In This Week’s Newsletter

  • Kids for Kids Concert
  • Miniball
  • Kickstart
  • MIS – Year 6 Enrolment Packs & Open Days
  • Kath Jones, Reading Advisor
  • Mrs Hickford Away
  • Friday Lunch

Upcoming Dates

  • 23rd August – Kids for Kids Concert
  • 14th September – School Cross Country
  • 21st September – Grandparents Morning
  • 27th September – Hockey/Soccer Funday
  • 28th September – Term 3 Ends
  • 15th October – Term 4 Starts

Today in History

1969 First ‘Young Farmer of the Year’ chosen.

Held at the South Pacific Hotel in Auckland, the competition was open to all members of the Young Farmers’ Club. The inaugural winner was Gary Frazer from Swannanoa, near Christchurch. The contest has become an established part of the farming calendar.

Quote of the Week

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”  Hal Borland


Hello and welcome to week 5 of the term. Halfway already, and Spring is but a handful of sleeps away. It’s been a rather eventful two weeks since the last newsletter. I just wanted to give a big shout out to Mrs. Hickford for her amazing work every Friday morning with our kickstart children. The past two weeks have seen the group grow significantly, it is really nice to have Tegan, Olivia and Charlie joining the group. We hope that you enjoy your time at Motumaoho School.

Kids for Kids Concert

Our Kids for Kids’ concert is this Thursday 23rdAugust (tomorrow). Thanks to everyone who has returned their form. It promises to be an amazing show, one they will remember for many years to come. As the children will be very tired Friday so if you are able, please feel free to let your children sleep in.


Today’s game times are 4pm for our Year 4 Academy players and 4:30pm for our Year 5/6 school team. Good luck to our players.

Kickstart to School

Kickstart continues this Friday morning 8:30am – 10:00am.

MIS – Year 6 Open Days

Mrs. Clark from Morrinsville Intermediate School visited our Year 6’s on Monday and talked to them about the opportunities they will have and what to look forward to next year. They have been given a prospectus and enrolment form to take home. Please return these to school with the ICT agreement as soon as possible for us to forward to the intermediate or send it directly to the office before the end of this term. The first Open Evening is next Wednesday. All information is included in the pack.

MIS Open Days

Kath Jones, Reading Advisor

Kath will be back in our school Thursday afternoon and Friday morning working with our teachers. Kath is very happy to meet with any interested parents who may wish to discuss helping to support your young reader. Please let your child’s teacher know if you would like a time.

Mrs Hickford Away

Mrs. Hickford has her 3rd trip away from school next week as part of her MST (Mathematics Specialist Teacher) course that she is on for 2018. Miss Matherson will be with Room 2 in her absence.

Friday Lunch

Sausage & Bread or Pie Day Friday $1.50


Kind regards

Justin and staff.

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Community Notices

A Message from Asthma Waikato

Asthma Waikato offers FREE asthma consults for families of children aged 0-15, living in the Waikato, who struggle with asthma. We accept self referrals.
If your child suffers from asthma and you would like some help getting on top of it, please visit and fill in the online referral form by clicking the blue button top right “Make a Referral”. We are here to help.

Morrinsville College Fun Run/Walk

If you would like an entry form to enter this event, we have them available or can email them to you. Contact


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Week 5