Number 05 : 17 June 2008
Phone 3648204, fax 3645483; email: email@example.com; www.otakicollege.school.nz
Tena koutou me o tatou tini aitua kia tangihia, kia mihia. No reira kua ea te wahi ki a ratou.
Ensure programmes meet
Improve academic performance
the students’ needs.
GOALS Increase students’ sense of
of students at Year 11 – NCEA
and alternative certificates.
belonging at College.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We have printed the statements and the
questions for the next consultation round
The Principal, John Kane, is currently
below. Anyone who would like to respond to
completing his sabbatical that was interrupted
the questions, over and above the fifty families
in 2006. He will be away overseas from the 1st
who are being randomly selected to complete
of June to the 4th of July. During that time I will
the questions, is welcome to send their
be acting in his place.
responses in to the school office.
Since the last newsletter a lot has been
happening in the school as you will read in the Vision Statements
Our vision for our students is that they will:
Anne Powell acknowledge the bi-cultural nature of
Acting Principal the college and its community
be creative, energetic and enterprising
enjoy a high quality learning
Following the consultation round with staff, environment where their individual
students and community of the school and needs are met
taking into account the vision and values
sections of the New Zealand Curriculum a leave school as confident, capable, life-
BOT working group came up with the following long learners
draft vision and values statements for the
school. The idea of the statements is that they leave school with the values, knowledge
form the basis of a further round of and abilities to contribute to society and
consultation with targeted community, student live full and satisfying lives
and staff groups who will answer the questions
that follow the statements. From this feedback recognise and respect all cultures and
a final set of vision and values statements for the contributions that they bring to our
the school will be drawn up. community
take up opportunities offered by new
knowledge and technologies
Value Statements pass rates for Years 12 and 13 students
Core values embraced by our school For all students, to bring the percentage
community are: of students achieving endorsed
certificates at the Merit and Excellence
a sense of community and belonging levels to the national standard.
genuine and persistent endeavour to In order to do this the school has run two
excel academically initiatives.
recognition that cultural and sporting First of all the Achievement Assembly
activities support and enhance the recognised all students who achieved the
educational experience appropriate NCEA certificate in the first year of
trying, for example NCEA Level 1 in Year 11.
Integrity which involves acting Secondly it recognised those students who had
responsibly and ethically achieved at the Merit and Excellence levels in
Respect for self, others and the
environment Secondly the school is tracking the progress of
students in achieving credits and individually
Social justice and fairness. following up students who have been falling
behind. These students have been offered the
Questions opportunity to catch up their work after school
on Wednesdays and on Saturday mornings.
1. Are there any vision and value
statements that you disagree with?
State them and explain why you disagree NQF Assembly
2. Are there any additional vision and
value statements that you feel should Caitlin Northern who performed outstandingly
be included? by achieving 72 credits at Excellence Level
State them and explain why they should be and 34 at Merit Level, thereby receiving an
included. NCEA Level 2 Excellence Endorsement
3. Are there any vision and value
statements that you think should be and to the following students who received
modified? Merit Endorsement Certificates (i.e. achieved
State how they should be modified and at least 50 credits at Excellence or Merit level)
explain the modification.
Juliet Kane, Level 2 with Merit
Jordan Housiaux, Level 1 with Merit
NCEA Bren Bowler, Level 1 with Merit
Tihema Baker, Level 1 with Merit
Rachel Barham, Level 2 with Merit
During this last month the school has focussed
Sophia Cataldo, Level 2 with Merit
on its students’ performance in the NCEA. The
Elise Cooper, Level 1 with Merit
curriculum leaders have set the following
Marian Clements, Levels 1 with Merit & Level 2
Kieran Putt, Level 2 with Merit
Tamara Hill, Level 1 with Merit
To maintain the pass rate for Year 11
Natalie Benner, Level 1 with Merit
students in NCEA Level One
Samuel Johnston, Level 2 with Merit
For Years 12 and 13 students, to bring
Paris Pidduck, Level 1 with Merit
the combined total of NCEA Level 2 and
Hayden Andrews, Level 1 with Merit
Level 3 certificates and other NQF Level
Rameka Tamaki, Level 1 with Merit
2 and 3 certificates to the combined
Congratulation also to the following students
who achieved a high number of credits at Japanese Trip 2009 Fundraising
Excellence and Merit Levels:
Laura Bertelsen, Level 2 *** GARAGE SALE ***
Lexis Te Whatu, Level 1 at
Dwayne Kyle, Level 2 PENRAY GARDENS
Cecilia Cramp, Level 1 on
Neill Jacob, Level 1
Natalie Bickerton, Level 1 SATURDAY 28TH JUNE 9.00AM – 12 NOON
Hope Rawiri, Level 1
Rachael Cramp, Level 1 Furniture, bric-a-brac, sausage sizzle, bargains
Renee Grenville, Level 1 galore
Samuel Gibson, Level 1
Madeline Marshall-Mcnabb, Level 2 If you have goods you wish to donate please
Rebecca Page, Level 2 phone 364 5302 and leave a message for
Maarten Kuypers, Level 1 Jane or Brent or you can call the college on
Jordan Tuite, Level 1 364 8204
Misti Muir, Level 1
Chelsea Dal Din, Level 1
Tereana Kent, Level 1 Peer Mediation
Dylan Cook, Level 1
Kelsi Robertson, Level 1 Fifteen peer mediators have recently been
Lisa Dowie, Level 2 trained and are available every lunchtime to
assist students with resolving conflicts. Peer
The following students from Years 9&10 mediation is seen as an alternative option for
gained NCEA Excellence and Merit credits: students who at times prefer peer support
rather then teacher intervention. The mediators
Trent Rice, Te Reo are coordinating the service and are supported
Piringakau Elkington, Te Reo by the school Guidance Counsellors.
