Monday, 22 March 2021 08:37

News Update: Term 1 Week 8

In this week's edition:
-  Great Barrier Camp 1 Update
-  Barbarians Newsletter
-  Barbarians First XV 2021 Announcement
-  Swimming Sports Results
-  Aon Maadi Cup Regatta
-  Careers Newsletter
-  Past Student Awarded the Sir Edmund Hillary Medal 

Latest Sports News

Great Barrier Camp 1 Update

“We are now at day 13 of this fabulous camp. The students have been outstanding - embracing all the opportunities that are on offer. In fact one of the Hillary Outdoors leaders has said that his group of 10 students is the best he has ever had! 

Activities have included: 

  • sea and surf kayaking
  • completing high ropes challenges and via ferrata
  • steep creeking, abseiling & rock climbing
  • coasteering, tramping and fishing

Not to mention the life skills of cooking, doing dishes, cleaning toilets, managing their time, working collaboratively with team mates and much more!

All students are on track to head out with their leaders with their packs, tents, cookers and food, on their 4 day/3 night Expedition in their 3 x teams. This is a culmination of everything they have been working towards over the past 2 weeks and is a great challenge for them.

Fortunately the weather has been fantastic and is looking like it will continue”. - Sherie Curry (Teacher in charge).

Barbarians Newsletter

Where did the Fozzie Money Go? Check out this download, about who we are and what we do.

DownloadBarbarians Newsletter Issue 1 March 2021 

It outlines where your financial support has helped, and we share some news of our start to 2021.

Our 2021 Rugby Academy has been a real success with 50 players attending on Wednesdays. It’s been well supported by coaches, guest coaches and parents.

We look forward to welcoming sponsors to our: 2021 night on June 2 with Sam Cane, Ian Foster and Mark Robinson. 

The event is SOLD OUT so we thank you again for supporting us. 

Barbarians First XV 2021 Announcement

Please download below for the full details announced this Thursday.

DownloadBarbarians First XV 2021 

Swimming Sports Results

Congratulations to all those participants in the Swimming Sports last week. Placings were as follows with Whares: 1st - Manunui, 2nd Otanewainuku, 3rd Karewa, 4th Maunganui and 5th Puwhenua.

Two records were broken by Devlin Langton:
50m Freestyle - 26.46 beat Zac Baveystock's 2020 record of 27.18
100m Freestyle - 58.60 beat Jody Clark's 1996 record of 1.00.42
Senior Boys   Champion: Zac Reeder - Maunganui
  2nd: Harry Parkes - Manunui
  3rd =: Tommy Gadsbey - Maunganui
  3rd =: Eli MacPherson - Manunui

Senior Girls   Champion: Emily Mahon - Manunui
  2nd: Zoe Stubbing - Karewa
  3rd: Lisa Evans - Karewa

Intermediate Boys   Champion: Mason Kritz - Karewa
  2nd: Max Tumai - Puwhenua
  3rd: Zac Baveystock - Karewa

Intermediate Girls   Champion: Danielle Fowler - Puwhenua
  2nd: Olivia Hays - Otanewainuku
  3rd: Hazel Blissett - Otanewainuku

Junior Boys   Champion: Devlin Langton - Puwhenua
  2nd: Nicholas Reeder - Maunganui
  3rd: Lewis McGrath - Otanewainuku

Junior Girls   Champion: Olivia Middleweek - Manunui
  2nd: Mia McGrath - Manunui
  3rd: Ariel Hoebers - Manunui
Photos by Seqouia Trass and Layla Sutcliffe.

Aon Maadi Cup Regatta

"The NZ Secondary Schools National Rowing Championships, held at Lake Karapiro from 22-27 March, started off with a fantastic parade through Cambridge. 

Around 2600 school rowers paraded through the streets and congregated at Victoria Square. This was more rowers than the World Rowing Championships (with over 80 countries)!

Our rowers did us proud with their bearing, attitude and smart attire showing their pride in Otumoetai College!" - Barry Holmes.


Careers Newsletter

Please click here for the latest Careers Newsletter No.3.

Past Student Awarded the Sir Edmund Hillary Award

We are proud of our past student Kaylee Bird who has been recognised for her significant contribution to her community, while upholding a high level of academic achievement and accomplishment in sports and the arts.

Please click here for the full article.


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