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Motat – Honour Roll Term 4


Thanks to all those who helped out with the MOTAT trip, we all had a great day and enjoyed playing with electricity. Nika worked out her hair makes a good substitute for a record player needle. We were blessed by having the use of the community van which carries 10 students and two adults. Thanks for organising that Pastor Paul.

Cross Country 2nd Nov 2017

We had a great day last Thursday, with excellent weather for cross country and chess and checkers, joined with Living Way School and the Home-School Students. The Senior Students also had a go on our new Burma Trail, and had lots of fun! Thank you to all the teachers, PTA and helpers, also Living Way and the Home-School Students for such a great day!



Calf Club & Pet Day 2017

Otamatea Christian School Students, Home-School Students, family and friends all arrived to our Annual Pet & Flower Show to excellent weather and a great successful day. Certificates and prizes were given out, and we had a few students also go to the inter-schools show at Kaiwaka. Thank you to the teachers, PTA and all the helpers for organizing such a great day!



Convention 2017

Twelve students between the ages of 11 and 15 years old attended convention last month with
Principal, Mark Bell in charge.
Preparing for Convention is a year long activity. The students choose from over 140 events to compete
in, most students choose between 15 events to enter and 20 which is the maximum that can be entered,
they then complete work on their entries throughout the school year. Events that can be entered come
under the banners of Academics, Sports and Athletics, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Manual Arts, Music,
Scripture, and Platform.
The students were successful in a wide range of disciplines and this year took home 6 out of the 12
trophies. The trophies they were awarded were for Academics, Vocals, Sport, Athletics, Manual Arts,
Visual Arts. Tegan Leaf was awarded two trophies, she tied with Chloe Leaf in Athletics and was also
awarded the Manual Arts Trophy. Chloe also received another trophy for Academics. Otamatea Christian School students took home the Vocal Trophy, the Visual Arts Trophy, and the Sports Trophy went to Harmony Nathan. The students brought home between them 109 ribbons that placed them from 1st to 3rd. The majority of the ribbons were 1st and 2nd places.
Every year Lynette Bell their teacher puts in many hours to ensure that the students take quality work to
the competition and that all paper work and reports are filled in and written. ‘It is great to see students
try new areas of learning each year or build upon the skills they have developed in the previous year.
This event is an important part of the A.C.E curriculum and the afternoon program.
A special thanks goes out from the students and the staff at Otamatea Christian School to Maura Flower
for training some of our students in vocals and our volunteer helpers Julia Leaf, Paul Chambers and Tala
Hampshire for checking final entry forms and sorting Music Scores, Wes Cullen, for assisting students
with their woodwork, and finally Kayley and Michael Polwart for spending hours sorting out music
scores. Without helpers this is a mammoth task for one teacher, your support is immensely valued.

Native Bush Project

The school will be starting a new native bush project. This will involve:

  • Making an inventory of what’s there
  • Collecting, planting, and growing seeds – re-vegetation
  • Learning about weed and pest control, setting traps
  • Creating a native bush reserve
  • Learning and exploring our native bush

We have also been given funding from the Northland Regional Council for fencing. We hope to start this project in the warmer months.

Chloe Leaf, Savannah Rout & Teagan Leaf

John Hampshire, Jesse Richards, Luke Rout, Braden Leaf, Asher Richards.

Native Bush Project


New Computers

The school has recently received donations of funds, which are helping the school by providing new computers. We now have enough computers for one per senior student including three brand new computers and several laptops. A big thank you to all those who donated, both funds and time.