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Upcoming Events and news

  • We held a very successful Trial Tsunami Evacuation on Wednesday and would like to receive feedback from families as to their perceptions. Please send any comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Interim reports for Y9-13 students will be sent home soon and there will be an opportunity for parents and carers to meet teachers on April 2. Report envelopes also include important NCEA information for Y11-13 students which outline the fees and opportunities to apply for financial assistance.  
  • Check out our new Primary Years Class websites - a great way for all of us to keep up to date with class news and student achievements.
  • Stop Press… great news…we have just received confirmation of a grant of $21,000 from Pub Charities towards the new climbing wall. When combined with the $18,000 raised at the January Carnival, we are over half way there!




School News

  • Stage Challenge 2014 2014-03-06 by Paula Davies Led by a group of senior student leaders the MBAS Stage Challenge 2014 journey has begun. Rehearsal schedules for Term 1 are now available and a new a...

Learning Support and Talent Development Programmes

Our Learning Support and Talent Development teams provide specific programmes and resources for our young people with specific learning needs. From Reading Recovery to philosophy and ASDAN courses to film making the opportunities are many and varied.

Special Programmes

MBAS offers a number of courses which take advantage of our unique local environment and resources. The Marine Academy, RV-12 Aeroplane Project, Outdoor Education programme and Marine Sciences course are just some of the current examples recognised for their innovative broad-ranging variety and content which are available to our senior students.

NCEA, Careers and Tertiary Education

For information and resources regarding NCEA/NZQA qualifications, career choices and post 16 tertiary education.

Thinking About Education

Much is changing at MBAS and education generally. We would like to share some of our thoughts with you and in this section of our website we will include key materials which relate to our pedagogical thinking – the ideas which underpin much of our work. We want to share our vision and hope that this wider view of the current influences on our thinking will help families understanding of the ‘why’ behind the education of your children.


Extra Curricular - sports, arts, cultural, enviro and technology

Whether you are looking for information on some of our many sports teams, coaching courses, updates on school productions or a moto x event, this is where you will find it.


Virtual Art Gallery

Showcasing our talented artists we can now display their work in a virtual gallery. As part of the Exhibbit project student art from all 3 areas of the school will be regularly displayed throughout the year in virtual art galleries. 



MBAS thanks NZCT for their ongoing support.


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South Highway Whitianga 3510
Phone: 07 866 5916
Fax: 07 866 4002
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