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Maths Buddy Application Form PTA Chairpersons Report AGM May 2013: Successful River to the Sea Exhibition held May 9th
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Feedback Welcome on Draft policy released about future use of Personal Electronic Devices. 'Loves-Me-Not' Programme
On Thursday 9th May 2013, Year 8 held their annual River to the Sea Exhibition evening for family and friends. the evening is a culmination of work completed by the students on an issue related to the River and Sea. Students develop an action plan to inform the community about an issue or complete an action to combat the issue more..
Obituary - Harry Bioletti - HOD Technology in 1960s to early 80s PTA Minutes April 9th 2013 Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye Opens B Block
Relationship violence is an enormous social problem in NZ. It is estimated that the social and economic cost of family violence, in New Zealand, is $5.3 billion a year. (Women’s Affairs Minister, Hekia Parata, June 2011). Yr 12 Parent Information Evening – 16th May at 6.30 in the School Hall. Full one day programme for our Yr 12 students – 23rd May more..
Important Information on Bus Services and eligibility.
Following a Dawn Blessing at 6 am, Nikki Kaye Associate Education Minister formally opened B Block.This was followed by a lunchtime concert from our Performing Arts Academy students. more..
Car Boot sale- PTA Fundraiser Sat Mar 16th Yr 13 Arrangements for Peer Support training due to Barrier trip postponement Pathways to Manhood April 23rd -28th 2013
The growth in the school roll over the last few years has had an impact on the bus services to and from school. Recently there has been a review of the services resulting in some alterations to the existing bus services and an additional service to the Snells Beach area. more..
Senior Kapa Haka group perform at the RSA
A five day outdoor programme of mentoring and role modelling that invests deeply in young men at an age when it is most needed. This connects them to a positive experience of being male that will resource them for their pathway into manhood over the next seven years. For boys 13 – 15 years old and their father or a significant man in their life. Many Michael Park students have attended over the last 10 years more..
Self Defence Course well received
On 25th October, the Mahurangi Senior Kapa Haka performance group were invited to perform at the Veteran's Day luncheon at the Warkworth RSA. Because this luncheon was to commemorate Armistice Day, the Senior Kapa Haka group sang songs from WWI and WWII as well as delighting the audience with their kapa haka repertoire. more..
Eclipse brings students learning to life
On Friday October 19th, 35 boys learned about avoidance strategies, de-escalation strategies so that physical violence or a physical response can be avoided and concluded the day with the practical skills of confrontation management. Then on Thursday 8th November 42 Yr 9-10 girls were taught how to avoid potentially violent and / or risky situations more..
Poroporoaki to farewell Michael-Lydia and Kane
Many students have read and researched eclipses but on Weds 14th Nov 2012, they witnessed a solar eclipse where the moon moves in front of the sun, blocking out the sun. It was only full in Queensland but very close to full here in lower northland. Learning coming to life! more..
Mahurangi Students host visiting Singapore students
On Thursday 1st
November Mahurangi College held its first poroporaki ceremony for two year 13 students of Maori descent, Kayne Middleton and Michael-Lydia Winiana. We thank Matua John Marsden for suggesting this idea of the poroporoaki which is the Maori way of farewelling a person, and we thank him, too, for presiding over the afternoon more..
Two students selected for 21 day Outward Bound course in January
At the end of October, we welcomed a group of students from Dunearn Secondary School, Singapore. They were billeted by Mahurangi families and spend a memorable three days with each other, giving the visitors a glimpse of the Kiwi life. Many Singaporeans live in towering apartment blocks, so coming to stay in Warkworth or on a farm was quite an experience more..
Just in time for Christmas : Ladies No Plate Please
Each year three trustees who run an annual charity golf tournament, called the St Patrick’s Day Charity Golf Classic, sponsor two students from throughout Auckland to attend the Outward Bound Course in Anikiwa. Nathan Bull and Kerianne Hatton from Year 12 are the recipients of this year’s sponsorship. They will attend the 21 day course in early January 2013. more..
Three 7C students raise funds for Cancer Kids
A one day seminar covering Leadership, Time management and Work/life balance and Stress management, is being held on the 17th November at the Mahurangi College Library. We are fortunate to have three presenters who have worked nationally and internationally in these fields. more..
