“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
  • NYLD (National Young Leaders Day)
  • Zero Waste
  • Our Learners in Action
  • Livestock Day
  • New Enrolments
  • Attachment – Community Consultation

Upcoming Dates

  • 14th to 20th September – Maori Language Week
  • 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,

Our learners have been busy over the last few weeks; the seniors participating in the NYLD virtual learning, the juniors exploring nature in and outside of the classroom and the whole school learning about ways to reduce and reuse our waste with Zero Waste. We have also had some stunning days where we can enjoy exploring outside and having fun on Wheels Day.

The 3R’s Cup

Congratulations to AJ, our cup holder for Week 8, who has displayed Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. Thank you AJ for displaying our 3 values!


Classroom Awards

Rm 1 – Daisy Manuel,  Rm 2 – Isabel George

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

NYLD (National Young Leaders Day) Virtual Learning

NYLD virtual learning was a big hit with our seniors. The focus was on Kia Kaha ‘Be Strong’, Kia Maia ‘Be Brave’ and Kia Manawanui ‘Be Steadfast’. All four speakers were inspiring through sharing their leadership experiences. The speakers were William Pike, Riley Hathaway, Okirano Tilaia and Stan Walker. Stan Walker also sung two cool songs at the end of the presentation.

Zero Waste 

Vicki the Zero Waste facilitator shared her knowledge with our learners about interesting recycled waste product facts and ways to reuse or reduce our waste. As a school we are now implementing the ideas we learned about and have begun our Zero Waste journey.

Our Learners in Action

Recognition outside of the Classroom

Savannah is a part of the local Piako Gymnastics Club and has participated in gym festivals in the past. She often displays some of the moves and skills she has learnt to her fellow learners here at school. Well done for your achievements so far and all the best with your gymnastics in the future Savannah!

Livestock Day

This year our Livestock Day will be held on Monday 19th October, Week 2 after the school holidays. Those learners who do not have an animal will be taking part in our craft/flower/vegetable display activities.

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.