Monday, 08 March 2021 08:31

News Update: Term 1 Week 6

In this week's edition:
-  Earth & Space Science Geology Fieldtrip
-  School Photos - Online Orders
-  Careers Newsletter
-  Cricket Success

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Earth & Space Science Geology Fieldtrip

On Friday, March 5th, senior Earth & Space Science students visited Waimangu Volcanic Valley to study the geological processes of the region. 

Martin and John took us on a guided tour of the valley which was created on June 10th, 1886, when basaltic magma forced its way through the rhyolite domes of Mt Tarawera. The phreatomagmatic eruptions created lava, ash and extremely hot mud which rained down and killed around 120 people.

During our walk, we saw craters including Southern, Echo, Inferno and Black, new terraces, springs and sites of geysers. From the boat on Lake Rotomahana , we saw erosional and weathering features plus native wildlife.

Next, we travelled to a pyroclastic deposit from the 1314 Kaharoa rhyolitic eruption which is of huge cultural significance as it marks the first evidence of human occupation in New Zealand.  Radio carbon 14, dendrochronology and wiggle matching dated the event.

Thanks to Mr Simpson for accompanying us and Graham Leonard from GNS Science for video conferencing the day prior. We are looking forward to speaking with Cornel de Ronde, who discovered the location of the pink and white terraces, on March 24th. - Ceri Blears-Woodcock

School Photos - Online Orders

Your student will soon bring home their Access Keycode from PhotoLife to order photographs online.

Please visit to enter your code and order.

If you order online by midnight Sunday 28 March 2021 your photos will be delivered free to the school.

Careers Newsletter

Please click here for the latest Careers Newsletter No.2.

Cricket Success

Several teams involving Ōtūmoetai College students who play for the Cadets Cricket Club enjoyed both team and individual success last weekend. The reserve team beat Papamoa Pirates by 71 runs. Hamish Boyt who scored his second 50 was involved in a 107 run opening partnership with Luke Muspratt. The Team scored 217 for 3 off their 30 overs and had Papamoa restricted to 148/8 off their 30 overs. Jack Page took 4 wickets for 17 runs off 5 overs, and Angus McDowell took 2 wickets for 11.

The Cadets Green team also had a good win against the Papamoa Hinds hauling in their total of 141 with two balls to spare! Isaac Loye contributed 19 with the bat and Sebastian Newman took two wickets for 20.

Finally, in combination with Ōtūmoetai Intermediate, the college through Cadets has put together a Girls' Team who also had a good win against Tauranga Girls' College. Grace Duncan, Miah Smith and Mackenzie Grant were the standout players in this match.

Hamish Boyt who scored 50 runs (retired).


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