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News Roundup 20 May

Tourism Students Hit the White Water

“This week, our students studying Tourism were offered the opportunity to go White Water Rafting on the famous Kaituna River in Rotorua.

Tourism has been a popular Senior course at our school, and as our Tourism industry recovers from the effects of the pandemic, there are so many incredible opportunities for students to study and work in the tourism industry.

Our tourism course focuses on introducing students to the skills and knowledge of working in the tourism industry, so trips to experience tourism first hand are such an important aspect of the course we offer.  It was awesome to see students pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone.” – Mr Grant.

Rowing Awards

Congratulations to all for the Ōtūmoetai Rowing Awards Evening results this week.

Sportsmanship & Ability (David Aitken Trophy) – Matthew Ryder
Most Improved Boy – 1st year (Ted Phelps Cup) – Kahnya Pihama-Donaldson
Most Improved Girls – 1st year (Williams Cup) – Chloe Wallsgrove
Junior Attitude & Sportsmanship (Cosmos & Edwards Cup) – Zara Brangwynne
Most Improved Rower (Thompson Trophy) – Jack McClutchie
Best Performed Rower for the Season – Jenna Brangwynne
Crew of the Year (Clinton Cup) – Zoe Stubbing & Caitlin Wain (U18 Novice Double)
Coxswain Trophy – Lydia Cunliffe

A Rowing Accolade was awarded to Chloe Wright for her 5 years of rowing at Ōtūmoetai College.

Cross Country Results

On Tuesday 17th May we held our school Cross Country. Rain showers in the morning were not enough to scare off the determined runners who had registered and trained hard for this event. 

We had a great turn out of students who gave their everything running a range of distances from 3kms to 6kms. Congratulations to those students who placed in their age groups and earnt highly sought after Whare points.

SENIOR BOYS – 6km
1stSam Kember13CRBKAREWA25:21.7
2ndLoui Alexander12KMWPŪWHENUA26:16.9
3rdAnthony Wigley13CRBKAREWA31:49.5
4thCameron Paratene13TPMPŪWHENUA32.31.9
SENIOR GIRLS – 4km
1stCharo Heijnen12PHNMANUNUI17:02.9
2ndBrooke Comeskey13SHHMAUNGANUI23:38.0
3rdHazel Blissett13SLPŌTANEWAINUKU24:32.2
4thKylen James13SHHMAUNGANUI25:24.3
INTERMEDIATE BOYS – 4km
1stBenjamin Wheatley11CRNŌTANEWAINUKU16:56.0
2ndJacob Reeder12SSBŌTANEWAINUKU17:04.4
3rdAngus Colquhoun11SRSMAUNGANUI17:54.5
4thMitchell Butts11DNWKAREWA18:06.4
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS – 3km
1stAlex Rawlinson11CRNŌTANEWAINUKU13:12.5
2ndMia McGrath10ASWMANUNUI14:16.5
3rdMiah Smith10DVCPŪWHENUA15:11.9
4thSam Bainbridge12KMWPŪWHENUA17:11.1
JUNIOR BOYS – 3km
1stNicholas Reeder10PTGMAUNGANUI12:27.5
2ndLouis Cairns10PTGMAUNGANUI12:31.2
3rdEdward Webb09ANRŌTANEWAINUKU12:38.5
4thOscar Downard09JLSMANUNUI12:43.7
JUNIOR GIRLS – 3km
1stGrace Duncan10KNHŌTANEWAINUKU12:45.6
2ndSophie Garrett10ASWMANUNUI13:38.4
3rdLize Terblanche09ANRŌTANEWAINUKU14:36.2
4thPauline Beetz09CRTPŪWHENUA14:53.4

Youth Archery Course Information

Tauranga Archers is offering after school lessons (4.00pm-5.30pm) for year 7 to 13 students at Graham Park, off Edgecumbe Road.

This is a weekly lesson, run over six weeks where students learn the basic safety and techniques for shooting a recurve bow.

This course is intended as an introduction to archery, to encourage youth participation and progression to a competitive level. The cost is $30 for 6 lessons. This includes equipment hire/target use and coaching fees (all equipment is provided) Archery in Schools Membership.

Please register your interest here.

E te Whānau, We Celebrate You!

We celebrate the love you have for your tamariki. We celebrate the support you show them to be their best. We celebrate the teams you coach, manage and support. We celebrate the voices you bring and the positive examples you show. The food, the energy, and the time you give.

We celebrate and recognise you all. All our mama’s and papa’s, our grandmothers and grandfathers, our aunties and uncles, our big sisters and brothers. You’re all a special part of our wider whanau of Ōtūmoetai College.

Ka nui te mihi!
From us to you.

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