Tuesday, 26 November 2019 09:59

News Update: Term 4 Week 8

In this week's edition:
-  International Students Programme
-  Underwater Hockey Success
-  Rowing News & Results
-  Rotary Youth & Student Exchange Opportunities

Latest Sports News

International Students Programme

On Friday our Activity programme for the International students was completed. 

It was an awesome day as our students gave back to the community through Dune weeding and then a BBQ in the afternoon to say thank you to the students. 

Thank you to Learning Journeys for looking after the students!

Underwater Hockey Success

Our Otumoetai girls Underwater Hockey team were playing in the Mid Northern team U18 team last weekend at the New Zealand U18 Interzone Championships.

They came away with a Silver Medals after losing the final to a very strong Northern A team.

Congratulations to Hailey Paprzik, Amber Jarden & Amy Mindham, and who have been selected to trial for the NZ U18 Women’s team for 2020.

Rowing News & Results

Our small group of rowers are training hard and building up nicely for Twizel next year. All these students are years 9,10 and 11 students.

Our 12 OCR rowers competed in the Karapiro Club Regatta this weekend. 

The Club had a total of 32 A finals & 2 B finals.

Results  were:

Mitchell McGrath: 2nd B final (Mens Int Single), 7th A final (Boys U18 quad)

Chloe Wright & Jenna Brangwynne: 5th A final (Womens Int Double)

Emma Averill: 2nd A final (Girls U16 Single)

Zak Maritz & Ethan Andrews: 2nd A final (Mens Int Octi)

Chloe Wright, Jenna Brangwynne, Sarah Laban-ten Dam, Nina Turner: 4th A final (Girls U16 quad)

Emma Averill & Rhianna Loughnan: 4th A final (Womens Club quad)

Chloe Wright: 1st in A final (Womens Int Octi)

Jenna Brangwynne, Nina Turner, Amelia Wright, Grace Hutchinson: 4th A final (Womens Int Octi)

Huge thanks to our coach Paul Clinton & all our supporters!

Next regatta: Cambridge Christmas Regatta, December 13-15, Karapiro.

Rotary Youth & Student Exchange Opportunities

• Rotary Youth Exchange for the Exchange Year Commencing January 2021.

District Selection Day for Rotary Youth Exchange is 9th May 2020.
Applications closing day is 10th April 2020.

Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) provides senior secondary school students with an opportunity to participate in family, cultural and community life in another country over a twelve-month period while attending a secondary school in that country. Each year about 15 inbound students are hosted in Rotary clubs of D9930 and a similar number of outbound students are selected by D9930 Rotary clubs for a year overseas.

Our outbound students must be aged at least 16 and under 18 as at 15 January in the year of departure. They must have completed at least year 11 with above average NCEA results. They must be born in NZ or hold a Permanent Residence Permit. The student must be fit, with no serious medical conditions.

Click here for an application form and additional information about Youth Exchange.

• Youth for Understanding Student Exchange Programs

YFU Student Exchange is a not for profit, volunteer supported organisation that operates in more than 50 countries worldwide. We have students arriving in New Zealand in 2020 and they need host families!

Schools and families are essential parts of the YFU exchange experience and we hope to become part of your community!

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like more information or we can assist you further.

Click here for more information.


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