Oriwa Davis, Te Reo The trained mediators are: Meg Thorpe, Tyson
Nicholas Flaws, Mathematics Matthews, Michaela Housiaux-Andrews, Ata
Doctor, Leah Bate-Takiwa, Laura Fellows,
Caitlin Hedley, Milly Nikolaison, Toni Sims,
Report Evening Jordan Housiaux, Elise Cooper, Tihema Baker,
Dylan Cook, Natalie Benner and Marion
A report evening will be held on Thursday
July 3rd from 3.30-7.00pm. Reports will be
available for collection when you arrive at
the hall foyer on Thursday 3rd.
Interviews will take place from 3.30pm until WINDSOR PARK
7.00pm – each will be approximately 5 minutes DOWNTOWN
long. Students will be bringing home an
appointments schedule for you to fill in so that AOTAKI STREET, NEXT TO SUNLONG
you can indicate your preferred time to meet FOR ALL YOUR FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
each teacher. DAILY SPECIALS AVAILABLE
I encourage you to come along and meet the TRY OUR FULL RANGE OF FROZEN BERRIES
teachers and take this opportunity to talk about
WE ALSO HAVE A FULL RANGE OF
your child’s progress and learning needs to
ORGANIC GOODS AT OUR
If you cannot attend, your child’s report will be TE HORO STORE AND OF
posted to you at the end of Term. COURSE FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Carlos Carter, Hayley Joe, Danielle
2008 Senior Ball Kuresea, Freedom Frost, Heyden
Woodhouse, Mickey Pichot, Hayley
The Senior Ball will be held in the College Hall Housiaux-Andrews, Tia Huia Stevenson, Toni
on Saturday 2nd August. It will run from Simms and Keiran Welsby.
8.00pm to midnight.
There will be a further report on Project K in
This year’s theme is THE OSCARS – no doubt the next Otaki Mail and on the Otaki College
the stars will be glamorous, gorgeous and website www.otakicollege.school.nz
Rotary International Scholarship
Tickets will be on sale in July – details to be
advised. We wish everyone a starry, starry
night. Congratulations to Hoani Hakaraia who has
been selected from candidates throughout
NCEA Information New Zealand to study overseas on a Rotary
International Scholarship. Hoani will be
leaving in January 2009 to study in France for
Invoices have been sent for all students a year.
entered for National Qualifications in 2008.
The invoice includes a list of standards entered
and also includes results achieved to date for Meijo High School Visit
internal standards. The amount due (the
standard entry fee is $75) is shown on the Meijo High School, Japan, is sending their
invoice and the due date is 9th August. Also International Understanding Class to Otaki
included is Information about applying for College this year, following the very successful
financial assistance. visits in 2006 and 2007. This year there are 33
students coming. They will have an intensive
programme of English along with cultural,
Project K educational and sporting activities.
A feature of this visit is that the visiting
Project K comes to an end – congratulations to students each stay with a student from Otaki
you all College. This is a major fundraising event
for Otaki College and we are still seeking a
Last Thursday evening saw the end of three
few more hosts so would appreciate it if
years of Project K at Otaki College – the
any Otaki College families willing to provide
programme started by Graeme Dingle that has
board for a visiting student could contact
offered up to 12 Year 10 students each year
the Student Centre (364 8204) and leave
the opportunity to work on personal and social
your name and telephone number. The
development through a wilderness expedition
for three weeks, an examination of the local board payment for each student is $300 for
community over two months and a year of the period 28 July to 8 August.
