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

In This Week’s Newsletter

  • Principal’s Message
  • 3 R’s Cup
  • Classroom Awards
  • Assembly
  • Our Learners in Action
  • Work Samples
  • Skool Loop App
  • New Enrolments

Upcoming Dates

  • 27th August – Team Energize – Hockey Skills
  • 29th August – Matamata/Piako Gymsport Festival
  • 5th September – Soccer/Hockey Fun Day
  • 16th September – Jump Rope for Heart
  • 19th September  – Life Education
  • 27th September – Last Day of Term 3
  • 14th October – First Day of Term 4
  • 16th October – Livestock Day
  • 29th October  – School Photos

Principal’s Message

Dear parents, families and whanau,

Kia ora koutau katoa,

Wow! I can’t believe we are already at the halfway point of Term 3. It is great to see our learners working hard and showing massive amounts of resilience towards their learning. I am always impressed with the focus shown by all our learners and their teachers and the continued support shown by our families.

The 3R’s Cup Winner

Week 4: Charlie Phillips-De Thierry

Congratulations to Charlie, our cup holder for Week 4 who has displayed Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. Thank you for displaying our 3 values.

Classroom Awards to Date

Week 4: Rm 1 – Daisy Manuel & Liam Sutton-Dewhurst, Rm 2 – Scarlet Keenan.

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


Our next assembly is Friday the 30th of August. We really appreciate the support shown for our learners at assemblies.

Our Learners in Action

Room 2’s Baking

Work Samples

Room 1 Short Descriptive Writing

The fur is golden brown with as white as fog around his dark eyes like the night sky. His fur is as soft as a cosy warm blanket. In the tree is a monkey with a cheeky smile.

By Maddy

Lightning storms are furious. They are shaped like swigly lines. They are strikes of lightning. Lightning is a gun firing electricity. Lightning is a light lighting up the place around it. It is a torch setting fire to everything it touches.

By Kayla

The tornado hit the house like thunder. Debris was flying everywhere like a raging rhino.

By Chase

The wind is a vaccum cleaner sucking up the trees. They will snap out of the ground like a twig due to the strong winds.

By Liam

Skool Loop App

Don’t forget to download our Skool Loop App if you haven’t already done so. Not only is this an amazing tool that is free for our school, but you can support the local businesses who support us, by advertising on the app.

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