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Welcome to the 2018 school year and a particular welcome to all the new members of the Mountainview High School community. I have no doubt that you will find our community a welcoming and friendly one to be proud of.
The year has started well and we have already had a notable number of events. I was particularly pleased to meet so many parents at the “meet the teacher BBQ” that followed the year 9 orientation days. Hopefully it enabled parents to connect with the teachers of the individual students. If for any reason you missed the event don’t worry, our open door policy means parents are welcome to contact teachers or senior staff at any point, particularly if you have a query about learning or wellbeing. All our staff emails are on our website
A new year not only brings new faces with students it often involves new staff joining the community. I am pleased to be able to welcome Mrs Katie Graham to Mountainview. Katie will be taking on the role of Guidance Counsellor. Miss Liana Allan, may be a familiar face as an ex student. Liana will be teaching in Technology and ESOL.
Mrs Joelene Rennick will be teaching Junior English.
The start of the year has already seen a number of the inter whanau school events. The School Swimming Sports was again a successful and enjoyable occasion. Congratulations to all participants on the day. There were some outstanding achievements. Of particular note were records broken by Arwen Kleinsmith, Kaylee Uys, Caitlin Alexander and new records set by Nathan Pain, Taylor Batt and Jared Lysaght. At the time of writing the weather has been problematic with the School Athletics programme and we have had a number of cancellations. We are hopeful that we find a time when the school calendar and the weather forecast combine to give a fine day.
In addition to the new staff, the New Year has been a juggling of roles for some of our more established staff. Kenny Diamond has been appointed to the Deputy Principal position for learning, design, assessment and reporting. Chris Phillips has been appointed to the Deputy Principal position for Wellbeing. Tasmine Palmer is the acting Head of the English Learning Area. David Graham is the acting Head of the Physical Education and Health Learning area.
I would like to thank all families for ensuring that the students are reviewing the correct uniform and coming to school fully equipped for Learning. Being able to start lessons in a timely manner and on the right footing really does ensure that learning time is effectively used.
Dear Parents/Caregivers, A reminder that Parent teacher interviews are scheduled for Thursday 15th March between 1.30pm and 7pm. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss your child’s progress. We use an electronic web based booking system for our...read more
If you would like a copy of the Mountainview High School 2017 Year Book please collect from the school office.read more
We are setting up lessons for students who would like to learn a musical instrument. If you have any questions let me know - email@example.com - this is a great opportunity for students to try something new.read more
Payments may be made by cash, cheque, eftpos, automatic payment or internet banking. Our bank account number is ASB - 123159 0066419 01 Please make sure if using this method to clearly identify the student for whom the payment is meant. Any enquiries please ring the...read more