Newsletter - Term 4, Week 1

Friday, 21st October 2022

From the Principal

Kia ora koutou,

What a fantastic athletics day we had on Wednesday. It was wonderful to see all the students taking part and trying their very best. Over the day we had 23 records broken by our students which is an amazing effort. The students have spent many weeks preparing for this event and the training has obviously paid off. A big thank you must go to Dianne Davidson for organising the day and programme. Fifty five students will now head off to the Western Athletics event to be held at Takitimu School next Thursday, 27 October.

Regular Attendance

It has been pleasing to see our percentage of students attending school regularly has been moving upwards over the past term. We now have around 70% of our school who are attending regularly - 90% or more of the time. We set a goal at the beginning of the year to have 82% of our students attending regularly so we will continue to work hard to increase our current percentage.

Over the past term the school has put in some programmes and interventions to support regular attendance. It has been pleasing to see that for the majority who were identified attendance rates have continued to improve throughout Term 3 - great work everyone.

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Completed Tau Cards this week

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I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to Dianne for all of her work around the organisation of this day. Thank you to all the parents that helped on the day as well as FOS for cooking the barbeque. Also a huge well done to all the athletes competing on Wednesday. This year will be the most successful day in terms of the amount of students competing, so well done.

Otautau School Athletic champions for 2022

This year there were also some new records achieved

Athletics Results

Congratulations on all those that have been selected to compete at the Western Athletics, they will be bringing a notice home today. Could these please be returned on TUESDAY 25TH OCTOBER.
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PET DAY - Pet Registration

Pet Day will be held on Monday 31st October this year. Could any child that is bringing a Pet along for the day, please click on the button below to indicate what Pet they will be bringing.

More information on the day will be sent on Tuesday next week.

What's happening ................


Monday 24th - Labour Day holiday

Thursday 27th - Western Athletics

Monday 31st - Pet Day


Tuesday 1st - TEACHER ONLY DAY

Saturday 5th - Dave Upfold Hypnotist

Friday 18th - Jonty Carran Memorial tackle 10's

Frozen Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Our Frozen Cookie Dough fundraiser has launched. Please see the letter we have sent home/emailed or just head to to sign up for a fundraising page so you can start selling and help us fundraise. We are raising funds towards the cost for our Year 7 students to attend Leadership Courses. Funds raised will go into a kitty towards covering the cost of the entry fees, transport and activities. In the past students/whanau have made a real effort to fundraise to ensure we can book rich leadership course experiences for current and future students. Once you have a page setup, share it with friends and family.

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

Jonty Carran 10s Tournament 2022

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