Category Archives: School News

Spanish Learning gains more support

On Thursday, 16th November, National Adviser for Spanish, Señor Cristóbal Gutiérrez visited MIssion Heights Junior College. It was his first visit to the school since taking office in February this year. He met with staff and language teachers Ms Martin and Mrs Gao. Señor Cristóbal Gutiérrez discussed with Ms Martin a student trip to Spain and the valuable learning opportunities for the class. The goal is to make this trip a reality at the end of 2018 or early 2019. Señor Gutiérrez also brought valuable resources to share with teachers who are delighted he will provide ongoing support for our school’s Spanish teaching and learning programme.

The Awards Keep Coming!

A huge congratulations to former MHJC student Dylan Townsend for receiving the People’s Choice award in this years prestigious ASB Brightsparks Award announced last night.

Dylan has built a device that essentially records the impact or dangerous moves that an athlete’s head is exposed to during impact sports like rugby or American football. For the full story from case studies to development click here to view Dylan’s video


Rashmeen Sandhu is awarded inaugural Flat Bush Schools’ Tertiary Scholarship

This award was made for the first time at the Ormiston Senior College Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to Rashmeen Sandhu who graduated from MHJC and is the first recipient of a scholarship worth $6000 to be used for tertiary study. The money is contributed by 6 schools located in the Flat Bush area – Baverstock Oaks School, Mission Heights Primary and Junior College, Ormiston Primary, Junior College and Senior College. Rashmeen plans to enter the field of medicine and we are very proud of our former student who continues to grow her greatness – kia mana ake!

Successes in Second Year of Celebrations

For a second year, the MHJC Chinese Day Event was held during the NZ Chinese Language Week, celebrating Chinese language and culture. The event raised students interest in learning Chinese and about the culture – in line with the school’s goal – to foster future global citizens.

As well as the fun activities MHJC won three  merit prizes at the 2017 Chinese Short Film Competition, a merit prize at the 2017 Chinese calligraphy competition and to top it off, 12 of our student authors had their stories published in the book ‘Flying Kiwis’!

Here is the full article published in the Eastern Courier:

Proud published MHJC young authors below. Back row (from left): Ezekiel Ng Shiu, Mrs Gao, Principal Morrison, Willie Lan, John Kenneth Astadan Front Row (from left): Elsa McCormick, Siya Kumar, Ruby Tasmania, Gursimran Kaur Randhawa, Crystal Su (Absent) Megan Strydom, Kabir Sikh, Jordan Wandsworth and Andrew Ma.

Raising confident, happy and resilient children

Hosted by popular television and movie personality, Pio Terei, Mission Heights Junior College parents and caregivers are invited to a not-to-be-missed free event in conjunction with Ormiston Junior College.

Pio tells us how resilient, confident children deflect trouble, resist pressure, handle stress and recover from setbacks and trauma. All children can be helped to tackle life’s ups and downs so they can grow with a ‘can-do’ attitude. Discover the key ingredients required to help children develop those sought-after qualities.

WHEN: Wednesday 1 November 2017 6.30pm Doors open 7pm – 8.30pm
WHERE: Ormiston Junior College 285 Ormiston Rd, Flat Bush



This is a FREE event, spaces are limited so please book your tickets through or click on this link to go directly to page: