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.
The first meeting for 2021 will be held next Monday 8 March in Room 11 starting at 7 pm. If you know of any new parents joining the school this year please encourage them to come along. All Welcome!
Students will finish school at 1.30pm on this day as our staff will be participating in a First Aid Training Course. There will be supervision for those students who catch the bus after school. You must contact the office (4370822) A.S.A.P. to let the office know if you wish your child to be supervised.
Here are some dates to remember of events happening throughout term one at OIS.
Kia Ora Parents and whanau. Thank you for your support this week as, for many, this is an unsettling time. We will continue our normal routines.
Kia Ora parents and whanau. The Prime Minister has just announced that we are moving to Alert Level 2. I want to reassure you that we have sound level 2 practices in place for all staff and students. At Alert Level 2 Oamaru Intermediate School will remain open.
O.I.S. P.T.A. WHITTAKER'S CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER 2021. Our major fundraiser for this year is the sale of Whittaker's Slabs. The success of this delicious and popular fundraiser will provide us with money to assist with the cost of the Shade Sails for our school. The sale price of $2 keeps the process simple. The O.I.S. P.T.A. thanks you all for your support!
Thank you for your support on Tuesday night at the Meet the Teacher and Year 8 camp information evening, it was exciting to see so many parents. Year 8 children will be coming home with camp information today. It is important that you get your forms back in on time.
Wednesdays - School Lunchtime - Year 7 & 8. $10 for full programme (24 February - 24 March). Cricket, but not as you know it, fast paced activities & games.
We have our school photos tomorrow, Wednesday 24 February, 2021. A flier will go home with your child today.
The Vision Hearing Technicians from Public Health South will be visiting our school on the Tuesday 16 March to screen all Year 7 for distance vision.