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Tuesday, 02 February 2021 10:37

News Update: Term 1 Week 1

In this week's edition:
-  Welcome to our Year 9 Students
-  Barbarians Rugby Academy
-  Is Your Student planning to move into Halls?
-  Update from the Rowing Club
-  Valentine's Day
-  Tauranga Art Gallery Junior Art Awards

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Welcome to our Year 9 Students

A warm welcome to our 2021 Year 9 students. They have just completed their three day Induction Programme as they move into their secondary school experience at Ōtūmoetai College.


Barbarians Rugby Academy

Sign up for the Barbarians Rugby Academy Development Programme 2021.

Start date is the 10th February.

For further information download 

DownloadBarbarians Rugby Academy Poster 

Please note: A compulsory meeting is being held for all Academy Students and those wishing to joining next Tuesday 9th February in Pavilion 1 at lunch time.

Contact Mr Brown, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Is Your Student planning to move into Halls?

The Ministry of Health recommends that young people living close together in places such as halls of residence be immunised against meningitis. Please find below the link to the Ministry of Health's brochure regarding meningitis and vaccines available to your child as they perhaps move on with their tertiary education and will be flatting or living in halls of residence.

Meningitis is a dangerous bacterial infection that can be life-threatening and deadly in just a few hours. People who survive meningococcal disease often have serious long-term effects.

Update from the Rowing Club

  • Another successful rowing camp at Mangakino from January 2-8 along with the Tauranga Rowing Club
  • Tauranga Rowing Club winners again of the Dewar Shield, Blue Lake, Rotorua January 23-24
  • Results from the North Island Club Champs, Karapiro, January 30 - February 1.

To end a successful club rowing season the Otumoetai College Rowers attended the North Island Club Champs this past weekend at Karapiro.

Results from the finals:

Women’s Int single - Jenna Brangwynne 2nd
Women’s Nov four - Elsa Alexander, Chloe Wallsgrove, Zara Brangwynne (Cox) 5th
Women Club coxless four - Emma Averill 3rd
Women Int Octi - Jenna Brangwynne, Chloe Wright, Sarah Laban-ten Dam 1st
Women Int double - Chloe Wright, Sarah Laban-ten Dam 7th
Men Nov eight - Jack McClutchie 1st
Men Nov eight - Matthew Ryder, Loui Alexander 3rd
Women Club Eight - Emma Averill, Rhianna Loughnan 6th
Men Nov Quad - Jack McClutchie 1st
Men Nov Quad - Matthew Ryder, Loui Alexander 6th
Women Club single - Emma Averill 2nd
Women Int Quad - Jenna Brangwynne 1st
Women Int Quad - Chloe Wright, Sarah Laban-ten Dam, Nina Turner, Zara Brangwynne (Cox) 6th
Women Int Quad - Sarah Paterson 8th B final
Women Club Four - Rhianna Loughnan 4th
Boys U18 Nov Quad - Loui Alexander, Matthew Ryder, Jack McClutchie 3rd B final

Huge thanks to our coaches, parents, supporters & TRC Committee!

Big shout out to Nina Turner in her first 2000 m single race!

Farewell & massive congratulations to Rhianna Loughnan for a fantastic club season!

Wish Jenna Brangwynne all the best for the NZ Rowing Nationals, Twizel on February 16 - 20.

That’s a wrap for club season - looking forward to the school rowing season.

We welcome our Novice girls and coach Elyse Rothery to Otumoetai College and the Rowing Team: Chloe Wallsgrove, Sophie Read, Marika Porteners, Zara Brangwynne.

Valentine's Day

Students may purchase a rose for their “Valentine” for $2.
They may order these outside the Library at either interval or lunchtime on both Thursday and Friday next week.

Roses will be delivered to students in form time on Monday, 15 February.

Tauranga Art Gallery Junior Art Awards

Entries are now OPEN for Tauranga Art Gallery’s inaugural Acorn Foundation Junior Art Awards with the Exhibition held in April!

The Acorn Foundation Junior Art Awards is open to all young people between 4 – 14 years of age who live in the Bay of Plenty region. The theme for the 2021 Art Awards is Te Taiao | Nature.

Learn more about the entry criteria here:

To submit an entry visit:

Entries close: 4pm, Friday 26 February 2021


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