Healthy Living at M.C Update

Healthy Living @ M.C Update

Thank you to Counties Manukau District Health Board for their contribution of the Fonua Mo’ui Pacific Healthy Lifestyles Community Grant which has enabled Healthy Living @MC to become a reality to the students, staff and community of Mangere.

This grant has enabled Mangere College to obtain more sports equipment, gardening materials and also a water cooler and water fountains for the College.

Gardening Update

If you are looking for some garden space, some gardening advice, and the skills necessary to grow your own organic vegetables, and of course the possibility to take home some fresh vegetables feel free to join us Wednesdays 2.20pm to 4pm in the school garden and Saturdays 1.30pm -3pm.

The garden is growing fast. We have had our water tank delivered and installed in the garden. We have started the year with a few dedicated gardeners so feel free to come and make part of our garden yours.

Our garden project is supported by Diabetes Trust Gardens 4 Health Advisor David Avery. Please feel free to attend our weekend gardening sessions. Saturday sessions are from 1.30pm to 3pm. Snack provided afterwards.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast is being offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8am to 8.45am. Free breakfast for any student in Student Services Family room

Sports Activities

Extra sports activities will be run by the PE team, To be announced. Starting time for these activities will be 1.30 pm.

Zumba Group X  This  will be a Friday lunchtime session now as the lunchtimes have been extended to 40 minutes. Free to students, staff and families.

This activity will be in the hall. Frst day will be 10th August, start time 1.30pm.


Water Fountains and Water Cooler

Mangere College now has a plumbed, chilled water cooler in the Student Services Centre. The students are encouraged to bring and fill their own drink containers. Three new water fountains have been placed near the gymnasium for Students to use after PE.

All students should recieve a water bottle this year. the students have been asked to name their bottle and use it while at school.


Mangere College has two FACEBOOK pages

Mangere College Health Council– This as a communication tool for health matters. It is a social networking site where students, staff and parents can interact and also find out about health news and events related to Health Council activities such as Breakfast Club, gardening and any other special health events.

Living well @MC– This is a restricted site. It is aimed at giving health related messages for students who would like confidential Healthy Living advice. Advice may be such as tips for healthy exercise, eating and food labelling advice. It would be great to get this site fully underway. Advice is given by Nurses, Nutritionists and other Health related professionals.

Thank you to everyone – staff, students and parents who have assisted and participated in any part of this project. It is always inspiring to be able to be part of a great activity which has instilled lifelong health habits and ensures we all live to our potential.