Monday, 04 September 2017 12:53

News Update: Term 3 Week 7

In this week's edition:

-  Young Enterprise Year 12 & 13
-  Senior Blue & Red Football
-  National Secondary Schools Underwater Hockey Champs coming up
-  Bay Trust Dillon Scholarship
-  Neighbourhood Support Meeting
-  What's the deal in Business?

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Young Enterprise Year 12 & 13 

What's the Deal in Business??
Young Enterprise students from the Year 12 and Year 13 Business Management classes, received a visit from our Prime Minister, Bill English, at their Trade Fair at Papamoa Plaza on Saturday.
These students have been working all year in groups to develop a product to take to market, actioned through a detailed business plan and working alongside business mentors in the community. Students develop their business skills through this hands on programme run by The Lion Foundation. This is a national competition with over $25,000 in prizes. The next milestones for our students are to complete as many sales as possible, followed by an annual review due at the end of this term.
Bill English spent time on Saturday to hear from all the students and their achievements.
Otumoetai College groups include:
Eco-Grow Gardens - with their kit set gardens with edable flowers, unusual fruits and chillies.
Wider Horizons-  with their Te Reo Maori number set flashcards accompanied with poems written in both English and Te Reo.
Neoteric -with their sip pal collapsible water bottles aimed to increase hydration at schools.
Independence Enterprise- with their customisable book "How to Adult" to help students going out into the real world.
Gyro Spinners- with their figit spinners donating 10% of profits to the NZ Anxiety Trust.
Please contact the Business Department for any inquiries.  A special thanks goes out to Papamoa Plaza for hosting this event.


Senior Blue & Red Football

On Wednesday 30 September, OTC Senior Blue Football side faced their school counterparts, OTC Red, in their final match of the season. Both sides have endured difficult seasons against older and more experienced opposition, but were equally keen to get one up over their school mates in this game. OTC Blue took an early lead against the run of play, however OTC Red came back strongly to win 4-2. The game was played in wet wintery conditions, which made possession based football difficult. The game was expertly controlled by Mr Collis and both sides demonstrated excellent sportsmanship. 


National Secondary Schools Underwater Hockey Championships 

To be held at Baywave 8 - 10 September
You can watch Otumoetai College battling it out under water for medals at the 2017 Nationals.

Bay Trust - Dillon Scholarship 

BayTrust operates and funds a Dillon Scholarship which provides financial assistance to people who have significant physical or intellectual disabilities and will be undertaking tertiary education in 2018.  The Dillon Scholarship applications are open from 1 October up until 7 December 2017.  For more information go to the BayTrust website or phone 0800 654 546 / 07 578 6546.

Neighbourhood Support Meeting

Neighbourhood Support, in partnership with Tauranga Police, would like to invite residents to get together for a chat and an opportunity to discuss what it means to be involved in a local Neighbourhood Support group, and to answer any questions you might have.

DownloadNeighbourhood Support Newsletter 

What's the deal in Business?

Year 12 Business Management students recently visited McDonalds, Flip Out and Blue Lab to learn about local NZ businesses. A fantastic learning opportunity was had by all – from learning about production processes and lean manufacturing, through to marketing and the importance of monitoring and meeting businesses KPI’s. These opportunities with the corporate world make learning fun in a business context, and it also gives the students information that they can then apply in their external examinations.
Thanks to Antony Bax, Peter Grimshaw and Mandy Jarvis for their ongoing support.






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