“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
  • Assembly
  • Livestock Day
  • Group Day
  • Nature Structure
  • Book Character Day
  • LIC – Thank you
  • Hats and Sunscreen
  • Lost Property
  • Trophies to be Returned
  • New Enrolments

Upcoming Dates

  • 2nd November – BOT Meeting
  • 13th November – Rural Schools Athletics Day
  • 16th November – School Photos
  • 18th November – Book Character Day
  • 15th December – Last Day of Term
  • 2nd February – Term 1 Starts, 2021

Principal’s Message

Dear parents, families and whanau,

Kia ora kautou,

As I write our newsletter for this week, I have been impressed with how all our learners have made a great start to Term 4 through their hard work, focus and commitment towards their learning, and the way they treat each other with kindness and respect. I look forward to seeing our learners enjoy the opportunities that a summer term presents and I wish all our learners the very best with the progress they are making in their learning.

I like to take this opportunity to welcome Grace, Lilly and Sam. Grace and Lilly both started in our senior class and Sam in our junior class. They all are settling in well.


Our next assembly is Friday the 6th November. Our awards will be presented then. We really appreciate the support shown for our learners at assemblies.

Livestock Day

On Monday the 19th October we held our annual school Livestock Day. In total we had 6 learners who entered with an animal. They were; Kayla with Honey, Savannah with Shyla, Charlotte with Mango, Taize with Autumn, Cooper with Harold and Skyliah with Peaches. Again a hugely successful day for our learners, parents, family members and community. It’s great to see we continue our rural event which holds significance and a special place for our school. To include the classroom activities were fantastic and its great seeing those learners who don’t have an animal can be part of our successful day.

Morrinsville Group Day

Group Day was held on Friday the 23rd October at the Morrinsville Recreation Grounds. We were represented by Kayla and her calf ‘Honey’, Savannah and her goat ‘Shyla’ and Taize and his goat ‘Autumn’. All our learners represented our school well. Thanks to the parents of our learners who supported their child with their animals. A big thankyou to our PTA for running a successful BBQ, food stall and all our helpers including those from Kiwitahi School for setting up and putting down the calf, lamb and goat rings. As the duty school for this year’s event I was immensely proud of everybody involved who made this day a success for all the children of the Morrinsville cluster schools.

Nature Structure

Our junior learners are progressing with their nature structure and have been making the walls with natural resources found on our school grounds. Great work Room 2!

Book Character Day

On Wednesday the 18th November we are having a book character day to celebrate our learners love for reading. Come along dressed along as your favourite character!

Thank you LIC

Thank you to LIC who kindly donated 4 rugby balls and 1 soccer ball! We are very grateful as our learners will get a lot of use out of these.

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.  We do have sunscreen at school but we encourage our learners to apply sunscreen before they come to school please. 

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. This includes recent Livestock Day awards that have been presented also. We will have these engraved with our winners names and they will be returned, thank you.

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. Please direct them to me for information about our school to help them make an informed decision.

Kind regards

Mr Otto and Motumaoho School staff.