Monday, 30 October 2017 12:53

News Update: Term 4 Week 3

In this week's edition:

-  Young Enterprise Success
-  Sharemarket Challenge Club


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Young Enterprise Otumoetai College Success

Six competing schools from the region, with 21 Young Enterprise companies, attended the Regional Young Enterprise Awards evening on Wednesday 25th October. Otumoetai College students had reason to celebrate their hard work winning the following awards:

Wider Horizons

WINNERS of the Regional Young Enterprise Supreme Award.

Left to Right: Adriana Vickers, Natalie Dawick, Amia Wharry, Faith Merrick and Phoebe Alder.
These students are off to Wellington on the 6th December to compete in the National Young Enterprise Competition!

Wider Horizons have produced the “Tau Mōhio Number Knowledge” education set. This is a multipurpose number set in Te Reo Maori containing number flashcards with illustrations from Grace Finnigan a Yr 10 Otumoetai College student. These cards are accompanied by poems - one poem for each image, written by award winning Te Reo Māori children’s author, Moira Wairama.  


Winners of the Market Stall Award,  Winners of the Financial Management Award,   Winners of the Best Annual Report Award

Left to Right: Courtney Bignell, Sam McGowan, Paige Taylor, Nathan Hyland and Kayla Dawson

Eco-Grow produce “GrowYourGarden, a conventional seed-raising kit that aims to encourage New Zealanders to grow their own food. GrowYourGarden consists of three different marketing lines; Funky Fruits, Gourmet Chillies and Edible Flowers.


Runner Up of the Teamwork Award,  Runner Up of the Financial Management Award,  Runner Up of the Innovation Award


Left to Right: Melissa Foppen, Preet Kaur, Marcia Cameron, Amber Hinkley, Katrina Williamson and Alex Botterill

Neoteric have marketed the  “SipPal”,  a 530ml collapsible, silicone drink bottle with the catchphrase “H²O is the way to go!” printed on it to encourage young students to drink water and stay hydrated in a fun way.

Honey and Co

Runner Up of the Market Stall Award


Left to Right: Ruby-Rose Pomare, Taylor Rapley-Jones, Samantha Searle, Laura Harnett and Lammie Griezel-Hill. (Absent: Shelby Bell).
These students have produced a honey based syrup as a sugar alternative that can be used in coffees, baking etc.

All Young Enterprise teams did a fantastic job! I commend them on their dedication throughout the year. Thank you to all supporters, parents and mentors.

Sharemarket Challenge Club

During term three, 43 Otumoetai College students participated in the ASX Schools Sharemarket game. The students were grouped into 18 different syndicates, and were given $50,000 of virtual money to invest into the Australian stock exchange. This bi-annual game attracts over 15,000 students from all over Australia and New Zealand, and is designed to give students a taste of the highs and lows of investing, without the risk of losing hard earned money!

The girls dominated the top 3 placings amongst our students, with Year 13 student Megan Buyn coming first, increasing her initial investment to $59,124! She was closely followed by Year 9 student Chelsea Good, with the Year 13 syndicate of Melissa Foppen, Caitlin Pretorius, Alice Lin and Kylie Kuan rounding out the placings.

Well done to all those who took part and we look forward to next year's competition.


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