Monday 9th April, 2018

Kia ora Koutou

What an inspiring two days Kat, Jennie and I had on Friday and Saturday.  We attended the Positive Education Conference in Christchurch.  A whole conference around how we can embed positive education and wellbeing into our schools.  This is a passion of mine, and great that we can start thinking about what this looks like at Omihi.  Part of our strategic plan is to include wellbeing into our programmes, so we will keep you informed with our progress with this.

The first thing we are going to be looking at is Character strengths in term 2.  If you have time, have a look at the website and find out what your strengths are.  As a society we focus a lot on academic, sporting, and The Arts strengths, but we believe our character strengths are so important.  Important for us to identify and important for us to celebrate.  Have a chat with your children about it.  We look forward to our many conversations with them about this next term.  We will be looking for people in our community to share their character strengths with us. If you know of someone that would be interesting for the children to talk to, please let us know.  

A big thank you for all of your support this term.  We have had an exciting and busy term with so many new children and staff and are very much looking forward to a lovely break in the holidays, and then back into more inspiring learning in term 2.  George and I are heading off to the wild West Coast for some adventures!  


Nga mihi

Maree Lucas


School Notices

Omihi School Farm Race
Thank you so much for helping us to raise over $10,000 from our farm race!  What a huge achievement and so amazing to have our school buzzing that day. We have received loads of great feedback, so will be returning next year bigger and better on Sunday 24th March, 2019.  We are looking for a major sponsor to come on board. If you know a company that I could approach, please let me know. Any sporting brands would be great, or someone who wants to get their name out there.

Celebration of Learning Assembly
We welcome our community to the Celebration of Learning Assembly this Friday at 2pm.  All children will be sharing their learning from this term.

Mufti Day - Ronald McDonald House
We have a mufti day tomorrow on Tuesday 10th April to raise money for Ronald McDonald House.  Please send along a gold coin donation.

When I started at Omihi last year, one of my main priorities, other than growing the school, was around working with ERO to make the improvements necessary to update our current ERO review and have it signed off.  The great news is we had our final meeting last week and they are very happy with the progress and the way the school is heading.  We look forward to sharing the new document with you when we receive it at some stage in term 2.

ANZAC Day Service
There is an ANZAC day service across the road at the domain on ANZAC day.  Unfortunately I can't be there, but we would love for some of our children and families to be a part of it.  Please let me know if you are able to go along.

Community Library
Feel free to make use of our community library, drop books off and come and have a look at our adult section.  Or you are welcome to order books to be delivered here.  Yo is our volunteer librarian.  She is going to be away next term, but I can help you, or our student librarians.

Year 7/8 Technology at Hurunui College
This starts week 1, term 2 every Monday morning.  We will be in touch with parents regarding pick up and drop off times.

School Calendar
Please refer to our school calendar for all school events.  It is updated until the end of the year. If you would like me to share it with you so you can have it on your phone, just let me know.

School Pool Closed
Our school pool is now closed.  Please return your pool key this week in order to get your bond refunded.



Community Notices

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Maree Lucas