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.
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:
||Wednesday 31 January
||Friday 13 April
||Monday 30 April
||Friday 6 July
||Monday 23 July
||Friday 28 September
||Monday 15 October
||Wednesday 12 December
2018 Public Holidays & Teacher Only Days
School will be closed in 2018 on Saturdays and Sundays and on the following days:
||Monday 6 February
||Friday 30 March
||Monday 2 April
||Tuesday 3 April
||Monday 4 June
||Teacher Only Day
||Tuesday 5 June
||Monday 22 October
||Teacher Only Day
||Friday 30 November
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
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.
Congratulations to Georgia Wright and Ashley Farley who competed in the ‘Cheer ‘N’ Dance Rave Internationals’ last weekend. The girls’ team ultimately placed 3rd in their division. We commend Georgia and Ashley’s dedicated approach to training and their success on the cheerleading stage – well done!