Wednesday 27 July 2022

Community Notices

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Wednesday 27 July 2022

O.I.S. School Jackets

Navy school soft shell jackets are available at the school office. Sizes 10-14 $75, Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL $85.

Friday 22 July 2022

OIS - Returning to school on Monday: masks and correct uniform to be worn.

Kia ora whnu, we hope, despite the terrible weather, everyone has enjoyed the school holiday break. We are certainly looking forward to seeing all the students back on Monday. On the recommendation of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, we are requiring that masks are to be worn in all indoor settings from Monday 25 July. This recommendation will be in place for a minimum of the first four weeks of the term and we will look to review then.

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Professional Learning and Development day - Monday 1 August (students learning from home)

'The New Zealand Curriculum' is being refreshed to make sure every child experiences success in their learning, and that their progress and achievement are responded to and celebrated. For us to get a better understanding of this, we have organised a Professional Learning and Development day for our staff on Monday 1 August. The school will remain open for any students who do need supervision, otherwise, students will be learning from home.

Thursday 7 July 2022


With our library being out of action at the moment, we would love to update our class libraries. If you have any books lying around home that you would like to donate, we would love to take them off your hands!

Thursday 7 July 2022

Holidays are here!

Tn koutou katoa, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Bula vinaka. It's hard to believe that we are halfway through the year, with this term being extremely busy. A number of students have been involved in a variety of different activities, sporting events, and opportunities outside the classroom.

Thursday 7 July 2022

Year 8 Camp Fundraiser - Delectables Pies

This week the order forms went home to those who selected the "PIES" fundraiser on their camp form.

Friday 1 July 2022

Principal's Message...

Tn koutou katoa, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Bula vinaka It's hard to believe that we have one week of school left before the holidays and these holidays mark the halfway point in our year. Our students have been working hard over the last few weeks in preparation for our Tahuna Sports Exchange.

Thursday 30 June 2022

O.I.S. School Jackets

The cooler days have arrived.... Navy school soft shell jackets are available at the school office. Unfortunately, there has been a price increase - Sizes 10-14 $75, Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL $85.

Thursday 30 June 2022

Tahuna Exchange

We have a number of students heading down to Tahuna Intermediate for a Sports Exchange next Wednesday 6 July. Please see below the timetable with venues and times for each event.

Thursday 30 June 2022

Term 2 dates to remember

Here are some dates to remember of events happening throughout Term two at OIS.

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Waitaki Boys' High School Open Evening

This will be held on Thursday 4 August from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. All Welcome!

Monday 27 June 2022

Waitaki Girls' High School Open Evening

Tuesday 2 August, 2022 - 6.30pm at M K Dunning Hall, Thames Highway. Waitaki House Boarders stay over Tuesday 2 August, 2022 - 4.30pm Waitaki House, Ouse Street.

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Matariki Celebration

At 6am on Tuesday 21st June - the dawning of Matariki and the beginning of the Winter Solstice there were a group of hardy souls gathered in the gardens at Oamaru Intermediate, ready to ring in the Maori New Year, in style. The hangi pit had been dug and the vegetables chopped the previous day.

Wednesday 22 June 2022


Parents are required to report their child's absence before 9am each day. We have had a large number of students arriving late to school each morning. School starts at 8.45am. Please ensure your child arrives to school on time.

Tuesday 21 June 2022

Tn koutou katoa, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Bula vinaka

You may have seen our Facebook post last Friday explaining how our tamariki brought 740 (ish) cans to donate to the Oamaru Foodbank. WOW, what an effort, again whanau have stood up and supported our community. We could not be more proud of Oamaru Intermediate.

Sunday 19 June 2022

Winter Sickness

We are in the midst of winter illnesses with 56 students away today. Please DO NOT send your child to school if they are feeling unwell. We have had a number of students sent home today.

Friday 17 June 2022

School Docs

POLICY REVIEWS - Please follow these links for instructions to review our current school policies that are up for review.

Friday 17 June 2022

Year 8 Camp Raffle Winners

Congratulations to all winners of the Year 8 Camp Raffle Fundraisers. All winners have been notified. A huge thank you to Barkers of Geraldine for the box of goodies they donated to us.

Friday 17 June 2022

Principal's Message....

Our Purpose: To prepare students to be active participants who will contribute to their community.