being mentored by a trained adult from the
On Thursday evening 10 students got up
before an audience of 60 to give speeches
outlining their personal journeys over the last
15 months of Project K. Each student was
accompanied by their mentor, who also
contributed by describing the progress they
had witnessed during the mentoring phase of
PK. The 10 students on the 2007/8
Variety Concert Manu Korero
Variety Concert - Wednesday 7pm 25th June E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga karangatanga
in school Hall maha tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou
We would like to extend a warm welcome to
parents, friends and family to attend the Nga Kura Tuarua (Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o
Variety Concert, Wednesday 25th June, 7pm Te Rito, Te Kura a Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua
in the Otaki College hall. Tickets are $5.00 Mano and Te Kareti o Otaki) would like to
each or $10.00 for a family (2 adults and 2 sincerely thank the many hands that assisted
children), under 5 years old free admission. with Nga Manu Korero-a-Rohe Speech
This is going to be a wonderful night where you Competitions which were held on the 23rd
can experience our very talented and gifted May. Without the fantastic support, and last
students performing. minute run arounds, this event would not have
Come along and enjoy the evening. We look been so successful.
forward to your support and being a part of
celebrating the success of our students. We would also like to thank the many sponsors
Kia Kaha who so kindly shared their resources with us to
make our event complete.
To the judges who so willingly gave of their
time, we would also like to thank.
We thank our very own contestants for
Services standing on our behalf and doing a wonderful
job of their presentations. He mihi nui rawa atu
ki a Trent Rice (3rd Junior Maori Section),
Pat Hakaraia Wiremu Winitana (Junior English Speaker),
021-144 0939 (any time) Hoani Hakaraia (Senior English Section) and
or 364 5419 Leon Tuheke (Senior Maori Section).
The winning contestants of each section will
travel through to Rotorua in September for the
National Speech Competitions.
For all your residential, commercial
and rural mowing and The winning contestants were:
Pei Te Hurinui Jones - Senior Maori
1. Tokoaitua Winiata no Te Kura a Iwi o
Whakatupuranga Rua Mano
2. Keta Herbert no Nga Mokopuna
Homework - Library open after
school 3. Aroha Hiraka no Te Kura Maori o Porirua
As the result of a student initiative the library is Korimako - Senior English
now open from 3.05 – 4.00pm on Tuesdays 1. Tiakina Bevan-Manga no Te Kura Kaupapa
and Wednesdays to give students a pleasant Maori o Te Rito
environment at school in which to complete 2. Matarena Ihakara no Nga Mokopuna
their homework. There will be two senior 3. Ihakara Puketapu-Dentice no Te Kareti o
students available during these times to assist Te Whanganui-a-Tara
students with their work.
Rawhiti Ihaka - Junior Maori The magazine is available from the
1. Ariana Reweti no Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Student Centre at a cost of $10.00.
2. Gracie Cullinan no Nga Mokopuna
3. Trent Rice no Te Kareti o Otaki Sporting Highlights
Sir Turi Carroll - Junior English Winter sport is well under way. The college
1. Paora Smith no Te Kareti o Kapiti has had growth in many areas.
2. Anaru Tangataese no Te Hai Kura o Te Netball has 4 Yr 7&8 teams and 5 Yr 9-13
3. Bromwyn Davies no Te Kura Maori o
Rugby has 4 teams, 1st XV Boys, 1st XV Girls,
Under 15 Boys and Under 14 Boys.
Basketball has 9&10 Boys and 9&10 Girls and
Heoi ano ra te mihi ki a koutou katoa. Tena
Senior Boys and Senior Girls.
koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.
Hockey has 2 mixed Yr 7&8 teams and Boys
and Girls Senior Sides.
Football has Senior Boys and Senior Girls.
The U15 Boys rugby, the 9&10 Basketball
Boys and Girls and the Senior B netball team
University of Otago Sheila Winn Festival of
have all had a winning start to the season.
Shakespeare in Schools:
Congratulations to Mitchell Rutter who
The scene from Merry Wives of Windsor,
competed and came 4th in the NZ Secondary
directed by Y13 students Sophia Cataldo and
Schools Yr 7 Triathlon at Lake Karipiro and
Juliet Kane, was performed brilliantly at the
came 4th in the NZ Secondary Schools Y7
National Festival in Wellington at Queen's
Duathlon in Auckland.
Birthday weekend. As well as Sophia and
Juliet, cast members were: Tua Fa'avale,
Bradley Rutter, Harlan Te Wiata, Toni Sims
Caitlin Northern, Kieran Putt and Michael
and Bailey Te Wiata all from Otaki College
Kane. Sophia and Juliet won the Dale & Nina
competed in the West Coast North Island
Hendry Award for the Most Imaginative &
Teams Time Trial championships at Rongotea
Innovative Production, and got enthuastic and
under the Levin Cycling Club banner on 18
positive feedback from the adjudicators.
