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MOKO Foundation Award

Kaitaia’s Dr Lance O’Sullivan and his wife Tracy created the MOKO Foundation to support high needs families and communities. General Manager of the MOKO Foundation is former Okaihau College student and Head Girl Deidre Otene.

Deidre came to Okaihau College this week to present Year 13 student, Nancy Lemon, with a brand new HP lap-top as well as a copy of Dr Lance O’Sullivan’s book “The Good Doctor”. To apply for this support, Nancy had to complete an application form, provide a reference and a covering letter outlining how she thought she would benefit from the award. Guidance Counsellor, Mrs Jenny Griffin, supported Nancy in her application and provided a glowing reference.

Nancy would like to acknowledge the support of Deidre for supporting her application as the benefit of having her own lap-top to help with her studies are significant. Next year, Nancy is planning to attend the Queenstown Resort College, Tai Tokerau Campus in Paihia to undertake studies in Tourism and Business Tourism.


University of Waikato Northland Future Leaders’ Scholarship for 2017

Congratulations to Year 13 student and Deputy Head Girl, Destine-Jayne Wikaira. Destinee has been awarded the University of Waikato Northland Future Leaders’ Scholarship which is valued at $5000. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of leadership, community involvement, contribution to cultural and sporting activities and other personal attributes including character, academic ability and a commitment to succeed. The selection panel reviewed the nominations they received and were impressed with the high calibre of applications.

Congratulations on your award Destinee; your hard work and commitment are paying off.

Blue Card Superstars

Well done to all the junior students who completed and handed in 279 Blue Cards this term. 7SW were the Year 7 class winners and 8SH were the Year 8 class winners. Each class took away a small prize pack of goodies to share.

Year 9 student Terisa Le Noel was the overall winner with 10 cards completed and handed in this term – well done Terisa. She won a very cool portable speaker.

All students who had handed a card in went in the draw for a lucky-dip prize, of which there were 35 prizes.