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.

Monday 7 September 2020

Can you help?

Some of you may be aware, one of our families at school lost their house and all of their belongings in a house fire over the weekend. We are counting our blessings that everyone got out safely.

Monday 7 September 2020

Principal Appointment

The Board of Trustees along with our consultant, Mr Trevor McKinlay would like to announce that Mrs Rebecca Meek has been appointed as the Oamaru Intermediate School Principal commencing 2021.

Thursday 3 September 2020

Technology team survey

The Technology team would like to thank parents who completed the survey about their reporting system. Valuable information was gained from the responses and it made us aware of things we would have otherwise not known. We would still like you to complete the very quick survey; the link is at the bottom of this article.

Monday 31 August 2020

Family Zone - Cyber Safety Solution

As part of our ongoing commitment to students’ safety and well-being, we’re proud to announce that we have introduced technologies from Family Zone.

Friday 28 August 2020

Road Safety and our students

We need our students to be safe while they travel to and from school. Unfortunately, every week our office receives a number of phone calls around the inappropriate or reckless behaviour of our students while they travel to and/or from school.

Thursday 27 August 2020

Lucas Harnett - Brain Busters contestant

On Tuesday 25th August Lucas Harnett starred on Brain Busters, a new kids TV quiz show.

Thursday 27 August 2020

EPRO8 #2 - Well done to The Cobras!!

Congratulations to The Cobras, consisting of Lucas Harnett, Grace Brydges, Jack Strachan and Rosara Goldingham for placing 3rd at the grand final in Dunedin last Monday.

Thursday 27 August 2020

Bus students update

This week the Government announced the following requirements for all school transport services across New Zealand from Monday 31 August.

Thursday 27 August 2020

URGENT: WGHS & WBHS are requesting your enrolment forms be returned.

Please make this your priority - Take your child's enrolment form to the school office your child will be attending in 2021 or return to the OIS office a.s.a.p. Thanks!