We will change to winter uniform on the first day, Term 2.
This week technology reports for Year 7 have been sent out to parents. Can you please check your email to check you have received these. If not, then please check your spam folder. Thank you!
All orders and money must be returned to the school office by next Wednesday 31 March. Delivery of these is first week of Term 2.
Our Purpose: To prepare students to be active participants who will contribute to their community.
Thanks to Hynds and Matt Finn for their support. They have donated a large number of rugby and basket balls to the school. Thank you
Here are some dates to remember of events happening throughout term one at OIS.
We still have a number of families who have outstanding money/chocolates at home. These must be returned by this Monday 29 March at the latest!
Congratulations to all students who participated in the O.I.S. and the North Otago Swimming Sports. You have made O.I.S. proud!
Reminder to those students competing in the North Otago Swimming Sports, that this event is on TOMORROW...
At the end of last week your child would have been at school for seven weeks, it has been a very busy term and it is starting to show as a number of students are feeling very tired. This weekend is a great opportunity for students to catch up on sleep and recharge their batteries for what will be a busy end of the term.
Your child took home their individual Online Photo Access Key slips last week to view and order their photographs.This system means parents can access, view and order their child's photos online.
Kia ora OIS whnau, as you will know, we entered Level 4 lockdown at 11.59 pm last night and will be at Level 4 until at least Friday. At this stage, our teachers will not be providing online teaching or resources, however, we may reassess this later as necessary. What you can do is encourage your child/ren to read, to help out around the house, and if you have access to devices, to take advantage of the OIS Website - Learning From Home (link is below in blue). Please take this time to care for yourselves and your whnau and feel free to reach out to the management team at OIS if there is any support we can offer you. Stay safe, stay home and be kind to yourselves and each other, and see you on the other side!
Our 'Request for Payments' were emailed out to parents last Friday 5 March. This is the only Contribution requested from O.I.S. for 2021.
Tn koutou katoa, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Bula vinaka As I reflect on the week, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in encouraging your child to participate in all the different activities at school this week.
If you have any of the chocolate slabs leftover or part boxes that you cannot sell, please return these to school TOMORROW. They must be returned in the original box and all the money for the sold slabs in the box too. We have some families that have presold extra boxes! Thank you.
Children can come to school in PE gear. The starting time of 1.15 pm is for the competitive event, the non-competitive event is after. All students are encouraged to participate in this as either an individual or as part of a team; completing either the swim, bike or run.
As week 5 draws to an end, it is hard to believe that we are at the start of a new month. We have certainly hit the floor running. Both Year 7 and 8 have had their first technology rotation, it has been great to see so much engagement and success for students.