Monday, 20 July 2020 15:01

News Update: Term 3 Week 1

In this week's edition:
-  All Blacks Coach Ian Foster Visiting 23 July
-  Nigel Latta - Tuesday 4 August 7pm
-  Showcase Event
-  Stars Programme Foodbank Collection
-  Ko Māui Hangarau 2020 - Māori Tech and Innovation Summit
-  Mentoring Student Executives
-  Techweek 2020
-  Interested in GirlGuiding NZ?

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All Blacks Coach Ian Foster Visiting 23 July

Otumoetai College warmly welcomes Ian Foster, All Blacks Coach. He will be at Otumoetai College on Thursday 23rd of July.
Ian will be speaking with Otumoetai College students regarding aspects of leadership.   
He will then be attending our First XV's Rugby Training from 2:30pm, where he will be administering some drills and skills.  
Whanau and Parents are welcome to attend this training from 2:30pm - 3:45, which is being held on the Number One Rugby Field that day.  
Please be aware that parking is at a premium, you may need to allow extra time. 

Nigel Latta - Tuesday 4 August 7pm

Pillans Point School presents Nigel Latta. Supporting our parenting community with resilience building. Tuesday 4th August 7pm-8.30pm, held at City Church, Tauranga, 252 Otumoetai Road.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

Showcase Event

Last term ended with a bang for the Dancers at Otumoetai College! They finally got to showcase their skills. Their public performance evening had been postponed from term 1 due to Covid 19. 

The evening consisted of many diverse dances from years 10 to 13. Students performed in contemporary, jazz and hip hop styles. Many of the dances were choreographed by the students themselves. 

One of the highlights of the evening was seeing the creative and thought provoking dance works by level 3 students, who explored topics such as hoarding, local Maori Myths and abusive relationships. 

It was heart-warming to see the depth of understanding and the high level of skill that went into these superb performances. Mr Gordon summed up the evening with one word..."Breathtaking". Huge congratulations to all concerned.


Ko Māui Hangarau 2020 - Māori Tech and Innovation Summit

Ko Māui Hangarau Limited together with Toi Kai Rawa Trust are pleased to announce the details of our first Ko Māui Hangarau Event for 2020 taking place in Tauranga Moana on 30 July 2020 at the Trust Power Stadium Lounge!  

Ko Māui Hangarau is a Māori Tech, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit for rangatahi Māori, for whānau and for educators aiming to awaken, inspire and ignite the infinite opportunities in the tech industry.

To ensure rangatahi Māori and their whānau have access to this event, in addition to providing a physical event we will also be offering an online streaming component as well.

Ticketing information: Rangatahi from $7.50 per person, Adults from $12.50 per person.

To get your tickets – use the link below:

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DownloadKo Māui Hangarau 2020 - Māori Tech and Innovation Summit 

Stars Programme Foodbank Collection

As part of the Stars Programme, Year 9 students are to participate in a 'Community Project'. 

This year's initiative was 'Project Kindness', and the students from 9CRN, 9WRM and 9SRS, led by their Peer Mentors, came together and made a substantial contribution of pantry items to donate to the Tauranga Community Foodbank. Well done!


Mentoring Student Executives

Our Mentoring Student Executives are doing great work at Otumoetai College supporting other students.

Abley led by one of our top academic students, Josh Peacocke, the academic mentoring group is in the library two lunchtimes a week to support students with their school work. Obviously effective learners-- The S.W.A.T of swat if you will --they have lots of study tips to offer.   

On Tuesdays, some of our best Arts and Humanities students are available to offer advice and tutoring to any student in need of extra support. 

On Wednesday the focus is on STEM subjects with some of our best scientists and Mathematicians offering their services.  

Fantastic and passionate young scholars are eager to help anyone they can.

Techweek 2020

Techweek will be held 27 July - 2 August 2020. All secondary school students will get the opportunity to explore future technology careers during Techweek 2020.

A series of career events will be held around the country that will enable students to connect to the world of work and explore industry-specific careers while in school.

The events are free and will be a mix of face-to-face and virtual sessions.

Students will connect with local employers and recent tech graduates to learn more about their path to employment, clear up some of the common misconceptions about working in tech, and explore the range of roles available that they may not have
considered before.

Go to for all of the event details and how to register.

Interested in GirlGuiding NZ?

GirlGuiding NZ has a 110 year history of making sure girls in NZ are strong, resilient and connected.  And in Term 3 of 2020, our joining fees are half price!
Tauranga Rangers age group is from 12 years and up.

Here are just 3 of the reasons girls choose GirlGuides:

  • They get to do fun things with their friends every week.
  • They get involved in the community.
  • They learn new skills in a safe environment. 
  • All this in 1 ½ - 2 hours, one night a week each term, in a safe environment.

Go to to register.




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