Parent Orientation Evening

Our Parent Orientation evening is to be held on Thursday 11 February. This year we have changed the format of the evening. Each team rather than individual teachers will present to parents and there will also be a whole school presentation in the hall. This is an important evening where school-wide plans and priorities are shared with you as well as expectations from each of the teams. Times are as follows:

  • 6:15pm Junior School Team (Year 1 and 2) - Hall
  • 6:45pm School wide presentation
  • 7:15pm Middle School Team (Year 3 and 4) - Staffroom / Senior School Team (Year 5-8) - Hall

We look forward to seeing you on the 11th.


Mark Keenan


Back to School 2016

We hope that you have enjoyed your holidays and had a fantastic break.  Now it is time to start getting organised for the beginning of the school year.  

The office will reopen on Monday 25 January 8.30 - 3.30.  

Don't forget the Uniform Pop-up store in the staffroom on Friday 22 January from 10am - 3pm.

School restarts Tuesday 2 February @ 9am.  Some of the things you may need to think about are:
  • Make sure that you have full, correct, and well named uniform including black sandals and a school hat.
  • Ensure that you have the correct stationery (the link to OfficeMax is on this website for your convenience).
  • Any payments for Parent Donations, Mathletics, Activity Costs, or Technology Costs (Intermediate Students only) can either be made through the Office Max website, or directly to the school bank account as listed below.
We look forward to seeing you then!

Stationery for 2016

Our school has once again teamed up with OfficeMax MySchool to make ordering your stationery for 2016 simple.  Just click on the link below, select your child's class and follow the instructions.

Buying through OfficeMax MySchool also earns Rewards for our school which we can redeem for much needed educational supplies, equipment for our classrooms or for students in need.

If you would like to purchase your stationery for 2016 from another supplier, please just ensure that it is correct to the requirements specified.  If you choose to do this, please ensure that you pay the subscription for Mathletics to the school directly.

This year, we have added the option to this website to pay your School Donation, Activity Costs, and Technology Costs (for Intermediate students).  If you choose not to take up this option, please pay either at the school office, or online to our bank account:

Maraetai Beach School Trustees

End of Year 2015

Our last day of school for 2015 is Wednesday 16 December. Our Celebration Assembly (all welcome) starts at 12noon, for a finish time of 1pm.  

The office will be closed from 1.15pm on Wednesday 16 December, however will be open Thursday 17 and Friday 18 December from 9am - 12noon.  The office will reopen on Monday 25 January 8.30 - 3.30.  

There will be a Uniform Pop-Up Store in the school staffroom on Friday 22 January from 10am - 3pm.  Alternatively, you can purchase any uniform requirements from NZUniform

We wish all our families a very Happy Christmas and fabulous holidays.  We look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday 2 February for the start of the 2016 school year.

Abandonment of Zone

As from Friday 23 September 2015 MBS is abandoning its enrolment scheme.  The school has sufficient capacity to accomodate students from the wider area.  The school will be accepting enrolments from all students starting Term 4 2015 onwards.