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 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!
Our Saturday morning boys’ Football Team have made a strong start to their season, with 2 wins from 2 games. They have registered some impressive statistics in these top-grade games:
20 goals ‘for’ and just one 1 goal ‘against’. Keep up the great work, gentlemen!
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.
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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Registration will grant students entrance to the four remaining divisions – Science, Math, Languages and English.
The Executive Council accompanied by Mr Morrison attended the ANZAC Parade at Stockade Hill, Howick on Monday 25th April.
Our Board of Trustees Student Representative, Katrina Mohammed, had the honour of presenting a wreath on behalf of the MHJC community.
Year 9 Mountains student are today at the AUT Millennium centre enjoying water based EOTC activities – flipper ball, snorkelling, kayaking and water safety skills. This experience is a part of their Water Safety context.