Newsletter - Term 2, Week 4

Friday, 27th May 2022


Kia ora koutou,

Well done to all our students who took park in the school cross country event yesterday. It was great to see a large number of parents supporting our students. I don't know about you but it certainly brought some normality back to school considering what we have been through over the past couple of years.

A big thank you to our Friends of School who provided a sausage and bread to our students for lunch.

Some of our students will now move on to the next stage in their cross country journey - Western. This will be held next week on Thursday, 2 June at Otautau School. The students will be running on the same course and we will look to have a couple of practices next week before the big race. All the best to those students.

Please click on the title 'Cross Country Results' below to view the results from yesterdays cross country.

Attendance Snapshot - Week 4

When comparing our latest attendance data to what our data said at the end of last term it is pleasing to see a 5% increase in the number of students who have moved into the regular attendance category (90% or greater). Below is a graph showing the latest data.

Next week you may hear in the media that the government is set to announce its new attendance strategy. This is going to have major implications for us as a school and for some of our parents/whanau whom have children identified as having 'chronic' attendance (less that 70%).

We know that attendance isn't necessarily a school issue but schools need to act to address the issues and provide supports in place to educate and assist the whanau.

Nga mihi,

Simon Bell

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Completed Tau Cards

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Health Education Statement

As part of our requirement to consult about the delivery of the health curriculum every two years we have developed a statement on the delivery of the health curriculum. Last year we consulted our community around our wellbeing model and the Relationships and Sexuality Curriculum. Please see below the statement on the delivery of the health curriculum.
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Whats happening this Term.........

31st May - National Young Leaders Day, Dunedin

1st June - Year 5/6 Rippa Rugby

2rd June - Western Cross Country

9th June - Board of Trustees Meeting, 7.30pm - All wecome


A BIG thank you to all those who supported the Young Leaders Fundraiser and bought pies from the Year 8s. $900 was raised and this will help them to attend the conference in Dunedin next week.


The Tree Hut

Thanks Sue the Scientist for helping us discover the properties of density and mixtures.



All ready for Cross Country!!

Room 5

This week Sue the scientist came to teach Rooms 5 and 7 science. We discovered how to make an egg float, by adding sodium chloride to water, which makes the water heavier than the egg. We did experiments with food colouring. We did experiments with ice cubes, where we wrapped the ice cube in different things, to see what would happen. We also learnt that water can be a liquid, a solid and a gas. We had a go at being engineers, by making a bridge and seeing how strong it was. It was lots of fun and exploring over two days,



RATs Tests

We have supplies of these at school for any families that need them. These can be picked up from the school office. Unfortunately we cannot send them home with the children

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


Cleaner required Otautau business

Cleaner required for 1.1/2hrs a week general cleaning

Carpets, kitchen, office, toilets

$25 hr please contact Russell Nicholson on 0211954222 thanks

Paramount Services Ltd.

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