Mission Heights Junior College

Term 3, 2022 DEEP Options

Please read through the DEEP descriptions below for 2022. The DEEP courses are listed in Terms, by category (Discovery, Enrichment, Essentials, Passions, Sports and Learning Advisors), and then by alphabetical order.

Please note that courses with charges are only available to students who have paid their compulsory fees and previous DEEP fees.

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Monday

Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Learning Advisor Group (LZZZ3)

This is the learning advisor group for all students.

Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.

Tuesday

Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Alphabet Stew (ALST3)

The perfect How-To-Draw-Cartoons for beginners! Learn how to draw wacky cartoons from every letter of the alphabet.

Beginners Debating (BDEB3)

Improve your poise, self-confidence, speech skills and team-player skills with this DEEP.

Chinese Calligraphy (CCAL3)

You are going to explore different forms of traditional Chinese art, such as Chinese calligraphy and ink wash painting. You will learn how to handle the brush and to use strokes and lines to form Chinese characters and pictures in style. Inspiration will come from well-known artists' work and your own imagination! All are welcome.

Game Development (GAME3)

Use your creativity to create some games using unity, HTML, Css etc.

German Language (BGER3)

If you're ready for another language challenge, why not try German? This is a basic beginners class for those who don't know any German at all. You will learn a little about Germany, and basics in the German language.

Green Thumbs (GRET3)

Gardening is one of the healthiest hobbies you can have. Successful gardening can be achieved by anyone. Gardening is about experimentation. There is really no right or wrong. You learn as you go, and you find what works for you. So join in this DEEP to see what we can grow in our gardens.

Healthy Living (HLIV3)

Try out a new change in lifestyle through yoga, healthy eating, learning the benefits of meditation, positive thinking, creating an healthy awareness each month (eg: Heart Foundation). As an outcome, you will be creating an awareness for healthy living and promoting healthy living in your school and community.

Mahjong (MAHJ3)

In this DEEP, you will learn how to play mahjong, one of Chinese people’s favourite pastimes. You will learn the basic strategies on how to play mahjong through attacking and defending from other players and have fun playing against each other.

Origami (ORIG3)

Do you like getting creative with your hands? If so, come to this DEEP and learn how to make lanterns, origami, paper sculpturing, kites, and so on.

Outdoor Education- Beginners (BOED3)

Basic skills and knowledge needed to enjoy adventures outdoors. Depending on students' interests, topics might include weather, first aid, navigation, camp craft (cooking, equipment, survival), biking, trip planning, exploring NZ.

Scratch (SCRT3)

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge. More information can be found at https://scratch.mit.edu/

Tapestry (TAPE3)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
In this DEEP students will learn to use a loom to make beautiful tapestries that can be used as decor.

WASJ Jigsaws (WASJ3)

WASGIJ is "jigsaw" spelled backwards, is an innovative puzzle concept in which the picture on the box is merely a clue for the puzzle you will be putting together. The image on the box depicts a cartoonish scene of surprise and tumult. This DEEP will help increased your problem solving skills and get your imagination working.

Word and Number Games (QURU3)

Come and discover new games such as Quiddler and Rummy in this DEEP. If you enjoy playing games that require strategising and problem solving, you will be in your element.

Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
E-Pro (EPRO3)

This DEEP will be a precursor to entering the Epro8 Challenge which is a competition for students from years 7/8 and 9/10. The competition requires a group of . or 4 students to solve a series of given challenges which could incorporate any of these activities:- build large sized structures- solve practical problems- engineer using pulleys, motors, gears, wheels and axles- invent machines that can complete simple tasks- undertake unusual and fun experiments. - construct basic electronic circuits. - solve interesting problems using practical mathsIn preparation for the competition students participating in this DEEP will use a variety of construction materials and kits to solve a range of similar challengesFor more information, see; http://www.epro8challenge.co.nz/

GATE-Ethics Olympiad (ETHO3)

This is an enrichment and GATE course with the opportunity to be selected to represent MHJC in the North Island Olympiad online competition. The Ethics Olympiad is a creative vehicle for developing skills in communication, critical thinking and respectful discourse while dealing with interesting and contentious ethical issues. An Ethics Olympiad is a competitive yet collaborative event in which students analyse and discuss real-life, and timely, ethical issues. It differs from a debate in that students are not assigned opposing views rather, they defend whatever position they believe is right and win by showing that they have thought more carefully, deeply, and perceptively about the cases in question. The event encourages and promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking skills, civil discourse, international engagement, and an appreciation for diverse points of view. On the competition day teams will participate online in a series of four Ethics Olympiad heats where they will be scored according to set criteria which rewards, clear, concise, respectful discourse around interesting ethical cases. We will be using the DEEP course to practice and prepare to respond to age-appropriate and objective ethical cases.

