Newsletter Week 6 Term Two

Reporoa College 10th June 2021


This week I would like to promote the work we do in preparation for students to leave Reporoa College to their next step. Vocational Pathways are important for us and we make every effort to prepare our students.

Firstly, every student in Reporoa College has the opportunity to gain their workplace first aid qualification and complete a course in workplace health and safety.

This year all seniors had the opportunity to attend the workplace expo in Rotorua where local employers and training institutions are there to discuss options on what is the pathway needed to get into their industry.

We have students out on Gateway/work experience and over 20 of our students attend Toi ohomai polytechnic for their trades academy weekly to achieve their pre industry training in a variety of industries including engineering, construction, hospitality, beauty therapy, childcare and agriculture.

We make sure students research and gain exposure to a variety of industries and training institutions. Attending Rotorua Hospital for their careers open day, Rotorua Chamber of Commerce work exposure tour to Hayes International, Red Stag Timber, BOP Plumbing and Gas, Contact energy for their girls in hi-vis program, Pullman hotel visit, airline crew preparation, visits to queenstown resort college, open days to Waikato, Massey and Otago University to name a few.

We are now starting to interview our senior students over their subject choices and vocational pathway, thus enabling the college to adapt to meet the needs of the individual. In recent times I have had discussions with parents over their concerns regarding distance learning. Over time experience shows that students that have been exposed to some degree of distance learning have a greater success at university and other Tertiary studies. It teaches resilience, independence, time management, communication and other vital soft skills.

Next week we are hosting 'Attitude Performance' who are presenting to the students on ways they can manage their social media.

Please remember my door is always open if you wish to pop in for a chat.


From The Board Chair

Kia ora koutou

The Board has recently undergone a personnel change, with Melissa Edwardson stepping down from the Board due to other commitments. The Board would like to thank Melissa for her service and dedication to the College in her time as a Board member. As a result of this vacancy, the Board selected Tracey Meads to come onto the Board.

From Tracey:

Kia Ora

Thankyou to the board for welcoming me. I spent my early primary years in Reporoa and now live in Ngakuru with my husband Jarod and our four boys. Our eldest Johannes was interested in the college to continue his friendships with his rugby team mates and he liked that the college was rural, so we followed his lead and here we are. I look forward to the year ahead.

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Epro8 Challenge- Update

The Epro8 Challenge is nationwide engineering and problem solving race where teams have 2 and a half hours to complete as many of the practical, hands-on projects as possible. Over the last few weeks Reporoa College has had several teams compete in the BOP round of the competition. Some of the Challenges involved:

· Wiring up a burgler alarm on a safe

· Designing a remote control netball shooter

· Building a contiki that will automatically wind in a fish

· Constructing a working, revolving lighthouse

Well done to all those students who represented the College. Special congratulations to our Year 7-8 team of Carlos, Harley, Hamish and Brandon who finished 4th in both their heat and semi-final to qualify for the BOP Grand Final, and to our Year 9-10 team of Bella, Jock, Darren and Liam who have just progressed through to the semi-finals also….awesome effort! Next month will be the Year 11-13’s turn to put there brain power on display.

Thankyou again CAMCO for your continued sponsorship of the teams.

Rotorua Cadet Corps

Cadet Corps is a uniformed organisation for ages 13 to 18 years which provides military-based leadership, personal development and operational training including drill, first aid, land based navigation, land-based Search and Rescue, survival skills and weapons safety training.

Parade night for the RDCU is every Tuesday during school term from 6.15 pm to 9.00 pm at the Cadet Hall at 23 Geddes Road, Rotorua. If you are interested in joining you are welcome to come along to any Parade night.

To find out more information visit or

contact the Unit Commander Major N D Breen, NZCF on 0272910102.

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Sports Round up

Its been a very busy fortnight, starting with the BOP Year 9 & 10 Rock Climbing Champs. What a great day and a wealth of experience was gained by our students.

Our 7 & 8 and 9 & 10 girls netball teams then competed in the Annual Pita Pit Tournament in Rotorua. Both played great games and displayed great sportsmanship.

Then on the coldest foggiest day in Reporoa this year the students braved the conditions for the Annual Fell Cup hosted at Reporoa College. Our 7&8 rugby and netball teams played well and both made their respective finals.

So to finish the day off Andrew took a group of students to the Breakers vs Taipans game at the Rotorua Sportsdrome.

On Friday the 7 & 8s went to the Rotorua Invitational basketball tournament in Rotorua. A great day was had by all.

This Thursday we took our senior Badminton team to the Central BOP Badminton Tournament, the students had a great day out improving by leaps and bounds.

