Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:38

News Update: Term 1 Week 10

In this week's edition:

-  Senior Debating Team
-  Jazz Band
-  NCEA Celebration Breakfast
-  International Students return for a visit


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Senior Debating Team

Our senior debating team won their first round in the Bay of Plenty Interschool competition last Wednesday. Makayla Wadsworth, Becky Dougherty  and Alex Blair won against Aquinas College by negating the moot that 'Due to climate change, we need nuclear energy.' 
A special congratulations to Becky, who was awarded best speaker. 

 Jazz Band

The Otumoetai College Jazz Band performed at the National Youth Jazz Festival at Baycourt on Easter Friday. Our students, led by Mr Kelly McNamara, did a fantastic job and earned a Silver Award.
Thank you to staff who came along to the event and supported. It was great to see you there!

NCEA Celebration Breakfast

Before 7am on Thursday 29 March, all current students – who had gained their NCEA Level 1 or 2 with Excellence in the 2017 academic year, met with a significant adult in their life for breakfast at the Sulphur Point Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club.
Students were congratulated by Board Chairman Russ Browne, and reminded how important and how internationally accepted is their achievement, by Deputy Principal Bruce Farthing.  After a delicious breakfast, Principal Russell Gordon ‘told’ a wonderful story, the moral of which was that all students need to continue to do their very best in all situations, and to always be honest with themselves.
A very bright future awaits all these young people.


International Students return for a visit

Two of our students who attended Otumoetai College back in 2011 returned for a visit to the school.  They walked around the school and came to the all too familiar International Office to say hello to teachers and those who worked in the International Office.  They both remembered Joanne and Roy who were here at the time, so were able to update us on what they have been doing for the past few years. 
Nao Ueno started with us in 2011 and graduated in 2013.  She went onto Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, there she graduated in 2018 with a Degree in English.  She is due to start her new career as a flight attendant for Japan Air based in Tokyo.
Hiroto Yamada who started with us in 2011 and graduated in 2013 is currently studying at the International Christian University at the College of Liberal Arts.




Congratulations to both students who worked hard and managed to graduate from a foreign speaking country - it is impressive.  The fact that both have found a career path that they enjoy.  We look forward to finding out what you do in the future Hiroto!  
Nao we hope that you really enjoy working for Japan Air, no doubt both your English and Japanese will be invaluable!









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