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Mount Maunganui College
       PROSPECTUS 2020
Mount Maunganui College - PROSPECTUS 2020 R O U
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 Together as learners,
we are inspired to grow
                                  From Alastair Sinton
                                  College Principal

                                  At Mount Maunganui College,                 We are proud of our broad curriculum,
                                                                              our academic excellence and our focus on
                                  we believe it is important                  high-quality teaching and learning.
                                  for our community to be                     We serve a community that defines
                                  inspired by a love of learning              success in many ways, and our
                                                                              commitment to the well-being, character
                                  so that we discover and                     and identity of our learners ensures a
                                  pursue our aspirations and                  robust, responsive and successful
                                  dreams.                                     co-curricular programme.
                                                                              Our commitment to preparing young
                                  We prioritise personal excellence           people for their future is based on
                                  by developing meaningful, caring            evidence, best practice and common
                                  relationships with students and families    sense.
                                  and by providing quality education.
                                                                              Your support for Mount Maunganui
                                  We are a well-resourced, future-focused     College is appreciated. We look forward
                                  secondary school that firmly believes       to working alongside you.
                                  co-education best serves the needs of our
                                  young people in our modern world.           Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa
Mount Maunganui College - PROSPECTUS 2020 R O U
Our                                           Our
History                                       College
Mount Maunganui College                       Mount Maunganui College          What You Can Expect                         Strategic Focus
was established as a                          provides quality education       from Our School                             As a community of learners,
                                                                               This prospectus outlines our vision for     Mount Maunganui College will:
coeducational secondary                       for all of its students within
                                                                               the school and what we see as our key       • 	Empower all learners to be confident,
school in 1957.                               a caring environment that        goals for our students. We do not make          connected and to succeed with

The current student roll is 1498, with a
                                              allows for effective teaching    these promises lightly. We are committed        integrity;
                                                                               to providing excellent educational          • 	Form respectful relationships that are
decile rating of 6. The College is situated   and learning to take place.      opportunities and are committed in our          responsive to the needs of all, and;
on Maunganui Road, and savors its views                                        efforts to ensure every student makes the   • 	Grow active learners who positively
of Mauao (our iconic regional mountain),                                       most of what we offer.                          contribute to our society
Te Awanui (the inner harbour) and the
main ‘Mount Surf Beach’ (traditionally                                                                                     This strategic focus is supported
                                                                               School Touchstones
known as Te Moana a Toi).                                                                                                  by our school values:
                                                                               • 	Learning
We exist in a very special part of
New Zealand, and acknowledge mana                                              • 	Wellbeing
whenua – Ngāi Te Rangi and their role as                                       • 	Character
                                                                                                                           Kindness, Compassion
kaitiaki of the local area.
                                                                                                                           and Empathy for Others.
                                                                               Our Vision
                                                                               Together as learners, we are inspired
‘How We’ve Grown!’
A photo of the first pupils – 1957                                             to grow.
                                                                               Mā tō rourou, mā tōku rourou, ka ora        Strength, Pride
                                                                               ai te iwi.                                  and Resilience.

                                                                               Our Commitment
                                                                               At Mount Maunganui College we believe
                                                                               it is important for our community to be
                                                                               inspired by a love of learning so that we
                                                                               discover and pursue our aspirations and
                                                                               dreams. We are committed to growing a
                                                                               community that continually strives to be
                                                                               the best that it can be.
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Parent Communication                            • 	Personal guidance support
                                              Honest and open two-way communication           • 	A safe and caring school environment
                                              between whānau and school is vitally            Whānau and students are encouraged to
                                              important. We pride ourselves on being          make use of these services.
                                              large enough to give a full range of            We do this through:
                                              opportunities but small enough to see
                                                                                              • 	A well resourced Careers Department
                                              each student as an individual.
                                                                                              • 	A Learning Centre with well trained
                                              We make regular contact via:                        staff to support students with diverse
                                              • Regular electronic newsletters                    learning needs
                                              • 	Access to live assessment and               • 	Committed, professional Guidance
                                                  attendance data via our web portal              Counsellors
                                              • 	One progress and two formal reports         • 	A dedicated Form Teacher for each form

What                                              per year
                                              • 	School interviews following each report
                                                                                                  class, a Dean and Senior Leader for each
                                                                                                  year level

