“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
  • Staff Resignations
  • Celebrating our Support Staff
  • COVID-19 and Winter Illnesses
  • Education Review Office
  • Jumping June
  • 3R’s and S Award
  • Matariki
  • Toys and Bikes at School
  • PTA Fundraiser
  • Yummy Stickers
  • School Policies/SchoolDocs

Dates to Remember

  • Thursday 16th June – ERO Parent Meeting at 1:45pm
  • Friday 24th June – Matariki Public Holiday
  • Tuesday 28th June – Jumping June Event
  • Friday 8th July – Last Day of Term 2
  • Monday 25th July – First Day of Term 3
  • Friday 30th September – Last Day of Term 3
  • Monday 17th October – First Day of Term 4
  • Thursday 20th October – Livestock Day
  • Monday 24th October – Labour Day Public Holiday
  • Thursday 27th October – Morrinsville Group Day
  • Tuesday 1st November – School Photos
  • Wednesday 14th December – Last Day of Term 4

Principal’s Message 

Tēnā Koutou Katoa

We are still buzzing with excitement after our cross country day here at school. It was such a crazy day with the unpredictable weather that ranged from stormy winds, torrential rain to beautiful sunshine. Thank you for supporting our students who ran well and most importantly, had a great time. We are especially proud of the effort and resilience that were shown by our students, encouraging each other and not giving up. Ka pai! That is the Motumaoho way! 

Staff Resignations

We regret to inform you that Ms Roberts has resigned from her position as principal release teacher here at Motumaoho School. A need to spend more time with her family has brought her to this decision. We would like to thank Ms Roberts for her commitment, professionalism, support, friendship and kindness to everyone that she has worked with. You will be surely missed by the staff, the parent community and of course our wonderful students. Our best wishes accompany you. 

Due to ill health, we also had to farewell Lesley Mcilroy (teacher aide). Thank you for your contribution to Motumaoho School. A short stay, but well appreciated. We wish you a speedy recovery. 

Celebrating our Support Staff

All schools in New Zealand are recognising the great work support staff do in schools. We have a great team that helps everyone here at Motumaoho School. We would like to celebrate and acknowledge the effort they make in meeting the needs of our students, staff and parent community. Thank you for everything you do.   

COVID19 and Winter illnesses

We would like to remind everyone to sign in at the office when visiting the school. Masks are also to be worn when inside the school. We welcome parents settling their child/ren in at the start of the day but please wear your mask and use the sanitizer that we provide. 

At the moment we are not just battling COVID in our community but also flu and gastroenteritis. Please monitor your child/ren for symptoms and if unwell, keep your child/ren at home. Your support is greatly appreciated. 

Education Review Office (ERO)

On Thursday Lee Marchioni from the Education Review Office (ERO) will be here at Motumaoho School. This visit will form part of the current review of our school. Collecting the voice of all parties (students, staff, BOT and parents) are very important to this review. A meeting in the staffroom from 1:45pm will allow Lee to talk with members from the BOT and parent community. Please come in to meet with her so that she can hear about all the great things that are happening here at our school.
When: Thursday, 16 June 2022
Where: Library
Time: From 1:45pm

Jumping June 

With Jumping June only 2 weeks away on 28th June, we are getting closer! If you are currently fundraising, THANK YOU! But don’t worry, it is not too late to register and raise some money for the Heart Foundation. Just go to www.jumpingjune.co.nz and create a student profile page. In addition to supporting the Heart Foundation, students who raise upwards of $10 will be able to choose a prize!

By fundraising for an organisation, it is also giving our children a way of showing an act of service, which is one of our school values 

With more information, in regards to how the day will run coming out next week, we are looking forward to seeing our children practicing and getting excited about the event to come.

3R’s and S Awards 

These awards are presented to students who consistently demonstrate our values of:

Respect/Whakaute, Resilience/Manahau, Responsibility/Kawenga and Service/Ratonga. 

Congratulations to: Miller Cable


We are currently focussing on learning more about Matariki in both classrooms. We have been learning the names of the different stars and how Matariki is celebrated. This will continue over the next 2 weeks. Feel free to support this learning at home.

Toys/Bikes At School

A reminder that toys should only be brought to school when they are required as part of a learning. If this is the case, you will be notified by the teacher.

Bikes can be brought to school on Fridays as we have the school bikes available the rest of the week. Skateboards and scooters are discouraged at school due to our small concrete areas and the presence of stones that are causing accidents. 

PTA Fundraiser

The Motumaoho School PTA was given the opportunity to operate the canteen at the Morrinsville Netball Centre – Junior Netball Festival at Campbell Park last Sunday. Junior netball players, their families and supporters came from as far as Whitianga and Cambridge to take part in this well run event.
The weather was at times pretty unfavourable but it didn’t last very long, and people definitely brought their appetites. We were busy from before the matches even started.
On the menu was hot chips, chicken nuggets, chicken burgers, hot dogs, home baking, lollies, popcorn and drinks.
Our sponsors, donors and home bakers deserve a massive THANK YOU! They include:
  • Sweet as popcorn
  • New World Morrinsville
  • Hamilton Wholesale Meats
  • Inghams Chicken
  • Mr Chips (Bidfoods Hamilton) 
The total money raised is about $1500.00 which will be put towards tech devices and ongoing improvements to the natural learning environment of our school.
We are blessed with very organised and motivated people in supporting our PTA so the experience went really well.
Thank you to everyone who helped out towards the running of this event.
Brad – PTA Chairperson (Ethan’s Dad)

Yummy Stickers

A reminder that our school is participating in the Yummy Sticker promotion again this year. We are asking you to collect yummy cut-out labels from bags (each cut-out label is worth 10 stickers) and individual Yummy apple stickers. 

Please ask your child to return these sheets to the office as you complete them and pick up a new one. You can also download the sheets from http:www.yummyfruit.co.nz/schoolstickerpromo 

Participating schools get a share of $200,000 worth of sports gear, depending on the number of stickers collected. The promotion ends at the end of Term 3 so please keep collecting.

School Policies – SchoolDocs

All school policies are on a website called SchoolDocs. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive set of policies, which have been well researched and follow the Ministry of Education guidelines. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, as the school supplies specific information. SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, and regular reviewing. The website is: motumaoho.schooldocs.co.nz The username is: motumaoho and the password is: striving

The link to School Docs will always be available on our school website under the Information tab, then down to Policies and Procedures. 

Ngā mihi nui | Kindest Regards

Tina Baptist