Friday, 30 August 2019 11:49

News Update: Term 3 Week 7

In this week's edition:
-  Comedy Debate & Auction - 27th September
-  Auckland University Economics Competition
-  Year 13 Scholarship Statistics Trip

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Comedy Debate & Auction - 27th September

Looking for a great night out to make you laugh? A bit of fun that also contributes to making lives better? Feel like doing good for your community while you sit back and be entertained?

On Friday 27th September, The Graeme Dingle Foundation BoP will be hosting an entertaining evening featuring a comedy debate and auction.

There is a great line-up of well-known local talent set to engage with the moot (and each other) including Rob Lemoto (host of Police Ten-7), Dame Susan Devoy (former race-relations commissioner and international squash player), Will Johnston (host of The Hits' daytime show) and Brian Kelly (host of The Coast's Breakfast Show). Peter Williams (former TVNZ broadcaster) will be keeping them all in line as adjudicator, and the whole evening will be ably emceed by our very own Frank Vosper.

Tickets are $50 per person and include nibbles. There will be a cash bar. The event will be held in the Sir Tristram Lounge at Tauranga Racecourse, from 6pm with the debate set to start at 7pm. Auction to follow.

Click here for further information.

Click here to purchase tickets.

 


Auckland University Economics Competition

Jarrod Ong, Year 12, gained a High Distinction award in the highly esteemed Auckland University Economics Competition, placing him in the top 5% of over 6000 students in New Zealand.

His Level 2 Economics teacher Kaine Hansen said that Jarrod is a very hard worker and takes a great deal of interest in the current Economic environment, and that Jarrod is a worthy recipient.


Year 13 Scholarship Statistics Trip

On Friday 30th August Year 13 Scholarship Statistics students travelled to Waikato University to attend a lecture and study day. There were around 150 students from across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty all there to take part in a workshop run by stats guru, Jeremy Brocklehurst. 

Recent PhD graduate Dr Paul Brown gave a lecture around his work with using statistics to model situations and solve problems such as mapping crime hotspots in Hamilton.  

Our students were amazing, answering questions in front of 150 other students is no small thing, and Madi Mackenzie even won the biggest prize of the day! (pictured with Jeremy). – Annie Barnett.



 

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