Thursday, 07 May 2020 11:07

News Update: Term 2 Week 4

In this week's edition:
-  Conversation in STEM with Astrophysicist Chris Lintott
-  School Photographs Update
-  Race Unity Speech Competition
-  Interested in a Defensive Driving Course?

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Conversation in STEM with Astrophysicist Chris Lintott

“On the evening of May 6th, Elliot Watson, Micaela Steed, Anthony Wigley, Thomas Wigley, and Michael Griffits participated in a live online event 'What is Zooniverse? Conversation in STEM with Astrophysicist Chris Lintott'.

Chris Lintott is an astrophysicist and researcher. He is the Citizen Science Project Lead at the Department of Physics, University of Oxford, and previously served as Director of Citizen Science at the Adler Planetarium.

He co-authored Bang! The Complete History of the Universe, and co-presents the BBC’s The Sky at Night. He co-founded an online astronomy project called Galaxy Zoo in 2005 which uses technology to get ordinary people involved in scientific research. Due to the high level of volunteer participation, Zooniverse was launched in 2009.

The event was live-streamed on Facebook and viewers across New Zealand and the UK tuned in. Our excited student ambassadors asked insightful questions and thoroughly enjoyed their experience, one which will stay with them for years to come.

For those who missed it, click to watch the video

Many thanks to the team at STEMFest for providing Otumoetai College with the opportunity to participate and we are very much looking forward to future collaborations.”  - Ceri Blears Woodcock (Science Teacher, Otumoetai College).

School Photographs Update

The process for ordering school photographs will resume when the College is fully operational again and students are back at school.

On returning to school students will receive their access keycodes and instructions to order photographs online.

Race Unity Speech Competition

“On Friday the 17th of April we had two Year 12 students compete in the Race Unity Speech Competition for 2020. This was held online during our first week of Term 2. Haylee Van Herpen-Jacobs and Taila Rikirangi were both very strong competitors, Taila competing with a compelling speech in Te Reo Māori.

From the heats run on the 17th, Haylee came away with a 2nd place for her Heat. Well done Haylee. If we're lucky we may be able to see Haylee's and Taila's speeches in the future.

Ki a kōrua ngā kōhine kaha o te kura nei. Tēna kōrua mo tō mahi rangatira nei! Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui tonu.” - Bobby Ketu.

Interested in a Defensive Driving Course?

Level 2 is in sight and Defensive Driving Courses can commence under the necessary health and safety requirements. 

Defensive Driving Course starts Monday 25 May, 5pm at the Bethlehem College Library.

To see all the details visit the facebook page - Drive Safe Driving School or Contact Sue on 0212153548


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