Monday, 13 August 2018 08:29

News Update: Term 3 Week 4

In this week's edition:
-  Love for Lucy
-  Get 2 Go Event
-  Otumoetai College Maths Ninjas
-  Dance NZ Made
-  Mayor Greg Brownless Welcomes International Students
-  2019 Subject Selection
-  Junior B Girls Hockey Win
-  Extension PE Group  

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Love for Lucy

On Thursday August 9th the Year 11 Council, with the Year 13 Special Events team, organised a mufti day to show our friend Lucy Drake we are supporting her on her medical journey. Lucy is getting treatment for cancer on her spine and is receiving radiation and chemotherapy up in Starship. As a school we wanted to give Lucy and her family some money because we know the costs on her family are significant. The theme was ‘Blue and Yellow’ - Lucy’s favourite colours - and the school community really made an effort to dress up. We took heaps of photos to send to Lucy to brighten up her room there, and so she knows that we are always thinking of her. If you’d like to donate to Lucy, you can here:


Get 2 Go Event

Otumoetai College entered 3 teams, two Year 10 teams and one Year 9 team at the Get 2 Go event in Rotorua on the 2nd August. Teams competed against other Bay of Plenty schools in Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Paddle Boarding and Orienteering.

Otumoetai College Maths Ninjas

In June, our Maths homework program "Manga High" ran a New Zealand wide "NZ Maths Ninja" Challenge. Congratulations to Jayzel Borlaza for earning a Gold medal and to Zoe Tod for earning a Bronze! Awesome Work! Way to Represent!

Dance NZ Made

Students had a fantastic day and evening at Dance NZ Made, with participation in 3 workshops then our groups competed that night. They were amazing and very polished. Our Year 9/ 10 group Roxie placed 2nd and our Open group (pacanz troupe A) also placed 2nd in their divisions. We had 12 girls entered for the competition and they were all amazing, dancing their own choreography.Deija Vukona and Judith Beaudesson not only won their year level but have been awarded nominations to compete at Nationals. Bethan and Alexi Gilbert de Rios, Tazmyn Newman, Holly Thomson, Mauve Strutcliffe and Thais Ehinger all 2nd or 3rd in their year levels. Well done to all those who competed.

Mayor Greg Brownless Welcomes International Students

On Monday two of our students were invited to the Mayoral welcome where International students had a chance to meet the Mayor and chat to the students from around Tauranga. Jayoung Byeon from Korea and Felipe Abreu Salles from Brazil were invited to the meet. Both students have a great work ethic and did really well this year and so were able to attend. Well done to both students who over the year have had a great work ethic and very good manners.

2019 Subject Selection

The 2019 Subject Selection process has started. Parents must be involved in the decision making process with their children.

Junior B Girls Hockey Win

The Junior B Girls hockey team played an exciting game against Katikati College 2nd XI on Monday night. The girls were down 4 players due to illness and put in a stellar effort to make up for it, and won 3 - 2. Megan Lake successfully defended a stroke while Tea Grinlinton scored 2 goals and captain Brenna Scott scoring the other one. There were many stand outs and player of the day was jointly awarded to Rachael Carter and Brenna Scott for their grit in tackling and never giving up.

Otumoetai College (in the red bibs) playing in the wet against Katikati College.

Extension PE Group

Here are a few photos of students from the Extension PE Group gaining new skills working with "Athlete Nation" and our school Physiotherapist, Debbie.

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