We Offer
                                                  in Terms 1 and 2                            • 	A structured and thorough attendance
                                              • 	Teachers, Form Teachers and Deans               system                                       Student Leadership
                                                  who contact home when issues arise          • 	Student-based peer mentoring between
                                                                                                                                               At Mount Maunganui College we
                                              • 	An open evening and an optional                 Year 9 and Year 13 students
                                                                                                                                               place great importance on providing
                                                  interview at enrolment                      • 	Provision of a free health services clinic
                                                                                                                                               opportunities for student leadership.
Mount Maunganui College                       • 	An orientation day for all new Year 9       • 	Kai Ora Breakfast Club
                                                                                                                                               We encourage a wide range of leadership
                                                  students early in Term 1
offers a quality education                                                                                                                     opportunities at each year level.
                                              • 	Information evening in Term 1 for new                                                        Leadership roles develop confidence
within a caring and well                          families                                                                                     and independence and allow students to
resourced school setting.                     Whānau are encouraged to contact us                                                              demonstrate community contribution.
                                              when they recognise a learning need                                                              At Mount Maunganui College we have
We see our learning environment as being      or have a concern about their child’s                                                            vertical committees (Years 9-13) that
advantageous for our learners for the         education. Education is about building                                                           represent the interests of students.
following reasons;                            skills and enthusiasm. Whānau support           Expectations                                     These committees are: Arts, Community,
• 	Our students have average class sizes     and interest is a vital part of this process.   Mount Maunganui College has a number             Executive, Kaupapa Maori and Sports.
    of 26
                                                                                              of expectations of our students to ensure        Elected student leaders run each of these
• 	Our students have a wide selection of                                                     that our school maintains a positive             councils.
    subjects                                                                                  learning climate. Classroom learning             Mount Maunganui College recognises
• 	Our students have ready access to                                                         opportunities are a priority.                    the very important role students play in
    education services, such as computers,
                                                                                              Our expectations are that students:              their leadership capacity. These students
    laptops, sporting equipment and library
                                                                                              • 	Be punctual                                  have a high profile and a key role in the
                                                                                              • 	Be prepared for work                         management of a wide range of student
• 	Our students have access to support       Pastoral Care and Guidance                                                                       activities.
    services, including career and guidance                                                   • Strive to improve
                                              Mount Maunganui College cares for its           • 	Be kind to others                            The Year 13 student leaders who run our
                                              students by providing the following                                                              committees co-ordinate activities for
• 	We seek to have regular contact
                                              systems and processes:                                                                           students and also have an important role
    between school parents/family/whānau
                                              • 	Professional advice on subjects and                                                          in running assemblies and special awards
                                                  qualifications                                                                               evenings. Through their committees they
                                              • 	Up-to-date information and assistance                                                        canvas student opinion that is fed back to
                                                  with employment and tertiary                                                                 the senior management of the College for
                                                  education choices                                                                            consideration in decision making.
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The academic philosophy of

have the best chance to

the College is that students

learn when they are grouped
in classes of similar ability
and extended to the utmost.
                                Our Commitment
                                In everything we do, we aim to grow:
                                • 	A love of learning
                                • 	Respectful relationships
                                • 	Limitless potential
                                We group students according to the
                                curriculum level they are presently
                                working at in our Year 9 and Year 10
                                classes (with the exception of the Design
                                Learning and Sports Performance classes).
                                This enables teachers to better focus on
                                the common learning needs within the
                                group as well as cater for individual needs.
                                Opportunities are available for students to
                                shift levels as their learning develops.
                                The College is a member of the GATE
                                project which provides extension and
                                enrichment programmes for gifted and
                                talented students.
                                There are also classes who provide
                                additional support to those students with
                                significant learning needs.
                                                                               Mount Maunganui College
                                                                               meets the needs of our
                                                                               students. We have created
                                                                               a number of programmes
                                                                               to support the various
                                                                               talents and requirements
                                                                               of students.
                                                                               • 	Senior scholarship
                                                                               • University papers
                                                                               • 	Enrichment co-ordinators
                                                                               • 	Athlete development programme
                                                                               • Areas of special interest
                                                                                                                   Design Learning
                                                                                                                   Students are invited to apply to be
                                                                                                                   part of a class that will undertake an
                                                                                                                   integrated learning programme. Students
                                                                                                                   in this class will learn core curriculum
                                                                                                                   objectives in a setting where they are
                                                                                                                   able to design meaningful projects. These
                                                                                                                   project experiences will allow for a deeper
                                                                                                                   engagement with knowledge than is
                                                                                                                   often possible in regular class settings.
                                                                                                                   Alongside the knowledge gained through
                                                                                                                   project work students will also strengthen
                                                                                                                   capabilities and dispositions that will be
                                                                                                                   valuable for life beyond secondary school.
                                                                                                                   The programme and environment will
                                                                                                                   allow for:
                                                                                                                   • 	Purposeful integration of core
                                                                                                                       curriculum knowledge and skills
                                                                                                                   • 	Authentic projects to be undertaken
                                                                                                                       using a design thinking framework
                                                                                                                   • 	The explicit building of capabilities such
                                                                                                                       as problem solving, critical and creative
                                                                                                                       thinking, perseverance, resilience,
                                                                                                                       communication and collaboration

