Friday, 21 August 2020 11:20

News Update: Term 3 Week 6

In this week's edition:
-  Play it Strange Finalists
-  Cross Country Results
-  Waikato Young Leaders Workshop
-  The Importance of Giving
-  Hot Tips & Hot Chips
-  Swimming Sports Results
-  North Island Secondary Schools Duathlon
-  Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
-  Hair Styling Masterclass

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Play it Strange Finalists

Two of our students, Waiari Kohu-Matika and Molly Cowman had great success making it into the top 50 finalists in the Lions Foundation Songwriting Competition 'Play it Strange'.

All finalists will receive a $50 Rockshop voucher and a professional recording studio session to the value of $750.

These songs will be mastered for the annual PLAY IT STRANGE album which will be available for free downloading and/or streaming.

Cross Country Results

The results are in... Well done to everyone who participated in the school competitive cross country last week.

Final placings are as follows:
Senior Boys: 1st Liam Turner, 2nd Jaylon Paki, 3rd Dennis Magezi
Senior Girls: 1st Amber Sutherland, 2nd Amelia Farrar, 3rd Ashley Hancock
Intermediate Boys: 1st Sam Kember, 2nd Alec Anderson, 3rd Jase Cartwright
Intermediate Girls: 1st Charo Heijnen, 2nd Sage Bennett, 3rd Maya Stone
Junior Boys: 1st Benjamin Wheatley, 2nd Jacob Reeder, 3rd Mitchell Butts
Junior Girls: 1st Alex Rawlinson, 2nd Rebecca Parkes, 3rd Aela Willoughby



Waikato Young Leaders Workshop

31 Year 9 students took part in the Waikato Young Leaders workshop on Thursday the 20th of August at Otūmoetai College. 

The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience with lots of fun activities for public speaking and team building games. Kara Blackstock commented that the workshop provided “the opportunity to grow as a leader and learn about what leadership really looks like alongside her peers.” 

Joshua Brown also took a valuable lesson from the day, “no matter what happens in life, you will always be judged but you can’t let that stop you so push through no matter what.” 

The Year 9 team are now looking into future opportunities for these students to demonstrate their leadership skills in a wider context.

The Importance of Giving

At the beginning of Saturday's training we presented our hardworking and loyal hydration manager, Luke Moulds (old boy of the school) with a new bike. 

The bike was purchased from some of the proceeds of the Ian Foster, Fundraising Evening. Pete Blackwell attended our training session and along with Bryce Lawrence presented Luke his new bike.

Being able to provide Luke with his bike was an example of one of the many values our rugby programme aspires to embed in our young men. We often talk about the importance of giving back and service to the community.


Hot Tips and Hot Chips

The mentoring committee put on two lunchtime workshops teaching revision skills in the lead up to senior exams.

Swimming Sports Results

Congratulations to all those involved in the Swimming Sports, they were fantastic participants!

Two records were broken!
- Max Tumai -Intermediate Boys 25m Freestyle 11.91secs -  Beat Thomas Chaney's 2016 record
- Zac Baveystock - Junior Boys 50m Freestyle 27.18secs - Beat Thomas Chaney's 2014 record

Individual Champions Below:
Senior Boys: 1st Zac Reeder, 2nd Harrison Parkes, 3rd Jonty Jenkins
Senior Girls: 1st Emily Mahon, 2nd Ella Hoskin
Intermediate Boys: 1st Max Tumai, 2nd Mason Kritz, 3rd Jase Cartwright
Intermediate Girls: 1st Danielle Fowler, 2nd Hazel Blisset, 3rd Chloe Boyt
Junior Boys: 1st Zac Baveystock, 2nd Jacob Reeder, 3rd Sean Harding
Junior Girls: 1st Olivia Hays, 2nd Sophie Black, 3rd Brea Miller

Ropu/House Results: 
1st Tuhua
2nd Mauao
3rd Matakana
4th Kaimi
5th Moturiki

Photo credit: Kaylee Comeskey

Photo credit: Kiarni Sperling

Photo credit: Kaylee Comeskey

Photo credit: Kiarni Sperling

Photo credit: Kiarni Sperling

Photo credit: Kaylee Comeskey

North Island Secondary Schools Duathlon

Congratulations goes to Alex Rawlinson (Year 9 student). Alex competed at the North Island Secondary Schools Duathlon just before we went back into level 2 again. 

The event was held in Pukekohe at the start of August. She competed in the u14 girls grade and finished 2nd. 

Alex was the only one from our school that competed and was going to compete in the road cycling champs in September but they have unfortunately been cancelled.

Alex Rawlinson pictured on the left.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is coming up fast - September 14-20.

At Ōtūmoetai College we have a lot happening in and around kura building up for our celebrations.

Whakatauki & Whakatauakī in the Daily notices. Whakamāramahia i a Matariki Art Competition. Reo Māori posters and resources for every classroom. Entertainment and Celebrity Guest Appearances throughout the week. Kai and Kōrero in the mornings. 

At 12pm on the 14th September we are looking to bring as many people together speaking as little or as much reo as we can all at the same time. We will be joining the kaupapa from Te Tai Rāwhiri Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Celebrations aiming to get 1 million people speaking reo throughout the motu.

Check out this website:  

Grow your reo, learn something new, join the kaupapa!

Hair Styling Masterclass

Unfortunately the Tauranga Rowing Club had to postpone the ERGATHON this weekend - the new date will be Saturday 10th October.

The Hair Styling Masterclass event is the next fundraiser for the Tauranga Rowing Club.

Held at A.DO Hair Salon 94 - 2nd Ave, Sunday 13th September, 3-5pm. $50 per person, only 50 tickets available to this exclusive event.

For tickets contact Tracey Fellingham, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DownloadHair Styling Masterclass - 13th September 


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