Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)26th February, 2020
Preventing the risk
Everybody should follow the following basic principles to reduce the risk of getting an acute respiratory infection or passing it on to others:
- regularly washing hands (for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap and dry thoroughly)
- covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze
- staying home if you are sick
- avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
- if you feel unwell you should avoid public gatherings and events
- cleaning surfaces regularly (when the infection is suspected).
May Takahashi, Head Girl speaking at the Youth Parliament General Debate18th July, 2019
BULLER EXCHANGE28th June, 2019
It was our turn to host Buller High School in the annual sport exchange and we are pleased to say that Motueka High School came away with the trophy again! Andre Pienaar and Sarah Fitisemanu, Sports Captains proudly hold the trophy.
FLETCHER PICKWORTH – RISING STAR PROFILE19th March, 2019
An interview with: Fletcher Pickworth Yr: 13
Your Chosen sport – Athletics
Your nickname – Fletty
Your place of birth – Nelson
Specialist position – 1500m
Current team competing in – Motueka High School Academy
The best thing about being an Athletic runner is – The sense of achievement and knowing all your hard work has payed off
The worst thing about being an Athletic runner is – Having to train 6 days a week running up to 100k’s a week
The most stimulating moment ever experienced when competing was – The first time I got a NZ Top 3 individual medal in the 1500m
My most embarrassing moment when competing was – Running a race with only one shoe because my other one was not tied properly
The best place I’ve ever toured is – Taupo. Going to Lake Taupo was an awesome experience and getting to race there was really cool
What has been your proudest moment – Getting 2nd in NZ in December. This was my 2nd Top 3 in NZ proving it wasn’t a fluke and it was also in front of all my training mates
If there was one athlete that you would like to beat who would it be – Liam Back
If there is one person or athlete you would like as a role model who would it be – Nick Mouli. From a young age I have always looked up to Nick. He was always supporting me and he was such a goat. He gave me his old spikes (running shoes) which I now run in
The hardest thing about training is – Having to train so often and for so long. Most of the time it goes unnoticed
The best advice my parents ever gave me was – Never say Never
If there is one thing I really hate it is – managing myself
The best piece of clothing I’ve ever owned is – My pink fluffy slippers. I always wear them to competitions
I’d hate to be without – My pink fluffy slippers
If I wasn’t me I’d like to be – Nick Mouli
I think a good motto for life is – Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard
Favourite food – Sushi
Favourite Warm-up music – Eminem, lose yourself!
Favourite pass-times – Just hanging out with mates, just chilling
Best favourite movie – Queen, Bohemian Raphsody
What does life bring after finishing Secondary School – If successful I would go to America on an athletic scholarship
Your Top Coach/es – Tony Aikenhead and Greg Lautenslager
Best Supporters (mentor) – Mum and Dad without a doubt, and a shout out to the boys, Jacob Brooks and Ben Hofbauer for keeping my training honest
Spirit of Adventure27th February, 2019
At the end of January our Board of Trustees Student Representative, George Lockhart was lucky enough to have been selected for a 3 day trip on the Spirit of Adventure.
This is made possible through the generosity of NZSTA.
Kyle Sowry, a student on that trip has created the following video of that trip.
Board of Trustees Election – 7th June 201925th February, 2019
This year is election year for the Board of Trustees. The term is for 3 years.
Election day has been set for 7th June 2019.
Please find attached a Korari form: NZSTA will support anyone who advises us they are interested in becoming a trustee, by way of the workshops but also providing access to our Learning Management System where online modules re: school governance, student achievement etc can be completed.
A community member guide to the role of the Board of Trustees: This explains a lot of commonly asked questions and information about becoming a trustee.
EMERGING TALENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 20186th December, 2018
Congratulations to Ai Takahashi (Motueka South School), Alyssa Burt (Motueka South School) and Max Brown (Upper Moutere Sch00l) who have been selected as the 2019 Emerging Talent Scholarship winners.
The winners receive a school uniform from Whitwells Menswear and stationery pack sponsored from Office Products
This year 23 applications were received from primary school around the district and the calibre of the entries was exceptionally high.
We acknowledge the unsuccessful applicants and wish them on their continued endeavours in the arts, sports, writing and music.
Ai, Alyssa and Max proudly showing off their Emerging Talent certificates.
Spending time with the Royals30th October, 2018
Milan Chapman, Saskia Gray and May Takahashi were a handful of school students who met and spoke with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their whirlwind visit to the Abel Tasman National Park on Monday 29th October.
