Monday, 17 May 2021 09:38

News Update: Term 2 Week 3

In this week's edition:
-  World Vision Youth Conference
-  2021 FINA Junior World Championship Selection
-  Cross Country Results
-  Magazine Artwork Featured
-  Join Ōtūmoetai Rowing
-  Matariki Art Competition
-  Careers Newsletter

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World Vision Youth Conference

"Last Monday, three other senior students & I went to Auckland for the World Vision Youth Conference. This was the second time that I have attended this event, and both times it has proved the 5:30am start to be beyond worth it. As World Vision describes it, the conference is a “global leadership event designed to spark a passion for justice in young Kiwis, and equip them with leadership tools to create change both locally and globally”. The particular focus is on the 40 Hour Famine, which is one of Ōtūmoetai’s main fundraising events of the year.

The guest speakers for this year were Yoseph Ayele, who worked with the New Zealand government to design and implement the Global Impact Visa, and Lydia Hollister-Jones, who recently founded a food and friendship focused community initiative called Gratis Free Store in Auckland. The journey’s of both are awe-inspiring and have reignited my passion for social justice and leading this year’s 40 Hour Famine efforts at school.

Keep your eyes peeled for our fundraising events closer to week 8!" - Amy Charman-Moore - Head of the Publicity Committee, Student Leader of the 40 Hour Famine Group

Mackenzie Parkes, Rhys Stewart, Rachael Carter, Amy Charman-Moore.


2021 FINA Junior World Championship Selection

Recently, Chloe Boyt (Year 11 student) was selected to be a member of the New Zealand Artistic Swimming Team that will compete at the 2021 FINA Junior World Championships. She is one of eleven athletes from around the country chosen to represent New Zealand in the August competition, which is likely to be a virtual event this year.

Chloe is a member of Tauranga Synchro, an artistic swimming club (formerly known as synchronised swimming) based at Baywave. 

Chloe will also be competing at the upcoming North Island Artistic Swimming Championships being held in Tauranga from 2-4 July.
We wish her well in her ongoing achievements in the sport.

 


Cross Country Results

We had a GREAT group of students on the track for the Cross Country held on 13 May. Wind and rain did not hold them back!

THANK YOU to the staff who came down to support and or help with the running of the event.

RESULTS:

Senior Boys

 1st

 Sam Kember

 6km

 24.59.97

 2nd

 Chrislyn Schoeman

 6km

 25.31.9

 3rd

 Joel Cory

 6km

 25.55.0

 4th

 Flynn Mulligan

 6km

 26.00.8


Senior Girls

 1st

 Jacqui Hale

 4km

 22.02.3

 2nd

 Emma Averill

 4km

 22.21.2

 3rd

 Meg Kale

 4km

 22.40.8

 4th

 Alexa Paintin

 4km

 23.26.9


Intermediate Boys

 1st

 Jase Cartwright

 4km

 17.22.2

 2nd

 Jacob Reeder

 4km

 17.58.3

 3rd

 Sean Harding

 4km

 18.03.6

 4th

 Olly Harris

 4km

 18.15.4


Intermediate Girls

 1st

 Charo Heijnen

 3km

 12.15.3

 2nd

 Alex Rawlinson

 3km

 12.37.4

 3rd

 Rebecca Parkes

 3km

 13.20.8

 4th

 Sage Bennett

 3km

 14.00.2


Junior Boys

 1st

 Benjamin Wheatley

 3km

 12.01.4

 2nd

 Bradley Wiessing

 3km

 12.51.3

 3rd

 Louis Cairns

 3km

 13.01.0

 4th

 Noah Evans-McLeod

 3km

 13.41.4


Junior Girls

 1st

 Grace Duncan

 3km

 12.30.7

 2nd

 Sophie Garrett

 3km

 12.52.0

 3rd

 Emily Parkes

 3km

 14.06.6

 4th

 Mia McGrath

 3km

 14.16.9


Magazine Artwork Featured

Congratulations to Isabella Chaney (Year 9 student), her drawing of a Kākāpō has been selected for the cover of Te Pānui Rūnaka Magazine.

Below is the featured article.

Ko te rika toi i whakamanahia ai

Thirteen-year-old Isabella Chaney (Ngāi Tahu - Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki) has been creating art for as long as she can remember. She says she loves to create new artworks “because it’s fun, and makes me happy”.

Isabella created this pencil artwork at her school, Ōtūmoetai College in Tauranga. She was inspired by her art teacher, Mr Henderson, to create a piece celebrating the kākāpō.

“When people see my artwork, I want them to see the beauty in nature and I also want them to remember there are only 205 kākāpō left in Aotearoa, so we need to make sure we work hard to protect them” Isabella says.

Isabella is keen to encourage whanau who would like to support the protection of our kākāpō to visit www.kakaporecovery.org.nz to find out more.”


Join Ōtumoetai Rowing

If you are interested in giving Rowing a go, contact Tracey Fellingham 021 276 0063 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are new to rowing you get 4 rowing sessions for FREE! Anyone can turn up to the Tauranga Rowing Club at Memorial Park on Saturdays at 6.30am for girls and Sundays 9.30am for boys (please contact Tracey Fellingham first if possible).

More details to download below 

DownloadJoin Ōtūmoetai Rowing 
 

Rowing is an amazing sport which gives you life-long friends and builds teamwork, camaraderie, courage, commitment and strength. If you train hard and do well there is a chance of scholarships to USA Universities. Don't miss this opportunity to join the biggest School Sport in New Zealand!


Matariki Art Competition

The annual Matariki Art Competition is coming up. This means you need to be ,aing your Matariki themed art now! To enter, email your name, year level and medium (painting, sculpture, photograph etc) to Ms Moore (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

You have until the 15th of June to complete your artwork. Win points for your Whare and great prizes for yourself!


Careers Newsletter

Included of interest is Scholarship information and the Updated Careers Events Calendar.

Please click here for the latest Careers Newsletter No.6.


 

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