MRI Update, Tuesday 31 May

Whakapuāwai – To Thrive Please note; this Friday 3rd June, Mt Roskill Intermediate School will be CLOSED for a Teacher Only Day. The following Monday 6th June we’re also closed for Queens Birthday Holiday. Please also note that Friday 24th June is Matariki holiday, so school will be closed. Tālofa!Happy Vaiaso

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Announcements : 

MRI Open Day Information Tours for prospective Students are on this Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th! See our Enrolment page for details.

Announcements : 

MRI Open Day Information Tours for prospective Students are on this Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th! See our Enrolment page for details.

MRI Update, Wednesday 27 July

Whakapuāwai – To Thrive

Welcome to Term 3!

It’s great to see everyone back and ready to go for what looks to be a busy term ahead.  

As follow up to the communication we sent out at the end of last week, I would like to reiterate, based on the advice we have been provided by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health,  we are recommending mask use by all our students and staff while indoors, for at least the next four weeks.  While mask use helps to minimise the risk of COVID transmission, it also helps keep other illnesses at bay.  There are a lot of colds and flus at this time of the year and particularly so this year.  If your child is unwell, please keep them away from school and ensure you advise us of their absence.

This September, we will be holding our Triennial school board election. 
I would like to acknowledge two of our long standing board members who will be stepping down from the board this year.  James Bruce has been on our board for over two decades, becoming a board member in 2001.
And our long standing Board Chair, Mr Roger Deverell will also be stepping down after 15 years on our school Board.  Roger Deverell first joined the MRI School Board as Treasurer in 2007 when his children attended our school.  He became Board Chair in 2010 and for all these years Roger has played a very active role in our school, embodying our school values.
Both of these wonderful Board members have always had the students at the heart of any decision making, reflecting the vision of Whakapuāwai, to Thrive. We greatly appreciate their service to Mt Roskill Intermediate.

While a number of our current Board will be seeking your continued support for re-election, we will also need new people to join the Board.
Below you will find a notice requesting nominations for this year’s board elections.  We will be looking to elect five parent representatives.  Over the holidays you should have received an email for a Call for Nominations.  If you or someone you know are interested and think you have what it takes to make a positive contribution to the governance of MRI, please consider submitting your nomination.  Please ensure your nomination is received by 3 August 2022.

On Monday, we held our End of Term assembly that had been postponed from last term.  It always gives me great pleasure to formally recognise our students who go above and beyond, and who achieve so well and contribute to MRI in their different ways.  Our Term 2 award recipients are listed below.

Further to Deputy Principal Mr Ross Berry retiring from education later this term,  Mr Carl Maskell has been appointed to the role of Acting Deputy Principal for the remainder of this year while the Board makes the permanent appointment to this role.

Mr Maskell will be commencing the role, initially working alongside Mr Berry to help transition, from Wednesday 3rd August 2022

The school is committed to ensuring that we have quality teachers for all of our students.  We have appointed Mrs Ritu Aggarwal to take over the role of Room 22 teacher.  Mrs Aggarwal is very excited to join MRI and is looking forward to starting next week.


Organisation is well underway for Mr Berry’s farewell. If you would like to share a special tribute for Mr Berry or you would like to join us at his farewell function,  please contact our Executive Officer, Kylie Darby-Smith 

Don’t forget that our Art Week Exhibition is on TOMORROW – Thursday 28th July, 4pm to 7.30pm.   Our hall is looking amazing with the many art works displayed that were created by our talented students. Work created with local Artist Kirstin Carlin throughout term two, as part of the Creatives in Schools’ programme, will also be on display. We hope to see you there!
Exhibition Invitation is below.

to all our Term 2, 2022, Award recipients!
These awards were announced at our Assembly on Monday afternoon.

The Care2 Principal’s Award is awarded to one student per class who embodies our Care2 values consistently and constantly gives 100%. 
Well done to the following students:

The House Colours Award is in recognition of students who consistently demonstrate House Spirit, House values and House Promotion.  Well done to the following students:

We are very pleased to be able to give you an update of our Year 8 student Yashwitha  who we mentioned in a previous newsletter. 

Yashwitha travelled to Australia to represent New Zealand in Tennis.  Yashwitha won both Rod Laver tournaments for 12u and she got a wild card to go to the state championships!  This is a fantastic achievement.  Congratulations Yashwitha!

Here’s some more great news from another of our students:  During the holidays, our Year 8 student – Charles, competed in the North Island Secondary School Orienteering Competition. He came second in the Sprint event and second in the Forest event. 
Charles went on to compete in the  NZ Nationals and gained a second place in the Championship Sprint and a fourth in the Championship Long (forest and farm).
Well done and Congratulations Charles!

Key Messages

School Board Elections: Nominations are now open. 

It’s board election time again.  This term we will be electing board members for the next three years.

Nominations are now open for the election of five parent representatives to the school. The link to place your nomination is 

The returning officer for the triennial board election is Bernardine Vester.  She can be contacted at  

The timetable for the election is:
Main Roll closes:        Wednesday 13 July
Call for Nominations:  No later than 15 July. 
Supplementary Roll closes: Monday 1 August
Nominations close: Wednesday 3 August

If there are more nominations than vacancies, then parents and caregivers will receive an invitation to vote either electronically or by post. 

Voting starts:  Wednesday 10 August
Election day is September 7.
Voting count:  Tuesday 13 September
New board in place:  Wednesday 14 September. 

Nominations can be made online through an email link provided in the Call for Nominations.  However, a hard copy nomination form can also be obtained from the school office.

If you wish to stand for the board, it is recommended that you provide a candidate statement and photograph.

The electoral roll will be held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.

Mt Roskill Intermediate Enrolments for 2023 are now open.  

We will be holding our annual Open Day Information Tours on the 10th and 11th of August.  If you have friends or family members who are interested in sending their child to our school and they would like to know more about us, please let them know to visit our website for further details about these information tours.

MRI has a NEW School App!

Go to your App Store on your Apple or Android device and search SchoolAppsNZ to download this FREE app onto your device. 

School Lunches – EzLunch have updated their Account Holder Terms.  Please click HERE to view the latest information we have been provided. 

Community Notices

Message from Auckland Transport – Safe Communities Mt Roskill Phase II
Auckland Transport(AT) has started Phase II of the Mt Roskill project during the school holidays.
The first stage of works is at the intersection of Mt Albert Rd and Frost Rd in Mt Roskill. AT is upgrading this intersection to make it safer by putting in signalised traffic lights, relocating two bus stops on Mt Albert Rd within the vicinity of the intersection, and putting in new amenities for cyclists. The project is expected to take 3-4 months, subject to weather.
AT thanks you for your ongoing patience and asks you to please take care when moving around this area.

Mt Roskill Grammar School enrolments for 2023 are open!

Applications can be submitted online through the links below or hardcopy forms can be handed in at Reception in the MRGS Administration Building.

REMINDER: Out of Zone applications close on Wednesday 7th September



We look forward to welcoming your child to our Mt Roskill Grammar School whānau in 2023

Term Dates 2022
Term 3 : Monday 25th July – Friday 30th September
Term 4 : Monday 17th October – Thursday 15th December

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