GATE-Jazz Band (JAZZ3)

A DEEP for advanced musical students looking to further their musical abilities playing jazz. Students from this DEEP will be performing in different school events

Maths Problem Solving (MPRO3)

Do you love Mathematics and are good at Maths Problem solving?? Do you like to enter in Maths competitions. This DEEP is for you. In this DEEP you will be prepared for Mathex.

Tournament of Minds (TOMS3)

If you think outside the square, love to solve demanding and open-ended challenges then TOM is for you. Tournament of Minds is an opportunity for students with a passion for learning and problem solving to demonstrate their skills and talents in an exciting, vibrant and public way.

Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
English Level 2: Reading and Writing (EWT23)

For students working at Curriculum Level 2 who would like to receive additional help with their reading and writing. Students will be identified by the whanau teachers.

ESOL - Tuesday Intermediate (ESLT3)

ESOL classes have been prepared by Mrs Clansey, in consultation with Whanau teachers.

Maths Level 2: Number (MNT23)

For students who are working at Level 2 and need additional help in the 'number' strand. Students are identified by the Whanau teachers.

Maths Level 3: Number/Algebra (MNT33)

For students who are working at Level 3 and need additional help in the Number and Algebra strand. Students are identified by the Whanau teachers.

Steps to Literacy (STEL3)

Students are preselected for this class.

Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Aspiring Leaders (ASPL3)

Come and find out the secrets of leaders and grow the leadership qualities in you. We will also help you to strengthen your interpersonal skills, public speaking skills, overall confidence in effectively dealing people with a growth mindset… and much more.

Beginners Yoga (BYOG3)

Please bring your own mat to this class if you have one at home. Ready to try something different that will make you feel calmer, more focused, and stronger? We will be practising postures that will test your mental and physical strength and flexibility, along with breathing exercises and meditation which will help centre and ground your body, mind and spirit.

Comic Book Creations (COMI3)

Do you read comics? Learn how to tell a story through graphic illustrations and learn how to draw by.

Creative Minds with LEGO (LEGO3)

In this DEEP you will unleash your imagination and creativity and use your logic thinking and constructive problem solving skills alongside with LEGO to build different and an unlimited number of objects.

Diamond Painting (DPAN3)

There is a charge of $17 for this course.
A mix between paint by numbers and cross stitch, diamond painting has emerged in the last few years as a way to create 'masterpieces' by following a printed canvas and placing beads. This is a quiet, independent and reflective craft, where accuracy and organisation will lead to success. There is a $17 charge for the kit.

DIY-Crafting (DIYC3)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Would you like to learn how to make simple elegant decorations that could be used around the house or given as gifts? This DEEP will support those students who are looking to explore their creative side. As an outcome, you will work towards completing the craft project in a professional manner.

Eco Warrior (ECOW3)

Are you concerned about climate change and our environment? Would you like to learn about protecting our planet and becoming a change maker and making a positive difference to our school, community, city, country and planet? In this DEEP we will look at recycling, pest control, plant protection and learning about positive ways to make a difference to where we live. You will have the opportunity to be empowered to create ideas to make a positive change. This DEEP will also involve the current Enviro Council students and if you are passionate and contribute to this DEEP you will have an opportunity to join this School Council. This DEEP may involve some small field trips. We need a dedicated team to move us in the right direction. Please only apply if you think this DEEP suits your passion for the environment.

Harry Potter Club (HARY3)

Explore every corner of the wizarding world and share your passion through the Harry Porter fan club.

Journal Creation (JOUC3)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Enjoy making your own junk journal starting with the cover, inside pages, embellishing and final assembly. There will also be the opportunity to create a simple mini journal and a journal cover.

Kapa Haka (KAPA3)

You will look and learn the different forms of performing arts that are involved with kapa haka and have a better understanding of the items performed on the stage eg: haka, moteatea, waiata tira, poi, waiata aringa. Students will be selected for this DEEP.

Wacky Vases (WAVA3)

There is a charge of $15 for this course.
If you like paper mache craft then come and join me to make your own designer vase! They are tall, bright, weird and wacky.

