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Matters 40 Mahurangi er | Mahurangimatters

May 7, 2014



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Principal David Macleod

Our Senior Boys Cricket team won the Northland Co-Ed Schools Twenty20 Competition, but was eliminated from the Northern Districts Competition, which we won last year, by the Bay of Plenty Champions, and eventual Northern District winners, Bethlehem e College, who we defeated in the final last year. C

Tuesday May 6 • World Challenge Launch Meeting 3.30-5.30pm

Thursday May 15 • Rhythm Interactive • Writing Workshop Yr 10-13

year Care underwater segments last Riley Hathaway filming her Wai

One of our students, Riley Hathaway, is a presenter on the very popular Sunday morning children’s show, “What Now”. She has a series of 10 under-water segments on marine life around NZ. This developed partly from her Wai Care presentation in Year 8 last year when she did a video on turtles and the impact of pollution. All our Year 9 students were involved in putting their literacy skills to good purpose outside the classroom when they were involved in organising various activities to contribute to t our community. The projects included service to local clubs (many of whom now s have sparkling clean club rooms and gear), h working at local animal shelters for the day, w helping out at schools and kindergartens, h putting in some hard labour at local parks p and a of course the lunches to celebrate people who put a lot of their own time into making w

Monday May 19 • Top Art Exhibition • Peer Support Tuesday May 20 • Nth Zone Cross Country - Moire Park • Top Art Exhibition Wednesday May 21 • Top Art Exhibition Sunday May 25 • Lions - Training Day Monday May 26-27 • Yr 7 Beach Study - Scandretts Thursday May 29 • Yr 8 Girls - Immunisation Monday June 2 • Queens Birthday Tuesday June 3 • Kids Lit - Yr 7/8 Competition Wednesday June 4 • ICAS Science Exam Thursday June 5 • Yr 7 Immunisation • AKSS Cross Country - St Kents • Healthy Relationships Training Day 10am-3pm

Mahurangi a better place to live. The teacher in charge, Ruth Chitty, said all of the adults involved in the project were impressed with the energy and enthusiasm the students brought to their project days and I think it is safe to say the wider community benefitted from the work they did.

Congratulations to our Senior Mixed Touch Team for winning the Auckland Regional Secondary Schools’ Touch Championships. Congratulations to our students who placed at the recent North Harbour (NH) Athletics Championships (listed on the next page).

Monday May 5 • Start of Term 2

Wednesday May 7 • Closing Date for ICAS Science Exam Entry • School Cross Country • Inter Collegiate Ribbon Day

Dear Parents and Guardians Tena Koutou Katoa We were pleased to again be one of only 10% of secondary schools to get a letter of commendation from the Minister on our 2013 NCEA results. We also received a similar letter last year. In both years our results at all three levels have been above the average for other Decile 8 schools and Maori and Pasifika students have also achieved well.

important dates

Yr9 Community Project ~ Mad Hatters Tea Party: Rut Hayward, Sasha Curin, Wen h Chitty, Ruby dy Hawkings, Barbara Mal tby & John Maltby

David Macleod, Principal

2014 NCEA Fees

Parents please note that the NCEA fee should appear on your account. This fee of $76.70 is a compulsory fee charged by NZQA for administering NCEA. As a school we have to collect this fee and pay it over to NZQA. If a students fee is not paid NZQA will not release that students results at the start of next year. Financial assistance could be available to some families which reduces the fee to $20, parents that have a Community Services card or receive assistance from Work and Income might qualify. Details and application forms are available from the school office. Students that wish to enter the Scholarship exams will be charged and additional $76.70 for each Scholarship exam they enter. For more details you can visit the NZQA website and do a search on NCEA fees. For any further assistance please contact the school office.

