Wednesday, 07 February 2018 14:13

New Update: Term 1 Week 2

In this week's edition:

-  Graeme Dingle Foundation's Stars Programme
-  International Students Orientation Day
-  Scholarship - Charlotte Dey


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 Graeme Dingle Foundation's Stars Programme

The second year of Graeme Dingle Foundation's Stars Programme has started at OTC. With 17 Year 9 Form Classes to accommodate. 98 Year 12 and 13 students have signed up to be Peer Mentors. The goal of Stars is to enhance school culture through positive youth development. The programmes objectives are to: 

  • support Year 9 students successfully transition into secondary school
  • provide challenging and fun experiences in a supportive environment that develops teamwork, self confidence and resilience
  • provide mentoring opportunities and leadership skills for our senior students
  • facilitate caring relationships between students and between students and teachers
  • develop a sense of responsibility and connectedness to the school and wider community  

​Recently, our group of Year 9 Deans, Form Teachers and Principal - Russell Gordon, joined me at Oteroa Camp to check out our wicked tramp and learn about Stars. 

International Students Orientation Day

On Wednesday 31st January 39 new International students attended their Orientation day at Otumoetai College. They were welcomed into the college at the Powhiri, then had a tour of the school campus led by some of our Year 13 International students, before going on the city and Mount tour run by Learning Journeys. It was a great day out for them and gave them the opportunity to make new friends. The International department wishes them all the best for their time at the college.


Scholarship - Charlotte Dey

Otumoetai College performed so well in raising over $6000 in the 2017 World Vision 40 Hour Famine that we were one of the few schools chosen nationally to be granted a scholarship for a student to attend the World Vision Leadership Conference in Auckland in January. Charlotte Dey, Year 13 student was chosen.The World Vision Schools Partnership Manager writes: “I just wanted to pass on a big thanks for nominating Charlotte for the senior scholarship week. She represented the school with the utmost pride and was fully engaged with the programme, and both the students and staff.”We look forward to Charlotte playing a key leadership role with our AL students who will be organising the 40 Hour Famine in school in June.




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