Mission Heights Junior College students Andrew Ma, Farhan Mohammed and Raiyan Khan have had their film selected as one of the finalists in the Outlook For Someday film competition. To vote for our students, please visit this link;
Mission Heights Junior College will be implementing a Holistic Student Report in 2019. Please find below a link that will take you to an annotated example of the ‘proposed’ MHJC Holistic Student Report.
The intention of this new report is to:
- Provide an easy to understand summary of the information about a student’s progress and achievement across the curriculum – the ‘whole person’.
- Provide information in ‘real time’ by way of a live report that can be viewed online 24/7.
- Provide a printed take-home copy of the Holistic Student Report at the end of each year.
We invite all families/parents/caregivers to participate in this consultation process be filling out the short survey on the link below;
If you have further questions or queries, feel free to contact Kate Lambert, Leader of Learning.
An appointment can also be organised – 09 2777881/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Heights Junior College has just successfully completed a lock down drill this morning as part of the normal safety practice procedures.
Slides from the Physical Education and Health parent consultation evening are attached below.
The Principal, Ian Morrison extends an invitation to parents on behalf of the Family and Friends Association, to meet he and members of the Family and Friends Association. This is an informal opportunity for us to discuss matters relating to the school’s vision, strategic goals and direction. The purpose would be for parents and principal to develop a shared understanding of these and other important factors which contribute to the school’s performance.
(Must be paid in full before the start of the academic year.)
|Student ID Card and Lanyard||$5.00|
|Photocopies and Printing||$10.00|
|Compulsory Fees for Year 7 and 8 Only|
|Curriculum Related Fees (includes take home components)||$90.00|
|Digital Platforms (includes Education Perfect, Maths Buddy and Reading Plus)||$95.00|
|Compulsory Fees for Year 9 and 10 Only|
|Digital Platforms (includes Education Perfect, Maths Buddy and Reading Plus)||$85.00|
|Presentations by External Providers||$10.00|
|Year 9 and 10 Subject Fees|
|Outdoor Education (OED)||$200.00|
|Art (ART), Digital Technology (DGT), Fashion Design (FSD), Food Technology (FOO)||$100.00 each|
|Media Studies (MED), Design and Visual Communications (DVC)||$50.00 each|
|Languages (MAN, SPA)||$30.00 each|
School Contribution (Tax Deductible)
|3rd Child and Subsequent Children||Free|
Auckland Regional Public Health Services advises that pertussis (whooping cough) is in the community and the number of cases in schools has increased over the last two months. Pertussis is a highly infectious disease and can cause serious illness for some people. In the last 12 months, 1 in 6 cases has needed hospital treatment.
Vaccination is free and offers the best protection against this disease – research shows vaccination is safe and effective. Four and 11 year olds are both eligible for a free booster dose – see your GP promptly to book this in. Children who have missed any doses are also able to get free immunisations, please check with your doctor if you are unsure of your child’s vaccination history.
If your child has symptoms of pertussis please keep them at home away from school. Pertussis starts like a cold with a runny nose, cough, and fever and is spread by coughing. After 7-10 days the cough becomes more severe and prolonged coughing spasms occur that may end with a whoop, dry retching or vomiting.
Pertussis in schools can be disruptive as students have to catch up on weeks of school work after falling ill and teachers need to work harder to support them. Pertussis disrupts families who need to make arrangements for childcare and doctors’ visits when their children are diagnosed.
If you or your children are experiencing symptoms or you want more information visit your doctor or call Healthline for advice on 0800-611 116.
If any of your school staff are pregnant or have a baby at home please ensure they receive the following messages from Auckland Regional Public Health.
- Protect yourself and your baby and see your GP for a free vaccination in your third trimester (28–38 weeks). Protect new babies by immunising on time at 6 weeks, 3 months and 5 months.
- Check that your baby’s brothers and sisters have been vaccinated for pertussis at 4 years and 11 years. A GP can provide catch-up doses if required.
- Have adults in your family been immunised in the last five years? 80 percent of infants catch pertussis from a parent or other family member.
Pertussis (whooping cough) is a serious disease in children under 12 months old. For every 100 infants under 12 months old who are infected, around 70 will be hospitalised, seven will require intensive care and there is a small, but very real risk of permanent medical complications or death.
From the 10th of December bus timetables will be changing in the East Auckland area. These new routes and timetables will be available on the Auckland Transport Journey Planner from the 16th of November. Please check the link above for full details.
As our political leaders decide on the composition of our next government I was listening to commentators on radio who were providing deeper analysis of the election. A psychologist was being interviewed about how people can be supported if their party did not win. The response resonated with me. He said that no matter the government, everyone can still make a positive impact by working within their community about something they feel passionate about.
These words echoed those of the presenter at the recent World Vision Awards Ceremony where MHJC was recognised for the amount we raised during the 40 Hour Famine. He said that every dollar raised makes a difference in someone’s life. He reminded us that the importance of the funds raised by World Vision is that so much is raised by young people. Many are too young to vote. Yet they are making a difference.
Well done to all our students who raised funds for World Vision and to those who are working on outreach projects in DEEP and in other curriculum areas who are making a difference – making an impact.
Growing greatness – Kia mana ake
Mission Heights Junior College have released a school app available for parents and caregivers to download. This app is available at no charge for Android and iOS devices. The MHJCApp allows the school community to receive information on school events, news and personalised notices from the school.
The Android MHJCApp is available on Google Play;
The iOS MHJCApp is available on the Apple App Store;
Adding a Student ID
To receive personalised notices for your child you will need their student ID card. You can add their student ID by going into the settings menu within the app and tap on “Add Student ID”. This will use the camera on your phone or tablet to take a picture of their ID card, which allows you to receive automatic notices from the school about sports practices, field trips, etc.