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MH Music stars once again - Pacifica Beats Auckland
MH Music stars once again - Pacifica Beats Auckland
From 14th to 4th in the world - the mighty Manurewa Future Problem Solvers
From 14th to 4th in the world - the might Manurewa Future Problem Solvers
Transition Expo - Community Event • Latest News • News • Manurewa High School
Transition Expo - Community Event
Poetry that's finger-clicking good • Latest News • News • Manurewa High School
Poetry that's finger-clicking good
Off to see the World of Science • Latest News • News • Manurewa High School
Off to see the World of Science
Future Problemsolvers all set for internationals • Latest News • News • Manurewa High School
Future Problemsolvers all set for internationals
We are so proud of our National Volleyball Champions!
We are so proud of our National Volleyball Champions!
Scaffolding experience helps our students onto the career ladder
Scaffolding experience helps our students onto the career ladder
Farewell and thanks from our student leaders of 2016
Farewell and thanks from our student leaders of 2016
Inspired by the Spoken Word
Action Education poets inspired some amazing creativity with Years 9 and 10 students this term.
Opening our minds to exponential technologies
Thanks to the Singularity U Summit, we now understand the future in terms of the 6D's - digisited, deceptive, disruptive, dematerialised, demonetised and democratised. It's exciting, and scary!
Pathway to Business School gets a big boost
Agreement with the University of Auckland Business School provides full scholarships and more
Visit the Rewalise PopUp Shop - and help families in need
The Rewalise PopUp Shop - don't bring cash. Please bring canned food so that we can donate it to food banks to help families in need.
Art Expo displays huge breadth of talent
The annual Art Exhibition held in August was the biggest yet with a huge variety of art, photography, and carvings were on display by students, staff and alumni.
Standing out at the World Hip Hop champs
Only 16 years old, Matthew Pule'anga has competed at the World Hip Hop Champs for four years. His perseverance was rewarded in 2016.
Honours for students in St John
Two students, Katie Lowry and Melissa Wu, have gained the honour of being named the St John District Cadet of the Year, known as a ‘DCoty’.
This year’s enterprises are right on trend
We have two businesses doing well in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) with innovative products in food and fashion.
National volleyball finalists learn a valuable lesson
National volleyball finalists learn a valuable lesson
Reserve Bank and Parliament - our big day out in Wellington
Reserve Bank and Parliament - our big day out in Wellington
Guests in our school: Dr Michelle Dickinson
Year 13 student Hayley Ngo asked Dr Dickinson to visit and lead a goal-setting workshop with students. She aimed to encourage them to be ambitious, fearless, and passionate about their goals.
Celebrating High Achievers
It was great to welcome back top 2015 Year 13 students to recognise their achievements of Merit or Excellence Endorsements in NCEA. Congratulations to them and our many High Achievers in Level 1 and 2.
Prem Volleyball Boys get set for the national title
Please help our Premier Boys Volleyball team get set for the national finals in Palmerston North
Healthy reward for champion of Breakfast Club
Sulani Helg has won the Kickstart Breakfast Student Champion Award, recognising exceptional and outstanding commitment.
Real world learning
Collaboration with Te Tuhi provides Digital Visual Arts students with a public platform, and expert guidance on their work. The results are stunning.
NZSS Athletics Champs
Medals in javelin, high jump, long jump, and the relay. What a weekend in Timaru!
Health Sciences Academy Prize Giving
The Health Sciences Academy commenced this year, for students in Year 11. The following awards have been presented.
Health Sciences Academy off to a great start
The first year of operating a Health Sciences Academy at MHS has been a big success.
From inquiry to action
Students learn more about the challenges of keeping a community beautiful, first through their own research, and then through their own actions
Robotics team rolls the world champion
Young technologists enjoy the competitive opportunity offered in VEX robotics challenge
Multiple Awards for our Youth Workers
Working to support students, our youth workers have had much deserved recognition
Super excited for High School Musical
The student production of High School Musical has won multiple nominations for the Showdown Awards.
A creative, enterprising solution for study in small spaces
A creative, enterprising solution for study in small spaces
Hynds delivers a premier experience
Students visit to Hynds Group highlights the people and processes behind a premier production.
KBB Music Festival
Our students always have a great time at the KBB Music Festival. This year our bands won one silver and two bronze awards for their performances.
Three Students in Karate World Champs • Manurewa High School: Piki Atu Ki Te Rangi - Aim High
Three Students in Karate World Champs
Our students seek votes for their awesome playhouse
Tech students have produced a stunning concept for the Build-Ability Challenge
MHS wins GenX Dance Comp
Manurewa High School's Dance Department has added another trophy to their cabinet.
Excellence in Teaching Award
Head of Manurewa High School's Mathematic's Department, Tony Carey, has received the Jim Campbell Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Otago University Innovation Challenge
Two physics teams won awards at the Otago University Innovation Challenge late last term.
Pasifika Beats Competition
Two Manurewa High School entries in the Pasifika Beats Competition have made it through to the Auckland final!
Gold at The Project Dance Comp
Our dance group 'Salute' won the recent 'The Project' Dance Competition in Tauranga.
Mrs Colyer does it again!
Science teacher Mrs Colyer is no stranger to awards, and last week she added another trophy to her cabinet.
Bollywood Rockerz Dance Comp
Congratulations to our Indian dance group who won second runner-up at the Rockerz Dance Comp!
Vodafone Original Art Sale
Three students were selected to exhibit at the recent Vodafone Original Art Sale.
1st at Hip Hop Champs
Our student hip hop crew, Rewa All Stars, placed first at the Street Dance New Zealand competition last weekend.
Three Cheers for the Cheerleaders
Katherine and Sarah Wijohn recently travelled to Las Vegas to compete in an international cheerleading competition.
National Volleyball Selection
Outstanding season for the boys' team culminates with national selection for three players.
Public Transport - Fare Changes
Please note that bus, train and ferry fares change this Sunday 29 March.
Manurewa Students support Mental Health cause
Support our students as they take part in The Dual - in support of mental health.
Gold at Auckland Volleyball Champs
Our boys' volleyball team won gold at the recent Auckland Volleyball Champs.
Success at Australasian Karate Tournament
Two Manurewa High School students achieved notable success at the recent Traditional Shotokan Karate-Do Federation (TSKF) Australasian Karate Tournament.
Year 11s captivate judges with innovative business plans
Sparking bright ideas and developing valuable skills, the BP Business Challenge is a powerful learning event for Year 11 business students.
Rugby Sevens Champs
Manurewa High is having a cracker of a year sports-wise! Last week we added two Rugby Seven's trophies to the cabinet.
Street Dance Crews through to Nationals
Past and present students performed strongly at the recent Street Dance Regional final.
Supercharging students’ business skillsets
Black Bulb Co's experience in the Venture Up business accelerator affirms entrepreneurial ambitions
Counties Manukau Tennis Champs
It's been a MASSIVE sporting week for Manurewa High! Last week's Counties Manukau Tennis Champs sent a few more awards our way...
Waka Ama Auckland Champs Results
Extra training time on the water held Manurewa in good stead at the Waka Ama Auckland champs on 28 February.
Erin Clark signs with Vodafone Warriors
Manurewa High School student Erin Clark has signed with the Vodafone Warriors!
Rangatahi Youth Scholarship recipients
Three students will be supported to develop their academic and leadership potential, thanks to a Manurewa Local Board scholarship programme
Counties Manukau Athletics Results
Some excellent results from yesterday's Counties Manukau Athletics!
