MACLEANS COLLEGE NEWSLETTER
February 2017

Macleans College Newsletter August 2016

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents

Happy New Year to you all from all of us at Macleans College.


STUDENT ROLL

At the moment the roll is over 2,500 students with in-zoned new enrolments still coming in.


STAFFING

Last Friday Mrs Christine Cottell-Mayhew and Mrs Kelly Bigwood joined the Senior Management Team as Deputy Principals.

Mrs Cottell-Mayhew is a very experienced senior administrator and was recently Foundation Principal of ACG Tauranga and for many years DP and Associate Principal at Albany Senior High School. She has had extensive experience in a number of schools and her main teaching subject is mathematics.

Mrs Bigwood came on to the staff at Macleans at the start of 2016 after many years as a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland Education Faculty. She has helped train and tutor hundreds of aspiring secondary teachers. Prior to that position she taught at Auckland Girls’ Grammar and Mt Roskill Grammar School. Mrs Bigwood’s main teaching subjects are in Economics, Business Studies and Accounting.

Mr Richard Irving is our new Head of Faculty English and came to Macleans from the Head of Department English position at One Tree Hill College and prior to that he was long-time Head of Faculty English at Auckland Grammar School.

Mr Bevan Packer is the new House Leader of Rutherford and prior to this appointment was Head of Faculty Physical Education at Howick College. He taught for many years at St Patrick’s Silverstream and St Patrick’s Town both in Wellington and has an extensive 1st XV and Representative rugby and athletic coaching background. Mr Packer’s main teaching subjects are Physical Education and Commerce. He will be Head Coach of the 1st XV Rugby Team this year.


New Staff

Back row, left to right: Clarence Haw, Matt Buckley, Tom Cole, Christopher Reed, Mark Lewis, Paul Quesnell, Ernst Bass.
Front row, left to right: William Winter, Jana Errington, Susan Humphreys, Kate Fisher, Robyn Restieaux

Back row, left to right: Bevan Packer, Suzanne Jamieson, Sandeep Patil, Blair Gilbert, Richard Townley, John O’Neill-Fuller.
Front row, left to right: Joy Connolly, Irene Lewis, Rachael Patterson, Carys John, Bernice Knibbs

Back row, left to right: Simon Phillips, Laura Ionta
Front row, left to right: Jenny Jung, Seema Chand, Bria Wollaston, Doris Xu
Inset: Evin Devenney


EXAMINATION RESULTS

We are very pleased, once again, with the depth and breadth of the results achieved by our students and congratulate them and you our parents on the success that has been achieved.

We are also very grateful to the large number of teachers who give up so much extra time to further teach students in preparation for all of the examinations in every pathway and at all levels.


A. 2016 NZQA SCHOLARSHIP

Special Scholarship Awards

Overall Result

150 Scholarships, including 25 at Outstanding level.

Special category awards:

- Premier Scholarships @ $30,000 (2) Ten only awarded nationally

- Outstanding Scholarships @ 15,000 (3) Achieve at least 3 Scholarships with at least 2 at Outstanding Level

- Top Subject Scholars @ $6,000 (2) Physics and Japanese

- Three or more Scholarships @ $6,000 (10)

Premier Award Scholars @ $30,000 per Scholarship (only ten awarded nationally)
Ben (Yibin) Zhang (Deputy Head Boy 2017)
Lucas (In Gyu) Lee

Outstanding Award Scholarship @15,000 per Scholarship
Zachary Wong (Deputy Head Boy 2016)
Ray (Ying Jui) Ma
Audrey Jian

Award – Three or more Scholarships @ $6,000 per Scholarship)
Hannah Williams
Janice Ho
Edward Liu
Ernest Wong
Victor Sun
Elinor Wang
Yinjie Sunny Wang
Haotian Vincent Wang
Khorshed Tarapore
Bastian Busch
Praharsh Bahl

Award – Top Subject Scholar @ $6,000 per award
Ben (Yibin) Zhang – Physics
Kevin Shen - Japanese

This 2016 result is the second highest in the school’s history in the examination which has been running since 2005.

How does 2016 compare with results from previous years?
2009 = 98 Scholarships with 11 at Outstanding Level
2010 = 105 Scholarships with 12 at Outstanding Level
2011 = 125 Scholarships with 20 at Outstanding Level
2012 = 121 Scholarships with 17 at Outstanding Level
2013 = 120 Scholarships with 16 at Outstanding Level
2014 = 131 Scholarships with 22 at Outstanding Level
2015 = 164 Scholarships with 28 at Outstanding Level

The Top 10 schools 2016 Scholarship:
168 Auckland Grammar School
160 Wellington College
150 Macleans College
148 Westlake Boys’ High School
99 Rangitoto College
93 Mt Albert Grammar School
83 St Cuthbert’s College
79 Hamilton Boys’ High School
72 Epsom Girls’ Grammar School
62 Burnside High School, Christchurch


