The year continues to fly by with spring now officially here. The last few weeks have been action packed with a number of special trips and events. Our School EXPO and Open Day were well attended. We are looking forward to welcoming current year 6 students to MRI next year. We are happy to show prospective families around, who may have missed the Open Day. Please contact our school office to make a time.
Our Annual Ski Trip to Queenstown took place with students experiencing freezing temperatures and fresh dumpings of snow as they skied the Remarkables and Cardrona. This was a great experience for students to learn new skills and experience a unique part of New Zealand.
Last week we hosted students and staff from Munakata City in Japan for six days. Our sincerest thanks go to the families who opened their homes to students. Mt Roskill’s relationship with Munakata began in the late 90’s. Over the years many new friendships have been formed and maintained through this exchange programme. At the end of this term, fourteen students will travel to Munakata to experience Japan and the Japanese schooling system where they will try out their Japanese language learning.
Both Year 7 and Year 8 classes have been involved in exciting trips to the Auckland Museum, the Auckland Zoo and Visy Recycling Centre. These trips add to the learning and understanding of study topics. Thank you for supporting these through your child’s involvement and parent help.
Congratulations to our Indian Dance group who represented Mt Roskill Intermediate School in the Desi Dance competition last week. They displayed commitment, talent and creativity, picking up the ‘Best Costume’ award amongst tight competition. Well done! The group will perform at our Campus Diwali celebration later in the term.
Throughout this term and last term, our dedicated hockey players, netball players, water polo and school table tennis teams have continued to play and represent the school week in and week out in the rain, cold, wind and sunshine. As the playing seasons come to a close, I would like to particularly acknowledge the dedication to training and teamwork that has been evident. I am really proud of the efforts of all our teams. The support from parents with transport, and the encouragement and enthusiasm on the sidelines is really appreciated. Thank you.
This week brings our Campus Fia Fia night, hosted by Mount Roskill Primary School. It will be a fantastic celebration of the Pasifika talent that we have across the Campus with cultural performances by our cultural groups.
Coming up on the horizon is our School Production ‘Behind the Curtain’. This will be a great showcase of the musical, singing, dancing and acting talent of our wonderful students. Information regarding dates, times and tickets is available on our website.
Finally, students are really settled in their learning and working hard on their goals. It is great to hear the confident way that students are able to share what they are learning and what they need to work on. Please keep talking to your child about their goals and what they are learning. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Ko ia kāhore nei I rapu, tē kitea. He who does not seek will not find.
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