Monday, 29 April 2019 08:56

News Update: Term 2 Week 1

In this week's edition:
-  Otumoetai College Board of Trustees Election
   - Call for Nominations
-  Europe Physics Trip
-  BP Business Challenge - Yr 11
-  Former Student to Help
-  Pasifika Education Evening - Thursday 2nd May
-  Great Tauranga Duck Race - Sunday 5th May
-  AA Defensive Driving Course Offered

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Otumoetai College Board of Trustees Election
- Call for Nominations

Nominations are invited for the election of five parent representatives to the Board of Trustees.

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters.

You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself.  Both parts of the form must be signed.

Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

Nominations close at noon on Friday 24 May 2019 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate statement and photograph.

The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.

There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

Voting closes at noon on Friday 7 June 2019.

Lesley Hawthorne
Returning Officer


Europe Physics Trip

12 students from Otumoetai College and Mount Maunganui College went on a Physics trip to France, Switzerland, and Germany.

Some of the highlights included seeing into a nuclear fission reactor which fissioned 93% enriched uranium (which is weapon grade), seeing innovative ways carbon dioxide is being removed from the atmosphere at a carbon capture plant, participating at S'Cool Lab PLUS+ at CERN, seeing the robotics at BMW Welt, and being lucky enough to walk through Notre Dame before the fire.

The students learned a lot, engaged actively with the Science, saw and experienced some amazing sites in Europe. It was an absolutely wonderful experience filled with a lot of excellent memories.


BP Business Challenge - Year 11

On the last three days of term one, eighty Year 11 Business and Accounting students had the opportunity to participate in the BP Business Challenge, facilitated by Young Enterprise.

On the first day, students learnt about identifying problems and how to create practical solutions that could then be turned into potential business ideas. With some new knowledge about starting and running a business, students were let loose on the second day to create businesses which would set out to solve problems that we face in the world today.

On the third day, they developed their pitches and presentations ready to face local business people who acted as judges for the event. Some of the ideas included a flax coffee cup, virtual reality fitness studios,recycled plastic clothing and a lifesaving crash helmet device.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and developed their time management, team work, communication and business skills through hands on practical learning.

Winning team with the panel of judges -  Flax Wax (Recyclable coffee cup made from Flax)

Judges: Nigel Tutt,  Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Wayne Shadbolt, Mark Irving, Julie Palmer-Hofland     

Students: Alyssa Tuck, Jamie Morrison, Izzy Kebbell, Alyssa Beckman, Kella Grey, Chelsea Charmichael, Katie Johnston, Valentina Arnold, Ally Genet, Rosie Gordon.

Former Student to Help

A former student of Otumoetai College John Dabrowski, has recently had a reoccurrence of Glioblastoma Multiforme, an aggressive form of brain tumors, without any treatment he has been given 6-8 weeks to live. 

John and his wife Zara are seeking a private treatment to help buy their young family time. This treatment is approximately 8k per fortnight.

You can read John's full story on the givealittle page.

Pasifika Education Evening

Free Entry to the Pasifika in the Bay Trust Education Evening. Held on Thursday 2nd May, 4.00-6.45pm at Life Zone Church, 7 Oak Land, Judea.

All Welcome. For more information click here  

DownloadPasifika Education Evening 

Great Tauranga Duck Race - Sunday 5th May

Come and support our very own OTUMOETAI COLLEGE ‘QUACKY DUCK’ this Sunday 5th May on ‘The Strand Waterfront’. 10.30am – 1.30pm.

Enter your own family duck and help raise funds for our local Surf Lifesaving Clubs.

One very special college student, Shayla Komene will be there with our OTUMOETAI COLLEGE ‘Quacky Duck’, in the hope ‘Quacky’ will be the first College Duck to cross the finish line winning $1000 for our school.


PROUDLY SPONSORED BY Rotary Tauranga Te Papa

AA Defensive Driving Course Offered

The AA Defensive Driving Course is offered by Jon Jenner conveniently at the College over four afternoons.

The cost is $190.00 and includes an AA booklet, 4 x 2 hr classroom sessions + 1 hr in car coaching session in your car (+ $15 in tutor’s car). 

**Restricted Drivers ONLY**

Course Dates + Times:  3.30 – 5.30pm   Venue: Otumoetai College Room K10.

Monday 20th, Wednesday 22nd, Monday 27th & Wednesday 29th May.

Please contact Jon Jenner for further info and booking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 027 206 7633


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