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Newsletter | 16th April

Fri Apr 16 03:32pm



Rippa Rugby

Tue Apr 13 09:23am

Rippa rugby tournament has been cancelled today due to weather.

Touch Rugby

Mon Apr 12 03:03pm

Just a reminder that touch rugby has finished for Term 1 and there are no games today.


Mon Apr 12 01:11pm

Geoff Horrell the photogrpher will be ready to take family photos WITH PRE SCHOOL  children from 8.30am on Wednesday.  All other family photos, we will arrange during the morning.

Thank you

Newsletter | 9th April

Fri Apr 09 03:42pm



End of Term 1 Activities

Wed Apr 07 05:54pm


There will be no assembly this Friday 9th April instead, we will have it on the last day of term Friday 16th April at 10:30 am.  

Swimming Tabloids

This was going to be a swimming carnival but due to us learning swim safety this term and having swimming lessons in term 4, we will have our carnival in Term 4.  

On the last Friday of the term, we will run Swimming Tabloids.  This will be a fun way to end our time in the pool and for the students to show off some of their skills.

Yr 1-4 11.30am-12.30pm

Yr 5-8 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Mufti Day

Tue Apr 06 04:40pm

A reminder that tomorrow is Mufti Day for Autism New Zealand.  The theme is PJ/Onesies.  Gold coin donation.  Will be some games running at lunchtime.

Family Photo – Please fill out form if you would like to get a family photo of your children. Pre schoolers welcome.

Thu Apr 01 03:11pm

Consent Form

Newsletter | 1st April

Thu Apr 01 01:47pm



Newsletter 25th March – Newsletter is a day early this week.

Thu Mar 25 02:03pm



Southland Athletics Programme – Saturday 27th March 2021

Wed Mar 24 10:41am


Athletics Timetable

Touch Draw 22nd March

Fri Mar 19 02:03pm


Touch Draw

Newsletter | 19th March

Fri Mar 19 01:59pm



Western Athletics Timetable

Wed Mar 17 06:46pm

Latest Western Athletics Timetable 2021


Touch is still on this afternoon

Mon Mar 15 01:44pm

Western Athletics

Mon Mar 15 01:08pm


Children who have been selected to represent Otautau School at Western Athletics on Friday.  Please fill in form.

Newsletter | 12th March

Fri Mar 12 02:19pm



SCHOOL ATHLETICS has been postponed until THURSDAY 11TH as the forecast is looking better!! CHILDREN COME DRESSED IN THEIR HOUSE COLOURS.

Tue Mar 09 10:52am



Canteen Price List

Touch Draw Today

Mon Mar 08 11:44am


Touch Draw

Aparima/Bayswater bus may be running slightly later than its usual times because of road works on the Otautau/Nightcaps Road.

Thu Mar 04 09:58am

TOUCH MONDAY 1ST – Please read the information below for touch this afternoon. Also there is a new draw for today

Mon Mar 01 09:50am


Touch Covid Information

Revised Touch Draw

Touch Draw Monday 1st March

Fri Feb 26 02:35pm


Touch Draw

Newsletter | 26th Feb

Fri Feb 26 02:32pm




Mon Feb 22 10:46am



Room 6 staffing – please read attached notice

Mon Feb 22 09:59am



Newsletter – 19 February

Fri Feb 19 02:27pm

HPE Day YR 5-8

Tue Feb 16 03:58pm

Thank you to the parents that have put their hands up to go.  The students appreciate this. 

Students are to bring $5 to give to their driver on the day towards transport.

Click on transport link below to find out the students that are going and the vehicles.



Tue Feb 16 12:16pm

Term 1, Week 2 Newsletter

Mon Feb 15 12:17pm

COVID-19 Alert Level 2

Sun Feb 14 07:56pm

Kia ora koutou,

As from 11.59pm tonight the rest of the country (outside of Auckland) will move into Alert Level 2.  For us as a school community, it will mean the following:

– Please drop off and pick your children up at the school gate.

– If you enter the school grounds, you must scan in.

– Hygiene is improtant.  Children will be sanitising regularly at school.

– All children are expected to attend school as per normal and their absences will be treated as per our normal attendance policy.

– If your child feels sick – you MUST KEEP THEM AT HOME.  I can’t stress enough how important this is……

– For us as a school we will be running as per normal with some slight changes.

The above information will be updated as soon as we receive advice from the Ministry of Health.



Fri Feb 12 01:43pm

Kia ora koutou,

This week’s newsletter will be sent out on Monday.  Sorry for any inconvienence caused.

Have a great weekend.

Office hours Thursday 11 Feb – Tuesday 16 Feb

Thu Feb 11 09:00am

Kia ora koutou,
Julie Guttery is away on leave during this period so the office will not be staffed.   If you need to come into the office the hours will be between 8.15am-9.30am and 2.00pm-3.10pm.

The phones may not be answered straight away as we are busy during the day and there may not be someone around to answer the phone – you can leave a message.  Messages will be cleared at 2.30pm each day.

If you need to contact the school urgently you can ring Simon Bell on 0212533645 – during school hours 8.30am – 3.30pm.

Thank you for your understanding 🙂

Newsletter | 5th February 2021

Fri Feb 05 02:02pm



Western Swimming

Fri Feb 05 08:49am

Good morning everyone,
You will now be able to enter your child into multiple events for the Western Swimming meet on the google form.

Fish & Chip lunches will be starting tomorrow (Friday) for those that wish to order.

Thu Feb 04 11:58am

Western Swimming Entries

Thu Feb 04 08:39am

Please read and complete if you wish your child to take part in the Western Swimming in Riverton.

Getting to Know you Child’s Conferences – Tuesday 9th Feb 1.15 – 7.30pm and Wednesday 10th Feb 3.15 – 5pm.

Wed Feb 03 03:15pm

Today your child would have bought home from school  a form, with questions that we would like you to answer with your child and then bring along to your childs conference on the 9th or 10th Feb.

You can book a time with your child’s teacher the following ways.

1. click on this link and follow the instructions

2. Go to and enter the code hat5y

3.  Contact the school office to make a time for you.



Tue Feb 02 12:38pm

Please view form and complete for this term’s touch competition.



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