PJ and Tim entertain!
Our students do many great things outside of school hours that we don't hear about. Last week it was PJ (Phillip Tele'a).
Reward for passing NCEA
Students who registered with the Solomon Group last year, and who passed NCEA Level 1, 2 or 3 in 2014, are eligible for a $100 reward!
Writing Skills Programme
Our students are about to get a huge helping hand with their writing skills, thanks to best-selling New Zealand author and educator, Dr Ian Hunter.
Junior Boys Volleyball
Our Junior Boys Volleyball stars achieved a gold trifecta throughout the 2014/15 season.
Animation Art Exhibition
Support our art students by checking out their work at the Future Animators exhibition at Te Tuhi – Public Art Gallery in Pakuranga.
Stanford honour for Ryan King
Alumni will learn from the world's best entrepreneurs at the upcoming ASES Summit - one of only 35 chosen from 350 applicants worldwide
Prime Minister's Award for Black Bulb Company
Our Young Enterprise Students, the Black Bulb Company, have won the Business and Enterprise Award at this year's Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards.
Boys Win North Island Volleyball Champs
Both our boys and girls teams were crowned winners at the Auckland Volleyball Champs held last weekend.
Microsoft IT Academy at MHS
Manurewa High School has been announced a Microsoft IT Academy school in 2015.
Manurewa High School has been announced a Leadership School with the Atamira Dance Company.
Waka Ama Champs 2014
Manurewa High School dominated the competition at last Saturday's Waka Ama Auckland champs.
Aiming higher - in quality sports shoes
Thanks to Bornhere Charitable Trust for its awesome donation of sports shoes for our students
Student selected for Science Forum
A year 12 student has been selected to attend a Rotary National Science and Technology Forum.
Free Financial Information Evening
A free financial information evening is on this Friday at 7.30pm at Hillpark School
Humanitarian Aid Trip
In what may be a New Zealand first, a group of humanitarian aid leadership students from Manurewa High School will visit Laos this year.
First Place at Stand Up! Stand Out!
Dance crew 4ONE3 claimed the top spot at last Friday night's Stand Up Stand Out final.
Students from China and Japan have had a taste of life at Manurewa High School over the past few weeks.
Science Fair 2014
Manurewa High School has a tradition of excellent performance at the Manukau Science Fair, and this year was no different.
Trash to Fashion Awards
The student with the 'Million Dollar Smile' won Manurewa High School the award for best performance on and off-stage at this year's Trash to Fashion Awards.
Smokefree Rockquest Finals
Year 10 student Cam Dawson has been named one of ten finalists to make the Smokefree Rockquest Finals.
Stand Up Stand Out
Three Manurewa High School dance groups have reached the finals of Stand Up Stand Out.
1st XV Girls Win CMSS Final
Our 1st XV girls' team successfully defended their 2013 Counties Manukau Secondary Schools girls rugby final on Monday.
NZ Herald item re Project K
Project K's success at Manurewa High was profiled in the NZ Herald this week.
Arts Week 18-22 August
We have lots of exciting things planned for our inaugural Arts Week next week.
1st XV in Final
This Saturday at 12pm our 1st XV team face Wesley College in the Counties-Manukau Secondary Schools rugby final.
Senior Maori Achievement Dinner
Over 100 students, whanau and staff packed the hall for our third annual Senior Maori Achievement Dinner on Wednesday 30th July.
1st XV look forward to Semi-Final
This Saturday at midday our 1st XV face a tough semi-final against Alfriston College.
Mr Colin Browne
It was with great sadness today that we learned of the passing of past-principal Mr Colin Browne.
I Am Auckland awards
Our teaching staff do a great job in the classroom. Some of them, like Gurpreet Kaur, also do great work with youth outside the classroom.
Success at Smokefree Pacifica Beats
Congratulations to Tequilla Moses on her success at the Smokefree Pacifica Beats competition.
The Food Show
Our resident young entrepreneurs, Black Bulb Co, are exhibitors at The Food Show this year.
Silicon Valley Experience sparks ideas for the future
The Silicon Valley Experience began on Sunday, 6 July when five students and a number of staff and supporters travelled to San Francisco.
Silicon Valley Experience sparks ideas for the future
With insights into capital raising, job prospects, and entrepreneurship, the Silicon Valley Experience is sparking ideas, and plans for the future. Thanks to our supporters!
Absolutely Positively Science
Solinna Toul has won a rare opportunity to attend a science conference in Wellington.
Smokefree Rockquest Solo Event
Congratulations to Cam Dawson for his success at the recent Smokefree Rockquest. You can see Cam's incredible talent online at YouTube.
Duke of Edinburgh Trip
Twenty eight students camped on Waiheke last week as part of their Duke of Edinburgh bronze award.
Support the Fresh Movement Dance Co when they visit our school tomorrow (Thursday)!
Project Dance Competition
Our Year 11 dance students won second place at last weekend's Project Dance Competition.
United Nations for a Day
A group of students experienced life as a United Nations Delegate last week.
Street Dance Comp
Our dance students were voted 'Most Promising' crew at the recent Street Dance NZ competition.
National Youth Week
Next week is National Youth Week, and Manurewa High School has a whole lineup of events planned...
Auckland Art Competition
Our students won first and third place at the weekend's Auckland Secondary Schools Art Competition.
Who Loves Who Competition
Manurewa High School student Michaela Clark has won the 2014 Who Loves Who Competition with her rendition of Shihad's song 'Pacifier'.
Young Engineers Competition
Two teams of year 13 students performed strongly at last weekend's Young Engineers competition at Auckland University.
School Holiday Programme
Clendon Community Centre offer free holiday programmes for students aged 11-13 and 14-17 years.
Students milk company's knowledge
We have received outstanding feedback about our students following a recent Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) ‘Experience Fonterra’ event.
Counties Tennis Champs Win
Semisi Fanguna relied solely on natural talent to win the Intermediate Boy's Singles competition at last month's Counties Manukau Secondary School's Tennis Champs.
Fundraising Hypnotist Show
Help Dan Maireroa (year 12) and his coach get to the Taekwondo Junior World Champs!
International TV Jurors Wanted
Entries are now open to students interested in becoming part of the New Zealand Prix Jeunesse Youth Jury.
NCEA 2013 Results
Preliminary NCEA results, just released, paint a bright picture of Manurewa High School's academic success.
More success for OHU
Our student business enterprise, OHU, won two awards at last week's Young Enterprise National Awards.
North Island Volleyball Champs - GOLD!
Our girl's team returned home winners of last weekend's North Island Secondary Schools junior volleyball champs. Our boy's team placed fourth.
Auckland Volleyball Champs
Manurewa High's girls team won first place at the Auckland Volleyball Champs held over the weekend.
Students on The Erin Simpson Show
Check out our top barista students teaching TV presenter Chris, from the Erin Simpson Show, how to make coffee.
Three hard-working students are off to Otago University for an all-expenses-paid week of hands-on learning.
Mrs Colyer wins Prime Minister's Prize
Fenella Colyer, Head of Physics at Manurewa High School, is winner of the 2013 Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize.
Waka Ama Champs 2013
Manurewa High School's Waka Ama students paddled hard at Saturday's Waka Ama champs.
OHU buzzing about award
Ohu were big winners at last week's Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme regional awards.
