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MHJC Strengthens use of Māori Language

This year MHJC has challenged all ākonga to get involved with Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Matua Brent has shared many wonderful resources and encouraged learners to develop pepeha + use te reo in and around the kura to fill our basket of knowledge. 
Students have also participated in the Education Perfect New Zealand ‘Te Reo Maori Language Competition’ this week. 
‘Kia kaha te reo Māori’ MHJC – Let’s make the Māori language strong!’

MHJC Students Football Selection!

Four MHJC students have been selected for an official Ricki Herbert Football Academy International tour. The boys will travel to China on August 8th as part of the U14 squad, taking part in the Gothia Cup.

The Gothia Cup was first held in 1975. Over a million players from a total of 143 countries have participated in the tournament. In 2007, FIFA named it the “World Youth Cup” and it aims to create a meeting place for the young players of the world no matter religion, colour or nationality.

From left: Abhinay Kumar, Arnav Naiker, Saurav Chand, Zain Ismail.

MHJC Students ranked #1 for Education Perfect Science 2019!

Congratulations to MHJC for once again ranking 1st globally in the Education Perfect SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019!
A huge shout out to 8F2 for their impressive effort –
Kowshi, Leo and Ram are ranked top 10 globally.
A special congratulations to Jason W for being the ELITE PRIZE DRAW WINNER (10,000+ points) – he receives a $50 GiftPay voucher!
Here are the impressive stats:
1st overall globally out of 1,561 schools
1st overall in New Zealand out of 371 schools
1st overall in the 501-1000 students category out of 437 schools
1st in New Zealand for the 501-1000 students category out of 104 schools

MHJC Student Delegation are Top of World Conference!

Our MHJC students have returned from the 25th annual ‘Young Leaders Convention’, hosted at the Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore and they have brought back with them the prestigious award of ‘Best Delegation 2019’! We’re very proud of these wonderful ambassadors for the school.  Here are a few highlight images from their week in Singapore:

 

40 hr Famine huge student support!

Well done to our MHJC students for your commitment with the 40-Hour Famine Event.

A huge thank you to all 343 students for raising $11,568.70 to support refugees in Northern Uganda. Money raised, will be used to provide educational playgrounds, food, water and solar energy for these people. MHJC student fund raising efforts showcase great compassion and kindness that will certainly make a profound impact!

Winning Whanau: Coast.
Congratulations to the following students for raising the most funds:
Winner First Placement: Joash Narayan 10C1: $455 raised
Second: Saniya Lal 8W1: $350
Third: Riya Gulani 7M2: $310

ANZAC Day

MHJC students Saniya Lal (8W1) and Andrew Ma 10W2 were both selected to read their poems at the Auckland War Memorial Museum as part of the ANZAC Day commemorative poetry competition. Both read their poems, based on the brief: The idea of peace reflecting on the theme: War is over…if you want it.Earlier that morning Saniya also read her winning essay to the crowd gathered for the Civil Service at Stockade Hill in Howick. 
Here is the news article that appeared in the local paper on ANZAC day:
https://www.times.co.nz/news/scars-that-will-never-heal/

Parent Representatives (5) for MHJC BoT Elections

Nominations are invited for the election of 5 Parent representatives to the Board of Trustees.

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters.
You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself. Both parts of the form must be signed. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

Nominations close at noon on Friday 24 May, 2019 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate statement and photograph. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on Friday 7 June, 2019.

Signed: A Young, Returning Officer

Race Relations Day 2019: Our people, our cultures, our language

Race Relations Day is observed around the world, annually on March 21 in conjunction with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The day was initially recognised to commemorate the 69 people – including 10 children – who were killed while peacefully protesting Apartheid laws in Sharpeville in 1960. 

This year’s theme for Race Relations Day is: Our people, our cultures, our languages – O tātou iwi, ō tātou ahurea, ō tātou reo. We are celebrating Race Relations Day at MHJC by taking the opportunity to acknowledge and experience many of New Zealand’s more than 200 ethnic communities in our classrooms if possible. Have a good day, everyone!

The MHJC Haka: Kia mana ake

A very special moment took place on the eve of Maori Language week – the first public performance to an audience of parents and friends – the Mission Heights Junior College very own Haka: Kia mana ake.

Created by Jason Tuhaka Senior, as a gift to the school, Jason has collaborated with Māori and Pasifika Coordinator Matua Brent Dunn, to bring this performance to life.

Performed by all our learners and teachers the video shows Kia mana ake was fully embraced and passionately performed by all 4 of the Whanau groups at the school – Water, Coast, Mountains and Forest. Amazing footage and inspired performance!

For the full video click here

https://youtu.be/AgoZwAxsUhk

NIWA Regional Science Fair Accolades:

NIWA Regional Science Fair Accolades:
MHJC had another outstanding year taking out top awards at the NIWA South and East Auckland Regional Science and Technology Fair! We had a range of projects entered from Years 7-10.

Congratulations to all our place winners, highly commended and special prizes – the following prizes were earned:
YEAR 7 : Saniya Lal — Highly Commended (Years 7 and 8 Consumer Science)
YEAR 8: Keiran Hicks and Jack Grant — Highly Commended (Years 7-10 Technology and Innovation); Katrina Pham and Risha Prasad — Third Place (Years 7-10 Technology and Innovation); Jessica Kang — First Place (Years 7-10 Technology and Innovation), Best Use of Electronics (Special Prize) and IET Engineering Junior Award (Special Prize)
YEAR 9: Faatima Nisa, Harshitha Surendran and Jahnavi Shah — Highly Commended (Years 9 and 10 Environmental Science)
Cong Yao Ma, Saniya Sajwan and Bhavjeet Kaur — Highly Commended (Years 9-13 Consumer Science)
Ricky Bassano — First Place (Years 9&10 Physical and Material World) and Overall Top Year 9 Project in the Fair (Special Prize)
YEAR10:
Paul Chan, Ethan Kidd and Harjot Singh Dharni — Third Place (Years 9 and 10 Living World)
Pahul Kumar, Kashvi Vij and Tania Kumar — First Place (Years 9 and 10 Living World)
Annie Man, Helen Man and Kathleen Tieu — Auckland Transport Award (Special Prize)