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Community Notice: Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway Information Days

posted by OC Web

Māoriland Film Hub, 68 Ōtaki Main Street
(opposite The Arcade)
Saturday 28 October, 10am–2pm
Te Horo Community Hall
Sunday 29 October, 10am–2pm

Community Notice: Volunteering at the Library

posted by OC Web

Are you aged 14-18? Do you have a couple of hours or so to spare each week in January? We are offering teens the opportunity to gain some work experience while working as a volunteer and helping with our children’s Summer Reading Programme at Kāpiti District Libraries. Check it out at www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/volunteens or contact Carolyn Knight on 0800 486 486 

Important Dates for your Calendar

posted 26 Sep 2017, 21:16 by OC Web   [ updated 26 Sep 2017, 21:16 ]

 Friday 29th September   Last day of Term 3, early finish at 1.35pm.  Buses move forward to accommodate change.

 Thursday 26th October   Sports Prizegiving, 7.00pm in College Hall

 Thursday 2nd November   Senior Prizegiving, 7.00pm in College Hall

 Friday 3rd November   Sign Out day and last day for seniors sitting external examinations.  Individual letters will be sent out to whānau of students to whom we would like to give extra in-class support for their NCEA studies during the examination study period.

 Wednesday 15th November   Te Kāhui Mātua Meeting – Presentation to whānau of Year 10 students re Pūhoro Science Programme for selected Year 11 Māori students in 2018.  Further details will be emailed out closer to date.

 Date to be confirmed   Interest is being gauged for a formal Year 13 Leavers’ Dinner for parents/caregivers and students.  The suggestion is that this will be held at College on an evening between 1st and 7th December.  The cost of catering is likely to be around $25.00 per head.  If you have a child in Year 13 and would like to attend this event, please email Janice Brown on jbn@otakicollege.school.nz by 29th September.  This event will only go ahead if we have sufficient interest.

 Friday 8th December   Junior Prizegiving, 10.30am – 12.30pm in the College Hall.  College will finish at 12.30pm.  This is a change from the previously advertised date and time of prizegiving.

September Newsletter Out Now

posted 13 Sep 2017, 15:03 by OC Web   [ updated 13 Sep 2017, 15:03 ]

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OC Pool Solar Heating Retrofit Video (RE-POSTED WITH CORRECT LINK)

posted 17 Aug 2017, 14:25 by OC Web   [ updated 5 Sep 2017, 17:01 ]

The work on retrofitting our Pool with Solar Heating panels has been completed. See this video on YouTube

ŌC Win St Bernards Football Exchange

posted 8 Aug 2017, 21:21 by OC Web   [ updated 8 Aug 2017, 21:21 ]

This annual exchange has been running since 2005.  ŌC won the trophy on Wednesday for the first time in many years, beating St Bernards 4-3.  It is always a pleasure to host St Bernards at an occasion both teams look forward to.  Congratulations to all players.

August Newsletter Out Now

posted 8 Aug 2017, 17:38 by OC Web   [ updated 8 Aug 2017, 17:40 ]

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OC DRAMA PRODUCTION ***Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June***

posted 19 Jun 2017, 16:32 by OC Web   [ updated 19 Jun 2017, 16:47 ]

Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June 6:30-8:30pm Ōtaki College Hall (Koha entry)

A very short history of the world - 5 students undertake a history project at school only to be taken on a "live experience" tour guide by a talking axolotl. In a turbulent ride as they travel back (and forward) in time, can they escape the grips of a tyrant pirate and other strangers? Belt up! You're in for a ride (NCEA Level 2 Drama Students)

Fight or flight - A bus breaks down on the way to Auckland. 8 strangers on board enter a deserted home nearby and so begins the questions. Who can be trusted? (NCEA Level 3 Drama Students)

June Newsletter

posted 6 Jun 2017, 21:35 by OC Web   [ updated 6 Jun 2017, 21:47 ]

June Newsletter out now.  Click here to open (once in browser).

Lux Festival

posted 16 May 2017, 17:02 by OC Web   [ updated 16 May 2017, 20:42 ]

At the beginning of Term One Ōtaki College was approached by the Lux Festival of Lights organisers to have one of our classes involved in making a sculpture. Only ten schools were asked in the Wellington area.  In the words of the organisers "in this project, technology and art merge, ushering the kids into the future".

During Term One, Jess Weichler, a media arts educator from “Media Box” came up from Wellington each week to work with the students. Under the guidance of their teacher, Mrs Deborah Hadlum, students then followed up on what had been started in class.
The skills involved included coding electrical circuits to get light colours, construction and using recycled materials.
Students used the theme of family for the artwork. They created an entrance to a home, made from wire netting and decorated with recycled plastic, bottles, and symbols that represented themselves, family and their culture. At the base of the entrance is a welcome mat. This has a frame made from recycled material to represent grass and in the middle is a flax mat. Words in Māori and English are written on bottle tops and express family and values that are important.

The College would like to thank the staff from the Council for setting up the installation in the Ōtaki Memorial Hall foyer and for organising an excellent opening evening on Thursday 11th May.  We also thank Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki for their support.  Click here to see photos of the project in its development phase.  Click here to read the article on stuff by Adam Poulopoulis which provides further detail on the background and construction of the installation. 

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