All posts by Ian Morrison

Yearbook

I am extremely pleased to announce that every family at MHJC will be receiving a copy of the first edition of “Kia mana ake”, in the last week of term. This is an outstanding publication which captures so much of what makes MHJC a special place for our students.

Please enjoy this early “Christmas present” from and on behalf of the Board of Trustees.

Growing Greatness – Kia mana ake

Individual excellence and team work

Last Saturday two of our cricketers, Benson Ireland and Tannin (Ross) Khurana scored centuries against Kings’ College which is an amazing achievement saying much for their batting ability and powers of concentration. What is particularly pleasing is that when I congratulated them they both felt proud of their achievement but would have felt even better had the team won (the boys fell short by 8 runs in a high scoring game).

Cricket, like many sports helps young people to develop character and I am so proud of these boys as their attitude reflects what we promote at MHJC – individuals are encouraged to strive for excellence but also contribute their time and talent for the benefit of others.

Growing greatness – Kia mana ake!

Have you “watered” your child today?

Yesterday I was told a story of a  young girl who told her grandmother that she enjoyed watering the garden because it meant she had a chance to look at the beautiful flowers.

I reflected on this comment and how it pertains to how we can and should be nurturing our children. I translate this metaphor to giving young people not just our time but quality time which provides them with a feeling that someone genuinely cares for their progress and wellbeing. With this important need satisfied our young can grow and thrive.

As parents and teachers it is a useful reminder of our obligations.

Growing greatness – kia mana ake!

 

Rashmeen Sandhu is awarded inaugural Flat Bush Schools’ Tertiary Scholarship

This award was made for the first time at the Ormiston Senior College Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to Rashmeen Sandhu who graduated from MHJC and is the first recipient of a scholarship worth $6000 to be used for tertiary study. The money is contributed by 6 schools located in the Flat Bush area – Baverstock Oaks School, Mission Heights Primary and Junior College, Ormiston Primary, Junior College and Senior College. Rashmeen plans to enter the field of medicine and we are very proud of our former student who continues to grow her greatness – kia mana ake!

National Standards reporting

Much has been written about the new government’s proposed changes to education including the proposed abolition of National Standards reporting. The school will however report at the year end to our Year 7 and 8 families. Once we have been clarity for 2018 we will inform the community accordingly.

Growing greatness – kia mana ake