Motueka High School News

JILL BELL

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 MONTH

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.

    

 

Winter Shakespeare Festival

This year our young thespians represented us splendidly in the annual Sheila Winn Shakespeare Festival at Nelson College on Saturday April the 7th. We had a selection of scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Congratulations to all the participants it was an awesome day.

 

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.

 

NZQA FEES Info for Parents/Caregivers

The NCEA fee of $76.70 for domestic students contributes towards the $40 million cost of delivering NCEA and Scholarship each year.  The annual cost includes moderation of internally assessed results, setting examinations, printing and sorting examination documents, holding examinations, and marking. The NCEA fee has not increased since 2005 (aside from a GST increase from 12.5% to 15% in 2010).

Geoff Meadows, School Relationship Manager, School Quality Assurance and Liaison, NZQA

Freephone 0800 697 296

 

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Jill Bell

23rd 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 Month

18th 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 Forum

6th 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 2017

5th 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 Nationals

15th 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 REP

2nd 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 things

14th 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



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14th November, 2016


Emerging Talent Scholarship Applications – Closing Date 30 October 2018

5th 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:

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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.

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SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS:

  •  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.

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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 – nicki.saundersloder@motuekahigh.school.nz by the close off date.



Cultural Education Signing Ceremony – Motueka High School & Supporting Partners

23rd 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.

https://vimeo.com/130289005

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.

 



Upcoming events

Term 3 begins: Monday 23 July 2018
23/7/2018
TSS Intra-Row competition begins: 30 July 2018
30/07/2018
Physics Star Party: Saturday 4 August 2018
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Open Evening: Tuesday 7 August 2018
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Momentum Dance: Friday 10 August 2018
6.30pm Friday 10 August Motueka Memorial Hall.  Gold coin entry
Back to the Eighties Musical: 22-25 August 2018
7pm  Motueka Memorial Hall.  Adults $15, Students/Senior Citizens $10.  ...[more]
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