Whanau Art (WHAR3)

Have the opportunity to come and make some art for your central Whanau space. There will be opportunities for independent and group tasks throughout the term and lots of different media

Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.
Badminton (BADB3)

Are you interested in Badminton? Then this is for you! Come and develop your skills, learn the game, and perfect your shot! Skills will the learned through playing singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Opportunities to move further on to tournament level to represent the school are possible.

Beginners Long Jump & High Jump (JUMP3)

This will include 5 weeks on long jump and 5 weeks on High Jump by an accredited Auckland athletics coach. Suitable for students that have some ability in jumping.

Brisk Walking for Fitness (WALK3)

Are you wanting to improve your health? Spend the hour DEEP session improving your base-line fitness and enjoying the outdoors? For this DEEP you must be in your PE gear and sport shoes. You must be willing to walk for the entire one-hour session.

Cones (CONE3)

This DEEP is for confident, capable and competitive students who like to play hard, play fair, and have a good time. You always need your PE gear for this DEEP and be prepared to work hard.

Futsal (FUTS3)

This is a DEEP for those who want to play a fast paced and skillful game of football. We will develop skills, play fast paced small sided/ pitch (4v4 or 5v5) games and look at tactics and strategies. In this deep we will also improve your fitness and preparation for games that you will be playing.

Running (RUNT3)

Are you a keen runner? With the passion to overcome obstacles as you are running. Then this DEEP is for you! In this DEEP we will look into different running techniques as well as improving our long distance fitness. As an outcome we will be entering into a running event! If you choose this DEEP you will be RUNNING every week. This is NOT a walking DEEP.

Wednesday

Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Baking (BAKT3)

There is a charge of $35 for this course.
Do you have a sweet tooth and love to bake? Enrol in baking and learn how to make delicious cookies and cakes. Sweet treats and good eats in the kitchen! Payment for this class needs to be made before class starts. As an outcome, you will be able to take recipes home to make for your family.

Beginner Public speaking (PUBS3)

Do you sometimes get nervous talking in front of others? If so, this DEEP is for you! In this DEEP you will work on improving your ability and confidence when speaking in front of others. As an outcome, you will work towards delivering an impromptu speech in front of the parents of all children involved in this DEEP.

Block Printing (BLOP3)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
In this DEEP Students will learn to carve into wood and other materials so that they can be painted with ink and used to make prints.

German Language (BGER3)

If you're ready for another language challenge, why not try German? This is a basic beginners class for those who don't know any German at all. You will learn a little about Germany, and basics in the German language.

Scrap Booking (SCRP3)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Create beautiful life memories using your creativity and artistic skills.

The Evidence for haunted houses (EHAH3)

We will examine the scientific evidence the most famous hauntings in history including The Amityville Horror and the Don Decker 'Rain Man' case - both of which I have personally investigated. What is the evidence that something supernatural or paranormal is taking place or can science explain these events as something natural? WARNING - THIS CLASS USES CRITICAL THINKING TO EXPLORE THE TOPIC. Students will be exposed to rational, logical, scientific explanations to mysteries associated with ghosts and hauntings.

Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
GATE - Mathex (MTEX3)

Train and extend our able mathematicians and problem solvers by introducing them to different techniques of problem solving. The top students from this group would then participate in the Auckland Mathex competition. The students for this course will be identified by the teachers in the Whanau.

GATE-Pasifika Drumming (PADR3)

Students who excel at Pasifika Drumming will have an opportunity to extend their skills and learn more complicated styled beats.

Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
ESOL - Wednesday Intermediate (ESLW3)

ESOL classes have been prepared by Mrs Clansey, in consultation with Whanau teachers.

ESOL Advanced Writing (ESAW3)

ESOL classes have been prepared by Mrs Clansey, in consultation with Whanau teachers.

Maths Level 2: Number (MNW23)

For students who are working at Level 2 and need additional help in the 'number' strand. Students are identified by the Whanau teachers.

Steps to Numeracy (STEN3)

Students are preselected for this class.

Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Advanced Crochet (ACRO3)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Through this DEEP you will be using your crochet skills to create woolies for the neonatal unit. You should have some basic crochet skills to be able to join this DEEP.

Book Bingo (BING3)

For those of you who love reading, come and explore the world of books, while completing a Book Bingo.

Chess Club (CHES3)

Are you wanting to learn how to play Chess or have a friendly game of Chess with your friends? In this DEEP you will do just that. You will learn the strategy and tactics behind the game and master the different moves of play.

