'Learn by Doing - Mā te Mahi kā Ako’
NAU MAI, HAERE MAI - WELCOME TO OTAUA SCHOOL
Welcome to Otaua School 2023
School starts for students on Thursday 2nd February
We can not wait to see everyone! Don't forget to check your class dojo for more information! https://www.classdojo.com/
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Welcome to Otaua School.
We are a small rural school located near the Waiuku Forest. We are surrounded by stunning countryside, close to the Waikato River and Karioitahi Beach.
Historically our school has had a unique connection to the land in Otaua. That is both an historical connection (the portage, significant to the Maori in days gone by, and the dairy factory in Otaua) and a present connection through our farming families, and through the work we do as an Enviroschool. Because of this connection we have named our 4 house groups based around this environment. They are Swamp, River, Coast and Harbour.
Otaua School is 126 years old! The school was originally established in 1895 and was called Maioro school, and was located a little further up Maioro Road. The original school building is now part of the Waiuku Museum.
We currently have 190 students from NE to Year 8.
Our 8 classrooms are named after NZ native birds:
Room 1 Piwakawaka - Mrs Shea Malloy
Room 2 Kea - Mrs Carrie Whyte
Room 3 Ruru - Miss Sam Gavin
Room 4 Kiwi Kingdom - Miss Courtney Lindberg
Room 5 Korimako Ako - Ms Caitlih Wallace
Room 6 Kereru Cove - Mrs Karen Pavletich
Room 7 Pukekos Nest - Mrs Alison O'Regan
Room 8 Tui - Mrs Anna Parsonson
''At Otaua School we want all our students to be self-assured, connected, actively involved lifelong learners. '
Citizenship - Positively participating and contributing to our school and community
Fairness - Being kind and thoughtful to all
Responsibility - Demonstrate skills to manage ourselves, our interactions with others and care for the school environment
Trustworthiness - Being people who do the right thing, even when no one is looking
2023 Term Dates
Tuesday 8 February to Thursday 6 April 2023
Monday 7 February - Waitangi Day Observed
Friday 7 April - Good Friday
Monday 10 April - Easter Monday
Tuesday 11 April - Easter Tuesday
Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June 2023
Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
Monday 5 June - King’s Birthday
Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September 2023
Friday 14 July - Matariki
Monday 9 October to Friday 15 December 2023
Monday 23 October - Labour Day