Friday 7 August 2020

Principal's Message.....

Thank you for everyone who participated in parent/teacher/Student Learning Conversations last week. It is something that is always a bit of a marathon for our teachers but they are really important in keeping parents informed of progress, strengths and next steps.

Thursday 6 August 2020

Education Outside the Classroom

After the unfortunate cancellation of Year 8 Camps due to Covid-19, we are happy to announce that we will still be holding a week of activities outside the classroom for all Year 8 students on 9th - 13th November.

Thursday 6 August 2020

Community Notices

Check out the North Otago Cricket Peg and Eco Bag fundraiser. Please click on the link below.

Thursday 6 August 2020

Congratulations to...

Seven OIS students played in a 7 aside football tournament last week and won their grade. It was a great effort and went down to extra time in the final. Congratulations to; Daniel Jorgensen, Alex Bond, Maxwell Winter, Jack White and Kouper Lynch.

Wednesday 29 July 2020


Looking for any donation of surplus laying hens. We have a large run and hutch and use the eggs in Food Technology through our 'Garden to Plate' programme.

Wednesday 29 July 2020


Epro8 teams have been working hard to complete their build for the first round of heats. Each team has to come up with a concept and build a structure out of specific materials and within certain rules and criteria. They have been having lots of fun.

Monday 27 July 2020


REMINDER that we close at 2 pm TODAY and TOMORROW. We also have the BOOK FAIR running in the library EACH DAY. Eftpos available from tomorrow (so cash only for TODAY).

Friday 24 July 2020

Waitaki Ara Kahui Ako - Whanau Newsletter

Keeping you updated with what is happening in our Community of Learning. Please see attached.

Friday 24 July 2020

Oamaru Intermediate Open Night - Tuesday 11 August, 6pm - 7.30pm.

We are having an information evening for families who are enrolling or considering enrolment for 2021, starting in the school hall at 6pm. All are welcome to come along to see aspects of the school programme in action and speak with pupils and teachers.

Friday 24 July 2020

Open Night

We are having an information evening for families who are enrolling or considering enrolment for 2021, starting in the school hall at 6pm. All are welcome to come along to see aspects of the school programme in action and speak with pupils and teachers.

Thursday 23 July 2020

W.B.H.S. Open Mornings/Evenings

Inspiring young mean of outstanding character

Thursday 23 July 2020

During the Learning Conversations, a Book Fair will be running in the Library

The Book Fair will be open Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 July - 2.15pm to 7.00pm, and Thursday 30 May - 3pm to 6pm. We encourage parents to take time to have a look at the amazing selection of books on offer. EFTPOS available.

Thursday 23 July 2020


REMINDER that we close at 2.00 pm on both Tuesday 28 July and Wednesday 29 July, and 3.05 pm Thursday 30 July. Any students staying and needing supervision until 3.05pm on Tuesday and/or Wednesday, please let us know ASAP.

Thursday 23 July 2020


Parents/Caregivers are required to ring the school office before 9am (4370822) each day or text 022 327 5057 with your child's name and reason for their absence.

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Pacific Employment-Training Talanoa

Thursday 30 July at the Brydone Hotel, Thames Street, Oamaru, 5.45pm - 7.30pm. Please R.S.V.P to: [email protected] or contact Hana Halalele on 0274152129 by next Monday 27 July.

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Wanted for Hard Materials!

Rags or old sheets for the workshop for oiling and staining. If you have any you can spare at home please bring along to the school office. Thank you.

Sunday 19 July 2020

LEARNING CONVERSATIONS next week - bookings CLOSE on Wednesday

BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN. These 15-minute conversations are an important part of our learning programme. They allow you as parents to be informed of your childs progress and what they need to be doing to make further gains. These will take place on Tuesday 28 July, Wednesday 29 July and Thursday 30 July. The school will finish at 2 pm Tuesday 28 July, 2 pm Wednesday 29 July and 3.05 pm Thursday 30 July.

Thursday 2 July 2020

From the Board of Trustees

The process of appointing a new Principal has begun and Teacher Only Days.

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Build Club - written by Maddox Allan

Some fine people (Maddox, Rayffe, Luke, Noah and Lee) made some scooter ramps for scooter/skate club. It took us nearly a whole term. We had our ups and downs but we worked hard and together to get the job done, but we could never have done it without Mr King the Hard Materials teacher and Mrs Meek for making a scooter club so... Thank you:)

Wednesday 1 July 2020

OIS Drama Club

They have been practising hard for their upcoming performance for the final assembly of the term tomorrow at 9.00 am. They've been getting together weekly to rehearse their skills throughout term 2, by creating original work based on classic and new ideas. Get ready for some great fun and variety performances.