We're not sure where the first term went but it certainly went quickly, the end heralded by a blast of cold weather. Summer has gone and winter is here and with that comes the need for the kids to wrap up warmly. It also means the kids will tend to lose articles of clothing as they adjust to inside and outside temperatures so ... it would be really helpful if all articles of clothing are clearly named.
Please keep an eye on the newsletter and our Facebook page for up and coming events. There is always something going on and that includes a royal wedding.
We will continue to emphasize and build on our school values of being CONFIDENT, ADVENTUROUS, RESPECTFUL and ENCOURAGING learners. These values are woven into and through the key competencies of Managing Self, Relating to Others and Participating and Contributing in ways that will enhance social and academic learning.
In continuing to build on our school values we will have a focus on speaking with kindness and encouragement this term and would ask that you encourage such talk at home. We want our kids to build each other up with positive talk, talk that respects and protects
If you can continue to read with your children on a daily basis and encourage some work around basic maths facts your children will be greatly advantaged. The introduction of the Seesaw app is providing an invaluable communication link between home and school as regards your children's learning and the children are so keen to share with you. Please be encouraged to be really involved in your children's learning.
Our school will always be as good for the children as they allow it so we do encourage all children and their families to get involved and to make the most of all opportunities that are presented.
Each day gives us the chance to do better that we did the day before, to stretch ourselves in new learning and personal challenges, to really make the most of what each day presents.
Our school whakatauki states, "He taonga rongonui te aroha ki te tangata - Goodwill to others is a precious gift or treasure." We enjoy much goodwill in our school and consider it a real privilege to be a part of the Otumoetai community.
Enjoy your children.
Naumai, haere mai ki te kura Otumoetai.
|2018||Term 3||Monday 23 July||Friday 28 September|
|Term 4||Monday 15 October||Tuesday 18 December|
The children and staff of OPS wish to thank the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust for their assistance in purchasing 145 new HP chromebooks, which allows us to have a 1-to-1 ratio of devices to students in Weka Team, and frees up more chromebooks for use in the middle school. TECT footed half of the bill, which made this purchase possible.