Dame Claudia Orange

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On Friday 21st June Dame Claudia Orange spoke in the school library to senior history students about Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi. A huge thanks to Dame Claudia and Bridget Williams Books for making this happen.

Brian Falkner visits

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New Zealand author Brian Falkner spoke to several English classes on Friday 21st June, and offered them some great advice on how to hook audiences with their writing. Falkner has written a large number of novels for young adults, including Shooting Stars (2016), which is currently being taught at MRGS. He was here as part of the New Zealand Book Council’s Writers in Schools programme.

Poetry in Action

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The Australian performance group Poetry in Action performed their show “Words that Changed the World” to a large group  on Thursday 20th June. The show drew upon a range of famous speeches and poems to highlight the techniques that great orators use to persuade their audiences.

Peer Mentorship Training

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On Sunday 16th June and Monday 27th June, 40 enthusiastic and dedicated Mediators were trained by Julie McCracken in peer mentorship skills. This engaging and interactive training included learning the life skills of goal setting, problem solving, rapport building, communication skills, and learning how to think outside the square.

A great time was had by all students and now these Peer Mentors are available to support younger students one-to-one. If any student would like some support or mentoring from an older student please contact us at Student Services. Confidentiality assured.

A big thank you to Julie McCracken for the wonderful training and to Louise Fisher and Peter Maher for their generous donation to cover costs.

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Arts Week 2019

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Everyone is welcome and all activities are free!

1st X1 Boys Hockey Moving up a Grade

1st X1 Boys Hockey Moving up a Grade 150 150 Simon Whitlock

The first round of competition has ended with a thrilling final game against Macleans College. We needed to win to advance to the Super City competition.
The day did not start well with game delayed by 1 ¼ hours. We rustled up some food for the late-night game and headed out on to a turf that more closely resembled a paddling pool. The rain persisted, our Fijian players ran twice as hard to keep warm, and although we could not find the back of the net, we defended well with the game ending with a score of 0-0.
As we needed a result, we headed to a penalty shootout and with Josh, our goalie, who having not touched the ball during the game, managed a fabulous defensive play and held out the oppositions shots on goal. The result was a victory to Mount Roskill and entry into the Super City A Grade competition, somewhere the team has not been for a few years. A great result for the team that is getting better and better each week.

1st X1 Girls Football

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The 1st XI Girls Football team are currently representing the school very well in the Auckland Senior A1 Competition as they push for promotion into the Auckland Premier Grade for 2020. With four games remaining, the girls are currently leading the competition after beating Western Springs 9-0 where Clara Muller scored 5 goals as well as having a good hard-fought win against Kings College 1-0 being two results to note.

Rainbow Youth Gala Night

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We are immensely proud of our students Sonam Bagwe and Uday Bhatia. Uday was one of the Masters of Ceremony. Sonam gave the keynote speech, and received a standing ovation. At Mount Roskill Grammar School, diversity is our strength. We celebrate our students’ authentic leadership in creating a more diversity-affirming and socially just Aotearoa New Zealand.

Year 13 Production ‘Blood Brothers’

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Congratulations to the cast and crew of the Year 13 Production ‘Blood Brothers’ which performed four times recently in the Performing Arts Studio. The story follows twin boys born in Liverpool in the 1950s, then separated and their lives growing up over the next few decades. It is a story that follows ideas of superstitions and nature vs nurture in a show that has moments of joy, humour and tragedy. The cast performed beautifully and had so much professionalism in their approach; we had wonderful reviews from our audience because of their incredible commitment on and off stage. The cast would like to thank the crew so much for their hard work especially Mark England for making such a beautiful set.

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Puketāpapa Youth Summit

Puketāpapa Youth Summit 150 150 Simon Whitlock

MRGS took 23 students to attend the Puketāpapa Youth Summit to discuss issues around improvements that could be made around the Mt Roskill area, mental health and youth leadership with students of other local schools.