Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:05

News Update: Term 2 Week 7

In this week's edition:

-  Dragon's Den
-  Stage Challenge
-  School Choir
-  Yr 10 English Trip-SPCA

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Dragon's Den

The Y12 and Y13 students who are participating in the Young Enterprise Scheme this year presented their product ideas through a detailed business plan to a line of judges from the Tauranga Business Community.
Out of the 21 teams competing from the region (including teams from Aquinas College, Tauranga Girls College, Tauranga Boys College and Papamoa College), two of our companies were placed in the top five.

Photo: Young Enterprise Company "Wider Horizons".
Left to Right:  Phoebe Adler, Amia Wharry, Faith Merrick, Adriana Vickers, Natalie Dawick and Mellisa Gilmour 

“Wider Horizons’ from Otumoetai College won 2nd place with their Te Reo Maori flashcards and accompanying poems. They also won $100.00 for the best slide deck.

Third place was also an Otumoetai College team with their product of a customised book with tips for students leaving home.

An outstanding effort was made from all seven Otumoetai College’s Young Enterprise Business teams this year.  Judges were Anne Blakeway,Cecilia de la Paz, David Hill, Leonie Gordon, Zita Cameron, Paula Clode and Erika Harvey.
Now the National competition continues with the companies producing, marketing and selling their products in the wider community. 


Stage Challenge

This Thursday and Friday (15 & 16th June), over 100 students will be performing at Baycourt Theatre as part of the Stage Challenge competition.
This year's entries are based on the themes of 'SAVING OUR EARTH' and 'PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CIRCUS ANIMALS'. These dances have been choreographed by two students in year 13, Maddie Hogan and Chloe Thompson.
We wish all the dancers the best of luck and hope they have an awesome experience!


School Choir

Twenty schools participated in the NZ Choral Federation competition 'Big Sing' at St Peters Cambridge.
Otumoetai College choir,  il Suono were very realistic about what to expect at the competition, and our main focus was to go, do our best, leave it all on the stage, be inclusive and encouraging to those around us, and just LOVE performing. 
Not only did we do all of the above, we were also placed in the top five choirs and awarded with a Very Highly Commended!
The choir also received the Max Stewart Award for the best mixed voice Choir and Petrina Thomas – Chisholm was the recipient of the “Conductors Professional Development Award”
Congratulations to all.


 Year 10 English Trip to SPCA

On June 8th, Ms Secker's Year 10 English class visited the SPCA in Greerton, concluding a novel study regarding the topic of Dog Fighting in New Zealand. The students went prepared with questions on this topic and others, in regards to the treatment of animals in Tauranga and New Zealand. The Education Officer Ali Bulder was extremely informative and is keen to see more groups come through their education program.

One thing we learnt is that, sadly, the ears of dogs are often trimmed to make them better fighters, making less for their opponent to attach to. Not only is this illegal, it is also needlessly painful for the dog. This information was digested by the class, who left their visit determined to fight against this and other types of animal abuse. An informative and worthwhile trip.  Thanks SPCA!

      

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