Pasifika Young Leaders

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On Monday 27 July, the Pasifika Learning Centre hosted an event called Community Pasifika Talanoa. The event was held to celebrate our Mt Roskill Grammar School Pacific Young Leaders and
acknowledge their leadership positions. It was also an opportunity for the Puketāpapa Local Board to share with us about the draft plan for the area. The evening was a beautiful celebration of our Young Leaders with whanau, dance and food. We are extremely proud of our students and their journey ahead. A huge thank you to Peter and Tili Leilua and their team for hosting this event and supporting the Pacific Young Leaders group.

Unitec Manaaki Whenua

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Some of our Year 11 Te Reo Māori class along with Mr Syme spent the morning out at Unitec Marae as part of a manaaki whenua (working bee). They were able to learn about tikanga pā harakeke (sustainable environmental practices) and how to help take care of our natural resources and wāhi tapu (sacred sites). Ka mau te wehi!

The Roskill Cup – Debating Tournament

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During the term break between terms 2&3, the Mt Roskill Grammar School Phoenixes hosted ‘The Roskill Cup’ two day open tournament for Roskill debaters. The tournament was open to students of all year levels and experience.
All debates were “limited prep” debates with only thirty minutes allowed for preparation. Nine teams competed on the first day, with the best four teams qualifying for the finals on day two. Due to draw strength team LTZ (Laurentiu Teca, Tisha Wadhwa and Zach Alajas) and team Pickles and Mayonnaise (Sneha Bhati, Nicole Sue and Mahreen Dossa) missed out on breaking into the finals. The finalists are listed below:

In the semi-finals on Day 2, debating the motion “This house prefers a world where marriage doesn’t exist”, The Premiers successfully negated against the The Debatey Baiters, and The Golden Trio successfully affirmed the motion against The Three Wheels.

In the grand final, debating the motion “This House World require employers to interview candidates in a way that conceals appearance, gender, ethnicity, and age”, The Golden Trio successfully negated the motion in a 4-1 judges split to be crowned the inaugural Roskill Cup champions.

Top speaker awards (average speaker scores throughout the preliminary rounds):

1. Hannah Armstrong 74.5

2. Nesil Satani 73.75

3. Simar Bains 72.5

4. Lydias Yong and Karen Wang 72.33

5. Sonam Bagwe 71.5.

Congratulations to The Golden Trio (Simar Bains, Nesil Satani, Hannah Armstrong), first ever winners of The Roskill Cup!

A big thank you to our adjudicators, draw creators and scorers:
– Roskill alumni Anotidaishe Michael Chitando, Vinodhini Murali, Maitreyi Chakrapani
– current students Mohamed Ihsanullah (P A), Huthaifa Ibrahim.

A huge thank you also to Mr Singh for taking the debating Phoenix’s to new heights!

Spoken Word Competition

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MRGS competed in the Auckland Spoken Word Competition, with the Advanced Team qualifying for the semi-finals.

Advanced Team: Joshlyn Iyekekpolo, Sarah Shawish, Fatema Al-Ali, Fateecka Farook.

Junior Team: Mary Vao, Preenal Kumar, Hadia Rehman, Layba Zubair

Rugby Camp

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In addition to training, skills sessions and a game against Tamaki College, the three days of Rugby Camp were a great opportunity for team building, both on the field and off it. Thanks to all of the current and past staff and students, coaches, Roskill alumni and connections who assisted in creating this opportunity for the students. Our rugby students were also inspired by a number of motivational speakers in the evenings, sharing their stories and describing their individual journey of how each of them reached their individual heights. Thanks to Nick Tuiali’i, teacher in
charge of rugby, for creating and strengthening connections with our community.

“Huge thanks to our guest speakers and coaches who came into camp to give their insight to our kids, on how to keep pushing through obstacles and to pursue their goals in life!”
Fotu Ilaua

Student Council

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Towards the end of Term 2 we had the first opportunity to get the Student Council together. The council is made up of a representative from each form class who work alongside their House Captains, the Student BOT Representative and the Head Prefects to raise student issues and ensure a communication line between student voice and school leadership. Our main focus was to connect and think about some of the things we would like to focus on in Term 3. We look forward to working together this term!

MRGS Values Recognition Awards

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Each term, Mt Roskill Grammar recognises students with Values Awards. Please see below for the complete list of awardees for Term 2.

Junior Report Evening

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Our Junior Report Evening is taking place this week on Thursday 23 July. Interviews will start at 4pm.

To book a time with your student’s teacher/s online, go to

1. Enter the code srsau

2. Enter your details

3. Select your student’s teacher/s that you want to speak with from the list.

You can find the names and codes of your student’s teacher/s on their report (sent out at the end of last term) or via their Kamar portal.

Love and information

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Nothing can prepare you for the randomness of this show. Caryl Churchill’s masterpiece is a selection of mostly unrelated scenes which explore the ideas of love and information in a montage of humour, curiosity and poignancy. Be prepared to re-examine your own thoughts on love and information as you are thrown into the world of the play by our Year 13 Actors.
Mt Roskill Grammar School is excited to present by special arrangement with Play Bureau “Love and Information’. It’s been a long time coming, but we are so excited to be back on stage after lockdown and to be able to perform for you in our Studio from the 6th-8th August.

Alone Together

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