HALP trip to Cambodia 2013
In Sept/Oct this year, 19 students and staff travelled to Cambodia on a Humanitarian Aid Leadership Expedition.
Chase It wins Album of the Year
Maerd NZ's album 'Chase It' has been announced Rockshop NZ's Album of the Year.
Disco Inferno nominated for awards
This year's hugely successful school production 'Disco Inferno' is up for 4 awards in the Showdown 2013 performing arts awards.
Ex student on world golf stage
Amateur golfer and previous MHS student, Nick Volke, continues to take his golf career from strength to strength.
OHU on TV
Manurewa High School's resident business group 'Ohu', who is spreading the buzz about bees, featured on Good Morning TV this week.
Science Fair Success
Five of our students were recognised for their scientific endeavours at this year's NIWA Manukau Science Fair.
We Stood Up and Stood Out!
Manurewa High Schools two street dance crews blew away the competition at last night's secondary school performing arts awards.
Clash of the Smash
Congratulations to our badminton teams, who smashed it at this year's Counties-Manukau secondary school's competition.
Top Spot at Culinary Fare
Manurewa High School took part in this week's national New Zealand Culinary Fare, and carried home (for the second time) the trophy for the highest marks in the competition.
Following the huge success of last year, Manurewa High School will host another Health Expo from 16-18 September.
Vote Now for YMCA Camp
Many of our students have never been on a camp. YMCA gives us the opportunity to win a camp – but we have to vote to win!
Students buzzing about community scheme
Manurewa High School and the Manurewa-based Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust are working together on a honey of a scheme, which could see live beehives introduced to local schools. Ohu (which means Working Bee in Te Reo Maori) is a company run by a group of Manurewa High School students whose business idea saw them reach the regional ‘Dragon’s Den’ final, part of the Lion Foundation’s Young Enterprise Scheme. After the competition ended the students were so passionate about their idea that they decided to continue running their business within the local community. Ohu’s business objective is to educate the community about the importance of bees. The idea arose after the students visited an environmental education event called ‘Eye On Nature’ run by the Manukau Beautification Trust earlier this year. At the event, students learned that bees are vital to our society and economy, and that their numbers are in decline. The students decided to start up a business which would educate people about bees, encourage communities to plant more bee friendly flowers and to lose their fear of bees. Ohu’s focus is on helping healthy bees. At Eye On Nature the students learned that bees are in decline due to sickness, hunger and chemical poisoning. They decided that one area they could make a difference was in bee nutrition. This had a spin-off benefit of improving community nutrition - honey is a good natural substitute for sugar. As a tool to connect with their community, the students are selling raw, multi-floral "BeeSweet Honey". Ohu plans to supply a free sachet of seeds with every purchase to encourage people to plant more flowers to help feed hungry bees. A free educational pamphlet will also come with each jar of honey sold. The students presented their ideas to the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust, who were so impressed by the student’s passion and business acumen that they have given the business a financial start-up grant and donated 15kgs of their own honey. Together the Trust and Ohu hope to implement a scheme which will see beehives installed in local schools, starting with Manurewa High School. The hives will be situated within an enclosed area to ensure the safety of both bees and students. Ohu will also run community flower planting events later this year. Ohu will be selling their honey at upcoming community events, at the Auckland Food Show 1-4 August, and the Sylvia Park Trade Fair on 7 September. If you would like to become involved, you can find them here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OHUNZ Email: [email protected] Pinterest: Ohunz Twitter: Ohu_Ohunz
Students design winning app
This week a team of three Manurewa High School students took part in the Otago University Information Technology Challenge, and emerged the winners. The challenge was held at University of Otago House in Queen Street, Auckland. Teams were lectured on the latest IT innovations and advances. From this material they had to select one technology and find an innovative way to use it to solve a real world problem or address a need. Year 12 students Garion Gleeson, Daniel Blakeborough and Aimee Scott designed an eDemocracy app which they named citEvote. citEvote is a mobile application whereby Aucklanders can receive automatic notifications as they go past areas and sites which have council or development plans in for permits. After the alert, smartphone users can view the site through the camera lens and the image of the proposed building (as lodged by the architects in computer 3D) will be superimposed over the view by augmented reality. The person then has the option to give instant feedback by way of a yes/no vote. They are also linked to Facebook forums to discuss the issue with others. The council and business developers can access this data for continual rate-payer feedback. This will help them make more informed decisions, avoid financial wastage on projects with poor uptake etc. It would also be a type of data mining for the business owners wanting to enter the newly developed area, with the capacity for target audience demographics to be used to make decisions - especially if profiling is done via Facebook. The team competed against other secondary school teams including St Peter's and Westlake Girls' High School. The judges were so impressed with our team that they spoke to them afterwards and offered them the chance to continue to develop their app with the help of the University of Otago. Our students plan to take them up on this option.
Manurewa High School's sports coordinator, Ms Melina Martene, has been appointed coach of the Counties Secondary School girl's rugby representative team. The appointment reflects Ms Martene's skill as a coach and mentor, and we are very proud of her!
MIT Hospitality Awards
Manurewa High School's highly rated hospitality students performed better than ever at this year's MIT Hospitality Awards. Our students entered 22 competitions across the 7 live and front-of-house classes. After weeks of preparation, their hard work paid off with ALL students receiving medals. This is a phenomenal achievement by our hospitality department – well done to all involved! Here are the results: Competition First Name Last name Medal Barista Jazzmah Rakoia Bronze Aviti Bureta Silver Erana Tipene Silver Manutu’ufanga Kaitapu Silver Wisona Moetara Silver Innovative Table Ana Asekona Silver Manutu’ufanga Kaitapu Silver Rachel Daoe Silver Raniella San Sebastian Silver Smoothies Conrad Lundon Silver Erana Tipene Silver Ryan Franklin Overall Gold (distinction) Cupcakes Shadia Khan Silver Shalini Sen Gold Shirley Devi Gold Pratisha Gounder Gold Pasta Marissa Hirst Bronze Catherine Kumar Silver Toni Kelsall Silver City And Guilds Kajal Binh An Sharma Le Gold Gold Innovative Wraps Bupphe Lam Overall Gold (distinction) Ida Stowers Gold
Monetary Policy Challenge
Manurewa High School's Monetary Policy Challenge team has made it through to the Auckland regional final. The Monetary Policy Challenge, run by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, gives secondary school students an exciting opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of Reserve Bank economists and recommend what the Official Cash Rate could be. The Reserve Bank reviews the Official Cash Rate eight times a year and issues Monetary Policy Statements four times a year. Students taking part in the Monetary Policy Challenge consider the same information as Reserve Bank economists, and recommend whether the Official Cash Rate should go up, down, or stay the same. This is presented as a written report which discusses the team's reasoning. The report demonstrates how well each team understands monetary policy and how the New Zealand economy works. This involved assessing the economic conditions and the outlook for inflation during the forecasting period up to 12 June 2013. Each teams' written statements are sent to the competition judges - two Reserve Bank economists. Regional finalists are chosen, and attend regional finals where they give an oral presentation to the judges, justifying their decision. The Manurewa High School students who have made it through to the Auckland regional final are Morgan Davies, Davinder Kaur, Jianpei Guan, Joseph Parker and Keanu Uy.
Whanau Day 6 July
Saturday 6 July from 10am-2pm is Whanau Day at Manurewa High School. Whanau Day will be held on the school field and in the school hall, with live entertainment, rugby and food stalls. There will be exhibitions from community groups such as Rotary Club, Fire Brigade, and dog displays. Come along and join the fun!
