Local school wins top placings

MHJC academic competitions co-ordinator Catherine Hunter with Year 9 student Amanda Lee. Photo supplied

For the second year running, Mission Heights Junior College (MHJC) has taken two top placings in the world for the 2017 Education Perfect online learning challenge.
This year the school was first in social sciences and second overall globally.

“This is a massive achievement, surpassing private and state schools in New Zealand and around the world to gain second place,” MHJC academic competitions co-ordinator, Catherine Hunter.

Designed in Dunedin and used by more than 300,000 students from 1000 schools worldwide, Education Perfect is a powerful online learning platform.

Subjects range from the sciences to maths and multiple languages, including English, and students take exams online competing on accuracy and to a time limit.

Ms Hunter says she is excited that Year 9 student Amanda Lee scored 10th overall after completing the five competitions in this year’s global challenge.  “I am impressed to see our students growing academically with their performances in these external competitions,” she says.

“We have students reaching the elite and gold levels and all competitions are external to class work, showing students are engaging in learning outside of the normal school day.”