Celebrating High Achievers
Some of our high-achieving Year 13s were able to come back to school this week for a special lunch hosted by Principal Salvatore Gargiulo. He congratulated them, and encouraged them to stay in touch to inspire a new generation of MHS students to achieve their very best.
Three students have made a commitment to do that. School leaders from 2015 Lupe Fifita, Mele Tapueluelu and Helen Lesa (pictured) have formed a social enterprise through which they plan to provide motivational workshops for our students.
They are being supported to develop the enterprise through Live The Dream, which provides training to help them sharpen their purpose, grow connections, and develop their entrepreneurship capability.
“We’ve called it the 412 Project, after a Bible verse that encourages young people to be empowered and have faith in their abilities,” Mele says.
“We know there is a risk that students get to Year 13 and all they care about is passing papers. We want to create an event that will inspire them to lead a life with passion and inspiration,” says Lupe.
We wish the 412 team the very best for the development of a thriving social enterprise.
All the best too:
- To our 2015 leavers for the start of your next stage in life.
- To our senior students for another strong year of NCEA achievement in 2016.
Excellence Endorsement (50 credits at Excellence)
Jessie Chen gained two Scholarships (Biology and Physics) and will study for conjoint degrees in Law and Engineering at the University of Auckland.
Helen Lesa - conjoint in Computer Science and Commerce
Merit Endorsement (50 credits at Merit or above)
Jamie Brewer – Midwifery at AUT
Natasha Chand – Bachelor of Computer Science majoring in Information Systems at the University of Auckland
Ranish Chand – Bachelor of Engineering at University of Auckland.
Lotoa Crawley – plans to join the Air Force
Tessa Dreadon – Animal and Environmental Science for a Bachelor of Science at Waikato
Kyran Gill – Bachlor of Arts majoring in English and Classics at the University of Auckland
Rebecca Girdwood – Bachelor of Nursing
Vicky Guo – GAP year (working)
Arden Infante – Bachelor of Information Sciences, AUT
Sandeep Kaur – Bachelor of Laws, University of Auckland
Ashley Ly – Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland
De’Vontaye Matekeua – Bachelor of Arts at AUT
Joseph Nguyen – Bachelor of Laws at University of Auckland
Manisha Paliwal - Psychology and Biological Sciences (double major) at the University of Auckland
Carla Salting – Bachelor of Nursing
Lynna Son – Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Auckland
Mele Tapueluelu - conjoint in Arts and Commerce
India Te Ao – Health Science majoring in Health Promotion and Psychology at AUT
Cassandra Wilkinson – Bachelor of Nursing
Level 2 High Achievers
Hayley Mai Ngo
Ashlin Iehu Moetara
Lan Anh Nguyen
Te Wai Rua-Cowen
Level 1 High Achievers
Abdulrahman Khalaf-Adil Jehad
Teputepu JR Laiseni
Jack Tapasu Laulu
Te Hiiringa Mareikura-Tane
River de Prinse
Understanding NCEA – read more here
In the main photo
Back row from left:
Joseph Nguyen, Ranish Chand, Lotoa Crawley, Salvatore Gargiulo, Rebecca Girdwood, Carla Salting, Pete Jones, Jamie Brewer, Kyran Gill
Front row from left:
Cassandra Wilkinson, De’Vontaye Matekeua, Helen Lesa, Lupe Fifita, Jessie Chen, Tessa Dreadon, Mele Tapueluelu