Student featured on TV this Sunday
Cam Dawson is a talented Manurewa High School student who will feature on television this Sunday. TV One's Attitute programme covers Cam's introduction to main stream secondary schooling as a totally blind student. It is an inspiring and very touching documentary. Please tune in on Sunday 16 June at 8.30am to watch Cam's story. Click here to watch the TV promo.
Maori Language Month
Manurewa High School is leading the nation as one of the first schools to initiate Māori Language Month, not Week… but MONTH! The school has many exciting events to encourage all students, staff and whānau to use and get involved with one of the three official languages of our country Aotearoa, New Zealand. The theme for the month is Ngā Ingoa Māori – Māori Names. It asks communities to consider important matters such as correct pronunciation, understanding the meaning of place-names and using Māori names more often. Here are some ways to get involved in Te Marama o Te Reo Māori: 1) Mihi Challenge Get evidence of you sharing your mihi with someone to gain whānau points for your whānau! 2) Māori Carving Opportunity Mr Luzak is running a Māori Carving course for senior students after school workshops Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Technology department throughout the duration of Māori Language Month for those who may be keen to learn more. See Mr Luzak or Miss McCall to sign up and be a part of it. 3) Piki Atu Haka Workshops Do you want to learn the official school Haka? The Piki Atu Haka was first unveiled when the First XV Rugby Team toured Australia last year. Open to all staff and students, run by Mr Adlam in I3 every Period 5 on a Friday throughout Māori Language Month. See Mr Adlam or Miss McCall for more details. 4) It’s cool to kōrero Māori Get amongst Te Marama o Te Reo Māori by trying to use this phrase this week: Ka mau te wehi to mahi! – Awesome work! (Car mow teh weh-he tore mah-he) 5) Patai o Te Wiki – Question of the Week In what year did the Māori Language become an official language in Aotearoa? Put your name, tutor class and answer on a piece of paper and place in the box outside the business centre for prizes and whānau points. 6) Senior Māori Achievement Dinner This event is happening again in Week 9 of Māori Language Month for Year 11 – 13 students. The idea is to share a dinner with our Senior Māori Students and their whānau to celebrate their achievements so far. Performances and Guest Speaker on the night. If you would like to be part of it here are the details: Date: Thursday 4th July Powhiri: 6pm Cost: $10 per person – limit 4 whānau members per student Letters are out this week – please see Miss McCall if you didn’t get a letter or have any queries. If you have any questions or suggestions about Maori Language Month, please email Miss McCall [email protected]
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Science Symposium Finalist
Manurewa High School’s Paul Stainthorpe is one of five secondary students from around New Zealand announced a finalist in the Sir Paul Callaghan Awards. The awards are part of the Eureka! Symposium, a national science symposium organised by Rotary Wellington. Twelve students were selected to participate in the Sir Paul Callaghan Science Award finals (five secondary students and seven university students) during a robust selection process conducted over Queen's Birthday weekend. Paul, a year 13 student, chose to examine the role of microclimates in New Zealand. His topic focuses on how agricultural output can be maximized through microclimate use. Paul had to research his topic then produce a short video of himself presenting the speech. The three-minute video clip he presented last weekend had to be representative of the entire twelve minute speech he will deliver in the finals. As a finalist Paul has already won $1,000. He will be flown to Wellington to participate in the finals on Friday 12 July. Paul must present his 12-minute speech to a live audience and deal with queries and ‘cross examination’ from a panel of top academics. There will be a live internet feed from the symposium so anyone can watch Paul’s performance on the day. Two finalists will receive a highly commended award plus $2,500, and the winner will receive a cash grant of $5,000.
Bollywood Dance Competition
A dance crew from Manurewa High School placed third at a secondary school Bollywood dance competition last weekend. ROCKERS is a competition organized by Ashwin Anand with the support of AA Promotions. Fifteen schools took part in the event, held on 25 May at the Logan Campbell Centre. Receiving a trophy and $250 cheque for their efforts, the six Manurewa students who participated were: Prashant Prakash, Nikita Chand, Sohil Chetty, Kavita Goundar, Rayya Khan and Nazahah Ali. They placed third behind Massey High School (winners) and first runner-up Papatoetoe High School. Photos from the competition can be seen at AA Promotions Facebook page.
The Board of Trustees Election
The Board of Trustees elections are underway. Voting forms have been posted to parents. Please vote and return the form by post or directly to the school office. Voting closes at midday on Thursday, 30 May 2013.
Students master first stage of a new youth development initiative
Nine at-risk students have returned to school with a greater sense of possibility and pride, after completing the first stage of a new youth development programme. The six-month programme is being piloted by the Ministry of Education and involved Year 11 students from across Auckland schools. It commenced with a three-week residential course at Hobsonville base where the students learnt about themselves through the rigour and routine of military training. Rising each day at 5.30 and retiring at 10.30, they established healthier life habits they seem determined to keep. There were rules that if broken by an individual, attracted consequences that all of them had to suffer. This included maintaining high standards of personal hygiene and dress. As well as intense physical training, there were courses in drug and alcohol management, anger management, and group dynamics. At the end of the first stage, whanau joined in a graduation celebration and staff welcomed them home with mihi and waiata. A followup workshop at Hobsonville takes place in a month. Meanwhile at school, the students must continue to perform, with milestones set in attendance and academic achievement. Though their progress will be supported by the school’s Youth Worker team, the spirit of the programme is for self-motivation and monitoring. Andrewana Wilson is physically stronger from the training that she says was the same for both boys and girls. “Consequences were the worst part - like running a course through mangroves, 2000 times.” Youth Team leader Harold Soe says the life-changing potential for the students is obvious, but it’s just the start. “As a community, we need to support them.”
Tarawera 4WD Geography Trip
Sometimes school trips just sound like too much fun! On 8-9 August, the geography department is offering 01 Geography students the chance to participate in an optional trip, traversing Mt Tarawera in a 4WD. The purpose of the trip is to study an active volcano, in preparation for the end of year exam. Cost of the trip is $200. There are only 20 places available, so it's first-come-first-served.
Street Dance Champs 2013
Manurewa High School students have once again stamped their mark on New Zealand street dance. A crew of 23 students from years 10, 11, 12 and 13 took place in the New Zealand National StreetDance Championships, held in Auckland 26 April. This is a national hip hop competition that takes groups to the World Champs in Las Vegas. Past students Lawrence Kaiwai and Starcia & Brooke O'Neill have competed at the last two StreetDance champs with their crews, and went on to compete in the world champs. This year’s Rewa crew was led by Brooke Hemy (yr13), Salesa Maletino (yr13), Grace Raiwhara (yr 13) and Eunice Penewi (yr 13). Despite it being the crew’s first year to compete at the competition, they blew the crowd away with a performance that earned them a first place in choreography and third place overall. Find out more about the NZ National StreetDance competition.
Face to Face with Gordon Ramsey
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey met with three of our students last month as part of a youth development scheme.
