Winter Sports Season
Under 15 Colts - Saturday 11 May 2013
Under 15 Colts in their 24-0 win over Auckland Grammar School on Saturday 11 May.
Year 9 and 10 classes finished the term with some fun, rounding out their year-long Form Class Competition with half a day of ball games played around the school.
Each class was assigned a colour, and the girls' classes in particular took the chance to dress up and learn chants to support each other. At the end of each half day the classes' points were added to their totals from the rest of the year and the winners were announced. The students from 9GRN, 9MKE, 10WSN and 10GDR enjoyed a prize of lunch at the St Lukes Mall food court and a movie at the Event cinemas.
Year 9 Girls Form Class Winners - 9GRN
Year 9 Boys Form Class Winners - 9MKE
Year 10 Girls Form Class Winners - 10WSN
Year 10 Boys Form Class Winners 10GDR
Inter-Form Competition - Final Places and Points for 2013
|Year 9 Girls: Points Totals||Year 9 Boys: Points Totals||Year 10 Girls: Points Totals||Year 10 Boys: Points Totals|
Mt Albert Grammar offers specialist tuition in dance and drama by teachers who are leaders in their field.
Athletes in the Junior School have enjoyed an outstanding year across a wide range of sports. They were presented with their Sports Lions at assemblies at the end of Term 3 and beginning of Term 4.
A special assembly was held on 26 September to recognise leaders among the Junior School. Those who had excelled at sport, the arts and as overall leaders among their peers were awarded certificates by prefects and the Headmaster, Mr Burden.
Back row from left: William Lever (Arts), Maria Markovich (Arts), Joshua Williams (Dance). Middle row: Fia Jones (Drama), Jonathon Osborn (Dance). Front: Jenna Ackerman (Music). Absent: Franziska Robinson (Drama), Taite Pierson (Music).
Back row from left: Dylan Posa (Football 13A Boys), Max Thomson (Cricket Colts), Thomas Gant (cycling), Trent Kimiangatau (Basketball Junior Boys), Ethan Duffin (Cricket Year 10). Middle row: Ruby Johnston (Football Junior A Girls), Claudia Butwell (Lacrosse Junior), Rhyannon Poto (Basketball Junior Girls). Front: Virginia Megson (Hockey Junior Girls), Brodie Fogarty (Cricket Year 9).
Back row from left: Connor Bougen (Waterpolo Juniors), Waimana Riedlinger-Kapa (Rugby Colts), Bronson Monk (Rugby U14 Gold), Tyla Love (Netball Year 9), Lahaina-Lee Upu-Toharea (Netball Year 9). Middle row: Jack Soffe (Squash Junior A Boys), Ben Young (Rugby U14 Blue), Leilani Folau (Netball Year 10), Kasey Price (Netball Year 10). Front: Ella Neighbours (Squash Junior A Girls), Aidan Cullen (Tennis Junior A Boys).
From left: Jenna Ackerman (Year 9), Shakthi Singh (Year 9), Kalisha Moore (Year 10), Bryn Tuson (Year 10)
Junior assembly on Monday, 16 September, saw a number of students called to the stage to receive certificates or medals for winning achievements in a range of sporting codes.
Netball Intermediate 1: Winners of their division. From left, Monique Kost, Ana Moi, Rhyannon Poto, Chellcey Jones. Absent: Pekaru Arona, Leilani Folau, Skylah Ieriko,Victoria Pone and Kasey Price.
Netball Intermediate 3: Winners of their division. Front row from left, Nailah Akbar, Sharanita Sharma; middle row, Florencia Morris, Josephine Naitoko, Folau Tuinukuafe; back row, Maddison Hargreaves, Mya Alfred, Alexandra Nicholson.
Netball Intermediate 4: Winners of their division. Front, Maria Wrassky-Bulmer; middle row from left, Lili Peneva, Emma Thomas; back row, Sarah Vito Mikaele, Emma Prescott, Maddison McGregor.
Netball Junior 1: Winners of their division. Front, Paige Witehira; middle row from left, Alaimaluloa Toe'utu, Joshlyn Samupo Munokoa; back row, Amelia Gregc, Tyla Love, Jazmin Tamapeau.
Netball Junior 4: Winners of their division. Front row from left, Georgia Houston, Kendall Elson; middle row, Anais Middleton, Nerida Elson, Catherine Khun; back row, Riley King, Sophie Chilcott-Cryer, Beata Krajcer, Lily Pearce.
Girls Basketball U15: Runners Up at the Greater Auckland Basketball Championships. Front row from left, Taimane Roberts, Jasmin Bull; middle row, Tarore Wilson, Elizabeth Beaumont, Mangatalo Taanaki; back row, Aimee Hunt, Trinity Paeu, Rhyannon Poto.
Boys football 13B: Winners of their division, finished the season unbeaten with only three goals conceded.
