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2017 Careers Expo

Last night careers advisor Mrs Ulika Singh and MHJC students attended the annual ‘Careers Expo’ at Ormiston Senior College. The event was a huge success with many institutions from throughout New Zealand showcasing numerous degree and vocational pathways, scholarship opportunities as well as unique business enterprises.
The key presentations from Auckland University and the Manukau Institute of Technology were particularly useful, as they outlined NCEA subjects and points required for entry into courses offered.  It was particularly exciting for MHJC students to interact with OSC students and staff, whom offered advice and support with learning opportunities when they venture into senior college.

HPCC Girls’ Prizegiving

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.

Term Dates

2017 Term Dates

The first day of school for all students for the 2017 academic year is Tuesday 31st January

Mission Heights Junior College will be open in 2017 during the following days:

Term 1 Tuesday 31 January to Thursday 13 April
Term 2 Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July
Term 3 Monday 24 July to Friday 29 September
Term 4 Monday 16 October to Wednesday 13 December

2017 Public Holidays  & Teacher Only Days

School will be closed in 2017 on Saturdays and Sundays and on the following days:

Term 1 Waitangi Day Monday 6 February
Term 2 Queen’s BirthdayTeacher Only Day Monday 5 JuneTuesday 6 June
Term 4 Labour DayTeacher Only Day Monday 23 OctoberMonday 27 November

Sustainable Coastline Clean-Up

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.

Welcome to the 2017 school year!

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.

Best wishes

Striving for excellence

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”