“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
  • Group Day
  • Stream Study
  • Hamilton Zoo Trip
  • Breakfast Club
  • Hats and Sunscreen
  • Lost Property
  • New Enrolments

Upcoming Dates

  • 31st October – Athletics with Team Energize
  • 4th November – Hamilton Zoo Trip
  • 7th November – PTA Disco
  • 10th November – Working Bee (starts at 10am)
  • 15th November – Rural Schools Athletics at Tauhei
  • 19th November – Interschool Athletics
  • 5th December – Year 6 Orientation at MIS
  • 18th December – End of Year Prizegiving
  • 19th December – Last Day of Term 4

Principal’s Message

Dear parents, families and whanau,

Kia ora kautou,

As I write our newsletter for this week, I have been impressed with how all our learners have made a great start to Term 4 through their focus and commitment towards their learning and the way they treat each other with kindness and respect. I look forward to seeing our learners enjoy the opportunities that a summer term presents and I wish all our learners the very best with the progress they are making in their learning.

Isabelle, Beatrice, Taize and Cody

I like to take this opportunity to welcome Isabelle and Beatrice who both started in our senior class on Tuesday. They are visiting from England and will be here until the end of February. We also would like to welcome Cody who has made a positive start in the junior class, and Taize who started school after the holidays.

The 3R’s Cup Winner

Week 2: Scarlet Keenan

Scarlet – Our 3 R’s Cup Winner

Congratulations to Scarlet, our cup holder for Week 2, who has displayed Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. Thank you for displaying our 3 values.

Classroom Awards to Date

Week 2: Rm 1 – Kayla Healy, Rm 2 – Catherine Rutherford.

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


Our next assembly is Friday the 8thNovember. We really appreciate the support shown for our learners at assemblies. At our last assembly the seniors delivered a great play and it was fantastic to see their hard work paying off. The juniors designed and created a mind master crown that will remind us when we need to problem solve we use our mind master strategies. Well done juniors!

Morrinsville Group Day

It was so humbling to hear about how our learners did at the Morrinsville Group Day on Thursday the 24thOctober at the Morrinsville Recreation Grounds. Congratulations to all of our learners and their pet goats. All of your hardwork has paid off!

HEATHCOTE CUP – LEADING Champion Leading Overall: William Hughes

ROHRLACH CUP Junior Overall Highest Points: Savannah Hooker

WEBBER CUP Grand Champion Kid Overall: Savannah Hooker

Stream Study

Last Thursday, Alex and Ruairi from Environmental Waikato and Enviro Schools came to Motumaoho School. Rooms 1 and 2 went down to the gully and were ‘scientists’, as we performed several tests on the state of the water in the stream that runs through the gully. We tested the clarity, PH levels and temperature. We discovered the stream had good PH levels and the temperature was good, however the clarity was poor. Alex and Ruairi explained this was due to the erosion coming from the sides of the stream. In order to prevent erosion, trees need to be planted to stop the erosion and dirt entering the stream. We had a great time being scientists and learnt a lot about water testing.

Hamilton Zoo Trip

On Monday the whole school will be visiting the Hamilton Zoo. Thank you to those parents offering to take transport. If you haven’t already done so, please return your permission slips by tomorrow or alternatively via the Skool Loop app. Payment must be sent into the school office before Monday or can be made online if easier.

Breakfast Club

If you are wanting your child to have milk and Weetbix for breakfast,  please have them at school by 8.15am. This will give them time to eat and be ready for learning at 8.30am.

Hats and sunscreen

As we are into the summer term, all our learners have been allocated a school hat with a number. We do have sunscreen at school but we encourage our learners to apply sunscreen before they come to school please.

Lost Property

We have a large amount of lost property left at school. We encourage parents to come in and have a look if any clothing belongs to your child. In the future please name your child’s clothing as it will be easier for us to return it to the right family. If clothing hasn’t been claimed at the end of the year, we will donate it to local charity organisations.

Hay Bales

Does anyone have any hay bales we could borrow for our school disco night? Small ones for seating preferable. If you have some or know of anyone who is happy to lend some out, please contact the school office or message our Motumaoho School PTA Facebook page. Thank you.

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. Please direct them to me for information about our school to help them make an informed decision.

Nga mihi 

Phillip Otto and Motumaoho School Staff

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