Tuesday, 30 March 2021 11:55

News Update: Term 1 Week 9

In this week's edition:
-  Maadi Cup Rowing Results
-  School of Rock
-  KoiOra Applications Now Open 

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Maadi Cup Rowing Results

Ōtūmoetai College have not had rowing success like last week for many years. Some schools with less success have large rowing programmes (more than 40 rowers, some over 100 rowers). With our squad of 14 (at Maadi) we have managed to show how a small team can go out and compete successfully.

Ōtūmoetai College was 19th overall from 122 schools. 9th best sculling school in NZ! Top Ten!

Emma Averill and Jenna Brangwynne rowed together in the A-Final of the girls U17 double sculls. This was always going to be a hard close race with only 3 seconds between all the boats going into the final. It was a close race but Emma & Jenna managed to keep their second place right up to the line - another silver medal for the girls. We definitely have the second fastest rowers in NZ at Ōtūmoetai College.

Jenna Brangwynne rowed in the A-Final of the girls U16 single sculls. She was about 5th at the halfway point, but was waiting for her moment. The leader was a bit too far ahead to catch, but she put the pressure on with about 500m to go then sprinted through from 250m to cross the finish line a fraction ahead of the third place-getter. Her parents, team mates and supporters were so proud to see her up on the podium to get her silver medal as the second-fastest under-16 female rower in New Zealand!

Emma Averill rowed in the A-Final of the girls U17 single sculls. Another exciting race to watch with Emma holding on to keep her place just behind the leader. Emma won silver - again second-fastest under-17 female rower in New Zealand! Another proud moment watching Emma on the podium.

Congratulations to the Rowing Team, you all proudly represented our school. They couldn’t have done it however, without the support of parents and loyal supporters - thank you!

Emma Averill and Jenna Brangwynne. 

School of Rock

Last week, over fifty students and a team of staff members were involved in the rehearsal for our upcoming production of 'School of Rock.' Students were in the PAC all day working on the singing, acting and choreography involved in this enormous production. 

We were very lucky to also have the technical crew come and watch the rehearsal and showcase their incredible plans for set design, lighting, sound and costuming. All of our student cast were exhausted by the end of the week but the final product looks amazing! 

School of Rock will be held at Baycourt Theatre, 25-29 May. Get your tickets through the Baycourt Theatre office or online through Ticketek here. 

Be sure to grab yours now as you will not want to miss this rockin' show! 

KoiOra Applications Now Open

KoiOra applications are now open to 10-15 year olds who reside in Tauranga Moana or whakapapa to Ngāi te Rangi Iwi!

The next programme runs from 27th-29th Paengawhāwhā from 9am - 3pm daily. Drop off times are 8.45am and pick up times are at 3pm from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi te Rangi Iwi at our Whareroa Marae Offices.

Click this link to Apply 

Activities include:
- Bus tour of our Ngāi te Rangi Marae
- Stand Up Paddle boarding and water safety
- Rāranga
- Mahi Toi - arts and crafts
- Tunu kai - Tuakana / Teina
- Kapahaka



  1. Complete application:  
  2. All candidates will be sent an acknowledgement email within 48 hours of making an application.
  3. Applications close at 12pm on Tuesday, 6th April or until the programme is full.
  4. All candidates will receive an email by 5pm Friday 9th April with an outcome.

If you have any pātai, please contact

KoiOra Kaimahi - Tane Bennett - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone- 021 183 6117




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