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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 13:25

News Update: Term 3 Week 1

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 - Year 9 Stars Youth Development Programme

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Year 9 Stars Youth Development Programme

Cupcakes, care packages, and clean-ups were on the agenda for Year 9 students recently, as they sought to make connections in their community as part of the Stars Youth Development Programme.  Stars includes ‘four steps to fun', including an adventure camp, peer mentoring, giving back to their community through community projects, and community adventure, where the students learn about what is available to them within their community.

Regional Stars coordinator Karyn Winters, says the aim of the programme is to make the Year 9's feel they are connected to the school by connecting them with each other, and to their community.
Karyn works with Year 13 students at the school to run information sessions for the younger students, covering topics such as communication, goal-setting and time management.
Some students also collected donations to make care packages for the homeless which were given to the manager of Tauranga Moana Night Shelter. 
The sixteen Year 9 classes at the college were out and about around Tauranga recently doing their community projects which included clean-ups of the school, the Matua Saltmarsh and a local gully; upgrading an orienteering track at Oteora Camp; selling raffle tickets for charitable groups, baking cupcakes for an SPCA fundraiser; running PE lessons for junior students at Bellevue School and making afternoon tea for Tauranga Police and Tauranga Hospital staff.

Homeless men using the Tauranga night shelter will benefit from the generosity of Year 9 Otumoetai College students.

Otumoetai College students Jake Miller, 13, and Erin Murphy, 13, and senior constables Airdrie Baker and Trudi Cantwell, and community constable Paul Wrigley. 


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