Mary-Jeanne Lynch, Principal
Wed 20 February
Relay for Life fundraiser
Thurs 21 February
Tue 26 February
Thurs 27 Feb
Meet and Greet
From 5.30 pm
Thurs 7 March
Parent Information Evening
MGC Hall - 7.00 pm
Fri 15 March
MGC Swimming Sports
25 - 29 March
Summer Sports Week
Enjoy the beautiful summer weather. But please remember to stay Sunsmart - cover up, drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen.
Students can wear a hat outside (plain blue is preferred).
We are doing our best to minimise heat in our classrooms.
'Pornography has become a parenting issue we can’t afford to ignore…
MGC, MBC and QCC are bringing international researcher and presenter Maree Crabbe to Blenheim. While here, she will run a community and parent evening. She will also work with staff from all three colleges as well as some of our contributing primary and intermediate schools.
We are increasingly concerned about the levels of anxiety, mental health issues and poor self-esteem of too many of our young people, particularly girls. Across New Zealand and in Marlborough, the level of sexual assault and youth suicide is disturbing. We know, from our experience working here at school, with agencies in the community and from international research that the easy access young people have to porn is a major contributing factor.
>> Read more about Maree and her presentation online
MGC Hall, Thursday 7 March from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm
Mahina Henry-Campbell and Meriana Ave (Deputy Head Girl)
The College Bulletin is issued fortnightly on a Thursday afternoon by email and is available on the website.
The bulletin provides our community with general College news and events.
Meriana Ave, Sophie Whittall (Head Girl) and Shannon McLean
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Marlborough Girls' College | Te Kāreti Kōhine o Wairau
Term 1 / Week 3
A warm welcome to Term 1
Kia ora koutou katoa
Welcome to the 2019 school year and a very warm welcome to our new students, whānau and staff. Our Pōwhiri on Wednesday 30th January was a very special event and thank you to everyone who took part, particularly our kapa haka, Mr Shane Campbell who spoke on behalf
of Manuhiri and Mr Jeremy Newton who spoke on behalf of Tangata Whenua, our school community.
>> Click here for a list of new staff at MGC in 2019
>> Click here to see our kapa haka group in action at the Pōwhiri
>> Pōwhiri 2019 Photo Gallery
Year 9 students enjoyed their first day on Thursday 31 January, supported by our 2019 Year 12 and 13 school leaders.
We are very proud of our students’ achievements in NCEA last year. Congratulations to all who achieved their NCEA Level 1, 2 or 3 certificates, and particularly to those who gained them with Merit and Excellence Endorsements. Well done and we look forward to acknowledging their hard work and perseverance in our school assembly later this week.
>> Student List with NCEA endorsements
We are especially proud of students who were awarded Scholarships. These exams provide recognition to the top Year 13 students across the country. Congratulations to all those awarded a Scholarship, and particularly to Sophia Geris who was awarded two Scholarships, in English and Physics.
>> Students with Scholarships
In sporting news, students were out of town over the first weekend of the school year competing in the South Island Rowing Championships and the Secondary School Beach Volleyball Championships. Congratulations – great results from our rowing team who are going from strength to strength!
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Have your say! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to let the Government know your thoughts on the future of our schooling system. The Government has reviewed Tomorrow’s Schools as part of the national Education Conversation. Nearly 30 years ago, the government of the day introduced reforms that dramatically changed the governance, management and administration of our schools. The report from an independent taskforce is now up for public consultation and I urge you to click on the links below, have a read and have your say.
>> Click here to go to the full report Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini
An online survey is open until 31 March 2019 click on https://consultation.education.govt.nz/tsr/survey2019/
We will hold a public meeting at MGC in the near future. Details of the meeting will be shared with you closer to the event.
I hope you enjoy our new look bulletin which will be coming out every fortnight. Any feedback is really welcome.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Ngā mihi nui
Mary-Jeanne Lynch, Principal/Tumuaki versation.education.govt.nz/assets/TSR/Tomorrows-Schools-Report-Summary-of-8-Key-Issues.pdf
Our views do matter and you can contribute in a number of ways before 7 April 2019.
· An online survey is open until 31 March 2019 click on https://consultation.education.govt.nz/tsr/survey2019/
· A public meeting will be held in Nelson on 25 March from 7-9pm (venue TBC). Click here for details https://conversation.education.govt.nz/conversations/tomorrows-schools-review/have-your-say-today/
· We will have a meeting at MGC on XXYY date from 7-8.30pm. Details will be shared with you closer to the event.
· Formal written submissions about the report can be sent to email@example.com
· A free 0800 number for oral submissions will be available from 11 February. Call 0800 FOR TSR to leave your thoughts on the future of our schooling system.
“It’s Time We Talked: Pornography, young people and sexuality today”
We are increasingly concerned about the increasing levels of anxiety, mental health issues poor self esteem of too many of our young people, particularly girls. Across New Zealand and in Marlborough, the level of sexual assault and youth suicide is disturbing.
We know, from our experience working here at school, with agencies in the community and from international research that the easy access young people have to porn is a major contributing factor.
MGC, MBC and QCC are bringing international researcher and presenter Maree Crabbe to Blenheim to help us address this issue. While here, she will work with all staff, run a community and parent evening and a day workshop for key staff in schools and the community.
Pornography has become a parenting issue we can’t afford to ignore…
Readily available and aggressively marketed online, exposure to hardcore pornography is now mainstream. Porn has become a default sex educator for many young people, with serious implications for their capacity to negotiate free and full consent, for mutual respect, sexual health, and gender equality. Maree Crabbe is the Director of the violence prevention project Reality & Risk: Pornography, young people and sexuality. She Co-Produced and Co-Directed the documentary films Love and Sex in an Age of Pornography, broadcast on SBS in Australia and in 11 other countries, and The Porn Factor, broadcast on SBS. She is also author of In The Picture – a
>> Read more online