Newsletter - Term 1, Week 7

Friday, 25th March March 2022


Kia ora koutou,

Covid Changes Update
You will all be aware of the changes to the Covid Protection Framework. The good thing is that we can begin to transition back to normality and begin taking part in outdoor sport against other schools. We will look forward to hosting the Western Cross Country next term.

The only regulation that remains within schools is the wearing of face coverings when in doors. This applies to students (Yr 4 and up) and any adult coming into the school buildings.

Please monitor for Symptoms

As a school we have been really lucky so far with not having many cases of Omicron within our classrooms. Please, over the next few weeks monitor your children for symptoms every morning before they come to school and take the appropriate precautionary steps.

Nga mihi,

Simon Bell

Positive Behaviour Tau Cards - Week 7

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  • Tuesday 5th April School will finish at 12.45pm on this day because of the Student Learning Conferences. Buses will run at this time.

  • Upcoming Camps Payment for camps can be made online to our school bank account 03 1748 0003820 00 Eftpos is also available at the school office. Could payment please be made before the start of camp. If you have any concerns, please contact us as there are a number of options available.

Get to Know you conferences

Bookings are now open!

Monday 4th April - 3pm - 6pm

Tuesday 5th April - 1pm - 6.30pm

Please click on the link to book your times

You can also contact the school office and Julie will book a time for you.


Our school photos are being taken on Monday 4th April. All children will get an individual and classroom photo taken. If you would like to get a family photo taken of your children click on the 'Family Photos Form'. Family photos with preschoolers will be taken first starting at 8.30am.

Please make sure your child/ren are in the correct school uniform for the photos.

What's happening this Term.......

  • 28th - 31st March | Year 7 Technology
  • 31st March | Board of Trustees meeting
  • 4th April | School Photos
  • 4th - 5th April | Getting to Know You Conferences
  • 14th April | End of Term
  • 2nd May | Term 2 starts




Room 6 is a very happy place at the moment. The children are working well and doing an amazing job with their learning.

This week we have carried on with the 10s, 5s, 2s number work and on Thursday we made butter for writing. The children showed excitement and enthusiasm with this task. They were very surprised at the result. Everyone got at least Tekau 10 shakes. So that means with 20 children more than 200 shakes.

Friday we will carry on with our clock work.

Hope everyone will have a nice weekend.

Minney Hunt



The tree house celebrated World Maths Day on the 23rd March. We love using numicon shapes because they help us see, make and use numbers.

Year 8 Technology

The Year 8 students have been coming in everyday after school buzzing with their days at Technology sharing what they have made. It is so good to see them coming to share what they have done with excitement.

I have tasted some really nice lemon loaf, focaccia bread and naan bread. They have made some yummy curry and also a pot holder. We may have some masterchefs in the making.

Some students were making shelves and boxes and they are very proud of themselves and what they have accomplished. I must say that they look really good.

Well done Year 8s.

Buy a Brick School Fundraiser

Please register your expression of interest here.

School Bank Account Details

Below is the school bank details which is our preferred payment method.

There is also eftpos available at the office.

Westpac: 03 1748 0003820 00
FoS minutes - 14th March 2022

The minutes of the last FoS meeting for those who wish to view.


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Otautau Rugby Club - Junior Rugby Registrations

For all junior players this year intending to play rugby for Otautau (A, B, C and D grades) please complete the link below to register your child.

Winton Football Club

Registrations to play the winter football season are now available using this link. Prompt registration is requested so that teams can be formed to be entered in the competitions by 31 March 2022. Players of all genders are welcome, and the club caters for ages 4 years upwards including adults, male and female. General enquiries can be made to

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