Our Whanau are central to everything we do at MHJC. They operate as communities, which promote effective learning, pastoral care and positive competition. Students will be allocated to a Whanau on entry to the school and will almost always remain as a part of that community. Staff may be moved between whanau where timetabling needs dictate.
Each of our Whanau represent an integral part of New Zealand; the Coast, Forest, Water and Mountains. These are represented in our logo by the 4 coloured koru, gold, green, blue and white.
Teachers may teach across more than one Whanau but will be aligned with a Whanau for activities, competitions and events. Students and staff both enter into the spirit of the Whanau community which provides a strong sense of fun, pride and belonging.