“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
  • Life Education
  • Staff Professional Development
  • Our Learners in Action
  • Livestock Day
  • Morrinsville Children’s Group Day
  • Kickstart
  • New Enrolments

Upcoming Dates

  • 3rd July – Last day of Term 2
  • 20th July – Term 3 Starts
  • 25th September – Term 3 Ends
  • 12th October – Term 4 Starts
  • 19th October – Livestock Day
  • 23rd October – Morrinsville Group Day
  • 26th October – Labour Day

Principal’s Message

Dear parents, families and whanau,

Kia ora koutau katoa,

As this will be the last newsletter for Term 2, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people of our learning community. All our learners have taken responsibility for their learning, following our new hygiene practices and being supportive of others. During this term we have endured some challenging times with Covid-19 but I must credit all our learners with their desire to show our 3 R’s and always being kind to each other. Thank you kids!

A thank you must go out to our parents and community members who have supported our learners and our school through distance learning, following our new health measures since we have been back to school under Alert 2 and 1, fundraising and assembly. We appreciate the support given.

To our hardworking teachers, teaching assistants and office administrator. The efforts they put into supporting all our learners is incredible and we are fortunate to have such committed people in our school community.

I look forward to seeing our learners continue their great learning through to the end of Term. I look forward to Term 3 and the positive learning opportunities that will take place for our learners. I hope all our learners have a well-deserved break and we will see you all in Term 3.

The 3R’s Cup Winner

Week 10: Taize Hooker

Congratulations to Taize, our cup holder for Week 10, who has displayed Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. Thank you for displaying our 3 values!


Classroom Awards

Rm 1 – Liam Sutton-Dewhurst,  Rm 2 – Indie Manuel

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


Our next assembly is on the last day of term – Friday 3rd July. We look forward to seeing you there.

Life Education

On Thursday the 11th June we were visit by Harold the giraffe and the Life Education facilitator Mike Budd. Both rooms enjoyed the learning and it was a great day. The junior class learned about social relationships – friends, kindness, feelings, recognising others feelings, and qualities of a friend. The seniors focused on Covid-19, viruses and the immune system. 


Staff Professional Development

Tabitha Leonard our Community of Learners facilitator visited our teachers and continued to get to know our learners. She had positive conversations with our teaches about how to support them with teaching ideas. To add Tabitha is a former learner of our school and she was so honoured to come back.

Our Learners in Action

Livestock Day

This year our school Livestock Day will be held on Monday 19th October, (Term 4). Calves are back! For those learners who do not have a calf, lamb or kid for the event, we will be running our flower, vegetable and sand saucer displays. Livestock Day entries will be sent home later in Term 3.

Morrinsville Children’s Livestock Group Day

This year we are the duty school for the Morrinsville Group Day which has been confirmed for Friday 23rd October. As the duty school, we are responsible for setting up the rings etc, organising food for the judges, possibly run a sausage sizzle and packing up at the end of the day. We require support from our families to help where you can. Thank you to those families we have already approached that have farming expertise! If anyone else is able to help out, please let Phillip know. We will keep you updated as we get closer to the event.

New Enrolments

We have spaces available in both classrooms at Motumaoho School. If you have a child turning five soon or know of any family who has a school aged child up to Year 6 who are moving into the area, please feel free to contact me for information about our school. I would be happy to help you make an informed decision.

Kind regards

Mr Otto and staff.