Creative Minds with LEGO (LEGO3)

In this DEEP you will unleash your imagination and creativity and use your logic thinking and constructive problem solving skills alongside with LEGO to build different and an unlimited number of objects.

Dungeons and Dragons (DNDR3)

Learn how to cooperate with a group and solve all kinds of problems though playing the tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons

Harry Potter Club (HARY3)

Explore every corner of the wizarding world and share your passion through the Harry Porter fan club.

Maori Art & Patterns (MARP3)

In this DEEP you will explore and learn the different Māori designs and patterns.

Math Art (MART3)

Use of art to express yourself mathematically. Learn to use a compass. Bisect angles and lines to create an art form. Learn to use dots to create a geometric design. As an outcome You will develop a good understanding of geometric terms and skills.

Minecraft (MINE3)

This DEEP is for experienced Minecraft builders only. You need to have a device with the full application already downloaded/purchased. For this DEEP class you will be required to enter one of the monthly competitions at "Planet Minecraft Contests" These are monthly community contests with themes, judges and prizes, pixel art trophies and recognition! Above all else, contest are simply meant to be fun. https://www.planetminecraft.com/contests/

MIT App Inventor (MITA3)

MIT App Inventor is a visual programming environment that allows you to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets. You will be able to use blocks-based coding programs. So, if you want to move from technology consumption to technology creation then this DEEP is the right one for you. You will need a Windows or Mac for this DEEP.

Pasifika Dance (PASD3)

If you want to learn a range of Pasifika dances such as a Samoan Siva, then this is the deep for you!

Production Art (PART3)

Come and be a part of the team to help create stage art for the Production of High School Musical. We need lots of bunting,, painting stage set pieces and creating magical sets for the entrance in the foyer. If you enjoy art and can paint within the lines then this is a job for you

Production Band (PBAN3)

This DEEP is for those who have auditioned and have been offered a place in one of the two Production Bands. In this DEEP we will be learning how to play 30 pieces of music, work together as a band, and communicate effectively with one another. As an outcome, you will be performing during the school production.

Production Cast (PCAS3)

This is only for students selected to be in the 2022 school production.

Production Choir (CHOI3)

This is for students who have auditioned and have been selected to be part of the production choir.

Sketching (PSKE3)

Do you like sketching? Interested in learning how to create new drawings with just pencil. Come join this DEEP.

WASGIJ Jigsaws (WASJ3)

WASGIJ is "jigsaw" spelled backwards, is an innovative puzzle concept in which the picture on the box is merely a clue for the puzzle you will be putting together. This DEEP will help increase your problem solving skills and get your imagination working.

Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.
3x3 Basketball (3X3B3)

3×3 (pronounced 3 ex 3), also known as 'street basketball' was officially announced as a new Olympic sport and debuted at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. 3×3 is played on a half court, 1 hoop, 2 teams, 3 players per team (and up to one substitute). 3x3 allows players to focus on their shooting game - come along and join the fun!

Bike Ambassador (BIKE3)

MHJC is pleased to announce a new leadership opportunity for students as we look at growing their greatness and future life skills. MHJC with MHP has now completed a state of the art bike track and bike pump track, which is situated on the bottom of our field. We are aiming to increase the amount of efficient and safe bike riders in both schools and to further this with an escalation in the amount of students and community members using bikes as a safe and viable form of transport. With this new bike track and school wide emphasis on biking we are hopeful of the upsurge in bike riders MHJC is looking to develop student bike ambassadors to assist with this school wide goal. The MHJC Bike Ambassador is a strong Leadership role with the responsibility of promoting biking to our community and ensuring that others are safe and making this activity fun. The other role involves supervising the bike track users and ensuring everyone's safety. You need to be a competent and experienced bike rider and willing to learn new skills and want to be a responsible leader. This DEEP is mainly practical based.

Football- Boys (BFOT3)

"This is for students who would like to develop their basic football skills, who might not have played much competitive football before. Sign up for this DEEP so that you can learn the rules of the game and improve your skills through a range of interesting and fun drills and small-sided games.

Girls Football (GFOT3)

Are you looking at learning some football skills? Learn the rules of the game? You will do this through playing mini games of football on the field.

Junior Hockey (HOCK3)

This DEEP is for students who already know how to play hockey and would like to play for the MHJC team.

Karate (KARA3)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Develop self-discipline, confidence and leadership skills through this DEEP. Sensei is from GKR Karate.

