Kia ora Talofa lava Fakaalofa lahi atu Kia orana Malo e lelei Ni sa bula Vinaka Namaste Sa-laam Talofa Ni and Greetings

Whakataka te hau ki te uru
Whakataka te hau ki te tonga
Kia mākinakina ki uta
Kia mātaratara ki tai
E hī ake ana te atakura
He tio, he huka, he hau hū
Tīhei mauri ora!

Ko Aoraki te māunga
Ko Takutimu te awa
Ko Takutimu te waka
Ko Te Anau tōku tīpuna
Ko Ngai Tahu tōku iwi
Ko Awarua tōku Rūnaka
Ko Te Rau Aroha tōku marae
Kō Waitaha ahau
Ko Grant McMillan tōku ingoa
Ko Tumuaki tōku mahi

Nau mai haere mai te whanau o te Kura Tuarua James Cook.

Cease the winds from the west
Cease the winds from the south
Let the breeze blow over the land
Let the breeze blow over the ocean
Let the red-tipped dawn come with a sharpened air.
A touch of frost, a promise of a glorious day.


The mountain that I affiliate to is Aoraki Mt Cook

The river that I affiliate to is Takitimu
The waka that I affiliate to is Takitimu
My ancestor is Te Anau
My Iwi is Kai Tahu
My Rununga is Awarua
My marae is Te Rau Aroha
I am from Canterbury
My name is Grant McMillan
I serve as your Tumuaki-Principal

Welcome all to the family of James Cook High School.

Kia ora koutou,

At James Cook High School, our kura is a diverse and vibrant learning community committed to doing the very best for our students.

We welcome your interest in our school and are confident that we can support your child’s learning in a way that meets their individual learning needs and encourages them to become better learners, contributors to the community, and to have the personal motivation to try new things, to set high expectations, and to endeavour.

We have a team of committed teachers and support staff who will do all in their power to make your child’s time at James Cook High School both memorable and academically enriching.

We look forward to your whānau becoming part of the James Cook High School whānau as we embark on this learning journey together.

Noho ora mai rā,
Grant McMillan