                                                                                                                   Elite Performing Arts
                                                                                                                   Contributing schools are approached to
                                                                                                                   identify talented performing arts students
                                                                                                                   while they are in Year 8. Students are
                                                                                                                   invited to apply for the Elite Performing
                                                                                                                   Arts Programme and are then assessed by
                                                                                                                   staff working in the programme.
                                                                                                                                                                    Gifted and Talented (Gate)
                                                                                                                                                                    Students who show that they have special
                                                                                                                                                                    talent in particular areas of the curriculum
                                                                                                                                                                    or extra curricular activities are identified
                                                                                                                                                                    and encouraged to extend their talents
                                                                                                                                                                    through a programme that is designed
                                                                                                                                                                    for them in consultation with the student,
                                                                                                                                                                    parents and programme co-ordinator.
                                                                                                                                                                    Accelerated classes will be targeted for
                                                                                                                                                                    extension programmes. The GATE Co-
                                                                                                                                                                    ordinator will also arrange for after school
                                                                                                                                                                    workshops for Year 9 students and Year 8
                                                                                                                                                                    students from the contributing schools.
                                                                                                                                                                    The different faculty areas in the College
                                                                                                                                                                    create each workshop.

                                                                                                                                                                    Sports Performance
                                                                                                                                                                    Contributing schools are approached to
                                                                                                                                                                    identify talented sports students while
                                                                                                                                                                    they are in Year 8. Students are invited
                                                                                                                                                                    to apply for the Sports Performance
                                                                                                                                                                    Programme and are then assessed by staff
                                                                                                                                                                    working in the programme.
                                                                                                                                                                    After this assessment, students are
                                                                                                                                                                    enrolled in the programme after signing
                                                                                                                                                                    an agreement in which they commit
                                                                                                                                                                    to meeting the course requirements,
                                                                                                                                                                    including regular training sessions,
                                                                                                                                                                    mentoring and ongoing dedication to
                                                                                                                                                                    their preferred discipline.
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YEAR 9                     YEAR 10                   YEAR 11                                    YEAR 12                                  YEAR 13
                                                                                                                                                               NCEA Level 1                               NCEA Level 2                             NCEA Level 3
                                                                                                     EN   English                    English                   English                                    English                                  English
                                                                                                                                                                                                          English Pop Culture                      English Pop Culture
                                                                                                                                                                                                          English Aotearoa                         English Gothic & Horror
                                                                                                                                                                                                          English Science Fiction & Fantasy
                                                                                                                                                                                                          English & Gender Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                          English & Philosophy

                                           Subject    Year 9 and 10                                  PS
                                                                                                          Mathematics                Mathematics               Mathematics
                                                                                                                                                                                                          English On Stage

                                                      All students study a compulsory                                                                                                                     Maths for Engineering                    Maths Calculus
                                                      programme of English, Mathematics,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CORE SUBJECTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Maths Statistics
                                                      Science, Social Science and Physical           SC   Science                    Science                   Science                                    Biology                                  Biology
                                                      Education/Health. Literacy and Numeracy                                                                  Physical Sciences                          Chemistry                                Chemistry

