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K Roskill alumni making a difference in the lives of others


We’re celebrating 2020 being the Year of the Nurse and Midwife by shining light on some of the awesome team here at Starship. First up is Kaveendra, commonly referred to as ‘K’. Let’s find out more about K and #starshipstar William with a quick Q&A…

Name: Kaveendra Krishna or K
Job title: Clinical Coach
Ward/Department: 27B Starship Blood and Cancer Centre

Q: Why did you decide to become a nurse?
A: Health and wellness is something I’ve always been passionate about and nursing has allowed me to use my skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the lives of children and their families.

Q: Why do you love working at Starship?
A: I love working with the children and their families. Working at Starship has also allowed me to develop myself as a nurse and challenge me mentally, emotionally and physically.

Q: What’s important to you when working with children?
A: Being flexible, creative and having fun.

Q: What was your favourite game as a child?
A: Bull rush!

Q: What animal would make a good nurse, and why?
A: A tiger, because tigers are mentally strong, courageous, they have amazing senses, and they’re quick on their feet. Plus, who doesn’t love tigers!

We asked William: What is your favourite thing about K?
He said: “K is always there for a chat and has excellent bedside manner and he has amazing hair. I’m a little jealous. He’s a real cool guy.”
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Short stay students from Fukuoka Jyoto, Japan. Mount Roskill Grammar School hosts a number of short term groups during the year. Our first group will arrive on Sunday 15th March and stay for 11 nights until Thursday 26th March. We need host families to host a student for this visit. The students are 15/16 years old. The students must have their own bedroom and there must be no other Japanese students living at your house. Students need to be provided Breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are here for a kiwi experience and most want to practice their English and spend time with you and your family in the evenings and the one weekend they are here. You will be paid $440 for hosting them. Please contact Fia Clarke at fia.clarke@mrgs.school.nz if you are interested. We will then organise a police check and visit of your home. 150 150 admin

Short stay students from Fukuoka Jyoto, Japan. Mount Roskill Grammar School hosts a number of short term groups during the year. Our first group will arrive on Sunday 15th March and stay for 11 nights until Thursday 26th March. We need host families to host a student for this visit. The students are 15/16 years old. The students must have their own bedroom and there must be no other Japanese students living at your house. Students need to be provided Breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are here for a kiwi experience and most want to practice their English and spend time with you and your family in the evenings and the one weekend they are here. You will be paid $440 for hosting them. Please contact Fia Clarke at fia.clarke@mrgs.school.nz if you are interested. We will then organise a police check and visit of your home.



Short stay students from Fukuoka Jyoto, Japan.
Mount Roskill Grammar School hosts a number of short term groups during the year. Our first group will arrive on Sunday 15th March and stay for 11 nights until Thursday 26th March.
We need host families to host a student for this visit. The students are 15/16 years old.

The students must have their own bedroom and there must be no other Japanese students living at your house.
Students need to be provided Breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are here for a kiwi experience and most want to practice their English and spend time with you and your family in the evenings and the one weekend they are here. You will be paid $440 for hosting them.

Please contact Fia Clarke at fia.clarke@mrgs.school.nz if you are interested.
We will then organise a police check and visit of your home.
Short stay students from Fukuoka Jyoto, Japan.
Mount Roskill Grammar School hosts a number of short term groups during the year. Our first group will arrive on Sunday 15th March and stay for 11 nights until Thursday 26th March.
We need host families to host a student for this visit. The students are 15/16 years old.

The students must have their own bedroom and there must be no other Japanese students living at your house.
Students need to be provided Breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are here for a kiwi experience and most want to practice their English and spend time with you and your family in the evenings and the one weekend they are here. You will be paid 0 for hosting them.

Please contact Fia Clarke at fia.clarke@mrgs.school.nz if you are interested.
We will then organise a police check and visit of your home.

