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PRINCIPAL'S INTRODUCTION

Dear Parents / Family / Whanau
 
Welcome to the beginning of Term 2.  I trust that a pleasant holiday was had by all and that your students have returned to school determined to succeed.

We look forward to our Senior Ball being held tomorrow at the ASB Arena and I know that our students will continue to uphold the high standards of behaviour that have been a feature of previous years.  

On Thursday of next week we will celebrate our first all school event which is the annual school cross country.  While the phrase cross country may place fear into the hearts and minds of some of our students, I wholeheartedly encourage all students to participate whether as a serious athlete or simply walking with friends.   This is such a wonderful occasion it would be a shame for students to miss out on celebrating being a part of the Mount Maunganui College community.  Dress-ups in house colours is encouraged to add to the atmosphere.  


Russell Gordon
Principal

NOTICE OF FRONT GATE CLOSURE

Due to the continued congestion of vehicles and fast traffic in the staff carpark and the undue risk that this presents to students and staff we now close the front entry gate prior to the end of the school day.  

We ask that you do not use the exit gate to enter the staff carpark at this time.

CAR BOOT SALE - FUNDRAISING

We are holding a car boot sale on Saturday 21 May from 9am in the front carpark at school to raise funds for a group of Year 12 / 13 students travelling to Fiji in September on a service trip to help at risk teenage boys. 

Items for sale include clothes, books, white elephant, bake sale, sausage sizzle, coffee, homemade pizzas to take away and cook later.

Donations would also be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the school office. We will also welcome other cars to join the car boot sale with a $20 entrance fee / charge to park.

Please feel free to contact Claire Fuller if you have any questions or queries by telephoning 575 3096 extension 848 or emailing clairef@mmc.school.nz

ROAD SAFETY

We would ask if you could please re-iterate with your student about road safety messages and specifically identifying and responding to traffic hazards. This is particularly pertinent for those students catching the bus on Hewletts Road and those students biking across Golf Road, Ranch Road and Waitui Grove. It is important that these students are aware of the other road users and their need to give way to vehicles and not simply expect that these vehicles will give way to them.

LEAVING SCHOOL

Students have been spoken to in assemblies about their requirement to remain at school for the duration of the school day. Students are not permitted to leave our school site at interval or lunchtime unless they have a legitimate reason such as a doctor’s appointment etc. In the case of an appointment, students must present a note signed by a parent or caregiver to the student office in order to be signed out.

WINTER UNIFORM

Please check that your child has a correct school jersey or jacket.  Non uniform items will not be allowed.
  • Year 9, Year 10, Year 11 and Year 13 and any new students to Mount Maunganui College - new uniform.  
  • Year 12 old school uniform.  If Year 12 need to purchase uniform then we would request that they purchase the new uniform.
Uniform items may be purchased from our approved supplier:

NZ Uniforms
371 Cameron Road
Tauranga
Phone:  985 6213
 
All foot wear must be plain black, polishable and below the ankle.  
Boots of any kind, coloured stitching, non-polishing shoes are not allowed.  
Roman sandals may be worn all year round.  
Shoes and regulation socks may be worn all year round.  

Socks
  • Boys to wear regulation socks available from NZ Uniforms
  • Girls - either black or white ankle socks or black opaque tights.

REPORTING A STUDENT'S ABSENCE

Student absences longer than three days must be notified in writing to the Principal by emailing
principal@mmc.school.nz any other absences can be reported by telephone 575 3096 ext 828 or emailing attendance@mmc.school.nz

It is important to remember the college’s requirement that students have a 90% justified attendance and 85% assessment completion record to graduate to the next level.  Because of the need to ensure validity in assessments, it may not be possible to reschedule assessments that may be missed during a student's absence.

SCHOOL TRUSTEE ELECTIONS

The Triennial Board of Trustees elections are underway.  This is the largest democratic process undertaken in New Zealand.  The Mount Maunganui College Board has vacancies that need filling!  We need willing and capable members of our school community to put themselves forward to contribute to the continued effective governance of Mount Maunganui College.

School Trusteeship is a valuable and rewarding role.

The board has the overall responsibility for the school. This includes legal obligations covering curriculum, property, personnel, finance and health and safety. Trustees are active leaders in their schools and need to work well in a team, ask challenging questions and have good communication skills. Boards need a balance of skills and experiences to ensure effective processes for planning, monitoring, reporting and reviewing the school’s performance are in place. 

Interested?  Check out www.trustee-election.co.nz for more information regarding trusteeship, or for info specific to Mount Maunganui College Board Of Trustees operation, please email Board Chair Stuart Taylor, stuartt@mmc.school.nz

Keep your eye out for nomination forms arriving in the post.  Nominations must be received by Mrs Donna Beattie, School Returning Officer by noon on Friday 20 May 2016.  Act now, don’t delay!

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP - FUNDRAISING WITH ENTERTAINMENT

Uniform 2016

Year 9, Year 10, Year 11 and Year 13 and any new students to Mount Maunganui College - new uniform.  Year 12 old school uniform.  If Year 12 need to purchase uniform then we would request that they purchase the new uniform.
Uniform items may be purchased from our approved supplier:
NZ Uniforms
371 Cameron Road
Tauranga
Phone:  985 6213
Hosting an International Student

Mount Maunganui College welcomes students from European and South American countries. 
Each student is home-hosted with a local family.  Your student becomes part of your family.  

Payment is $250 per week.

Contact:   
Liza Owens, Homestay Manager  
lizao@mmc.school.nz

PAYMENTS

If you would like to pay your fees off throughout the year, please email:
studentfees@mmc.school.nz

For online banking please use the following details:

Reference:  Student ID and what the payment is for (ie Fees, netball)
Account Number:

2016 Term Dates

2016 Holidays

Term 1
Tuesday 2 February
Year 9  /13 Only
Wednesday 3 February
Whole School
to Friday 15 April


Term 2
Monday 2 May
to Friday 8 July


Term 3
Monday 25 July
to 23 September


Term 4
Monday 10 October
to Friday 9 December
25 March
Good Friday

28 March
Easter Monday

29 March
Easter Tuesday

25 April
Anzac Day

6 June
Queen’s Birthday

29 August
Teacher Only Day

24 October
Labour Day

IMPORTANT DATES

 

May 2016

  2    First Day Term 2
  3    Tertiary Awareness Day
  6    Rotary Quiz Evening
13    University of Waikato Open Day (Year 12 / selected Year 13)
14    School Ball
18    Blood Bank
19    School Cross Country

June 2016

  2    Senior Reports Issued
  6    Queen’s Birthday
15    Polar Bear Plunge
23    Junior Reports Issued
29    Parent  Teacher Interviews
30    Parent Teacher Interviews

July 2016

  8    Last Day Term 2
25    First Day Term 3

August 2016

  3    Open Evening
29    Teacher Only Day
30    Career Pathway Evening

September 2016

14   Dance Night
16   DanceNZMade
19   Senior Reports Issued
23   Last Day Term 3

October 2016

 
First Day Term 4   10
Sports Awards   19

 

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