Newsletter Term 2, Week 1
Otautau School 7th May 2021
Welcome back everyone. What a wonderful start we have made this week. Students are happy, classrooms are buzzing and teachers are excited about sharing with the students what new learning will be happening this term.
As you will be able to tell this is the first week of our new electronic newsletter. Over the coming weeks we will continually add more in the form of videos, pictures and links to forms etc.
We are in the process of updating our new school website. www.otautau.school.nz
The website links with our school app so all notifications that get pushed out through our school app transfer to the website. It is going to be fantastic to have everything all in the one place. We will be continuing to build the website throughout Term 2.
It has been pleasing to report that our attendance patterns are slowly improving throughout the school. We have 83% of the school identified as having Tier 1 attendance - 90% or more. This is still below the national expectation of children having 90% or more attendance. Our aim by the end of the year is for our school to have 90% attendance identified as Tier 1 by Term 4.
POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR TAU CARDS
THIS WEEKS REWARDS....
Below is a run down of our school-wide expectations for Positive Education.
You should have received your child's photo proofs. Could orders please be returned to the school office by Friday 21st May.
Every Friday morning during the winter term, these will be on sale for $2 from the GR8 Coffee Truck. If your child likes the large size these will be the normal price.
Thanks Gwen for this treat, it is much appreciated by the children and the adults!!
This is available to all students in Room 1 Monday to Thursday. Please note that it will not run on Fridays this Term. A BIG thank you to Otautau Four Square for donating the milo for this. We have certinally gone through many tins - Thanks Margaret.
This term Assemlies will be held every 2nd Friday at 10.30 in Room 2.
Everyone is more than welcome to come along.
Please contact the school if your child is going to be away. Easiest way is through the School App or you can phone the school office 225 8320.
If there is no reason given for a child's absence they will be marked as truant!!
Bus Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct outlines the expectations when using this bus service along with what happens if the Code of Conduct is broken.
We have sent one contract home per family, so if you have more than one child using this bus service then just add their name to the line where it says 'student'.
Later on in the term the Year 7/8 students will be going through this process when going to Winton Technology (the current bus kids won't need to sign the contract again).
The children have had fun in Room 4 making origami frogs. Everyone was being a Thinker Tau to problem solve how to make the frogs and persevere with the tricky parts.
- 14th May - School Assembly
- 17th - 20th May Year 7/8 Camp Dunedin
- 20th - 21st May Year 5/6 Camp Dunedin
- 27th May - School Cross Country
- 28th May - School Assembly
- 31st May - National Young Leaders Day Dunedin
- 2nd-3rd June - Room 6 Camp
- 4th June - TEACHER ONLY DAY
- 7th June - Queens Birthday Holiday
ANZ FUTURE FERNS 2021.
ANZ Future Ferns - Netball for juniors
Starting Monday 10th May until Monday 5th July
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Holt Park Complex
Sign up sheets will be available on the day to fill in
See you Monday week Two!