Rep Graduation 2019September 20, 2019
The Rotary Enrichment Programme (REP) is a sponsored programme available for students in the OTHC community and now available at seven other Auckland and North Auckland secondary schools. The programme is a literacy one that focuses on the enrichment of student’s oral, listening and reading skills to prepare them for their future NCEA exams. Recently the graduation of the Cycle 1 students group was held in the college’s Knowledge Centre.
At this ceremony attended by parents, tutors, teachers and sponsors the students received certificates and books courtesy of The Penrose Rotary Club. Students were required to give speeches to express their individual gratitude and all present were incredibly impressed with the presentations and the growth of the students that had developed during their time on REP. Parents of the students were extremely proud of their children’s success and greatly expressed their support 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. The recipient of the award Meliame Halatoafa 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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