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Otautau School is sited on Elles Road Otautau, Western Southland (40 minutes drive from Invercargill).  The school currently has a roll of 170 students.   Otautau services the dairy industry in the Otautau region and many of our families work on dairy farms.
 
Otautau School is a U4 school with a decile rating of 6.  We have 7 well resourced classrooms which are modern and flexible learning spaces.  Our focus is on the holistic development of the learner, therefore we believe the areas of competencies, learning and wellbeing are all equally important in the development of the child.

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Newsletter | 20th May 2022

Fri May 20 03:53pm

 



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Hot chocolates will be available to purchase on Friday mornings before school this term starting this Friday. $2 each.

Wed May 18 01:06pm

Otautau School Pink Shirt Day will be Friday 27 May this year. Gold coin donation.

Tue May 17 04:28pm

Newsletter | 13th May 2022

Fri May 13 03:21pm

 



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Year 7/8 Camp

Fri May 13 02:14pm

Year 7/8 campers will be back at school by 2pm.

Year 5/6 Camp

Fri May 13 02:00pm

Year 5/6 campers will be arriving back to school around 2.30pm.

Newsletter | 6th May 2022

Fri May 06 04:01pm

 



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Newsletter | 14th April 2022

Thu Apr 14 02:56pm

 



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School lunches

Wed Apr 13 07:46pm

Supervalue will be operating their normal Friday lunch order tomorrow – being the last day for the term.

Reminder for Room 8 (Christina McDonald’s Class)

Wed Apr 13 04:36pm

Just a reminder that Room 8 are learning from home tomorrow.  It is unfortunate that they haven’t been able to finish the term as they may have liked but we look forward to moving into a new normal from next term.


 

Chrinstina McDonalds – Room 8

Wed Apr 13 08:20am

We have been notified this morning that Christina will now be away for the rest of the term.  We’ll try and manage cover today (but for those of you who have a child in Christina’s class if you are able to keep your child home today that would be a great help).


We will be moving Christina’s class to home learning tomorrow, Thursday, 14 April.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (Students in Room 4 – Mrs Bell’s Class)

Mon Apr 11 12:37pm

Due to staffing shortages and being unable to staff the school safely we will be moving Room 4 (Mrs Anna Bell’s) class to online learning for the period of 1 day (Tuesday, 12 April). Information on what the online learning will look like for the class will be sent out via the class seesaw app.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause,.

This week….

Sun Apr 10 08:12pm

There will be no one in the office this week as I am isolating at home and Simon will also be working from home also. I will be checking my emails and phone messages regularly, so if you need to contact the school or have any messages please email on: office@otautau.school.nz or leave a message on the school phone.


Thank you.


 


 


 


 

Newsletter | 8th April 2022

Fri Apr 08 03:08pm

 



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Newsletter | 1st April 2022

Fri Apr 01 02:37pm

 



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School Photos | Student Conferences

Thu Mar 31 11:14am

With the number of students away at present, we have decided to postpone our School Photos until Term 3.  Hopefully by then the wave would have passed and we will be back to full attendance.


Reminder to book your Getting to Know you Student Conferences for Monday or Tuesday next week. 


REMEMBER:  SCHOOL FINISHES AT 12.45 ON TUESDAY 5TH APRIL.  BUSES WILL RUN AT THIS TIME.


 


 


 



Booking Getting to Know you Conferences

Newsletter | 25th March 2022

Fri Mar 25 02:11pm

 



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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Wed Mar 23 01:25pm

Due to staffing shortages and being unable to staff the school safely we will be moving Room 3 (Mrs Dianne Davidson’s) class to online learning for the period of 1 day (Thursday, 24 March). Information on what the online learning will look like for the class will be sent out via the class seesaw app shortly.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause,.


Staff shortages are not necessarily Covid related.  There are many reason’s why a staff member may be away on a particular day.  

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – Wed 23 March

Tue Mar 22 05:56pm

Due to staffing shortages and being unable to staff the school safely we will be moving Room 5 (Mrs Carolyn McDonald’s) class to online learning for the period of 1 day (Wednesday, 23 March).
Information on what the online learning will look like for the class will be sent our via the class seesaw app shortly.


Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause,.

Scot’s Gap Bus

Fri Mar 18 03:15pm

Scot’s Gap bus running late.  Waiting for bus to arrive from town to pick kids up.  It shouldn’t be too far away we have been told.

Newsletter | 18th March 2022

Fri Mar 18 02:00pm

 



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Covid Update

Wed Mar 16 03:24pm

 



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Please click the link below to book your Conference with your child’s Teacher.

Mon Mar 14 11:31am

 



Getting to Know your Child Booking

Newsletter | 11th March 2022

Fri Mar 11 01:48pm

 



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Newsletter | 4th March

Fri Mar 04 02:49pm

 



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Bus Run Update

Wed Mar 02 09:57am

The Scotts Gap bus will run back at its normal time as the road works has finished.


The Bayswater run may run late some days, depending  if the bus gets held up at the lights on the Bayswater Road.


 

Southland Swimming Competition

Mon Feb 28 06:11pm

Apologies for the late notice.  If you’re wanting your child to enter in this competition could you please let Dianne know by 3pm tomorrow.


This is for Yr 4-8 students.  Look over the events and email to diannedavidson@otautau.school.nz


Thank you


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Scot’s Gap Bus

Mon Feb 28 12:56pm

A reminder to our Scot’s Gap bus families that the bus will be departing school at 2.15pm today.

Scot’s Gap Bus – Monday, 28 February

Sun Feb 27 10:39am

Due to driver shortages tomorrow afternoon – Ian will be driving all the school runs.  This means that the Scot’s Gap bus will leave school at 2.15pm.    The Aparima and Baywater buses will leave at their normal time – just after 3pm.


 

Newsletter | 25th February 2022

Fri Feb 25 01:54pm

 



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Touch Draw for Today 21st February

Mon Feb 21 09:58am

 



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