Previous students of the week

Head Students

19th March, 2020

Congratulations to our Head Students for 2020

Chris Davis, Head Boy and Tagan Stringer, Head Girl 


Te Tauihu Regional Kapa Haka

26th February, 2020

Congratulations to Ariana Ormsby and Kiriwai Spooner, who were part of the

winning group Kura Tai Waka in the Te Tauihu Regional Kapa Haka competition.


 Their group will go on to compete in Te Matatini National Kapa Haka

competition in 2021.


Jessica Tibbs

24th October, 2019

Congratulations on winning the ‘Titans of Tunes’ competition.

Titans of tunes was an event run by Playhouse Cafe and Theatre as a regional songwriting/performance competition. Competitors had to perform 3 original songs at an evening event judged by 3 local musicians. Although up against stiff competition Jess was the “clear winner”.

Part of her prize is a free recording session in a professional studio.


Ethan Woods

28th June, 2019

The 2018-19 race season was Ethan’s first proper race season which had many high placing races locally and Nationally, he had two races that he represented MHS. These were South Island Schools’ XC race in Methven, where Ethan was placed second by a mere 0.4 of a second. The other was the Tasman Secondary schools race at Codgers where Ethan came first and took out the best overall for the MHS year 9s. 


Talent Quest Star Prize – Joshua Boryer and Lucy Summerfield

24th June, 2019

Congratulations to Joshua Boryer and Lucy Summerfield who won the Star Prize at our recent Talent Quest final. 

They performed an outstanding cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Big love with Josh vocals and guitar, Lucy vocals. This was the first time they have performed together.

 May Takahashi, Head Girl and Kyle Harrison, Head Boy


Camryn Smart

24th May, 2019

Camryn completed a successful summer of athletic competitions which saw her win the South Island Secondary School senior girls 400m title in a personal best time of 56.30sec. This time ranked Camryn No.1 in NZ for under 20 women in the 400m sprint event for the year.

 Camryn is coached by MHS teacher Tony Aikenhead. 


Toby Henry – sponsored by Motueka Rotary Club to attend Outward Bound Course

7th May, 2019

Toby has completed a 21 day Mind, Body &Soul Leadership course at Outward Bound, sponsored by the Motueka Rotary Club.  Toby’s instructor commented “Toby’s intelligence and insightfulness contributed greatly to our moments of reflection as a group. His self-awareness and honesty ensured that he took advantage of every opportunity to grow and face his challenges head on.  His constant gratitude had a deep influence on the perspective of the group as a whole. Toby is a remarkable young man, whose unique gift will make him an invaluable member of any community.”




30th April, 2019

Congratulations Heather for been selected as one of the ten winners of the 2019 Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand Student With A Passion for Astronomy (SWAPA) competition. Of the 88 entries from around New Zealand Heather’s was chosen because of her commitment to and enthusiasm for astronomy.
Heather has also been selected for the Elaine P. Snowden Astronomy School 2019.
The students selected for this school are one of 20 from across New Zealand

Emerging Talent Winners

5th April, 2019

Congratulations to our Emerging Talent Scholarship winners for 2019:

Alyssa Burt and  Ai Takahashi (Motueka South School) and Max Brown (Upper Moutere school).  Students can enter the scholarship by completing an application form, receive an endorsement from their primary school teacher and write a comprehensive essay.

 Winners receive a school uniform, (Whitwellls Menswear), stationary package (Office Products) and the school donation fee and all course related fees, are waived for two years.


Lucy Summerfield – Winner Hook, Line and Singalong competition

2nd April, 2019

Congratulations to Lucy who has won Hook, Line and Singalong, a nationwide songwriting competition. The Grand Prize includes: A recording session at Roundhead Studios in Auckland (flights included) with a professional music mentor chosen just for Lucy.

A $500 gift to spend at MusicWorks plus $500 for the winning school and Lucy’s song will be learned in schools all over New Zealand and sung in our massive Sing-a-long on the last day of NZ Music Month, May 31.


Moeka Koyama

19th March, 2019

Moeka was one of two students selected to join the 2019 youth education advisory board of 10 2018 applicants plus 2019 applicants from around New Zealand.