2016 Scholarship Summary – By Subject

Subject

Scholarship

Outstanding

English

16

0

Japanese

1

1

French

0

1

Chinese

4

0

Spanish

1

0

Biology

4

1

Chemistry

10

5

Physics

9

4

Earth and Space Science

3

0

Statistics

23

5

Calculus

23

5

Accounting

2

1

Media Studies

3

0

Music

2

0

Design

1

0

Photography

7

0

Geography

5

1

Economics

4

0

History

1

0

Classical studies

2

0

Physical Education

4

1

Totals

125

25


B. 2016 CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATONS

CIE Top-in-New Zealand and Top-in-the-World Results 2016

In summary 2016

2016

2015

2014

2013

High Achievement award/s

7

1

3

1

Top in New Zealand award/s

15

12

13

11

Top in the World award/s

5

5

7

5


Best Across 3 A Levels in New Zealand (Top CIE student in New Zealand 2016) - Yibin Ben Zhang

High Achievement

In Gyu (Lucas) Lee

A Level Economics

AS Accounting

Jackie Liu

IGCSE Drama

Ashleigh Schieck

AS Literature in English

Emily Briggs

A Level Music

AS Music

Wan-Yin Catherin Chen

AS Business


Top in New Zealand

David Shin

IGCSE Computer Science

Elinor Wang

A Level Biology

Jae Yun (Sarah) Jeong

IGCSE Business Studies

Christina Beer

IGCSE Accounting

Eric Pan

A Level Accounting

Janice Mei Ung Ho

A Level Mathematics 1st=

Rishika Choudhry

IGCSE Literature (English) 1st=

Yibin (Ben) Zhang

A Level Chemistry

A Level Literature in English

Jessica Kwong

AS Art and Design – Graphic Design

Jia Hui (Mary) Wei

AS Art and Design

Yuxuan (Joyce) Guo

AS Mathematics 1st=

Jonathan Shaw

IGCSE Literature (English) 1st=

Qinyi (Elisa) Tang

A Level Mathematics 1st=

Wen-Hsin (Joyce) Chen

IGCSE Foreign Language Japanese


Top in the World

Sachit Rahil John

IGCSE Design and Technology

Yu-Jen (Kevin) Shen

AS Japanese Language

Sai Harshitha Penneru

IGCSE Chemistry

Zi Lin Wang

IGCSE Combined Science

Jackie Liu

IGCSE Art & Design


C. NCEA

NCEA Endorsed and Excellence and Endorsed with Merit 2016 Results and Comparison with 2015 and 2014.

Endorsed with Excellence

Endorsed with Merit

Level

2016

2015

2014

2016

2015

2014

One

14

6

7

66

59

20

Two

9

10

10

78

47

19

Three

14

10

6

60

38

24


SENIOR STUDENT FEEDBACK TO THE SCHOOL

At the recent Prefects Camp that was held in January prior to the school opening 60 2017 Prefects provided this ranked list regarding what they perceived to be the best things about Macleans.

- Discipline system
- Extra-curricular opportunities
- House system (they like the competitive element)
- Supportive and selfless teachers
- Cultural diversity
- The respect shown all around the school

“We love that there is no tolerance of stealing”, “bullying and comments on Facebook are taken seriously”, “some of our friends are scared at other schools”, “we don’t have to worry about safety stuff when we come to school”.


STUDENT LEADERSHIP

i. Head Prefects
Helen Wu - Head Girl
Theo Quax - Head Boy
Bronte Croad - Deputy Head Girl
Ben Zhang - Deputy Head Boy