Minister of Education Visits Mahu
Inspired to help others less fortunate than themselves, three Year 7 students are making a magnificent contribution to the Child Cancer Foundation. Cassie Clark, Sandra Wilcock and Alix Tobin have sold bracelets; baked, decorated and sold cupcakes; solicited items for raffles and spent hours at various venues selling tickets, and accepting donations for soft toy gifts. more..
Bugsy Malone- Another Amazing Junior Production
Education Minister, Hekia Parata took time out of her busy schedule to pay Mahurangi College a quick visit on Friday the 21st September. She met with Senior Management and Board of Trustees chair, Tracey Martin. It was an opportunity for the school to highlight some of the initiatives that they have introduced over the past three years to improve teaching and learning. more..
SADD - A week to emphasise not drinking when driving
Another Amazing Junior Production finished on 7th Sept. Congratulations to the cast, crew, teachers and parents who have all contributed to make this production so successful. more..
Another great week was held recently to emphasise the value of not drinking and driving by the students against Drunk Driving group. more..
Changes in Bus Runs Pasifika Week at Mahurangi College
Photos of the progress of the building of the new B Block which will contain mathematics, graphics, kitchen, computing, a new open learning space and all student services plus a wonderful new entrance to the administration. more..
The 2012 History & Cultural Trip to Vietnam- the full story
This week sees our Pasifika students celebrating their own rich cultures and languages. The Pasifika Performing group have planned activities every day to showcase some of their skills and values important to them. Monday started with a shared breakfast enjoying warm rice pudding in coconut milk followed by toast . During the meal over 40 students and staff all dressed in lavalavas and leis listened to music from the islands of Tuvalu and Kiribati. more..
Vietnam – Our cultural journey.-updated
Two years in the planning and it was hard to believe that we were finally at Auckland Airport about to embark on our two-week trip to Vietnam. We had combined with a group from Whangaparoa College to make the trip financially more feasible. All of the travel arrangements, accommodation and tour guides had been organised by ‘Defining Moments’, the House of Travel, Whangarei. We hoped that this would mean the trip would be stress free and after the initial glitch of one of the Whangaparoa students forgetting his passport, this certainly proved to be the case. more..
Top Art Exhibition open until 6pm on Tuesday July 24th
Two years in the planning, two amazing weeks, twenty two students, four teachers, two guides and one defining moment; Vietnam – Our cultural journey. During the mid-term holidays Mahurangi College teamed up with Whangaparoa College and defining moments in a trip that will be remembered forever. more..
Dessert Auction & Feast This Friday 7pm in the Hall
The Top 25, L3 Excellence Art folio boards in New Zealand will be on display in the Hall Foyer, from 23 to 27 July in the areas of Painting, sculpture, print making, design and photography. This exhibition is open until 6.00pm on Tuesday 24 July to the public. more..
Solutions Seminar- equipping for challenges in 21st Century
Socialise and feast with your friends, Strategise on what desserts to win, Outwit others with your Silent Bids, Graffiti the tables, Great fun for kids, Bring a bowl, spoon and plenty of money, Tea and coffee supplied. ADMISSION FREE, no need to book. Any questions to Sue O’Reilly 425 4414, A fundraiser for Mahurangi College Underwater Hockey Club more..
Billets needed for Singapore students exchange November
This Seminar is for parents and young people who would like to be equipped and gain insight into the challenges we all face with the alcohol and drug cultures in our society. This will be presented by Daniel Paikea, Teen Challenge New Zealand Executive Director who has been working with young people and family’s struggling with life controlling problems for well over a decade more..
B Block Construction progressing well
Later this year we will again host some visiting students from Singapore. We have done this in the past on a number of occasions, which we have found to be a very beneficial experience for all parties. As well as hosting students at school, we are looking for families to open their home for three nights at the beginning of November. (Exact dates to be confirmed) more..
School Van - Thank you to Lion Foundation
Construction of B block is progressing well. The main beams came first along with laying the ground floor. The beams for the upper floor were laid over 2 days. These beams are pre-stressed to go perfectly flat when the concrete is laid on top. The first walls were laid for the lift well on the last day of the holidays. more..