MP for a day
Jacinta Talia'uli got a taste of politics during her Term 1 holidays. The Manurewa Youth Council member spent a day with Louisa Wall, MP for Manurewa, attending a conference on racism followed by the St John national competition at Eden Park. The racism conference, hosted by The Ethnic Peoples’ Advisory Panel of Auckland Council was held on Saturday 27 April at the Auckland University of Technology. The focus of the conference was to find out the extent to which racism impacts on Auckland’s ability to be a diverse and inclusive city. Attracting plenty of media attention at the event was Dame Susan Devoy, New Zealand's recently elected Race Relations Commissioner. Jacinta and Louisa then headed to a packed Eden Park, to watch St John cadets battling it out to find the best in the country at the St John National Youth Festival and Competitions.
Concert Band trip to Hawaii
Manurewa High School's Concert Band has just returned from a concert tour to Hawaii. The trip is the result of 18 months of fundraising work including cake stalls, sausage sizzles, garage sales and car washes - all scheduled amidst rehearsals and concerts, lessons and meetings. The concert band visited Hawaii for just over a week. Excellent planning meant not a minute was wasted! The band played four concerts including special performances at Pearl Harbour and the Polynesian Cultural Centre. The students also got to attend a workshop at the University of Hawaii. It wasn’t all about the music though - the students were fortunate enough to enjoy some of Hawaii’s leisure pursuits such as catamaran sailing, a submarine tour, snorkelling and surfing. Music teacher Tim Randle described the trip as “An amazing experience, with tremendous educational benefits.” Manurewa High School’s music department wishes to convey their thanks to all those who made the trip possible, including our special 'club of 100' members: Salvi Gargiulo Daniel Wilson Liz Dixon Tim Randle Marree & Chigong Wu Nadia Rolleston Andrew and Bronwyn Leech ABI Music Wayne and Jill Randle Artisan Joe Steve Clark Richard Thornton Bruce and Judy Harhow Papakura Brass Band Barry Walker Barry Walker Electrical Pat Kemp Darryl Smith Darryl Smith Stainless Fabrications Tania Siteine Gurpreet Kaur John Morgan Digital Signage Solutions Peter Cleave John Walton Owen Colbert Aida Faaeteete Robin Henley Raghunath Singh Russell Preston Counties Manukau Sport Gordon Stewart Faculty of Law Lousia Wall Member of Parliament Sue McLellan Sharon Mitford-Burgess James Cook High School Wayne Kevey Steve Smith Darren Pennington Mainline Construction David & Judy Weston Steve Perks Simon Hocking House of Travel TTS Services Clive Francis John & Leonie Hynds Hynds Ltd Steve Holtham and Leanne Rothville Myra Smith Clive Bish KGAL Ltd Daniel Kinross Fastcom Ltd Michael Haliday Vector NZ Ltd Nolan Mackie Fuji Xerox Ltd Cam Calder Manurewa School of Music Clark Family Clayton Family
Ministerial visit to Manurewa Highschool
Manurewa High enjoyed a visit by Minister of Education Hekia Parata on Friday 5 April.
Ethnic Cuisine Competition Winner
Kajal Sharma, catering and tourism student, won first place in an ethnic vegetarian cooking competition during the weekend.
SHOT!2013 is off to a great start for 15-year-old student Freedom Nathan. The talented para-shotput athlete enjoyed a day of personal coaching with Valerie Adams yesterday. The world shot-put champion is back in Auckland this week for the 50h Westpac Halberg Awards, and visited Manurewa High School in support of the Halberg Trust’s work with disabled athletes. Freedom Nathan is determined to reach her goal of competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and the visit from Adams was a real boost. And it seems the learning went both ways – Adams admitted Nathan’s visual impairment gave her a new respect for coaches of disabled athletes. “ You have to really get Freedom to feel the throw, the starts and the push, as opposed to trying to show her which is obviously a lot easier. The training session was a huge success for Nathan, who managed to double the 2.5 metre Paralympic qualifying mark with a throw of 5.24m at the end of the day. “She’s my sporting hero and an amazing role model too,” said Nathan, who described Adams as “awesome” to work with. During her visit to Manurewa High School, Adams pulled no punches when she took part in a game of Goalball – a paralympic sport for visually impaired athletes. Competitors listen for a bell inside the ball to figure out where it is in the court, and use their entire bodies to block shots from entering their goal area. “When I first heard about it I was really nervous, and when I played it, I sweat more concentrating on listening for the ball than actually playing it!” Valerie grins. “But I really enjoyed it. It was pretty brutal, it’s a lot harder than it looks,” she says, gesturing to a bruised knee. See TV3’s interview with Adams and Nathan here: http://www.3news.co.nz/Valerie-Adams-turns-coach-to-support-para-shot-putter/tabid/415/articleID/286413/Default.aspx
Waka Ama Auckland Champs
Waka Ama Auckland Champs Manurewa High School paddled with heart and soul at last weekend’s Waka Ama Auckland champs and caused a few surprise upsets. Sports Coordinator Melina Martene says the Auckland Champs were a gauge for the teams, to see how they compared to top schools such as Western Springs, De La Salle and Auckland Girls Grammar. Unlike the teams from Manurewa High School, most of these competitors are club paddlers in addition to representing their schools, so have the advantage of considerably more time training both in and out of the water. Ms Martene says that despite the vast difference in experience, water time and paddle fitness, Manurewa High School held their own and were able to raise a few eyebrows with their performances. Our J16 boys team (who only have three paddlers back from 2012 s Nationals team and two who have only paddled for a total of 10 weeks) proved they have genuine potential, placing second to De La Salle College. The team missed the start and came out of the line last, yes managed to finish a very respectable second place. Ms Martene says that once the team have spent more time working on the ‘small things’ like starts, it will make them serious contenders at the nationals. The J19 girls team (made up of one year 10 and three year 11s) is rated by Ms Martene as another exciting prospect for the nationals in two week’s time, saying “It is by far the most competitive girls team I have coached here at Rewa, and it really comes down to them responding to the trainings and taking ownership of their team.” At the Auckland Champs this team placed second to Auckland Girls Grammar whom all paddle club and have represented NZ. “The second placing is just huge for them. This team is small in size but huge in heart,” says Ms Martene. The J19 boys have only had two weeks together after a slow start to the season. In the Auckland champs they placed an encouraging fourth against the likes of De La Salle and Western Springs. Ms Martene says the teams are all happy with the results, especially considering a chaotic term which only allowed for four weeks training. But she says the students still know they have a long way to go, and a lot of work to do, to improve on their results from the Auckland champs as they look forward to the nationals in two weeks. “We must train to race and train to beat whomever is currently the best in NZ. If we do that collectively we may create some upsets.” The teams and results are as follows: J16 Boys: Silver in the W6 250m Dan Maireroa Vaopuka Tefono Seve Paeniu Cedric Wiremu Niko Moala Bailey Hoera J16 Mixed: Gold in the W12 250m Dan Maireroa Vaopuka Tefono Seve Paeniu Cedric Wiremu Niko Moala Bailey Hoera Taharangi Kingi Drew Ofanoa Lina Crichton Pearl Rhind Jocelyn Waddell Jade Hoera J19 Boys: 4th in the W6 250m Jordan Cama Montel Ageli Mosese Teuhema Jaymee Sweeney Wright Joyita Taito Soolefai Reece Smith J19 Girls: 4th in the W6 250m Taharangi Kingi Jessica Asi Lina Crichton Drew Ofanoa Pearl Rhind Cullen Edwards Novice Girls: Gold in the W6 250m Leilani Egan Jade Hoera Losa Tefono Rachel Daoe Jocelyn Waddell
Meeting of Minds
Meeting of Minds Manurewa High School is extending an invitation to individuals, companies and organisations to a Meeting of Minds on 20 March. The event will be held in the staffroom at 6.00pm on 20 March, and is open to anyone interested in learning about what we offer, how we work and how you can help work with us. The format is: Overview of our School Curriculum Overview of the NZ Qualifications Framework Effective transition to work – discussion of community needs Secondary education has changed considerably in the last decade, and there is more change coming. This is an opportunity to understand how 21st Century assessment works and what those grades actually mean, and look at the new Career Education Benchmarks. We have a huge focus on maximising successful student outcomes – planning appropriate pathways, and preparing our community’s students for their working future. We would value your input, advice and contribution. Drinks and nibbles provided. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Mr Phil Muir, Deputy Principal [email protected] or call to discuss on 2690690 ext 275.
