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1 Kia ora Koutou, The end of term is nigh and in that old adage “tag you’re it”!! On a serious note, it has been a very positive term at Lakes High and one which has seen numerous student successes and opportunities. Our Sports Prizegiving on Thursday night was a fantastic way to finish the term and a great celebration of many of those successes. Thanks to all for participating. I look forward to sport continuing to grow and develop in our school. As I said in the last newsletter I am pleased that our senior students understand that the next 2 weeks gives them a great opportunity to spend time preparing for the exams in term 4.

They also need a chance to re-charge their batteries and reflect on what still needs to be done.

On a personal note, I would like to thank our students, staff, parents and community for making my first term at Lakes High such an enjoyable experience. Each day has shown me that I made the right decision to move with my whanau to Rotorua. May I take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you an enjoyable break. For those travelling, keep safe. I look forward to seeing everyone back safe, well, energetic and focused at the start of term 4. Nga mihi Jon Ward Principal / Tumuaki CHALKBOARD NEWSLETTER ISSUE No. 28 – 27 September 2019 Rotorua Lakes High School “Mauria te pono - Keep steadfastly to the truth” From the Principal – P.

1 - 6 News – P. 6 - 7 Sport - 8 Careers / Gateway P. 8 Notice Board – P. 9 Contact Us – P. 9 Our Sponsors – P. 10

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2 _ _ SPORTS PRIZEGIVING - A GREAT NIGHT Our annual Sports Prizegiving was held on Thursday 26 September in the D C Price Auditorium and it was an excellent occasion to celebrate our talented, successful and dedicated sporting students in their chosen sports. We were also able to thank and congratulate our wonderful coaches and managers for their commitment and unfailing support which has ensured an extremely successful sporting year. Our guest speaker was ERENA MIKAERE, an ex-student, who spoke of her passion and involvement in sport. Erana spoke of the awesome support she got from her family and her time at Lakes High School.

She sent her heartfelt gratitude to the teachers for their support and mentoring.

We thank Erena, for what was, an inspiring speech. A special thank you to the following people: Ms Lisa McFarlane, our Sports Co-ordinator for her brilliant organisation of this event with Whaea Pani Mc Lean, and to the support staff, Debbie McLeod, Jayne Humphries, Liandra Allen, & Paula Short who assisted her with administration and help at the event. Our wonderful groundsmen Maurice Pomare, Butch Tarei and Stacey Pomare, for their awesome help setting up and also for the following day in ensuring everything was put safely away. Our M.C. – Kat Goodrick, the 4 Head prefects; Taylan Onan, Ila Ford-Robertson, Estille Bilbe and Freddy-Ray Collier did a great job for the evening.

Our Year 12 student, Puaawai Bennett who provided the entertainment throughout the evening and our Head of Music, Marcy Stunell for her excellent support.

Mary Webster and her staff: Helen Gainsford and Marie Van Leeuwen and Annie Scott, and the Senior Food Technology students who prepared and organised the Auditorium for the event and did a fantastic job – thank you. The meal served was outstanding and this event gives the students an excellent opportunity to practice. _ _ HONOURS AWARDS New Zealand Representative Ruby Ryan 13 NZ Cross Country Mountainbiking Team New Zealand Representative George Snook 11 NZ U18 Whitewater Kayaking Team New Zealand Representative Hannah Sparks 11 NZ Artistic Roller Skating Team New Zealand Representative Michel Uhl 12 NZ Canoe Slalom Development Team New Zealand Representative Pipi Uhl 10 NZ Canoe Slalom Development Team NZ Title Holly Gardner 12 NZSSC Sport Climbing Senior Girl Champion NZ Title Luke Gardner 11 NZSSC Sport Climbing Senior Boy Champion NZ Title Kyra Mita 13 NZ J19 - V1 Long Distance Champion NZ Title Kyra Mita 13 NZ J19 - W6 Long Distance Champion NZ Title River Mutton 13 NZSSC Whitewater Kayaking K1 and Extreme Slalom Champion NZ Title George Snook 11 NZSS Whitewater Kayaking K1 Champion NZ Title Michel Uhl 12 NZ Whitewater Extreme Kayaking Champion NZ Title Pipi Uhl 10 NZ Whitewater Canoe Slalom U16 Champion World Title Kyra Mita 13 World Waka Ama Womans Long Distance W6 J19 Champion.

