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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 10:39

 In this week's edition:

-  Waikato Itinerant Music Festival



Subject Selection now taking place, click here for more information

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:22

 In this week's edition:

-  Young Innovator Awards 2017
-  IFFS - Duke of Edinburgh Award-Boseong (James) Kim
-  Model United Nations
-  Photographic Competition Winner - Nicole Cameron
-  Dance Group Regional Champions
-  Year 13 Sports Science
-  Spelling Bee
-  Year 12 Sports Science

 Subject Selection now taking place, click here for more information

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Monday, 07 August 2017 11:08

 In this week's edition:

-  Kapa Haka Trip to Rarotonga
-  Year 9 Extension - The Athlete Factory
-  Tauranga Speech and Drama Competition winner-Makayla Wadsworth

-  Subject Selection now taking place, click here for more information

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Monday, 31 July 2017 12:59

In this week's edition:

-  International Students Orientation Day
-  International Students Official Welcome to the College
-  Smokefree Rockquest

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 13:25

In this week's edition:

 - Year 9 Stars Youth Development Programme

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Thursday, 29 June 2017 14:00
In this week's edition:

- Enterprise In Action Competition
- Young Enterprise Company
- Stage Challenge
- World Vision 40 Hour Famine Focus Day
- Rockquest
- Auckland University Statistics Results Ex Students
- Groundswell-Tauranga's Inaugural Festival of Innovation
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Monday, 26 June 2017 07:56
In this week's edition:

Senior & Junior Plays
Pride Event
Young Enterprise Company
School Holiday Film-making Workshop
Hip Hop Unite Dance Competition
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Monday, 19 June 2017 10:53
In this week's edition:

 -  Year 9 Science - Eye Dissection
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:05
In this week's edition:

-  Dragon's Den
-  Stage Challenge
-  School Choir
-  Yr 10 English Trip-SPCA

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 14:13
In this week's edition:

-  Teachers Japan Tour
-  Yr 11 Business Marketing Trip
-  Seminar:  Creating Financially Independent Kids

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“Make it Different Japan Tour”

Three teachers from Otumoetai College, Nyssa Poffley, Bernice Quatermain and Kaine Hansen were selected to attend the “Make it Different Japan Tour” along with 18 other teachers from various regions in NZ.

Monday, 29 May 2017 12:42
In this week's edition:

-  School Ball
-  Mash Up
-  Col Update
-  Model United Nations Update

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On May 20th one of the College’s major social events took place at Baypark. Our Senior Ball was a great success and was the culmination of much hard work by the Special Occasions Committee and Staff.

Monday, 22 May 2017 09:28
In this week's edition:

- AL camp
- PTA donation to the Fitness Centre for exercise equipment 
- Canteen Staff celebrate 10 years service
- Interschool Chess Champs
- Duke of Edinburgh

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Advanced Learner Camp was held between 8 – 10th May at Totara Spring’s Camp, Matamata. 

Students were delivered challenges by Bio-Ethicist, Dr Deb Stevens regarding their ethical and legal perspectives. Physical challenges such as abseiling and other individual and team challenges were a major part of the camp.

Huge thanks to Totara Spring’s Staff, Otumoetai College Staff, Deb Stevens and our students for a fantastic camp.



At the recent PTA meeting, held on Wednesday evening (we meet on the third Wednesday of each month), the PTA donated $25,000.00 towards equipment in the new Fitness Centre.
This included two Impulse Commercial Treadmills and five Indoor Rowing Machines.
This generous donation is certainly appreciated and well done our PTA. 

Monday, 08 May 2017 08:06

Here is our first new format weekly newsletter with news about the many trips which took place during the recent school holidays. For the latest Sports News click here.

Montreal trip


In April eight students and Mrs Leslie attended the International Secondary School Congress in Montreal Canada.
We were hosted by students from College Sainte Anne and attended a conference on The Ideal School.

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 13:20

The inaugural meeting of the Dyslexia Parent Support Group (Otumoetai Schools Community of Learning) will be held on Monday 26th June at 7pm in the Otumoetai Primary School staffroom.
The purpose of this meeting is:
    -  to share common experiences, offer support, encouragement and advice.
    -  your child does not need a formal diagnosis of dyslexia for you to join this group.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 14:52

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Community of Learning/Kahui Ako Update May 2017

We will be publishing regular updates to keep everyone well informed as to what is happening in our Community of Learning.  Click on following link to read the detailed update.  Otumoetai Community of Learning Update May 2017

Mash Up  - Update

Mash Up is a weekend event, delivering a unique learn-by-doing experience for senior secondary school students.

Monday, 10 April 2017 10:36

On behalf of the Board of Trustees I wish to inform you that with great reluctance we have accepted the resignation of our Principal, Dave Randell, as from the end of this year 2017.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, community, staff and students we cannot thank Dave enough for his dedication and commitment to our school over the past 17 years. Thirty years as a successful Principal is an amazing achievement.

Sunday, 09 April 2017 14:15

Hi all

We don't realize how valuable everyday things are until we lose them.

Tonight we will all go home to a dry house, many people in Edgecumbe don't even have a house to go home, to let alone a dry one .

So, what are we going to do?