Friday 22 March 2019

School CLOSED Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 March, 2019

25 March - Otago Anniversary Day - School Closed 26 March - Teacher Only Day - School Closed

Wednesday 20 March 2019

North Otago Swimming results

Last Wednesday 13 March students competed in the North Otago Swimming Sports. The following students received top 3 places....

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Mufti Day tomorrow - Colour your Day

This Friday 22 March wear something colourful and bring a donation to support the families and community impacted by the tragic events last Friday in Christchurch.

Sunday 17 March 2019

Christchurch tribute

Yesterday morning, OIS came together as a school to show our respect and support for Christchurch before we started our day. A core value for us is Acting with Respect and this means that we respect everyone for who they are.

Thursday 14 March 2019

Information regarding Measles Outbreak March 2019

Two cases of measles have now been confirmed in Dunedin since 22 Feb, both of which are linked to the current outbreak in Christchurch. One case was in contact with a local early childhood service whilst infectious. Public Health South is working with staff and parents at the affected service to ensure that any unimmunised or vulnerable contacts are safe. This is a timely reminder to ensure that your records and childrens vaccinations are up to date. Measles is a highly infectious disease and is more serious than many people realise. Symptoms include fever, cough, red eyes and a runny nose, and then a rash which develops after about 4 days. About one in ten people with measles need to be hospitalised and 30% will develop complications. The best measles prevention is two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine which is free for all New Zealand children.

Thursday 14 March 2019

Dates to Remember for Term 1

Here are some dates to remember of events happening throughout term one at OIS.

Thursday 14 March 2019

Term 1 dates to Remember

Here are some dates to remember of events happening throughout term one at OIS.

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Workshop Aprons

The workshop has just purchased new aprons for students.

Wednesday 13 March 2019

O.I.S. Swimming and Triathlon results

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements in the Swimming Sports and Triathlon event.

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Activities happening in Oamaru in March.....

Waitaki Girls Gala Day, Friday 15 March 4-7pm (see poster)

P.T.A. Chocolate Fundraiser

So far sales have been quite slow so please push those over this week and the weekend. We would appreciate money being brought to school by next Friday 22 March. Money can be taken straight to the office on arrival to school. All students who sell 30 bars of chocolate (1 box) go in the draw for these prizes.

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Canteen Update.....

There will be NO Friday Special tomorrow 8 March, 2019. There will be NO HOT CHIPS until next Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Thursday 28 February 2019


It is imperative that if your child is unwell they remain at home. 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 the absence.

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Walk n Wheel Week 4-8 March, 2019

Students will be encouraged to walk or wheel (cycle, skate, scoot) to school. We have hi-vis vests availble for those chilren that want to use them.

Wednesday 27 February 2019


All visitors coming into our school are required to sign in at the office first. You will then be given a lanyard to wear identifying yourself to staff and students.

Wednesday 27 February 2019

OIS Triathlon - Wednesday 6th March

The OIS Triathlon will commence at 1.30pm next Wednesday. 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.

Wednesday 27 February 2019

PTA fundraiser - Our target is for everyone to sell 30 bars of chocolate for $2 each.

Many children have already sold their 30 bars of chocolate and are selling more, which is fantastic. If you still have unsold chocolates at home please try to get out and sell these over the weekend.

Wednesday 27 February 2019

House Captains for 2019

Congratulations to the following students......

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Dates to Remember for Term 1

Here are some dates to remember of events happening throughout term one at OIS.

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Year 8 Art Technology

Celebrating the 24 cultures that contribute to the current school role.