Te Whare Akoranga o Maungawhau, August 11, 2022
From The Principal
Kia ora koutou
Double Zone Champions!
Today turned out to be the perfect day for Zones Rippa and Rugby, and it was great to see all our teams giving their best in the competition.
This was another outstanding sporting performance for all those who participated, with the Boys' Under 40's and the Girls' Rippa each securing 1st Place and winning the Zone.
I'd like to congratulate them all on an amazing team effort, with thanks to our Sports Coordinator, Karen Moore, Andrew Fisher, Brad McMahon and Becky Boyes for their work trialling, coaching and supporting the teams.
BOT Election Results
I'm also delighted to announce that the BOT Election has now been officially declared. The Returning Officer received 7 parent nominations, filling the vacancies without a vote being required.
Brad McMahon (re-elected by staff) and myself continue in our Trustee roles, as will Mei Tang (who was co-opted during the tenure of the outgoing Board). We look forward to welcoming the new Board, including returning Trustees Richard Pook and Annette Quesado, along with Nigel Sinclair, Fleur De Vries-Oskamp, Mike Nooney, Virginia Brown and Anna Thomas.
With the new Board now constituted, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank those we farewell, including Presiding Member (Board Chair) Murray Streets, Fleur Longley, James Powell, Mathew Gribben and Josie Easingwood.
Each of our outgoing trustees has contributed their unique skills and perspective to the work of the Board during a particularly tumultuous few years dealing with COVID, but at all times each one has remained focused in their support of the school, the best interests of the children in our care, the staff, our Strategic Goals and myself as Principal to help determine the best possible path forward.
An effective, united Board working towards a coherent vision makes a huge difference in the life and work of a school, and we can be assured that the good governance we have benefited from over the years has left the school in an excellent position for the incoming Board to continue building upon.
I'd like to add my personal thanks to a fantastic group of dedicated and hardworking parent trustees - it's been a genuine pleasure working alongside such a talented team!
MENPS Parents' Night Out - final day to buy a ticket!
Last chance! It is only 2 sleeps until our Back to School Quiz!
There is still time to get a table together or purchase a single ticket to join a table.
This is going to be a great night, at a great venue – and with an awesome entertainment crew of dads including Quiz master Ben and DJ Nick. The school gates are a buzz with chat of costumes - Look Sharp may be busy on August 13th!
The cut off time to order tickets is midnight tonight so get your table or single tickets today!
On the evening we will have a live auction and raffle. Read more here about the exciting items up for grabs.
Fun at the Fair
There are preparations underway for the fair, we need help with a few key roles - this is to help with stalls on the day and in the lead up to the November event.
We are still looking for help – without you we can’t do it! We need coordinators for the following stalls:
- Face Painting
Coordinate the helpers before the fair, setting up the stall with equipment.
- Dunking Machine
Make sure the machine is in working order before the fair and get it connected to the water supply on fair day. Coordinate helpers before fair day.
- Mission Impossible
To contact the supplier and find helpers for the fair.
- Bouncy Castle coordinator
To be in contact with the supplier and set up a pricing list to be visible during the fair. Find helpers before the fair
- Money Golf
Coordinator on the day with the pricing and material. Find helpers before the fair.
- Soccer shot
Collate equipment and find helpers before the fair.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Fair Donation Drop Off Day is Sunday 18th Sept, 2 - 4pm
Following on from the success of March's collection, we will be running another collection in the lead up to Novembers Food & Fun Fair. We welcome all quality items! Simply drive in the MENPS staff car park and onto the Top Courts to drop off any of the following:
- 📚 Books
- 🪀 Toys - no soft toys accepted
- 👗Clothing - washed, no underwear or men's clothing/shoes accepted.
- 🐘 Jumble Sale - anything else! - No plugged in electrical items accepted thanks
- 🎁 Sandpit dig prizes - please hunt through your present cupboard, we would gratefully receive any new, unopened, unwanted gifts to give away as prizes in the sandpit dig stall at the fair!
Please consider whether you would be happy to pay about $5 for it, and use the clothing bin etc for anything ripped, stained, or broken.
Covid safety measures
- We will run this as a contactless - drop off & go
- Please wear a mask when dropping items off
- Physical distancing from others wherever possible
Many thanks in advance for your incredibly generous support of our school community,
The PTA Second-hand Stall teams.
Calendar Art fundraiser - Orders open now
Information sheets have been sent home this week with codes specific to the amazing artwork your child(ren) have created. These are available as beautifully finished cards, mouse mats, sketch pads and 2023 calendars and diaries. Perfect for Christmas, great for sending overseas.
Your orders will feature your child's art which can be viewed on the website when ordering.
- $17 Calendars
- $15 Cards
- $18 Diaries
- $16 Mouse Mats
- $15 Sketch Pads
To view your child's picture and order products:
- Go to www.kidsartworks.com
- In the Entrance Code field type in the code on the form sent home with your child this week.If you don't have your unique Code please email email@example.com for help.
- Payment can be made via the website using a credit card or directly from your bank account
Order online by 9am, Wednesday 24th August
PTA - Supporting our school through fundraising & fun events
Chairperson Aimee Chikunda
Deputy Chairperson Pam Clifford
Secretary Jane Cunningham
Treasurer Diem Vo
Class Coordinator Leader Chantal Brunner
PTA Advisor Scott Optican
Facebook and keep up to date with the PTA on Mount Eden Normal Primary School PTA page.
License to be silly and have some fun. No one will judge, we promise ;)
Entertain kids and adult guests at your next party with our open-air photo booth hire, complete with
- Unlimited instant prints
- Huge range of props
We do the delivery, setup, and running of the booth so you don't need to.
Hire us when you want to spice up your next party. Check out pixelphotoboothhire.co.nz.
Support our school by eating a delicious Roast at The Bridgman.
Seems too easy but $10 of every kids meal goes directly to our school funds. All you need to do is book your table and put MENPS into the ‘requests’ box and they will donate the profits of your kids meals back to the school.
Just book here - The Bridgman | Corner of Dominion & Valley Roads | Carefully curated food, drinks & cocktails.
Team Mike Robson - Proud Supporters of MENPS
Are you thinking about buying or selling?
As part of their sponsorship of MENPS, Team Mike Robson donates $1,000 back to the school for any property sold within the school zone for MENPS families. Feel free to call Mike (021484288) any time you’ve got a real estate query - he’s always happy to have a chat and answer your questions.
Find out more about Team Mike Robson and why they love living and working in Mt Eden.
Website - www.mikerobson.co.nz