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Mangere College is a school at the heart of its community. The board and staff celebrate the school’s multicultural composition. In particular, the school acknowledges the significant pasifika student community, and staff emphasise a strong sense of whanau, aiga and family within the college.

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Address: 23 Bader Drive, Mangere, Auckland (click for map )

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Haere rā e te piki kōtuku, Hone Green

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 in Haere Ra | Comments Off on Haere rā e te piki kōtuku, Hone Green

Haere rā e te piki kōtuku, Hone Green

It is with great sadness that the Mangere College community has received the news of the recent passing of Matua Hone Green in Opotiki, and this deep loss cannot go without acknowledgement. Hone started at Mangere College in 1972, the year the school was officially opened, as an Assistant Teacher in Social Studies, English, Maori and Polynesian Studies. In 1973 he was appointed Head of the Maori Department and in 1974, the Dean of Form 3. Hone was integral in establishing Te Reo and Tikanga Maori at the school and promoting it in the wider community, as well as exposing the students to a world outside their own backyard. This resulted in Te Reo being taught by Maori students to Arahanga Intermediate classes and at night school for the community. The Maori Club went on the road which took them to Tongariro and Opotiki in 1974 and the South Island in 1981. Hone also played an important role in setting up the Polynesian Club which grew in numbers to 180 under his guidance and travelled the North Island. In 1976, the club gained 1st place in the first ever Auckland Secondary Schools’ Polyfest at Hillary College and again in 1977 when Mangere College was the host school. At the time both schools were acknowledged for their leadership in multiculturalism. Hone went on leave to complete his University Studies in 1977, returning in 1979. Then in 1988, he left Mangere College to take up the position of Principal at Nga Tapuwae College. In the 1977 magazine, the following was written of Matua Hone Green: ‘His voice is seldom raised, he is never seen posturing or gloomy and there is no entry for ‘cruelty’ or ‘whining’ in his dictionary. His strength is of an unassuming kind, a blend of spirit and experience, of being a good community man, one who will take a microphone without rehearsal and be the master of ceremonies or a guitarist and join the chorus. With equal willingness, he will pick up a shovel and help pour concrete into a neighbour’s foundations, he is a man of two cultures – a true New Zealander.‘ Hone Green was a mighty figure, a man of mana and quiet dignity. When he spoke one felt compelled to listen. He was one of the MC greats and will be sorely missed. The Mangere College family remembers him with love and offers deepest condolences to his whanau. Nō reira e te matua, haere atu ki a rātou kua taka i mua i a...

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Metalwork at Mangere College

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Technology | Comments Off on Metalwork at Mangere College

Mr Breetvelt’s year 11 class project is a heavy duty, long shank screwdriver. This project involves threading the shank, working an acrylic and brass handle on the engineers lathe, heat and press a flat head, mill a slotted handle and tempering the flat head tip.     Students keep their finished product and it will likely last them a lifetime....

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Queen Shirl’e Composition Workshops

Posted by on Feb 26, 2018 in Music | Comments Off on Queen Shirl’e Composition Workshops

The Mangere College Performing Arts Department welcomed Queen Shirl’e today as she introduced students to a new initiative that she is delivering at the Mangere town centre library. Students will be given mentoring in composition, songwriting and invaluable music industry knowledge. Please note, parent/caregivers permission is required to attend. Please see Mr Pearson or Mr Euden for application forms.       Pathways to Performing Arts – 4 Week Programme Composition workshops with Queen Shirl’e When: Friday 3:30pm to 5pm, 2nd March, 9th March, 16th March and 24th March. Where: Mangere Town Centre Library More...