Year 9 Students Inspired to Read
At the beginning of this year we were lucky enough to receive $25,000 from the Lion Foundation for the purchase of a school van.
The van has already had plenty of use transporting small groups of students to sporting and cultural events.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Lion Foundation for this wonderful asset. more..
PTA Revival Fashion Show great success
Literacy specialist, Bob Docherty, talked to Year 9 students about the best books for Young Adults. He spoke with passion and with drama that had students leaning forward in anticipation of what happens next. As a result all the books mentioned were issued by the end of the day. more..
Three students compete at the Nga Manu Korero Regionals
On Friday the 8th June 2012 Mahurangi College Parents and Teachers Association held a Fashion Show in the Matakana Hall, this event was organised with the help and support of Revival, “the recycle clothing boutique in Matakana.” The aim of the evening was to showcase the Revival winter collection and in turn encourage the Mahurangi College Students more..
Careers Night 16th Aug in the New Gymnasium 7-8:30pm
On Wed 30th May, Thurs 31st May and Fri 1 June, three Senior Maori students represented Mahurangi College at the Nga Manu Korero Regionals for Te Taitokerau Secondary Schools at Bream Bay College. The Students were Ruahei Demant in the Senior Maori Section, Pei Te Hurinui Jones, Michael-Lydia Winiana in the Senior English Section Korimako and Briar Gimblett in the bilingual Section, Ta Himi Henare. more..
Over 500 Ex-pupils enjoyed a great Easter Reunion 2012 Hunger Games fundraiser raises $841 for the PTA The PTA Needs You- PTA social evening Feb 21st
The Careers Department is organising the annual Careers Night for pupils and parents. There will be approximately 60 training establishment and occupations represented, with information available on courses and careers. Representatives from the Armed Forces, and Liaison Officers from Universities and Polytechnics will be available to assist with information on courses, choices, etc. more..
Demolition of B Block begins
The Mahurangi College PTA is a small, friendly, hardworking group of parents and is a great way to keep in touch with what is happening at the school and to meeting other parents and teachers at the school. Our meetings are held (usually) on the second Tuesday of the month, at either 7.00 or 7.30pm (depending on the season) in the staffroom. more..
The 2011 PTA Gift Fair- photos of the successful event on Friday Night
The Demolition of B Block and the front of the admin has begun. This is the beginning of rebuilding of the 2 story replacement B block and front of admin due to start in March and be completed by October more..
Parents in an Electronic Age
The PTA Gift Fair where you will be able to do your Xmas Shopping amongst the stallholders. There will also be refreshments available and entertainment so you can make a real evening of it. Photos of the event now onine more..
PTA Latest News - Next Meeting Tues Sept 13th at 7pm in Staff Room Open Air Showing of Pirates of the Caribbean Oct 7th
With the 2011 year drawing to a close many of our children’s fingers will be exercised pushing buttons at a rate we all find astounding. Texting & Facebook communication is now a way of life for many students. But there are some concerns and some resources to help you. more..
Careers Night 2011
Kowhai Festival 2011 presents Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at a FREE Openair family movie night in partnership with Mahurangi College PTA Sausage sizzle, Burgers and drinks, Music, Face Painting, Dress like a pirate contest Friday 7 October more..
Thank You letters for the rugs for Cashmere HS
On Tuesday the 16th of this month the school’s annual careers night, organised by Mrs Newlove and Mrs Bartlett of the careers department, was held in the new gym. Beyond a myriad of free pens, more..
Junior and Senior Kapahaka perform at Kaipara Festival
Thank You letters for the rugs for Cashmere HS more..
Kapa Haka open and close Hyundai Code
Both the Senior and the Junior Kapa Haka groups performed at the Kaipara Festival on Saturday 13th August. The groups have been well tutored by Michael Winiana and Vikki Demant. The staff and parents who attended were all extremely proud and complimentary of the standard reached. more..
School Band excels at Festival in the Bay of Islands
Our Kapa Haka students, joined by members of our First XV Rugby squad, were in the live studio audience and, best of all, opened and closed the programme - live to air!. They got to meet some awesome Kiwi heroes at the end of the night, mixing with June Mariu - the first Māori captain of the team that became the Silver Ferns, and Tamati Ellison - Rugby Union player, fluent Te Reo speaker. more..
