REP Graduation 2020

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.

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REP Sep 2018

The Reading Enrichment Programme (REP) is a well-established educational support initiative, strongly integrated into the learning programmes at One Tree Hill College and Otahuhu College.
The programme has been achieving impressive results, driven by community tutors who provide one-on-one tuition. Over 100 tutors deliver this initiative to over 100 year 9 students annually across both schools, while new schools Wesley College and Pacific Advance Secondary School, Otahuhu joined the programme this year. The REP programme aims to lift the reading age of year 9 students to match their chronological age and lift their self-belief and confidence which are key elements to successful learning.
This second successful fund raiser supporting REP was held at OTHC on the 24th August 2018.
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
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