Newsletter - Term 2, Week 10

Friday, 8th July 2022


Kia ora koutou,

What a crazy term we have just completed. Our students have certainly been knocked around with the flu - here's hoping next term this settles down a little.


Today our mid year reports go home to parents. Our reports cover the holistic development of the child - reporting on competencies, learning and wellbeing. These reports will be followed up early on in Term 3 with student-led conferences. This will be another opportunity to discuss what was written in the reports and view progress students are making within their workbooks.

Below is a link to a document that helps to explain how to read and understand the reports.

Nga mihi,

Simon Bell

Completed Tau Cards this week

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School Photos

This is happening on Friday 29th July, which is the first Friday of Term 3.

Class and individual photos will be taken of all the children.

If you would like a family photo please click on the Family consent button and fill in the form.

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

School Accounts

If you have anything outstanding on your child's account you should have received an emailed statement this week. Some have been sent in the mail. If these could be paid before Term 3 that would be appreciated.

Seasons for Growth

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Breakfast Club

A BIG thank you must go to Neavah and Indie, who have been running the breakfast club this Term. They have done an amazing job sorting everyone out with Milos, Weetbix and fruit. Well done girls, Maureen might be out of a job next Term!!

Classroom happenings....

Room 6

Room 6 practicing the ‘waka waka’ dance this week.



From the Board......

We now find ourselves at the end of Term 2, halfway through the school year. It is also nearing the end of our current school board, as the triennial elections are close to starting. You all should have received a nomination form with your child's report. Please use this to nominate a parent, with their consent who demonstrates the values and attributes of our school and are committed to supporting Otautau Primary into the future.

A big thank you to you, the parents, for your continued support and patience over these past two terms. We have been given numerous challenges already this year, a lot of it has been out of our control. We realise and know the challenges families at times are facing and appreciate your support, time and commitment that you have given to the students and our school, through coaching sorts teams, providing transport, attending school camps, donating and supporting your children's learning.

The Friends of the School play an important role within our school. We really appreciate and need their support to enable students to get some of the best educational opportunities we can provide. Thank you for your continued fundraising time and work involved with this. If you can help or would like to be involved please contact Amber.

We have currently just started our review process with ERO, Education Review Office, under the new structure and I look forward to sharing the findings in the near future.

Progress with property developments have been slow due to numerous hiccups but we look forward to the next two terms and the changes ahead.

We hope you enjoy the next few weeks and manage t avoid any illness, or use this time to recuperate. We look forward to Term 3.

Board of Trustees

School Board Elections

Nomination Forms have been sent home today with your children to all parents/caregivers on the Otautau School Main Voting Roll. If you child was not at school these will be posted to you. The voting roll is available to view at the school office.

Otautau School
School Board Elections

Parent Election Notice

Nominations are open for the election of 5 (five) parent representatives to the school board.

All eligible voters will receive a nomination form. Use this form to nominate yourself or someone in your community. You will also receive a nomination cover letter calling for nominations.

If you need more nomination forms, contact the school office.

Nominations close at noon on Wednesday 3rd July 2022. You may provide a signed candidate statement and photograph with your nomination.

The electoral roll is held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.

As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.

Voting closes at 4pm on Wednesday 7th September, 2022


Julie Guttery

Returning Officer

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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


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