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.
We extend our best wishes to our MHJC delegation who are travelling back from the 23rd Young Leaders Convention in Singapore today – safe travels.
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.
2018 Term Dates
The first day of school for all students for the 2018 academic year is Wednesday 31st January
Mission Heights Junior College will be open in 2018 during the following days:
|Term 1||Wednesday 31 January||to||Friday 13 April|
|Term 2||Monday 30 April||to||Friday 6 July|
|Term 3||Monday 23 July||to||Friday 28 September|
|Term 4||Monday 15 October||to||Wednesday 12 December|
2018 Public Holidays & Teacher Only Days
School will be closed in 2018 on Saturdays and Sundays and on the following days:
|Term 1||Waitangi Day||Monday 6 February|
|Good Friday||Friday 30 March|
|Easter Monday||Monday 2 April|
|Easter Tuesday||Tuesday 3 April|
|Term 2||Queen’s Birthday||Monday 4 June|
|Teacher Only Day||Tuesday 5 June|
|Term 4||Labour Day||Monday 22 October|
|Teacher Only Day||Friday 30 November|
Please see the PDF below for our latest report from the Educational Review Office.
This promises to be another year of exciting opportunities for our students. I look forward to welcoming all our new and returning students personally and hope everyone has made suitable resolutions for 2017.
We were very pleased with our National Standards achievement data and wish to congratulate the Year 7 and 8 cohort who managed to exceed the 2016 target in Mathematics and reach the 2017 target of 85% at or above standard a year ahead of schedule! All our results will be placed on the web site in the Principal’s Report once the NCEA data has been received.
We also received the confirmed ERO report which is also extremely positive. The team were extremely impressed by the school and how we are bringing the vision of “providing innovative, constantly evolving, personalised learning” to life. The full report will also be put on the web site after it has been ratified by the Board of Trustees at its first meeting of the year.
A big year lies ahead for our students who will be the first to be able to work at school with their own devices. We predict this move will have a very positive effect on teaching and learning and reinforces every aspect of our vision. Please refer to our web site for more information about this important initiative.
Our students have shown two examples of being able to compete against the very best.
The first example is the Year 7 and 8 cricketers who reached the last four of all intermediate schools in Auckland in a limited over competition. In an exciting semi-final they were very disappointed not to make the final when the two teams finished on the same total. A count back to wickets lost meant their fantastic run ended after knocking over three local schools and St Kentigern College in the quarter final. An excellent achievement and credit to coach, Mr Pasupati and the boys.
In the area of academic competitions, our Year 10 team of problem solvers entered and reached the finals of the Bright Sparks Competition. This is a fantastic achievement and complements the four teams who won awards in the IPENZ Competition. Again credit is due to the students and mentors, I would also like to thank Mr Hargreaves whose engineering background is proving invaluable in supporting these and other projects.
“Growing greatness – kia mana ake”