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Dear Parents / Family / Whanau
Those of you with children in Years 11, 12 or 13 will have received your child’s academic report, which covers their progress through to the end of May this year.
At times these reports can be a little difficult to interpret if you are not used to some of the school based jargon so these are the things that I would be looking for in my child’s report:
How many days of learning has my child missed from any of their classes? Is my child missing more of one subject than any other? 
It is important to consider the number of classes my child has missed as research highlights a link between attendance and academic achievement.
Is my child passing or failing?
Each standard my child is currently enrolled in is listed at the top of the report. The subject and number e.g. English 1.1 or History 2.1 etc. represent a body or unit of work. Teachers will add to this list of standards throughout the year as your child has completed the work.
I would first look to see if my child has passed all of the standards they have been entered into to date and, if so, at what level – Achieved / Merit / Excellence?
I would then focus on those standards that my child has not achieved.
Note: If there is a standard that states ‘standard not assessed’, this indicates that your child has yet to cover this material and has not been tested on this standard at this point.
Teacher Comment:
I would read each subject in isolation to see the strengths and weaknesses of my child in that subject area. I would then re-read the teacher comments to see if there are positive or negative trends across all of my child’s classes or to see if there is an obvious preference for one subject over another.
Hopefully the tips above are helpful for you to better understand your child's school report and their academic progress. If there is any aspect of your child’s report that you would like to deal with before the school interviews in late June, then please do not hesitate to contact the teacher directly or the Year Level Dean.

Good luck to all students participating in Sheilah Winn this weekend.

Russell Gordon


This Queen's Birthday weekend nine students will take on 45 of the best schools in New Zealand at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare National Festival at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington. They came 1st at the BOP Regional competition.

The team of Darcy Adams, Colleen Fahy, Reanna Flanagan, Helena Goldsmith, Hannah Josephs, Jake Matier, Rebecca O'Byrne, Ella Paulsen and Heather Robilliard will perform a scene from Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' with the chance for students to be chosen in the 2017 New Zealand Young Shakespeare company to tour London and perform at the famous Globe Theatre in London.  David Simes was chosen last year and will travel with the 2016 NZ young Shakespeare company. We wish them all well.


This year Mount Maunganui will perform in the Stage Challenge competition in Auckland at the ASB Theatre, Aotea Square on Friday 1 July. 107 of our students are busy designing, building and painting sets, rehearsing at lunch times, after school and on Sundays, making costumes, and preparing make-up. We would like to thank Brent from Mount Beach Decorators for supplying all of our paint and fire retardant. We would also like to thank all of the students, parents and teachers who provide the support for these students to excel on stage


Parent Support Group (previously known as PTA)

Next Meeting:        27 June 2016 - 7pm

College Staffroom in the Administration Building



Please support our QUIZ & CHARITY AUCTION.

Saturday 18 June - 6:30 pm doors open, quiz starts at 7pm.

Tickets $15 including canapes for the table, cash bar and great items to bid for.

All funds raised will go towards taking a group of our senior Mount Maunganui College students to a rural village in Fiji to help build and repair damaged facility for those at risk.

Tickets available from the school office or Claire Fuller HOD Home Economics.
p: 07 575 3096  


Please check that your child has a correct school jersey or jacket.  Non uniform items will not be allowed.
  • Year 9, Year 10, Year 11 and Year 13 and any new students to Mount Maunganui College - new uniform.  
  • Year 12 old school uniform.  If Year 12 need to purchase uniform then we would request that they purchase the new uniform.
Uniform items may be purchased from our approved supplier:

NZ Uniforms
371 Cameron Road
Phone:  985 6213
All foot wear must be plain black, polishable and below the ankle.  
Boots of any kind, coloured stitching, non-polishing shoes are not allowed.  
Roman sandals may be worn all year round.  
Shoes and regulation socks may be worn all year round.  

  • Boys to wear regulation socks available from NZ Uniforms
  • Girls - either black or white ankle socks or black opaque tights.


Student absences longer than three days must be notified in writing to the Principal by emailing any other absences can be reported by telephone 575 3096 ext 828 or emailing

It is important to remember the college’s requirement that students have a 90% justified attendance and 85% assessment completion record to graduate to the next level.  Because of the need to ensure validity in assessments, it may not be possible to reschedule assessments that may be missed during a student's absence.




If you would like to pay your fees off throughout the year, please email:

For online banking please use the following details:

Reference:  Student ID and what the payment is for (ie Fees, netball)
Account Number:

2016 Term Dates

2016 Holidays

Term 1
Tuesday 2 February
Year 9  /13 Only
Wednesday 3 February
Whole School
to Friday 15 April

Term 2
Monday 2 May
to Friday 8 July

Term 3
Monday 25 July
to 23 September

Term 4
Monday 10 October
to Friday 9 December
25 March
Good Friday

28 March
Easter Monday

29 March
Easter Tuesday

25 April
Anzac Day

6 June
Queen’s Birthday

29 August
Teacher Only Day

24 October
Labour Day


June 2016

  2    Senior Reports Issued
  6    Queen’s Birthday
15    Polar Bear Plunge
23    Junior Reports Issued
29    Parent  Teacher Interviews
30    Parent Teacher Interviews

July 2016

  8    Last Day Term 2
25    First Day Term 3

August 2016

  3    Open Evening
29    Teacher Only Day
30    Career Pathway Evening

September 2016

14   Dance Night
16   DanceNZMade
19   Senior Reports Issued
23   Last Day Term 3

October 2016

First Day Term 4   10
Sports Awards   19


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