And Bronze Medalist in the V1 J19 Womans Sports Person Luke Gardner 11 Senior Boy Sports Person Kyra Mita 13 Senior Girl Sports Person Samuel Trass 9 Junior Boy Sports Person Pipi Uhl 10 Junior Girl Sports Warm Award Ila Ford-Robertson 13

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3 Student Coaches Tegan Fookes 13 Hockey At Mokoia Intermediate Student Coaches Ila Ford-Robertson 13 Netball and Waterpolo Student Coaches Sacha Rogers-Mott 13 Hockey At Mokoia Intermediate Student Coaches Jamie Trass 12 Waterpolo Lynmore School Student Coaches Merania Insley Netball At Lakes _ _ CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS Sport First Last Year Award Athletics Tegan Fookes 13 Senior Girls Champion Athletics Matiu Hepi-Ritete 10 Intermediate Boys Champion - The Rotorua Printers Trophy Athletics Yohan Hepi-Ritete 9 Junior Boys Champion Athletics Milla Phipps 9 Junior Girls Champion Athletics Hunter Thompson 12 Senior Boys Champion Athletics Awhina Yorke 11 Intermediate Girls Champion Badminton Nae Iida 11 Junior Girls Champion Badminton Keeli Murphy 13 Senior Girls Champion Badminton Kenneth Yang 10 Junior Boys Champion Mountain Biking Harry Lei 9 Enduro - Junior Male Mountain Biking Milla Phipps 9 Junior XC Female Mountain Biking Ruby Ryan 13 Senior XC Female Mountain Biking Dylan Walton 12 Enduro - Senior Male Skiing Squash Monique Hingston 11 Senior Girls Champion Squash Ella Hollows 9 Junior Girls Champion Squash Jared Nish 11 Senior Boys Champion Squash Wyatt Todd 9 Junior Boys Champion Swimming Skye Cox 12 Senior Girls Champion Swimming Tanner Lawson 13 Senior Boys Champion Swimming Rebecca Lyall 11 Intermediate Girls Champion Swimming Jamie Trass 12 Intermediate Boys Champion Swimming Samuel Trass 9 Junior Boys Champion Swimming Stella Weston 9 Junior Girls Champion Table Tennis Harry Miller 11 Senior Boys Champion Table Tennis Jade Waraki 13 Senior Girls Champion _ _ SPORTS AWARDS First Last Year Sport Award Ben Balle 12 Boys Basketball Most Improved Player Deacon Brons 10 Boys Basketball Top Junior Boy Daniel Burrows 13 Boys Basketball Top Senior Boy Eden Brons 11 Girls Basketball Senior Player of the Year Kahurangi Dewes-Green 10 Girls Basketball Senior Most Improved Player

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4 Jasmine Emile-Chhura 10 Girls Basketball Junior Player of the Year Chylara Paterson 10 Girls Basketball Most Valuable Player Jessica Moore 10 Equestrian Equestrian Award Tabitha Taylor 10 Equestrian Sportsmanship Award Campbell Forrest 11 Boys 1st XI Hockey Player of the NZSCC Tournament Liam Gatenby 11 Boys 1st XI Hockey Senior Most Valuable Player Zack Kelly 11 Boys 1st XI Hockey Most Improved Player Joel Roper 11 Boys 1st XI Hockey Senior Most Valuable Player Tama Te Whau 9 Boys 1st XI Hockey Junior Most Valuable Player Kyle Wilson 13 Boys 1st XI Hockey Senior Player of the Year Melissa Bentley 10 Girls 1st XI Hockey 1st XI Most Improved Player Stella Pinckney 13 Girls 1st XI Hockey 1st XI Most Valuable Player Winne van Rensburg 13 Girls 1st XI Hockey 1st XI Player of the Year Danielle Vooght 12 Girls 1st XI Hockey 1st XI Player of the Year Shyan Boyd 11 Girls 1st XI Hockey 2nd XI Player of the Year Isidora Gonzalez Diaz 11 Girls 1st XI Hockey 2nd XI Most Valuable Player of the Year Laura Walton 10 Girls 1st XI Hockey 2nd XI Most Improved Player Keanen Dyson 9 Mixed Hockey Most Improved Player Matthew Gray 9 Mixed Hockey Most Valuable Player Ethan Hoggard 9 Mixed Hockey Player of the Year Ewan McLeod 9 Mountainbiking Most Improved Rider Hinewai Bennett 10 Netball Junior Gold - Player of the Year Puaawai Bennett 12 Netball Senior A - Player of the Year Puaawai Bennett 12 Netball Special Award - Most Valuable Senior Player Tia Christie 9 Netball Junior Blue - Player of the Year Kahurangi Dewes-Green 10 Netball Junior Gold - Player of the Year Lily Gordon 11 Netball Senior A - Most Improved Player Anahera Harrod 12 Netball Senior Blue - Most Improved Player Phoenix Hoete 11 Netball Senior Gold - Most Improved Player Meraania Insley 11 Netball Special Award - Contribution to Netball for Coaching Te Rina King 10 Netball Junior A - Player of the Year MadysonManaia Martin 9 Netball Special Award - Most Valuable Junior Player Lily McKenzie 9 Netball Junior Gold - Most Improved Player Zoe Pitman 11 Netball Senior Gold - Player of the Year Patience-Unique Reihana 9 Netball Junior A - Most Improved Player Nina Schwitzer 9 Netball Junior Blue - Player of the Year Haylee Steele 13 Netball Senior Blue - Player of the Year Bailee Swinyard 9 Netball Junior Blue - Most Improved Player Estelle Bilbe 13 Rowing Commitment to Rowing Tegan Fookes 13 Rowing Rower of the Year Casey Sargison 12 Rowing Most Improved Rower Awhina Yorke 11 Rugby Girls Most Outstanding Player Jack Eggleston 11 Skiing Top Skier Oliver Baker 12 Boys Soccer Golden Boot Sam Cheesman 10 Boys Soccer Junior Most Improved Jack Eggleston 11 Boys Soccer Senior Most Improved Player Herewini Insley 9 Boys Soccer Junior Most Valuable Player Jamie Trass 12 Boys Soccer Players Choice Award

