Newsletter - Term 3, Week 4
Friday, 19 August 2022
Kia ora koutou,
Breakfast in Schools
It is great to see so many children coming to breakfast in school lately. Many come for their second breakfast of the day and enjoy the social interaction that happens while the students are eating their breakfast.
Breakfast in school is for any child to utilise. They don't need to turn up everyday they can come and go as they please.
All the best must go to our wonderful Kapa Haka group next week. Otautau School continues to have a strong following for kapa haka within the school and their enthusiasm and dedication is amazing to see.
I look forward to coming to support them next week in Invercargill.
We totally understand that we have had Covid and flu illnesses this year but our regular attendance rates should still be higher than this.
Our aim is to get these rates closer to what our school target is for the year and have 82% of Maori students attending school regularly by the end of the year.
Letters will be coming home today for those students who have been identified to take part in the project and it will start next week (and will continue until the end of the term).
I will look forward to sharing the progress data as we move through the term.
School Speech Competition
Congratulations to all the finalists who presented their speeches at the School Speech Competition held today.
Well done to the following students:-
YEAR 5 & 6 → 1st - Laura Paterson
2nd - Adler Menor
3rd - Indie-Marie Nicol
YEAR 7 & 8 → 1st - Bailey Jamieson
2nd - Madison Heta
3rd - Ciara Henry
The first two placegetters in each year group will progress to the Western Speech Cluster Competition at Waiau Area School next Friday.
We wish them every success in this competition.
Completed Tau Cards this week
We will be performing at 12.00pm and our group will be on stage for 20 minutes.
It would be great to see as many parents there as possible. This is the first time in a couple of years we have had this opportunity again so please come along and support your child.
Room 4 - Spring Flower Art
Otautau School is looking to enter teams in this competition this year and a googleform will go out to register player interest.