10F1 and 10F2 are learning about the Syrian Refugee Crisis and participating in social action to support refugees in New Zealand . The photo below shows students forming doves with their hands, as a displaying of their support of Syrian Civilians.
Students will be forming a Youth Group with the support of Amnesty International NZ, to support Refugees in New Zealand.
Year 9 students from Water Whanau have enjoyed integrated learning around their Term 1 context, “Fight for Life”. Recently, students took the plunge to participate in a wonderful day of aquatics and snorkelling at the Totara Pools.
Students and teachers are looking forward to Week 8’s EOTC trip to the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre and Marine Reserve, where they will be able to view the sea life under the care and supervision of PADI Divemasters and observing the various species in a tidal touch tank at the discovery centre.
Over the weekend, Year 10 Mountains’ Students as well as leaders from Year 8 and 9, travelled to Camp Adir for a Leadership Camp. The purpose of the camp was to develop the leadership skills of Year 10 students who have the responsibility of leading Year 7 who arrived at camp yesterday (Monday) morning. The Year 8 and 9 students will utilise their developing leadership skills within their roles on Whanau Council and other school-wide leadership positions they have been appointed to.
Photographs below show the ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots of the Mud Confidence Course.
Year 9 students in Mountains Whanau have enjoyed integrated learning on their ‘Water Survival – Water Safety’ Context. This has seen Mathematic, Science, English, Global Studies, Physical Education & Health learning areas working collaboratively to achieve deeper, more authentic learning.
Students have been developing an understanding of the water safety issues that are prominent in News Media. They have had the opportunity to develop an understanding of water safety as well as the practical skills to keep them and their families safer, in and around the water.
Congratulations to our Year 9 & 10 debaters who started their 2016 ASD season off with two impressive wins this afternoon. Both teams debated in the affirmative for the moot, ‘Waitangi Day should be replaced with a New Zealand Day’.
MHJC 1 v’s Tangaroa College – Miss Wullings
Kayla Pieterse (10F2)
Solana Carpenter (9C2)
Ryan Iglesia (9C2) – Awarded ‘Top Speaker’
Christina Bang (10F2) Reserve
MHJC 2 v’s Sancta Maria College – Miss Morris
John Yang (10F2) Awarded ‘Top Speaker’
Akira Maharaj (9C2)
Brendan Hua (10F2)
Alina Hayat Khan (10F2) Reserve
Two lifeguards from Surf Life Saving NZ visited Year 8 students in Forest Whanau to present tips to promote safety at the beach.
• Learn about the Water Safety Code…
• Learn about Safety at Beaches…
Mission Heights Junior College is playing in the very successful (three from three) Year 9 and 10 mid-week cricket competition. Three new players to cricket made their impact felt during Wednesday’s “Cricket BLITZ” match. Our congratulations to: Sheffy Singh, Divek Nadan and Harman Singh.
Click here to find out more about “Cricket Blitz”
Mrs Alanna Young will be standing down as Board Chair this year and wishes to thank the Board and community for their support over 8 years of service. Alanna has thoroughly enjoyed working on the Board of Trustees and for the school – supporting the school’s vision “Growing Greatness through innovative, constantly evolving and personalised learning”.
Alanna was co-opted as a parent representative onto the Establishment Board of Mission Heights Junior College in 2008, a year prior to its opening in 2009. In 2010, she was elected as Board Chairperson and continued in that capacity until the beginning of this year. Mr Blair Telfer has now been elected as Board Chairperson, to aid succession planning with the Triennial Board Elections coming up shortly.
Mission Heights Junior College is certainly a better place due to the strong leadership and support Alanna has given the school.
We are pleased to introduce our 2016 Executive Council.
They are in alphabetical order :-
As the holidays come to an end, may I extend a warm welcome to all our new students and welcome back to our current students.
I trust you have had a wonderful break and are ready to face the stimulating challenges of the new year.