Orienteering (OREO3)

use your legs and your brain! Learn to find your way using maps, compasses, estimating distances, etc.

Speed Walking for Fitness (WALK3)

Are you wanting to improve your health? Spend the hour DEEP session improving your base-line fitness and enjoying the outdoors? For this DEEP you must be in your PE gear and sport shoes. You must be willing to walk for the entire one-hour session.

Strength and Conditioning (STRE3)

In this course you will be specifically training to support the needs and demands of your chosen sport. This DEEP will extend your capacity to express yourself physically and mentally at a high level of sports performance. This is an Enrichment DEEP course and will involve physical challenges that will push the body. This DEEP is good preparation for those students that already play or wishing to play at ASB College Sport level or someone trying to make the AIMS team.

Thursday

Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Baking (BAKT3)

There is a charge of $35 for this course.
Do you have a sweet tooth and love to bake? Enrol in baking and learn how to make delicious cookies and cakes. Sweet treats and good eats in the kitchen! Payment for this class needs to be made before class starts. As an outcome, you will be able to take recipes home to make for your family.

Beginner Afrikaans (BAFR3)

Afrikaans is one of the many languages spoken in South Africa. If you would like to learn to speak some basic Afrikaans while having fun... then this class is for you. From introducing yourself, to learning words, phrases and sentences. Come and join the fun while learning to speak a new language!

Beginners Volleyball (VOLY3)

Volleyball is a great social sport to play at family and friend gatherings. Join this class if you are keen to learn the rules and improve your skills.

Clay Creations (CLCR3)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
This class would combine clay crafting with food design. Students would be taught techniques of using polymer clay to create realistic looking miniature food. These can be turned into jewellery as a great gift idea. A small fee to cover the cost of materials would apply.

Green Thumbs (GRET3)

Gardening is one of the healthiest hobbies you can have. Successful gardening can be achieved by anyone. Gardening is about experimentation. There is really no right or wrong. You learn as you go, and you find what works for you. So join in this DEEP to see what we can grow in our gardens.

Knitting (KNIT3)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Learn the art of knitting through this DEEP. There is a $10 cost to this DEEP for the materials provided.

Laser Craft (LASR3)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
A DEEP offering for students who would like to create designs using the laser machine. You will research designs then create and edit a drawing file which the laser machine will cut. You will then assemble your design into a completed 3D outcome which you will take home.

Life Skills (LSKI3)

Learn how to find the cheapest food product in the supermarket, sew on a button, be able to read a food label....all the life skills you could need!

Money time (MONE3)

This DEEP will teach you all about personal finance. You will learn about money growth, how to save, how to invest, and how to make your money work for you. You will complete an external programme teaching you these skills and be rewarded 'money' to purchase avatars or invest further, helping you make smart decisions with money.

Mysterious Monsters (MYMO3)

This course will explore this history and psychology behind sightings of mysterious creatures around the world, from Bigfoot and Mothman to the Loch Ness Monster. New Zealand also has has its fair share of mystery creatures from the patupaiarehe (tiny fairy beings from Maori folklore) to sightings of the ‘Coromandel Man’ (New Zealand’s Bigfoot), big cat reports and sightings of giant alligators in the Waikato River during the latter 1800s. What evidence is there to support the existence of these mystery creatures. THIS IS A COURSE IN CRITICAL THINKING AND RULES OF EVIDENCE. It is not a course in why these creatures exist - instead it asks the question: 'Why do so many people believe in monsters in the absence of compelling scientific evidence?'

Scratch (SCRT3)

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge. More information can be found at https://scratch.mit.edu/

Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
Fantasy Football Manager (FFMA3)

This is a deep for students who love Football and follow the English Premier League. You will be tasked with being a manager of a team and using your tactical analysis of the weeks professional matches to select a fantasy team that will score you points against other students and staff in the league. We will also view and analyze the matches from the previous weekends games.

Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
English Level 2: Reading and Writing (EWH23)

For students working at Curriculum Level 2 who would like to receive additional help with their reading and writing. Students will be identified by the whanau teachers.

English Level 3: Reading and Writing (EWH33)

For students working at Curriculum Level 3 who would like to receive additional help with their reading and written language. Students will be identified by their Whanau teachers.

ESOL - Thursday Beginners (ESLH3)

ESOL classes have been prepared by Mrs Clansey, in consultation with Whanau teachers.

