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News Roundup 28 April 2023

Barbarians Rugby Fundraiser

The annual Barbarians Rugby Fundraiser was held on Friday 21st April at the Mount Maunganui Golf Club – THE PROFESSOR HEADS TO TAURANGA – WAYNE SMITH.

Wayne Smith was our guest speaker and Phil Gifford was our MC.  Wayne conveyed several pertinent messages and stories throughout the evening and was a very popular guest speaker.

Once again, the event sold out immediately and has become a popular opportunity for corporate businesses to support grassroots sports, like our rugby programme.

Please view the programme here including our Sponsors and the popular auction items that were up for grabs.

We also raised approximately $3,000 for our charity GOOD NEIGHBOUR and for RED CROSS, re: Cyclone Gabrielle.  Therefore, giving $1,500 to each worthy cause.

A profit of around $40,000 was made over the whole evening.

This year The Barbarians Rugby Programme are donating half the proceeds to the Ōtūmoetai College Sports Programme, which will help all sporting codes to prosper.

The Barbarians Rugby Fundraiser was well supported by our Board of Trustees and a big thank you to Bryce Lawrence and Peter Blackwell, who are the backbone of this event.

Finally, we remain very grateful to:  Sean Lett, Mark Francis and Dean Waddell as our loyal sponsors.  

– Richard Brown.

Notice of Strike Actions by the PPTA

28 April 2023

Kia ora Parents and Whanau

We wish to remind you of the planned Industrial action that will Impact the operations of Ōtūmoetai College this term.

The school has received notice of strike actions by the PPTA.

Rostering home begins next week.  This means that single year groups will be rostered home on a nominated day.  Other year groups are to attend school that day.

Please also note, that a full Strike Day is scheduled for Thursday 11th May, whereby the school is closed for instruction, however, will remain open for supervision of any students under 14 years old.

Below is a summary of the strike actions taken:


Week 2   Thursday 4th May – Year 11 
Week 3 Tuesday 9th May – Year 12 Thursday 11th May – Years 9 10 11 12 13
Week 4 Tuesday 16th May – Year 9 Wednesday 17th May – Year 10 
Week 5   Thursday 25th May – Year 11 
Week 6 Tuesday 30th May – Year 13 Thursday 1st June – Year 12 
Week 7 Tuesday 6th June – Year 10 Thursday 8th June – Year 9 

You are probably aware of the involvement of the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) in assisting with negotiations.  This may result in a satisfactory resolution and the changing of planned actions.

We will update you as soon as we have official confirmation of any change to the plans.

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