Newsletter - Term 1 Week 6
Friday, 17th March 2023
From the Principal
We are wanting to get some feedback on how useful you have found the swimming lessons that we gained funding for this term. Below is a link to give us a quick comment on how you have found it. These comments will help shape the evaluation report that we send back to the fund holder.
We are also wanting to gather your thoughts on how much you value swimming lessons at school and whether you wish for them to continue.
Well done to all our competitors who took part in the Western Athletics meet at Takitimu Primary School on Wednesday. We have some very talented athletes at our school and I can't wait to follow their progress in the coming weeks at the Southland Athletic Sports.
Front Entrance Way
You may have noticed that the front entrance way is getting very close to being finished. We are now in the final stages of getting the gate and fences back in place. The aim is that at the start of Term 2 we will be able to start our 'Buy a Brick' fiundraiser to complete Stage 2 of the project. I know some of you expressed an interest a few years back and we will get back in contact with those people.
Once the Front Entrance Way is completed the school buses will go back to parking at the school bus stop in the mornings and afternoons.
Completed Tau cards this week
Term 1 happenings...
Mon 20th – Thurs 23rd March - Year 7 Technology at Winton
Sat 25th March - Southland Athletics at Surrey Park
Mon 27th – Wed 29th March - Year 7/8 Camp to Queenstown
Thurs 30th March - Board of Trustees meeting
Mon 3rd - Wed 5th April - Year 6 camp to Borland Lodge
Mon 3rd April - GRIP leadership course at Gore
Thurs 6th April - TERM 1 ENDS
Mon 24th April - TERM 2 STARTS
Tues 25th April - ANZAC DAY HOLIDAY
OTAUTAU SCHOOL ATHLETICS RESULTS 2023
Below is a list of the records that were broken on Athletics Day, our school Champions and the results.
Paige Nicol High Jump 1.14m
Toby Nicol Shot Put 8.75m
12 yr old
Kauri Rangi Nerf Throw 45.12m
Maia Rogers Nerf Throw 31.43m
Zia Williams High Jump 1.38m
SCHOOL ATHLETICS CHAMPIONS 2023
1st 2nd 3rd
Flynn Petch, Maia Carran, Hannah Wang
Angus Ryan, Baillie Auld, Khalid Aliu
Tessa Edge, Khloe-Lee Hetet, Nadia Paterson
Jack Morris, Luca Hutchison, Noah Joyce, Xid Mag-abo
Zoey Proctor, Esme Campbell, Chloe McDonald
Flynn Jamieson, Leo Hollis, Jimmy Baird
Isabelle Hurley, Harper Morris, Andi Mabao
Patrick Levett, Casey Flett, Alex Byron
Paige Nicol, Indiana Blumenthal, Isla Taylor
Frank Henderson, Toby Nicol, Monty Bell
Indie-Marie Nicol, Leanna Domingo, Nevaeh Fox
Matt Baird, Tristan Morris, Riley Jamieson
Laura Paterson, Sophia Sexton, Lexi Carr
Russell Edge, Leighton Francis, Xander Campbell, Tame Rapira
Zia Williams, Alice Egan, Maia Rogers
Kauri Rangi, Markus Tabang, Blake Jones
Missing at Touch
This week the Tree House has explored where our special planet was in the Solar System. We have created Solar System Hats to help us remember the order of the planets. Our Jigaree art has been displayed in our room and we are proud of the shapes, lines and patterns we have created in our pieces of art.
In addition to our normal classroom programme we have added Maker space into our routine. Before we could do this, the children learnt how painting is managed in Room 6. We did our Emu bird paintings as an introduction to painting and colour. There were many excited conversations about how to make certain colours, as they were only given the primary colours. We are very proud of how our birds have turned out. Watch this space to see our future Maker space creations.
Happy St Patricks Day! Today Room 8 made Leprechaun traps. First we designed a trap and had to include something in the trap to attract a Leprechaun. We had lots of fun and deep thinking while we made these. Lots of students worked together and problem solved to create their trap. We are proud of our creations.
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
BRICKCLUB - At the Otautau Southland District Council Library
These run fortnightly on a Monday
Commencing term 2
24th April and fortnightly thereafter