Shae Iswar, Yr 10, Most Valuable Player in the MAGS 1st XI Boys' Hockey team at the India Shield Hockey Tournament in Napier.
Guiting Lu, Yr 10, Winner of the Cathay Pacific Table Tennis Auckland Open Under 18 Girls' singles, and runner up in the Auckland Open Under 15 Girls' division.
Sharn Ashford, Yr 9, winner of Squash
Premier Division 2.
Agnes Ah Yen and Jessica Middelberg,
winners of Squash Junior Girls Division.
Squash Junior Girls Division runners-up.
Katherine Grozev, Flynn Oberdries and Hana Newnham-McGrath.
Winners of Girls Football Junior A division
Winners of Girls Football Junior C division.
Year 9 and 10 students have the opportunity to have their reading enhanced by meeting with Year 13 students before school.
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected by their peers to represent their form class:
Year 9 Form Class Representatives - June Stewart (9OZH), Brooke Harris (9BVD), Kodi Barlow (9ROB), Reiko Yoshida-Wilsash (9MLC), Ria Shon (9FRL), Yohani Simpkin (9JGL), Jenna Ackerman (9GRN), Rosie Peterson (9BVS), Jimmy Banks (9GIB), Connor Grant (9HUN), Thomas Day (9PNE), Martin Lyon (9DWS), Ben Young (9MKE), Josh Williams (9SRN), Shakthi Singh (9FTN), Kenny Hall (9BRT), Toa Anderson (9FNK) and Desmond Petelo (9CVR).
Jenna Ackerman and Shakthi Singh have been chosen as the Year 9 representatives.
Year 10 Form Class Representatives - Hayley Nisbet (10NYN), Mahima Taunk (10PUL), Agnes Ah Yen (10BNF), Kalisha Moore (10KNA), Maria Markovich (10WSN), Skylah Ieriko (10GRG), Kayla Collison Khaine (10CLY), Isabelle Henare (10NHA), Liam Quinlan(10KNW), Bryn Tuson(10GDR), Isaac Coupe(10BOK), Caleb Faleolo(10CVN), Joel Stevens (10CLN), Lachlan Douglas (10SAL), K C Leung (10SMG), Richmond Patea Seve (10HDG), Paris Wikaira (10BGH) and Amol Arora (10PSI).
Kalisha Moore and Bryn Tuson have been chosen as the Year 10 representatives.
Under 15 Colts in their 24-0 win over Auckland Grammar School on Saturday 11 May.
Students are expected to be in correct uniform from the first day of school. There is also important information regarding student arrival and departure from school each day. Click here for a letter from the Associate Principal on these matters.
Over 100 year 13 students volunteered as peer support leaders to assist the new year 9 students settle into their new school.
Year 9 student orientation included activities which helped students get to know each other their new class.
Click here for information if you wish to enrol your child at Mount Albert Grammar School. We are currently taking in-zone enrolments
|Junior School Contacts
||Academic Institute||Junior Graduation|
|The MAGS Way||Single-Sex Education||Peer Support Programme
|Curriculum Information||Inter-Form Class Comp 2012||Parent Portal|
The Year 9 Parent Evening commenced with drinks and nibbles in the Albertian Quad. Following this, parents were greeted by the Headmaster who introduced the year level senior managers, deans and guidance counsellors.
The form classes then met with form teachers and peer support leaders. Parents were able to ask any questions and establish links with the form teacher who will be their main point of contact throughout the year.
Important Beginning-of-Year Links
Junior Graduation Ceremony for Year 9 students from 2010
The junior graduation programme is for Year 9 and 10 students.
The aim of this programme is to:
Click on the link below to download two pdfs which explain the Junior Graduation Programme in more detail.
Parents and caregivers are most welcome to contact their child's form teacher, dean or the senior management team members below if they have any queries.
