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Peer Mediation Training – ‘Students Helping Students’

Peer Mediation Training – ‘Students Helping Students’ 150 150 Simon Whitlock

The Peace Foundation trained 108 enthusiastic new Mediators this week, which involved learning about the important skills of how to resolve everyday conflict in a constructive way. A big part of this training involves reflecting on themselves and becoming more self aware. The more we know and understand ourselves, the more we are able to help others. It is hard to ‘extend kindness’ to others if we don’t extend kindness to ourselves and look after ourselves. These life skills of open communication, relationship building and ‘listening to understand’ are part of MRGS’ s culture and values of manaakitanga and whanaungtanga….. respect,  kindness, equality, inclusion and aroha for everyone.

Earlier this year, 60 Advanced Mediators attended further mediation training from Human Rights activist Julie Watson on “Developing positive Race Relations” and SHINE on the effects of violence and how to be an upstander, not a bystander against prejudice and harassment.

Also, for the first time, a NETSAFE training on how to protect yourself from online harassment was facilitated by our very own Advanced Mediators and YAS Leaders Ihsanullah PA and Rishi Shukla.

Mediators are ‘Ambassadors of Social Justice’, standing up against harassment, bullying, inequality and exclusion, supporting students to get the help they need. They provide confidential help to their peers informally in the school environment, or formally in the mediation room at Student Services.

Mediation is …

A structured PROCESS that uses a neutral person/s (the mediator/s) to HELP the people in a conflict (the disputants) to come up with their OWN solution/s for a WIN/WIN outcome. Mediation is both voluntary and confidential. Mediation is a constructive way of dealing with conflict.

If you are experiencing conflict or being harassed, and would rather speak with an older student, please contact us at Student Services. Confidentiality assured.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

International Peace Week:  August 3rd-7th.

Peace Symposium: Friday 14th August

Te rangimarie me te aroha.

 

MRGS success in the 2020 Language Perfect World Championships

MRGS success in the 2020 Language Perfect World Championships 150 150 Simon Whitlock

In Term 2, Mount Roskill Grammar School competed in the 2020 Language Perfect World Championships. This is part of the Education Perfect World Series.

There were over 2,155 schools worldwide who competed and MRGS came 6th in NZ and in the top 60 schools Worldwide. This represented many hours learning languages and revising material in a fun way.

There were a large number of impressive results with:

– over 40 MRGS pupils gaining awards

– and more than 300,000 questions answered by MRGS Languages pupils

The very top students in this competition gained an ELITE Award & Badge because they gained over 10,000. They were in the top 0.2% of all competitors. Liahona Lauano (1st in MRGS) and Riley Mara deserve a special mention for their dedication to gaining outstanding results worldwide. There were also 5 pupils who gained an Emerald Certificate for over 5,000 points, and 4 pupils gained a GOLD Certificate with over 3,000 points.

The 2 pupils who gained an Elite Award & Badge (10,000+ points) are: Liahona Lauano, Riley Mara

The 5 pupils who gained an Emerald Award (5,000+ points) are: Christopher Mara, Robbielyle Lauano, Huthaifa Ibrahim, Joshlyn Iyekekpolo, Baraa Zara

The 4 pupils who gained a GOLD Award (3,000+ points) are: Zahlia Prasad, Lucy Palu, Ayesha Ali, Rhea Palmer

MRGS also gained:

* SILVER Award (2,000+ points) = 3 students

* BRONZE Award (1,000+ points) = 15 students

* CREDIT Award (500+ points) = 15 students

Student Feedback on 2020 Language Perfect:

“Very cool. Enjoy it lots. Very fun. Learning lots of things. It helps me lots.”

“Education Perfect Languages is awesome”

“I like the way EP makes learning languages fun”

“I am better at it”

“Education Perfect is an amazing resource and activity”

“Task is easy and short, it helps with learning”

“Good activity to revise”

“Education Perfect is awesome”

 

MRGS Fitness Centre – Women’s/Girls’ Sessions

MRGS Fitness Centre – Women’s/Girls’ Sessions 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Winter Sports Muster

Winter Sports Muster 150 150 Simon Whitlock
  • Senior Netball Meeting Monday 25th May at the start of Lunch, meet in Gym 3.
  • Junior Netball Meeting Monday 25th May at the start of Lunch, meet in Gym 3.
  • Junior Rugby Muster Tuesday 26th May at the start of Lunch, meet outside G4.

Winter Sports Meetings

Winter Sports Meetings 150 150 Simon Whitlock
  • Junior Netball Meeting Thursday 21st May at Morning Tea in Gym 3
  • Senior Netball Meeting Thursday 21st May at Lunch in Gym 3
  • Senior Boys Rugby Meeting  Thursday 21st May at the start of lunch time, meet outside G4
  • Senior Boys Football Meeting Thursday 21st May after school meet outside G4

Alternatives to Handshakes

Alternatives to Handshakes 150 150 Simon Whitlock

2020 Deputy Head Girl Mackenzie Mariano’s Prefect Speech

2020 Deputy Head Girl Mackenzie Mariano’s Prefect Speech 150 150 Simon Whitlock

2020 Deputy Head Boy Matthew Mitra’s Prefect Speech

2020 Deputy Head Boy Matthew Mitra’s Prefect Speech 150 150 Simon Whitlock

 

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update 150 150 Simon Whitlock

May 25

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April 24

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April 21

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April 15

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April 9

Dear Families, Caregivers and Students.

We wanted to connect with you before the Easter break to signal to everyone that MRGS Distance Learning will be up and running on Wednesday April 15, the first day of the re-scheduled second term.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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March 22

Letter to the Community from the Ministry of Education

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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.

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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.

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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: https://mrgs.wheelers.co/

Start Browsing!

Instructions for reading e-Books on your own device:
1. Go to https://mrgs.wheelers.co/
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:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

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 www.mrgslibrary.org

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