“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 Recipient
  • Classroom Awards
  • Assembly
  • School Board of Trustees
  • Friday Lunchtime Sausage Sizzle
  • Sea Week
  • Wheels Day
  • PTA Chocolate Fundraiser
  • Overdue Accounts
  • Newsletter Online
  • Enrolments

Upcoming Dates

  • 13th March – School Assembly (Fortnightly)
  • 20th March – Friday’s PTA Sausage Sizzle (Fortnightly)
  • 9th April – Last Day of Term 1
  • 10th April  – Good Friday
  • 27th April – ANZAC Day Observed
  • 28th April – Term 2 Begins

Principal’s Message

Dear parents, families and whanau,

Kia ora koutau katoa,

This term, participating and contributing is a focus for Term 1. Our learners are making the most of the opportunities presented within the classroom and outside of the classroom. For our seniors, as part of their participating and contributing focus they are involved in a range of leadership opportunities such as; the Team Energise Leadership Day coming up soon, leading assemblies, and attending the National Young Leaders day in Term 2. The qualities and skills they learn from these experiences will support them in becoming more confident leaders.

A big thank you must go to our PTA who have kindly donated us funds to support our school with learning resources. We have been enjoying the BBQ lunches and the BBQ community evening was fantastic.

The 3R’s Cup Winner

Week 4: Kayla Healy

Congratulations to Kayla, 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 – Liam Sutton-Dewhurst,  Rm 2 – Harrison Sutton-Dewhurst.

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


Our next assembly is this Friday. Assembly will start at 1.45pm. At these assemblies it will be an opportunity for our learners to share their learning for the week through work samples. Our senior leaders will lead the assembly as part of their leadership development.

School Board of Trustees

Our strategic plan for 2020 – 2022 focuses on the following;

  • To accelerate all our learners achievement in relation to equity and excellence.
  • To grow community involvement.
  • To recognise the importance of taking responsibility for looking after our environment, well-being and our infrastructure.

PTA Lunchtime Sausage Sizzle

Thank you to our PTA who ran the BBQ last Friday for school lunches. These are proving very popular! Everyone was very excited to be able to purchase a sausage and a Juicie. The PTA intend to run a sausage sizzle every fortnight on a Friday.

Sea Week

Our learners have been involved in focusing on how plastic in our oceans are affecting our sea life. Come in our check out our awesome art work.

Room 1’s awesome sea mural!

Wheels Day

On Fridays our learners can bring bikes, scooters, skateboards or skates to use during the breaks, however helmets and any other safety gear MUST be worn.

PTA Chocolate Fundraiser

The PTA have organised a Whittaker’s chocolate fundraiser. Details are separately attached to this newsletter today. A fundraising box per family will be going home with your children tomorrow. We thank you in advance for helping raise funds for our school. Please let us know if you did not wish to take part in this.

Overdue Accounts

A reminder, there are still some overdue accounts from last year. We would like these paid off as soon as possible please. Thank you to those who have already settled your account, we appreciate it.

Newsletter Online

Our fortnightly school newsletter is always posted on our website: https://www.motumaoho.school.nz The link to this is also on our Facebook page and available via the Skool Loop App. Often there is advertising or local sports and community notices that we cannot fit on our printed newsletter, but are online. Please check these these out if you have access to any of these platforms.


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 staff.