Category Archives: School News

National Young Leaders Day Conference

On Wednesday the 25th May a group of Year 9 and 10 students from the four Whanau Councils and the Executive Council attended the National Young Leaders Day Conference at the Vodafone Events Centre.

Students had the opportunity to hear amazing stories from very different people – the ways they have lived their lives and what it meant to make tough decisions. These stories showed our students that they can all be leaders, but that leadership can look different in each situation. Our students left the conference feeling very inspired and with the knowledge that the decisions they make today could influence their entire future for the better.

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Measles Update

The Ministry of Health’s Deputy Director of Public Health, Dr Shirley Crawshaw says: The current measles outbreak is a good reminder for people to check they are fully vaccinated. Measles is highly infectious and can have serious consequences. Around 30 percent of people with measles will develop complications. About 1 in 10 people will require hospital treatment. Immunisation is the single most effective measure you can take to protect you and your family from this highly infectious and serious disease. You need to have had two doses of MMR vaccine to be fully protected.

You can find out if you or family members are up to date with your immunisations by checking your child’s Well Child Tamariki Ora or Plunket books, or asking at your General Practice. New Zealanders born from 1 January 1969 are eligible for free MMR vaccinations. Those born before the measles vaccine became available in 1969 are considered at lower risk because they were probably exposed to measles as a child. Further information is available through 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863) or Healthline (0800 611 116) on the Ministry of Health website Information about catching up on immunisations is also available on the Ministry of Health website.

Please monitor any possible symptoms of measles and keep your child at home and take him or her to the doctor if you believe that he or she may have contracted this highly contagious illness. The school should also be advised immediately of your concerns and the doctor’s diagnosis.

Thank you for your cooperation in this regard.

 

Jarrod’s a Champion!

Jarrod Millar had a fantastic round of golf yesterday at Akarana and ended up winning the 2016 Intercollegiate Stroke Play Golf Tournament, receiving the trophy for Best Nett in the boys division while representing Mission Heights Junior College at the event.  Congratulations Jarrod – we are proud of this fantastic achievement!

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United Nations Northern Ward Speech Competition

On Wednesday 18th May Brendan Hua (10F2) took part in the United Nations Association of New Zealand’s Northern Ward speech competition. The topic for this year’s event was New Zealand at the United Nations: “Human Security in Diverse Communities”. Speakers were required to speak for a minimum of five minutes and a maximum of eight, making a particular reference to the aims, work and aspirations of the United Nations and New Zealand’s role within the organisation.
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TravelWise, Police & Mountain’s Yr 8’s Promote “Staying Alive!” Message for NZ Road Safety Week

The MHJC Travelwise group and Yr 8 Mountains students, worked along side the NZ Police this morning using a speed gun.

The TravelWise group is working hard to promote NZ Road Safety Week. The Yr 8 Mountains learning context ‘Staying Alive’, currently has students exploring the transport situation around our school. View their ‘Staying Alive” video…

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Supporting VSA: Mrs Middlemiss in Vanuatu Schools

Mrs Joan Middlemiss and her husband Peter are currently completing voluntary service abroad in the Vanuatu Islands. Mrs Middlemiss’ work involves education development in rural Vanuatu and she has requested our support by way of donating to this worthwhile cause.

The goal is to reach $3000 and any contributions would be appreciated and beneficial!

Let’s help raise money to support Mrs Middlemiss and VSA to send future volunteers…
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Mr Morrison Presented with ‘Top School’ Shield in Sydney

Mr Morrison was honoured to be invited to Sydney this week to receive a shield for ‘Top School in the World’ from the Education Perfect 2015 World Series.  At MHJC we believe there is greatness in everyone and our vision statement is ‘…to grow greatness through innovative, constantly evolving personalised learning’. Therefore, our association with Education Perfect is an excellent way to help us fulfill our vision.

Thanks must go to Mrs Joan Middlemiss our foundation principal who in such a short time established a culture of excellence at our school and who with the assistance of the staff helped students to understand what growing greatness means and requires. Also, we must thank and acknowledge Ms Trudy Wigg whose tireless efforts inspired our students to achieve such success in 2015.  We certainly will have a target on our back whilst competing for this year’s World Series title!

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Education Perfect – We are World Champs! (Social Sciences)

From 26th-28th April, students from MHJC have competed in the first of five World Series competitions with ‘Education Perfect’.  The first competition was Social Sciences and we are delighted to announce that Mission Heights Junior College won the overall Top School Award!  The accolade was achieved by answering over 174,000 questions.  Congratulations to the following who ranked in the Top 20 students worldwide:
9th – Ashlyn Prasad
14th – Asmaa Azba
15th – Katrina Mohammed
20th – Kayan Kermani
Students can still register for Education Perfect at a cost of $30 at the school reception and an email to Miss Hunter  chunter@mhjc.school.nz    Registration will grant students entrance to the four remaining divisions – Science, Math, Languages and English.
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