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.
Mission Heights Junior College has enjoyed a strong start to Day 2 of the 2016 Secondary Schools 3X3 National Slam at The Trusts Arena, Waitakere. The event attracts some of the strongest ‘sharp-shooting’ athletes from around the country.
The boys 3X3 team gained two strong wins over Rosehill and Tamaki Colleges, with the girls win against St Mary’s being followed by a hard-fought loss to a strong Westlake Girls team. Here is an instructional clip that details the rules of the game… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN6LywHcihI
Teams have been joined by our two fantastic tournament referees, Marco de Costa (10C2) and Amy Moore (9F1). Our teams are…
Josh Wang McCarthy (10W2) Captain
Ian Orosio (10W1)
Jordan Johns (10C1)
Anthony Nelson (10W1)
Jeremy Peng (9W2)
Sophia Herewini (10M1) Captain
Tiana Herewini (9M1)
Katelyn Knox (10F1)
Annemeik Vaha’akolo-Ngaika (9F2)
Bianca Langi (9W1)
Scroll down for some clips of our MHJC players in action….
On Tuesday 5th April students in 8W1 & 8W2 + staff hosted a family science evening where students applied their science learning, by teaching others.
A range of interactive stations were set up within Water Whanau to promote learning and enjoyment of science – Mrs Kent’s English class even set up a crime scene investigation! The evening successfully showcased science learning across the curriculum and shared information + tips detailing how families can support Term 2 Science Fair investigations.
Our first ever MHJC Trivia Quiz was a huge success. Over fifty students and staff from across the school competed in the quiz competition. Questions came from geography, music, books, food and sport categories. Many groups had strengths in music and most now know they need to brush up on their geography knowledge for future quizzes!
Congratulations to Team Friday for being our first winners of the year!
The Enviro Council has been busy keeping up appearances at the local Mission Heights Reserve. Through Auckland Council’s ‘Adopt a Park’ programme, students monitor and report on the state of the park. Here you can see several Enviro Council members collecting rubbish so everyone can enjoy a clean park. Compared to their Term 1 rubbish collection last year, students collected three fewer bags of rubbish – a positive improvement!