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Tuesday, 16 February 2021 13:31

News Update: Term 1 Week 3

In this week's edition:
-  Powhiri
-  2021 Aotearoa Squad Selection
-  Create the Bay Locals Dance Competition
-  Netball Registrations are Now Open
-  International Food Festival - Friday 19 March
-  Pathways to Manhood Programme

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Powhiri

In Week 1 we had the great pleasure of welcoming our new year 9 students to Ōtūmoetai College. 

On the 2nd of February over 450 students gathered outside the front of Okohanga, our school marae, and were welcomed by our senior poutama students and school staff.

Our year nines had a great opportunity to listen to our new Deputy Principal Kaitiaki Matua Ketu. Joined by Principal Matua Gordon who welcomed them to their next step in their educational journey at our school. 

There were many key aspects that Matua Ketu spoke about in his whaikōrero, he first acknowledged Matua Kuni, Matua Gordon, and Koro Tu. Then spoke to the importance of the three pou that are carved in the front of Okohanga to him representing three pillars of a students success, whanau, our kura, and each student; and how the challenge for us all is to work together as a collective to ensure this happens for every student.

The powhiri that happened at the start of the year is significant to the year 9s, as it was the first experience that they had with our school, allowing them to connect and understand the values we hold here at our Kura. The perfect way to welcome our new students and their whanau, and wish them all the best for the amazing year that is 2021!
- Rose Mayhead (Head Student)

Thank you to the Publicity & Ruamano Committees for the photos above.


International Food Festival - Friday 19 March

Tēnā koutou katoa, the Ōtūmoetai College International Food Festival is fast approaching and we really need your help as a community to make this fantastic event as amazing as it has been in previous years.

As you are well aware, things look a lot different around the numbers of international students at college, and so we will be relying on our wider school whānau to come and share their favourite dishes with us. 

We will buy the ingredients, provide any equipment you may require and give you a detailed checklist of all the information you will need to know for the evening - all you need to do is let us know your recipes and turn up prepared on the day! 

Please, please, please contact our friendly team and join us in the fabulous evening. 

Student groups - if you wish to confirm a place for fundraising for a school activity or event, please also get in touch, email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2021 Aotearoa Squad Selection

Congratulations to our Year 11 student Danielle Fowler, she was selected for the NZ Maori Football U16 Youth Girls squad after a week long training camp in Rotorua and a 90 minute game in a North vs South match.

For the full announcements click here.


Create the Bay Locals Dance Competition

Our Dance students recently competed at Create the Bay Locals Dance Competition. 

We are super proud of our Hip Hop and Lyrical troupes. With only 1 week of practice we were 1st in both classes. Huge congratulations to the girls!


Netball Registrations are Now Open

International Food Festival - Friday 19 March

Tēnā koutou katoa, the Ōtūmoetai College International Food Festival is upon us and we really need your help as a community this year to make this fantastic event as amazing as it has been in previous years.

As you are well aware, things look a lot different around the numbers of international students at college, and so we will be relying on our wider school whānau to come and share your favourite dishes with us. 

We will buy your ingredients, provide any equipment you may require and give you a detailed checklist of all the information you will need to know for the evening - all you need to do is let us know your recipes and turn up prepared on the day! 

Please, please, please contact our friendly team and join us in the fabulous evening. 

Student groups - if you wish to confirm a place for fundraising for a school activity or event, please also get in touch, email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Pathways to Manhood Programme

Pathways to Manhood offers a 4 day Programme for 13–15 year old boys accompanied by their father or mentor. Navigating the transition from boyhood to manhood can become a powerful one for your son when learning from his father or mentor and other good men in an intentional environment.

21-24 April 2021, Whananaki, Northland. 

At the event, manhood in its truest sense is explored and celebrated, and your whole family will benefit from this rite of passage experience. If you wish to attend and have financial obstacles, please contact Pathways to Manhood to see if you are eligible for a subsidy. Also, if you would like to help fund someone in your school community to attend, please contact us to donate, and we will tag the funds for a student from your school.

Contact Andrea Wheatley - Pathways to Manhood Development Co-ordinator
(09) 376 2386, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.pathwaystomanhood.co.nz


 

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