MRGS cover photo

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MRGS’s cover photo
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TAHI – A Performing Arts Showcase

TAHI – A Performing Arts Showcase 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Auckland Athletics Championships

Auckland Athletics Championships 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Nathan Sands competed in the 2019 College Sport Auckland Athletics Championships for the 2000m steeplechase where he finished 2nd. Also Sylvia McDougall competed in the 2000m racewalk (open grade) where she placed 4th, knocking 40 seconds off her PB (Personal Best) and still faster than the (now broken) college sport record time. Congratulations to these two students.

Grieving together

Grieving together 150 150 Simon Whitlock

To our community

The Roskill Way is diversity. The Roskill Way is aroha. The Roskill Way is not me or you, it is us.

The ripple effect of the terror attack in Christchurch for our country and the students and families we work alongside at Mount Roskill Grammar School is far reaching. We are heartbroken and shocked. Our deepest sympathies to Muslim students and families in your grief.

Mount Roskill Grammar School will support students and families whose lives have been forever changed. Our school has diverse communities who relate together with kindness, care and respect – a treasured taonga. In the spirit of whanaungatanga we walk alongside the students and families of our Muslim community.

During these times it is essential that we care for our students and families who are affected by these events. Most importantly, we strongly recommend students not watch, share or repost any video of the livestream or manifesto posted online. To watch it is traumatising, it’s not going to help and cannot be unseen. If you need someone to talk to about what has happened please contact one of the helplines listed below this message.

We will follow our usual routines when school resumes on Tuesday while also supporting our students.


Greg Watson


  • Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.
  • Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email
  • Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline) for young people up to 18 years of age. Open 24/7
  • Anxiety phone line – 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY)
  • Skylight – 0800 299 100 for support through trauma, loss and grief; 9am-5pm weekdays.
  • What’s Up 0800 942 8787 (for 5-18 year olds). Phone counselling available M-F 12pm-11pm and weekends 3pm-11pm. Online chat is available 5pm-11pm 7 days a week, including all public holidays.

Year 13 Camp

Year 13 Camp 150 150 Simon Whitlock

In February, 200 students and staff enjoyed a stimulating time at the annual Year 13 camp on Motutapu Island. Students enjoyed activities facilitated by specialist outdoor educators ranging from
sailing and kayaking, through the high ropes courses to raft building, archery and Ms Te Whiu’s legendary SEAL challenge.

It was a pleasure to have former staff members Mr Hall and Mr Green join us, and to be able to show visiting French Principal Monsieur Sourice the New Zealand outdoor experience. Evenings included the quiz night and the camp concert.

Our students were exceptional in participating fully, helping each other out in the activities and with the dishes, making the camp enjoyable for everyone. This week everyone is back in class with new friendships and a sense of achievement to enjoy.

Thank you to Mr Ferguson who keeps a watchful on health and safety for everyone and to Mr Cornes who expertly led the camp organisation and atmosphere.

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Year 12 Vector Wero Whitewater Rafting Trip

Year 12 Vector Wero Whitewater Rafting Trip 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Following the success of last year’s Vector Wero Whitewater Rafting Trip, the 2019 Year 12 recruits met the challenges of South Auckland’s world class facility with mana. In teams of 6, students worked hard together to navigate the foaming rapids, swirling whirlpools and rip-roaring water jets. The leadership and teamwork shown by individuals and in groups was outstanding, and made for many great examples of the key competencies that are explicitly taught through the P.E curriculum.

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Outward Bound

Outward Bound 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Year 12 students only:

MRGS have one fully funded scholarship to attend this amazing experience.

DATES: 2nd-22nd July

If you are interested please see contact Mrs Bennett in the PE dept or email her to sign up.

Check out the website to see what goes on during an Outward Bound Course.

Puketāpapa Lantern Festival

Puketāpapa Lantern Festival 150 150 Simon Whitlock

2019 Prefects

2019 Prefects 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Photos from Mount Roskill Grammar School’s post

Photos from Mount Roskill Grammar School’s post 150 150 admin

A great first week for our new students.
Our powhiri to welcome all new students and staff was followed by meeting House Deans and Form Teachers – creating both school and House connections in the same day!
Our Year 9s also had Peer Support, making connections with our Year 13 students, who are already showing themselves to be the leaders of our school in their support of our future leaders!

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