Tuesday, 29 October 2019 13:44

News Update: Term 4 Week 3

In this week's edition:
-  Year 9 PE Extension Big Day Out
-  Rotary Youth & Student Exchange Opportunities
-  Year 10 Spanish Celebration
-  SVA Service Award
-  Have a Go at Underwater Hockey

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Year 9 PE Extension Big Day Out

This was held Tuesday 29th October to complete the Year 9 Extension programme for 2019.

Rotary Youth & Student Exchange Opportunities

• Rotary Youth Exchange for the Exchange Year Commencing January 2021.

District Selection Day for Rotary Youth Exchange is 9th May 2020.
Applications closing day is 10th April 2020.

Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) provides senior secondary school students with an opportunity to participate in family, cultural and community life in another country over a twelve-month period while attending a secondary school in that country. Each year about 15 inbound students are hosted in Rotary clubs of D9930 and a similar number of outbound students are selected by D9930 Rotary clubs for a year overseas.

Our outbound students must be aged at least 16 and under 18 as at 15 January in the year of departure. They must have completed at least year 11 with above average NCEA results. They must be born in NZ or hold a Permanent Residence Permit. The student must be fit, with no serious medical conditions.

Click here for an application form and additional information about Youth Exchange.

• Youth for Understanding Student Exchange Programs

YFU Student Exchange is a not for profit, volunteer supported organisation that operates in more than 50 countries worldwide. We have students arriving in New Zealand in 2020 and they need host families!

Schools and families are essential parts of the YFU exchange experience and we hope to become part of your community!

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like more information or we can assist you further.

Click here for more information.

Year 10 Spanish Celebration

On Wednesday 30th October the Year 10 Spanish classes celebrated “The Day of the Dead” - a traditional Mexican celebration.

Students wore costumes and make up including their Spanish teacher Miss Serrati.

SVA Service Award

Two months into the award, Otumoetai College has logged evidence of over 1250 hours of service given by our young people.

Forty students have gained Membership Awards by contributing 5 hours to their community.

Year 10 lead the way with 22 students having registered and gaining the 5 hour Membership Pin.

Special mention must also be made of Samantha Reeder who has gained her Membership, Bronze and Silver Award contributing over 300 hours to make ‘other people’s lives better’. Samantha has also been awarded the Green Pin for Top Volunteer 2019 having logged the most SVA Volunteer hours this year.

Contributions from Otumoetai College Students have ranged from supporting the Forty Hour Famine, Fundraising for sports clubs, Ferret trapping, Coaching at both school and club level, Officiating at Carnivals, Marshalling at Events and Lifeguard Services.

We are extremely proud of our students and look to continue promoting this National Award in 2020.

For further information you can log onto the National Website https://service.sva.org.nz/  or email the school at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Back from left to right: Rachael Carter, Amy Charman-Moore, Kobe Hewitt, Jamie Tickner,
Front: Zoe Chapman (Membership, Bronze & Silver Awards), Amy McAulay, Caitlin Byrne, & DP Greg Burnard. 

Samantha Reeder received Membership, Bronze & Silver Awards alongside TOP VOLUNTEER for 2019.

Have a Go at Underwater Hockey

We are looking for new players, boys and girls, to join the college Underwater Hockey team. 

Come along to Baywave at 5:00pm on Sundays throughout November and “Give it a Go.”

We will supply all the gear you just need to pay the pool entry fee.

Click here for more details - 

DownloadHave a Go at Underwater Hockey 



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