Te Whare Akoranga o Maungawhau, July 28, 2022
From The Principal
As always, staff and students have got the term off to a positive start, and by now you should have received our Key Dates for the Term, giving you an overview of what's ahead. We encourage you to keep an eye on the school calendar available via the school website for any updates and amendments.
We continue to focus on our goals of re-engaging and re-connecting, which you will see reflected in our sports fixtures, PTA events, additional clubs and activities and the return of Productions in Y5 and 6. Managing all of these in a safe and responsible way will, of course, involve monitoring case numbers, following Public Health advice closely, and actively assessing potential risk factors, particularly where classes may be mingling more freely. The current indoor mask Policy for the first 4 weeks of term will provide an added layer of protection, after which we expect a further update from the Ministries of Education and Health.
Each of the events and activities we plan are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Mitigations are put in place as and when appropriate, with contingency planning in the event circumstances and/or Public Health advice changes.
I’d like to thank the teachers, parents and students for once again ensuring the children have a great start to the new term and look forward to seeing you around school at some point soon.
Once major community highlight to be aware of is the upcoming PTA Quiz Night, which I’m sure will be a fun opportunity to connect with others in support of our school.
2022 Board of Trustees Community Consultation Survey
The MENPS Board is seeking your views! Please take some time to tell us about your experience and aspirations as a parent at our school by clicking on the link below to a short survey. To get started and have your say, click here
Term 2 last day Ice blocks - rescheduled!
MENPS Parents' Night Out
It is less than 3 weeks 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!
Due to demand, more tickets have been released - get your table or single tickets today.
More details are available on the PTA website about the event and the live auction. 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!
It’s not as scary as it sounds – you will have a lot of support, you might make new friends and you will have fun!
- We will help you to co-ordinate
- We will assist with questions
- We will be there to get you set up on the day
Our Fair is our pride (big community event) we love the ‘family feel’ on the day.
We need coordinators for the following stalls:
- Lucky and Lollies Jars
- Face Painting
- Dunking Machine
- Farm Stall
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
August PTA Meeting - online
We will be discussing fundraising/upcoming events, the full agenda for the meeting is available here.
PTA meetings are a great way to hear what the PTA are doing or ask questions. We are running some meetings online to make it easier for parents/caregivers to attend. Meetings are run for only an hour with focus on agenda items so please join us online to hear about the efforts and help the committee need.
Please RSVP your interest to attend to email@example.com.
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.
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