Tēnā koutou katoa, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Bula vinaka

By Rebecca Meek | Posted: Thursday June 20, 2024

As another very busy week at OIS draws to an end, it is hard to believe we are two weeks away from the middle of the school year and the end of Term 2.

I would like to remind our students that we continue to work hard and embrace our IDEAL values to ensure that our students finish their term on a positive note.

A huge thank you to all of our community for the support in selling chocolates, today we held our chocolate assembly in which we celebrated those who had sold chocolate, We had draws with random names pulled out of the hat, and we also celebrated those who were our top sellers. Congratulations to all of our winners. A massive thank you to Jude Garrett and the PTA team who have supported the school by organising this fundraiser. 

Next Tuesday, our kura will be celebrating Matariki as a cultural day. We would love to see as many of our community members join us for Breakfast from 8.00 am - 8.30 am in the hall. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to come along and meet the team and chat with staff in a less formal setting. The students are encouraged to come dressed in their cultural attire. Please complete the link below if you would like to join us for breakfast, we would love to see as many faces at breakfast. https://forms.gle/Kvy18iaJth8Ltibw7

Last night Finn Garrett and Rio McLay were extremely grateful to represent Oamaru Intermediate School and receive a grant from Network Waitaki. Network Waitaki this year supported 55 different local schools, arts, sporting and community groups. They do so much to help many aspects of our local community. We at Oamaru Intermediate greatly appreciate their support. The grant money will go towards new volleyball/touch shirts for our interschool teams and a portable sound system for us to use at sporting and cultural events. Thanks, Network Waitaki for all you do in our school and our community

Late last week I wrote a message in the newsletter about how important it is for our learners to be on time for school. It sets your child up for success. Please support your child by ensuring they are at school on time. We start each day at 8.45 am.

Next week 85 students will be heading to Tahuna Intermediate for our annual interschool exchange. This is an exciting opportunity for our students. Thank you to all our coaches and managers, without your support, we would not be able to have this event. A special thank you to Sharon Wilson, we are grateful for all your mahi to ensure this exchange is successful.
I want to finish today’s newsletter with a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have supported our ‘bring a can’ this week. I know that times are very tough for many at the moment but what I love about being in this community is everyone is always willing to help and support others. Thank you for your kindness and support.

Have a safe weekend

Rebecca Meek, Tumuaki