Sunday 19 August 2018

No Basketball This Week

Due to the number of students away at the interschool in Invercargill this week, there will be no basketball this Wednesday.

Sunday 19 August 2018

Today we welcomed our visiting Japanese students

For the next three days, we have 17 students and 3 teachers from Tezukayama school experiencing Oamaru Intermediate. They are very excited about their trip and the chance to make friends with our students.

Friday 17 August 2018

WBHS Big Choir

Thank you to Mr Hinds and the WBHS Big Choir that came to OIS and performed to our students yesterday in Assembly time. We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to hear and see such talent.

Thursday 16 August 2018

Epro8 OIS teams - Otago final

Epro8 is based on engineering and problem-solving challenges that are completed in a four-person team. In the Oamaru heats our year 7 Metal Mafia team placed first and the year 8 Arc n Sparks team placed second. Both teams participated in the Otago regional finals last night in Dunedin.

Thursday 16 August 2018

Principal's Message

Thank you for your support for our teachers on Wednesday. We really appreciate it.

Wednesday 15 August 2018

The Netball Season review

We would like to thank all the people that have helped coach, manage, umpire and support teams this year. It was awesome to see all the girls giving it their all out on the court. Thanks to Miss Taylor who has been our school coordinator, as well as coaching a team.

Mufti Day 'Watties Cans For Good' Collection

The Student Council challenge was for OIS to collect more than 400 cans, with the reward being a Mufti Day on Friday. We have exceeded our target with a total of 478 cans received.

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Basketball Draw - 15th of August

Monday 13 August 2018

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

Please make this your priority parents! Please take your child's enrolment form to the school office your child will be attending in 2019.

Monday 13 August 2018

Sam Edmondston took part in the Aoraki Ski Champs last weekend.

Thirty boys were entered in his grade. Sam skied his way on a very icy course into 3rd place representing OIS. Well done Sam...we are very impressed!

Thursday 9 August 2018


We were lucky to be joined this afternoon at assembly by the Mayor Mr Gary Kircher and Bron Claridge - the Waitaki Enviro Schools Facilitator.

Thursday 9 August 2018

O.I.S. Fluro Vests for every student

A big thank you to Sgt Tony Woodbridge from NZ Police and QFF Sarrath Milmine from Fire & Emergency NZ who presented fluro vests to all of our students.

Wednesday 8 August 2018

OIS Teachers out in force at the Farmers Market on Sunday.

Teachers from OIS had a stall at the Famers Market to inform the community about why teachers are striking.

Wednesday 8 August 2018

School Invoices

Invoices have now been successfully emailed out to Families this week. Thank you to those who have paid to date.

Tuesday 7 August 2018


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.

Sunday 5 August 2018

Film Makers in Schools

Come along and support our school at the film festival and award night.

Thursday 2 August 2018

Basketball Draw - 8th of August

Enrolment forms for students attending Waitaki Girls' in 2019 can be returned to the OIS office or taken directly to W.G.H.S office.

Thursday 2 August 2018

Community News

What's happening in the Oamaru community?

Thursday 2 August 2018

Wattie's Cans for Good - making a difference in our community

OIS are now collecting cans of food to help fill Salvation Army Foodbanks from Monday 6 - Wednesday 15 August.