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.
TOP YEAR 9 AND YEAR 10 STUDENTS FOR 20175th February, 2018
Maddie Bridge was named as the Top Year 10 Student for 2017
Harrison Frater was named as the Top Year 9 Student for 2017
Cheer and Dance Nationals15th November, 2017
The Motueka High Cheerleading team recently competed at the New Zealand Cheer and Dance Nationals.
Across all division entered the teams placed- which is a fantastic result for a team who only started competing last year.
For the level 2 stunt group, the MHS golden girls placed 2nd.
The level 3 stunt group, MHS Xtreme, placed 3rd.
The Intensity team placed 3rd in the school team division.
Kaitlyn Bremner placed 3rd in her cheer solo and Linn Brinhildsen places 4th.
Myah Limmer placed 1st in the Jazz solo.
A fantastic weekend in Wellington, showcasing the amazing talent we have at our school
MAY TAKAHASHI – BOARD OF TRUSTEES STUDENT REP2nd October, 2017
May Takahashi has sucessfully won a very tight race to become the next Student Trustee.
Congratulations May and a huge thank you to Tagan Stringer who has represented the students over the past year.
Motueka High School – an example of a high school doing innovative things14th September, 2017
Motueka High School had a write up in the Environmental Education for Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan.Rose Hipkins citied Motueka High School as an example of a high school doing innovative things with curriculum at the recent Deputy Principals Conference held in New Plymouth recently
Please see the Events listing for the latest updates14th November, 2016
Emerging Talent Scholarship Applications – Closing Date 30 October 20185th August, 2015
As an extension to our Gifted and Talented programme for Year 8 students and in preparation for students seeking tertiary scholarships (i.e. Kina, McKee and Manoy), Motueka High School are offering 3 scholarships to recognize emerging talent for three Year 9 students in 2019:
CRITERIA / ELIGIBILITY:
- Registration in or attendance of at least one Gifted and Talented workshop at Motueka High School in Year 7 or 8.
- Completion of an application form and essay submission by 30 October 2017.
- Must be a New Zealand resident.
- Must attend Motueka High School for Year 9 and 10 to receive the scholarship.
- Two years free school fees at Motueka High School (includes school and course fees only, not extra-curricular activities).
- Provision of a school uniform package (one off issue).
- Provision of stationery (one off issue).
- Acknowledgment of scholarship in local and school media and at sponsors’ premises.
CLOSING DATE: 30 October 2018
Shortlisting Review by Panel: 2 November- 6 November 2018
Successful Applicants Advised: 8-10 November 2018
Unsuccessful Applicants Advised: 8-10 November 2018
Please submit your application to Nicki Saunders-Loder, Motueka High School or by email – firstname.lastname@example.org by the close off date.
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.
8pm Saturday 22/9/2018 Theme: Arabian Nights
7pm School Hall 24/10/2018 All welcome
1pm School Hall 2/11/2018