Stage Challenge 2011
The School Jazz Band performed at the Bay of Islands Jazz Festival on Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August. The band is conducted by Lyn Dashper, who was thrilled with the feedback received regarding the wonderful performances and with the behaviour and presentation of our students. They performed at Paihia Pacific Resort and at Hururu Falls Resort as well as a two hour performance on the wharves where the jetboats leave, outside Hansen’s Café. more..
Mahurangi College's 2011 Production 'For Today' is dazzling and full of energy
Mahurangi College’s 2011 Stage Challenge entry 'Home is Where the Heart Is' is an 8-minute performance that a small group of students started working on around about this time last year, and it continued developing right up until last Friday night at Auckland’s Aotea centre, where Mahurangi competed in the national stage challenge competition, and received second place for the final night in the open division. more..
Rostering off of Year 10 students cancelled at the last minute
"Colourful, dazzling, humourous, and full of energy" are just some of the ways Mahurangi College's 2011 Production 'For Today' was described. The musical was set in a contemporary New Zealand high school and was directed by Wendy Sutherland, polished with the help of many staff. more..
Ruahei Demant top Junior Girl speaker.
Dear Parents/Caregivers more..
We have just heard on the news that due to continued discussion between the secondary teachers' union, the PPTA, and the ministry, it appears that the industrial action tomorrow, Thursday, 11 November has been called off and teachers will be available to teach their Year 10 classes.
Cultural Blues Evening
One of our Mahurangi Students, Ruahei Demant, went to Dunedin in the last week of Term 3 to compete in Manu Korero. She secured a brilliant result - 2nd in New Zealand, boys and girls, in the Rawhiti Ihaka junior speech in Maori and won the Dame Whina Cooper trophy for top junior girl speaker. more..
'Shattered Dreams' - Tamati Paul Empowers the Senior Students
In the Cultural Blues Awards evening, 23 blues were awarded. The Moira Atkinson Trophy for Cultural Person of the Year was presented to Erin Gribble. Erin completed Trinity College grade 8 this year in flute with distinction. She studies music and was a member of the Jazz band, the Junior band and the band for the school show this year. more..
Careers Night 2010
Through the generous sponsorship of Shirleyanne Brown, the Northern Regional Manager of ALAC, the senior students were fortunate to have Tamati Paul speak with them about his personal dreams and ambitions that were shattered, in seconds, by the decision made by an adult male to get behind the wheel of his car and drive when drunk. more..
World Cup Fever- PTA fundraiser for Mahurangi College
Careers Evening 2010 took place on Tuesday 10th Aug in the new Gym. The room was full of exhibits from over 90 individuals with up to 25 of the presenters being past pupils of Mahurangi College. Mrs Newlove along with her assistant, Mrs Bartlett and their merry helpers had created an event that allowed Mahurangi students and parents to get information on just about every career possible. more..
Mr Key, The Prime Minister, opens the Auditorium.
Saturday 19 June, 7.30pm at Mahurangi College Hall
Cash bar, snacks available more..
Band: The Damage
Tickets $20, available at school office.
Auction Raises over $15000 for Landscaping the Hall
The Honorable John Key, Prime Minister and MP for Helensville visited Mahurangi College today to open the new auditorium. He arrived early around 9:15 and was challenged as he came on to the school grounds. He, along with Lockwood Smith Rodney's Local MP and Speaker of House, and Penny Webster, Mayor of Rodney ... more..
Dawn Blessing of the new Auditorium
We still need to raise another $100,000 to pay for the landscaping in front of the new auditorium and to cover the costs of fully equipping the new facility, including new stage curtains. As a result of the Auction held last Friday, over $15000 was raised through live and silent auctions. more..
Mahurangi Auditorium Completed
At dawn on Friday 26th February, many of those involved in the development and construction of the new hall lead by local kaumatua and joined by the kapahaka group, principal and teachers walked their way through the hall, blessing each of the rooms as they passed through them. more..
