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Penrose (Inc)

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:45 AM
One Tree Hill College
421-451 Great South Rd
Penrose
Auckland,  1062
New Zealand
7:45 for 8:00 start
Upcoming Speakers
Bill Grayson PP of Onehunga/One Tree Hill RC
Jun 29, 2021
Industrial chemist, initiator of various youth programmes and REP tutor at PASS.
David Jack
Jul 08, 2021
Changeover at RAYC
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Penrose (Inc)

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
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One Tree Hill College - REP Graduation 2020

 

At the recent REP Graduation Ceremony attended by parents, tutors, teachers and sponsors, students received certificates and books courtesy of The Penrose Rotary Club.  In front of a very supportive gathering, students were required to give speeches to express their individual gratitude to both sponsors and tutors.  All present, were incredibly impressed with the presentations and the growth in confidence of the students that had developed during their time on REP.  Parents of the students were extremely proud of their children’s success and enthusiastically expressed their support of the programme. As one parent said, “I am so pleased that my daughter was selected for the REP programme. I can see the difference in her attitude towards work. She has enjoyed her time on it”.  The high point of the graduation was the presentation of the David Levene Top Student Award. On receiving her award, recipient Malia Lupe Vatuvei said, “I was so proud to be awarded this top student award and thank the David Levene Foundation and the Penrose Rotary Club for enabling this programme to be at our school”.  It’s safe to say that this enrichment programme coordinated by Mr Brian Langdon provides the finest education and skills to the young students at our college. Mr Langdon himself acknowledges that seeing the students being rewarded for their hard work is pleasing, and he hopes the Penrose Rotary Club and other sponsors back the continuation of the REP programme at OTHC.

 

 

 

 

Part of REP tutor Jill Stotter's article for NZ Education Gazette
 
PENROSE ROTARY CLUB/ ONE TREE HILL COLLEGE
ROTARY ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME
ENRICHMENT WITH MANA
The Rotary Enrichment Programme (REP) at One Tree Hill College was developed from a reading support initiative set up by past principal Anne Dunphy and businessman Harvey Alison, representing the Penrose Rotary Club.
Seventeen years on and two very supportive principals later, REP is a well-established reading support programme that is strongly integrated into the teaching and learning programmes of One Tree Hill College and its whole school community.
The REP programme is seen by management and staff as a part of the college’s literacy delivery, and as such, students selected on the programme have ‘REP’ appear on their official college timetable.
Feedback from teachers continually reinforces the learning that takes place on REP, with teachers noticing a growing confidence in the students in their curriculum classes. This is because the REP centres on current core subject vocabulary.
 
Its standing in the community is now such that the selection of students takes into consideration recommendations from contributing schools, requests from parents who wish their children to be part of the REP programme, or requests from the students themselves.
Harvey Alison is still involved in the project, and the Penrose Rotary Club continues to be a major funder (ably assisted by local businesses). There is now a dedicated teacher-in-charge, Brian Langdon (an experienced classroom teacher), and a classroom dedicated for use by the programme. There are now 50 students who move through the programme each year, and 60-plus volunteer reading tutors who offer 1-1 tuition for students.
Principal Nick Coughlan says, “REP is learning at its best – a community initiative making a real difference.”