Tuesday, 22 June 2021 14:12

News Update: Term 2 Week 9

In this week's edition:
-  Young Enterprise Challenge
-  Ōtūmoetai College Rowing Quiz Night - 30 July
-  Squash Team Championships
-  Indoor Bowls Success
-  Netball News
-  Careers Newsletter

Latest Sports News

Young Enterprise Challenge

Business Management students pitched their product ideas to a panel of judges in June as part of their challenge for Young Enterprise. Young Enterprise is a scheme where students form companies, come up with a product idea, develop a business plan and then produce, market and sell their product as part of the National competition.

Please check out and support the following Young Enterprise companies, by following and liking their page or even contacting them to place an order.

Toi Matauranga, a Year 13 group was placed first in the school for their business pitch, out of 10 teams from Ōtūmoetai College. There are 32 companies competing in the region.

Toi Matauranga mission is to assist the younger generations of New Zealand in becoming bilingual in English and Te Reo Māori. To fulfill our mission, we are producing a storybook sharing the legend of Mauao.

The key components of our book are the legend written in Māori and English, colouring in pages, and most importantly the two QR codes, which when scanned, will read the story out loud in both Maori and English. The combination of these three elements is an effective way to consolidate learning, while also ensuring that children enjoy the interactive learning process. Looking into the future, we hope to produce a series of books which will share legends that are not only important to Tauranga, but nationwide.

Follow our journey through our Instagram and Facebook pages @toi_matauranga to stay updated on new book releases and some exciting opportunities!




Story Phase
, aims to encourage open communication around feelings of worry and anxiety between parents and young kiwi children. After recognising the shocking mental health statistics in New Zealand, they wanted to find a way to help decrease the amount of New Zealanders who experience mental health issues. They created a product that targets children at a young age, to help improve a child’s mental well-being and minimise the risk of young children developing these issues. 

Willow’s Worries, a children’s picture book and three worry sheep, act as a tool that encourages children to voice their emotions to develop healthy mental habits.

Willows Worries will be available to purchase for $30nzd. You can reach us and find out more about our product on;

Instagram - @storyphasenz
Facebook - Story Phase
Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Smyle aims to help children in New Zealand achieve bringing flossing into their daily regimes. We want to ensure that children will want to floss throughout their early years so they can carry this on a regular basis when leading into adulthood.

Smyles has produced a natural strawberry flavoured floss product. Smyles floss comes in appealing baby blue, eco - friendly packaging, attached with a QR code redirecting the customer to a webpage revealing fun activities and guides to educate both parents and children about flossing. Smyles innovative marketing strategy will be our peel and reveal sticker progress chart. Our packaging will be 100% made with natural resources, environmentally friendly, reducing waste overall. 

We will be selling our product at $7.99.

Instagram -  @smyle.nz
Facebook - @Unoffical: Smyle
Storbie: smyle.mystorbie.com


Ōtūmoetai College Rowing Quiz Night - 30 July 2021

Ōtūmoetai College Rowing invites you to our Quiz Night on Friday 30th July. Save the date in your diaries now! This event will be held at Watersedge, Memorial Park, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start.

Tickets $25 per person. Includes welcome drink and supper and spot prizes. All funds going towards Maadi Cup 2022. Contact Angela Brangwynne for more information, 021 734 837 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See the poster linked below and please share with family and friends and book a table for a night of fun, food and prizes.

DownloadQuiz Night Invitation 30 July 2021 

Squash Team Championships

Four students recently competed in the Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Squash Team Championships. Erin Wyllie, Hope Kennerley and Gen Kennerley were in the Ōtūmoetai College team and Kayla Bowles filled in for the Katikati College team. 

The girls played so well with Ōtūmoetai College winning the Championship. These students are very talented and have an exciting future of squash to come! 

Indoor Bowls Success

Year 9 students Anae Garratt and Keira Mewis succeeded in placing 3rd at the Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls Tournament.

There were 40 teams competing therefore 3rd is very impressive, well done!

Netball News

Our Ōtūmoetai College Premier Netball Team moved up to Premier 2 division of the Thursday night Premier Women’s Competition.

Just rewards for a Premier 1 Team who show commitment, team spirit and a 'can do' attitude.

Congratulations to the team! Meg Kale, Kiana Rae, Rhianna Loughnan, Bodette Petero, Emily Muspratt, Hailey Cottam, Hazel Blissett, Christine Sinclair, Molly Cowman, Gracie Savage & Jasmin Quinn-Takamore.

Careers Newsletter

Included of interest is information regarding Part-Time Jobs and why they are good for your future. This newsletter also features the updated Events Calendar.

Please click here for the latest Careers Newsletter No.9.


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