Newsletter Monday 11th December, 2017

Kia Koutou

Our family picnic at Motunau beach today.

Our family picnic at Motunau beach today.

It has been a jammed packed 6 months since I started at Omihi School and I have loved every minute of it.  We have grown as a school and it is exciting to say that we are now at 31 students, and am still showing families through this week.  I would like to welcome Ace, Leni and Indi to our senior class for next year.

A big thank you to our amazing staff for all of their hard work and support.  It is Jaz and Jo's final week and we wish them luck for all of the exciting things coming their way next year.  It is also our Year 8's final week at primary school.  Next year Evie, Zoe and Allie will be heading into Christchurch for high school.  They are three truly wonderful, caring and respectful young ladies and we look forward to hearing about their successes at high school.  For the Lowrys and Wiltshires this is the end of an era as Allie and Zoe are the last of their children at Omihi.  Even though I have only been here for 6 months, I can see what a massive contribution they have had to our school.  Thank you for your dedication, love and support.

Next year we welcome Kathy Menzies to our team, who will be our ORs teacher for 0.2 and a learning support teacher for 0.2.  Jane Croft will also be working 0.3 as a learning support and specialist art teacher.  Ros Tavita will be coming on in term 2 as a 0.2 to teach music.  Our children are going to be very lucky to have so many wonderful teachers around.

Thank you for all of our community support over the last 6 months.  I have enjoyed getting to know you all and am very excited about what lies ahead in 2018.  George and I are heading off for a road trip around the North Island.  We'll be looking for some beautiful spots to run, bike, kayak and paddle board!  I'm looking forward to having a complete break before we start again for 2018.  Have a lovely Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all next year.

Ngā mihi
Maree Lucas, Principal        
P: 03 314 5857  E:


School Notices

Thank you for all of your support, we raised $4387!  As we no longer need to fund a teacher, this will purchase two new basketball/netball hoops for our playground.

Fundraiser 2018
We are holding a run/walk/bike race on Sunday 25th March, 2018.  It will start at the school, go onto the Crofts farm and through the forestry.  We would love your support with this.  Entries are open now on our website if you would like to enter or if you would like to be a volunteer or donate any spot prizes, please let me know.

Start date 2018
Our first day back is Wednesday 31st January.

Invoices for 2017
If you have an outstanding invoice for 2017, please can you make sure it is cleared by the end of our school year.  If there are any problems with this, please feel free to contact me and discuss.

Prize giving
We welcome all of our community to our prize giving on Thursday at 11.30am.  This is the last day of school for the year.



Maree Lucas