Maths Level 2: Number/Algebra (MAH23)

For students who are working at Level 3 and need additional help in the 'number'/'algebra' strand. Students are identified by their Whanau teachers.

Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Comic Book Creations (COMI3)

Do you read comics? Learn how to tell a story through graphic illustrations and learn how to draw by.

Cook Island language and dancing (CIDA3)

Interested in learning the Reo (language) of the Cook Islands and experiencing the fun and unique dance style of Hula? This deep will teach you all about the Cook Island culture!!

Creative Writing (CREW3)

Do you enjoy writing for fun? Stories, poems, journals, etc. Then this DEEP is for you. It will also help to improve your overall writing abilities in a fun and creative way.

Crochet Crafts (CROC3)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Crochet is a popular needle craft that uses a hook and yarn or thread. We'll teach you how to crochet so that you can start stitching table mats, hats and more.

Dungeons and Dragons (DNDR3)

Learn how to cooperate with a group and solve all kinds of problems though playing the tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons

Handwriting (HAND3)

Would you like to improve your handwriting and learn to maintain a neat learning journal? Then this DEEP is for you.

Minecraft (MINE3)

This DEEP is for experienced Minecraft builders only. You need to have a device with the full application already downloaded/purchased. For this DEEP class you will be required to enter one of the monthly competitions at "Planet Minecraft Contests" These are monthly community contests with themes, judges and prizes, pixel art trophies and recognition! Above all else, contest are simply meant to be fun. https://www.planetminecraft.com/contests/

Mosaic Creation (MOSC3)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
A mosaic is a pattern or image made of small regular or irregular pieces of coloured stone, glass or ceramic, held in place by plaster/mortar, and covering a surface. In this DEEP you will be developing the art of creating mosaics.

Production Band (PBAN3)

This DEEP is for those who have auditioned and have been offered a place in one of the two Production Bands. In this DEEP we will be learning how to play 30 pieces of music, work together as a band, and communicate effectively with one another. As an outcome, you will be performing during the school production.

Production Ensemble (PROE3)

This is for students who have auditioned and have been selected for Production Ensemble.

Production Lead (PROD3)

All leads (people with lines) in the 2022 Production need to take this deep to supplement rehearsal. We will be rehearsing scenes and learning lines. The Outcome is performing in the school production.

Sudoku and Cross words (SUWO3)

Do you enjoy solving cross word puzzles and Sudoku? Would you like how to learn to solve these puzzles? Then this is the DEEP for you.

Wearable Art (WEAR3)

Design and construct an original and wearable garment from a variety of trash. You need to be prepared to spend three terms on this and the best will be selected to exhibit in the Auckland Middle Schools Art Exhibition, which will earn you a cultural cornerstone.

Website Development (WEBD3)

Would you like to develop the art of creating your own website? Then this DEEP is for you.

Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.
Advanced Netball (ANET3)

Want to represent MHJC at Netball? This DEEP is for you. A mixture of fitness, skills and techniques that will help develop your netball skills. There will be a pre-selected list for this DEEP.

Beginners Shot put and Discus (THRO3)

This will include 5 weeks on shot put and 5 weeks of discus throw training. Suitable for beginning throwers with some strength and ability to throw.

Brisk Walking for Fitness (WALK3)

Are you wanting to improve your health? Spend the hour DEEP session improving your base-line fitness and enjoying the outdoors? For this DEEP you must be in your PE gear and sport shoes. You must be willing to walk for the entire one-hour session.

Calisthenics (CALS3)

Looking to improve your own strength and develop lean muscles? In this DEEP you will work to do this through exercise using your own body. No extra gear, nothing!

Cultural Games (CULG3)

This DEEP will offer a variety of games from around the world. These will take an alternative approach to the traditional sports that are regularly played in schools, allowing students to gain a cultural understanding of why these games are played the way they are, in accordance with the country's or island's customs. Games like Ki-O-Rahi (Maori) and Lape (Samoa) will be taught/played as well as many others.

Sports psychology (SPSY3)

Get an insight into how some of the World's top sporting athletes train, think, prepare, play and outsmart opponents. What makes a great player? Their upbringing, coaches, environment, education? From Pele to Mohommed Ali to Steffi Graf to Steven Gerrard to Michael Jordan. This DEEP involves a mixture of both practical and theory based. If you're a sports fan as well as an aspiring sports player this DEEP is a must for you.

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Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Learning Advisor Group (LZZZ3)

This is the learning advisor group for all students.

Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.