Monday 10 December 2018

Community Notices

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Friday 7 December 2018

Wainui Camp

On Monday 19th of November, 22 students, 4 parents, 2 teachers and one bus driver got on a 4 hour bus drive to the YMCA Wainui Park where we spent the next 4 days doing fun activities.

Wednesday 5 December 2018

IMPORTANT Information................

Dates and information for end of year organisation. See attached file.

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Kiwi Explorer Camp

Two weeks ago, 23 students, 7 parents and 1 teacher had the most amazing week in Arrowtown.

Thursday 29 November 2018


Waitaki Girls' High Schools Orientation Day is Tuesday 4 December 2018. Girls to make their own way to WGHS by 8.45am.

Thursday 29 November 2018

Year 8 social 2018 - Masquerade

For our Year 8 students to celebrate their two years at OIS.

Wednesday 21 November 2018

The J R McKenzie Trust offers support to parents of Year 8 pupils

The J R McKenzie Trust is for parents who foresee financial hardship in the purchasing of new uniform items as their child moves into Year 9 at High School. An application form for this is available from our school office. Applications close with the school office on Friday 30 November, 2018.

Wednesday 21 November 2018

P.T.A. Xmas Raffle ticket reminder....

All tickets and money are due back to the school office please. Thank you to those who have already sold their raffle cards and brought them back to school.

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Canteen - weekly specials

All weekly specials are available on Fridays and are $5. The specials for each week of term four are...

Wednesday 21 November 2018

High Schools Orientation Days

Waitaki Girls & Waitaki Boys Orientation Days will be on Tuesday 4 December and St Kevin's College on Friday 7 December. Please see information below....

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Caroline Bay Relay Event

This event was held Thursday 8th November. Students were placed in a team of four and each student had to run approximately 2000m at the Caroline Bay Soundshell.

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Community Notices

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Wednesday 21 November 2018

Book Amnesty

Library books are due back now! Please check at home for ANY O.I.S books (journals and other reading material). We welcome any of these books back. Please return these to the library ASAP.

O.I.S has made it into the ToiToi Magazine!

Congratulations to Noa Smith whose illustrations are going to be published in ToiToi magazine! The magazine received incredible submissions from young writers and artists all over New Zealand. It was extremely difficult to choose.

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Boyle River Camp Update

Last week, 55 students, 9 parents and 2 teachers had the most amazing week at the Boyle Outdoor Education Centre in the Lewis Pass......

Tuesday 20 November 2018


Students participating in this event are required to meet Miss Taylor and Sharon Wilson at the Whitestone Contracting Stadium (Centennial Park) at 3.40pm to get their name sticker. All participants must be in their correct PE gear and bring a drink bottle. Postponement date is: Thursday 29 November

Friday 9 November 2018

Strike Day - Thursday 15 November 2018

The NZEI has advised that the principal and teachers at our school will be taking strike action on Thursday 15 August 2018.

Friday 9 November 2018

Teachers Impending Strike Action (copy)

You will no doubt have seen or heard in the media that teachers and principals have voted for strike action on 15th August. At this stage, it is set as a half-day strike in the afternoon. However, currently, there is a ballot being undertaken for teachers and principals in the NZEI union to increase this to a full days strike to make the government take more notice. The North Otago Primary Principals Association wish to inform you of the reasons around the decision to strike. We don't take this action lightly.

North Otago Athletic Sports - 26 November, 2018

We urgently require 4 parent helpers for the North Otago Athletics Sports on 26 November. Please contact the school office and leave your name. We would appreciate your help!

Wednesday 7 November 2018

LAB IN A BOX - Otago Museum

We were lucky enough this week to have Amadeo Enriquez, Nathalie Wierdalc and Gabby Golding from Otago Musuem demonstrating interactive displays with liquid nitrogen, helium and hydrogen to students.