Thursday, 20 September 2018 10:41

News Update: Term 3 Week 10

In this week's edition:
-  Winners of the 2018 Squawk Squad Conservation Week Competition
-  World Vision Senior Scholarship
-  Outstanding Leadership Team Award
-  James Wallace Secondary School Art Awards Exhibition 

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Winners of the 2018 Squawk Squad Conservation Week Competition 

Yr 10AL Social Science class have just been announced the winners of the 2018 Squawk Squad Conservation Week Competition for secondary schools. Students worked in groups with each one submitting a video to  pitch an idea to help reduce predators in order to protect and increase our indigenous bird life.

Winner team was: Moses Caldwell, Finn Judkins and Luka Matic. Runner up and highly commended were: Amy McAulay, Amy Charman-Moore and Caitlin Reid.

All other students in the class also submitted videos as part of week long Conservation Week activities.

World Vision Senior Scholarship 

Kristian Reid is one of 30 students selected NZ wide as a recipient of a World Vision Senior Scholarship. Sponsored by Sanitarium, it comprises a four day leadership course (all expenses paid) in Auckland in January.

Participants will be exposed to a number of World Vision experts in development, advocacy and emergency response, being immersed in thought provoking and hands-on activities. They will also have the opportunity to meet, hear and learn from a number of NZ leaders who have a critical role to play in social justice issues.

The aim is for students to come away with skills and knowledge to take action in their spheres of influence. This award was made to our College in recognition of our significant contribution to the 2018 40 Hour Famine.


Outstanding Leadership Team Award 

Otumoetai College's Forty Hour Famine efforts and results were acknowledged at a special World Vision Awards evening held in Auckland recently. Zoe Chapman, Eva Karena and Rhys Stewart were chosen to represent the many who collectively raised over $8000.

In recognition of the fact that, in contrast to most schools, our fundraising events and efforts were driven and organised by junior students and that the amount raised over the last four years has seen exponential growth, we were presented with an "Outstanding Leadership Team" award. We were one of only two schools in the upper North Island to achieve this recognition.


James Wallace Secondary School Art Awards Exhibition 

On Monday 17th September the 7th James Wallace Secondary School Art Awards Exhibition opened. Otumoetai College Art department were fortunate to be represented by a year 12 student Nika Beaton, who was selected from over 400 entrants, as a finalist in the sculpture category.

Nika’s work will be exhibited until 11th November at The Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Art Centre in Auckland. On Monday afternoon Sarah-Jane Smith and Ash Bailey travelled to Auckland to support Nika and her family at the opening.

The standard of work was exceptional and only endorsed Nika’s achievement as a year 12 student finalist. Good luck for next year’s entry Nika!


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