James Cook High School

To Report Student Absence: 09 268 3950 (option #1) or email attendance@jchs.school.nz

He mātauranga kōunga e whanake ana i te kairangi whaiaro o ia tauira

Quality education that develops the personal excellence of every student

At James Cook We Value

Maanaki | Care

Care requires our staff and students to demonstrate mutual tolerance, honesty, integrity and respect to others. At James Cook High School we proactively work at creating and encouraging meaningful, caring relationships within a structure that supports personal growth.

Atawhai | Contribution

Confidence comes from knowing what you can offer others, the value you provide and acting in a way that conveys this to others. At James Cook High school we encourage positive dialogue and learning opportunities that support the growth of student’s confidence and personal wellbeing.

Nanaiore | Endeavour

Endeavour means “to try to do ones best with a reasonable amount of effort and have something to strive for”. Identifying individual student’s talents and abilities – encouraging students to persevere and take advantage of opportunities offered by the school is something our teachers work towards every day.

Ako | Learn

Change is a constant in our world and the ability to learn new skills and acquire new knowledge is vital for success at any age or occupation. At James Cook we set up our students to adopt an ‘always learning’ approach to their learning endeavours.






Term 2 STARTS - first day schooll is back!
Manurewa Bluelight JAM Program. Manurewa High School
Rotuman Language Week
Support Staff Week
Debating Team. Tangaroa College
Learner License Course. LCR
Manurewa Bluelight JAM Program. AC College.
Outdoor First Aid - LCR
Kiwiana Sausage Sizzle Diversity Event
Auckland Writers Festival. Aotea CentreAuckland Writers Festival. Aotea Centre
Yr12 Geography 5 Parks Trips
Pink Shirt Day
Puutake Kia Aroha College Whakawhanaugatanga
Business Challenge 2024. 8:40am-3pm
Manurewa Bluelight JAM Program. Manurewa High School. 6am-9am
PPTA Paid Union Meeting - Students finiish at 11am
Nathan Homestead Music Month Performance (Cancelled)
Dental Planet
Dental Planet
Dental Planet
Dental Planet
Dental Planet
Samoan Language Week
HOF/BOT meeting
Samoan Independence Day celebrations, Hall 9am -3pm
Kelly Tarltons Aquarium Trip
Teacher Only Day
King’s Birthday - School Closed
Manurewa Bluelight JAM Program. Alfriston College
Manurewa Bluelight JAM Program. Alfriston College
L1 BST Market Day
L2 BST Market Day
Manurewa Bluelight JAM Program. Manurewa High School
Pride Week
Cook for Life
Manurewa Bluelight JAM Program. JCHS
Manurewa Bluelight JAM Program. JCHS
L2 Hort/Services Trees for Survival Planting Day. Donalds Farm
Matariki Holiday - School Closed
Home School Partnerships (HSP)
Hunua Tramp
Active As Workshop
2024 Puutake Wananga Kapahaka Nationals
Debating Team. Tangaroa College
Debating Team. Tangaroa College
Hosting: Minnijean Brown-Trickey
OSH Course
OSH Course
Kiribati Language Week
Cook Islands Language Week
Tonga Language Week
Tuvalu Language Week
Fiji Language Week
Niue Language Week
Tokelau Language Week
Papua New Guinea Pidgin Language Week
Solomon Islands Pidgin Language Week
Y12 Katti Programme
Term Break - Week 1 School Holidays
Term Break - Week 1 School Holidays
Term Break - Week 2 School Holidays
Term Break - Week 2 School Holidays
Junior Prizegiving 10am-12pm
Senior Prizegiving 6pm-8pm
JC Diploma Grad Assemblies
NCEA Exams End
NCEA Exams Begin
Diwali Celebration
Labour Day (School Closed)
Mental Health Awareness Week
Te Reo Māori Week
School Qualifying Exams
FASD Awareness Day
Cook for Life (Y10)
Cook for Life (Y10)
Cook for Life (Y9)
Cook for Life (Y9)
Cook for Life (Y9)
Filipino Week
Music Fundraising Concert. Music Dept/Hall. 6-7 pm
L2 HORT/SER - Sykes Road Esplanade Planting Day
Auckland Museum Trip
South Auckland Career Expo. Due Drop Centre
2024 NZ Secondary School’s Kapahaka Nationals Competition
L2 BST Market Day 2

Early Release Information for Whānau

As mentioned in my Principal’s video pānui on Friday 14th June, with the winter season upon us, many schools across Aotearoa are facing a shortage in relief cover for teacher absences. To date we have been able to cover classes but this is becoming inceasingly difficult as the flu season takes hold.

Teaching and learning is most important so we want to keep our students at school. However, if our kura cannot staff classes due to teacher illness, we have decided to have an early release:

What will early release look like?
  • Parents will be informed by email/text by 7:30 am on the day of early release that the school will close early
  • Students will be released early at the end of Period 4 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 1:20pm)
  • Students will be able to pick up their kai as they leave.

Whānau, please have a talk with your child about going straight home once they have been released from school.

We thank our community for their continued support.

Noho ora mai,
Ms Tina Filipo