                                                      support is provided in both English and                                                                  Science in Sport                           Earth Space Science                      Earth Space Science
                                                      Mathematics. In addition, each Year 9                                                                    Horticulture                               Physics                                  Physics
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Physics for Engineering
                                                      student chooses four option subjects.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Marine Studies                           Marine Studies
                                                      Each option will run for two terms. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Education for Sustainability             Education for Sustainability
                                                      Design Learning, Sports Performance
                                                      and an Elite Performing Arts class will        SO   Social Studies             Geography/History         Geography                                  Geography                                Geography
                                                      be offered to students with high level                                                                   History                                    History                                  History
                                                      sporting and performance talents.                                                                        Geography/History                          Tourism                                  Tourism
                                                      These classes will not be streamed                                                                                                                  Classical Studies                        Classical Studies
                                                      (mixed ability) and will concentrate on        HE   Physical Education         Physical Education        Physical Education                         Physical Education                       Physical Education
                                                      an integrated learning programme to                 Sports Performance         Sports Performance        Health                                     Health                                   Health
                                                      complement their sporting/performance                                                                    Outdoor Education                          Outdoor Education                        Outdoor Education
                                                                                                                                                               Applied Recreation                         Applied Recreation                       Applied Recreation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nutrition & Wellbeing in Society
                                                      A separate Year 10 option selection form
                                                                                                          CORE SUBJECTS KEY:       EN   English   PS   Psychology    MA     Mathematics    SC   Science     SO     Social Sciences   HE   Health & Physical Education
                                                      needs to be completed on enrolment with

Activities                                            students selecting two option subjects for
                                                      a full year.                                   AR   Music
                                                                                                          Drama                      Drama                     Drama                                      Drama                                    Drama
                                                      Senior School – Years 11, 12                        Visual Art                 Visual Art                Visual Art                                 Design                                   Design
We are proud of our many successes                    and 13                                              Elite Performing Arts      Elite Performing Arts                                                Painting                                 Painting
and equally proud of the high level of                                                                                                                                                                    Photography                              Photography
participation both from the students                  All senior students must undertake a full
                                                                                                     CO                              Commerce                  Accounting                                 Accounting                               Accounting
and staff who are in a front of stage or              course of study made up of six subjects
                                                                                                                                                               Economics                                  Economics                                Economics
back stage capacity.                                  except those Year 13 students undertaking                                                                Business Studies                           Business Studies                         Business Studies
                                                      a full Level 3 NCEA course (five subjects)                                                               Personal Financial Management              Personal Financial Management            Personal Financial Management
• 	Bands

