Whakapiki Ake Te Whe – Māori Health Programme
Four Year 11 rangatahi were selected from Ōtūmoetai College to participate in Te Whe health science hospital visit.
The purpose of the day was to take part in hands on Science, meet Māori role models, and discover potential career choices and knowledge pathways. Students had a great time and left with a new found passion.
MATILDA The Musical
The West End and Broadway musical MATILDA is about to hit the BayCourt stage in Tauranga! The show will be running from Thursday 21st September until Saturday 7th October.
The cast have been rehearsing hard for months and includes four Ōtūmoetai College students, in addition to our very own Matt Bodman as Musical Director.
The show is highly entertaining and will certainly put a smile on your dial!
Pictured below from left to right are Aadit Tandon, Elliot Watts, director Russell Dickson, Alec von Bultzingslowen Newington, and Kaze Borman. Good luck to all involved!
Mental Health Awareness Week – 18-24 September
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) focuses on the Five Ways to Wellbeing.
Life has been a rollercoaster lately. We’ve faced uncertainty, unfamiliarity, and hardships that have left us with mixed emotions. That’s why the NZ Mental Health Foundation and Ōtūmoetai College Student Hauora Committee are bringing you the Five Ways for the Five Days of MHAW, to give us a set of proven tools to boost our mental health when we need it.
Each day there will be a range of activities that students and staff can get involved in to help boost their Mental Health.
Keep an eye on the daily notices for guidelines and ways you can not only help boost your mental health but also win Whare points.
These practices are backed by evidence and can be easily incorporated into anyone’s life, at any time.
Whakatōkia ngā rautaki māmā nei ki tō ao kia rongo ai koe i ngā painga. Put the Five Ways into practice this Mental Health Awareness Week.
Purple Token Day – 21 September
Look out for ‘Purple Token Day’ coming up next Thursday 21st September.
This is an initiative by Year 13 student Robert Unsworth to raise the awareness among secondary school students of the problem of family violence.