Monday 28th May, 2018

Tena Koutou

We are really excited to share with you our latest ERO report as of May, 2018.  A lot of time, thinking, collaborating and hard work went into this and we are very proud of where our school is at.  There are always things to continue to work on and with the support of our BOT, community and staff I am 100% confident that we will continue to learn, grow and thrive to ensure our school is your school of choice.  The report is now on our website and will be live on the ERO website in 2 weeks.  I would like to thank the BOT, our staff this year, and also Jaz and Jo from last year for their contributions towards getting to where we are today.  We are very proud of where Omihi School is now.

Fun in the snow at the Antarctic Centre

Fun in the snow at the Antarctic Centre

It has been lovely couple of weeks having grandparents share in our learning, a movie night for the whole school and lots of exciting learning opportunities outside of the classroom. We have had a few outings lately and I wanted to thank all the parents that have helped out with transport.  It is really appreciated.  We are currently looking into purchasing a bigger bus which will help with trips in the future.

We hope you enjoy your long weekend for Queens Birthday. 

Ngā mihi
Maree Lucas
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School Notices

Principal's Award
The latest Principal's Award went to.....George Steel.  George will be enjoying a hot chocolate at Fossil Point with the other winners later this term.

Thanks to Mainpower
Thank you to Mainpower for donating a truck load of bark for our gardens.  It is much appreciated and looks amazing!

This year we are going to Kaikoura for our camp.  The whole school will all go on Wednesday 28th November.  Year 0-4 will be there for the first day and the rest of the school will stay for two nights.  Here is the draft timetable of what we will be doing during the stay. All of the activities are confirmed, but timings may change.  You can see the cost of the camp for the Year 0-4 and Year 5-8 on the document.  We realise this is a big expense, so are wanting to give you plenty of notice.   The invoice will go out at the end of term 3 and will be due at the start of November. If you would like to pay this off in instalments, that is no problem, just organise a payment system with Ruth.  Feel free to come and talk to me if there are any issues with the payment.  

Fundraising for Camp
We would like to give you the opportunity to sell Naked Baker pies in order to reduce the cost of the camp.  For every pie you sell, you get $2.50 off your camp cost.  We do need a parent to organise this, so please let me know if you are available.  The children have decided to use the Movie Night money to go towards their camp costs.  This will take $7.50 off each child's cost.  If there are any parents that would like to help children organise other fundraising opportunities, please let me know.

A friendly reminder to ensure all children are wearing our Omihi uniform with pride each day.  Children need to have navy bottoms and ideally navy or white socks, with comfortable running shoes.  They also need to have their Omihi polo shirt and Merino.  I realise sometimes these are misplaced, so please make sure they are named.  We have a number of Omihi jackets and beanies in stock if anybody needs to purchase them.


Cross Country
Thank you to the parents who are able to help with transport to cross country this Thursday.  Here are the travel arrangements and info for the day.

Omihi Hangi - celebration for Matariki
As part of our Matariki celebrations, the Hazeldines have kindly offered to organise a hangi for us on Wednesday 13th June.  If you are able to donate food and haven't filled it in yet, please add your name to the document.  On the second page can you please add your name if you are coming along so we can ensure we have enough food.  If you would like to attend and can't access this, please email me on

Preschooler Morning
We welcome all preschoolers into school on Tuesday 19th June from 9-11am.  Please share this with your friends, all are welcome.

Curriculum Survey
We would really appreciate if you could please fill out our survey.  This will give us more information when we are writing our Omihi Curriculum.  Thanks to those who have filled it out already.

National Young Leaders Day - no bus run
A reminder that the Year 8's and some Year 7's are going to National Young Leaders Day this Wednesday 30th May, so there will be no Omihi school bus run on this day.  Children going on the trip need to be at school at 7.45am.  We will pick up George, Indi and Lucy on the way.

Kitchen cutlery
Could you please ensure your child has their own cutlery, if need be, in their lunch.  We seem to be getting low in the staffroom with more and more children borrowing spoons and forks.

Community Notices



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Maree Lucas