“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
  • Hats and Sunscreen
  • Learning Themes
  • Lost Property
  • Livestock Day
  • New Enrolments

Upcoming Dates

  • 19th October – Livestock Day
  • 23rd October – Morrinsville Group Day
  • 26th October – Labour Day
  • 2nd November – BOT Meeting
  • 13th November – Rural Schools Athletics Day
  • 16th November – School Photos
  • 15th December – Last Day of Term

Principal’s Message

Dear parents, families and whanau,

Kia ora kautou,

Welcome to Term 4 where all our learners have come back to school with positive attitudes towards their learning and are displaying our Three R’s. We look forward to a very busy Term 4 and hopefully some sunny days.

On Monday the 19thof October we have our annual Livestock Day. For learners without animals, it will be a Creative Day! The details of the day will be attached to our this newsletter. Please read through all the information, and if you have any questions let us know.

The 3R’s Cup

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

Classroom Awards

Rm 1 – Georgia Evans,  Rm 2 – Cooper Brunton

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

Hats and sunscreen

As we are into the summer term, all our learners have been allocated a school hat with a number. These hats are to be kept at school. If any hats have gone home or you find any from previous years PLEASE return them to the office as there are a number of hats missing. We do have sunscreen at school but we encourage our learners to apply sunscreen before they come to school please. Please also consider clothing that covers your child’s shoulders, thank you.

Learning themes for Term 4

Learning is already in full swing. Room 2 is using natural materials to make the walls of our nature structure. In Room 1 our learners are taking part in the Little Garden challenge through School Kit and they are learning the process of seed germination. Enjoy the photos.

Livestock Day

Next Monday is our school Livestock Day. Please can we have a few parent helpers to help us set up the rings in the morning and put up the gazebos etc. Also if there are PTA members or parents that can help with the BBQ or bake stall, raffles etc please contact Angela in the office. The day officially starts at 10am and is generally over by lunchtime. We had a successful bake sale last year, so it would be great to run this again. If you are able to help with some fresh baking on Sunday and drop it into school on Monday morning covered or wrapped on a disposable plate (or dish you do not require back) we would really appreciate it! Thank you in advance. More details on the notice attached.

Group Day 

We are the duty school for Group Day this year which is being held at the Recreation Grounds on Friday 23rd October. This involves setting up the rings in the morning, the food for the day and packing up at the end. Thank you to those parents who have offered to help already as we need a good number to be able to get this job done. Kiwitahi School is also helping, as we will be helping them when it’s their turn. We will send the information out next week with the details of what is required.

Lost Property

We have a large amount of lost property left at school. We encourage parents to come in and have a look if any clothing belongs to your child. In the future please name your child’s clothing as it will be easier for us to return it to the right family. If clothing hasn’t been claimed at the end of the year, we will donate it to local charity organisations.

Trophies to be Returned

Please can all academic trophies your child may have received last year be cleaned and returned to the school office as soon as possible, thank you.

Community Notice

Cleaner required for a 3 bedroom home on Harbottle Road. General housework for 1 full time working mature male, clean and tidy with no pets.
If interested, please phone Tony: 0221765785

New Enrolments

If you know of any parent or parents who has 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.

Kind regards

Mr Otto and staff.