!

(School Closed)

Wednesday 26th  April – First Day of Term 2

 

FRIENDLY REMINDER:PASIFIKA FONO

When: Monday 6th March @ 4 pm

Where: MBS Auditorium  Refreshments provided!

Can you please RSVP and email Bernice.m@mangerebridge.school.nz by Sunday 5th March for catering purposes.

Fa’afetai tele lava, Bernice Mata’utia

Tumuaki/Principal

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