Friday 15 October 2021

Back to School for Term 4!

All students must be wearing their summer uniform first day back. Hats are available from the school office for $8 each. Don't forget your morning tea!

Friday 1 October 2021


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.

Thursday 30 September 2021

Staff vs House Captains Netball Game

Yesterday our Staff took on the Students in a friendly game of netball. The staff were the winners on the day 16 - 4. The game was played in good spirits. Enjoyed by all who watched. Check out photos below!

Thursday 30 September 2021

Term 4 - Summer Uniform

First day Term 4 is the changeover to summer uniform. Girls wear white ankle socks, and all students should be wearing a blue navy hat at school everyday. Caps are available from the school office for $8 (cash only)

Thursday 30 September 2021

Principal's Message....

Our Purpose: To prepare students to be active participants who will contribute to their community.

Thursday 30 September 2021

What's happening in the Community

Oscar @ Fenwick Out of School Care and Recreation - "Animals" Holiday Programme Spring 2021". Please see flyers attached.

Thursday 30 September 2021

Year 8 Camp Fundraiser Raffle Winners

Thank you to those people who supported our families and purchased raffle tickets from our students. To the following businesses who donated prizes for our raffle - Rob Connolly at Cycle Ventures (bike), Helen Riley Duddin at Inc Design (Inc pack), Hynds (Dad pamper pack) and the Marchant Family (Steampunk family passes), we really appreciate your support in helping our students get to camp. Thank you!

Wednesday 29 September 2021

The Parenting for Resilience, Confidence & Independence Online Summit is FREE and being help Online on Friday 8th -10th October 2021.

Three days and 3 themes with 24 international and national speakers including Maggie Dent, Dr Justin Coulson, Mona Delahooke, Kim Hopkins, Nicole Telfer, Stephanie Pinto, PLUS some of your favs from last year including Cat Levine, Megan Gallagher, Seth Perler, Sue O'Callahan & Jo Webb and so many more...

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Sarah Sharpe - Neurodiversity Specialist presentation for parents

Sarah will be delivering hands-on practical workshops and presentations which offer an insight into neurodiverse learners (with a focus on Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalclulia).

Thursday 23 September 2021

Our Purpose: To prepare students to be active participants who will contribute to their community.

Tn koutou katoa, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Bula vinaka It is hard to believe that we have one week of school before the holidays. School lunches have started this week and children have given a lot of positive feedback. I have been really taken back by the gratitude that students have shown towards the food provided and the positive attitude that they have had towards trying different foods. We have adjusted our lunchtime timetable to ensure that students have enough time to eat. I wanted to thank you for your support and encouragement with the Healthy Lunches Programme. The students will have an opportunity next week to give feedback on the menu so far.

Thursday 23 September 2021

Yeah! Girls Cricket is back!!

We are looking forward to running Yeah! Girls Cricket in Term 4 on Wednesday lunchtimes. These sessions are FREE! Girls just need to register online and every girl registered will receive a free yeah! Girls bucket hat!

Wednesday 22 September 2021


To all those students who participated in the Year 8 Raffle fundraiser please return your tickets by tomorrow The raffle will be drawn this Monday 27 September.

Monday 20 September 2021


Over the last week, I have been made aware of a number of different students at O.I.S who have been involved in using social media platforms, particularly Snapchat in a negative way.

Friday 17 September 2021

Year 8 Camp payments

Thanks to all those parents who have paid their child's camp fees.

Thursday 16 September 2021

Children's Spectacle Subsidy

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.

Thursday 16 September 2021

Starting this Monday - Healthy School Lunches programme

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.

Thursday 16 September 2021

What's happening in the Community

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!

Thursday 16 September 2021

What's happening in the Community

Oscar @ Fenwick Out of School Care and Recreation - "Animals" Holiday Programme Spring 2021". Please see flyers attached.

Tuesday 14 September 2021

O.I.S. Updates....

Please note that O.I.S. are no longer having a half day this Thursday. We will be finishing as per normal.

Friday 10 September 2021

A message from the Oamaru Intermediate School Board of Trustees

Firstly, a huge thank you to the staff of Oamaru Intermediate for all the work they have done over lockdown.