Monday, 30 July 2018 12:49

News Update: Term 3 Week 2

In this week's edition:
-  Otumoetai College Welcomes New International Students
-  Fancy Extending Yourself with a Trip to Southern China?
-  2019 Subject Selection Process Begins
-  Attending the HST Program at CERN in Geneva

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Otumoetai College Welcomes New International Students 

On Monday 23rd July the International Department held an orientation day for the new international students to welcome them into the college and to Tauranga. The students are a diverse group from Austria, Chile, Germany, Brazil, Italy, Belgium, Japan, Switzerland and Korea. Fortunately the weather was bright and sunny for the trip. The students had a look around town and the waterfront and then went up the Mount for beautiful views over the beach and the harbour. 


Fancy Extending Yourself with a Trip to Southern China?

Why not join us for an amazing cultural experience to our sister school in Nanchang, Southern China. We have 3 vacancies left to join us on this International Adventure in April 2019. We will travel to Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and Hong Kong as well as Nanchang for a total of 19 nights away from New Zealand. We will experience schooling in China, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Olympic facilities, Disneyland, a Chinese factory, Terracotta Warriors, ancient Pagodas, attend Tai Chi classes, Tea ceremony, cooking lessons as well as travelling on a levitating and bullet trains. Sound like you? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.


2019 Subject Selection

The 2019 Subject Selection process starts with the distribution of Subject Selection booklets to all Year 10, 11 & 12 students this Thursday. Parents must be involved in the decision making process with their children.

Attending the HST Program at CERN in Geneva

One of our teachers Rebecca Harrop recently returned from participating in the International High School Teacher program at CERN in Geneva. This is CERN’s flagship program, where selected Physics teachers from all over the world stay onsite for 3 weeks. 46 teachers from 33 countries came together and participated in: lectures from leading experimental and theoretical physicists, on site visits to various facilities, hands-on workshops, discussion groups, and question and answer sessions. Rebecca also produced work in a working group where she looked at how to incorporate particle and modern physics concepts into a standard classical physics course in order to make content more relevant to learners. She did this primarily through looking at particle accelerators. Rebecca is looking forward to including more concepts that include fundamental research and sharing the knowledge and skills developed during the course with students at OTC.


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