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Mission Heights Junior College
Students' Handbook



Our motto is “Growing greatness/Kia mana ake!”


Our vision is to grow greatness through innovative, constantly evolving, personalised learning.


We value:

Integrity - pono or how we manage ourselves. We are confident, honest, reliable, resilient, trustworthy, determined individuals.

Compassion - awhinatanga or how we relate to others. We are kind, caring, mindful, supportive, respectful, positive contributors.

Empowering learners - whakamana or a love for learning and understanding of how we learn best. We are collaborative, independent, curious, creative, innovative, reflective, critical thinkers.


Mission - To build a culture:

of inclusion where our differences are celebrated;

of collaboration where we support and share;

of community where we work together to make a difference.


Purpose:

We believe that learning is a journey, and that school, as a place of learning should encourage and inspire students to discover themselves, learn what forces shape the world around them and how they can find their purpose in life.


  1. Self-discovery - to support and guide our students to look within (microscope) and discover their authentic selves, passion and purpose;

  2. Exploration - to seek beyond self (telescope) on how to become active and positive contributors to their local and wider global community;

  3. Authentic - to provide curriculum set in integrated contexts developed through co-construction and collaboration;

  4. Self-efficacy - to articulate and share a common language of learning (Great Ako) so students will be active participants in the learning process (co-construction), know how to learn, how to assess their progress and identify what support they need;

  5. Optimistic worldview - to share a positive vision of a future filled with challenges and opportunity;

  6. Global citizens - to understand the challenges the world faces including environmental sustainability, climate and digital disruption;

  7. Cultural inclusion - to embrace and celebrate our multi-cultural community, and be mindful of our obligations in terms of the Treaty of Waitangi and as citizens of New Zealand/Aotearoa and

  8. Fulfilment - to learn to appreciate and celebrate beauty, nature, justice, truth and life’s possibilities


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Your Learning and Your Learning Advisor

(Last edited: Friday, 24 January 2020, 2:11 PM)

At Mission Heights Junior College we want you to be very involved in your learning. You should understand your learning and set challenging goals for yourself if you want to succeed.  All student have a Learning Advisor. Your Learning Advisors can support you if you have a question/concern about your learning and are available as a usual first port of call for your parents/caregivers if they have question or concern about your learning.

Learning Advisor time occurs once a week and is scheduled during Friday’s DEEP session. Your Learning Advisor will also meet with you and your parents at your student led conference twice a year. Your Learning Advisor will support you gather evidence for your holistic report & to set learning goals. You will be able to monitor your progress on Mission Heights Online through your eReport. You can access your eReport and your e-asTTle/PAT results easily online.