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New Assistant Principals appointed for 2022

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.

Uniform List

Uniform list

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.

COVID-19: Update 7pm Tuesday 17th August

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.
Kia kaha

AIMS Games Raffle

As part of our fundraising efforts for AIMS games, we sold raffle tickets. The draw was done by Mr. Morrison on Monday 9th August in the MHJC staffroom. Winners are listed below.
1st Prize: Sharp Top Mounted Fridge/Freezer
Winner: Fai Seumanutafa
Ticket No: 0697
2nd Prize: Botany Town Centre gift voucher valued at $200
Winner: Justin Martiz
Ticket No: 1952
3rd Prize: Mitre 10 gift voucher valued at $100
Winner: Adeenah
Ticket No: 1254
Bonus Prize: Click Chiropractic voucher valued at $235
Winner: Charlie Waseler
Ticket No: 0925

Sports Camp 2021 – final update

Sports Camp 2021
A final update – After a great week, our students came home the Champions in Cage Soccer, Football, Indoor Football, Petanque, Darts, and Boys Volleyball. Overall, placing third amongst the schools attending! Students had a wonderful time and made lots of new friends.

OPC 2021 – Day 3/4

OPC 2021
Day 3/4 update – Students had an amazing time on the overnight and a grand adventure caving today. There has been light rain down in Tongariro but nothing to hamper the tramping and caving. Students and staff will be leaving roughly at 2.30pm tomorrow to make the journey back to Auckland, with an estimated arrival time at MHJC of 7.30pm Friday.

Sports Camp 2021 – Day 3

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.