Welcome to 2018

Wow! The first term is really flying by. This term has passed so very quickly and our children have had a great many learning adventures and challenges.
The Easter break is fast approaching and for many this is a time for reflection on the special meaning of Easter apart from bunnies and easter eggs. Whatever Easter means to you I hope you take advantage of the special time to spend with family - and go easy on the chocolate!
The remainder of the term is sure to pass quickly. We appreciate the good work your children have put into their learning and how well they have settled into the routines of school.
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.

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.

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.

Term Dates

Year Term Start Finish
2018 Term 1 Thursday 01 February Friday 13 April
Easter Break Friday 30 March Tuesday 03 April
Term 2 Monday 30 April Friday 06 July
Term 3 Monday 23 July Friday 28 September
Term 4 Monday 15 October Tuesday 18 December


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