Oamaru Intermediate is a school for everyone. It is a place of positive energy where children make new friends and meet new challenges in a supportive environment. Our teaching and learning vision is for students to enjoy learning, have a positive image of themselves as a learner, experience success, strive for excellence and see themselves as part of a community to which they contribute.
We place an emphasis on building strong respectful relationships with our students and families and it is in this environment that we can support your child through a time of personal growth and change. We position the learner at the centre of everything and have developed a curriculum which is responsive to the needs, abilities and interests of young adolescents.
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.
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.
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.