Pasifika Homework Centre 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Pasifika Homework Centre

Samoan Language Week 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Samoan Language Week

Year 9 Japanese Kimono Experience 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Year 9 Japanese Kimono Experience

As we were walking to class, we knew that we would meet people from the Japanese Embassy. I thought that we would learn about the basic things about Japan, for example, some types of Japanese food, geography, pop culture, etc.

We met three staff members from the Consulate General of Japan. I also noticed there were magazines on everyone’s desk.

I volunteered to be a model for how to wear a Yukata and after I was done getting dressed, it was honestly the most comfortable clothing I have ever experienced.

Then later on, everyone in our class was wearing them and they all looked fascinating and gorgeous! There was also a robotic seal, called Paro! Paro is an emotional support pet and has all the qualities a normal pet would have. I was surprised that Paro costs about 5,000 NZ dollars! I would love to buy one if it weren’t so expensive. We watched a video about Japan, and I loved the nature parts of it. It’s like our country, New Zealand, but there were also many different parts too. Japan is more digital than New Zealand and the cities that light up were fabulous to see.

On that day, I really felt like I’ve learnt a lot more about Japanese culture than I did before! It was very exciting to see the staff members talk about Japan to my class.

(Chloe Matenga– Y9)

Filming ‘Peer Mediation Video’ at Roskill 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Filming ‘Peer Mediation Video’ at Roskill

On Tuesday 10th May, 14 AMAZING advanced Peer Mediators were involved in creating the new Peace Foundation’s Peer Mediation training video. This video will be used to train all the new Mediators throughout Aotearoa and many other countries in the world.

The last Peace Foundations mediation training video was made at MRGS back in 2008.

The Mediators worked hard, creating three relevant scenarios that many young people face. They demonstrated the mediation process with heart and precision, resulting in a positive outcome for all parties.

A big thank you to the dedication, unwavering commitment and creative collaboration of our Mediators!

Katherine Alajas, Caroline Aleki,  Ansh Angurala,  Joshlyn  Iyekekpolo, Pranav Kumar, Sylvia McDougall, Zannat Miah, Aamina Mohamed Azhar, Aydin Mustahib, Hamzah Naeem, Lucy Palu, Amonica Pau’u, Rishi Shanthosh, and Karen Wang.

Also a big thank you to the Peace Foundation for this great opportunity and to the CORE filmers.

Two things to mention:

  1. If anyone is in conflict at school and needs some support in resolving this, please come and refer yourself to the Peer Mediation Service at STUDENT SERVICES. Confidentiality assured.
  2. If you are in Year 11 or 12 and would like to train as a Mediator, there are still some spaces for the upcoming June Peer Mediation training. Please contact Donna or Jan at Student Services.

Te rangimarie me te aroha.



Week 4, Term 2 150 150 admin

Week 4, Term 2

A reminder that we are on a 4 period day for the next two weeks. You will start each day in correct school uniform at normal time 8.55am (9.20am Wednesday) with your period 2 class. We finish 1.35pm (1.30pm Wednesday) at which time you will go home, unless in a supervised session with a staff member.

See sample below and scroll down to see how it changes for the two weeks.

Tuesday: House Assemblies 🙂

4 Period Day 150 150 admin

4 Period Day

A reminder that MRGS is moving to a 4 period day from today (Friday 20/5) for at least the next two weeks (will be reviewed in that time). This means a 1.35pm finish on every day except Wednesday (1.30pm).

This model allows us to effectively staff our classes with teachers not isolating/unwell while still enabling all students to come to school every day.

If your child needs to be supervised between 1.35pm and 3pm please check email to register.

All co-curricular activities, events and report nights will proceed unchanged.

Thank you for your support of each other.

Pasifika Fono Photos 150 150 admin

Pasifika Fono Photos

Pasifika Fono on NCEA

Thank you to our Pasifika Advisory Group, Achievement Lead Team, Pasifika student leaders and families.

Pasifika Parent Fono 150 150 admin

Pasifika Parent Fono

An email was sent to families so this is a reminder that our MRGS Pasifika Parent Fono is tonight (Thursday 19 May) in the Hall at 6.30pm.

You will meet our newly formed Pasifika Parent Advisory Group and learn more about NCEA (NCEA workshops will be offered in different Pasifika languages).

We look forward to seeing you.

Tuesday 17 May – Teacher Only Day 150 150 admin

Tuesday 17 May – Teacher Only Day

Teacher Only Day reminder. Tuesday is an NCEA Accord Day for teachers only. Teachers are allocated a certain number of days per year to prepare for the NCEA changes with students remaining at/studying from home for the day.
International Nurses Day 150 150 admin

International Nurses Day

So grateful to our wonderful nurses. They look after the wellbeing of our students with kindness. Lucky to have such a great team!