Last night our Senior Girls and Boys Basketball teams played an interschool against Murupara. It was neat to see so many supporters and staff supporting our students at a home game,

Next week we are off to the Cluster Cross Country at Rerewhakaaitu.


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For your reference our banck account details are

Reporoa College


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Teacher Aide Position

We are on the hunt for a Teacher Aide extraordinaire!

Must be comfortable and confident working alongside our young people largely within the junior school. Hours can be up to 25 per week within regular term time until the end of 2021.

Please email applications or queries to Annabell Lane on

Accessing the Parent Portal

Access the Parent Portal

Parent Portal

To access your child’s academic and attendance record via the KAMAR Student Management System, you can either login as a parent or as a student. To login as a student – the username is the student’s family name and first initial and their password, which they will know. To login as a parent use the student’s username and your parent password. If you are unsure what your password is, please email the office:

School App

We have a school app that is available to download for Apple and Android phones and tablets. It can not be installed on computers. The app can be found by searching for 'school apps NZ' in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Once installed, search for Reporoa College to load our school information. The app is another communication stream between school and families and is a one-stop shop for a range of information:

Download the App

  • Contact details of all staff
  • Links to websites
  • Daily notices
  • A KAMAR parent portal that allows students and their parents/caregivers access to their academic record and attendance

  • A map of the school
  • School newsletters
  • A school events calendar
  • Parents/caregivers are able to log their child’s absence from school directly from the app


Thank you to our generous local farmers for allowing the school students to use their paddocks in the recent cross country. Ian Hay, Graeme Hathaway, .................

Ngā Aka Hohoro (Reporoa College Performing Kapahaka Group)

On Friday 21st May - Nga Aka Hohoro supported the local Te Kohanga Reo at Mataarae Marae, leading the Haka pōhiri as well as the supporting waiata thought the event.

They made a big impact on the day, showcasing the talent and potential from the college and introducing the Kapa to the community. They had been working hard during the lead-up to the event and it paid off with all the praises they received on the day. They did the College proud!

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Careers Information for Seniors

Thinking about Uni....?

Go To:

Key Dates

8th June Waikato University Liason here at school - Common Room

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




School–leaver scholarship applications open

1 August

Halls of residence applications open

20 August Open Day




Sports Update

Over the last two weeks students have been involved with a number of competitions. The Year 7 & 8 Mountain Biking went to the new Waipa Mountain Biking Hub.

The 9 & 10s completed in the CBOP Badminton Tournament.

Also the Year 7 - 12 Indoor Bowls squad competed in the NZ Year 1- 5 Bowls tournament. We also had all our bowlers attend the Rotorua Junior Indoor Bowls Champs where Year 9 student Madison Taylor won the event, Courtney Rawlings came 2nd in the Cup and Mareikura Davis won the plate. Students in all these events particpated with a great attitude, huge enthusiasm and are such a pleasure to take away.

This Sunday is the BOP Junior champs being held here at Reporoa College - all are welcome to come along and support.

The mixed Year 7 & 8 team had an amazing game last night and came away with a 3-2 win!!

Mr Carroll the coach was really impressed with the teamwork, attitude and sportsmanship of his team.

Please keep an eye on our student notices (via the School App and kamar App) for practise times, meetings and all sporting opportunities.

Senior Netball Team

Junior Netball Team

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EPro8 Challenge

The team headed ....Martyn

Update from the Nurses at Health Reporoa & Term 2 Services

Regarding the recent episode of skin infections some students have experienced which seems to have been spread initially amoungst a rugby team:

As soon as you see an open graze or cut or an area of skin that looks infected it is important to clean the area and apply antispetic- such as betadine or crystaderm. The sore or cut needs to be covered so as to prevent spread to other areas. If you notice a boil forming or more pustules oe lesions appearing- you may need to seek medical advice and a course of anti biotics may be required. Often if caught early and treated with antispetic and a dressing the wound will resolve. If your child is put on antibiotics and you keep open sores or resolving boils covered they will NOT be infectious after 48 hours of treatment starting.

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.

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

Drivers Licence Courses


9am-2pm. $85 per course

Dates subject to change – contact Lillian to confirm

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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)

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

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Keep in Touch

Keep in touch by downloading the Kamar App and the Reporoa College APP for either Android or IOS.Simply download the APP and type in Reporoa College.
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Upcoming Events

  • Friday 21st May Year 12s Road Safety Education Day Taupo Motor Sport Park
  • Friday 18th June Year 9-13s 'Two Nights Presentation