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Rotorua Lakes High School “Mauria te pono - Keep steadfastly to the truth”



From the Principal – P. 1-2 News & Events – P. 2-4 Department News – P. 4-7 Sport – P. 8-9 Careers & Gateway – P. 10-11 Contact Us – P. 12 Community Notices – P. 12-14 Our Sponsors – P. 15

Dear Parents/Caregivers

FROM THE PRINCIPAL ___________________________________________________________________________ WORLD YOUTH CLIMBING CHAMPS Congratulations to Luke Gardner Year 10, who has qualified to represent New Zealand at the World Youth Climbing Championships to be held later this year in Russia. Luke had amazing success at the qualifiers and was one of only two climbers to qualify for climbing and bouldering. Luke will also compete in speed climbing in Russia but can't qualify for this as there is no speed wall in New Zealand as yet. Well done and all the best Luke! _______________________________________________________________________________

2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES Congratulations to Kayaker, George Snook Year 10, who has been named in the New Zealand Team for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. George has come through the Canoe Slalom NZ Development Squad and competed at the inaugural AIMS Games canoe slalom event in 2016 and won the Year 8 boys event. George is now a member of the New Zealand U18 Canoe Slalom team and is currently in Munich where he is training ahead of the ICF Junior World Championships in Italy in July. Well done George! We wish him all the best!

___________________________________________________________________________ PPTA – PAID UNION MEETING Next week on Wednesday 23 May classes will finish at 12.30 so teachers can attend a Post Primary Teachers’ Association Union Meeting (under the provisions of section 26 of the Employment Relations Act 2000). Supervision will be provided in the Auditorium for any bus, or other students who cannot get home at this time. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

___________________________________________________________________________ CHARTER BUS on Wednesday 23 May Please note that the Charter Bus will leave the school at 12.40pm on 23 May due to the early closing of the school for the PPTA Union meeting (as above). ___________________________________________________________________________

ASSESSMENTS The following assessments have been set down to take place within the next two weeks. There may be times where, due to unforeseen circumstances, changes will need to occur. This will be done in consultation with the class(es) concerned. Level Subject 1 11 MAT

Standard 91032

2 2 2 3

91153 91246 91260 91513

Biology Geography 12 MAT classes Drama

Date Tue 22 & Thur 24 May (Mrs Richardson’s class) Thurs 24 & Fri 25 May (Mr Kairoi’s class) 21 May - 25 May 15 May (complete during class time) Tues 22 – Fri 25 May 21 – 25 May

Yours sincerely,



NEWS & EVENTS STUDENT FEE STATEMENTS Please note that the students’ fee statements were handed out to all students this week. Please check their bags for invoices. Just a reminder that student fees need to be paid for students to be eligible to attend the school ball. We would appreciate prompt payment. Thank you. _______________________________________________________________________________

GENERAL ACTIVITIY DONATION Each year the school seeks from parents a $70 donation per student, (this amount is included in the school fees account). This donation can be claimed as a charitable donation through Inland Revenue. At Rotorua Lakes High School we spend the donation on first aid supplies, school nurses, and student diaries, and to support cocurricular activities. It is unfortunate that we need to seek charitable support from parents / whanau for socalled ‘free education’ but government grants to schools do not cover a lot of extras.

Thank you very much to the parents and whanau who pay this voluntary donation. _________________________________________________________________________ 2018 SCHOOL TALENT QUEST RESULTS The talent at this school is truly outstanding and congratulations to all the students who entered. There were nine acts who reached the finals and they performed for the school last Friday 11 May, to determine who would be the 2018 winners. Congratulations to the following winning students: 1st Place Tj Waitoa, Year 12 2nd Place Genesis Smith-Huriwai, Year 10 Cyprus Christie, Year 10 Dante Lamont, Year 10 3rd Place Tangiteoraiti Malcolm, Year 12