Source: Facebook to Post

Year 10 Assembly today at form time —————————————————— Junior Boys Football trials Monday 24th Feb Senior Boys Football Trials Monday 24th & Wednesday 26th February Hockey Boys & Girls Trials Monday 24th February All Year 9 Boys wanting to enrol in the Football Academy must attend trials and represent the school. 150 150 admin

Year 10 Assembly today at form time —————————————————— Junior Boys Football trials Monday 24th Feb Senior Boys Football Trials Monday 24th & Wednesday 26th February Hockey Boys & Girls Trials Monday 24th February All Year 9 Boys wanting to enrol in the Football Academy must attend trials and represent the school.



Year 10 Assembly today at form time
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Junior Boys Football trials Monday 24th Feb
Senior Boys Football Trials Monday 24th & Wednesday 26th February
Hockey Boys & Girls Trials Monday 24th February

All Year 9 Boys wanting to enrol in the Football Academy must attend trials and represent the school.
Year 10 Assembly today at form time
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Junior Boys Football trials Monday 24th Feb
Senior Boys Football Trials Monday 24th & Wednesday 26th February
Hockey Boys & Girls Trials Monday 24th February

All Year 9 Boys wanting to enrol in the Football Academy must attend trials and represent the school.
Source: Facebook to Post

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Randy Sjafrie – Class of 2016

Celebrating Randy’s talent: in addition to being an outstanding basketballer, walking the talk on the court, he has talked the talk in radio – moving quickly from graduating MRGS, to intern at Mai FM, to hosting Mai FM nights.

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MRGS Celebrating the Arts

Odd Daphne: WINNER of the Auckland Theatre Awards “Hackman Cup” for Most Original Production! Congratulations to Joshua Iosefo. “Odd Daphne” is in its second and final season. Written by Joshua Iosefo (class of 2012), it features the following Roskill studens: Lijah Mavaega (current year 12), Izzy Cerei (current year 13), ‘Isope ‘Akau’ola and Netane Taukiuvea (class of 2019), Yusuf Guessous and Isla Mayo (class of 2018) and numerous other Roskill alumni such as Awhina Mitchell and Jonjon Cowley-Lupo backstage and behind the scenes.

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt: based on the poem by Tusiata Avia has made history as the first Samoan female ensemble to perform at the Soho in New York. This production features alumna Vaimailia Baker performing and alumna Mario Faumui choreography. Congratulations for being involved in an internationally acclaimed production.

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Lacrosse News

Congratulations to Isaac Bayldon, Jeremy Hand, Joshua Lyon and Joshua Ford for their selection for the New Zealand U18 Men’s team. They will be representing New Zealand in Melbourne in the upcoming U18 Australian National Championships.

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MRGS Senior Cricket

Four of our senior cricketers travelled to Whangarei in the second to last week of January for a fixture against Northland U16: Abdul Ahmadzai, Dev Ratra, Jay Patel and Ishaque Lolai. 
The team had a win with Jay Patel being the standout performance from our group.

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Athletics Champs

Athletics Champs – any interested students to register with the sports department. Qualifying students have the opportunity to compete at the Central West Zone.

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MRGS Prefects for 2020

MRGS Head Prefects 2020 – we look forward to you leading alongside our other students.
Head Prefects: Zach Alaimoana, Pranayam Lal
Deputy Head Prefects: Matthew Mitra, Mackenzie Mariano

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MRGS at the 9th Asia Pacific Mediation Forum 2019 – South Korea

Mt Roskill Grammar was privileged to have Naima Ali participate and contribute on our behalf at the successful 9th Asia Pacific Mediation Forum Conference held on Jeju Island, South Korea on November 1-3, 2019. Naima met with international delegates and was most impressed with the presenters and their wealth of knowledge and expertise on Mediation. Her presentation on providing Muslim school aged students with opportunities to develop skills in leadership, conflict resolution and how to manage and address bullying and discrimination was well received.
Many of the international participants have invited us to present at other international conferences. Malaysia delegation were most interested to implement our restorative practices
with an Islamic framework into their schools and workplace.