“Motumaoho School is a quality-learning environment where our learners are nurtured to reach their individual potential”.


In This Week’s Newsletter

  • Parent Conferences
  • The 3 R’s Cup Winner
  • Classroom Awards
  • Term Two Science Learning
  • Paid Union Meeting
  • Assembly
  • Sports Equipment
  • iPads
  • Easter Egg Raffle Winners
  • New Enrolments

Upcoming Dates

  • 3rd May – Science Roadshow (Whole School)
  • 7th May – Paid Teachers’ Union Meeting – School Closed from 12:30pm
  • 14th May – National Young Leaders Day (Years 5 & 6)
  • 15th May – Ruben the Road Safety Bear/Learning Curves Daycare Visit
  • 27th, 28th May – Teacher Reading Professional Development
  • 29th May – Firewise Programme at School
  • 31st May – Fire Station Visit (Whole School)
  • 3rd June – Queens Birthday
  • 21st June – Inter-School Cross Country
  • 17th, 18th June – Teacher Reading Professional Development
  • 1st July – Teacher Only Day – Nathan Wallis Workshop
  • 5th July – Last Day of Term 2

Principal’s Message

Dear parents, families and whanau,

Kia ora koutau katoa,

It is great to see everybody back for another exciting Term. Our learners have settled back into their classroom routines with enthusiasm and I am sure they will all enjoy another productive term. This week our learners have been working with their teachers on their learning goals. These goals are an essential part of each child’s learning direction and for them to take ownership for their learning.

Parent Conferences

Thank you to the parents who were able to attend our parent conferences. This was a good opportunity to see how your child is progressing in their learning and the feedback from parents is valuable in supporting our teachers. The discussions held really do support the importance of the school and home partnership relationship. If you were unable to attend our parent conference and would like to meet your child’s teacher to discuss their learning, please contact our school office and book an appointment.

The 3R’s Cup Winner

Week 10 – AJ Latu

Anamalia Latu

Congratulations to AJ, our cup holder for Week 10 who has displayed  Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. Thank you for displaying our 3 values.

Classroom Awards to Date

Week 10: Rm 1 William Hughes, Rm 2 – Tegan Conn

Super effort by all of you and keep up the great work!

Term Two Science learning

For the next two weeks our learners will be taking part in a number of science experiments that will focus on the physical world of the science curriculum. Already the learning from yesterday’s experiment was positive and our learners are keen to check their vinegar eggs today.

A reminder the Science Roadshow permission and payment is due before we leave this Friday. Also if you are able to provide transport fill this in on the permission slip. Thank you.

Paid union meeting – Next Tuesday 

Kua Tae Te Wa – It’s Time to Campaign. The campaign aims to free teachers to teach and principals to lead by getting additional support and staff that schools need. This is a nationwide campaign and we would appreciate your support.

On Tuesday the 7 of May, teachers will be attending a NZEI paid union meeting. Our teachers are union members and legally entitled to attend two paid meetings annually. Our school will be closed at 12.30pm. In order to support all our teachers and schools nationwide, we would appreciate you making arrangements to pick up your child or children at 12.30pm.


There is no assembly this week. We will have assembly every second week starting from Friday the 10th of May. We really appreciate the support shown for our learners at assemblies.

Sports equipment

Thanks to AC Petfoods for donating to our school two rugby balls. The gesture was due to their appreciation for the support they receive from farmers for their support and business.

New iPads


Our learners in action using our brand new Apple iPads. Our learners and teachers would like to express our thanks to the PTA for funding our new ICT learning tools.

Easter Egg Raffle Winners

Congratulations to our Easter Raffle winners. Our lucky winners were, 1st prize – Michelle Evans, 2nd Prize – Judi and 3rd prize went to Nigel Tracey. We hope you enjoyed the extra chocolate over Easter! Thank you to our amazing families who did a wonderful job selling so many raffle tickets. Our PTA raised $1255.00! What a huge effort that goes a long way for our school.

New Enrolments

If you know of any parent or parents who have a child turning five soon or are thinking of making a change with where they send their child, please let them know we have places available in both of our classrooms. Direct them to me please for information about our school to help them make an informed decision.

Nga mihi

Phillip Otto and Motumaoho School Staff




Parent Helpline