Monday 11 November 2019

Meet our Support Staff....

We will introduce our NZEI Support staff members each day this week. We are currently working towards both a collective agreement settlement for all support staff and a pay equity settlement for teacher aides, with pay equity claims for other support staff roles.

Friday 8 November 2019

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.

Friday 8 November 2019

IDEAL - Acting with Respect

As we are well into our final term for the year, I find myself talking more and more to others about one of our key values - Acting with RESPECT. It's an unspoken way of communication which builds unshaken and strong relations between people.

Thursday 7 November 2019

O.I.S. Athletic Results

A successful day was had by all. A big thank you to all our helpers on the day especially Becky Taylor (TIC) and Sharon Wilson (Sports Co-ordinator). We also had a OIS record broken on Friday Saane Manu in Long jump, jumped 4.04m old record 3.77m. The results are as follows:

Thursday 7 November 2019

Term 4 dates to remember

Here are some dates to remember of events happening throughout Term 4 at OIS.

Thursday 7 November 2019

Year 8 Camp Updates

Boyle River - Expected arrival time is 3pm

Friday 1 November 2019

Boyle River Camp Reminders...

Camp is nearly here! Just a couple of reminders about next week.

Friday 18 October 2019

Welcome back...

Welcome back to everybody for Term 4.

Thursday 17 October 2019

Road Safety - keeping our students safe

Parents, please talk to your child regarding road safety. We have had a number of phone calls already this week about children on scooters and bikes that are demonstrating unsafe behaviour.

Thursday 17 October 2019

Welcome to our new staff member

We are excited to welcome Mr Gavin Baumber from Australia. Currently teaching in Room 13, Gavin brings a wide range of skills and experience to O.I.S.

Thursday 17 October 2019

The JR McKenzie Trust

This Trust offers support to parents of Year 8 pupils who foresee financial hardship in the purchasing of new uniform items as their child moves into Year 9 at High School.

Thursday 17 October 2019

School Hats

All students need to be wearing plain navy sunhats as part of the school uniform. These are available from the school office for $8.

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Year 8 Camp

Our Year 8 camps are just around the corner and students should be starting to check their gear lists and sort out what they need to get organised, as well as getting themselves fit and ready for their camp. Any outstanding payments are now due.

Wednesday 16 October 2019

From the Board.....

At our last BOT meeting the BOT were presented with three reports.

Friday 27 September 2019

Principal's message.......

I wish to express my thanks to everyone who has supported our students in their many activities throughout the term.

Friday 27 September 2019

Friday 27 September 2019

W.B.H.S. and W.G.H.S - 2020 enrolments

If your child is attending either Waitaki Boys' or Waitaki Girls' in 2020 and you do not have an enrolment form please come to the OIS office to collect one.

Friday 27 September 2019


We have many students whose uniforms are in need of attention this includes the correct shoes. Enrolment at OIS is conditional upon students being in full uniform.

Thursday 26 September 2019

Gardening at OIS

Thank you to Mitre 10 for donating veggie plants for our school garden. They are now all planted and now await harvesting. We appreciate your support!

Thursday 26 September 2019

Positive Behaviour for Learning School Wide - PB4LSW

Acting with Respect - It is a way of treating or thinking about other and ourselves. Often this is the area that many struggle in.