Milan, Saskia and May are Youth Ambassadors who often do environment work in the park under the guidance of Project Janszoon.
KYLE HARRISON – ALL BLACKS TEST13th September, 2018
STELLA STEVENS – National Schools Poetry Award24th August, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS – JORDAN RICHARDS9th August, 2018
Jordan Richards, Riwaka School together with his parents attended our Open Evening on Tuesday night and correctly completed a quiz that was in the goody bags handed out to all Year 8 students.
Having his quiz drawn out as the winner means Jordan has won an NBS backpack full of stationery.
Indoor Cricket Reps30th July, 2018
Over the holidays four boys from the school take part in the National Provincials for Indoor Cricket in Christchurch. Three boys; Logan Ogilvie, Harsh Kansara and Liam Hobbs played for a Nelson team called Southern Districts (15 and under). They were the eventual winners after beating teams from Canterbury, Wellington, Auckland, Otago, Central Districts and Northern Districts. Alex Brogan played for Canterbury Under 17 who after winning all of their pool matches, lost their final match against Wellington. At the end of the tournament Liam was selected for the NZ 15 and under team and Alex was selected for the NZ A 17 and under team. Both of these boys will be playing in a World Series in October against Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka and England. They each have to raise $3200 to participate in this tournament but have the opportunity for local businesses to sponsor them by paying $250 for either the naming rights to their shirts or a banner at the World Series in Christchurch. If anyone is interested please contact Stacey Fry (Deputy Principal) at Motueka High School.
Jill Bell23rd May, 2018
It is with massive sadness and no small amount of shock that we must inform you that our valued and treasured friend and colleague, Jill Bell passed away early Monday morning.
It is hard to think of the staffroom and school without her massive presence and trying to accept this loss will require us all to look after each other, our students and Jill’s family.
Counselling and support is available at Te Whare Pora (the house) and we urge any students and/or colleagues to make use of this service.
Motueka High School was a crucial part of Jill’s life as she was a crucial part of ours. Even though she will live on in what she has taught her students and colleagues, she will be sorely missed.
Jill’s funeral will be held on Sunday 27th May in the school hall, all are welcome.
Haere ra, moe moe ra, Jill Bell.
NZ Music Month18th May, 2018
Janine Gillions of the Motueka Public Library has thanked the Motueka High School music students for providing 3 amazing lunch time concerts at Motueka Library this year.
The talent of these students never ceases to amaze.
Together with Janine we also want to acknowledge the organisation and hard work Hilary Sinclair does bringing these concerts to the Motueka Library for NZ Music Month.
It really is incredible seeing these young people in our Library and connecting with the community. At least 54 people attended the concert today and 100 in total for the 3 concerts.
Thank you very much for allowing this partnership to continue.
May Takahasi – Sir Peter Blake Youth Enviro Leaders Forum6th April, 2018
May Takahashi has been selected as a delegate for the 2018 Sir Peter Blake Youth Enviro Leaders Forum. This is a huge achievement for her. May will join 55 secondary school students from around NZ for a week long leadership development adventure about the environment. She will have the opportunity to learn more about the environmental issues of climate change facing New Zealand, particularly ocean acidification, greenhouse gas emissions, atmospheric carbon dioxide, climate trends, liveable cities, adaptation and resilience. The forum will help develop leadership skills while participating in outdoor activities. She will have the chance to meet and engage with inspiring and informative speakers, including experts from the Ministry for the Environment, Sir Peter Blake Trust alumni, local and national politicians, business and community leaders, and like-minded peers. Delegates to YELF are eligible to join future Young Blake Expeditions as student voyagers.
YELF 2018 will be in Taranaki on 14-20 April and focus on different environmental issues related to climate change.
Please see the Events listing for the latest updates14th November, 2016
Cultural Education Signing Ceremony – Motueka High School & Supporting Partners23rd July, 2015
Back in May 2015, we reached a significant milestone in raising funds from our community, iwi and other organisations to enable us to build a Cultural Education Centre at Motueka High School. To recognise our achievements at that stage – a signing ceremony was held. Below is a link to the footage of that ceremony.
We again take this opportunity to thank ITM, NBS, NRAIT, Wakatu, The Canterbury Community Trust and look forward to seeing the Cultural Education Centre built in the near future.
Australian Mathematics Competition: 8.45 – 10.30am
School Hall at lunchtime (1.25pm) : entry by gold coin donation
6.30pm School Hall
NCEA Teacher only day
7pm School Hall. Tickets $10 adult, $5 students, pre-schoolers free. Tick...[more]