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

In This Week’s Newsletter

  • New School Fence
  • BOT Election Results 2019
  • Fire Station Visit
  • ANZ Olympic Ambassador
  • New Enrolments
  • Assembly Reminder

Upcoming Dates

  • 17th, 18th June – Teacher Reading Professional Development
  • 21st June – Inter-School Cross Country
  • 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 a pleasure being in the classroom and observing the progress the children are making with their learning. Especially when learners are showing resilience towards challenging tasks that they must work through and overcome. Keep up the wonderful work!

Out in the playground it is fantastic to see our learners interacting positively and using our resources while playing together.

As you will be aware the old school fence at the front of the school has been taken down and there is temporary fencing in place until the new fence is erected. We appreciate your patience and support with this project.

School Board of Trustees

Congratulations to our board members:

Board Chairperson – Ashley Dewhurst

Secretary – Natalie Hughes

Board Member – Lisa Healy

Staff Rep – Angela Henderson

Principal – Phillip Otto

The next board meeting is Monday the 17thof June in Room 1 starting at 6pm. All are welcome to attend.

Fire Station Visit

On Friday the 31stof May our whole school visited the Morrinsville Fire Station. We were hosted by Michelle Hinton who has been a firefighter for 13 years. Michelle gave us a tour of the fire station and she showed us what a firefighter wears and uses to put out fires. We are very lucky to have such hardworking people like Michelle in our community helping us keep safe. We would like to thank the Morrinsville Fire station for hosting us. The sound of the fire truck siren and seeing the lights flashing was really fun.

ANZ Olympic Ambassador  

On Monday, Olympic and Commonwealth athlete (middle distance runner), Nikki Hamblin came to talk to Room 1 about the Olympic values of Friendship, Respect and Excellence. She spoke to the learners about the ways she’s needed to use these values on her journey as an athlete and how we can use them in our everyday lives as contributing members of society. She showed the learners her medals, Olympic jacket and the flag. It was an informative and interesting insight into the life of an athlete. We made the connections between the Olympic values and our School values The Three R’s – Respect, Resilience and Responsibility.

New Enrolments

With the farming season changeover, you may know of families who are moving into the district, or know of a parent or parents who have a child turning five soon. Please let them know we have places available in both of our classrooms and please feel free to direct them to me for information about our school to help them make an informed decision.


A reminder our fortnightly assembly will take place this Friday at 1:45pm. We look forward to seeing you there.


Nga mihi

Phillip Otto and Motumaoho School Staff




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