Update on hall development
At the end of January, The new Mahurangi College Hall was completed. This new complex with the main Hall, Carpeted Entrance area and modernised Music Practice rooms behind has become a real asset to Mahurangi College and the community in general. The building will be blessed by the local iwi on Friday morning at 6 am and the College will then be making great use of this wonderful amenity for Assemblies and productions. more..
Science Fair Projects from Year 8
Once the Old hall was pulled down, they laid a concrete base, and then brought in the walls. These were all tied together with metal framing and the roof went on. Windows are going in, brick walls being built and connecting to S block is well advanced more..
Three Student Learning Centre students turn 21
Students from Year 8 have spent the first 4 weeks of Term 3 working very hard on their Science Fair Projects. They selected an idea they were interested in and using Fair Testing they worked to try and find an answer to their question. They researched and formed conclusions from their results and presented their ideas in a variety of ways. more..
Careers Evening 2009
On Friday the 21 August three Student Learning Centre students celebrated turning 21 - all within a week of each other, Melody on Weds, Melanie on Thurs and Kallen on Next Monday. There was a large turnout of invited fellow students, staff from the Student Learning Centre and teachers. more..
Tour Our school
Careers Evening 2009 took place on Tuesday 18th Aug in the new Gym. The room was full of exhibits from over 100 individuals with up to 25 of the presenters being past pupils of Mahurangi College. Mrs Newlove along with her assitant, Mrs Bartlett and their merry helpers had created an event that allowed Mahurangi students and parents to get information on just about every career possible. more..
New Canteen opens for business
Have a look at the first online tour of our school from our front door through the netball court and A3 around C block to the library. More coming soon. Click and drag to move around, look for the cursor to change to an arrow to click on for a link to the next area. more..
Marine Reserve webpages by Chesna and Angela
The new canteen opened for business this morning. The canteen was built over the last 2 months between the swimming pool and the Yr 7&8 playground, making it central to the school for students to order and receive lunches. more..
Yr 8 Science Presentation Evening - WaiCare & Marine Reserves
Here are our webpages about our recent study on Marine Reserves. We had lots of fun learning how to make our web pages using iWeb and thank Mr Howson and Mr Cooper for their assistance and encouragement.
This is a link to...Chesna's pages
This is a link to...Angela's pages
We hope you enjoy learning about marine reserves while browsing these pages.
Progress on Hall redevelopment
Parents attended a very interesting evening of presentations by Year 8 students on their Waicare and Marine Reserve. The students reported back from field work and trips they have been involved in over Term 2. The presentations involved everything from static wall displays and oral presentations to these websites. more..
We are pleased work has finally started on
demolition of the old hall and construction of the
new. At the same time a new canteen is being built
behind the swimming pool. Both construction
zones are out of bounds at all times. We still need
to raise another $160,000 for a proper fit out of the
hall. Hall Brochure more..
Yr 13 Barrier Trip 2009
List of Extra-Curricular Activities to assist with the Parental survey more..
Fundraising for Mahurangi College Hall
At the start of this year we had 95
Year 13 students, eight staff and 14
parents on the Great Barrier Island
outdoor education camp. The
camp lasted for five full days with
the ferry leaving Sandspit wharf at
4am on Monday 2 February and
returning after midnight on Friday
night. In five different groups the
students hiked the island living in
their tents and cooking their own
meals. As part of the programme
each group was also rostered
through Peer Support training at the
Harataonga Beach campsite. more..
Peters refusing to step down
The proposed Mahurangi College auditorium brings a new, exciting concept to the Warkworth and Mahurangi community.
Whilst it is being built to enhance the everyday and future needs of Mahurangi College, the new auditorium has been specially designed to meet the needs of the community as well.
In addition it will be able to serve as a theatre for up to 500 people. more..
Prime Minister Helen Clark's Visit
Despite mounting pressure, Mr Peters is continuing to go about his usual duties which include a speech at Mahurangi College in Warkworth north of Auckland, where he is talking about his job to Year 13 students and holding meetings with Grey Power branches in the area later in the day. more..
Helen Clarke visited Mahurangi College and was greeted by students from the Student Learning Centre and then spoke to students and staff before moving off to visit Southern Paprika more..