Monday, 22 May 2017 09:28

News Update: Term 2 Week 4

In this week's edition:

- AL camp
- PTA donation to the Fitness Centre for exercise equipment 
- Canteen Staff celebrate 10 years service
- Interschool Chess Champs
- Duke of Edinburgh

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AL CAMP

Advanced Learner Camp was held between 8 – 10th May at Totara Spring’s Camp, Matamata. 

Students were delivered challenges by Bio-Ethicist, Dr Deb Stevens regarding their ethical and legal perspectives. Physical challenges such as abseiling and other individual and team challenges were a major part of the camp.

Huge thanks to Totara Spring’s Staff, Otumoetai College Staff, Deb Stevens and our students for a fantastic camp.

 

THANK YOU PTA

At the recent PTA meeting, held on Wednesday evening (we meet on the third Wednesday of each month), the PTA donated $25,000.00 towards equipment in the new Fitness Centre.
This included two Impulse Commercial Treadmills and five Indoor Rowing Machines.
This generous donation is certainly appreciated and well done our PTA. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CANTEEN STAFF

Adrienne Carter
Pam Southworth
Margot Longley
Mary Tatley
Sally Woods

These wonderful ladies have celebrated 10 years working as a team in the schools canteen.
Thank you ladies for all that you do for our school!!!!

CHESS:  INTERSCHOOL CHAMPS

Individual Event:  1st - Josia Vickers - Year 9

Team Event: 1st - Ezra Morrison Year 12, Josia Vickers Year 9, Nathan Whyte Year 9.

Congratulations to you all.

GOLD & SILVER DUKE OF EDINBURGH - JOURNEY TO MIDDLE EARTH

Recently, 8 Silver/Gold Duke of Edinburgh participants from Otumoetai College set off with Mrs Brown and Mr Collis on an adventurous journey to Tongariro National Park.

In true DOE style, our plans of trekking the Northern Circuit Great Walk were hindered after navigating the van through floodwaters in Tokoroa, holding our ground against gale force winds, and buffering ourselves from the freezing temperatures – the conditions were not favourable.

We ended up tramping to Mangatepopo Hut via Soda Springs on the first night, followed by a 5 and ½ hour walk to Waihohonu hut, returning the next day.

The weather cleared up for us, and we could take in the magic and beauty of the unique volcanic landscape.

During our tramp, we visited the historic and first recreational mountain hut in New Zealand, the Tama Lakes, as well as Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu.

We were all endowed with new and interesting knowledge about safety in the outdoors and took away some great memories.

 

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