Congratulations Ethan Woods17th February, 2021
Level 2 Covid-1915th February, 2021
Kia Ora, I am sure that you will have found out from the TV media or the emergency alert on your phone that we are now in alert Level 2 from midnight last night, and remain there for three days.
This simply means increasing our level of precautions at and around the school and we intend to run classes as close to normal as possible. There are things we will do and I ask for your co-operation with them, please.
Please ensure that students remain home if they are unwell. Notifying us of their absence, as usual, will be important. We will reduce our large gatherings, which means no full school assemblies and, unfortunately, the postponement of our Year 9 BBQ, which was scheduled for Wednesday. School trips and sports will only occur if they can be done under Level 2 conditions. As contract tracing will be strict, we ask that you only come on the school site when absolutely necessary.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE ELECTION – 21st SEPTEMBER 202016th September, 2020
These are our four fantastic nominees as the Student Rep on the Board of Trustees.
Read their bio’s and on Monday 21st September during form time, vote for the one the offers what you are after.
Motueka’s Got Talent14th September, 2020
Video of all the performances can be viewed here :
Disturbing Tik Tok video – School counselling is available at Te Whare Pora (The House) if needed by any MHS student9th September, 2020
Email from the Ministry of Education
Kia ora tātou
A principal contacted one of my colleagues in another region about a very disturbing clip which has gone viral on Tik Tok. You might have read about this in the media. Students have been watching it and have had very upsetting reactions. The school and Ministry’s National Office have contacted Netsafe who are working on removing the clip from sites where possible. I thought it would be prudent to share the following advice with you in case you come across students who access and view this Tik Tok clip.
Netsafe have advised the following:
For now, we recommend that students are being made aware not to share or view the footage as it can be highly distressing content. Our webpage has information about helping tamariki exposed to upsetting content that you may find useful. We have also provided some support lines for students and staff if they need to reach out for support below.
- Need to talk -. Free call or text on 1737 and there is support available 24 hours a day
- 0800 What’s Up – Available Mon-Fri 12pm-11pm Sat/Sun 3pm-11pm on 0800 942 8787
- Lifeline – call on (0800 543 354) or text HELP (4357) for confidential support.
This content can have an impact beyond those immediately engaging with it. It is likely to have had a range of impacts on each person – some may be severely affected and others may not be affected at all. It is important to be aware of the need to talk with young people who have heard about it and to encourage them to express their feelings in response to the video. We recommend that having regular, open conversations at home around online safety is important to help young people navigate the myriad of digital challenges they will experience.
You can read more on our parental control advice page here. There is an option to switch to Safe Search when using Google search or alternatively, you can consider looking into this article to block Google images without blocking Google search.
Top of the South Readers Cup18th August, 2020
Beautiful mural at Te Whare Pukeone (The Base or Learning Support Centre)21st July, 2020
The latest school murals15th June, 2020
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.
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