A message from MRGS library

A message from MRGS library 150 150 Simon Whitlock

A message for students about the MRGS Library:

Please do not worry about returning or renewing any library books you currently have on loan. You can simply return or renew them once school re-opens. Automatic email reminders about overdue library books have been switched off for the meantime.

How can you access books from home?

There are over 1,800 e-Books on offer here:

Start Browsing!

Instructions for reading e-Books on your own device:
1. Go to
2. Click eplatform app
3. Click App Store or Google Play or Windows 10 button > download app
4. Click app icon and find your library by entering Roskill or searching through the list > select Mt Roskill Grammar School
5. Login using you school ID number and password
6. Browse library > select book > borrow now > read now
7. After a few seconds the book should be ready for reading offline (i.e. once you borrow the eBook you do not need to be online (connected to Wifi or using mobile data) to read it

Audible have made hundreds of audio books free for “as long as schools are closed.” You can just go to the site and start listening:

If you’re an Auckland Libraries member there are even more online options…

eCollections and online resources
There are many libraries collections and services you can access online.
Manage your library account online by logging in with the barcode number on your library card and your PIN/password. You can then browse the library’s catalogue to check out their eCollections and online resources.
To login, set up or reset your PIN/password, visit their login page.

Final note: don’t forget about our fantastic school library website

Where you will find:

• Homework help
• Subject databases
• Topic information
• Online resources
• Useful websites
• Online magazines
• Online newspapers
• eBooks
• Library catalogue access
• Book recommendations

Stay safe everybody – look out for your family and others

he waka eke noa

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update 150 150 Simon Whitlock

March 27

Kia ora koutou

We have started into a new phase of New Zealand’s response to COVID-19 and it is very different from anything most of us have ever experienced.

Click here to read the full letter


March 25

Dear Parents and Caregivers

In this ever evolving situation, we would like to provide you with as much clarity and certainty as possible.

Click here to read the full letter


March 24

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Thankyou for the supportive way everyone is approaching moving towards the level 4 national lock down on Thursday March 26. We want to update you on plans moving forward.

Click here to read the full letter


March 23

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The Government has made the decision for the nation to enter into full lock down from Thursday 26th March, for a minimum of four weeks.

Click here to read the full letter


March 22

Letter to the Community from the Ministry of Education

Click here to read Mt Roskill Grammar School MOE letter 22 March


March 22

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This is to advise you that a parent of one of our students has tested positive for Covid-19.

Click here to read the full letter


March 19

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

I’m writing to update you with regard to the Covid-19 Coronavirus. As you will be aware the situation is rapidly changing. New confirmed cases of Covid-19 are being announced daily.

Click here to read the full letter

Rugby Registration

Rugby Registration 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Rugby registrations on Friday 13th March in G4 at the start of Lunch. All interested rugby players must attend or see Mr Overton for further information.

Sruthi Vijayakumar – Class of 2009

Sruthi Vijayakumar – Class of 2009 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Sruthi Vijayakumar has most recently been appointed as the inaugural future director on Education New Zealand’s Board, following working as an international consultant and gaining an MBA from Oxford University with distinction. She has also been named by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper.

English Homework Centre

English Homework Centre 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Tongan Homework Centre

Tongan Homework Centre 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Swimming Champs

Swimming Champs 150 150 Simon Whitlock

On the 27th February, Mount Roskill Grammar School entered one of its biggest swim teams in recent memory at the Central Eastern Zone Swimming Champs. The students seemed to all enjoy the zone swimming and represented the school with honour. Overall, the team managed to get three top 10 finishes:

  • Ben Hew 8th Junior Boys Breaststroke
  • Andre Chan 9th Junior Boys Butterfly
  • Alex Winn 9th Junior Girls Backstroke

For the first time in a very long time it was pleasing to have Junior Boys and Senior Girls relay teams competing.

Full Results:

  • Alex Winn:  Junior Girls 15th Butterfly, 9th Backstroke, 17th Breaststroke, 13th Freestyle
  • Andre Chan:  Junior Boys 9th Butterfly, 12th Backstroke, 15th Breaststroke, 17th Freestyle
  • Joshua Chen:  Junior Boys 28th Freestyle
  • Ben Hew:  Junior Boys 9th  Butterfly, 11th Backstroke, 8th Breaststroke, 12th Freestyle
  • Jinitha Hewa:  Junior Boys 15th  Butterfly, 23rd Backstroke, 23rd Breaststroke, 26th Freestyle
  • Juan Micutuan:  Junior Boys 20th Breaststroke
  • Astrid Kyle:  Intermediate Girls 21st Backstroke, 23rd  Breaststroke, 25th Freestyle
  • Saniru Hewa: Intermediate Boys 17th Butterfly, 17th Backstroke, 18th Breaststroke, 21st Freestyle
  • Darlene Hotwani-Myer:  Senior Girls 16th Backstroke, 14th Breaststroke, 17th Freestyle
  • Josie Noller:  Senior Girls 18th Freestyle
  • Oscar MacKenzie:  Senior Boys 12th Backstroke, 21st Freestyle

We thank Miss Cindy Good for all her efforts with the swim programme at the school this year.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing 150 150 Simon Whitlock

The English department took 23 students to the season’s final performance of Much Ado About Nothing, at the Pop-up Globe. It was a fun show in a packed theatre, with lots of interaction between the cast and the audience. We’re really looking forward now to the Writers Festival in May. Thanks to Ms Holliday and Ms Johanson for helping out.

Junior Netball Trials

Junior Netball Trials 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Just a friendly reminder to all Year 9 and Year 10 parents that junior Netball trials are happening Tuesday 3rd March after school on the outdoor netball courts (next to Gate 4) 3:15PM-5:00PM. These trials are open to junior players of all netball abilities. Please ensure your daughter is in correct P.E uniform, no exceptions.

Any questions, please see Caz in the Sports Department (Gym 3).

Samoan Group 2020 Fundraiser

Samoan Group 2020 Fundraiser 150 150 Simon Whitlock

School closed due to Covid-19 lockdown updates

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