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5 Jamie Trass 12 Boys Soccer Senior Most Valuable Player Maegan Fraser 10 Girls Soccer 2nd XI Player of the Year Mia Hatu 12 Girls Soccer 1st XI Most Valuable Player Tessa McCarthy 12 Girls Soccer 1st XI Player of the Year Sasha Temara 9 Girls Soccer 2nd XI Most Improved Player Miyume Ueno 9 Girls Soccer 2nd XI Most Valuable Player Danielle Vooght 12 Girls Soccer 1st XI Most Improved Player Kobe Christie 9 Squash Most Improved Player Steven Doherty 12 Waka Ama Top Male Paddler Matiu Hepi-Ritete 10 Waka Ama Male Most Improved Paddler Cody Managh 10 Waka Ama Male Leadership Award Kyra Mita 13 Waka Ama Paddler of the Year Kyra Mita 13 Waka Ama Top Female Paddler Hannah Tansey 10 Waka Ama Junior Girl Top Paddler Pipi Uhl 10 Waka Ama Female Leadership Award Pipi Uhl 10 Waka Ama Female Most Improved Paddler Ila FordRobertson 13 Waterpolo Player of the Year Rupert Lewis 9 Waterpolo Junior Team - Most Improved Player Kirsty Lyall 12 Waterpolo Social Team - Sportsmanship MadysonManaia Martin 9 Waterpolo Junior Team - Sportsmanship Robbie Meredith 12 Waterpolo Senior Team - Most Valuable Player Stella Pinckney 13 Waterpolo Social Team - Most Valuable Player Kael Pyke 11 Waterpolo Senior Team - Most Improved Player Jamie Trass 12 Waterpolo Senior Team - Sportsmanship Award Samuel Trass 9 Waterpolo Junior Team - Most Valuable Player Maya Weir 13 Waterpolo Social Team - Most Improved Player River Mutton 13 Whitewater Kayaking Kayaker of the Year Pipi Uhl 10 Whitewater Kayaking Most Improved Kayaker _ _ RANGATAHI BUSINESS CHALLENGE Rangatahi Business Challenge was a fun and interactive 3-day introduction to business and enterprise for students sponsored by Young Enterprise and Te Puni Kōkiri.

The challenge aimed to encourage rangatahi to learn about business and enterprise, develop work-ready skills, and connect with local Māori entrepreneurs who are sharing their talents, passion and skills across Aotearoa. Thirteen of our students participated in this event last week. The students were able to learn an unfamiliar kaupapa in a context that was relevant to them and they were able to enjoy and achieve education success as Māori. The outcome was simply ‘Magic’. Nei rā te mihi ki a tātou katoa.

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6 _ _ NORTH ISLAND SECONDARY SCHOOL SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS by Maya Weir Arriving up at the lodge on Sunday the outlook for this North Island Secondary School ski champs didn't look good. The conditions on Sunday (practice day) were horrible with gale force winds and Monday, competition day, wasn't much better. By lunchtime on Monday the call was made to cancel the slalom events. By Wednesday, the conditions were perfect and everything was go! After an initial slow start getting the new gondola going the races were on. Everyone from the team had a clean run in the Giant Slalom event, with the A Team placed 40th out of approximately 110 teams, not our best result, but still okay considering that for some competitors, race day was their first venture onto snow this season! The rest of the ‘bluebird’ day Whakapapa put on was spent enjoying some free skiing with the final run together, off-piste out west.

