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.
Oamaru Eyecare get children referred to them by teachers and parents, many of which are eligible for the subsidy but haven't been aware if its availability.
We are excited to share with our community that Pozzobon Catering will be starting to provide Healthy School Lunches programme for all students starting from Monday 20 September. A reminder that students need to bring their morning tea for the remainder of the term.
BURNS MEMORIAL EXHIBITION 2021 18 September - 25 October 2021 | Main, Side & Upstairs Galleries Every year school students from around the Waitaki share their artistic talents with us. The Forrester Gallery asks all the schools and early childhood education centres in the Waitaki District to contribute student art work to the Burns Memorial Exhibition, which fills the gallery. Make a Zine while you're here, enter the Burns Zinefest Competition, part of the 2021 Waitaki Arts Festival. Around 30 of our O.I.S students. You can view their work at the Forrester Gallery, and admission is free!