Published on July 2, 2014
Thursday 03 July 2014 – Term 2 Week 9 Confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners striving for excellence Tena koutou katoa nga mihi ki te whanau o te Kura o Otatara - greetings to all families of Otatara School. School has been abuzz this term with technology based inquiries where students are researching signage, creating kapahaka videos, experimenting with healthy finger foods, to name a few, much of this learning will continue into Term 3. Polyfest will also be a focus for next term as well as school wide visual arts learning influenced by Maori artists, more about that to come later! Thank you to all parents and whanau who have in a myriad of ways supported our school over the first half of the year perhaps through coaching or managing teams, listening to students reading in the library, running numeracy number knowledge sessions, assisting with sausage sizzles or other parent group activities, supervising road patrol, providing transportation and undertaking many other roles within and beyond the school - we are truly blessed as a school to have such a supportive community and we do sincerely appreciate the numerous ways in which you work alongside us. I hope you all enjoy a relaxing winter break and I know the staff look forward to welcoming the students back refreshed and revitalized ready for another term of exciting learning on Monday 21st July. Heoi anö t ā ku mö n ā ianei - That's all for now N ā ku noa n ā - Yours sincerely Kiwi Zone Netball Congratulations to the following girls who were selected for the 'Kiwi Zone Netball Team'. These teams will be competing at a primary schools tournament on the 7th of August. Good luck girls. Year 5: Kate Wallace, Elle Rogers, Eden Selman and Karla Agnew. Year 6: Amelia Edwards, Brianna Peterson, Kayla Strong and Narissa Diack. Ski Trip. This will be held on Friday September 5. Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 will be able to travel on the bus at a cost of $90 for the day. Junior students may take part if transported by their parents in cars. The cost to them will be $60. We will need parent helpers to assist on the bus. Skiers and non-skiers welcome. Skiers will be at the same cost as students and non-skiers at $30 for the bus transport. Information available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or at the office from 4 August. Milk in School Programme Following a two term trial period, the Board of Trustees have decided to continue with the Milk in School programme, at the current supply of two days per week (Wednesday and Friday). Thanks very much to the parent helpers who have assisted with the implementation and making this programme run as smoothly as possible. If anybody is interested in helping out next term, please contact Tracey Yardley at email@example.com . Sports Netball Otatara Newbies played St Johns’ who won 6-5. Player of the day was Kiara Nilsen. 04 July Rattle the Tin Mufti Day 04 July End of Term 2 21 July Start of Term 3 01 August School Disco 04 August BOT Meeting – 7.00pm Staffroom 04 August Chess Tournament 27 August Polyfest School Assembly 04 July 1.30pm Whole school 25 July 1.30pm Junior - 2.00pm Senior 01 Aug Whole School 08 Aug 1.30pm Junior - 2.00pm Senior 15 Aug Whole School 22 Aug 1.30pm Junior - 2.00pm Senior 29 Aug Whole School We hope you can join us for our celebrations of learning.