All smiles at the end. The Rotorua Ski Lodge, with its outstanding views up towards the mountain and out over Tongariro National Park, and ski in/ski out accessibility is always a fun few days reprieve from the school grind. Team: Maya Weir, Alice Waldin, Jack Eggleston, Samuel Trass, Logan Morley, Emma Phibbs, Ewan Mcleod, Josh Waldin and Kayden Wood _ _ FROM THE BOT The following policies are currently up for review. If you would like to view any of these policies, we invite you to come into the school where they are available at the Principal’s PA office. Alternatively, if you would like a copy emailed, please send an email to Global Reporting Crisis Management Police Vetting & Safety Checking _ _ NZQA Students should be logging into their area on the nzqa site ( regularly ( and this break time would be a good time!) to check their entries for externals, current results and how they link to Pathways and also they can see their personalised exam timetable.

All they need is their NSN (this is on all the tracking reports and can be accessed through the KAMAR and Schoolpoint portals).

We strongly encourage students to do this often! NEWS

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7 _ _ 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. _ _ FIRST AID KITS A big thank you for all your support for the First Aid kit fundraiser. The kits will be here early next term. _ _ FROM THE HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTRE Just a reminder that over the holidays youth are seen free by the Piripoho Nurse based at Te Ngae Medical and at Rotovegas Health.

You do not need to be enrolled at either.

JUNIOR WATERPOLO TRAINING Junior waterpolo training starts Thursdays 6.30 - 7.30 No training last week of term due to Sports Prizegiving No training in the holidays Games are Friday nights TERM 4 _ _ VISUAL ARTS PORTFOLIO DUE DATE This project is an external assessment worth 12 credits (year 11 and 12) and 14 credits (year 13). As this is an external assessment, failure to submit finished folios on time will result in a Not Achieved grade. Due date is: 1st November 2019 Level Subject Standard Date 2 Physics 91169 Due Fri 18th October 2019 (first week of Term 4) 3 Physics 91522 Due Fri 18th October 2019 (first week of Term 4) 1 Drama 90999 21 Oct – 28 Oct 2 Drama 91220 21 Oct – 28 Oct 3 Drama 91519 21 Oct – 28 Oct BRIEF OUTLOOK – TERM 4 2019 14 October 2019 FIRST DAY TERM 4 28 October 2019 PUBLIC HOLIDAY – LABOUR DAY 5 November 2019 SENIOR PRIZE GIVING 8 Nov– 1 Dec 2019 SENIOR EXAMS 14 – 15 November JUNIOR EXAMS 29 November 2019 REPORTS PRINTED 2 – 4 December 2019 ELECTIVES 5 December 2019 LEAVERS DINNER 6 December 2019 JUNIOR PRIZEGIVING 6 December 2019 REPORTS ISSUED 6 DECEMBER 2019 LAST DAY OF TERM

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8 _ _ A GREAT YEAR FOR HARRY DURBIN Our Year 11 student, Harry Durbin, has had a great year so far. Harry played and captained the Western Heights High School U15 rugby team in the BOP U15 premier competition. They made it to semi-finals, where they lost to eventual winners Boys High. He was selected as the WHHS U15 player of the year. In rugby league he played for BOP in a quadrangular series against Waikato, Taranaki and Manawatu. He was selected in the tournament team from that competition. He has now been selected for the WaiCoaBay (combined Waikato, Coastline and BOP) team that will play in the Nationals U15 in the second week of the school holidays.

Well done Harry! Please see the link below for student scholarship for study horticulture. _ _ The following UNIVERSITY will be in to talk to interested students term 4 during lunchtime on Tuesday 1 October 2019 – Victoria Uni Online Enrolment Opens Contact the Careers Department for further info: Barbara Walker 3456124 x 235 CAREERS & GATEWAY SPORTING SUCCESS

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9 Phone: 07-345 6124 Email: Web: CONTACT US we are here to help NOTICE BOARD Spring into Summer with Swim Rotorua Swimming Club Come along and get fit whether for waterpolo, waka ama, triathlons or Athletics. I am Greg, the new coach of the Metro Squad at Swim Rotorua. I have recently moved here from South Africa where I have national colours for competing at the World Student Games for swimming. I am making the sessions in the Metro Squad as interesting, diverse and multi-purpose as possible. We have swimmers, water polo players and some students just swimming for fun.

Bring a friend and try swimming. Sessions available most days. Email or phone: 022 332 6922.

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10 Thank you to all our Sponsors

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