North Otago's only Intermediate School
Catering specifically for the needs of Year 7 and 8 students
We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality programmes that meet the diverse needs of our developing adolescents. Students enjoy being at our school and develop a sense of pride in both themselves and the wider school community.
Our Vision is for our school to be a place of positive energy - this is something that you will feel as you enter our grounds, and as you talk with our students and their parents.
Our Mission Statement is “To prepare students to be active participants who will contribute to their community”. We are constantly looking for and finding opportunities for our students to do that, while they are here – with the hope that this will set them up to continue to give to their community beyond their time at OIS. Students enjoy making connections with their wider community and more importantly, it puts learning into a valuable context.
Every year Aggregates & Quarry Association run a Nationwide competition called Rock Our Future. Students are encouraged to visit a local quarry and write an essay of no more than 500 words describing their experience at the quarry and what they learned during the visit. After a number of excellent entries, the winner of the Year 8 section was Olivia Morris from Room 4, OIS. This is her award-winning entry.
Our Purpose: To prepare students to be active participants who will contribute to their community.