We have enrolled our first international students who started this term. I thank our team including Mrs Dada and Mrs Clansey (International Student Coordinator) who worked hard to gain accreditation. This builds on the growing international connections which started with our annual attendance of the Hwa Chong Student Congress in Singapore and our reciprocal visit to our sister school in Nanching, China.
This reinforces the mantra “think global, act local” and helps our students to appreciate and understand other cultures and perspectives.
Today marks the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi – Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This important document helped to establish a formal relationship between the crown (Britain) and Māori. While there are still differences as to how the treaty can be interpreted and questions surrounding the legitimacy of those who signed it, the people of New Zealand/Aotearoa continue to work together to build a nation we can be proud of today.
MHJC is embarking on a journey this year to improve our collective understanding of the Māori world view which we feel aligns closely with the spirit of the treaty – “we are one people”.
A quick example of how we can learn is the urgent need for the world to respect, honour and be guardians of the land. The Māori phrase kaitiakitanga captures this perfectly and illustrates that we ignore lessons of the past at our peril. MHJC is fortunate to have a valuable resource, Tāne forest on our doorstep which we use to promote kaitiakitanga to each new generation of students which will extend to other areas of their lives. Making the world a better place.
An email has been sent to all families about the virus following guidelines from the Ministries of Health and Education. As the situation is changing daily we will email updates or post to this web site.
In essence, we have no reported cases but we advise anyone who has travelled through China to remain at home for two weeks as a precaution, particularly if symptoms are shown. Please notify the school if this is the case.
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.
Our congratulations to Arvinth and Ashvin Sathy for their successful performances in the recent New Zealand National Table Tennis Para Championship. Arvinth was awarded the bronze for the Class 2 wheelchair singles and together Ashvin and Arvinth won silver medals in their wheelchair doubles, following a thrilling final! These impressive young men enjoyed the opportunity to meet and play with experienced competitors from New Zealand, as well as players from Tonga and Fiji. Our champions are pictured here with their coach, and alongside other competitors at the NZ Table Tennis Nationals. 🏓🥉🥈
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! 🚴♀️🚴♂️
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