May. They rode 16km in the Under 17 Grade
with a time of 31.57 minutes and received a
Even better, we are thrilled that Juliet Kane
Bronze medal for their efforts
and Tua Fa'avale have been selected, and
Sophia Cataldo shortlisted, to take part in the
A group of college students are looking to
National Shakespeare Production in Wanganui
enter a college team in the Road Cycle
during the September school holidays.
Secondary School Nationals later in the year.
Approximately 50 students attend the week
If you have a son or daughter interested in
long workshop and performances, and from
getting involved contact John Heenan on 0274
this around 24 are chosen to go to the Globe
Theatre in London in 2009. Since Tua was
also on the shortlist for about 3 days (!) we are
hopeful that Sophia too will make it off the Curriculum Policy
shortlist to selection before the end of Term 3.
As part of its review cycle The Board of
Trustees is currently reviewing the school’s
Acting HOD Senior English
curriculum policy. This can be viewed on the
website – www.otakicollege.school.nz. If you
School Magazine 2007 have any comments or desired changes,
please contact either Anne Powell, Acting
Principal or Sue McMillan, Chair of the BoT.
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Kapa Haka nationals Wlgtn;
JUN 18TH Kapa Haka nationals Wlgtn
JUN 19TH Kapa Haka nationals Wlgtn We do …
JUN 20TH STARs community project day
JUN 24TH Cross country – whole school Lawn mowing
JUN 25TH StARs community project day alternative if wet; Gardening
Variety Concert pm in Hall
JUN 26TH CPD - – School Starts at 9.45; StARs community Pruning
project day alternative if wet Free quotes
JUL 1ST WELTEC Open Day
JUL 2ND 10 ODE camp 2nd-4th … and more
JUL 3RD PARENT REPORT EVENING
JUL 4TH Final Day of Term
Terama & Judy
JUL 21st START OF TERM 3
Home: 06-364 0334
JUL 23rd BoT Meeting 7.00pm Staffroom
JUL 28th Meijo University Senior High Visit 28 – 9 August Mobile: 027-462 4697
Notices From the Community
HOLIDAY SEMINARS CHARITABLE TRUST has again
organised school holiday workshops for Gifted & Talented
students Years 4-10 (approximately 8-15 yrs) 9th to 16th July
2008 at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland.
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CHARTS & MAPS, CHESS COACHING, COMBAT & CONFLICT,
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ISSUES, DESIGN AEROBICS, FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS,
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available at Attitude Sports in Otaki.
MATHS MAGIC, MIND READING, MINI METROPOLIS, 10% off NEW BALANCE 621 Cross
PERFORMANCE POETRY, QUAGMIRES & QUANDARIES,
SCRAPBOOKING, SECRETS & LIES, STRATEGY GAMES, TOY trainer
BOX TECHNOLOGY, VERSES FOR YOUNG VOICES, WEIRD & Up to 25% off all other footwear including:
Netball shoes, Football Boots, Rugby Boots,
www.holidayseminars.co.nz for full workshop descriptions. Tennis shoes, casual shoes and clothing.
Organiser: JEAN HENDY-HARRIS
Shop 4, No 2, Arthur Street, OTAKI.
Tel: 09 585 0111, Mob: 021 389 448, Fax: 09 585 0144 Phone 06 3640364
REHEARSAL PIANIST REQUIRED
The Otaki Players need a rehearsal
pianist for Jesus Christ Superstar. If
you are interested, please contact
Angela von Dadelszen on 364 8108 or
021 877 856.
OTAKI VETERINARY CENTRE
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An example was last week as we worked Nancy Carr
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Levin Cosmopolitan Club
Saturday 5 july 2008
7pm – 9pm
laugh your socks off
Children (under 13) $5
10% Discount for Groups of 10 or more Adults
Tickets are available from Southend Cycles in Levin
Contact Nick 027 474 3900 or Aroha 06 364 2064
For the period Sat 21st June – Sat 05th July Iwama Aikido
Takenote Waikanae is offering
50% Off all School Exercise Books, A Japanese martial art based on
sword, staff, and open handed
Loose Leaf Refills and Glue Sticks.* techniques. Classes available
(while stocks last) Sunday-Thursday.
For all enquiries come to Otaki
College Small Gym Thursday nights
5.00pm. Beginners always welcomed.
Coasters Costume Hire
Going to the College Ball and you want to
impress your partner!
Do not despair, Coasters Costume Hire
on Hinemoa Street can help you.
Guys, we have a wide range of Dinner
Suits and Tail Suits that will impress
your ladies and girls we have
Evening dresses that will amaze your
We are open:
Thursday 12.00-1.30pm: and 7.00 –
8.30pm Saturday 11.00 – 1.00pm.
Our charges are very reasonable but
you will have to book now as we have
already had enquiries
Come along and check us out, you will be