Counties Manukau Athletics
Counties Manukau Athletics Manurewa High School performed well at the recent Counties Manukau Athletics champs. The competition was held at Massey Park on 4 March. Manurewa High School enjoyed podium finishes in the following events: Ezra Griffiths – Y12 Ahi – 2nd Javelin INT BoysDayna Lowry – Y11 Pounamu – 3rd INT Girls 3000m, 3rd INT Girls 1500mKatie Lowry – Y9 Pounamu – 3rd JNR Girls 1500mKalala Manuele – Y13 Pounamu – 2nd SNR Girls Discus, 3rd SNR Girls Shot PutAna Mauia – Y11 Pounamu – 3rd INT Girls JavelinPafe Momoisea – Y9 Kotuku – 3rd JNR Boys High JumpMichael Saili – Motu – Y12 Kotuku – 1st INT Boys 100m, 1st INT Boys Long JumpEvander Siafa – Y11 Pounamu – 3rd INT Boys JavelinAukuso Taumafai – Y13 Kotuku – 2nd SNR Boys DiscusAaron Turner – Y13 Ahi – 2nd SNR Boys 1500m
Congratulations to the Samoan Group, who won first place at the ASB Polyfest during the weekend.
1st XV Win Premiere Division
It was a tightly contested game between MHS and old rivals Wesley College. Alamanda Motuga scored Manurewa s only try five minutes into the second half, with penalties and conversions leading to a 79th-minute score of 13-13. Mark Talese came under immense pressure when a penalty was awarded to Manurewa in the last minute of the game. Much to the relief of the Manurewa supporters, he kept his cool and slotted the winning three points. The weekend was also successful for our Colts Gold rugby team, who beat James Cook High in their season final.
Student takes a tumble
Savannah won her silver medal in level 4 of the tumbling nationals in Auckland. Unlike most who compete in the sport, Savannah has never done gymnastics before. She has perfected her skills during the last four years as a cheerleader, and is part of the New Zealand cheerleading team. Savannah also won silver at the Auckland Champs B grade tumbling.
Linking Minds Scholarship
The scholarship is an international award sponsored by the British Council, the Ministry of Education, the New Zealand Teachers Council and the NZ-UK Link Foundation. It is awarded to four teachers throughout New Zealand who identify themselves as emerging leaders. The aim of the scholarship is to recognise and promote effective teaching by providing international experience for teachers early in their careers. The scholarship theme for 2012 is professional leadership. Miss McCall will travel to Wales for two weeks in October, where she will link up with Welsh teachers and principals, develop her leadership potential, reflect on teaching practice, and examine language immersion settings in Welsh schools. Her travel, accommodation and general living expenses, including interview and selection costs will be met by the scholarship sponsors.
Science Fair 2012
Past student Amy van de Weg was there to deliver a speech as last year s winner. There were 21 schools represented, and 207 entries - so competition was stiff. As in recent years, Manurewa High School students dominated the podium with the following awards: Otago University Award - a fully sponsored week long trip to Otago University Summer Science School - Susan Ly First Place - Consumer Science - Garling Wu Third Place - Senior Science - Jaspreet Singh Best Project in Fair by a Maori student - Cedric Wiremu Highly Commended - Physical World - Cedric Wiremu Highly Commended - Consumer Science - Tyyphaena Kumar and Paul Stainthorpe Susan Ly s award was particularly notable. Her scholarship means she will attend an all-expenses paid week of Science in January 2013 at Otago University in Dunedin. Her project Contemplating Coconut Carbs won Best Scientific Application and Method as judged by the representative from Otago University at the Science Fair. Susan will get a taste of a variety of Scientific activities both on and off the campus. Science teacher Fenella Colyer, says she was very proud of her students achievements, and the way they conducted themselves at the Science Fair.
NZ Culinary Fare
The NZ Culinary Fare is organized by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand. Top chefs from around the country compete, and secondary schools are invited to participate in four events. The students combined efforts earned Manurewa High School the Secondary Schools Excellence Award 2012 - given to the school with the highest aggregate marks during the competition. Marks for the competition are awarded as follows: Gold 90 -99 Silver 80-89 Bronze 70-79 Less than 70% receives no medal Individually, the students were outstanding, with the following achievements: Cafe Breakfast section In the Cafe Breakfast section, students must prepare and present a cafe style hot cooked breakfast for two. The breakfast must include bacon, sausages, tomato and eggs. Kajal Sharma was awarded Bronze in this section. College Challenge Aygnin Ing won Bronze in this challenge, where students had to prepare and present two portions of a specific recipe provided by competition organizers. High Tea Students had to prepare high tea including sandwiches, petit scones and elegant cakes served on a three-tiered stand. Elizabeth Filimoemaka received first prize with her silver mark of 84%. She was closely followed by Mariah McGregor who also achieved silver with 83%. Table Setting Manutu ufanga Kaitapu won Gold in this challenge with a mark of 90%. Joseph Liugalua won silver with 84%. They had to complete a full table restaurant setting for four people. Well done to all students who took part - a fabulous achievement which upholds Manurewa s tradition of excellence in the hospitality sector.
PWC School of the year
The PWC School of the Year Award goes to the school with the most students in the Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition Top 48. Manurewa High School and Papatoetoe High School were joint winners, each school having four students named in the top 48. We have won $1,500 to spend at the RockShop.
KBB Music Festival 2012
The festival attracts entries from schools throughout Auckland in a number of categories. This year Manurewa High s results were: Symphonic Band - Bronze Jazz Band - Bronze Best performance of New Zealand work as written by student Mitchell Clark.
Known as the Manurewa Marvels , the team played at the ASB stadium last Wednesday 22 August. They won all their games, but an administration error saw them recorded as the losing team in the second round (when they had actually won 22-0!). When the official tally was corrected, the Manurewa Marvels emerged as the winning team. Outstanding players were Chontel Wiki-O Brian, Ngahuia Rawiri- Peihopa and Tengange Maaamaloa. Justine Yates and Alex Lee were ferocious on defence. Team Manager Patricia Gargiulo said the students played at a higher level than last year largely thanks to their PE coach Mr Hogan. Mrs Gargiulo said We were all delighted with the result. We were also the only school to make our own banner which was proudly hoisted and paraded around prior to the competition.
Students on radio
Listen to their interview here: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/player/ondemand/1572101144-manurewa-high-school-entrepreneurs Caring & Co decided to raise funds by producing and selling handpicked, New Zealand made, Extra Virgin Olive Oil. They negotiated with suppliers and producers and were fortunate in securing the support of The Estate on Waiheke Island, who kindly donated a tonne of olives to the cause. After the olives were hand-picked by 26 volunteers, producers Azzuro Groves were happy to process the olives into Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The students have donated their proceeds to the Life Education Trust. Their donation will enable 1000 students to attend a Life Education Trust programme next year for free.
