“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
  • From the BoT
  • Working Bee
  • Measles
  • Work Samples
  • New Enrolments

Upcoming Dates

  • 10th September (Revised Date) – 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
  • 5th December – Year 6 Orientation at MIS
  • 19th December – Last Day of Term 4

Principal’s Message

Dear parents, families and whanau,

Kia ora kautou,

I often have positive conversations with our learners about our 3 R’s of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. It is humbling for me to enter the classrooms and see our learners living our values in the way they interact with each other. The learning environments created by all involved give our learners the opportunities to maximise and grow their learning capabilities.

Below is a classic example of our learners of all ages involving each other in a game during lunchtime. This example reinforces how our learners treat each other with respect through positive interactions and everybody who wanted to play was included. The game was organised by the children. I think this is very cool! I am so proud of all of you.

The 3R’s Cup Winner

Week 6: Charlotte Bigham

Congratulations to Charlotte, our cup holder for Week 6 who has displayed Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. Thank you for displaying our 3 values.

Classroom Awards to Date

Week 6: Rm 1 – Maddisyn Evans, Rm 2 – Georgia Evans.

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


Our next assembly is Friday the 13th September. We really appreciate the support shown for our learners at assemblies.

From the Board of Trustees

At our recent BoT meeting on Monday the 26thAugust our board reported and reviewed the most recent student achievement data that was collated at the end of Term 2. From the data, we have set targets in reading, writing and maths to be achieved by the end of the school year.

Working Bee

On Sunday the 22ndof September starting at 10am we will have a working bee. The main job to be done is clear the weeds, blackberry bushes and privet down in the gully area to allow our learners to use it. If you are able to provide a weed eater or any relevant tools to help us with the job that will be much appreciated. We have some wonderful native trees growing and they will look even better after the clearing is done. The stream will be an excellent resource for our learners. We look forward to seeing you there!


As you would have heard in the media, there are a large number of measles cases confirmed, particularly in South Auckland, and the Waikato Public Health is providing advice to schools and early learning centres on procedures to put in place. We are required to keep an up-to-date immunisation register so if our school has a confirmed measles case, we can quickly manage this and identify children and staff who are not immune. If a case is confirmed at our school and we have no record to show your child has had TWO MMR vaccinations, they will be required to stay at home for 14 days. Please help us in ensuring our register is current, thank you.

Our Learners’ Work

Parents and caregivers, you are always welcome to come and see your children’s work in the classroom. Pop in and see these poems on display in our senior room. Great work Room 1!

Alliteration Poems – Room 1

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

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