Te Whare Akoranga o Maungawhau | 1 March, 2018

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From The Principal

Tēnā koutou katoa,

This week brings some impressive sporting success, with great performances at our recent school Swimming Championships at Diocesan Aquatic Centre.

This was followed by an outstanding team effort from the 28 swimmers who went on to the Eden/Albert Zone Finals, securing 2nd place overall.

We had many skilled participants at both events, and I'd like to congratulate them all for stepping up and representing MENPS at such a high level. Honourable mention also goes to the following children, who placed in the Zone Finals:

  • Elliot Copper: 1st Y5 25m freestyle, 1st Y5 25m breaststroke, 1st= Y5 25m backstroke, 2nd Open 50m freestyle
  • Zach Chu: 2nd Y5 25m Freestyle, 2nd Y5 25m breaststroke, 1st= Y5 25m backstroke
  • Jack Zhu: 3rd Y5 25m breaststroke
  • Nate McKay: 1st Y6 25m breaststroke
  • Alex Kerr: 2nd Y6 25m freestyle
  • Tom Cullen: 3rd Y6 25m backstroke
  • Elliot Cooper, Hayden Callander, Alex Kerr, Tom Cullen: MENPS Boys 4 x 25m freestyle (2nd Place)

Sincere thanks go to all of our parent helpers, teachers and also our Sports Coordinator, Karen Moore, for helping make the events such a success for the competitors.

Finally, a reminder of our early pick-up next Wednesday and Thursday (7th and 8th, 1pm) for the first of our conferences, which are still open for bookings at

The conferences offer an invaluable opportunity to discuss your child's learning and identify goals and next learning steps. Parents of children in Years 4, 5 & 6 are also welcome to bring their child along and involve them in the discussion directly if they would prefer to.

We look forward to seeing you at the conferences and the opportunity to share more about your child's learning with you soon.

Ka kite anō au i a koutou

Alan Jackson


Y5 Camp Photos

Click here to see the Y5 students in action at Carey Park!

Notices & Reminders

  • No assembly this week
  • Gold coin mufti this Friday 2 March

  • Fair Donations 5-16 March
  • To report an absence, please click here
  • Parent Conference bookings open. 7th and 8th March, reminder no lunch orders as school closes at 1pm on both these days
MENPS Community Calendar

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The class rosters are now up on the wall outside the information centre (library). Please sign yourself up for a job on fair day. Each class has been given a different stall, you can volunteer with your class or on another stall you are interested in. Grandparents, friends and others are also welcome to schedule themselves in for an hour.

We need lots of volunteers to help sort toys and clothing in the hall. If you have 10 minutes or 40 minutes between 8.30-10.00am in the mornings we would love to have you help. We need about 10-20 people every day. Come on in - it's friendly, relaxed, a bit of fun, lots of banter and a great way to meet other parents.

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  • access to a quantity of plastic chairs and table that we could use
  • know a celebrity tv, sports, radio, politician that would sign something for us, or come to the fair and be dunked in water by rowdy children.
  • have a TRAILER, VAN or TRUCK. We need wheels for pick up and deliveries the weekend of 16-18th March. Could you help?

Text or phone Sarah V 021 450930 for more info or to register your interest

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The lifeblood of the fair. Please remember only clean, tidy, good condition items sell. Help us cut back on waste and dumping costs by donating only saleable items.

Drop off begins Monday 5 March – Friday 16 March during school hours.

Special Sunday dropoff on Sunday 11 March.

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The ​MENPS​ ​​Master ​​​EGGtravaganza is back!

Buy an egg and decorate it ​for show at the School Fair.

Entry: $2 per foam egg. Eggs on sale outside the hall before and after school 5th-9th March

Bring your decorated egg to ​​Room 7 before school on Friday 16 March ​for judging.

Eggs will be on display at the Fair on Sunday 18 March

​Questions to Sarah Vokes 021 450 930​

PRIZES! A 'Killa Shake' from 'Cereal Killa' for each winner and runner up from year 1-6.

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Gold Coin Mufti this Friday 2 March

Children - bring a gold coin as payment for wearing 'non school' clothes for the day.

Supporting Our School Through Fundraising & Fun Events

Food & Fun Fair

Sunday March 18 11am-3pm

Rain or Shine!

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