Monday 5th August, 2019

Kia ora whānau

Last week the Year 5-8 students were supposed to be in Arthurs Pass on camp. As you may already know, we only made it to Darfield and had to turn back as the tracks and roads were closed. Miss Hanna and I were so impressed with our students. The way they reacted, listened to instructions and their understanding of the situation and how we had to change our plans quickly. Unfortunately, this is life and there are times where things don’t go to plan. So even though it was a disappointment not to go, we were really impressed with how understanding our students were and we all loved our city day out on Thursday. A great life lesson and more proof about just how amazing our Omihi whānau is.


You may have seen this post on Facebook recently about attendance. Please remember that every day at school does count. We have a goal of 90% attendance for our students and if anyone drops below 80% we send a letter home each term.

Ngā mihi
Maree Lucas

School Notices

Ski Trips
We will invoice you after the ski trips for the costs. Please make sure your details are up to date on the google doc I sent out last week. If you are driving to Mt Lyford and don’t want to drive up the mountain or don’t have chains, you can organise a shuttle from the bottom of the mountain on the Mt Lyford website.

Year 5-8 Basketball
It is time to organise basketball again for term 4. Chris and Sarah have kindly agreed to coach again, so a big thanks to them. If your child played in term 1, we will assume they are playing again, unless you tell us otherwise. If they haven’t played before and would like to join, please let me know.

Mufti Day - Friday 9th August
This Friday there is a mufti day which will be raising money for Project Jonah - saving the whales. Please send along a gold coin donation.

Linc ed
We hope you enjoyed reading your child’s report on Linc ed. This term there will be two posts being sent out via Linc ed - each child will have a photo of their artwork and also a video of their speech that they are doing later this term. We sent home a test email in week 1 about our Recycling trip. You should have received an email with some photos in it. If you login to your child’s page, you will see these come up. Please let us know if you haven’t received them.

Pita Pit/Sushi
A reminder that we have Sushi and Pita Pit every alternate Wednesday. This Wednesday it is Pita Pit and next week will be Sushi. Ensure you get your orders in -

Assembly Dates
This terms assemblies are:
Junior assembly - Friday 9th August, 2pm
Senior assembly - Friday 6th September, 2pm
Celebration of Learning - Friday 20th September, 9am

Kapahaka Festival
Our Year 3-8 students will be performing in the North Canterbury Kapahaka Celebration on Thursday 5th September at 10am at the Ohoka School hall. Tickets will be available from our school office nearer the time. Children performing don’t need tickets, for anyone attending they are $5 cash.

Community Notices

Winter Ball
Thank you to those parents who have bought tickets to the ball. We would love to see you there, or if you aren’t able to come along, then please help us spread the word and make as much money as we can for Omihi Hall. Tickets available at

Scargill Cricket Club
The Scargill Cricket Club AGM will be held on Thursday, 15th of August 6:00pm at The Hurunui Hotel.  All senior players interested in playing the 2019/2020 season are welcome to come along, otherwise contact Tom Maxwell on 027 404 9082.  Any junior players interested in playing for Cheviot Cricket Club please contact Phil Dickson on 027 921 8238.

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Maree Lucas