Congratulations to Mr Helgard Groenewald and Mr Jason McKimmon who will take up their new roles at the start of 2022.
Mr Groenewald is known by many in the community as our Sports Coordinator, a role he occupied for many years, until he became Acting Assistant Principal and more recently Dean of Mountains Whānau. “Mr G”, as he is affectionately known, has a wealth of leadership experience in these and other roles within the school after over 10 years of loyal service. Before joining MHJC he had taught at Tangaroa College and in South Africa.
Mr McKimmon is currently Dean of Coast Whānau after joining our staff last year. Mr McKimmon is a highly regarded educator who gained valuable experience in Hong Kong where he was Head of the Physical Education and Health Department at an international school. It was there that he gained experience in the IB (International Baccalaureate) Middle Year Programme. Before he left for Hong Kong he completed his provisional registration at Howick College.
A reminder that Term 3 ends this Friday 1st October. Again, we thank our community for all their hard work and resilience this term with distance learning.
All items are available at John Russell Schoolwear (Moore Street Howick). You can visit their online shop here.
Day to day
MHJC official stock:
- Black knee length skirt
- Black shorts or trousers
- Silver grey blouse or shirt
- Black jersey
- Black jacket
- Cap or hat (compulsory in Term 1 and 4)
- Scarf (optional)
Black Roman sandals or leather lace-up shoes
Black ankle socks
Shoes and socks may not have branding logos
Physical Education Uniform
- Official shirt and shorts
- Sports shoes
The MHJC Sports Hoodie may be only be worn when representing the school at Sporting events not during normal classes and PE classes.
Kia ora koutou
As anticipated, the Prime Minister has announced that Auckland will enter a level 4 lockdown for seven days from 11.59pm tonight, Tuesday 17th August.
This means we will move back to distance learning and no-one may enter the school site.
Whānau leaders will be in contact with students where and when necessary but at this stage, as we don’t know how long the lockdown will continue, students are to continue with their weekly homework drills using Reading Plus and Maths Buddy and/or complete work that has already been set.
We trust that no-one is affected health wise and reinforce the Prime Minister’s message to comply with the instructions given this evening.
World Vision is pleased to present MHJC with a Gold Award for participation in this year’s 40 Hour Famine. Congratulations to all our students who took part.
A big congratulations to our students and wider school community for all the funds raised for the 40 Hour Famine. Mission Heights Junior College raised a total of $11,820.12!
Sports Camp 2021
Day 3 update – Wednesday was an excellent day for students! The weather was beautiful and everyone worked hard across a range of sports. A huge congratulations to Toesh, Rajveer, Udayveer, Dylan, and Puneet for winning the indoor football tournament! What a celebration! Thursday will have students competing in seven semi-finals over the morning with finals this afternoon. Go MHJC Go!
Photo is of our winning indoor football team.