Newsletter Week 5 Term 1

Reporoa College 5th March 2021


We are almost at the halfway point of Term 1, almost a year gone since Covid-19 was starting to get it’s grip on New Zealand and still we are under its influence. Unlike last last year we have already been able to get through some major school events and it was great to see our students enjoying the Athletics and Swimming sports. A big thank you to the parents that were able to come and support our students.

We have noticed and have received positive feedback from visitors that the uniform this year is looking really great, thank you very much as a wider school whanau in your support of this. The Year 13’s even volunteered to wear a dress shirt, tie and blazer this year and are looking awesome.

As Term 2 approaches our students will be signing up for winter sports, we are looking forward to parents and caregivers stepping up to help in coaching and managerial roles within these teams. This spreads the workload for everyone and means that we can get more students out there.

A big thank you goes out to Kyle Brennan and his passion for Orienteering. He has brought our college team to the point of leading the Bay of Plenty School Championships. Thank you so much for taking your time to coach and support the team.

Reporoa College is now the first school in New Zealand to form a relationship with Bakers Delight. They will be providing sliced bread weekly to support the breakfast in schools programme. We as a school will be giving back to Kids Can by raising money from our annual cross country.

There is a trend in the Bay of Plenty / Central Plateau schools of an increase in Vaping and we do not want our students to be a part of this trend here at Reporoa College. New laws came into effect in November 2020 to make vaping prohibited on Government Property in order to align with the current smoke free policy. We will be supporting and enforcing the smoke free policy and will be looking for opportunities to educate our students on the health risks of this habit.

Have a great weekend,

Nga Mihi


EOTC Activities

Have you paid for your child to participate in the EOTC activities planned for this term? If not, please pay to the office or online. All details have been distributed and we are happy for you to pay a small amount each week rather than as a lump sum. The permission slips and parent helper forms are important so please return these to your child’s whanau teacher asap.

Winter Sports News


For Netball, Rugby, Basketball and Soccer

There will be a meeting here at school on Thursday 11th March for those interested in assisting in 2021

Please call Andrew on

027 226 7066 to express your interest.

Waka Ama

The Waka ama team had a recent Hit out last Saturday at Lake Okareka. This was a training competition to get practise under real regatta conditions.

Our team synchronised really well with our girls learning new skills and improving under race conditions.

They achieved two 1sts in the 500m race and a 1st and a 2nd in the 250m sprint. The team was paired with RBHS in the J16s and J19s and came 1st in both races.

The team is in preparation for the Nationals on the 23rd-26th March at the Blue Lake .

Upcoming Events

  • Cluster Swimming 10 March
  • Year 10 Road show 10 March
  • Coaches Meeting - 11 March 6pm
  • Investiture Assembly 1st April, P5
  • End of Term 1 16 April


Here is the year 9 STEM class (9STEMA).

They are working on building a clawbot, while others are build a LED circuit and coding it to blink.

They have also coded their own computer games, animates their

names and animated a character using block code.

Big picture