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

Last term the Board of Trustees had several meetings with Reporoa College’s Ministry of Education Advisor to gain a better understanding of our student data and set some targets for Reporoa College for the coming year. This involved an intensive look at our current student achievement data, an inward look into what makes up our student and staff community, and a full discussion on where the Board would like to see Reporoa College progress. This was a good grounding for the Board and provided a snapshot on where student achievement is at, and assisted the Board to set targets on where we would like to see achievement progress. This will provide guidance to Management and Staff of Reporoa College as they plan curriculum and education plans into the future.

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

Cross Country 2021

This was held last week just as the torrential rain stopped. The students had a muddy and slippery track but all made it back safe and sound.

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

Key Dates

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







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

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Junior Netball Team

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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

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