Te Whare Akoranga o Maungawhau, June 2, 2022
SCHOOL CLOSED FRI 3 & MON 6 JUNE
From The Principal
This week, we have been celebrating Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa - Samoan Language Week, with the theme Fa’aāuāu le Folauga i le Va’a o Tautai - Continue the Voyage with Competent Wayfinders of the Ocean.
As the second most spoken language in Auckland, this event is a fantastic learning opportunity and a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the unique culture, identity and heritage of Samoa.
In other news, as you may be aware, Board Elections are fast approaching, so please watch out for communications coming your way about the vital work of Trustees in schools and ways you can learn more and get involved. Nominations open in July.
Our plans for the next few years at MENPS are as critical as ever to ensuring the roadmap for our learners remains focused on their needs. Our aim is to deliver the best possible outcomes for every child, and I encourage anyone who may be interested to seriously consider the role and help make a contribution to key strategic decisions for the future at our school.
Related to this, in the coming weeks you will receive a MENPS BOT community survey, seeking views and consultation on what's working well, and what our priorities should be for the future.
This information will be collated to form a firm foundation for the new Board as they assume their roles. Not only will the responses we receive inform the development of our next Strategic Plan, but they will offer an invaluable opportunity to reflect the aspirations of parents, caregiver, staff and students, which we plan to follow up in more depth with focus group work.
Queen's Birthday Weekend
In the meantime, best wishes for the long weekend. Whatever the weather brings, I hope you enjoy an opportunity for some quality family time.
MENPS Year 4-6 Cross Country - Thursday 9th June (Auckland Domain)
Course marshals are urgently needed to hold a safe and successful event. Details of marshalling times are in the notice. If you can help out on the day please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Board Election 2022
Congratulations to all our spelling wizards!!
Thank you to everyone for your support of Magic Spells so far! A reminder that sponsorship money is due today.
Please deposit money directly into the MENPS PTA account: 06 0145 0239303 00 (please reference “Magic Spells”).
Any cash collected can be taken to the school office in an envelope marked “Magic Spells”.
June PTA Meeting
The next meeting is next week - 7pm on Tuesday, June 7 held in the staff room.
We will be discussing fundraising/upcoming events, the full agenda for the meeting is available here.
We always encourage parents/caregivers to turn up on the day, but with covid restrictions please RSVP your interest to attend to email@example.com.
If you are keen to attend but unable to come on site, please email expressing interest in dial in details.
'Back To School' Quiz Night
We've got a great team making this Quiz Night happen but we do need a few more people to set up the venue on Saturday 13th August. No previous experience needed - and you can still have a fabulous night with your friends! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're coming along and could spare an hour.
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
Email email@example.com | PTA websiteFollow us on Facebook and keep up to date with the PTA on Mount Eden Normal Primary School PTA page.
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