ii. House Captains

Batten House
Sonny Deol and Amelia Orchard

Hillary House
Libby Christophers and Oli Roberts-Swain

Kupe House
Anna Farrell and Ethan Verner

Mansfield
Kate Haszard and Harrison Roper

Rutherford
Sabrina Snoad and Wei Ting Teo

Snell
Vethahi Arunthayaparan and Kurtis Robson

Te Kanawa
Flynn Palmer and Lisa Zhang

Upham
Brandan Laurenzi and Lauren Walters-Puttick


iii. Prefects

Sam Beere

Snell

Matthew Beeson

Hillary

Emily Briggs

Te Kanawa

Ethan Butler

Snell

Antonia Chan

Mansfield

Tony Chen

Mansfield

Jaimee Clark

Rutherford

Lang Cuihua

Kupe

Geoffrey Dharmadi

Hillary

Esme Du Plessis

Hillary

Andrew Fei

Snell

Ben Fisher

Upham

Sally Fu

Kupe

Tanuvi Garimella

Rutherford

Emily Gillion

Snell

Sarah Hillier

Snell

Janice Ho

Te Kanawa

Jehangir Homavazir

Snell

Cam Hull

Batten

Sara Khatau

Hillary

D. J. Kruger

Hillary

Dylan Laurenzi

Upham

Charlie Liley

Rutherford

Skye Macleod

Te Kanawa

Varya Pavlova

Te Kanawa

Amber Peek

Snell

Andrew Power

Mansfield

Jamie Rowland

Rutherford

Finn Stranaghan

Kupe

Tom Subritzky

Batten

Richard Tang

Te Kanawa

Holly Thirlwall

Te Kanawa

Mary Wei

Mansfield

Gabriel Weon

Te Kanawa

Harrie Wilton

Kupe

Emma Woodhead

Kupe

Walter Xu

Hillary

Max Yang

Te Kanawa

Stephanie Yiu

Te Kanawa

Cody Zhang

Hillary

Karl Zhu

Snell


THE SCHOOL ROLL AS AT 9 FEBRUARY 2016

Year Level

Actual at 9.2.2017

International Fee-Payers at 9.2.2017

All Students at 9.2.2017

9

439

18

457

10

448

41

489

11

446

81

527

12

467

111

578

13

422

68

491

Total

2222

319

2542


THE MOE FUNDED REBUILD OF MACLEANS – CURRENT SITUATION

We are now in the eighth year of the rebuild programme and full completion of the projects is not likely until the end of 2020. In December we were informed by the Ministry of Education that we had been allocated $20.3 million to rebuild the Science and Technology laboratories and workshops, Mansfield Whānau House, the walkways (that carry all of our computer cabling), the student toilets and the refurbishment of the Auditorium and Administration block.

This year we are hoping to make a start on the new plans for the Science and Technology block so that work can start on the first stage, later in Term 4 and as soon as possible on the rebuild of Mansfield.

We will be very involved in the design of the new Science and Technology block and we intend ensuring that it reflects the main features, wherever possible, of the whānau house model. This means that the laboratories and workshops are able, as a minimum, to accommodate a ‘class’ of students with their teacher with adjacent open space for individual and group work as has been the practice with the classrooms and commons space in the whānau houses for the past 37 years.


SCHOOL FUNDED PROJECTS

The new cricket oval adjacent to the two all-weather fields at Oliver Road is very near to playing standard and is of international dimension. Lights are being installed on the football and rugby all-weather field to complement the existing towers on the netball/tennis/football/hockey all-weather field.

A changing room and toilet facility will soon be constructed at Oliver Road and it is hoped to have the building of a pavilion on-site later this year.

A large amount of funding has been allocated to continue the upgrading of gear and equipment for example in the Technology and Science Faculties in particular.


ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

After a postponement the annual Macleans College Athletic Championships will be held at the Yvette Williams all-weather track and field facility at Lloyd Elsmore Park from 10.00 am to 1.45 pm on Wednesday 1 March.

We warmly welcome parents, family and supporters of the school to attend this event.


THE MACLEANS COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

A small, dedicated group met several times last year and have formed an Alumni Association.

The school warmly welcomes this association and wants to be fully supportive as it grows in number and strength.

If you know of any ex-student who many not yet be registered with the Alumni Association, could you please get them to forward their contact details to us alumni@macleans.school.nz

So far we have the names and updated contact details for 2,000 ex-students.

Please follow this link which enables ex-students to provide their personal details for the Alumni Association.


NEWS ITEMS

We try very hard to ensure that student success is recognised at House and School Assemblies and on the website.

Please keep us informed of any success or deeds of any student and ex-student so that this recognition can continue.


Best wishes and thank you for your ongoing support of Macleans College.


Byron Bentley
Principal



PARENT PORTAL
We encourage parents and students to use the parent portal to view their timetable, key dates, attendance etc. If you are unable to view this please check your emails for information on passwords.

STATIONERY
Please continue to order your Back to School stationery through Officemax. The school stationery shop is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday (interval and lunch) for sundry items: pens, exercise books etc.

PARKING
Please can parents NOT drop their children off at the bus bays, on yellow lines or in any of the staff carparks. The students have been told that Oliver Road is an ideal place to be dropped. With all students in zone living at most 2.5km away, walking to school is the best option to avoid accidents.

SUBJECT CHANGES
We have told the students that we are not changing any more subjects unless advised by their teacher.

ATHLETICS
Athletics has been postponed until 1 March. Fingers crossed for fine weather.

Preliminary Athletics

Two half days of preliminary athletics were held at Macleans College last week ... more

Harvard and Yale Model United Nations Representative for 2017

Song Kang 12GGHK was selected last year as part of the Australia and New Zealand delegation, consisting of 27 students to participate in the Model United Nations Conference which was held in the USA last month ... more

Top students for CIE Examination Results

The following results were announced at school assembly last Friday ... more

Annual Swimming Sports

The Macleans College Swimming Sports were held at Massey Park Pools in Papakura last week ... more

Orientation Day for New International Students

The 2017 Term 1 International students attended a two-half-day orientation programme last Thursday and Friday ... more

Cricket Selection

Cameron Hull 13GUTB has been selected for the Auckland U17 Cricket team ... more

UPCOMING EVENTS

21 - 24 February: Year 9 Camp

1 March: Athletics Finals

3 March: Scholars' Assembly

7 March: Counties Manukau Athletics

13 - 17 March: Senior Milestone Assessment Week

20 - 24 March: Junior Milestone Assessment Week

20 March: Counties Manukau Swimming

21 March: Auckland Athletics

31 March: Senior Milestone Reports issued

Please note that these upcoming events are subject to change. The Parent Portal contains the most up to date version.

For more news and events please visit www.macleans.school.nz

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