At Mahurangi College, we extend and challenge our students who are eager for more learning. Through clubs, students are extended and challenged beyond the classroom. They can try something new, seek even more knowledge, apply their learning in new contexts, hone their abilities and solve problems by thinking “outside the box”.
Drama Club is a place where our students can enjoy learning more about drama through games, improvisation, and work on short scripts. We meet at least once a week (usually Tuesday lunchtimes) under the guidance of experienced drama teachers. In Term 1 students will be working on items for the SCGNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. This focus will shift later in the year as students begin work on the school production.
CONTACT: Mr Johnathan Dutton
Boost your Spanish speaking and listening skills. Conversation, games, songs, videos etc. For Senior Students (Y11-13). Day to be confirmed soon.
Teacher in Charge: Ruth Soriano-Andaluz
CONTACT: Ruth Soriano-Andaluz
Want to become the next JK Rowling? Fancy yourself as horror master Stephen King? Or comedy genius David Williams? Or do you just want a chance to write, get feedback and hear from other budding writers? Come along to the Writers Club! Every Tuesday at lunch in E4. Bring your lunch, a pen and your imagination.
CONTACT: Miss Robinson and Ms Hinton
Are you keen about helping the environment? Do you want to make a difference in the world around you and beyond? If so, come join the Enviro Group, open to all ages. Our group meets every Monday at lunch in K9. Projects include planting a Bee & Butterfly Garden, Tree Planting, creating a school compost program, actions to Decrease Plastics, Shellfish Monitoring and more.
For Year 7-10 students interested in having the opportunity to practice and learn photography skills alongside other students. Runs every Tuesday lunch time in D1. Students will need to bring a phone or other camera abled device. See @mahuphotoclub on Instagram.
CONTACT: Mrs Theressa Butler
SPORT @ LUNCH
Year 7-10 students have the opportunity to join in a variety of social sport in the Gymnasiums during lunchtime every Tuesday and Thursday. Our Senior Prefects organise a variety of different activities. During Term 1 and 4 the pool is also open 1-2 lunchtimes a week for free play. Listen out for the “Daily Notices” for the activities on offer.
CONTACT: Sports Department
VEX IQ ROBOTICS
For Years 7-9. Day to be confirmed soon. Vex IQ is a nationwide Robotics competition that our students will be involved in this year.
They compete in local (North Shore) scrimmages and then are able to attend the National Competition later in the year.
CONTACT: Gearldine Healy and Justin Rushmer
DANCE & HIP HOP
Dance club runs every Friday at lunch time for ANYONE who wants to dance. We try different styles of dance each week with no pressure to perform or even to remember the dance from week to week. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience or ability. Hip Hop dance club is every Thursday at lunch time, and anyone is welcome to join to learn key skills and sets in various styles of hip hop. This group will have the chance to perform in the dance showcase in term three if they want. For other dance opportunities, check out our two auditioned dance companies.
CONTACT: Mrs Emily Woodfield
Indoor rock climbing and activities designed to develop climbing skill, confidence and general fitness. Each term, several trips are made to Birkenhead Leisure Centre which has a variety of climbs catering to various skill levels. Students who wish to try the sport may select from a 3 session ‘Have a go’ package or choose a term by term option. Fees are charged for transport, climbing and gear maintenance.
CONTACT: Mrs Caroline Hawes
In 2018 Mahurangi College began a pest monitoring and trapping program working alongside Auckland Council, in the bush surrounding our school and river. New students are welcome to join. Every Friday T1 during lunch.
CONTACT: Mr Paul Lenihan