September 2016

Macleans College Newsletter August 2016

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There is no doubt that bullying is a serious issue that all schools face. However, every school has its own processes for reporting, recording and responding to bullying.

Here at Macleans College we are endeavouring to revise and improve our school-wide approach to addressing bullying. This begins at a policy level but also involves identifying and understanding student voice on the issue.

To go about this we have created a confidential and anonymous online survey for students to fill out. We will begin by surveying 300 randomly selected year 11 and 12 students in the next two weeks. Following this, next term, we will focus on attaining junior student voice on bullying. The questions in the survey are aimed at highlighting student knowledge of bullying and the students experience of how bullying is managed here at Macleans College.

The Uniform Shop will be open at the following times during the September/October school holidays:
Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 September 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Saturday 1 October 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Please can these be completed before the end of this term.
Link: Course Selection for 2017: Information for Parents and Students

All students will need to be in full summer uniform by October 25.
Link: School Uniform Details

The school stationery shop will close after the junior exams and will reopen again on January 24.
Back to school stationery will be available through OfficeMax. Details on how to order will be sent out in December.

January 19 CIE students moving into year 12 and 13.
January 20 NCEA students moving into year 12 and 13.
Details will be sent out in December via email.


We would welcome enquiries from any of our Macleans families or your friends regarding hosting our international students.

Our students require their own fully furnished bedroom and three meals a day. They appreciate being fully included in the families activities and learning about life in NZ.

The homestay payment is currently $260/week but will be rising to $280 next year.

Please phone Maureen Murphy on 09 535 2620 ext 659 OR email her - [email protected] for further information or an enrolment pack.

Lions Club


The Lions club of Bucklands Beach has had a long and successful association with the Macleans College community.

We have undertaken a large number of community projects in the Bucklands Beach and surrounding areas over a long period of time.

We want to ensure that we are undertaking projects that are relevant to the local community.

We want your help to make sure we continue to be relevant and engaged with our community.

To seek feedback and ideas for suitable future projects and engagement in our community, we are holding a public meeting where an open discussion will be held to seek ideas on what you think are relevant projects and community support that we can assist with.

Meeting to be held on November 1st 2016 –

Venue - Macleans College Auditorium

Auditorium opens at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm meeting commencement

For further information please contact Geoff Barnett – 021 927402 or email [email protected]

Market Day – ESOL Business Studies

On Wednesday 14 September, ESOL Immersion Business Studies classes held their first Market Day at Macleans College ... more

Chinese Language Week Celebrated

New Zealand Chinese Language Week (NZCLW) is a Kiwi-driven initiative that aims to increase Chinese language learning in New Zealand ... more

Year 10 French Speech Competition

On Wednesday 14 September, three Year 10 French students participated in the annual French Speech Competition at Sancta Maria College ... more

Jessica Russell: Recipient of Ann Schaeffer Memorial Award

The recipient of the Ann Schaeffer Memorial Award for Excellence in Service to Others is Jessica Russell ... more

Outstanding Success in NZ Economics Competition

Macleans College students achieved national success in the New Zealand Economics Competition ... more

Top Overall Auckland School in Mountain Biking

The Macleans College Mountain Bike Club was crowned Top Boys’ Team and Top Overall School in the Auckland Secondary Schools’ Mountain Bike Championship ... more

Fundraising Success for Hillary House

Once again Hillary House has raised a significant amount for the Himalayan Trust ... more


23 September: Senior CIE Reports issued, 2.15 pm finish, end of Term 3

10 October: First day of Term 4

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

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