Thursday, 29 June 2017 14:00

News Update: Term 2 Week 10

In this week's edition:

- Enterprise In Action Competition
- Young Enterprise Company
- Stage Challenge
- World Vision 40 Hour Famine Focus Day
- Rockquest
- Auckland University Statistics Results Ex Students
- Groundswell-Tauranga's Inaugural Festival of Innovation
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Enterprise In Action Competition

Melissa Foppen, a Year 13 Otumoetai College student, was one of 128 students that was chosen from the thousands participating in The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme to attend the “Entrepreneurs In Action” competition last weekend. 
The Massey University Innovators and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Challenge encouraged the students to be innovative and enterprising, taking their thinking to a global level.

The NZTA Challenge was about creating a product concept and a market strategy for food or beverage product to export to a country in East Asia. Melissa and her team won this high pressure business competition coming up with their innovative product and the best marketing entry strategy. Each team member walked away with a $3000 Massey Scholarship.

Young Enterprise Company

Young Enterprise Company, Honey and Co, enjoyed their product launch at the Seriously Good Food Show last weekend. These students have produced and marketed three flavours of honey based syrups that can be used in coffees, milkshakes and in baking as an alternative to sugar. (I have also been told it goes great with ice cream and on breakfast cereals.)

For more information, here is a link to their facebook page:

Team members include: Samantha Searle, Shelby Bell, Lammie Griezil-Hill, Ruby-Rose Pomare, Taylor Rapley-Jones and Laura Harnett

A huge thank you to “New World Brookfield” for their sponsorship.

Stage Challenge

Outstanding Effort for Otumoetai College Stage Challenge Groups

The Open Group (Year 12 and 13) Produced and Choreographed by Maddison Hogan (Year 13).
Received the Following EXCELLENCE Awards; School Initiative ,Choreography,  Visual Enhancement, Performance Skill, Costuming Character, Set Design and Function, and Stage use.


The Raw Group (Year 10 and 11) Produced and Choreographed by Chloe Thompson (Year 13).
Received the following EXCELLENCE Awards;  Student Initiative, Drama, Soundtrack, Concept, Performance Skill.

Huge congratulations to all involved for your commitment and hard work, with special congratulations to Maddison and Chloe.

World Vision - 40 Hour Famine Focus Day

A record amount was raised – over $6000.00.  This represents a 50 percent increase on last year’s total. Congratulations to the Years 9 and 10 AL Social Studies classes who organised the event and raised the bulk of the money through sponsorship.  Mufti-day levies, a sausage sizzle, bake sale and loose change collection contributed the remainder. Congratulations to Racheal Carter (Year 9), who raised $500.00 in sponsorship.

We are very grateful to Brendon Good of Brookfield New World, who sponsored the sausage sizzle.

The proceeds will enable World Vision to fully equip two classrooms, provide playground apparatus and 50 stationery packs for children in a Syrian refugee camp.




Our school rock band, French Doors (Sloane McNamara, Jahvis Stantiall, Grace Finnigan, Flynn McLaughlin, Emily Ardern) took part in the BOP Regional Final of the Rockquest on 30th June at Totara St in Mount Maunganui! They rocked the stage like it was 1999 and came away with second place. This now gives them the opportunity to audition for the National Final. ROCK AND ROLL!


Auckland University Statistics Results Students

Fantastic University Statistics results!
Excellent news from the Math Department: this year we had five students sitting the Auckland University STATS 101 (Introduction to Statistics) course, as distance learners. The students are Isabella Chemis, Kate Lawrence, Emily Looker, Roos van Gorp and Samantha Wakley
This is the same course taken by approximately 5000 Auckland University students on campus each year. The course included watching several hours of video lectures each week, working through the course book, completing regular assignments and tests and culminated in an intense three hour exam.
These students all came through Otumoetai College’s Advanced Learner programme, and completed our Level 3 Statistics course as year 12 students. Their University course result counts on their University transcript and NZQA records.
All five students have passed the course, and between them picked up a B, two A’s and two A+ results!

Groundswell - Tauranga’s Inaugural Festival of Innovation

Groundswell, Tauranga’s inaugural Festival of Innovation is created to power the movement, spark collaborations, conversations and connections across the city. Showcasing how our business and people are leading the way through innovation, locations across Tauranga will come alive with a
range of events to inspire and upskill the community.

Featuring national and international innovators, Groundswell is a must-do in the Bay this August.  Click the following link for more information:

DownloadGroundswell Inaugural Festival on Innovation 

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