Our Senior Mixed Touch Team are currently the Auckland Regional Touch Champs thanks to the wonderful Coaching from Karl Middleton and CoCoach, Catherine Campbell. The team has now qualified to compete in the Secondary Schools National Championship Competition to be held in December at Bruce Pulman Park, Papakura. Please watch out for our fun and exciting fundraising events leading up to this big event. We really appreciate all the help and support from our fantastic Community to ensure we have a successful campaign.

Maori Whakairo A new Unit Standards course is being Introduced into Mahurangi College for Maori Whakairo (Carving) on Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 May. For any interested students you can get in touch with Mr Winiana for more information. Numbers are limited. The course is Maori Whakairo (Carving) it is Level 2 and it has 3 credits. If there is enough interest after this course there is a Level 3 course available, at a later date (to be confirmed depending on numbers). Michael Winiana

Flu Season

The season for colds, flus and sore throats is beginning, students should stay at home if they are unwell, to prevent the spread of illness. Limited amounts of tissues are available in the classroom, so please make sure school bags are topped up with tissues, hankies etc if needed. Students who have a tummy bug should stay home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhoea, even if they are feeling better. Remember ‘friends don’t share spit’.

North Harbour Athletics Champs

Lisa Bissett

Sailing Nationals at Algies

Louise Clouston


Senior Mixed Touch Team

Mr H Vaughan

During the second week of the holidays (Monday 28th - Friday 2nd) the Annual Secondary School Teams Racing Sailing Nationals are being held at Algies Bay this year. It’s great to have it on our own waters and it would be awesome to see some staff come down to support our team. This year there are 37 school entries from around NZ ! Our team members are: Pia Schuster, Georgia Woodall, Tristan Gill, Jordan Stevenson, Heather Niccolls, Heather Pearson, Mathew Leydon, Brooke Adamson.

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m Senior Mixed Touch Tea

Touch Team Congratulations Mahurangi College would like to congratulate the following students for making the New Zealand Touch Teams for their respective grades.

Congratulatios: Jay Morris: 1st ~ Intermediate Boys Shotput Chantelle Mayer: 1st ~ Intermediate Girls 3000m Tonya Botherway: 1st ~ Intermediate Girls Triple Jump Cane Whitaker: 2nd ~ Junior Boys Long Jump Pale Vaotangi: 2nd ~ Junior Boys Shotput Pale Vaotangi: 2nd ~ Junior Boys Discus Jay Morris: 2nd ~ Intermediate Boys Discus Noah Hallam: 2nd ~ Junior Boys Discus Eden Manuel: 2nd ~ Senior Girls 200m Olivo Silvestro: 2nd ~ Junior Boys 800m Tonya Botherway: 3rd ~ Intermediate Girls Long Jump Abby Sim: 3rd ~ Senior Girls High Jump Beeba Amuera: 3rd ~ Junior Girls Shot Put Alisha Dempsey: 3rd ~ Senior Girls Javelin Pale Vaotangi: 3rd ~ Junior Boys Javelin Louis Young: 3rd ~ Senior Boys 400m Eden Manuel: 3rd ~ Senior Girls 400m Sam Cadwallader: 3rd ~ Intermediate Boys 800m

The students are as follows: Mariana Winiana ~ NZ Under 15 Mixed; Danika Mackenzie ~ NZ Under 15 Girls; Tamara Hagger ~ NZ Under 15 Girls; Ariaana Osborne ~ NZ Under 16 Girls. Mahurangi College would also like to congratulate Moana Winiana on gaining a Level 2 Referees Badge.

Mahurangi College - 8 wk Comp! For more info contact Katrina Wards 027 362 2532 or

Well done to you all. Michael Winiana

Achiever of the Month: John Su Presented by Garyth Murray - Garden Zone Manager, Mega Mitre 10 Warkworth

• Academic Blue for Excellence NCEA 1 • Member of Under Water Hockey Senior Open Team • Member of Boys 1st XI Soccer Team

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Mahurangi College, May 7, 2014  
Mahurangi College, May 7, 2014