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Home and School News

Belinda Campbell —


Introducing Home and School 2022…

Given that we’re a relatively new team coming on board this year, we’d like to introduce ourselves!

Please follow this link to meet us: https://hail.to/miramar-north-school/article/mQ45QQZ

Our aims:

Essentially, H+S is a group of parents who have volunteered to achieve two things:

· Raise money - which goes directly to benefitting our fantastic MNS kids; and

· Organise events that bring our school and the wider community together.

Our ethos:

There will be a real emphasis on the wellbeing of our school community this year, especially important in these ever-changing times. We aim to be a positive, supportive and inclusive team – and we really value input from you all. We aim to promote informative and open communication pathways between our H+S team, the Board of Trustees, and the MNS staff.


We’ve decided to mix it up a little this year. Some fundraising will be for a specific purpose – e.g. for library resources or for sports equipment. Other fundraising will go to the school to be used where it’s needed most. This money is normally used for additional classroom resources that are not funded by the Ministry of Education, and for teacher aide hours to support our MNS children in the classroom.

Upcoming events:

Term 1 – Friday 16 March - Crazy Hat Day – details soon!

Term 2 – Saturday 21 May - Family portrait photos with Inspire Photography – information to follow.

Term 2 – The first ever MNS Book + Bake Sale (depending on Covid circumstances).

How can you get involved?

We know that our MNS community is full of wonderful people who’d like to help, but don’t necessarily want to commit to the core H+S team. That is absolutely fine! Why not become part of the “Friends of MNS H+S” network?! We know that there are many skills, services, and interests among you all – please share those with us! Many hands make light work, as well as pull our incredible community together.

Below is a Google form to complete – all responses will remain confidential to H+S:


How to find us?

We have a real focus on communication this year. Many of the team are around at drop-off and pick-up times, so please feel free to come and have a chat. Or you can drop us an email at: homeandschool@mns.school.nz

We encourage you to join our “MNS Community” Facebook page too. This page is useful for event information (and reminders!), misplaced articles of clothing/equipment, and even to ask questions!

Thank you in advance!

A huge thank you in advance for supporting us – we really do appreciate all your incredible support. We aim to have whānau and tamariki that feel connected to their school and wider community, as well as fundraise to support our fantastic MNS kids in their classrooms.

Your 2022 Home and School team