COVID-19 Update

Kia ora Parents and Caregivers

On Wednesday 25th March as of midnight, New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 4 for at least 4 weeks.

School will be closed completely for everyone from 3pm on Wednesday 25th March.

The Ministry of Education has advised that the New Zealand April School Holidays have been brought forward so that they are completed within the 4 week NZ lockdown period. Holidays will now begin on Monday 30th March and run until Tuesday 14th April inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday after Easter Monday is always a closed day for schools).
At the end of the amended school holidays, all schools will be open for distance/online learning but will not be physically open for staff to work at school nor for students to attend school.

Please note: The government’s instruction to stay home (Alert Level 4) will continue beyond the new school holiday period but schools will be open for distance/online instruction. Teachers will be working offsite and will be providing a Home Learning Programme for your child/ren from Wednesday 15th April.

Please keep an eye on our Ōtūmoetai Primary School Facebook Page and classroom Seesaw pages for further details as regards our Ōtūmoetai Primary School Home Learning Programme.

As always, thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

Kia Kaha (Stay Strong) and Mākoha (Be Kind)

He waka eke noa – we’re all in this together.  

If you have any questions please email us.

Ngā mihi nui,

Zara McIndoe -
Jill Miller -
Marcus Hughes -

Welcome to Ōtūmoetai Primary School!

Tēnā koutou! A very warm welcome to all students, families and visitors to our school website. Ōtūmoetai Primary is a school bursting with enthusiastic children, dedicated and hard working staff, friendly and involved families and a supportive and committed PTA and BOT all working together towards our school vision of ‘Actively Involved Learners’.

We are a PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) School and 2019 saw the exciting launch of School Houses.

We are excited about continuing our successful journey with you. Our school vision is 'Actively Involved Learners' - this pertains to children, staff, parents, community and whānau. Please get involved in our school - our success depends on the support and involvement of all stakeholders. We look forward to welcoming you to school events, assemblies, class trips, community/whānau meetings and information evenings. We encourage your involvement as classroom helpers, PTA and BOT members, sports coaches and managers and in contributing to school reviews, surveys and school fundraisers. Most importantly, thank you for your involvement with your child and for having your child/ren prepared for school - spending quality time with them, reading to them, having them at school on time, providing them with healthy lunches, ensuring that their uniforms are named, supporting them with homework, sport and extracurricular activities and for being your child’s number one advocate.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, Engari he toa takitini.
Success is not the work of one but the work of many.

If you are new to our area feel free to email or phone to make an appointment to meet with us if you are interested in learning more about our school. We would be happy to meet with you.

Ngā Mihi Nui
Zara McIndoe

Term Dates

Year Term Start Finish
2020 Term 1 Monday 03 February Thursday 09 April
Term 2 Tuesday 28 April Friday 03 July
Term 3 Monday 20 July Friday 25 September
Term 4 Monday 12 October Wednesday 16 December

TECT Grant 2018

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.


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