Newsletter Week 11 Term 1

Reporoa College 16th April 2021


Nga Mihi

We have come to the end of term one and what an action packed term it has been. I wish to take the time to thank the students, staff and community for your support this term.

In staffing news, Jane Goss is still recovering from her treatment and will be taking another term to recover. This means that Emma Nichol will continue to cover her teaching role and Sharon Mulinganiwill continue to work in pastoral care. We all wish her a speedy recovery.

Sadly, we are saying goodbye to Anastasia Marnoch from our PE department, she has been an enthusiastic and valuable member of staff for the past 8 months. Anastasia is off to Mahurangi College and we wish her all the best for the future.

As summer sport has drawn to a close I wish to say congratulations to all those students that have been involved. Our Orienteering team are the Bay of Plenty champions, beating the likes of Trident, Whakatane and other large secondary schools. Our Waka Ama team has competed in their first event and have learned a lot for next time. Numerous students have been representing us at regional athletics and swimming.

Winter sports are underway for next year with Basketball, Netball, Hockey and others having been supported this year, all the best for next term everyone.

In property, the pool’s solar heating is up and running, and within one day the pool temperature rose by two degrees, this is looking great for next season.

In preparation for Term 2, a reminder to whanau that students are allowed to wear a plain black jacket or puffer to school and from school in order to ward off the cold. Please no hoodies or other non uniform items. Our classrooms have the latest in temperature control so there is no need for any other non uniform items.Jackets must not be worn in the classroom.

School lunches will continue and the great news is that the government has recently announced that they will be supporting the lunches to the end of 2023. Great news for our school whanau.

The next school event will be the annual Cross Country on the 12th of May. We are using this as a fun run raising money for Kids Can. This charity supports us with bread, soup, spreads, snacks which we use for morning tea. Kidscan also provide female sanitary items and shoes for all students. Details of this fundraiser will be sent out during the holidays. We welcome all parents and supporters to attend this event.

Have a great break, keep each other safe, and we will see all students back at school on Monday the 3rd of May.


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Rotary Luncheon - Rotorua Schools Head Students

Head Student Te Kaari Reedy and Deputy Head students Shantae Lafaele and Nate Kiwi-McGregor attended a lunch hoseted by Rotory at the Arikapakapa Golf Club on Monday 12rh April. Our Head student Te Kaari delivered a personal speech on how passionate she felt about attending Reporoa College as her school of choice and what it meant to her.

Pictured below:Te Kaari and Shantae.

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For students interested in a career in health, now is a great time to discover chiropractic

It is one of the fastest growing health professions worldwide and offers the chance to make a difference in people’s lives.

The Bachelor of Chiropractic offered by the New Zealand College of Chiropractic is a four-year professional degree, with one year of prerequisite study of specific health science courses.


The details for the Information Session are:

Date & Time: Wednesday 2nd June, 7:00pm
Location: Funnell Family Chiropractic, 1360 Eruera Street, Rotorua

Mastering the Art of Sport Parenting

Are you the parent of a primary, intermediate or secondary school student who plays sport? Or maybe you coach a sports team for primary, intermediate or secondary school aged athletes?

Would you like to learn the SIX key skills that could help you to be involved in your child’s sport in the best possible way?

If this sounds like you then join Sport NZ and Professor Camilla Knight on a FREE 1 hour webinar on Wednesday 21st April 2021 from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

Camilla Knight is a Professor of Sport Psychology and Youth Sport at Swansea University, UK. Camilla’s research focuses on understanding and enhancing the psychosocial experiences of children in sport, with a particular emphasis on the influence of parents. Camilla is co-author of “Parenting in youth sport: From Research to Practice” (Routledge, 2014) and co-editor of “Sport Psychology for Young Athletes”.

To register simply go to:


Lisa Appert

Community Capability Manager

Bay of Plenty Rugby Union

P: 07 574 2037

M: 027 8000 385


Winter Sports Fees

A reminder to all parents that outstanding Sports Fees from 2020 must be paid in full by the end of term one. An email has been sent to all regarding these fees.

