Science and Technology Forum 2013
Te Ara Poutama- 3 Years on and going strong
In January this year Angus Adamson and myself were fortunate to be able to attend the Rotary National Science and Technology Forum, the purpose of which was to expose NZ’s up and coming scientists to the expansive world of Science and Technology. It included some top NZ scientific scholars and facilities, as well as meeting new friends and peers who will one day become future leaders in our country. more..
MIddle School Graduation 2012
Our Maori study centre called Te Ara Poutama runs every Thursday during term time from 3.30pm to 5.00pm and is open to all students from year 7 to year 13. It runs in the library where students have access to books, computers and personal help from teachers who give up their time to help tutor students with their homework and some assessments. A modest afternoon tea is also provided.
3 Students Gain High Distinction in ICAS Science
MIddle School Graduation 2012 was held at the College on Weds Night Dec 5th. New awards tonight were for 6 students who had improved the GPA score over Year 10 by more than 10% from Year 9. The students were Sami Hawili, Liam Jones, Trent Scandrett, Harrison McKenzie, Sam Sutherland and Alistair Larsen. more..
NZQA Fees 2012 due - Late fee $50 payable after Sept 10
Some of students have recently received some very pleasing results from the ICAS Science Exams they sat in Term 2.
These exams are run by the University of New South Wales for schools in Australia, New Zealand and twenty other countries in the Pacific and South East Asia regions. They are very popular, with large numbers of students entering the three different exams -Science, English and Mathematics. Students receive plenty of feed back when their results are returned as they contain a detailed analysis of their strengths and skills, in different aspects of the subject. more..
The Library gets into the World Cup
The deadline for payment of the NZQA Fees is 10 September 2012. Any fees not received by this date and in full will no longer be handled by the college. You will be required to pay NZQA directly and, should you fail to meet their deadline, a further $50 fine will be charged by them. Please note that failure to pay the fee will prevent your child from having access to results. more..
Auckland Secondary Schools Sustainability Challenge
The Library got into the World Cup with lots of displays about the countries involved. more..
Accomplished Ex-Mahurangi Student Finds fresh challenges at Otago
On Thursday, 2nd of June, Pia Schuster, Rebekah Wilson, Katrina Scarth and Kari Meachin went down to the Waitakere Ranges Golf Club to compete in the Auckland Regional Council Secondary Schools Sustainability Challenge. We had to race against time to get as many points as possible, in events which included collecting codes and completing Sustainability Challenges, such as; identifying Native Trees, Setting Traps, Planting trees etc. more..
Te Ara Poutama - The Maori Study Centre-the beginnings
High achieving Mahurangi College graduate and double scholarship winner Stephanie Baddock has headed south to the University of Otago to discover new ways of thinking. As last year’s Mahurangi College Head Girl, Dux, school hockey team captain and North Harbour Hockey Vice-Captain, Stephanie has proven herself far from lethargic. more..
5 Yr 8 entries for this year's North Harbour Science Fair
It’s great to be able to tell you that the The Maori Study Centre, ‘Te Ara Poutama’ is now up and running! Our first night saw an excellent turnout with a good variety of students ranging from year 7 to 12! more..
First Academic Blues presented
These 5 Year 8 Science Fair projects were entered in the North Harbour competition this year.
Colossal cupcakes and 'What makes cut carnations last the longest?' won prizes. Colossal cupcakes won the Flour award (projects using flour) and Carnations won a medal (highly commended more..
Kids' Lit 2010
On Monday 6th September, Students who gained Excellence endorsement in the 2009 NCEA examinations were presented with an academic blue. Excellence endorsement requires gaining 50 credits or more at excellence. Lucy Smythe, an ex-Mahurangi College head girl from 1995, spoke and presented the academic blues to 12 Level 1 (2009) and 4 Level 2 (2009) students. more..
Big Winners at North Harbour Science Fair.
Mahurangi College entered two teams, of Year 7 & 8 students, in the Auckland Regional Kids' Lit Quiz. The quiz was keenly contested with 53 teams answering 100 questions on from wide range of literature. We have been practicing all year for this event with an incredibly enthusiastic group of students. more..
Middle School Graduation 2008
Mahurangi College had a very successful representation at the North Harbour Science Fair. 5 out of 13 projects were classified as prize winners at the fair. In particular Meredith Scandrett and Rachael Wilson won the best prize ever achieved by Mahurangi students in coming second overall. Their project "Mentos and Coke Remix" was a reworking of the popular mentos and diet coke experiment. The large amount of data they processed and the high scientific content really made their project stand out. more..
Dux of Mahurangi College for 2008 – Sara Mills
On the 15th of December, Mahurangi College Year 10 students, staff, Board members, invited guests, parents and friends gathered for the Year 10 Graduation and annual sports, cultural, academic and special awards presentation. This evening awards ceremony was well attended. more..
Proxime Accessit of Mahurangi College for 2008 – Thomas Napier
Sara, Mahurangi College's Dux for 2008, came 1st in Geography, 1st in Physical Education, and 2nd in History. She has also been actively involved in a variety of co-curricular activities in her time at Mahurangi, including swimming and 1st XV Girls’ Rugby more..
Thomas, Proxime Accessit, topped his Level 3 classes in Physics and Biology.
He has been actively involved in several sporting teams at College – 1st XV Rugby, Athletics and Basketball. He has also been a Peer Support Leader, Whanau Representative, and has been Head Boy for 2008. more..