“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
  • Board of Trustees
  • Our Learners in Action
  • Writing Samples
  • Livestock Day
  • New Enrolments

Upcoming Dates

  • 28th August – Piako Gym Festival (TBC)
  • 8th September – NYLD – National Young Leaders Day
  • 23rd September – Soccer/Hockey Fun Day
  • 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,

Wow! I can’t believe we are already at the halfway point of Term 3. It is great to see our learners working hard and displaying increased amounts of resilience towards their learning. I am always impressed with the focus shown by all our learners and their teachers and the continued support shown by our families.

Currently at Alert Level 2 it’s great to see our learners and community following our health guidelines and I would like to thank you for your continued support for all we are doing to keep our community safe. For us at school we will need to be vigilant with hygiene practices; washing hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with soap and water, sanitising hands on arrival to school and in and out of the classroom. Sneezing into elbows, keeping physical distance where possible. High use surfaces will be regularly cleaned, visitors to remain offsite and contact tracing register will be in use again at the office. 

Please remember to keep your child home if they are unwell or displaying any cold or flu-like symptoms. If you have any concerns please visit the Ministry of Health website: www.health.govt.nz or phone Healthline: 0800 611 116.


Board of Trustees

Mid-Year School Wide Data

It is pleasing to share our Reading, Writing and Mathematics data.

Reading: 75% at or above. Writing: 55% at or above. Mathematics: 75% at or above.

Well done to our learners who are continuing to show positive progress in their learning and striving to meet their learning goals. I’d like to thank our teachers and teacher aides for implementing targeted learning programs that are challenging and fun.

Our Learners in Action

Writing Samples

Here are some writing samples from our learners:

The Kiwi is a nocturnal, flightless bird. The Kiwi lays one egg a year. They are also native to New Zealand. They have a long beak for sniffing and eating food and they have long, hair like feathers. I like Kiwis because they are cute and I would love to meet a Kiwi one day. Kiwis are quiet and flightless. They are endangered so we protect them here in New Zealand. By Kayla

Pavlova is so delicious. Pavlova has lots of cream. We have pavlova on Christmas. Pavlova is so sweet and tasty. I like my pavlova with strawberries. By Savannah

The sunflower is as majestic as a jellyfish gliding through the crystal clear water. The sunflowers are as mesmerising as a blue moon in the beautiful night sky. The sunflower is as radiant as the spectacular sunset. By Liam

The sea is like blue skies. The seaweed is like green broccoli. The sun is like a yellow sunflower. The seaweed grows like a giraffe. The sea is as pretty as a photo. The sea is like an elephant. By AJ

Livestock Day

This year our Livestock Day will be held on Monday 19th October, Week 2 after the school holidays. If you are rearing a calf, lamb or kid to enter in our school Livestock Day please complete the entry form coming home with today’s school newsletter and return to the office as soon as possible. The sooner we have the entries in,  the sooner we can order ribbons and make arrangements for the day. Those children who do not have an animal will be taking part in our craft/flower/vegetable display activities.

Thank you to the Morrinsville Kiwanis Club

The Kiwanis Club donated a number of schools these awesome reflective vests. These vests come in handy for school trips where we may use buses or are in large crowds and can identify our school group easily. Thank you Morrinsville Kiwanis!

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.