ALL the following 2021 Sports Fees are due to be paid by the 16th April (End of Term)

Senior Basketball $70.00

Yr 9 & 10 Basketball $70.00

Yr 7 & 8 Basketball $55.00

Indoor Bowls $15.00

Yr 7 & 8 Indoor Bowls $15.00

Senior Netball $100.00

Yr 9 & 10 Netball $85.00

Yr 7 & 8 Netball $70.00

Yr 7 & 8 Hockey $125.00

The school has a NO PAY, NO PLAY policy which will be enforced.

If you are having difficulty paying for these fees please contact Sue in the office,

(07) 333 8117 Ext 818

Careers Information for Seniors

Key Dates

10/11th May Rotorua Careers Expo - Energy Events Centre

21st May Waikato University Open day - Hamilton

23-24th May Otago University Open Day

28th May Waikato University Open Day - Tauranga

Timeline on Applications for most Tertiary Institutions:

School Visits 1st round Feb/March, 2nd round Aug-Oct

Scholarship Information for all Universities can be found at

STUDYLINK Studylink helps students make informed choices about their student finance, how to apply for it and manage it online. Follow this link for help with what you need to do when you are starting to study:


Again 2021 will see Virtual Information Evenings and Open Days for us

here at Massey, which will be followed by Taster Days on each of our







Drivers Licence Courses


9am-2pm. $85 per course

Dates subject to change – contact Lillian to confirm

APRIL-27-28-29 MAY-18-19-20 JUNE-15-16-17 JULY-13-14-15 AUGUST-17-18-19 SEPT-14-15-16 OCT-12-13-14 NOV-23-24-25 DEC-14-15-16

Course covers: Test questions in an easy format, Vehicle scenarios – who gives way, Key Road, Safety issues, Legal responsibilities, what to expect at the test, Road Safety Laws and Regulations, Online AA tests Contact: Lillian Emery 027 411-4104 (A registered supplier to WINZ–enquire if you require assistance)

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Health Reporoa Services Term 2

Clinics for students in term two will remain on Monday and Thursday at lunchtime.

The Doctor will be in attendance on Mondays.

Students can simply turn up or make an appointment at the office. If students need to be seen outside of these times then an arrangement can ve made between the office, parents and Health Reporoa. Contact and consent MUST be made/given prior to sending students down to the clinic.

Otamatea Exchange

The annual exchange with Otamatea College will take place 15-17th August in term 3. Initial notices have gone home with studentswho have been selected to participate. These will need to be returned and fees paid by the 11th August.

This exchange will mark 55 years of a great sporting relationship. Past students have remained friends for over 20 years through this

Vaping Prohibited in all New Zealand Schools

Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act, from 11 November 2020

  • vaping is prohibited in workplaces, schools, early childhood education and care centres, and a number of other locations

Top School Event

Our Year 7 & 8s entered two teams of ten into the Rotorua Top School Event held at Rotorua Intermediate. There were 24 teams overall made up of Primary and Intermediate students. A great afternoon of Tabloids was held.

Year 13 Students Scholarship Information for 2022

Everything you need to know about scholarships for next year can be found at this link to Moneyhub

Keep in Touch

Keep in touch by downloading the Kamar App and the Reporoa College APP for either Android or IOS.

Central BOP Swimming

On Wednesday the 14th April 11 Juniors represented the College and competed at the Central BOP Swimming Champs at the Rotorua Aquatic Centre. Pictured below with Coach Andrew is Richard Wotherspoon, Marley Day, Carlos Tremain, Krystal Rondon, Nate Phillips, Charlotte Cowan, Leah Edmonds, Liam Guyton, Reegan Brennan, Axel Robinson and Grace Martelli.

Results to follow.

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Upcoming Events

  • End of Term 1 - Friday 16th April
  • Term 2 starts Monday 3rd May
  • NCEA Teacher Only Day
  • Rotorua Careers Expo 10/11 May