Getting ready to go back to Mercury Bay Area School

Getting ready to go back to Mercury Bay Area School

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This week sees the return of teachers and students to the classrooms at Mercury Bay Area School. Here’s some helpful information so you and your family can start the school year prepared and ready for 2021 term one.


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Mercury Bay Area School– who starts school when and where to go

Primary Years

Years 1-6 start back in class this Friday 5th February. Students were notified of their classes at the close of last year and can go straight to their classes on the first day. New students will have been advised of their class at their enrolment appointment. Please contact the school office, if you are new to the area and haven’t enrolled your child at school yet.

Middle Years

Year 7,8 & 9 students will also start classes on Friday 5th February. These students will need to meet in the school hall at 8.45am.

Year 10 students will meet in the school gym at 8.45am on Tuesday 9th February.

Senior Years

Senior students in year 11, 12 & 13 will start the year with an assembly in the hall at 8.45am on Tuesday 9th February also. Classes will start after assembly and students should be ready, in uniform and with stationery ready for learning. Senior students that are yet to finalise timetables or have any questions/ queries, should meet with Learning Coaches and Deans on Friday 5th February.

General questions and information

  • School will be CLOSED on Monday 8th February for the Waitangi Day observance day.
  • The School Website (link) has stationery & Uniform information and lists for all year levels.
  • Buses will run from Friday 5th February.
  • The school canteen will open from Tuesday 9th February – So please bring lunches and snacks on Friday.
  • Any general questions or enrolment queries can be answered by visiting, phoning or emailing the school office. Click on the related link below school contact details.

Message from John Wright

Principal John Wright is in his eighteenth year at Mercury Bay Area School and is really excited about 2021.

We know that last year was a trying year for all of us and we got through it well in my view. I felt really grateful at the close of 2020 for all the learning that I had experienced, in rather challenging circumstance, - grateful for the health of our young ones, our staff, our whanau; grateful to be a Kiwi and to be in our kura. None of us know the future, but we are able to prepare well for what we do know and have had experience of.

Of paramount importance is our young people and our staff – the two vital ingredients in any school; both of whom need to be at their very best for key educational goals to be met. And the platform that sits securely behind this kaupapa is that of supportive parents, caregivers, whanau and community. I welcome you all to play a part in the development of our kura this year. Together we can make it all happen!

John Wright, Principal

Important school dates for term one

Wednesday 10th February – 1pm – Whole School Assembly, welcome and top NCEA achievements
Friday 12th February – 5pm – New Families BBQ at the swimming pool.
Tuesday 16th February – Year 9-13 Swimming Sports
Wednesday 17th February – Middle Years Meet the Teacher
Wednesday 24th February – Across the River Swim

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