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The FW Gamble Hall was full as Year 9 families gathered for the annual information evening on Wednesday, 8 February.
Following drinks and nibbles in the Maurice Hall Atrium, visitors were shown through to the Hall where they were greeted by Headmaster Mr Patrick Drumm.
Mr Drumm noted that the 2017 cohort was special, in that they would finish as Year 13s in the school's 100th year - 2021.
"What a special time to be a student at MAGS," said Mr Drumm. "I urge your children to make the most of the breadth of opportunities we offer, while keeping their academic focus as their priority."
Other speakers were the Associate Principal in charge of Junior Boys, Mr Paul McKinley, and Deputy Principal in charge of Junior Girls, Ms Jo Williams.
Members of the Friends of MAGS parents committee and Co-Chairs of the Fine Art Show sub-committee, Mr Ken Fairgray and Ms Lucille Peters, encouraged parents to get involved in the school's largest annual fundraising event.
Parents then met with their children's Form Teachers in classrooms, who talked about school procedures and answered questions.
Nearly 600 new Year 9 students were welcomed to Mount Albert Grammar School on Tuesday, 31 January.
Students were then assigned to their Form Classes, and spent the remainder of the day with their Form Teachers and Year 13 Peer Support Leaders getting to know each other, touring the school and finding out about their timetable and life at MAGS.
During the rest of the week all students took part in the start of the
annual Inter-Form Class Competition - a series of games and challenges
that runs through the year. They also learned the MAGS Haka, which will
be performed at key school events
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MAGS' top Junior academic, sports and arts students were named at the Year 9 and 10 Prizegiving ceremonies on Tuesday, 6 December.
The Junior Girl Dux and Boy Dux for 2016 are Jamila Chen and Adam Bateman, pictured above with Headmaster Mr Patrick Drumm. Click here for a summary of their academic achievements
The Junior Victor Ludorum is Dylan Moon for achievements in Athletics, Rugby, Rugby Sevens and Touch.
Junior Victrix Ludorum is Moanekah Va'ai for achievements in Basketball, Netball, Touch and Tag.
The Junior Duces Artium are Logan Allomes and Maddi Bencich. Logan has excelled in Drama and was MC of this year's Junior Bytes concert. Maddi has excelled in both Dance and Drama.
The Best All-Round Boy and Girl in Year 10 are Adam Bateman and Takunda Muzondiwa. The Best All-Round Year 9 students are Vaibhav Nayyar and Isla Thompson.
In his speech, Headmaster Mr Patrick Drumm said academic achievement was the ultimate measure by which the school judged its success. It was one of MAGS' "four pillars" - the others being the Arts, Sport and Service - and students were encouraged to become involved in all four areas as their achievements in one gave them the confidence and the work ethic to succeed in others.
"I thank our Junior students for approaching their schooling in such a positive way. You can take confidence from your success so far as you enter the Senior school next year."
Year 9 Girls winners - 9CVT
Year 9 Boys winners - 9MKE
Year 10 Girls winners - 10MKN
Year 10 Boys winners - 10SCF
Year 9 Girls
Year 9 Boys
Year 10 Girls
Year 10 Boys
Please click on the links below to find out more about subjects and extra-curricular activities in the Junior School.
Phys Ed and Health
Isla Thompson might only be in Year 9, but that didn't stop the 13-year-old from putting her name forward for the Albert-Eden Youth Board.
She has been appointed as one of 12 members; the others range in age from 17-24, making her the youngest by some margin.
"I saw in the school notices that applications were open and I thought that would be a cool thing to be part of," says Isla. "We get to look at issues from young people's perspectives, and give feedback to the adults on the Albert-Eden Local Board."
The Youth Board has four areas on which to focus - sustainability, social mobility, social development and civic engagement. Projects will include encouraging young people to vote, and using social and online media in a positive way.
"This is our opportunity to get involved in our community and help make it what we want it to be."
The Chairman of the MAGS Board of Trustees, Mr Greg Moyle, gave Year 10 students an introduction to financial planning in a series of talks in the Murray Nairn Library from 23-27 November.
Mr Moyle is the Director of 1Plan Financial Planning, and each year offers to share some of his knowledge about setting financial goals, how to reach them, and the importance of saving.
Some students will carry these concepts into future studies in Business, and Mr Moyle was keen to reach all Year 10 students and give them some pointers about the life skill of managing their money well.
Year 9 students had a break from their classrooms on 23-24 November to instead travel to Stardome in One Tree Hill Domain to learn about space.
The trip was part of the Year 9 Science topic of Space Science. Teacher in charge Ms Paula Calver said each class had two sessions at Stardome: "The first session was in the Space Room where an educator gave a lecture about the life cycle of stars, including the predicted fate of our own sun as well as larger stars that will collapse into supernova and black holes."
After a break to study the foyer exhibits, each class then visited the Planetarium to see "immersive" videos about the the universe and the search to find evidence of alien life. The shows finished with a tour of the night sky.
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.
Individual departments modify content and teaching styles to meet the needs of the single sex classes. The students, staff and parents have all commented on the model as ideal. It is the best of both worlds. A number of co-educational schools have visited Mount Albert Grammar School in order to gain information to assist them in deciding about making the change in their school.
The Peer Support Programme has been in operation for several years now and each time we need to acknowledge the excellent work done by those Year 13 students who give their time and abilities to make such a significant contribution to the newcomers to the School community.
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.
Responsible for Junior Boys
Phone: 815 4031
Responsible for Junior Girls
Phone: 815 4036
Dean, Year 9 Girls
Phone: 846 2044, ext 8119
Dean, Year 9 Boys
Phone: 846 2044, ext 8118
Dean, Year 10 Girls
Phone: 846 2044, ext 8111
Dean, Year 10 Boys
Phone: 846 2044, ext 8110
|Year 9 Girls
|9BVD||Ms Haana Bovaird
|9FRY||Ms Linda Frey
|9GMS||Ms Nisitha Gomes
|9HEY||Ms Michaela Hey
|9KNA||Ms Henrieta Kajanova
|9MKN||Ms Nadine Mackinnon
|9MGD||Ms Reina Mollgaard
|9SEO||Ms Stella Seo
||Ms Alison Wright
||Ms Meng Yang
|Year 9 Boys|
|9ASH||Mr Michael Ashby
|9BRT||Mr Pat Barrett
|9DSV||Mr Max Denisov
|9FLM||Mr Richie Folomu
|9FTN||Mr Julian Fortuin
|9GDE||Mr John Goodier
|9GIB||Mr Warwick Gibbs
|9JTN||Ms Kelly Johnston
|9MKE||Mr Elliot Moka
|9PRG|| Ms Helen Prangnell
||Mr Andrew Pilisi
||Mr Ryan Thom
Year 10 Girls
|10ADS||Ms Jaleisa Adams
|10BNF||Ms Shona Boniface
|10FRC||Ms Samantha French
|10GRD||Ms Laura Gardner
|10MLH||Ms Raechel Milich
|10MRY||Ms Leah Murray
|10SLE||Ms Jordan Stanley
||Ms Sharne Roberts
||Ms Harriet Wilson
|Year 10 Boys|
|10CFD||Ms Leanne Cutfield
|10HMP||Mr Geoff Hamp
|10GWD||Mr Scott Greenwood
|10HUN||Mr Matthew Huang
|10KGN||Mr Joe Kerrigan
||Mr Pradeep Kumar
|10PRY||Mr Carl Perry
||Mr Tony Sail
|10SCF||Mr Andrew Scaife
||Mr Sean Turner
||Mr Michael Walden