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Message from the Principal
Kia ora e te whānau
Warm greetings to parents, caregivers, students and friends of Macleans.
At Macleans we have three cornerstones that guide the direction of the school; high quality teaching and learning, the whānau house system, and the importance of extra-curricular involvement. It is pleasing to see all three aspects of the school so clearly in evidence early in the new school year. Our academic results have again placed us among the top schools in New Zealand. Macleans College students earned 167 NZQA Scholarship passes – the highest total in the school’s history and the third highest total in the country. Our students also earned 12 Top in the World Awards in the CIE examinations – more than any other school. (A more complete list of academic achievements is given below.)
The extra-curricular life of the school sees students involved before, during and after school and throughout the weekends in drama, cultural and sporting activities. The success of many of these activities relies heavily on staff and family support – thank you.
The Year 9 camps and inter-house sport has again underlined the value of our whānau house system. Our new cohort of students enjoyed their camps last week, supported by senior students and house staff.
It is very rewarding to be part of a school with such a positive and productive culture.
Fees and School Donations
Many of the activities outlined above, particularly extra-curricular, rely heavily on funds the school raises locally, ie not provided by government. Thank you very much to those families who have paid the school donation. Payment of the school donation can be made in instalments should you wish. Please contact Megan Avis in our Accounts Office to organise this at accountsdepartment@macleans.school.nz
We welcome new staff to the school as detailed below. We also congratulate Victoria Sarah on her appointment as Upham House Leader and Aaron Farr as Kupe House Leader. Adam Bannister will join the staff as Snell House Leader in mid-March. Mr Bannister joins us from Saint Kentigern College where he is Head of Boarding and Senior Admissions.
Back left to right: Mr Miles Langdon, Dr Renato Costa, Mr Stephen Askin, Mr Adam Walthaus
Front left to right: Mrs Rachael Becroft, Miss Taryn Slee, Ms Kyla Matatahi, Ms Tina Utting, Ms Charlotte Pridham, Miss Jessica Reid, Mrs Maryke De Meyer, Mr Adam Bannister, Miss Gabby Hsu.
Absent: Jacqui Cussen
Head Prefects
Braxton Anderson - Head Girl
Hamish Regan - Head Boy
Aleesha de Jong - Deputy Head Girl
Sean Wilkie - Deputy Head Boy
House Captains
Batten House Captains - Jonathan Shaw and Inayat Haer
Hillary House Captains - Daniel Woo and Christina Huang
Kupe House Captains - Rahil John and Anya John-Francke
Mansfield House Captains - Connor Barker and Rishika Choudhry
Rutherford House Captains - Jake Edwards-Ingle and Claire Samuel
Snell House Captains - Judd Zhan and Shuyi Wang
Te Kanawa House Captains - Randy Jiang and Kaylee Goodyer
Upham House Captains - Etienne Naude and Gemma Black
Lauren Adamson, Christina Beer, Cole Brown, Joyce Chan, Pranita Chand, Thanve Corattur, Michaela Crozier, Ash Dravid, Maddox Drew, Holly du Plessis, Jim Hembrow, Owen Hood-Edwards, Thomas Hughson, Tara Jackson, Billie Jennings, Yishan Jin, Song Kang, Mia Kelly, Jackie Liu, Josephine Mercado, Kelsey Mercer, Sashi Peiris, Cole Peters, Mrday Ramesh, Danielle Reynolds, Tori Rogers, Anna Rowland, Diego Santos, Kayli Singleton, Jamie Smith, Morgan Solecki, Nuch Srisa-An, Angus Stewart, Wanying Sun, Josh Takurua, Paula Ulakai, Yanghan Wang, Annika Xu, Nicholas Ye, Yang Fan Yun, Brendan Zhang-Liao, and Wayne Zhou.
Exam Results
NZQA Premier Scholarship Award 2017
Premier Scholarships are awarded to the very top 5 to 10 candidates in New Zealand. The minimum requirement to be considered for this award is at least three Scholarships at “Outstanding” Level. The number of recipients for this award is restricted and achieving the minimum requirement will not guarantee an award.
Premier Scholars receive $10,000 each year for three years as long as they maintain at least a ‘B’ grade average in tertiary study.
Yibin Ben Zhang and Janice Mei Ung Ho.
NZQA Outstanding Scholarship Award 2017
For candidates placed in the top 20-40. The minimum requirement to be considered for this award is three Scholarships with at least two at “Outstanding” level, or more than three Scholarships with at least one at “Outstanding”. The number of recipients for this award is restricted and achieving the minimum requirement will not guarantee an award.