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OPTIONAL SUBJECTS
                                                      who will have study time allocated to          LA   ESOL: English              ESOL: English             ESOL: English                              ESOL: English                            ESOL: English
• 	Debating                                          them.                                               Te Reo Maori               Te Reo Maori              Te Reo Maori                               Te Reo Maori                             Te Reo Maori
• 	Itinerant Music                                                                                                                                            Mahi Toi                                   Mahi Toi                                 Mahi Toi
• 	Maori Culture Group – Kapahaka                    Multi Level Study                                   Foreign Languages & Culture French                   French                                     French                                   French
• 	Showquest                                                                                        TE   Computing                  Computing                 Computer Science                           Computer Science                         Computer Science
                                                      The senior school timetable is structured                                      Creative Media Design     Digital Film                               Digital Film                             Digital Film
• Climate Committee
                                                      in such a way that students may study               Food & Nutrition           Food & Nutrition          Food & Nutrition                           Food & Nutrition                         Food & Nutrition
• 	Public Speaking                                                                                                                                            Hospitality                                Hospitality                              Hospitality
                                                      subjects selected from any of the
• 	Spirit of Adventure                               levels (provided they meet a subject’s              Soft Materials             Soft Materials            Soft Materials                             Soft Materials                           Soft Materials
• 	NZ Smokefree Rock Quest                                                                               Graphics (DVC)             Graphics (DVC)            Graphics (DVC)                             Graphics (DVC)                           Graphics (DVC)
                                                                                                          Hard Materials Wood        Hard Materials Wood       Hard Materials Wood                        Hard Materials Wood                      Hard Materials
• 	Young Innovators Awards
                                                                                                          Hard Materials Metal       Hard Materials Metal      Hard Materials Metal & Engineering         Hard Materials Metal & Engineering
• 	Performing Arts                                   Bursaries – Year 13                                                                                      Automotive                                 Automotive
• Sheilah Winn Shakespeare                                                                                                                                     Trades & Construction                      Trades & Construction
                                                      At the end of the year, Year 13 students
• 	Singing Groups                                                                                                                                             Hard Materials Metal & Engineering
                                                      may apply for a wide range of bursaries        WO                                                        Work Experience                            Work Experience
• 	Student Exchanges
                                                      that may be taken up when entering a                                                                                                                Gateway                                  Gateway Plus
• 	Mooting                                           tertiary level of education. These bursaries                                                                                                        Trades Academy                           Trades Academy
• 	IT Mashup                                         amount up to $50,000 in total for Year 13
                                                                                                          OPTIONAL SUBJECTS KEY:          AR   Arts    CO   Commerce      LA   Languages   TE   Technology         WO    Work Experience/Gateway
• 	Young Enterprise                                  students.
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Teams participate in competitions
specially organised by sports codes.
Fixtures are arranged with other Bay of
Plenty schools, clubs and associations
as well as an annual exchange with
                                          What is the most important        Department
Lynfield College in Auckland.
                                          thing in the world? It is the
• 	Athletics                             people, it is the people, it is
• 	Badminton                             the people!                       In 2020 we expect to             Code                                           Accident Insurance
• 	Basketball                                                              welcome international            Mount Maunganui College has agreed             The Accident Compensation Corporation
• 	Canoe Slalom                                                                                             to observe and be bound by the Code            provides accident insurance for all
• 	Cricket
                                                                            fee-paying students from
                                                                                                             of Practice for the Pastoral Care of           New Zealand citizens, residents and
                                          He aha te mea nui o te ao?        at least 20 countries.
• 	Cross Country                                                                                            International Students. Copies of the          temporary visitors to New Zealand,
• 	Cycling                               He tāngata, he tāngata,           We welcome the diversity         Code are available from the New Zealand        but you may still be liable for all other
• 	Football                              he tāngata!                       and international dimension
                                                                                                             Ministry of Education or NZQA websites at:     medical and related costs. Further
• 	Golf                                                                                            or      information can be viewed on the ACC
• 	Gymsports - Cheerleading                                                that they offer. International                                                  website at:
• 	Hockey                                                                  students are home-hosted         Immigration
• 	Martial Arts
                                                                            with local families and are      Full details of visa requirements,             Medical and Travel
• 	Mountain Biking                                                                                          advice on rights to employment in
                                                                            encouraged to participate in                                                    Insurance
• 	Multi Sport/Triathlon                                                                                    New Zealand while studying, and
• 	Netball                                                                 wider college life.              reporting requirements are available           International students must have
• 	Rowing                                                                                                   through Immigration New Zealand,               appropriate and current medical and
                                                                                                             and can be viewed on their website at:         travel insurance while studying in
• 	Rock Climbing
                                                                                                                                                            New Zealand. We prefer to deal with
• 	Rugby
• 	Squash
• 	Snow sports                                                                                              Health Services
                                                                                                                                                            Inquiries and Applications
• 	Surfing                                                                                                  Most international students are not
• 	Surf Life Saving                                                                                                                                        You can download an application form
                                                                                                             entitled to publicly funded health services
• 	Swimming                                                                                                                                                and tuition agreement from our website
                                                                                                             while in New Zealand. If you receive
                                                                                                                                                   Before you apply,
• 	Table Tennis                                                                                             medical treatment during your visit,
                                                                                                                                                            please look at the information on our
• 	Tennis                                                                                                   you may be liable for the full costs of that
                                                                                                                                                            website: costs, requirements, procedures,
• 	Underwater Hockey                                                                                        treatment. Full details on entitlements
                                                                                                                                                            refund conditions, facilities, equipment,
                                                                                                             to publicly funded health services are
• 	Volleyball                                                                                                                                              staffing, courses, qualifications and
                                                                                                             available through the Ministry of Health,
• 	Waka Ama                                                                                                                                                accommodation. Please send your
                                                                                                             and can be viewed on their website at:
• 	Water Polo                                                                                                                                              enquiry by email to:
• 	Windsurfing                                                                                                                                   
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•	Assembly Hall - including audio, visual,
   stage lighting and setup
•	Automotive Workshop
•	Canteen
•	Careers Centre
•	Chromebooks
•	CNC Machine
•	Commercial Kitchen
•	Competition quality tennis courts
•	Computer access in all departments
•	Computer Rooms
•	Fitness Room
•	Gymnasium, Sports Fields, Outdoor
   Basketball Court
•	Heated Pool
•	International Students Centre
•	Laser Cutters
•	Library
•	Marae
•	Music Suite
•	Photography Darkroom and Studio
•	Plasma Cutter
•	Science Laboratories
•	Squash Court
•	Turfed Netball Courts
•	3D Printers
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Mount Maunganui College

Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
New Zealand
P. +64 7 575 3096
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