Vetri Krishnamoorthy and Tryphaena Kumar gained sponsorship through Rotary, who were very impressed with the students. The National Science and Technology Forum is a programme for outstanding all round science, maths and technology students in Year 12 who will be returning to school in Year 13 and are planning to study the sciences or technology at tertiary level. This fully residential programme is conducted by Rotary and the Tertiary Institutions of Auckland. By the end of the Forum students should have a better understanding of the tertiary courses they wish to follow and a fuller appreciation of the place of science and technology in the wider community. It also provides an opportunity for high achieving students to spend time with similar minded people. The experiences gained invariably result in overall personal growth and a renewed motivation to succeed.
Gold for concert band
This annual event attracts concert bands from throughout New Zealand. It is not restricted to High Schools and is open for all members of the New Zealand Concert Band Association to attend. During the two day festival held in Hamilton from 14-16 September, community and school concert bands performed for adjudication. Manurewa s gold is a great achievement, considering they were performing amongst some of the most respected concert bands in the country.
Wallace Exhibbit Art Awards
It is the first year the awards have been held, with entries invited from year 12 and 13 students in painting, photography and printmaking categories. Twenty schools from Auckland submitted an exhibition of up to 18 works from senior students. Of these 30 pieces were picked for the finalists exhibition . Kayla s Railway Series photographic entry will be displayed by Exhibbit at a finalists exhibition, and Sir James Wallace will pick the prize winners. The winning artworks will be displayed at the Pah Homestead throughout November. There will also be a virtual finalists exhibition featured online and at the Pah Homestead.
Humanitarian Leadership Trip
Twenty three staff and students recently returned from the 18-day expedition to Cambodia and Vietnam more worldly and empowered to lead change. The group carried out a huge range of activities and travelled right across both countries - from Siem Reap in the north west of Cambodia to Saigon in the South of Vietnam right up to the north - Hanoi and Ha Long Bay. For both staff and students it was an amazing expedition. Highlights of the trip were spending a day with the school s World Vision sponsored children and the rural community in northern Cambodia, painting and entertaining the orphans at the Centre for Children s Happiness in Phnom Penh, where they rescue the orphans from the huge rubbish dumps, spending time with the Lifestart Foundation doing workshops in Hoi An, visiting the Killing Fields and torture museum, markets, Friends restaurant where homeless street-kids have been trained to work. Going out to the rural communities with the CCH roadshow was deemed ‘very cool’ and a great way to interact with people who have very little. The group experienced boat trips, bus trips, overnight train trips, local and international flights, world heritage temples of Angkor Wat, elephant rides and the amazing 3000 limestone islands of Ha Long Bay - sea kayaks, overnight junks. The Mekong Delta, Tonle Sap lake and river - Vietcong tunnels from the war. The Imperial City of Hue, cultural dances. The demilitarized zone in Vietnam - Mines Advisory Group. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. And of course incredible food... Trip organizer Mr Phil Muir described it as “An amazing trip which will change the lives of many, many people. We saw people who have been through civil war, famine, genocide, years of poverty and disease. Our eyes and minds are now open to how we can change others and make a difference - and just how lucky we truly are. And what a fantastic group of students and teachers.” Well done to all involved and a huge thanks to those people who worked hard to support the group. And of course not to mention travelling buddy Manu the Kiwi and his little friends, who are staying in South East Asia until Manurewa High School returns. A trip is planned for September 2013 to Cambodia (8 days) and a longer trip to Cambodia, Vietnam and maybe Laos for 2014.
First XV trip to Australia
The team made the final in the Chiefs Cup, then won the Counties Manukau Championship beating Wesley for the second year in a row. On 26 September the boys boarded a plane for a seven day rugby trip to Australia. St Edmunds toured earlier in the year to New Zealand, and were keen for us to come and play them in Australia so Manurewa High took up the challenge and headed over. It was a tough ask for the team - 3 games in 4 days, which raised slight concerns if any players were injured. On Friday 28 th the team had their first game against Daramalan College, a co-ed private school. The game was played in good spirit but in awful weather conditions with thunder, lightning and heavy rain. After Daramalan College scored first and gained a 7-0 lead, our boys stepped into gear and won the game 52-7. Saturday was a huge game against the ACT Brumbies u17 side as a warm up for their tournament in Brisbane. It was the game Management and players wanted to win. The weather was cold, with snow falling on the hills and hail falling at the game. It was a tough game and both sides were even, with some great rugby played and friendships formed. Manurewa won the game 30-20. On their day off the boys went to the AIS for a tour, and then enjoyed shopping in Canberra City. The management were just relieved the team had escaped serious injury in the two previous days. On Monday 1 Oct the team played St Edmunds (Eddies) and once again played in good spirits – with the game more ‘mate against mate’, which showed in the rugby from our boys. But despite the mateship, Manurewa once again prevailed and won 30-12. A great time was had by all, the team came away with 3 wins out of 3 games, and friendships were developed which will last a lifetime. Manager Nigel Lowe reported the boys were a hit with the girls and their host families! Special thanks to all who supported the boys financially, and also to family and friends for their support.
Hospitality department best in country
Manurewa High School was announced winner of the Schools category at the Excellence in Training Awards 2012. The awards are organised by the Hospitality Standards Institute (hsi.co.nz), the industry training organization for hospitality. The awards recognise the country s top players in hospitality training. The awards were held at Auckland s Langham Hotel this week and were hosted by entertainer Jackie Clarke. New Zealand schools provided tough competition in the schools category. Nearly twenty thousand students study hospitality at secondary schools around New Zealand, with many students entering careers as chefs or service professionals. Four schools made it to the finals and Manurewa High School came out on top, winning the Excellence in Training (Schools) award. To be eligible for the awards, schools had to demonstrate outstanding achievement in all areas of hospitality, including investment in resources, teacher upskilling, employment/exam/competition success, pathways into tertiary programs, student demand for courses and innovative delivery or assessment methods. Schools also had to demonstrate evidence of industry relationships both within the classroom and in work experience situations. Daisy Chandra, head of Manurewa High School s hospitality and catering department, is delighted with the win. Our students always do well in hospitality competitions, and as a department we focus on providing the best hospitality training we possibly can. It s fabulous to be acknowledged as New Zealand s top provider of secondary school hospitality training.
Young Enterprise Awards
Caring & Co are a group of Manurewa High School students who have self-produced and marketed a unique olive oil product. Proceeds from the olive oil sales are donated to the Life Education Trust, with each bottle of olive oil funding one child through a Life Education Trust programme. The group competed against thirteen other teams in the South Auckland Regional Lions Foundation Young enterprise awards held at Villa Maria on Wednesday. Manurewa High School won top honors in the following categories: - Outstanding Regional Company of the year - Financial Management Award - Excellence in Business Management Award - Student CEO Lar Su’A won regional Entrepreneur of the Year - The group s teacher and mentor, Emma O Riordan, won Young Enterprise Teacher of the Year. Caring & Co will travel to Wellington in December to compete against 25 other groups for NZ Business of the Year. The national final is a dragon s den style presentation at The CQ hotel. This will be followed by an award dinner at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. At the national awards in December, Caring & Co will receive an excellence award. Lar Su A is one of five entrepreneurs in the running for Managing Director of the Year.
