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Consent Awareness Week

Week 5 was Mount Roskill Grammar School’s fourth “Consent Awareness Week” run by the Peer Sexuality Support Programme team.
During this week, we raise awareness about the New Zealand law and sexual consent. Consent is needed before you can have sexual contact with someone else. Consent is a free agreement between people, and cannot be coerced, pressured and forced. Consent can be withdrawn at any time.
To be able to give consent, you need to be 16 and over and clear minded (not drunk or under the influence of drugs).
It is the older person’s responsibility to ensure the person they are with is 16 or older. This law exists to protect young people from being exploited by older people.

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Dowdle Library 30th Birthday

MRGS had a blast celebrating the library’s 30th Birthday in May. With musical performances, quiz and competitions. We also had the previous 30 years of SURSUM magazine on display which proved very popular with students looking up older siblings and even parents!

The winners of the Young Adult Literature Quiz were Saad Riazuddin and Dev Ratra.  Runners up were Sui Kosi, Liahona Lauano, Manu-Pule Uaisele, and Fina Malolo.

The winners of the competition to guess ‘how many books the library has” were Rohaan Rehman and Jassen Scanlan who both guessed 14,000 (answer 13,789). The runners up were Joshlyn Iyekekpolo, Amon Jeganathan, Eli Subramoney, and Dennon Fernando.

Congratulations to all that participated!!

And HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY TO Dowdle Library!

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Mentoring Conference

Wednesday 19 June, 8.30am – 8.00pm
The mentoring programme at Mount Roskill Grammar School is our way of reporting face to face with our families. Each student in year 11, 12 and 13 is allocated a mentor who will meet with families throughout the year to have conversations about their progress, NCEA and next steps.
Booking a time with your student’s mentor:
Book online: Go to
1. Enter the code fugqv
2. Enter your details
3. Select your student’s mentor from the list
Please note that bookings will be open on Wednesday 5th June.
An email with further information will be sent to all families of senior students.

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Year 9 Health Presentation

On Tuesday 21 May all Year 9 classes experienced education through a creative theatre workshop, The Smashed Project. This workshop focused on awareness and confidence to make responsible
choices around alcohol. Our year 9s were engaged in a unique way, allowing them to explore the causes and consequences of underage drinking in a safe and motivating learning environment enabling them to make positive choices when faced with peer pressure.
As this was the first time this group presented in NZ we had three of our students joined by Hillary Barry for an interview which appeared on Seven Sharp. Travis Noa, Jireh Stitt and Joshlyn Iyekekpolo talked from a student’s perspective about the issues around alcohol for teenagers.

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Rolling strike action Tuesday called off

Rolling strike action Tuesday called off. All students, all year levels to attend school every day this week please. You will be informed of any further industrial action as soon as we are notified.
Rolling strike action Tuesday called off. All students, all year levels to attend school every day…
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MRGS Slam Word

Congratulations to the MRGS Slam Word teams 1 & 2. These teams participated in the Slam competition and Team2 has qualified into the top 14 teams. Well done to Fateecka, Sarah, and Fatema. The next step is Slam Camp! The students will be given the opportunity to further celebrate their success by engaging with other members to work further on their writing and presenting, to strengthen their team culture and of course have lots of fun!

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Matariki Celebration

Kia ora koutou,

You are all warmly invited to attend our campus Matariki next week.

When:  Wednesday. 12th June

Where: Mt Roskill Primary School

It kicks off at 6:30pm

There will be performances and presentations from all three schools.

Bring your family

Ngā mihi mahana



Tuesday 4 June: Year 9s rostered home today. Early finish 2pm for Open Day. OPEN DAY TODAY!… 150 150 admin

Tuesday 4 June: Year 9s rostered home today. Early finish 2pm for Open Day. OPEN DAY TODAY!…

Tuesday 4 June:

Year 9s rostered home today.
Early finish 2pm for Open Day.

OPEN DAY TODAY! 4-7pm. Principal’s address 4pm and 6pm in the Butler Hall. Tours leave from the Butler Hall.

MIDDAY Friday 7 June – Board of Trustees nominations close.
Nominations must have physically arrived in the office by this time for consideration, not posted and dated on that day or prior.

13 June – meet the candidates 7.30pm in the Hodge Learning Commons

21 June – voting closes and must be physically in the office by this day, not posted and dated on or prior to that day.
Tuesday 4 June:

Year 9s rostered home today.
Early finish 2pm for Open Day.

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MRGS’s cover photo


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Puketāpapa Youth Board

We finally concluded our Postcard Campaign on Transport. Our mission was to get feedback from the local youth about their opinions via a postcard on the transport in Puketāpapa, both negative and positive, also asked how AKL Transport can help fix the problem. Data and info will be collected and be sent to the Puketāpapa Local Board and Auckland Transport. Thank you to all the school that was involved and of course, the helpers and youth board members that helped make this possible!

The goal was when a postcard was completed and proofread, the person who filled it get a free sausage or ice block.

Our next youth engagement is the Puketāpapa Youth Summit 2019. Will be posting about this in the near future!
Puketāpapa Youth Board
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