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Revised start up dates

An email will be sent shortly to all parents and caregivers to outline in more detail the revised start to the year.
In summary for your convenience:
Tuesday Feb 7: Y7 and 10 students to start
Wednesday Feb 8: All students return.
This minimises the loss of time caused by the unprecedented weather but also provides our new students with an appropriate welcome and orientation.
While the delayed start has been frustrating we appreciate your patience and understanding.

MHJC Closed – Ministry of Education Update

𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄: 𝐀𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐀𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 – 𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟑𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑

**The below information is also being emailed out to our community***

As per the announcement by the Secretary of Education regarding the closure of all schools in Auckland until 7th of February, Mission Heights Junior College will also be closed for any face to face teaching and learning. No one is allowed onsite.

Admin Day will still take place virtually through Google Meets at the appointment time you had booked with your child’s Learning Advisor on Tuesday 31st January from 8.30-4.30pm and then from 5.00-7.00pm. Admin Day will be extended into Wednesday 1st February.

If you had booked a face to face appointment, you will receive an email from your Learning Adviser confirming the time and providing the GoogleMEET link.

If you had not made a booking, please do so through: https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code

Tuesday 31st Admin Day

The event code is xqpqn for appointments between 8.30am – 4.30pm

The event code is x9xjj for appointments between 5.30pm – 7.00pm

If your child’s Learning Advisor has no available appointment times, please contact them directly so an appointment can be arranged for Wednesday 1st February.

We thank you for your patience as we communicate our new ‘Back to School’ information and we hope everyone remains safe.

Admin Day Bookings

𝐀𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐀𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 – 𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟑𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑

(an email regarding this was sent last week but some of our community have yet to receive it – key information is below)

Parents/caregivers and students are invited to meet their Learning Advisor for a 15 minute orientation conversation on Tuesday 31st January 2023, between 8:30am-4.30pm, or 5:00-7:00pm.

Learning Advisors strongly encourage all members of their Learning Advisor group to make a family appointment, preferably in-person via a face-to-face ‘2023 Start-Up’ conversation during the day. Alternatively, an online GoogleMEET can be scheduled in the evening. Staff view this as a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your child’s Learning Advisor, confirm classes, contact details and to pay course fees. Please keep in mind, Year 7 students must have a face-to-face appointment. Google meet appointments are only an option for Year 8, 9 and 10 students.

Bookings may be made through: https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code

The event code is xqpqn for appointments between 8.30am – 4.30pm on Tuesday 31st January 2023 – please select EITHER video-conference (GoogleMEET) or in person.

The event code is x9xjj for appointments between 5.30pm – 7.00pm on Tuesday 31st January 2023 for video-conference (GoogleMEET) appointments ONLY.

If you have further questions, please contact your child’s Learning Advisor.

Back to School Dates 2023

Please see the schedule attached. We look forward to seeing all students back for the 2023 school year. If you have not received an email, please check your ‘junk’ folders. For further questions, please contact your child’s Learning Advisor.

Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year!

2023 is the Year of the Rabbit, specifically the Water Rabbit. The Chinese New Year starts on January 22nd and lasts until February 9th, 2024.

Recent years of the Rabbit have been 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2011, with the next in 2035.

The Year of the Rabbit 兔年 symbolises longevity, positivity, auspiciousness, wittiness, cautiousness, cleverness, deftness and self-protection.

Prize Giving/Graduation

Details of these events are as follows:

• Year 10: Please note that Year 10 students will be dismissed from school at 11am on Monday 5th December. Graduation/Prize Giving starts at 5.30pm on Monday 5th December, in the gym. Students are to report to their own Whānau at 4:45pm.

• Year 9: Prize Giving starts at 9:30am on Tuesday 6th December, in the gym. Year 9 students are dismissed at the end of their Prize Giving.

• Year 8: Prize Giving starts at 9:30am on Wednesday 7th December, in the gym. Year 8 students are dismissed at the end of their Prize Giving.

• Year 7: Prize Giving starts at 9:30am on Thursday 8th December, in the gym. Year 7 students are dismissed at the end of their Prize Giving.

Welcome to Anne Singh, Board Presiding Member

Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, Namaste, Sat Sri Akal, Ni Hao, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Assalamu alaikum and warm universal greetings.

Namulau’ulu Anne Singh

Please welcome our Board Presiding Member Anne Singh also known as Namulau’ulu Anne Singh. Anne is a parent at MHJC and is also on the Mission Heights Primary Board of Trustees with a portfolio in property as well as Maori and Pasifika Representative. Anne has a teaching background, with 14 years in the ECE sector including managerial and; Health and Safety experience.  She is an ambassador of white ribbon and peace; and is also a Justice of the Peace.  Anne volunteers immensely within our community.  She is multi-lingual, speaking Samoan, Punjabi, Hindi,  English and Sign Language.

We look forward to working alongside Anne Singh and our new Trustees of skilled professionals in their respective fields.

Year 10 Study Leave Day

Please see email that went home today.

A reminder that Year 9 and 10 students will be sitting Common Assessment Tasks in Term 4, Week 5 – Monday 14th November to Friday 18th November.

To support our Year 10s to develop independent study, Year 10s will have a study leave day on Friday 11th November. They are to be at home preparing for CATs on that day.

Normal timetables will run when the students are not doing Common Assessment Tasks.

Whole Day Experience

MHJC would like to invite all new students who are enrolled at Mission Heights Junior College in 2023 to attend a ‘Whole Day Experience’ on Friday 11th November 2022!

Students should meet in the MHJC Theatre by 9:05am.

Students need to wear comfortable mufti that is suitable for sport and bring a school bag, lunch box, water bottle, and a pencil case for the visit. Computers/devices will not be required.

Students from Mission Heights Primary will be dismissed to return to their own classrooms and Baverstock Oaks students will travel (return) by chartered bus. Students from all other schools should be collected from the Mission Heights Library by parents between 2:10pm – 3:15pm.

We look forward to seeing you!