Newsletter Week 1 Term 4

Reporoa College 22nd October 2021


Welcome back to Term 4

This term I start the newsletter with some wonderful news. Firstly, a major thank you to the Peter, Joan and Kay Dean Reporoa Education Trust for the generous scholarships awarded for ‘Outward Bound’ and ‘Spirit of New Zealand’. This year we have been able to provide 4 students with the opportunity of a lifetime. The great news is that 4 more students will have the opportunity to have the same experiences in 2022.

We have also received $15,000.00 from the Te Manawa Trust supporting our students in sport, this will provide funding for equipment, coaching and transport for our sports teams in 2022. Thank you to Andrew for your time in gaining this funding.

This week in a meeting with ERO and the MoE it was revealed that Reporoa College has the best retention rate for Maori students in the North Island. This is a significant fact as we believe that the individual care and whanau atmosphere the college provides contributes to this awesome statistic.

In staff news, Jane Goss has returned and has picked up where she left off, she has promised to ease into school life and we are so pleased to have her back. Stephanie Takarangi also will be returning to Reporoa College in 2022, staff and students are all looking forward to her return.

The school pool is heating up and will be ready to go in a week or two. Due to the great weather in one day the temperature increased by 3 degrees. ( who said solar heating wont work in Reporoa …?)

Information regarding community pool keys will be out soon.

In terms of school events and the impact of Covid 19 there will be some slight changes to the end of the year events. We have had to cancel the children's conference on the 17th November. The ‘Sports and Performing Arts Awards’ will now be incorporated into the Senior and Junior prize givings, which will be in different forms at Alert Level 2. More information will follow on this once guidance from the MoE becomes clearer.

Make sure your students doing NCEA take advantage of the after school tutorials generously organised by our awesome staff. This is to enable the students to get help finishing off internals and preparation for the up coming examinations.

A reminder that the second vaccine drive through is here at the college on Saturday the 6th of November.

Nga Mihi

Brendan Carroll


All students are entitled to attend school and have access to all that Reporoa College offers irrespective of their vaccination status.

The Government has required every Kura in Aoteoroa to create a student vaccination register. This register will conform to the principles set out under the Privacy Act. The school will be asking parents and caregivers the status of their children. More information on this will be outlined in the next newsletter

2021 Ball

Held on the first Saturday at the Taupo Yacht Club. The theme was 007 and the students were all dressed to impress. Thank you to Mrs Mulingani and Mrs Gallacher for all your hard work yet again.

A great night was had by all.

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Spirit of Adventure 2021

On Monday 27th September Georgia Bullock was lucky enough to receive the opportunity to embark from Tauranga Port on board the Spirit of New Zealand. Twenty six students from around NZ were on board for the September Youth Development Voyage. The voyage experienced Mercury Island, Catherdal Cove among other Coromandel beaches. Georgia got to swim with the Dolphins, whale watch, steer the vessel, be selected as Watch Assistant on Trainee Day and make life long friends. The Experience was priceless and would recommend to others to make a point of taking this amazing oppurtunity. Thank You to the Peter, Joan and Kay Dean Reporoa Education Trust
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Outward Bound 2021

On the 8th of October Year 13 students Reid O'Brien and Te Kaari Reedy had the amazing opportunity to attend the 10 day 'Mind, Body and Soul' compact course at Outward Bound Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds. "Over the course of 10 days we pushed challenged and found ourselves on a deeper level. Outward Bound helped us find our true potential through outdoor challenge and adventure. We made lifelong friends and memories that are irreplaceable. During our time we participated in fun actvities which included sailing, rowing, tramping, kayaking, overnighters, rock climbing, community service, waka ama and team bonding and personal challenges.

We learnt to appreciate our environment and ourselves and 'Ma te wa' Live in the moment.

We would like to say a huge Thank you to the Peter, Joan and Kay Dean Reporoa Education Trust for giving us this opportunity."

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Predator Control Course

Year 13 student Ross Bell attended this short course at the end of term three at the Waiotapu camp. The predator control course teaches the techniques to track, monitor and control vertebrate predators. Ross thoroughly enjoyed this course which compliments the work he does with DOC
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