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Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:09

News Update: Term 2 Week 12

In this week's edition:
-  2020 School Ball - A Night in Paris
-  First XV Rugby News 
-  Rowing Prizegiving 2019-2020 Season
-  International Student Federico Severini
-  Pen Recycling at Otumoetai College
-  Growing Communities of Kindness One Biscuit at a Time
-  Keep It Real Online Advice
-  Defensive Driving Course
-  An Evening with Fozzie - now SOLD OUT!! 

Latest Sports News

2020 School Ball - A Night in Paris

The much anticipated School Ball will be held on Saturday 1st August, 7.30pm - 11.30pm at the ASB Stadium.

Remaining key dates:

20-23 July - Approved outside partner ticket sales.

23 July - 4.00pm deadline for any ticket sales/refunds.

First XV Rugby News

Proudly sponsored by: and Mark Francis - Tremains

Thank you to all the parents, whanau and friends who supported us on Saturday 27th June at Bethlehem College.

The final result was a 38-0 win to Otumoetai College.

Conditions were terrible, with the rain, thunder, lightning and wind making it difficult to play a high tempo, positive and expansive game.

Nevertheless, our players adapted well and managed to score some pleasing tries.

The most pleasing aspects of today were that we sustained no injuries and that we held the opposition scoreless. This suggests that our defence is improving.

Kobie Borell was our:  IROMMAN - Player of the day. Kobie is an explosive player on attack and defence. His power is impressive and his courage is clearly evident. Highlight of the day was Kobie, as a Number 8, grubber kicking through our opponents defence line and the ensuing play resulted in a try. A very real talent.

The Rugby Management Team.

Rowing Prizegiving 2019-2020 Season

Congratulations to all the recipients of Otumoetai College Rowing/TRC Prizegiving 2019/2020.

Sportsmanship and ability (David Aitken Trophy) Rhianna Loughnan

Most Improved Boy – First Year (Ted Phelps Cup) Connor Kemp

Most Improved Girl – First Year (Williams Cup) Sarah Laban ten-Dam

Junior Attitude and Sportsmanship (Cosmos and Edwards) Nina Turner

Most Improved Rower (Thompson Trophy) Jenna Brangwynne

Clinton Cup for Crew of the Year U15 Double - Chloe Wright & Jenna Brangwynne

Best Performed Rower for the Season Emma Averill


TRC 2019/2020 Awards:

Most promising school rower - female: Jenna Brangwynne

Most improved oarswoman - first year - Sarah Laban ten-Dam

International Student Federico Severini

Federico chose to come to New Zealand to study and to follow his passion for Rugby. He soon became an integral part of the Otumoetai College 1st XV and on the 20th June was awarded Player of the Day. 

Federico is a genuine match-winner. He is a gifted rugby player with wonderful; vision, balance, speed and an exceptional kicking game. Not only does he have these wonderful attacking qualities, he has the heart of a roman gladiator, on defence. We wish him every success for his future.

Federico enjoyed the great subject choices at Otumoetai College and being able to experience life far from his busy life in Rome. He loved his host family and learnt so much about Kiwis and the New Zealand way of life.

Next week Federico will return to Italy to finish school and then he will see what the future holds - quote Federico " Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, that's why it is called the present."


Pen Recycling at Otumoetai College

Last year, as Year 9 Environment Group members, Mia Mackenzie, Karlia Taylor and Sam Attwood put pen recycling labels on dozens of jars and tins in order to have pen recycling available in every classroom. The box of pens is a result of classroom recycling and 'donations' from used pens in peoples homes. 

The pens are sent to TerraCycle - Bic. They accept 'any brand of pen, felt tip, highlighter, marker, correction fluid (must be empty), correction tape, mechanical pencil and eraser pen regardless of their composition'.

The Environment Group is continuing with the collection and is looking forward to recycling more pens with ongoing support of students, staff and the wider school community.

From left to right: Mia Mackenzie, Karlia Taylor & Sam Attwood.

Growing Communities of Kindness One Biscuit at a Time

Year 9 Food Technology students have been learning how small acts of kindness can make a BIG Impact. They worked from a design brief to develop a product as an Intentional act of Kindness for members of our College community.

They trialled a range of biscuits and made some modifications to ensure they met the requirements of the brief.

Many students wrote personalised messages of thanks to our amazing College community.

There was certainly a buzz of kindness around the Technology block and across our College this week.

From left to right: Year 9 students Jordan O'Connor and Ali Pask.

Keep It Real Online Advice

This government-led initiative aims to get parents talking about the risks that exist for young people online from. You may have seen some of the videos on bullying to groomingpornography to inappropriate content on TV.    
You may find useful some resources on the website for cybersafety discussions with your own children if you are a parent or caregiver.

An Evening with Fozzie - now SOLD OUT!!

Thanks to all those who are supporting this fantastic fundraiser for our First XI Rugby team.

We are pleased to announce that this event is now SOLD OUT!!  

Defensive Driving Course

Next intake starts Monday 27 July, 5.00pm-7.00pm at the Bethlehem College Library.

To see all the details visit the facebook page - Drive Safe Driving School or Contact Sue on 021 215 3548


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