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Ngā Pou Kahikatea Kapa Haka

Ngā Pou Kahikatea Kapa Haka

Our collaboration kapa haka with Ormiston Senior College, Tangaroa College and MHJC is about to start their new campaign for Te Ahurea Tino Rangatiratanga (one of two Auckland High School kapa haka regionals).

Students – if you are interested and meet the new requirements, please see Matua Leeroy.

Table Tennis GOLD

We would like to congratulate Tushan Engineer for more sporting success! 🏓
Over the King’s Birthday Weekend, Tushan competed in the
North Island Team Championship, as part of the ‘Auckland Team Open Mens 1’ and the ‘Auckland Team 1 Under 15’.
Both of these teams won gold! 🥇
Congratulations Tushan on your ongoing sporting achievements.


Enviro Week Recap

Earlier this term, MHJC celebrated its’ annual Enviro Week. A week dedicated to promoting and enhancing our Kaitiakitanga. The week hosted multiple events which focused on having a fun and introduced students to sustainable actions. Activities our students and staff took part in included:
– wheels & walk to school
– shared literacy articles about positive environmental actions
– MHJC Adopt a Park (Silvana Park)
– Pest Free Howick Presentations

He Tohu Taio Enviro Cup Award:
This Cup was introduced in 2023 and is aimed at students and staff taking pride and care in their facilities. Students and staff did an incredible job taking care of our school and our judges found it hard to pick a winning Whānau. Congratulations to all Whānau who won the He Tohu Tai Enviro Cup this year!

Year 7 Disco!

Attention Year 7s!
Next week, on Thursday 13th June from 5-7pm, we are having a Disco in the Theatre.
See details below. This is a fundraiser for our AIMS teams.
We hope to see you all there! ⭐️🪩🎉

Spanish Viva Dance

As part of our rotating options for junior students, Year 8s in Forest Whānau are currently taking Spanish.
Yesterday, to further excel their Spanish cultural learning, students travelled to Viva Dance for a session of Spanish dancing.
Students and staff had an excellent time. We look forward to Coast Year 8s attending on Friday.

𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝟕 𝐁𝐨𝐲𝐬 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐙𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥

This past Tuesday, our Year 7 SEZ Football Boys had an amazing day out at St Kentigern College.

They played hard and showed great grit all day.
The boys defeated home favourite, St Kentigern, in a penalty shootout in the semi-final to take them into the final out of 10 schools.
The boys played their hearts out in the final, finishing runners up overall in the whole South Eastern Zone.

A special mention to Vincent Zhang who was a stand out goalie throughout the day, saving a total of 5 penalties and 3 in the shootout.

Amazing job to the team! ⚽️

Production Sponsor – We Love Tutoring

The MHJC Production is coming up in Term 3 and we would like to re-introduce one of our key sponsors.

𝐖𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐓𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 is a local tutoring service that can help students achieve. Maria is committed to students’ success and is available to contact below to set up tutoring services for local children.

School Notices

Please see below the notices for our community. An email has also been sent home regarding them.

𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐲 – 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟑𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐲
The Ministry of Education has allowed schools to close for Professional Development which will focus on the curriculum refresh. Students are to stay home this Friday.

𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐠’𝐬 𝐁𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲 – 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟑𝐫𝐝 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞
School will be closed for this public holiday.

𝐄𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐃𝐚𝐲 – 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞
From the start of Week 6, Tuesday 4th June, we will be trialling an earlier close during the winter months. Students will be leaving the site at 2.50pm instead of 3.00 pm.

𝐀𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲
As you will have seen, there has been lots of media coverage of the government’s attendance targets, which are that by 2030 New Zealand schools will have 80% of our students attending school “regularly”. Regular attendance has been determined as over 90% of the possible days when school is open. This translates to 5 days over a normal term.

MHJC has a very good record, with our average daily attendance being over 90%. We have robust systems and processes which help us to monitor and follow up on students who fall below our expectations.

Children going on holiday overseas is the single biggest preventable cause of “unjustified” absence. If you are considering a holiday during term time, please reconsider your plans as this has a negative impact on learning and the operations of the school.

Please support students to be at school for 8.15am, as this is when the day starts.

𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦
With the cold and wet weather, students are reminded to wear the warm school jacket. Many jackets are left lying around so it would be helpful for them to be marked or numbered so that the jacket can be returned to the correct owner.