Latest Notifications

Touch Rugby [Term 1, 2023]

Mon Feb 06 08:00pm

Please click the link below if you would like to register your child for touch this season.

School Tomorrow

Mon Feb 06 04:07pm

We can’t wait to welcome back all our students tomorrow.   Just a couple of reminders for tomorrow:

– School swimming begins tomorrow with all class having their first swimming lesson.   Please remind your child to bring their swimming gear along with them.

– Buses are running as per normal tomorrow.

– School lunches on Friday’s won’t be happening until later on this month – once swimming has finished.

Welcome Back 2023

Fri Feb 03 11:21am



Stationery Lists are listed below

Tue Jan 31 03:15pm


Stationery Lists 2023

School office will be open from the 31st Jan 9-1pm, If you have any inquiries.

Thu Jan 19 06:45pm

Reminder for today – No Fish & Chip lunches | Prize giving starts at 12pm.

Fri Dec 16 07:07am

School Prize Giving – Live Stream

Thu Dec 15 04:05pm

Kia ora koutou,

For those wishing to watch the Prize Giving via our Live Stream tomorrow please click on the link below:

Otautau School Prize Giving 2022

Room 4 swimming

Tue Dec 13 04:07pm

Room 4 is also swimming tomorrow at 11am so children please bring swimming gear.  There is also no cost as its part of their end of year day.

Room 3, Room 5, Room 6 Swimming

Tue Dec 13 03:40pm

Room 3, 5 and 6 are swimming tomorrow afternoon.  Please can students remember to bring their swimming gear.   This will be paid for by the school so they won’t need to bring $2.

Notes for the week:

Tue Dec 13 09:36am

With only a few days to go we have a couple of brief notices for you all:

We are experiencing a lot of sickness around school at present.  We have some junior staff who are now off for the rest of the week and arrangements have been made to cover those in Room 4 and Room 5.     Please, if your children are unwell we would appreciate if you keep your child resting at home.

Prize Giving is still going ahead as planned (even if we have limited staff in attendance).   We are looking forward to seeing you at the Complex – 12pm.

No Fish and Chip orders on Friday.

If you require the bus after Prize Giving please let the school office by Thursday – 3pm.

Newsletter | 9th December

Fri Dec 09 02:47pm



Christmas Street Party – Kapa Haka

Fri Dec 09 09:44am

We have been asked to perform tonight at the Street Party.  Our performance is going to be at 5:30pm.  Can any children able to perform tonight please meet outside the Council building at 5:15pm.

Thank you

No swimming tomorrow

Wed Dec 07 04:48pm

No swimming at lunchtime tomorrow as the pool is being used by another group.

Information on next week.

Wed Dec 07 02:03pm


Notice to Whanau

Tue Dec 06 12:40pm


Notice to Whanau

Touch Draw – Monday 5th December. This is the last game of touch for 2022. Thank you to all those parents that have helped during the term

Fri Dec 02 02:00pm


Touch Draw

REMINDER: Buses are running quarter of an hour early in the morning.

Tue Nov 29 06:02pm

Tough Kids

Tue Nov 29 03:16pm

Reminder that tough kids students need to be at school by 8.15am to leave on the bus by 8.30. The following will be going by car to make sure they don’t miss out on the start -Madeline, Karsten, Esme, Harper, Alexis, Sintayah, Isabelle, William, Bentley, and Patrick.

Thank you.

Message from the organisers.

Hello everyone

Just to let you know we are going to go ahead with Tough Kid tomorrow ( Wednesday) as scheduled. The weather looks a bit wet in the morning, bit should dry out in the afternoon,  but please dress accordingly.

Rain coats ( not down jackets)

Warm Clothing


Change of clothes to go home in.

$2 for a sausage and $2 for a juicy.

What’s a little rain for us Southland Tough Kids! Plan on a super fun day out and the weather won’t dampen our spirits!!

See you at Rugby Park tomorrow! 

Kia pai tō rā | Have a great day 

Kapa Haka Performance

Mon Nov 28 03:15pm

The Kapa Haka group have two performances coming up before the end of the year. They have one in the afternoon on Friday 2nd December at the Connect Cafe at 11:30am and the other one is at the Christmas Parade on the 9th December (time to be confirmed).


Morning Bus run on Wednesday 30th.

Mon Nov 28 01:46pm

Because of Tough Kids that day the buses will be running a quarter of an hour earlier in the morning.

Bus will be leaving the school at 8.30 to go into tough kids, so you need to be at school by then.

Newsletter | 25th November

Fri Nov 25 02:45pm



Tough Kids

Wed Nov 23 03:51pm



Top Bike Competition – Years 5/6 & Yr 8

Mon Nov 21 03:58pm



Newsletter |18th November

Fri Nov 18 04:07pm



Newsletter | 11th November

Fri Nov 18 03:34pm



Lunch time optional Swims

Tue Nov 15 03:54pm

We are offering optional swims over the next few weeks for those who are interested in a lunch time swim.  The cost will be $2 per person (bring the money on the day).  Below is a timetable:

Room 3, 4, 7, 9

Room 5, 6, 8.

Newsletter | 11th November

Fri Nov 11 02:58pm




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