$5,000 each year for three years as long as candidates maintain a ‘B’ grade average in tertiary study.
Joyce Sum Yuet Chan, Zijun Allen Hui, Hang Fan Yun, and Zhizhou Alan Zhang.
CIE Top Achiever Award 2017 – Top in the World
Grace Madison Baylis, Jingyang Justin Chen, Timothy Kit Sing Lim, Xinyi Angela Yang, Biyuan Chen, Rishika Choudhry, Kevin Yu Chen Hou, Wenning Wendy Jiang, Aijie Angela Zhang, Jia Hui Mary Wei, and Meixian Claire Yang.
CIE Top Achiever Award 2017 – Top in New Zealand
Boa Kim, Elizabeth Li Ying Koh, Nicholas Yao, Ying Gao, Ruisi Rachel Li, Winnie Zhang, and Yuxuan Joyce Guo.
CIE Top Achiever Award 2017 – High Achievement
Yu-Jen Kevin Shen, Yan Tong Tony Chen, Junyi Chen, and Owen Wang.
NZQA Scholarship Award (3 or more scholarships)
Song Kang, Edward Sihua Liu, Jason Xin Liu, Sashi Peiris, Sai Harshitha Penneru, Andrew Power, Yitong Tommy Shi, Yong Whan Shin, Justin Hong Kie Tan, Elinor Yi Lan Wang, Haotian Vincent Wang, Katrina Yiwen Zhang, and Karl Kai Zhu.
NZQA Outstanding in a Scholarship Subject
William Han, Jessica Kwong, Gordon Liu, Tianyu Pan, Jonathan Eeway Shaw, Richard Yanzhao Tang, and Ansel Jun Ming Wong.
NCEA Year 11 Level 1 Endorsed with Excellence
Hayatt Al Joborry, Bennett Childs, Eunjin Choi, Krystal Clark, Tim Tuhan Gong, Amy Guthrie, Renee Hosking, Ferrari Tzu-Shou Huang, Xixi Lin, Angela An Yu Liu, Henry Lockhart, Nicole Obviar, Grace Hyunjeong Park, Terina Parsons-Schmidt, Anna Schwerzel, Alexandra Smith, Anna Talbot, Kaylia Wilshire, and Caroline Wright.
NCEA Year 12 Level 2 Endorsed with Excellence
Michelle Abraham, Lauren Adamson, Woytek Cierpisz, Helen Huan Ding, Jake Edwards-Ingle, Cassidy Fox, George Furniss, Linette Gerber, Nivarni Gounder, Surbhi Gupta, Thomas Harms, Mia Kelly, Hannah Le Grange, Danielle Reynolds, Anna Rowland, John Sibanda, and Amy Skidmore.
NCEA Year 13 Level 3 Endorsed with Excellence
Libby Christophers, Paige Cordingley, Esme Du Plessis, Sarah Hillier, Sabrina Juan, Alice Millar, Anushka Rajapakse, Florencia Restivo, Briahna Rew, Bob Minghao Yan, Cecilia Yufan Zhang, and Derrick Weitao Zhu.
Year 10 – CIE - An A* Grade in 4 subjects at IGCSE
Cameron Khoo, Ranudi Lelwala, Louise Xu, Joy Yang, Rhi Ann Yong, Janet Yu, and Jasmine Zhang.
Year 11 – CIE - An A or A* Grade in 5 subjects or more at IGCSE
Jade Burnett, Jason Chan, Michelle Delves, Samridhi Gupta, Tiffany Ho, Merianne Jayaweera, Karishma Khambatta, Sally Kim, Youn-Joo Kim, Anita Olmstead, Leo Strode-Penny, Rena Yun, and Amn Waqar.
Year 11 – CIE - An A Grade in 5 subjects or more at IGCSE or AS
Kevin Cham, Matthew Colclough, Davis Fong, Jessica Gu, Kevin Guan, Khushi Kohli, Isabel Li, Rachel Li, Wendy Wenxuan Liu, Sara Moazzam, Eva Mountfort, Seo Yeon Nam, Raunak Shah, Kay Tang, Rayman Tang, Louisa Wang, Zi Lin Wang, Donovan Wu, Hayley Xie, Kathryn Zhou, and Joshua Zhu.
CIE – An A Grade in 5 subjects or more at AS and A Level
Vincent He, Matthew Yang, and Jackie Zhang.
CIE – An A* Grade in 4 subjects at A Level
Allen Hui
Congratulations to all of our students and staff on these outstanding results.
Ngā mihi
Steven Hargreaves
Milestone Testing, Reporting and Parent Teacher Interviews
Senior milestone testing will take place in week 8 and Junior milestone in week 9.
Students can expect to get an hour progress test in each of their subjects during this week.
Milestone reports will be available on the parent portal for Seniors on 29th March and for Juniors on 13th April.
Parent Interviews will be held for seniors on 10th April from 3.30 – 6.30 pm (school will close early at 2.45 pm on this day), and for Juniors on 3rd May form 3.30 – 6.30 pm (school will close at 2.45 pm on this day).
Booking information for parent interviews will be sent in an email and will also be available on the website on the day the reports are issued.
Students who have not returned textbooks from the previous year are unable to be issued with ANY textbooks for 2018. Parents with a student in this situation will have been sent an email regarding outstanding amounts due.
From 5th March students will be able to buy all Macleans College stationery items (expect Gordon Harris Art Supplies) from the School Stationery Shop.
The shop is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday at interval and after sit down lunch.
The shop also sells a range of pens and pencils, exercise books and general stationery items.
Uniform Shop
The Uniform Shop will be open this Saturday 3rd March from 10am to 12pm.
Latest News

