Latest Notifications

Touch – there will be no game at 4.30 for the Yr7/8 Brumbies but they will still have their 5pm game.

Mon Mar 20 10:49am

Deano Yipadee – will be at school Friday afternoon to perform for the school.

Mon Mar 20 08:49am

Hey! We’re super excited to see you at Your Deano Yipadee Super Insanely Fun Show on Friday, 24 March 2023.

As promised, here’s a link to share with all the parents should they want to get signed books for their child on the day. They can order these from the comfort of their own home and we will have them ready and give them to your staff on the day of the show.


Deano will personalise and sign the ordered books for the children on the day, allowing the learning and laughter to continue well past the excitement of the show.
*Please note the book orders need to be in BEFORE the show.

Additionally, to help make the show a smashing success, please play the following YouTube videos for the children to help them become familiar with the songs and books:



If you have any questions before your show, please feel free to email Deano at

Have a fantastic week, and see you soon!

Warmest of regards,

Newsletter | 17th March

Fri Mar 17 03:19pm



Reminder that school is closed tomorrow.

Wed Mar 15 02:54pm

Western Athletics – Postponed

Mon Mar 13 07:31am

Western Athletics has been postponed until Wednesday 15 March.

Bus Route next week

Fri Mar 10 03:13pm

There may be some detours in place next week on our Bayswater/Aparima and Scots Gap Bus routes.  I’ve attached a message on the Otautau Facebook page.

We will see how next week goes but some pick up and drop off times may not be on time.

Newsletter |10th March 2023

Fri Mar 10 02:55pm



Western Athletics

Tue Mar 07 08:38am

Please check if your child will be going to Athletics and fill out the form below.

Western Athletics Form

Touch Draw for today | 6th March

Mon Mar 06 08:33am


Touch Draw

Newsletter | 3rd March 2023

Fri Mar 03 02:40pm



Athletics Day – children can come dressed in their house colours today

Thu Mar 02 06:30am

Athletics tomorrow

Wed Mar 01 07:22pm

It’s going to be hot tomorrow don’t forget hat and sunblock.   FoS will be doing a BBQ for those who want an easy lunch.

Great Coffee will also be there – remember cash only.

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Athletics Tomorrow – Thursday

Wed Mar 01 11:07am


Athletics Programme

Canteen Price List

Half Day Wednesday

Mon Feb 27 12:01pm

Just a reminder that school will be finishing at 12.30pm on Wednesday 1st March for a Teachers stop work meeting. As Simon will be taking children to a Rippa Rugby tournament  there will not be a registered teacher on site, so children will not be able to stay in the afternoon.

Buses will run at 12.30pm

Newsletter | 24th February

Fri Feb 24 02:24pm



Lunch orders start tomorrow – price list and menu below

Thu Feb 23 12:26pm


Price List | Menu

Swimming Carnival – Tomorrow

Wed Feb 22 01:45pm

Thursday 23rd February 2023

Otautau Pool – Starting 9.30am

Rooms 3,4,8 & 9 will start at 9.30

Rooms 5 & 6 will start at 10am

Room 7 start 1pm

These are approximate times and they may vary.

All welcome to come along.

Touch Draw – Monday 20th Feb

Mon Feb 20 08:25am


Touch Draw

Newsletter | 17th February

Fri Feb 17 03:19pm



Aparima|Bayswater Bus – Due to road works buses may be be running later in the mornings and afternoons.

Thu Feb 16 09:45am

Touch Teams – 2023

Mon Feb 13 11:34am

Teams are all sorted.   We are still looking for one more Manager/Coach for the Year 3/4 Blue Team. If you are able to take this team please let Julie know at the office.

First game is on Monday 20th – draw should be out this Friday.

Registration fee is $23 per player payable to the school.

Touch Teams 2023

Getting to know you conferences – If you are having trouble getting into the link. Have posted new link below

Mon Feb 13 10:50am



Newsletter | 10th February 2033

Fri Feb 10 03:17pm



Last call for Touch Registrations

Thu Feb 09 11:10am

If you haven’t yet registered your child for touch and wish for your child to take part then please complete the registration link below:

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


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Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Otautau School in the search bar in the app.

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