| Paul McKinley |
Responsible for Junior Boys
Phone: 815 4031
| Jo Williams |
Responsible for Junior Girls
Director of the Academic Institute
Phone: 815 4036
Dean, Year 9 Girls
Phone: 8462 044, ext 8111
Dean, Year 9 Boys
Phone: 8462 044, ext 8110
| Andy Belson |
Dean, Year 10 Boys
8462 044, ext 8112
|9BVD||Ms Haana Bovairdfirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8165|
|9BVS||Ms Patricia Bevinsemail@example.com|
|9FRL||Ms Sam Farmiloefirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8209|
|9GRN||Miss Alex Greenemail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8209|
|9JGL||Ms Jenny Jagiellofirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8209|
|9MLC||Ms Sarah Mulcahyemail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8190|
|9OZH||Mrs Diana Ozichfirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8100|
|9ROB||Mrs Sharne Robertsemail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8168|
|Year 9 Boys|
|9BRT||Mr Pat Barrettfirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8106|
|9CVR||Ms Paula Calveremail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8209|
|9DWS||Mr Brandon Dewesfirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8165|
|9FNK||Mr Gregory Frankemail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8106|
|9FTN||Mr Julian Fortuinfirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8185|
|9GIB||Mr Warwick Gibbsemail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8130|
|9HUN||Mr Matthew Huangfirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8209|
|9MKE||Mr Elliot Mokaemail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8168|
|9PNE||Mr Joseph Paynefirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8168|
|9SRN||Mr Brett Sorrensonemail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8168|
|Year 10 Girls|
|10BNF||Ms Shona Bonifacefirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8185|
|10CLY||Mrs Stephanie Clarryemail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8185|
|10GRG||Ms Elizabeth Grigelfirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8154|
|10KNA||Ms Henrietta Kajanovaemail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8185|
|10NHA||Mrs Robina Nishafirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8209|
|10NYN||Ms Kim Nguyenemail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8193|
|10PUL||Ms Alayna Pulhamfirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8209|
|10WSN||Mrs Jessica Wilsonemail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8165|
|Year 10 Boys|
|10BOK||Mr Brent Bookerfirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8209|
|10BGH||Mr James Bellinghamemail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8103|
|10CLN||Mr Michael Collinsfirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8166|
|10CVN||Mr Joe Cavanaghemail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8168|
|10CWY||Mr Ben Conwayfirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8209|
|10GDR||Mr Paul Gardneremail@example.com|
|10HDG||Mr Gareth Hodgesfirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8185|
|10PSI||Mr Andrew Pilisiemail@example.com||846 2044, ext 8185|
|10KNW||Mr Jason Knowlesfirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8166|
|10SAL||Mr Tony Sailemail@example.com|
|10SMG||Mr Mark Loveridgefirstname.lastname@example.org||846 2044, ext 8209|
Flynn Letford and Alexandra Chaptynova
Junior Duxes and Best All Round Students in Year 10
Mount Albert Grammar School offers the most academically able Year 9 and 10 classes the opportunity for acceleration and/or extension. These students experience programmes designed to extend their abilities and challenge them to reach, and maintain, their best results. This students who participate in accelerate programmes collectively form the Academic Institute, and their progress is monitored to ensure they are able maintain top results. It is important to emphasise that participation in acceleration or extension programmes should be challenging for students, but manageable, and should not negatively impact on performance in other areas.
In Mathematics, two accelerate programmes are offered - 'accelerate' and 'super-accelerate' to meet the varying levels of advanced mathematical ability in the junior cohort. Accelerate students are working one year ahead of their cohort and aim to achieve NCEA Level 1 Mathematics at the end of Year 10. Super-Accelerate students are working two years ahead of their cohort, aiming to achieve NCEA Level 1 Mathematics at the end of Year 9. This means students are able to specialise sooner rather than later, choosing calculus and statistics, and/or opting for scholarship.
English offers extension, as opposed to acceleration, to the top students. Previous experience offering accelerate programmes has proved that students need opportunity, direction and time to develop the depth of understanding, and the maturity required to achieve Excellence levels of achievement in English. The aim of extension is exposure to a broad range of literature, both traditional and modern, that challenges with regard to both use of language and ideas presented.
Science currently offers a condensed junior programme, at Year 9 and at Year 10, which introduces the NCEA Level 1 Science curriculum, with the most able invited to sit Level 1 Science standards at the end of Year 10. This prepares these students to progress to the three specialist disciplines - biology, chemistry and physics - with accelerate specialist programmes offered at both Years 11 and 12. In response to the recent realignment of the NCEA Level 1 and Level 2 achievement standards this programme is under review for 2013. As previously stated, the aim is for students to be challenged but to also have the opportunity to achieve their best possible results and the realigned standards demand an ability for, and application of, great depth and independent scientific thought under assessment conditions. An extension programme, focussed on developing the capacity of our young scientists to do this is being designed.
Exceptional talent or ability demonstrated in language or arts subjects is also recognised with such students being given the opportunity to participate in accelerate programmes or work with Senior students at the appropriate curriculum levels that match their ability.
It must be emphasised that across any of the subjects offering acceleration, only those students consistently achieving at Merit and/or excellence level are invited to sit Level 1 NCEA examinations, as opposed to automatically being entered. While these students are recognised as able, it is important that they be given the opportunity to achieve their best as it can be presumed that they would in due course, were they not accelerated.
The advent of certificate endorsement and more recently individual course endorsement means it has become more important for students to be able to consolidate their best performances. Certificate Endorsements reward student achievement and can be awarded at Level 1, 2 or 3 with Merit or Excellence. More recently Course Endorsements recognise and reward consistent levels of achievement, at Merit or Excellence, for a course of study. It is important to maintain consistent efforts to do ones best is across all subject areas and not concentrated on one or two.
Comments from Year 10 students currently in these programmes reflect a level of confidence that is developing from the students facing and overcoming the challenges of extension study.
Ultimately, student experience and enjoyment of learning and achievement underpins accelerate and extension opportunities.