“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
  • Health Messages
  • Distance Learning in Lockdown!

Upcoming Dates

  • 10th May – Mother’s Day!
  • 11th May – Government to announce when we move to Alert Level 2
  • 1st June – Queen’s Birthday
  • 3rd July – Last day of Term 2

Principal’s Message

Dear parents, families and whanau,

Kia ora koutau katoa,

On Saturday the 25th April we remembered the ANZAC’s

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

I will take this opportunity to thank our learners, parents and staff for your continued commitment and support through these unique and challenging times. Our family members who are supporting the learning from home, keep up the great work and also our learners who are working independently on learning tasks, keep up the positive work. Thanks for the continued communication to teachers and school through email, phone calls and sending us fantastic photos of learning at home.

On Monday 11th May the government will make the next announcement regarding the alert levels. The government will make an announcement this Thursday about what level 2 would mean for schools reopening. After this time we will inform you through a letter on what reopening will look like for Motumaoho School.

In the meantime, if you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to make contact with myself, or your child’s teacher.

Stay safe and stay in your bubble! We are still in Alert Level 3 and we need to remain vigilant.

  • Stay home whenever possible and avoid non-essential travel
  • Maintain strict hygiene practices (regular hand-washing and sanitising, cough/sneeze into your elbow)
  • Keep up with physical distancing regulations (one metre inside and two metres outside when not in your home bubbles)

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Kind regards

Mr Otto and staff.

Our Learners in Lockdown!

ANZAC Day – From Savannah and Taize’s home learning update:

“For our Anzac learning we made some lanterns and read some poems. We picked the poems apart to understand them better and used the internet to find the meaning of some of the words. We also found out where Flounders Feild was and what it looks like today.

We watched a short documentary of Anzac day and listened to 2 Anzac songs and the last post.

Taize made some Anzac biscuits, as did his older brother Chase, and Savannah also did some baking. Chase and Taize used different recipes and compared the final results, the amount, shapes, taste and texture.”

Tilli and Oona have also been mixing up their days with school work, baking, ‘Born to Move’ gym classes, and Home Learning TV.

Cooper has been crafty with this bird he made.

Great work everyone!