This involves working directly with  Hon Mr Chris Hipkins, Minister of Education



5th March, 2019

Congratulations to our Head Students for 2019

 May Takahashi, Head Girl and Kyle Harrison, Head Boy


Layla Sudol

18th January, 2019

Congratulations Layla on achieving Level 2 with Excellence part way through the year.

Jacob Bryan – Sportsperson of the Year

19th November, 2018

Congratulations to Jacob Bryan, who was named Sportsperson of the Year 2018 at our recent Sports Prize Giving. 

Jacob won the following prizes: MHS Snr Boys Athletic Champion Cup, Excellence Blazer Award for U19 Nelson Bays Te Totara Boys representative Volleyball team winning the U20 Honours grade in Queensland Australia and the Yr13 Best All-Round Sportsperson Trophy.


George Lockhart – Board of Trustees Student Representative

11th October, 2018

Congratulations George.

George was elected as the Student Representative on the Board of Trustees,

by his peers in the recently held school elections. 

This position is for 1 year and includes a leadership course on the Spirit of Adventure

Nelsomathix Competition Winners

16th August, 2018
The Nelson Marlborough Mathematics Association, 2018 Nelsomathix Competition
Year 9 Winnners (left to right):
Bobby Boyce, Britney Heal, Moeka Koyama, Alex Shee

Michael Tideman – Talent Quest Star Prize

9th August, 2018

Michael won the Star Prize, which is the top overall performer 

on the night for his digital animated film.  Michael spent hundreds

of hours working on his entry.


Saskia Gray – Winner of Manu Korero

20th July, 2018

Saskia Gray won the Pei Te Hurinui Jones Senior Māori section in our regional Manu Kōrero competition.  There are two parts to the competition, a prepared speech up to 12 minutes in length and an un-prepared speech of up to 3 minutes in length.   Her topic for the competition was: Māku anō tōku ao e waihanga – I myself will create my world. Saskia spoke for nearly 10 minutes on this topic. Saskia won both the unprepared section and the prepared section and was awarded over all winner in the Senior Māori section. Saskia was also awarded the trophy for best female speaker.


Nathan Goode

6th June, 2018

Nathan was one of three candidates chosen from the top of the south by Rotary to be awarded a $4000 J R McKenzie scholarship  and a place on an Outward Bound Mind Body Soul course.  The three week course is being held at Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds between 2nd and 22nd July 2018.  


South Island Athletics Championships

25th May, 2018

Medalists from South Island Championships held in Timaru.

Back Row—L to R:  Tobi Kirkwood Thorpe (Silver 4 x 100m relay), Lucas Walker

(Bronze long jump), Jacob Brooks (Silver 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relay),

Joelle Post (Silver 4 x 400m relay, Bronze 400m), Shannen Smith (Silver long jump and triple jump),

Ben Monaghan (Silver 4 x 100m relay), Logan Ogilvie (Silver 4 x 100m relay),

Jamey Ingham (Gold Triple Jump, Mr Aikenhead (Coach)

 Front Row—L to R: Leila Collin (Bronze Triple Jump), Camryn Smart (Bronze 200m),

Izzy Neal (Gold 400m Nationals), Holly Young (Silver 4 x 400m relay),

Davis Sundbye (Silver 4 x 100m relay and 4 x 400m relay)

 Absent: Emily Bryan (Gold javelin), Kyla Rayward (Silver javelin), Henry Russon (Silver 4 x 400m relay) Fletcher Pickworth (Silver 4 x 400m relay and Bronze 3000m), Jacob Bryan (Silver 4 x 400m relay)


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ANZAC Day: Monday 27 April 2020
Public holiday
First day of Term 2: Tuesday 28 April 2020
Queens Birthday Holiday: Monday 1 June 2020
Public holiday
Staff Only Day: Tuesday 2 June 2020
No school on this day – professional development day for staff
End of Term 2: Friday 3 July 2020
First day of Term 3: Monday 20 July 2020
Motueka High School holiday: Friday 4 September 2020
All Nelson/Tasman high schools have a holiday on this day
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