Newsletter - Term 1, Week 8

Friday, 1st April 2022


As of this week our Principal, Simon Bell will be on sick leave until later next week.

Sadly our Caretaker Maureen, broke her leg this week, so will be away from school for sometime. I am sure she will have a speedy recovery with Ken to look after her!!

We have some Rapid Antigen tests available for parents who do not have access to any. These can be obtained from the school office, but we are not unable to send them home with your child sorry.

Positive Behaviour Tau Cards - Week 8

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Spinning Wheel Winners 1st April


Congratulations to all our elected House Captains

Takitimu - Aiden Montgomerie | Olivia Swale

Aparima - Brooke McVeigh | Caleb Nicolson

Longwood - Zara Wills | Bailey Jamieson

Pourakino - Kayla McFadzien | Madison Heta


  • Tuesday 5th April - School will finish at 12.45pm on this day because of the Student Learning Conferences. Buses will run at this time.

  • Upcoming Camps - Payment for camps can be made online to our school bank account 03 1748 0003820 00 Eftpos is also available at the school office. Could payment please be made before the start of camp. If you have any concerns, please contact us as there are a number of options available. Cost is Year 5/6's $116 and Year 7/8 $110.

  • Velodrome - If you have put your child's name down for Velodrome in Term 2 the $74 needs to be paid to the school office. As this is outside of school activity if this is not paid by Friday 8th April, I'm sorry your child will not be able to go next term. This can be paid by internet banking or Eftpos.

  • School Photos - These have been canceled due to high numbers of children off school. These will now happen in Term 3.

  • Touch - Touch has now finished for the Term. A BIG thank you to all those parents that helped out without your support we would not have teams entered. Hopefully Term 4 will be back to normal again. There are still a few who have not paid their entry fee, could this please be paid before the end of Term.

Get to Know you conferences

Bookings are now open!

Monday 4th April - 3pm - 6pm

Tuesday 5th April - 1pm - 6.30pm

Please click on the link to book your times

You can also contact the school office and Julie will book a time for you.

Bookings will close on Monday at 10am.

What's happening this Term.......

  • 4th - 5th April | Getting to Know You Conferences
  • 14th April | End of Term
  • 2nd May | Term 2 starts



A busy week again.

Children practising their 1/2 and 1/4s with the bread butter and jam they made last week.

They really enjoyed this activity.

Weather has been great for getting outside and still loving the McDonald's Restaurant song activity. Photos to follow! Ask them about the song.

I will be interested in their responses.

Hope we get some rain and all have a great weekend.

Spelling writing and reading all improving well. Thanks to you all.



Buy a Brick School Fundraiser

Please register your expression of interest here.

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



Trials Tuesday 5th April 2022

4.30pm to 5.30pm - Juniors Year 3 up

6.30pm - Seniors (high school up)

At the Otautau Sports Complex

If unable to attend please let Marg Drake know on 2258436 or 027 3315290


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Otautau Rugby Club - Junior Rugby Registrations

For all junior players this year intending to play rugby for Otautau (A, B, C and D grades) please complete the link below to register your child.

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