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101 days ago

Level One James Cook High School

James Cook High School

It's wonderful having our staff and students back at school and beginning to operate normally again. Yesterday our Board chairperson released the following statement: On behalf of the James Cook High School Board of Trustees, as representatives of our community, I would formally like to take … View moreIt's wonderful having our staff and students back at school and beginning to operate normally again. Yesterday our Board chairperson released the following statement: On behalf of the James Cook High School Board of Trustees, as representatives of our community, I would formally like to take the opportunity to acknowledge and publicly thank our dedicated teaching and support staff as well as the senior leadership team ably lead by Acting Principal Maria Coyne for their dedication to our students learning and well-being during the recent Covid 19 lockdown. They truly delivered on the school's values of Endeavour, Contribute, Care, and Learn. Now that we are back in Level One we look forward to all our students returning to school.

Waru Clark Chairperson

123 days ago

Back to School in Level Two

James Cook High School

Students are now back at school in Level Two. If you are unsure about sending your child back to school please ring the school office and have a chat on 09 268 3950. Check out our facebook page or website page for the latest news!

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318 days ago

ENROL AT JAMES COOK HIGH SCHOOL FOR 2020 ASAP

James Cook High School

If you are thinking of sending your child to JCHS for 2020 then please pop by the school and pick up an enrolment pack asap. Avoid the mad chaos of enrolment in the new year and ensure your child gets the best start to their school life at JCHS.

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464 days ago

Cancelled teachers strike event for the week of June 17th 2019

James Cook High School

All students are to come to school as per normal next week (beginning June 17th)

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467 days ago

James Cook High School - Meet the BOT Candidates Evening

James Cook High School

The 'Meet the Candidates' evening for the James Cook High School will be held on Thursday, 13th of June in the school staff room. We look forward to seeing you there.

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478 days ago

Teachers Strike: No classes for Year 9 students on Tuesday, 4th June

James Cook High School

Due to the teacher's strike, there will be no classes for all Year 9 students on Tuesday, 4th of June.

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488 days ago

James Cook High School Board of Trustees Election information evening

James Cook High School

Thinking of becoming a James Cook High School trustee? We invite you to an information sharing hui on Thursday, 23rd of May in the James Cook High School staffroom from 6.00pm-7.30pm.
You do not have to pre-book a space, but we would appreciate it if you could let us know if you are attending for … View more
Thinking of becoming a James Cook High School trustee? We invite you to an information sharing hui on Thursday, 23rd of May in the James Cook High School staffroom from 6.00pm-7.30pm.
You do not have to pre-book a space, but we would appreciate it if you could let us know if you are attending for catering purposes on 09 2683950 or email: board@jchs.school.nz

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786 days ago

New Literacy Program

Leah Haist from James Cook High School

James Cook High School is looking to build a new room for students to develop their literacy with the new Literacy Department. Steve McCarthy is spearheading the project and he is looking for volunteers and Year 10 students who are looking to raise their reading level to participate. The school … View moreJames Cook High School is looking to build a new room for students to develop their literacy with the new Literacy Department. Steve McCarthy is spearheading the project and he is looking for volunteers and Year 10 students who are looking to raise their reading level to participate. The school will soon hire another teacher to help Year 9 students.

The literacy program features the SRA Reading Lab 3a kit created by Dr. Don Parker, which has a track-record of success in building literacy since its introduction in 1957. Even reluctant readers will enjoy this colour-coded, interactive kit.

The new literacy program needs volunteers who can make their own way to James Cook High School during school hours to volunteer 1-2 hours per week. If you know someone available during that time of day who can help, the school would greatly appreciate their contribution to the program.

804 days ago

The James Cook Motto

Leah Haist from James Cook High School

Did you know? "The school motto, endeavor, implies: strength of character". - JCHS Silver Jubilee Book

821 days ago

Our Name: Why James Cook?

Leah Haist from James Cook High School

OUR NAME: WHY JAMES COOK?
(excerpt from James Cook High School Silver Jubilee)

The name chosen for the school created special interest. Many suggestions for a name had been proposed by local residents for the new high school which was initially labeled 'Manurewa South High School'.

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OUR NAME: WHY JAMES COOK?
(excerpt from James Cook High School Silver Jubilee)

The name chosen for the school created special interest. Many suggestions for a name had been proposed by local residents for the new high school which was initially labeled 'Manurewa South High School'.

The Principal Mr. Lane, felt that while it was good for the first school in it to be named after the district, there was a great deal of merit in having the second school given an inspirational name around which it could gather many of its future traditions.

Mrs. M.A. Roberts (a foundation member of the Board of Governors) suggested the name James Cook for the school. There is no one person more notable in the history of New Zealand than Captain James Cook, Royal Navy. He rediscovered New Zealand in October 1769, charted the coastline and named many of our places and seaways.

The name met with widespread interest and approval, as the year that the school was founded (1968), was the bicennial of the commencement of Captain Cook's epic voyage on the 'Endeavour' into the vast, little-known south seas of the Pacific.

The life and character of this great navigator and explorer contain many of the aims and ideas of a sound education. He was a superb model of honour, conduct and endeavor; a brilliant leader of men who was practical, modest, and self-educated. He was far in advance of his time in the care of the health and well-being of his men and his attitudes to the peoples of the Pacific Area.

His record of splendid achievement and the name of his ship 'Endeavor', which has been chosen as the school motto, will provide inspiration for succeeding generations of pupils at James Cook High School.

Captain Cook

... a man whose sterling if unobtrusive virtues entitle him to rank among the great ...

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914 days ago

Polyfest Results

James Cook High School

Here are the Polyfest results for Maori stage James Cook High School. We would like to say a big congratulations to all of our James Cook High School performers, tutors, teachers, and helpers on all six stages at the Polyfest last week. Thank you also to everyone who came to watch and support our … View moreHere are the Polyfest results for Maori stage James Cook High School. We would like to say a big congratulations to all of our James Cook High School performers, tutors, teachers, and helpers on all six stages at the Polyfest last week. Thank you also to everyone who came to watch and support our students. Pictures of the event are now up on our website, follow the link below.

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915 days ago

Volunteer Readers and Writers Needed

James Cook High School

Good morning. Please share with your friends and family. Our school is looking for volunteer Reader/Writers to help support our students throughout the year with assessments. If you can help us, please email d.newburn@jchs.school.nz

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921 days ago

James Cook High School at Polyfest

James Cook High School

Maori TV is live streaming all Maori stage performances. Visit this link below to see James Cook High Schools' Puutake perform. Stage times are:

Puutake - Thursday 15 March, 2.20pm (Division 3)
Te Pou Herenga Waka - Friday 16 March, 4.25pm (Division 2)
Te Kapunga - Saturday 17 March, … View more
Maori TV is live streaming all Maori stage performances. Visit this link below to see James Cook High Schools' Puutake perform. Stage times are:

Puutake - Thursday 15 March, 2.20pm (Division 3)
Te Pou Herenga Waka - Friday 16 March, 4.25pm (Division 2)
Te Kapunga - Saturday 17 March, 3.55pm (Division 1)

You can still follow this link to see the performances "OnDemand" if you miss these times.

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921 days ago

James Cook High School is seeking a highly effective, resilient and positive itinerant flute teacher.

James Cook High School

Good morning families/whanau. We have a job vacancy available for a Fixed Term, Itinerant Flute Teacher starting in Term 2, 2018. Please see the link to our website for more details.

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941 days ago

iQualify at James Cook High School

James Cook High School

Here is what students and teachers of JCHS has to say about iQualify. iQualify can sit inside google classroom and is content enriched.

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