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Brainwave Workshops

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Healthy Living, Science | Comments Off on Brainwave Workshops

Brainwave is a charitable trust who educates students, parents and professionals about brain development from conception through the early years and into adolescence. A child’s brain grows more in their first few years than it will at any other time in their life; we understand very clearly that early experiences can help set up strong or fragile foundations for later learning, behaviour and health. Adolescence is also a time for significant brain development. All Brainwave programmes are backed up by solid science and research and delivered at Mangere College by two educators; a teacher and a paediatric nurse with over 30 years’ experience. Many students have younger siblings; some are beginning to babysit. Many will be the parents of the future. The knowledge that they absorb through this engaging, interactive programme is very empowering. Each and every one of them can make a real difference. Ask your son or daughter what they have learned. And please visit our website for more information: Feedback from some Mangere College students: “I will share this vital information” “Very important for future generations to live a happy and healthy life” “I loved the programme, it was fun” “Never ever shake a baby” “It has made me more aware of how fragile a baby is” “What we learnt is actually really important” “To be more loving and make sure whoever is having a baby does not drink, smoke or take drugs” “Before I thought the brain wasn’t very important. But now I know a lot more about how important the brain is for babies and us” “This programme has made a huge difference to me” “I loved this experience and didn’t want it to end” “One day I could be a father and have a family and when I do have a baby I can use this information I have learned to be a great father” “It was good because it made me think about how I can take care of my own...

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Welcome New Students

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Events | Comments Off on Welcome New Students

Mangere College has welcomed our new intake of students for 2018. Staff returning to Mangere College and our new intake of students are both enjoying the start of the year. The staff and students are looking forward to the challenges and rewards of a years hard work. Pictured below are 9PS Students enjoying icebreaker activities in their first week....

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‘Effectively’ Band – SUSO 2017

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Music | Comments Off on ‘Effectively’ Band – SUSO 2017

The Mangere College Music Department is pleased to announce the involvement of the band ‘Effectively’ in this years Stand Up, Stand Out 2017 competition. The band performed in front of a wonderful audience at the Otara Music and Arts Centre today where they performed a cover of Six60’s – Forever. Band members, (left to right) – Mele Palenapa, Criss Papau, Taua Tavioni, Joeta Fuimaono, Nicholas Ingram and Isaak...

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Mangere College Gospel Band

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Music | Comments Off on Mangere College Gospel Band

21/06/17 Mangere College Gospel Band The Mangere College Gospel Band performed for the first time at the annual Mangere College Performing Arts night to a wonderful crowd in the college’s auditorium. The band has been rehearsing gospel songs including, Chasing Me Down and In Jesus Name by Israel Houghton, the latter of which they performed on the night. Band director Mr. Pearson and the Performing Arts Department look forward to their ongoing development and success for future...

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Google Classroom in Action

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Music | Comments Off on Google Classroom in Action

A group of year 9 music students working online, through google classroom.   Teachers have developed tasks through google classroom to enable students to see results as they finish their tasks, rather than having to wait to find out their results. Students are encouraged to explore these tasks at home to further develop the skills and knowledge they already have attained in the classroom. Students can also ask for clarification of tasks or ask about class activities to have a greater understanding of what they are being asked. This enables students to take ownership of their learning and keeps record of their efforts, progress over time and helps teachers see their areas of greatest need. This is one of the many tools available to students at Mangere College and both staff and students are excited to see the learning environment adapt and improve.  ...

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Music Performances – Prize Givings

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Music | Comments Off on Music Performances – Prize Givings

The following video is of Junior, Criss and Mary at the year 11 and 12 prize giving, 2016. The following video is of Junior (Piano), Mary, Criss and Clarence at Mohan Patels farewell assembly, 2016.  

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Kristin School Biannual Exchange Term 4

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Music | Comments Off on Kristin School Biannual Exchange Term 4

The Kristin School and Mangere College Music Exchange was another great success with selected music students from both schools participating. The students worked together well, rehearsing, learning new music together and within two hours presented a special performance in Kristin Schools outdoor octagon. This is the third year of the exchange which has seen new and old friendships continue to develop. The students found inspiration in each other’s talents and shared new approaches to performance practice which was fantastic to see. Mr Opeloge Ah Sam (Kristin College), Mr Pearson (Mangere College). The students involved were: Tearataua Tavioni, Criss Papau, Mary A Va’afai, Sasa Lelenoa, Joeta Taituave Fuimaono and Tonga...

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