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.
To help make sure students can keep up with their learning at home, the Ministry has asked for up-to-date information to identify where devices and hard copy learning resources may be needed to be delivered. Your child's teacher may be contacting you via email or a phone call to check if you have a learning device at home.
We have started into a new phase of New Zealands response to COVID-19 and it is very different than anything most of us have ever experienced. I wanted to reassure you that our school staff and Board of Trustees will continue to work to support your childs learning and wellbeing in the next weeks.
New Zealand Police released multilingual messages for our communities about the country's move to Covid-19 Alert level 4. Police are here to keep our communities safe and help prevent harm, but it's more important than ever that people help us with this.