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.
It is with regret that I have decided to postpone the Saturday morning community event scheduled for 6 April. This decision was made after consultation with organisers and Board of Trustees. Several factors have caused this action, the most important being the timing of an event we wish to enjoy but which would have proceeded against a backdrop of national turmoil and grief following the tragic loss of life in Christchurch last Friday.
I realise that there has been a lot of work done by staff and students to prepare for the morning but this will not be lost as we will set a date later in the year when things are back to normal and we can focus on the celebrations free of other considerations.
My sincere apologies to anyone inconvenienced by this decision.
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!
Introducing the new Mission Heights Junior College teachers for 2019.
From left to right;
Douglas Choong- Coast Whanau, Maths and Science Logan Dobson- Coast Whanau, Global Studies and English Jan Newbold- Mountains Whanau, Visual Arts Specialist Erin Steel- Water Whanau, Global Studies and Drama Iris Brandauer- Forest Whanau, Science Term 1 for Gillian Bartlett Sahara Singh- Forest Whanau, English and Global Studies
Mission Heights Junior College students Andrew Ma, Farhan Mohammed and Raiyan Khan have had their film selected as one of the finalists in the Outlook For Someday film competition. To vote for our students, please visit this link;
Mission Heights Junior College students volunteered at an exhilarating NZ Breaker’s v Adelaide 36ers basketball match on Sunday 28th October. Following strong 3rd and final quarters, the Breakers ultimately claimed a 114 to 94 victory…and gained some new MHJC fans! 🏀
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!