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Posted by Blair Middlemass


Interviews for Year 13 students



At some stage in a students life they will be required to be involved in an interview situation. This may be for a scholarship, a job interview, for a rental property, a bank loan.


As part of The Rotary Club of Oamarus commitment to the community we are going to start an initiative where we assist high school students develop life skills by running a mock interview situation.


At this stage WGHS has indicated a willingness to be involved in the project. I am to meet with the Year 13 Dean to discuss this further.



To give students an opportunity to experience an interview situation.

Provide feedback in both a relaxed verbal manner and support it with written material.


Target Audience

Intially as we start this programme with year 13 students.

If successful we will look to offer it to year 12 & 13 students next year and potentially expand that back to year 11 the year after. The more opportinities students have the more adept they will become at the skill.



This aspect is yet to be decided but it makes sense that we keep away from the exam season at the end of the scholastic year. The initial suggestion is September/ early October. It may be over one or two night depending on demand. Could even be a Saturday morning...I will be in touch on this one.


Rotary's Contribution

Provision of panel members for interviewing. This is where i need all the members help

Organising a suitable location – Ideas please. I feel a venue away from the school environment would suit best here.

Written support material

Positive feedback

Identifying work ons.



Free to students.


Next steps


Rotarians – I will need your support to form the various panels to interview students. We will have a bit of a session before the interviews so as we are doing and giving consistent information/feedback.

If anyone can think of a neutral venue that woiuld suit this purpose at no cost to Rotary then that would be awesome as well.

I am more than happy to take on uideas from Rotarians and others who want to assist with carrying the load of organising all this.




Year 13 Interviews Blair Middlemass 2017-08-08 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by Frances Mcmillan on Aug 03, 2017
Join us for this public event: Prostate Cancer Awareness with Dr. Shaun Costello, Oncologist.
Wednesday 23 August 2017, 5:30pm

Speaking on:
- The burden of cancer
- About the prostate and prostate cancer
- Staging and prognosis
- Initial Treatment Options
- The central role of testosterone
- Treatments other than depleting testosterone 

Spaces limited to 70 registrations, please RSVP to: Robert Gonzales on 
Registration cost: $18
Finger food provided with bar open.
23 August 2017, 5:30pm at The Manor Estate - Function Centre + B&B

Brought to you by the Rotary Club of OamaruUniversity of OtagoSouthern District Health Board.
Public Event: Prostate Cancer Awareness with Dr. Shaun Costello Frances Mcmillan 2017-08-02 12:00:00Z 0
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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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