All posts by Melanie Kindley

Wonderful World of Wearable Arts

Our very best wishes to MHJC’s wearable arts teams, who are showcasing their beautiful creations at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau tomorrow evening. We hope you enjoy this quick preview of a few action shots from their dress rehearsal today…

MHJC’s teams are: 🤩

Team 1: Cathy Shipway, Abby McGarva and Ashwina Krishnakumar (Forest);

Team 2: Edward Suckling, Anje Te Boekhorst and Marissa Dodd (Forest);

Team 3: Michelle Do, Yan Fang, Sadaf Zadeh and Carmen Shen (Water).

Young Leaders Convention, Singapore

Our globally connected learners are currently at the Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore to contribute to the 24th Young Leaders Convention.

Harjot Singh Dharni; Kyle Anderson; Aditya Nair; Anav Ramsing; Paul Chan; Victoria Kree; Ayushi Narayan; Annie Man; Henrik Hout; Kashvi Vij; Aathif Mobin Basha; Kathleen Tieu and Ronak Lal (supported by Mrs Neelam Taneja and Mr Tashi Hishey) have enjoyed their adventures at Universal Studios, Sentosa Island, Garden by the Bay, and ‘ice-breaker’ + scenario challenges at Hwa Chong, with students from a host of other countries.

We wish the group safe travels as we look forward to their arrival back to Auckland airport at 10:25pm on Saturday evening. 🌏

Greening Auckland with ‘Million Trees’ Programme

On Wednesday 30th May 7M1 & 7M2 traveled to the Puhinui Stream to move and plant 1200 native trees, plants and shrubs as part of their learning about biodiversity. The plants were provided courtesy of the Auckland Council’s ‘Million Trees’ programme.

‘Million Trees’ is a programme for greening Auckland that will plant a million trees and shrubs, mostly native, across the region over three years. The programme will green our city, offset carbon emissions, protect our water quality by planting along rivers and coastlines and improve our living environment.

Students not only learned more about bio-diversity by taking part in this hands-on EOTC experience but by working as a 50+ person human chain – to transport the plants from the top of the reserve to the planting location – they demonstrated great teamwork and communication skills!

Ka Rawe Mountains Year 7’s, we are very proud of you and your service to our community!

600 Native Trees Planted at Silvana Reserve

Students in 8C2 have been “digging into” their Term 1 Community context. Now that tree planting season is upon us, the class was able to head into the community to plant 600 native trees at the local Silvana Reserve. The planting comes after students investigated habitats in the community and identified a need for additional regeneration. Students also identified that once mature, trees will provide seeds for birds and prevent erosion in the local stream.

Thank you to GeckoNZ and Auckland Council for supporting the day and for supplying the trees. 


AIMS Games Raffle Results

Sixty students from Mission Heights Junior College will be attending the 2017 International AIMS games from the 11th to the 15th September. As costs associated with this tournament are high, this year sports teams sold raffle tickets to help lower the cost for families. Thanks to our sponsors who kindly donated prizes, we were able to raise $11,520.

Our sponsors are:

SHARP NZ  Click Chiropractic Spices Thai Restaurant Botany Junction Accounting Mechanix LTD

The draw was completed on the 9th August at 11am in the Mission Heights Junior College Staffroom.

The winners are:

1st Prize – Sharp 339L Top mount Fridge RRP $1199
Joahna Alican
2nd Prize – CLICK Chiropractic voucher valued $305
Kamaljeet Singh
3rd Prize – Spices Thai Restaurant Botany Junction voucher valued at $100
Baljeet Kaur
4th Prize – Botany Town Centre gift voucher valued at $100.
Jackie Jansen Van Rensburg
Thank you to everybody who supported this project.