Latest Notifications

Newsletter | 26th November 2021

Fri Nov 26 01:50pm



Newsletter | 19th December

Fri Nov 19 02:10pm



Reminder of our Senior School Night on Thursday.

Wed Nov 17 11:14am

Reminder of our Senior School Night on Thursday. This is for parents of children who will be in Year 5-8 next year. Please let the office know if you are attending so we can work our seating arrangements. All parents are welcome, face coverings will be required.



Mon Nov 15 10:14am

Please read the information in this link regarding the updated Health and Safety Guidelines for Western Touch.

Newsletter | 12th November 2021

Fri Nov 12 01:59pm



Term 4 Week 3 Newsletter

Fri Nov 05 02:24pm



All buses will be leaving school at 3.10pm this afternoon.

Tue Nov 02 02:47pm


Tue Nov 02 12:04pm


Agri Kids

Newsletter | 29th October 2021

Fri Oct 29 02:08pm



Tomorrow (Wednesday) – Sausages and Bread available for lunch $2 each.

Tue Oct 26 12:41pm

Term 4 Week 1 Newsletter

Fri Oct 22 03:13pm



Welcome back to Term 4

Tue Oct 19 11:40am



Newsletter | 1st October 2021

Fri Oct 01 01:44pm



Newsletter | 24th September 2021

Fri Sep 24 03:13pm




Mon Sep 20 11:08am

The Book Fair is all set up in the library. It will run from Monday 20th to Wednesday 29th September, and is open to all parents/caregivers from 8:30 to 9:00am and 3:00 to 3:30pm daily – closed at lunch time. The school receives a percentage of the sales and this is used to purchase new books for our library.

As we remain in Level 2, visitors will be required to scan in and wear a mask while in the Library.

Newsletter – 17 September 2021

Fri Sep 17 03:48pm



Morena whanau

Fri Sep 17 09:31am

If you haven’t completed the Lockdown survey yet we would appreciate it that you could spend some time this morning completing it.

We certainly appreciate your feedback.

Scot’s Gap Bus

Wed Sep 15 09:08am

Sorry everyone, Isobel’s bus is having issues this morning and she is coming straight back to school.  Therefore, Scot’s Gap parents can you please transport your children to school this morning.

Western Touch

Mon Sep 13 04:03pm

For all children at Otautau wanting to play touch in term 4 please fill in the form.


Western Primary Schools Golf Competition

Mon Sep 13 03:59pm

Please fill out the form if your child is interested in playing in this competition.


Newsletter | 10th September 2021

Fri Sep 10 02:43pm



Home Learning – Term 3 Week 7

Tue Sep 07 05:53pm

Please find linked below the lastest news around what an Alert Level 2 looks like in an Educational environment.


Level 2 Announcement

Mon Sep 06 07:08pm

Kia ora koutou,

We will be sending out our beginning of week Home Learning newsletter tomorrow morning.

This will have all the information around schooloing at Level 2 etc.

School is officially open for everyone on Thursday (with buses running as per normal from Thursday onwards).

Nga mihi,

Simon Bell

Home Learning News | 3rd September

Fri Sep 03 02:41pm



Home Pack Pick Ups

Wed Sep 01 01:32pm

We will be running Home Pack Pick Ups Daily (between Mon-Fri) during Level 3 Lockdown between 2pm-3pm.   

Please drive into school through the electronic gate entrance and pull up to multipurpose room.  Someone will be there waiting and will pass home packs through the car window.

You then drive off down the drive way towards the bike sheds and exit through that gate.

If there is more than one car if you can wait in line behind eachother that will be easier.

This is for the people who have requested home packs.

Learning at School

Tue Aug 31 05:51pm

Kia ora,

To those whanau who have indicated they would like their child to be learning at school (due to both parents working and not being able to find someone to look after their children) you have been sent an email about Learning at School.

This email has been sent to the email address that we have on our school management system.

Please make sure you know the correct gate to dropp off and pick up your child.

Nga mihi,

Simon Bell

Welcome to Home Learning – Term 3 Week 6

Mon Aug 30 11:35am




Download the School App

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.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.