Monday, 04 March 2019 11:31

News Update: Term 1 Week 5

In this week's edition:
-  2019 Triathlon Oceania Championships
-  Bay of Plenty Debating Results
-  Students Prepare for Physics Europe Trip
-  Athletic Champs
-  Special Olympics Success

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2019 Triathlon Oceania Championships

On the 2nd of March, Year 13 student Jade Stafford competed in the 2019 Triathlon Oceania Championships Junior Men race which took place in Australia. Jade finished 11th out 57 triathletes.

He was the 6th Kiwi home with a time of 1:00:37. As Jade is one of the younger competitors in the under 19's, this was a really good placing.

This puts Jade in a good position for the New Zealand school champs in New Plymouth at the end of this month.

Jade is currently keeping to a tough training schedule for this! Good luck, Jade!

Bay of Plenty Debating Results

It's been a long day of debating -  8am - 7.30pm of debating with a 30 min lunch break -imagine. Our senior team; Makayla Wadsworth, Alex Blair and Maddi Mackenzie made a formidable team, winning 4 straight debates and then coming second in the finals to Mount.

The moot for the final was a tough one - 'political parties should be banned',  and one that suited the Mount team well. ( Those of you that know the Mount boys) They did incredibly well to come second out of 23 teams that came as far as Taupo.

Makayla not only has been selected once again to represent the Bay of Plenty in the nationals this year, she also won the 'most style' award as well as 'best speaker'. Maddi also won a highly commended award. 

Our junior team - Angus Heays, Zoe Russell, Aurelia Le Roy and Tom Voller, won their first debate and had one close one, and got smashed in the other two. However, they had a good time.

Students Prepare for Physics Europe Trip

Students from Otumoetai and Mount Colleges spent their weekend at Otumoetai College preparing for their Physics trip to Europe. These students have been granted the opportunity to participate in CERN's S'Cool Lab PLUS initiative.

They will have the opportunity to participate in hands on labs, making a particle detector and look at how electrons are accelerated well as participating in educational research.

They are the first NZ group to be going, and are really excited about this opportunity. They have had to cover material that includes both level 2 and 3 Physics, as well as some material that is outside the curriculum.

While at CERN they will also tour the facilities; Mrs Harrop is hoping that they will manage to go underground on the tour to see the collider.

Pictured here are students learning what makes up the Standard Model, it is a game produced by Lachlan McGinness, a teacher in residence at CERN.

Athletic Champs

The sun was shining on the 27th of February and so was the athletic talent. Thanks to all the participants for your outstanding efforts.

Congratulations to the following students who received a placing:

Junior Boys: Champ - Mitchell Taylor, Runner up - Jacob Reeder, 3rd - Tom Voller

Junior Girls: Champ - Brooke Comeskey, Runner up - Lucy lloyd, 3rd - Charo Heijnen

Intermediate Boys: Champ - Jacksyn Smith, Runner up - Heath Potton, 3rd - Marcus Joyce

Intermediate Girls: Champ - Jess Davie, Runner up - McKenna Parker, 3rd - Abigail Griffiths

Senior Boy: Champ - Liam Turner, Runner Up - Ashirai Zinyowera, 3rd - Tom Neale

Senior Girl: 1st Equal - Lily Muspratt & Makaylah Rae, 3rd - Maia Stoof

Special Olympics Success

On the 1st March we sent 18 students to the Special Olympics swimming events at Memorial Pools.

We competed against 6 other colleges and schools from the Bay of Plenty.

Results were: 10 first placings, 9 second placings, 2nd and 3rd in the 25m relay, 7 third place and 4 fourths.

Above all else everyone showed good sportsmanship and had a fun day.


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