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News Roundup 17 September

Great Start for Science Tutorials

Senior Science Tutorials kicked off to a great start this week with fantastic attendance.  Five science teachers worked alongside our students either one-to-one or in small groups in preparation for the upcoming practice examinations. Keep up the Mahi!

Note: Tutorials will continue every Wednesday at 7.30am – 8.30am in E01 through to the end of the NCEA examination period.

Barbarians Rugby Ōtūmoetai College/Bethlehem College Expressions of Interest – Volunteer Coaches wanted for 2022 & Beyond

As we start to plan for 2022 and look to build the Barbarians Rugby programme the Barbarians Advisory Group is seeking expressions of interest for Rugby Coaches and Managers for the 2022 Rugby season.

Barbarians Rugby is a combined rugby programme between Ōtūmoetai and Bethlehem Colleges which aims to provide fantastic rugby experiences for players. The programme is well supported by a Rugby Advisory Group, excellent sponsorship, modern gear, exceptional facilities and strong community and whanau support. It prides itself as being well resourced and a values-based rugby programme that aspires to produce excellent on-field results.  Our rugby programme has linked with the Good Neighbour Charity and with the aim of serving and volunteering for the betterment of our community.

In 2021, the Barbarians started their first ever rugby academy in term 1. The 1st XV went unbeaten in their bay-wide secondary school competition and a large number of the team return in 2022. The Under 16 and Under 14 teams competed well in their respective competitions and developed strong team cultures. A number of girls successfully played in a combined team with Mount College in a 10 aside competition in 2021.

In 2022 the academy will operate in term 1, teams will start training and preparing late term 1 once summer sports are finished and the season is played over term 2 and 3.

As we start to plan for 2022 and look to build the programme the Barbarians Advisory Group is seeking expressions of interest for Rugby Coaches and Managers for the 2022 Rugby season.

Teams that we are seeking expressions for are:

*1st XV Boys
*U16’s Boys
*U14’s Boys
*Girls 10’s Team (Games are Monday afternoons – May – August)
* Male and Female 7’s Coaches (Tournaments usually held in March and November)

In your expression of interest please provide this simple information. 
1.  Your name:
2.  Your mobile phone number:
3.  Your email address:
4.  Your brief coaching / managing experience, including any rugby course/s you may have done:
5.  Please provide any other coaches, managers, technical advisors you would include:
6.  Which team you would like to coach:

If you would like to meet to discuss in more detail our rugby programme please contact:  Richard Brown via email.   rbrown@otc.school.nz

Please submit your interest by simply answering the 6 questions above by: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 and send to:  Richard Brown via email:   rbrown@otc.school.nz
A panel made up from the:  Barbarians Rugby Advisory Group are tasked with the identification and selection of coaches and will be in contact after considering all expressions of interest.

Maths Week Art Competition

During MathsWeek, we held a mathematical art competition. Dominik Thwaites took out first place and the coveted prize – a Casio fx-9750GA+ graphics calculator – proving once and for all that it pays to pay attention in Maths class! 

Fletcher Gillard grabbed second place and the $50 Whitcoull’s gift card. Riley Hill’s depiction of room F11 in the Maths block earned him third place honours. All three earned massive points for their Whares.


Riley Hill (3rd place) & Dominik Thwaites (1st place) with their prizes.


Fletcher Gillard (2nd place) with his artwork & prize.


1st place artwork


3rd place artwork

Tauranga Harbour City Lions November Book Sale

Books and jigsaws wanted for Tauranga Harbour City Lions November Book Sale. Drop off points are Harvey Norman – Cameron Road, Wet and Forget – Bay Central Shopping Centre, Chapel Street, Countdown – Bethlehem Town Centre, Gilmours – Tauranga Crossing and Bunnings – Mount Maunganui. Please no Magazines or encyclopedias. Phone 576 7105 or 021 064 5360.

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