Keeping it in the family
The Peck Cup for Football Boys Most Improved Player was awarded to Andrew after his first season playing soccer for the school. Andrew was surprised to discover the same cup was won by his father, Neil (pictured with Andrew) - in 1978! Manurewa High School s sports awards were held last Wednesday. Thirteen sportsperson of the year awards were given to athletes who have excelled in sport at an international/national level. The recipients were: - Nick Voke - NZ Golf - Savanna Blackburn Rangitaawa - NZ Cheerleading - Jacob Diaz - NZ Rugby League - Mark Talaese, Raymond Fuilala and Alamanda Motuga - NZSS Rugby top 60 players - Dan Maireroa - NZ Taekwondo - Tenisha Stringer - NZ Tag - Shaq Smiley - NZ Touch - Caleb and Chelsea Davies - NZSS Trampoline - Jonathan Tufuga - NZ Volleyball - Cullen Edwards - NZ Waka Ama Congratulations to all of these students whose commitment and enthusiasm for their chosen sport makes them very deserving winners.
Our most Cheer-ful Student
The year 10 student has recently added a few major cheerleading titles to her trophy cabinet, including: - Australasian Majors - International Cheer and Dance Championships - NZ Spring Carnival Savannah won the titles as part of her team called the Mustangs, from the Mustangs cheerleading club. Her cheerleading skills have also led her to the gymnastic sport of tumbling, where she won silver at a national gym sport tumbling competition earlier this year.
That s just what happened when a group of our students were on the train one morning. Mayor Len Brown happened to be catching the same train to work, and got talking with the students about the building changes that were underway at Manurewa High. The students invited him to visit the school to see the newly redeveloped buildings for himself. Yesterday Len Brown followed up his chat with the students with a school visit. He was shown around the revamped Akoranga block and the new Discovery Learning Centre where he chatted with students. Perhaps the most memorable part of the mayor s visit was when he popped into the year 12 prize giving practice where the students sang to him - and he replied in song.
Waka Ama Champs
Forty Manurewa High School students made up 16 teams who took part in the Auckland Secondary Schools Waka Ama Champs on Saturday at Orakei Basin. The teams were: 4 x Boys W6 3 x Girls W6 7 x Mixed W6 2 x Mixed W12 Under the guidance of Head of Sport, Mel Martene, the students had trained intensively for six weeks in preparation for the champs, twice a week at Pakuranga s Outrigger Canoe club and twice a week during school lunch breaks focusing on core strength and conditioning. Ms Martene knew Manurewa had to train particularly hard to compete with other experienced teams who enjoy much more time training on the water. The students understood the challenge ahead, and rose to the high expectations of the demanding, intense training schedule. Their efforts paid off with the following results: 1st place getters: Division 2 W6 mixed Champ Final Division 2 W12 mixed Champ Final Division 2 W6 boys Champ Final Division 2 W6 girls Champ Final Division 1 W6 mixed Plate Final 2nd place getters: Division 2 W6 mixed Champ Final Division 2 W12 mixed Champ Final Division 2 W6 boys Champ Final Division 1 W6 boys Champ Final (a big step up, after placing 2nd in Division 2 last year!) Division 2 W6 mixed Plate Final 3rd place getters: Division 2 W6 mixed Champ Final Division 2 W6 boys Plate Final Ms Martene said It s a great result and I think everyone was happy with what they achieved at the end of the day - but by no means are they satisfied, they all want to place first which is great to see. They re an excellent group of ambitious, motivated and determined students. Ms Martene noted some standout performances from: Division 1 boys, 2nd Champ Final Dan Maireroa – yr 10 Vaopuka Tefono – yr 10 Cedric Wiremu – yr 10 (first year paddling) Sione Mateialona – yr 10 Niko Moala – yr 9 (first year paddling) Bailey Hoear – yr 10 (first year steering) Division 2 boys, 1st Champ Final Josh Palupe – yr 10 Lex Pohahau – yr 10 (first year paddling) Joseph ligaliga – yr 10 (first year paddling) Mosese Teuhema – Yr 9 (first year paddling) Duane Malupo – Yr 9 (first year paddling) Division 2 girls, 1st Champ Final Taharangi Kingi – yr 10 Pearl Rhind – yr 10 Jocelyn Waddell – yr 10 Drew Ofanoa – yr 10 Rosiah Telelina Crichton – yr 9 (first year paddling) The squad was: · Dan Maireroa – yr 10 · Vaopuka Tefono – yr 10 · Cedric Wiremu – yr 10 · Sione Mateialona – yr 10 · Bailey Hoera – yr 10 · Josh Palupe – yr 10 · Lex Pohahau – yr 10 · Joseph ligaliga – yr 10 · Jioji Tuilovoni – yr 10 · Tamehana Subritzki – yr 10 · John Crawley – yr 10 · Mosese Teuhema – yr 9 · Duane Malupo – yr 9 · Uati Aso – yr 9 · Tupu Tupu – yr 9 · Niko Moala – yr 9 · Pele Motuga – yr 9 · Paul Turia – yr 9 · Trisjon Vikita – yr 9 · Petaia Papali’I – yr 9 · Vaililo Anaua Talaileva – yr 9 · Abraham Sovea – yr 9 · Charles Samuelu – yr 9 · Fatai Tuitavuki – yr9 · Taharangi Kingi – yr 10 · Pearl Rhind – yr 10 · Jocelyn Waddell – yr 10 · Drew Ofanoa – yr 10 · Tyroszhae Toby Marsters – yr 10 · Rosiah Telelina Crichton – yr 9 · Jade Hoera – yr 9 · Leilani Collins – yr 9 · Huia Upward Simeon – yr 9 · Losa Pakau Tefono – yr 9 · Bre’e Toby – yr 9 · Chelcee Tautuhi Bishop – yr 9 · Lavenia Latu – yr 9 The teams will start training again in February.
Vote for Lar!
This award is part of the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) awards. Lar has been selected for the award for his excellent leadership of Caring & Co (see our other article about Caring & Co s good work). NZICA are also running a people’s choice award where the winner gets an iPad for their school. The finalists are (in alphabetical school order) · Nick Allison, Garin College, Nelson · Matthew Hanson, Kingsway School, Auckland · Lar Su’a, Manurewa High School, Auckland · Sophie Green, Rangi Ruru Girls School, Christchurch · Chance August, Springbank School, Keri Keri. There is an opportunity to generate some votes for Lar and to secure a free iPad for the School. To vote all you need to do is find NZICA MD of the Year from www.facebook.com/studentaffiliate Or you/ could click straight through on http://www.facebook.com/StudentAffiliate?=app_137385509700592
Two of the team were also selected to be part of the tournament team. Congratulations to: Ana Mauia - Selected for Auckland Tournament Team Natasha Rata - Selected for Auckland Tournament Team Carnation fahamokia Gail Taumafai Zebalda Aiono Sally Taliau Andrea Meni Lusia Fonoia Savanna Blackburn Rangitaawa Josie Peteli Kalesita Aso Emmanuelle Tekori
Nick does it again!
Last night was a big one for Nick Voke at the 2012 ASB Young Sportsperson of the Year awards.
Young Managing Director of the Year
Lar Su'a is the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants' Young Managing Director of the Year.
Caring & Co - National Winners!
Caring & Co are the supreme winners of this year's Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme Awards.