Highly Commended

James Bandie, Year 12


TERM 2 KEY DATES 2018 BOPSS / Mid Islands Cross Country BOPSS Squash Individual Champs - Div 2 - 3 BOPSS Badminton Team Champs JNR (CBOP) Snr NCEA Tracking Reports issued PUBLIC HOLIDAY Jnr Reports issued Snr NCEA Reports issued Report Evening Report Evening END OF TERM 2 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

22 May 23 May 25 May 25 May 4 JUNE 22 June 22 June 26 June (4 – 6 pm) 27 June (3.30 – 4 pm) 6 July 2018 9 July – 20 July 2018



STUDENT FORUM NEWS The Student Forum are putting on a Pink Ribbon breakfast fundraiser at 7.30am on Thursday 24th of May in the school auditorium. Tickets are available for purchase by staff, Year 12 & Year 13 students from Student Reception and cost $35. Your ticket includes a DELICIOUS breakfast catered by the Blue Baths and a donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation. Limited to 100 tickets. Raffle tickets available on the day too, prizes donated by BeeNZ - Bring your mum, bring your sisters, bring your daughters! This is not just a mother-daughter event - males you can bring your mums, sisters, daughters and wives too!

DRESS IN PINK! If you can’t make it but would still like to make a donation then please visit our page at:


_________________________________________________________________________ MATHS HOMEWORK CENTRE Each WEDNESDAY from 3.30 – 4.15 in A11

All Welcome - Please bring a snack and a smile _________________________________________________________________________ ART DEPARTMENT Year 9 & 10 students’ art work

Agustina Gonzalez-Diaz, Year 9

Maha Asif, Year 9

Alex Vincent, Year 10

Midland MRI National Youth Art Award

An invitation is extended to students aged 15 years and above to enter this award. Midland MRI sponsors a $2,000 main prize for one young person and there are six other awards also up for grabs which range between $250 and $1,000 in value. The award is a great way to encourage participation in our wider arts community and to gain recognition for the amazing work our young people produce. For further information please contact Laree Payne, Waikato Society of Arts, phone 07 839 4481 or email


This will be starting this coming Friday at the Careers Classroom at the Wellness Centre

For more information contact Nurse Rach 3459502 or

Tena Koutou Katoa My name is Toni Waaka and I work for Te Taumata O NgÄ ti Whakaue Iho Ake Trust. I will be coordinating the OneSight Vision Clinic being held from Monday 28th May to Friday 01st Jun 2018. You may recall that in 2016 One-Sight visited Rotorua and held a free week long eye clinic. During that time hundreds of Rotorua students were tested and those who needed glasses received them for free a few weeks later. So that Students can get the most from the Clinic, here is some information 1. STUDENTS from Primary School (5 years) to High School (17 years) 2. We only have about 3 weeks to get as many Students booked so it would be awesome if you could please send the information back as soon as possible 3. ALL Students MUST HAVE the Parental Permission & Questionnaire form that has been filled in correctly and more importantly SIGNED in the section that says: Parent / Guardian Consent 4. The information on the sheet is registered on the OneSight Clinic database by 2 of their administration team and it is important Clinic run smoother when the forms are sorted and the technicians can just pick up the form and take our tamariki for their assessment 5. Once we receive the forms (via scan, email, or at our office) we will book the time(s) for classes / school(s) and send confirmation – we will endeavour to accommodate all Students, classes and schools as best as we can and would appreciate your support if we need to be flexible as and when required

6. You will need to arrange transport to and from the venue. For schools with buses, vans and cars you will be able to utilise the car park through the main hospital entrance (off Arawa Street) while you are attending the Clinic 7. The initial assessment only takes a few minutes – if a further assessment is required this may take a bit longer 8. The glasses will be sent to our Te Taumata office and will be dispersed to the Schools by our Clinic Co-ordinator. Please be aware that it can take 4 – 6 weeks after the Clinic for the glasses to be sent from Australia For all booking and enquiries, please contact me on my details listed below: Hinematioro (Toni) Waaka, Phone: +64 27 353 5460, Email: We hope you can support this amazing kaupapa and help our rangatahi, tamariki, mokopuna to be able to get the help that they need. In doing so, we assist them to progress in their education and future pathway in life. Ngā mihi maioha, Hinematioro (Toni) Waaka

