Congratulations to MHJC students who participated in the ‘2017 Winter Wonderland Wearable Arts Show’ that was held at BDSC on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th May. We would like to acknowledge the remarkable efforts of the designers and models who participated in this event. Our sincere thanks to MHJC’s visual arts teacher Liz Hanna-Latham for helping students to realise their creations, from the page to the stage!
‘Safe Schools Week’ is a time of the year that students reflect upon the way they think, speak and act towards other students, to ensure that school is a place where everyone feels valued and protected. On Friday 26th June staff and students celebrated ‘Pink Shirt Day’ activities, to help strengthen MHJC’s culture of tolerance, respect and understanding towards others.
Mandarin Teacher Mrs Gao has returned from Beijing after her three weeks of study at the Beijing Language and Culture University. Mrs Gao earned the Chinese Teachers Scholarship to Beijing for 2017, during which she gained the opportunity to attend lectures by language experts from the BLCU and observe best practice in teaching Chinese. Mrs Gao has brought back many exciting ideas and resources that she will use in her Mandarin classes at MHJC.
MHJC entered the Yr 7 & 8 AIMS development team into an inter-school netball tournament in Papakura today. We are delighted to report that the team had an outstanding day on the court, winning all matches throughout the day and bringing home the gold medal for their ‘mixed’ section.
Team Members were:
Ricky Bassano, Zain Ismail, Sophia Lafaiali’i, Janke Maritz, Kyla Murdoch, Marion Aimee Petelo, Jo’res Taramai-Remo, Brooklyn-Rose Timu, Shalom Toilalo and Cyrus Tuhaka
Mission Heights Junior College has just successfully completed a lock down drill this afternoon as part of the normal practice procedure.
Congratulations once again to our Education Perfect participants who won the Social Sciences World Championships recently. Pictured below is teacher Catherine Hunter with two of MHJC’s winners, Amanda Lee (14th in the world) and Aliza Azba (19th in the world). We extend our best wishes to our Language Perfect participants, whose competition concludes on the 25th May.
The Vodafone Warriors visited MHJC today to discuss health and fitness regimes, and to offer advice about fitness strategies. Students found the practical advice most beneficial and look forward to applying the tips to their own health plans.