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End of Year Arrangements

Packs containing Year books, photographs, certificates and other items will be issued for students to take home, or pick up next year if returning.

Parents of Year 10 students and leavers who are not at school may collect these packs on the following days and times:

  • Coast Monday 13 December – 3 – 4 pm
  • Forest Tuesday 14 December – 3 – 4 pm
  • Water Monday 13 December – 3 – 4 pm
  • Mountains Tuesday 14 December – 3 – 4 pm

More information will be shared by your Whānau Leaders nearer the time about the Health and Safety Guidelines for this process. Please enter on the Jeffs Road side of the school.

Prizegiving and Graduation ceremonies will be pre-recorded owing to Covid-19 restrictions, and a link will be sent out to the community at a later stage.

Last Week of Term

Monday 13 December – Year 7 and 8 normal day, school closes at 3 pm
Tuesday 14 December – Year 9 and 10 last day, school closes at 3 pm
Wednesday 15 December – Year 7 and 8 last day, school closes at 1 pm

School TV

Today parents face a multitude of modern day challenges in raising happy, well and resilient young people. Whilst there is a great deal of information available, this can often be confusing and overwhelming for parents looking for guidance.

SchoolTV addresses this as a new online resource designed to empower you as parents with credible and sound information with realistic, practical ongoing support strategies.

Please view the monthly newsletter here;

Measles Outbreak in Auckland

As advised in the media, the measles outbreak appears to be rapidly spreading in Auckland.
At this stage, we have NOT had any reported case of measles at the school.

1. If your child is showing symptoms of measles please keep them at home.
2. If your child has been diagnosed with measles please notify the school immediately and keep them at home.
3. We strongly advise you to immunise your child at the earliest possible opportunity – the vaccine is available free from your GP.
4. If there is a reported case at MHJC we may require proof of immunisation so please have your documentation available should this be the case.

Thanking you for your support.







New Teachers for 2019

Introducing the new Mission Heights Junior College teachers for 2019.

From left to right;

Douglas Choong- Coast Whanau, Maths and Science
Logan Dobson- Coast Whanau, Global Studies and English
Jan Newbold- Mountains Whanau, Visual Arts Specialist
Erin Steel- Water Whanau, Global Studies and Drama
Iris Brandauer- Forest Whanau, Science Term 1 for Gillian Bartlett
Sahara Singh- Forest Whanau, English and Global Studies

Holistic Reporting Consultation

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:

  1. Provide an easy to understand summary of the information about a student’s progress and achievement across the curriculum – the ‘whole person’.
  2. Provide information in ‘real time’ by way of a live report that can be viewed online 24/7.
  3. 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/