Eyes for Everest Documentary

Former Macleans College student Shaun Chang (Batten House 1999 - 2003) was the subject of an interview filmed at the school in February ... more

Macbeth, Live

10ELC are about to take on Macbeth in English and what could be a better way to dig into this timeless play about regicide and ambition than a visit to the Pop Up Globe in Auckland. ... more

Welcome to New Principal

The new Principal of Macleans College, Mr Steven Hargreaves, was welcomed at a school assembly earlier this month ... more

High Flying Macleans College student

Former student Shelina Gujarati (Mansfield House 2000 – 2003) has enjoyed an impressive career in aviation since leaving Macleans College ... more

Macleans Events
International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) 2018
Ordering Stationery for 2018
Information for Students New to Macleans College in 2018
School Ball 2018
Bell Times 2018
School Donation & Extra-Curricular Activity Fees & Rebates 2018
Sports Draws and Results
School Magazine 2017 - Collection Instructions
Certificate Collection for Senior Students
East Auckland Bus Network Changes
Diligence Grades - Guide for Parents and Students
Traffic Information for Parents
Term Dates 2018
Homestay Families Required
Community Notices
6 March
Chinese Parent Meeting
8 March
Mufti Day
9 March
Scholars' Assembly
12 - 16 March
Senior Milestone Week
16 March
Last day for all ICAS entries & payment
19 - 23 March
Junior Milestone Week
26 - 27 March
Blood Bank
29 March
Senior Milestone Reports issued
30 March - 3 April
Easter Holidays
For more news and events please visit www.macleans.school.nz
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