The JR McKenzie Trust

This Trust offers support to parents of Year 6 and Year 8 pupils who foresee financial hardship in the purchasing of new uniform items as their child moves into Year 7 and Year 9 at High School.

Thursday 5 November 2020

Principal's message

We are well underway with term four and while there are much teaching and learning still to happen, there is a number of events also lined up. Many of those focus on the transition of students into and out of OIS.

Thursday 15 October 2020

Helpers: Athletics Day 2020

We are after helpers to help with Athletics Day on Friday 30th October. We are also after a group of Year 8 parents to run a BBQ during lunchtime at our school athletic sports.

Thursday 15 October 2020

OIS School uniform

The Oamaru Intermediate School uniform fosters a sense of identity, belonging and pride in our pupils. It ensures a consistently high standard of dress is worn by pupils throughout the day and provides a cost-effective and practical dress code.

Sunday 11 October 2020

Wear something PINK day - Friday 16 October

This year OIS is doing something a little different for Pink Shirt Day. INSTEAD, we are having a wear something PINK day: so substitute uniform item/s for something that is pink.

Sunday 11 October 2020

TEACHERS ONLY DAY - Friday 23 October

On Friday 23 October, the OIS staff will be engaging in Professional Learning and Development so the school will be closed for instruction.

Thursday 8 October 2020

OIS Production - CANCELLED

It is with a lot of thought that management has decided to cancel a School Production for this year. We can appreciate that a number of students were looking forward to this. We have decided it is in the best interests of the students and the staff to leave production until 2021.

Thursday 24 September 2020

Principal's Message....

With only one day left in this term it is timely for everyone to have a break to relax and recharge their batteries. The movement to a Covid Level 1 status means that there will be more freedom for everyone to move around and meet in bigger groups.

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Basketball Round-up 2020 Season

Congratulations to all those teams who participated in the Collegiate Basketball Competition for 2020. The Ninja and Lakers teams had a good season. Lakers enjoyed having a fun season focussing on participation.

Wednesday 23 September 2020


Repertory Theatre October 7 - 11 daily at 2pm. MTO Children's Theatre presents WIND IN THE WILLOWS . All tickets $10.00. Book online with iTICKET or at the Repertory Theatre Box Office 12.00pm from Monday October 5th - 11th. These shows sell out quickly. Jump online to secure your ticket.

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Daylight Saving starts this Sunday

Clocks spring forward 1 hour at 2.00 am on Sunday 27 September.

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Build Club

James, Ben & JJ have been busy designing and hot pokering their chopping boards - looking great guys! Zoe & Alexis are busy too creating inspirational posters which we are going to make custom picture frames for. Lots of awesome work going on!

Monday 21 September 2020

Waimate Exchange TOMORROW

Due to being in Level 1 as of midnight tonight, parents are welcome to watch their child play their sport. Please be aware that there is very limited viewing at some venues. Timetable...

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Science (STEM) in Schools NZ: 2020 Launch to the Future

LAUNCH TO THE FUTURE is a 40-minute in-school presentation that focuses on how space programs and lunar science propel us into the future using STEM! In a series of sketches, professional actor/educators use audience suggestions to create uniquely hilarious scenes that educate on the moon and space science.

Tuesday 15 September 2020


Love Tennis 2020 will take place on 10 & 11 October, from 1 pm - 4 pm each day at the grass tennis courts, 32 Chelmer Street (beside the domain playground). Just turn up!

Thursday 10 September 2020

Social media and keeping kids safe

Social media can be a great thing when used correctly and with good intentions, and in a safe environment. Please remember to be kind and teach your kids about being kind when commenting or posting on social media remember two of our values: engaging with mana, and acting with respect.

Thursday 10 September 2020

OIS Mufti Day

"Thank you to all the students at OIS," said Leanne Perriam from the North Otago Cancer Society as Emily Southee and Kirk Crossley handed over $443.30 raised from our Mufti Day on Daffodil Day.

Thursday 10 September 2020

Thank you!

We would like to thank Meadowbank Football Club for donating soccer balls to O.I.S. The students and staff really appreciate it!

Thursday 10 September 2020

Covid-19 Testing Oamaru

Take the test! It's fast and it's FREE. Drive-Through and Walk-up testing. Saturday 12 September, 10am to 3pm at Centennial Park, Oamaru.

Tuesday 8 September 2020

Year 8 Fundraising collection

All Year 8 Fundraising orders for Pies, Fries and Toilet Paper to be collected from our school hall from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm on Tuesday 15th September.