As we enjoyed our annual Santa Show, with students starting Christmas celebrations early and with much energy, I started to reflect on a hectic term and hugely satisfying year. May I use this forum to wish the entire MHJC community a wonderful Christmas and summer break. I trust everyone has a restful time with plenty of relaxation and focus on the family, the spirit of giving and considering those less fortunate than ourselves. If you are travelling I hope you return safely and that our students are recharged and ready for an exciting year. Christmas is about hope and belief in our fellow man, with this in mind let us consider an exciting 2019.
Some exciting events to look forward to include:
- Our 10th Birthday Celebrations during term 1;
- Board of Trustees elections in term 2 and
- The return of the Education Review Office in Term 3.
We will also be able to begin our property plan after the ministry approved funding.
We are looking forward to continue exciting, innovative learning including a whole school focus on the guardianship/kaitiakitanga of Tāne forest and working in partnership with the University of Auckland to promote creativity within our curriculum and continuing our ready to learn activities which include mindfulness practices.
Another important work stream will be the development of our new holistic report which promises to be ground-breaking with students taking part-ownership of the report as well as providing engagement and academic progress and achievement data.
Many thanks to everyone for their support of our hard working teachers and enthusiastic students who have all enjoyed every opportunity to grow their greatness.
Kia mana ake!
Mission Heights Junior College students volunteered at an exhilarating NZ Breaker’s v Adelaide 36ers basketball match on Sunday 28th October. Following strong 3rd and final quarters, the Breakers ultimately claimed a 114 to 94 victory…and gained some new MHJC fans! 🏀
On Wednesday 30th May 7M1 & 7M2 traveled to the Puhinui Stream to move and plant 1200 native trees, plants and shrubs as part of their learning about biodiversity. The plants were provided courtesy of the Auckland Council’s ‘Million Trees’ programme.
‘Million Trees’ is a programme for greening Auckland that will plant a million trees and shrubs, mostly native, across the region over three years. The programme will green our city, offset carbon emissions, protect our water quality by planting along rivers and coastlines and improve our living environment.
Students not only learned more about bio-diversity by taking part in this hands-on EOTC experience but by working as a 50+ person human chain – to transport the plants from the top of the reserve to the planting location – they demonstrated great teamwork and communication skills!
Ka Rawe Mountains Year 7’s, we are very proud of you and your service to our community!
From the 10th of December bus timetables will be changing in the East Auckland area. These new routes and timetables will be available on the Auckland Transport Journey Planner from the 16th of November. Please check the link above for full details.
At the recent HPCC Girls’ Prizegiving, two MHJC cricketers took home a haul of trophies.
Mansimran Kaur was named Emerging Hearts Player of the Year and Batter of the Year. She also was recognised for scoring two 50’s; 92 not out and 50.
Ashwina Krishnakumar was named Player of the Year for one of the under 12 teams.
Both girls have made appearances for MHJC teams this year.
Well done girls. We are so proud of your achievements.
2019 Term Dates
The first day of school for all students for the 2019 academic year is Thursday 7th February.
Mission Heights Junior College will be open in 2019 during the following days:
||Tuesday 5 February
||Friday 12 April
||Monday 29 April
||Friday 5 July
||Monday 22 July
||Friday 27 September
||Monday 14 October
||Thursday 12 December
Students recently went to Kauri Point Reserve in Wattle Downs for a beach clean-up. Collaborating with Sustainable Coastlines, the group collected quite a lot of rubbish in an hour. Removing the waste, including a lot of plastic, prevents it from ending up in the ocean and the stomachs of fish and other aquatic species.
The Sustainable Coastlines project is a large project set out to clean up the beaches around New Zealand. If your family would like to attend one of the upcoming local clean-up events (Manukau and Drury) please visit http://sustainablecoastlines.org/events/.
Read more on EducationHQ here.
Please see the PDF below for our latest report from the Educational Review Office.
553 Mission Heights Junior College Confirmed Report