Newsletter Week 3 Term Two
Reporoa College 20th May 2021
Reporoa College held it’s teacher only day this week where we discussed the coming changes to NCEA ( National Certificate of Educational Achievement). There are quite significant changes to how our students will be assessed to gain literacy and numeracy. It was a valuable time as there is a lot of information to digest.
The annual cross country was held last week and it was great to see so many students participating. Results will be published in this newsletter and the overall Waka winner will be announced at the next assembly.
In property news, the hall is going through a major facelift with the stage having been sanded and restained, new curtains are to be installed soon, autex installed on the walls and a few other improvements. The tech block is almost 99.9% completed, we are just waiting for a few tidy ups to be done then we will be open for business.
Last week we hosted Karen Tui Boyes, she is a world renowned speaker in study techniques for senior students. Our students in years 11 to 13 had the opportunity to attend her workshops that covered different aspects of study. The opportunity for parents to meet with her in the evening was taken up by a small number of parents. They gain some excellent tips on how to get the most out of their students.
FORCE (Friends Of Reporoa College Education) have set the date for a school fundraiser event. It will be casino night held on the 10th of July. The theme is Casino Royale. So save the date, plan your outfit and we will see you there. Look out for more information coming out shortly.
Have a great weekend and good luck to all those who are involved with weekend sports.
From the Board Chairperson
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cross Country 2021
Cross Country Winners 2021
1st Carter O’Reilly NAP 2nd Kade Hathaway P 3rd Richard Wotherspoon NAP
1st Grace Martelli NAP 2nd Katie Brbich Pyrah OK 3rd Leah Edmonds OK
1st Hunter Robertson P 2nd Michael Stephens OK 3rd Doug Monk P
1stJasmine Janson P 2nd Kathryn Copsey OK 3rd Teagan Guyton NAP
1st Marcus Brennan OK 2nd Jock Guyton NAP 3rd Daren Jensen NAP
1st Taleah Janson P 2nd Silvana Ferreira P 3rd Baylie Edwards NAP
1st Ross Bell OK 2nd Keenan Ransfield P 3rd Phoenix Moke OK
1st Kate Wynyard P 2nd Abbey Hewlett P 3rd Te Kaari Reedy NAP
Careers Information for Seniors
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: https://www.studylink.govt.nz/starting-study/
MASSEY UNIVERSITY-Virtual Events
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
THU 20 MAY UNDERGRADUATE VIRTUAL INFORMATION EVENING
FRI 30 & SAT 31 JULY VIRTUAL OPEN DAYS
WED 4 AUGUST MANAWATÜ TASTER DAY
FRI 20 AUGUST WELLINGTON TASTER DAY
SAT 21 AUGUST AUCKLAND TASTER DAY
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
Level 1 Mountain Biking
The Level one Outdoor Education students completed their assesment at Craters of the Moon on Wednesday. Great skills and tricky techniques were on display from these adventure seekers.
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
Keep in Touch
- Friday 21st May Year 12s Road Safety Education Day Taupo Motor Sport Park
- Friday 18th June Year 9-13s 'Two Nights Presentation