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News Roundup 25 November

New Single Row Boats for Ōtūmoetai College

The gentlemen in the photo above from left to right, Martin Scott from the Witheil Fund Charitable Trust, Brodie Stevens son of Joan Stevens.

We have recently taken delivery of two brand new single row boats thanks to the hard work of the ŌTC Rowing Parents Advisory Group and in particular Angela Brangwynne in gaining support and funds from The Witheil Fund Charitable Trust.

The boats were blessed and then named after two strong and courageous women, Tess Gamble and Joan Stevens. Both these ladies have strong links to Ōtūmoetai College, Tess is the mother of two of our ŌTC Rowers and was a very important member of the ŌTC Rowing Advisory Group and wider community. Joan was a PE Teacher here at ŌTC back in the 1960’s and is the mother of Brodie Stevens and Godmother of Martin Scott (see picture). Their strength and courage will be passed onto our rowers whenever they take to the water.

The boats were launched on Saturday morning at Tauranga Rowing Club with ŌTC Rowers Louis and Elsa, Tess Gambles children, taking both boats out for their maiden voyage.

Thank you again to all those involved in the blessing ceremony and boat launch, to the ŌTC Rowing Advisory Group and of course to Martin Scott from the Witheil Fund Charitable Trust for their generous support.

Nathan Wallis Event – The Human Brain

Nathan Wallis, New Zealand’s favourite Neuroscience Educator is heading to Tauranga next week on Monday 28th November and will be presenting:

The Human Brain – An Instruction Manual – 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Mt Maunganui Intermediate School, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga.

Nathan’s talks are very popular with parents, teachers, coaches, leaders and anyone else who is interested in learning about the workings of the brain.  Nathan has a  profound reputation as a lively and engaging speaker. He uses humour and plain language to condense 25 years of neuroscience research into his unique ‘tell you how it is’ style. You’ll be absolutely captivated and walk away jam-packed with more than a few “ah-ha” moments.

More information/purchase of tickets can be found on Eventfinda NZ

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