_________________________________________________________________________ WINTER MENUS

SPORTS _________________________________________________________________________________________

GIRLS HOCKEY The Girls 1st Xl Hockey team won their game against TNT in Taupo on Tuesday night. Great work from all the team. Player of the day was Rebekah Edhouse. The Girls 2nd X1 Hockey team lost their game to WHHS on Tuesday night but all the team did an awesome job. Player of the day was Sacha Rogers Mott. _________________________________________________________________________________________

BOYS HOCKEY A trip over to Whakatane last night for our second game of the season against Whakatane High. The boys started strong with solid attacks into the circle of our opposition but just lacking the ability to finish in the goal!. Towards the end of the first half, after much play up and down the field, Jayden Fraser scored the first (official) goal of the season. While we hoped this would inspire more, unfortunately, the boys couldn't quite finish periods of hard play. Our defence held strong to give a win to us at the final whistle. Player of the day Josh Donald. _________________________________________________________________________________________

BOYS SOCCER Well! We had one week of fine weather before the 1st XI and I were reminded that Soccer is a winter sport. The boys were soaked to the skin before the game versus WHHS Sky team even started. Sure enough this meant they were half asleep and WHHS put 2 goals in before we began to wake up. At half time the score was 3 - 0, and the sun was trying to shine. Some short sharp words from the coach breathed some life into our boys and they returned in the 2nd half with Brad Francis (captain) scoring our first goal. WHHS retaliated with another of their own and then Robbie Meredith came from the back to score! The crowd on the sideline were as shocked as he was! So with the score 4 - 2 we started to feel confident - but it was not meant to be. WHHS were

given a penalty and although a valiant effort from goalie Sean Folley, he couldn't stop it in the 2nd phase and it went in. In the last 3 minutes WHHS scored again. Final score 6 – 2. Man of the Match went to Cullen Dittmer for his huge improvement. _________________________________________________________________________________________

DUKE OF EDINBURGH NEWS Partnership to propel youth: The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award (the Award) and SCOUTS New Zealand are proud to announce an update to their partnership, which will give young people aged between 14 and 25 the opportunity to complete two prestigious youth awards simultaneously. Under the updated Memorandum of Understanding, activities completed as part of Scouting’s award scheme may be cross-credited towards the achievement of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. If you are currently a Scout, etc., please check to see if you can cross credit your activities and services, which will help you accelerate your progress towards completion. See Mrs. Carlan-Riddell if you have any questions about this in C3. To Gold candidates looking for a residential project: The Cue Haven is a free and flexible opportunity to complete this, and allows participants to offer their skills in a range of ways, such as environmental and conservation work, art and leadership. Please follow the link to find out more about the venue and conditions. Cue Haven: A reminder that Cue Haven in Auckland offers an inexpensive option for your young people to complete their Residential Projects, and is open to participants from around New Zealand. Cue Haven offer Residential Project programmes four times a year. Check out what the Duke of Ed kids got up to on the last project run in April. Payment for the Award: The payment "gateway" is now live on the Duke of Edinburgh's website, so participants can now pay directly for any outstanding fees using that feature of the website. Once you are paid up, Mrs. Carlan-Riddell can approve your registration on the ORB, and you can log your activities and journeys.

Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award dates of Adventurous Journey opportunities being run by Gerry Purcell, our outside provider in the upcoming weeks. As usual, any groups of students that attend will need to be supported by a parent helper/supervisor in order to proceed. See Mrs. Carlan-Riddell or email for more information or permission forms. 1. Silver level training Course - Sat/Sun 26/27 May (overnight) - Welcome Bay and Ngamuwahine Valley. 2. Bronze AJ - Sat/Sun 16/17 June (overnight) - likely Lindemann Track/Wairoa Shelter. 3. Bronze AJ - Sat/Sun 23/24 June (overnight) - likely Dickey Flat to Dalys Clearing Hut, then out at Franklin Road via Kauri Loop Track. Students – if you are working towards gaining your Duke of Edinburgh Awards, the Rotorua Community Hospice can help by offering you volunteer work experience as part of your community service. Commit to volunteering for a 3-4 hour shift once a fortnight in the following areas:     

Retail Sales Assistants at Hospice Shops on Eruera St and Te Ngae Rd Floral Art and Crafts (Sewing/Knitting) Fundraising/Events/Appeals Volunteers Baking for Day Stay Patients Entertaining Day Stay Patients

Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Make new friends, expand your network and learn new skills. For more information, contact Sue Gunn, Volunteers Services Manager, Rotorua Community Hospice on emailFacebook: or phone 3436608. _________________________________________________________________________________________


Massey University Information Evening 6 – 8 pm - John Paul College Massey University Year 12-13 Te Manu Taiko Kaupapa Maori Programme NZ Defence Force School liaison visit Canterbury University Info evening, Tauranga Wintec Open Day To Ohomai Open Day (Tauranga Campus) Otago Uni Liaison visit (1.30 – 2 pm) Massey University Year 12-13 Te Manu Taiko Kaupapa Maori Programme PIHMS Career Week Canterbury Uni Open Day Massey Uni Open Day (Manuwatu) Victoria Uni Open Day Wintec Health Taster Day PIHMS Career Week


UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR YEAR 13 STUDENTS MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2019. The comprehensive list includes scholarships offered by every university as well as those specifically available to local students. A list of privately-funded, Maori, Pacific and International university scholarships completes the list. Applications close throughout the year, with tens of millions of dollars available. MoneyHub has also published a list of tips for scholarship success. For more details and to find suitable scholarships, visit the MoneyHub _________________________________________________________________________________________

Massey University information evening at John Paul College – Tuesday 22nd May - 6.00–8.00pm – for students and families interested in Massey University –

Food and drink provided – please ask students to register on this link:


The following UNIVERSITIES will be in to talk to interested students this term during lunchtime on these dates:

22 May 30 May 27 June

1.30 pm – 2.15 pm Victoria Uni Maori Student Liaison Visit 1.30 pm – 2.15 pm Ara Institute of Canterbury Liaison Visit 1.30 pm – 2.15 pm Otago Uni Liaison Visit

Contact the Careers Department for further info: Barbara Walker 3456124 x 235 _______________________________________________________________________________________

REQUEST FROM Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd are anxiously looking for host families for students of different Nationalities arriving in New Zealand on Thursday 19th July. They will have an orientation in Auckland before going to their host families on Saturday 21st. They are coming for five and ten months. Hosting is voluntary There is no payment for the meals or lodging of a student. They slot in as family members. The student and their natural parents pay for all their schooling and anything pertaining to school. We endeavor to enroll them in the school the host family would suggest. Their natural parents provide them with pocket money per month and if you go anywhere like the movies etc. they are expected to pay their own way. The student is covered with medical insurance. If you would like to host, please contact Sandra Harders, Host Family Placement Manager, who is happy to answer any questions. Their website is very informative :- _______________________________________________________________________________________


Phone: Email: Website: Mail:

07-345 6124 Porikapa Rd, PO Box 7002 Te Ngae, Rotorua 3042


TUTORING AVAILABLE Maths, Sciences, English, Economics Available most weekends and public holidays

PADDY BAYLIS was RLHS Dux in 2017 and endorsed Level 1, 2 & 3 with Excellence Price by negotiation Contact: Years: 9, 10, 11, 12

Rotorua Lakes High School Europe Trip Katherine Beijeman 07 3456124


Thank you to all our Sponsors