Category Archives: School News

Rostering of classes – Memo 24/5/22

Dear parents/caregivers

We were very fortunate in the first wave of Covid-19 cases earlier in the year that our school could continue as per normal.  However, a combination of winter colds and flu with Covid-19 cases and associated household contacts starting to increase within our community, we are beginning to see the impact of this at MHJC. 

While our preference is to have all students onsite for face to face learning, it has become increasingly difficult to provide staff to cover classes owing to the shortage of relief teachers.  Therefore, to relieve some pressure on our staff we have decided to roster home the following year levels:

Thursday 26th May –  Y9 distance learning

Friday 27 May – normal school for all students

Monday 30 May – Y7 distance learning

Tuesday 31 May – Y8 distance learning

Wednesday 1 June – Y9 distance learning

Thursday 2 June – Y10 distance learning

Friday 3 June – normal school for all students

A decision will be made on Thursday 2 June as to whether we will continue to roster year levels the following week.  Parents and students will be notified of the decision on Thursday evening.  This system will continue until we feel that we can operate safely.

As before, during lockdown last year, students will be supported during this, hopefully short disruption.  We already have well established routines including the use of digital platforms and work will be set by subject teachers and/or Whānau leaders.

Our apologies for this urgent notification however it is a decision which balances the learning needs of our students and the need to maintain a safe learning and working environment for everyone.  Different days will be allocated to Year Levels to maximise their learning opportunities.

We appreciate all your support getting through these challenging times.

If your child cannot be supervised at home on the days specified above please complete the form herein. This will be updated every week if required.

Sincerely

Ian Morrison

Principal/Tumuaki

Important – Rostering Students Home

We ask our community to check their emails.
An email has gone home today about the upcoming rostering home of students due to it becoming increasingly difficult to provide staff to cover classes, owing to the shortage of relief teachers. Students will be rostered home as detailed below. Students will continue with their learning from home through our digital learning platforms, as communicated by their classroom teachers.
We appreciate all your support getting through these challenging times.
 
 

Matariki Community Planting Day

As part of MHJC’s Matariki Celebration and to extend our 400 year old forest Tāne, MHJC will be hosting a Community Planting Day. This will take place on Saturday 11th June from 10am-1pm.
We are looking forward to seeing many families from Mission Heights Junior College, Mission Heights Primary, and KiNZ Mission Heights.
 

College Sport Cross Country

Eleven MHJC students participated in the College Sport Cross Country event on Thursday 19th May. These students have participated in early morning trainings for the past term and such training sessions have definitely paid off, with several top 20 finishers in their respective divisions.
Well done to our Junior Girl Anmol Kaur (9W1) who placed 16th and to our Junior Boys David Blanco (10F2) and Daniel Blanco (8M2) placing 17th and 19th respectively.
The school came second overall in the Junior Boys 6-member team event. Well done to David Blanco (10F2), Daniel Blanco (8M2), Ryker Tolich (7M2), Lafaele Mikaele (8W2), Cooper Bowers (7F2) and Oscar Jiang (7M1).

 

Kindness Week – Pink Shirt Day

This past Friday was Pink Shirt Day, the final celebration of Kindness Week. Students wore pink clothing in support of Pink Shirt Day which is celebrated annually around the globe. The day began in Canada in 2007 after two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after another student was harassed for wearing pink. Since 2009, Pink Shirt Day has been celebrated throughout Aotearoa.

Water Whānau’s Revolution Tour

On Friday, Water Whānau hosted a ‘Revolution Tour’ session for their Year 10 students.
This session was to inspire hope through hearing real life stories, covering topics that affect young people and to equip them with tools to navigate life’s complexities. The ‘Revolution Tour’ encourages and empowers young people to make positive life changes and choices, impacting not only themselves but the community around them. Students had lot of fun while receiving some serious messages around bullying, resilience, self-care and kindness.