A team of 55 Year 7 & 8 students put forth a series of strong performances at the South Eastern Zone Athletics competition yesterday. Some highlights from the track and field were: 🥇🥈🥉
•Divesh Govind – 1st Year 8 Boys 100m, 2nd 200m sprint 3rd Long Jump.
• John Ngyuen – 2nd Year 8 Boys 800m.
• PJ Ainoa – 2nd Year 8 Boys Discus.
• Sulu Lesatele – 3rd Year 8 Girls Shot Put.
• Samuel Murray – 2nd Year 7 Boys Shot Put.
• Bowen Lei – 3rd Year 7 Boys Shot Put.
• Sophia Yu and Rios Tasmania also put forth strong performances, and we eagerly await their official placings.
Congratulations to MHJC’s Senior Boys Softball team who placed 2nd in the College Sport one day tournament yesterday! ⚾️ 🥈
The team is: Gurmehar Bajwa, AJ Bassano, Ricky Bassano, Jasper Carpenter, Ivan Dalmatau, Caleb Dowling, Raiyan Khan, Aryan Jumar, Mackenzie Pritchard, Jackson Smith, Edward Suckling, and Cyrus Tuhaka. A mighty ‘thank you’ to Mrs Bassano for her continued support of MHJC’s sports teams.
Every year Auckland Transport awards schools that have excelled in its Travelwise programme. We are pleased to share the wonderful news that MHJC has been presented with a Gold Award for our work to encourage active transport to school and working with our local community to reduce congestion. Well done to all students and staff who are walking and cycling to and from school! 🚴♀️🚴♂️
The winners of the Skills Bright Sparks competition for 2019 were announced at the Auckland awards ceremony at Datacomon yesterday. We were delighted to learn that Year 8 student Saniya Lal won third place overall in the junior division of the competition. Congratulations, Saniya!
Following the March 15 tragedy, it was decided to hold a community event bringing together people of all faiths and cultures. MHJC students also performed at the event attended by many community and religious leaders. Principal, Ian Morrison was given the privilege of addressing the large audience on the outdoor stage to reinforce our close connection with the temple and our commitment to promoting kindness and compassion through our value of awhinatanga. 💛
Photo credit: Genée Crowley
Three inspirational leaders, Dillon Boucher, Chlöe Swarbrick and Melissa Gardi were invited to MHJC to hold a panel discussion as a part of Ngahere Whānau’s (Forest) Yr 9 ‘Leading into the Future’ and Yr 10 ‘Future Pathways’ learning contexts, yesterday. Student’s gained an enthralling insight into the contrasting worlds of professional sport, business, entrepreneurship, tertiary study, Hollywood celebrity culture, not-for-profit organisations and New Zealand politics. However, it was soon evident that a high degree of commonality was shared between the three personal narratives: a strong commitment to personal values, resilience through adversity, passion and initiative to create opportunities, strong relationships, hard work and sheer dogged determination to pursue careers that are authentic, meaningful and fulfilling. Students and staff commented, “…we have just experienced something very special and truly inspiring!” Thank you to Mrs Selagan for coordinating the pathways event.
Today a rousing performance of ‘Kia mana ake!’ – the school Haka – was performed by all students to show support for the All Blacks. The team takes on Ireland tomorrow in the RWC Quarter Finals in Japan. GO THE ALL BLACKS! Feel free to share this video among your friends and family! https://youtu.be/1LsgW-Yigvg . #BACKBLACK All Blacks
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);