Monday, 24 June 2019 12:15

News Update: Term 2 Week 9

In this week's edition:
-  Going Solo... Into the Landscape - Ed Weston
Past Students Recent World News
-  Lisa Evans - Selected for NZ U16 Women's Football Team
-  Underwater Hockey Team's Success
-  Foodbank - It Feels Good to Give
-  Famine Focus Day 16th June
-  Year 9 Extension PE Programme

Latest Sports News

Going Solo... Into the Landscape - Ed Weston

Many of you will know about Ed Weston's love of all things Art. He had a dream of holding an exhibition of his work, originally planned for the end of this term.

Ed's dream will be now realised this coming Friday, 28th June, from 4pm until 6pm in the Otumoetai College Art Department Atrium.

Going Solo... Into the Landscape will be formally opened by a good friend of Ed's.

The exhibition of Ed's Art will then continue to be on display from Monday 1st July through to Thursday 4th from 9.30 to 3.30pm, daily.


Our respected and long serving collegue, Ed Weston, passed away on Tuesday this week.

A Memorial Service for Ed will be held in the College’s Performing Arts Centre on Friday 28th June at 2.00pm.

Past Students Recent World News

Congratulations to our past student Luuka Jones for winning New Zealand’s first ever K1 World Cup slalom kayaking medal.
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Trent Boult took a do-or-die catch on the boundary as the Black Caps beat the West Indies by five runs in a World Cup thriller in Manchester.
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Lisa Evans - Selected for NZ U16 Women's Football Team

Congratulations to student Lisa Evans who has been selected for the New Zealand U16 Women's Football team to play in the China Tour, 13-23 July 2019.

Underwater Hockey Team's Success

On June 22nd and 23rd the Northern Zone Secondary School Underwater Hockey Champs were held at Baywave. Otumoetai Senior Girls had a great first day of play winning their pool ahead of Auckland Dio, Howick, and Epsom Girls Grammar B.

After winning their first game on Day 2 they then faced Tauranga Girls College for a place in the final. It was a close game with great team spirit amongst all players and Otumoetai won 1-0. 

In the finals they faced Epsom Girls Grammar A who had previously won all their games. It was another close game finishing 2-2 at the final buzzer. Then it was into extra time and after two and half minutes Epsom scored so Otumoetai had to settle for the silver medal. 

The girls can be extremely proud of their performance especially as they only had one substitute all tournament and some were struggling with injury and illness.

Now they will be training hard to secure a medal at the National Secondary Schools competition that is in Wellington from September 5-8.

From left to right: Sam Keene, Adriana Lipinski, Katelyn Smith, Sarah Dixon, Amber Jarden, Amy Mindham, Hailey Paprzik and Coach Kelly Saunders.

Foodbank - It Feels Good to Give

Great effort by Otumoetai College students collecting for food bank.

Well done to 9KTB for your organisation. We have made a positive difference for some families in need around our local community.

It feels good to give! 9KTB and 13ELR were the two most giving classes donating the most in the school.

Famine Focus Day 16th June

As part of the raising of awareness and money for the World Vision 40 Hour Famine students organised a lunchtime programme which included a sausage sizzle, bake sale, candy floss sale, music in the quad and the traditional ‘green bucket’ collections.

The $2300 raised on the day will go towards the money which is raised in sponsorship by those who completed the Famine the following weekend, the goal being a total of $8000.

Our thanks to Brookfield New World for their amazing support for our BBQ.


Year 9 Extension PE Programme

Y9 Students will be selected for the Extension PE programme at the end of Term 2.

They will have proven to be good Physical Education students and they will be nominated by their PE teachers based on the following criteria

  • Attitude in class 
  • Ability in Physical Education
  • Athletic potential 
  • Enthusiasm for the subject
  • Ability to work with others
  • Communication skills
  • Responsibility

This opportunity is not aimed at extension for sport.

The programme consists of seven morning sessions, 7.00 am – 8.10 am and an end of the year challenge called the Big Day Out.



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