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Otonga School Te Kura o Tihiōtonga

Nau mai haere mai Welcome to Otonga School

Otonga School Te Kura o Tihiōtonga is a fun learning community with motivated and respectful students. At Otonga School the child is at the centre of the learning. This is because we know that everyone comes here with their own passions, wonderings, questions, strengths and needs. Effective teaching pedagogy permeates across the school and acknowledges the whole child.
 
We pride ourselves in living the school values of manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, manawanui and whanaungatanga. Dispositions are habits of thinking and doing. We support our tamariki to be curious, collaborative, creative and critical thinkers.

We are a member of the Rotorua Central Kahui Ako Community of Learning. Our people like to have fun while learning and this is what makes Te Kura o Tihiōtonga a great place to be.
 
Noho ora mai
Gareth Cunliffe
Principal

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Kia ora koutou katoa, Greetings – Hello to you all, Please click on the attached link to read this week’s

Wed Apr 10 05:01pm

 



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Four Winds News – 3rd April 2024

Wed Apr 03 05:36pm

Tēnā koutou i tēnei ahiahi pō, Good evening everyone. 


Please click on the attached link to read this week’s panui te kura/school newsletter.


Kia pai tō pō, Have a good night.


 


Ngā mihi nui, Kind regards


Te Kura o Tihiōtonga, Otonga School



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Four Winds News – 27th March 2024

Wed Mar 27 05:06pm

Four Winds News – 27th March 2024


Tēnā koutou i tēnei ahiahi pō, Good evening everyone.
Please click on the attached link to read this week’s panui te kura/school newsletter.
Kia pai tō pō, Have a good night.


Ngā mihi nui, Kind regards
Te Kura o Tihiōtonga, Otonga School



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Miniball 2024 – Term 2 & 3 (Registrations Due via KINDO by 9am Friday 5th April 2024)

Fri Mar 22 11:02am

MINIBALL 2024 (Term 2 & 3) – Registrations are now OPEN


The attached notice is for all parents of children (year 0-6 boys and girls) who are interested in playing Miniball/Basketball in Term 2 & 3 this year.


Please read the attached registration notice, which includes important information on grades, where & when to play, fees, as well as how to register & pay via Kindo and who to contact if you have any questions.


The organisers of this competition are restricting the number of teams this year, so it is first teams in first serve situation. We encourage you to register quickly, otherwise your child may end up missing out altogether.


Registrations need to be completed via KINDO by 9am FRIDAY 5th April 2024. (No late entries will be accepted).


If you have any questions, please contact Whaea Nadia Saathof, Otonga Sports Coordinator via nsaathof@otonga.school.nz


Ngā mihi nui
Kind regards


Te Kura o Tihiōtonga
Otonga School



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School will be CLOSED on Tuesday 2nd April – Easter Tuesday

Fri Mar 22 10:00am

Tuesday 2nd April – Easter Tuesday


Please note that Tuesday 2nd April is a school holiday. School will be closed on that day. School resumes on Wednesday 3rd April.


Easter: Good Friday 29th March, Easter Monday 1st April, Easter Tuesday 2nd April (a school holiday)


School terms and holiday dates – Education in New Zealand


Kind regards


Gareth Cunliffe
Principal 


Otonga Primary School    Te Kura o Tihiōtonga

Four Winds News – 20th March 2024

Wed Mar 20 04:13pm

Kia ora koutou katoa, Greetings – Hello to you all,
Please click on the attached link to read this week’s panui te kura/school newsletter.
Ahiahi mārie, Good afternoon.


Ngā mihi nui, Kind regards
Te Kura o Tihiōtonga – Otonga School



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Hockey 2024 – Term 2 (Registrations Due via KINDO by 9am Friday 12th April 2024)

Mon Mar 18 06:46pm

HOCKEY 2024 (Term 2) – Registrations are now OPEN


The attached notice is for all parents of children (year 1-6 boys and girls) who are interested in playing Hockey in Term 2 this year.


Please read the attached registration notice, which includes important information on grades, compulsory gear to play, fees, as well as how to register & pay via Kindo and who to contact if you have any questions.


Registrations need to be completed via KINDO by 9am FRIDAY 12th April 2024. (No late entries will be accepted).


If you have any questions, please contact Whaea Nadia Saathof, Otonga Sports Coordinator via nsaathof@otonga.school.nz


Ngā mihi nui
Kind regards


Te Kura o Tihiōtonga
Otonga School



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Sale of Gala Presale Tickets through KINDO are closing at 1:30pm TODAY!

Fri Mar 15 01:21pm

Be in quick to get your final Gala presale tickets!


(Only available to parents of students attending Otonga School)

The Otonga School GALA is still on TODAY from 4pm – Rain or Shine!

Fri Mar 15 12:50pm

The Otonga School Gala is here and the weather is clearing!


Come and have heaps of fun from 4-7pm TODAY!!!


FREE Entry.


Tickets $1 each to purchase from our many food & fun stalls. 


Parents of Otonga Students can pre-pay for tickets online through KINDO (select Otonga PTA). These can be collected from Ticket Tent #1 from 3:30pm today. We will be located under the shelter in front of school, besides Room 1. 


General Public & Wider School Community can purchase tickets from 4pm. 


For more information on ticket pricing of stalls, please click view below.


Looking forward to seeing you soon! 


 



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Four Winds News – 13th March 2024

Wed Mar 13 04:18pm

Kia ora koutou katoa, Greetings – Hello to you all,
Please click view below to read this week’s panui te kura/school newsletter.
Ahiahi mārie, Good afternoon.


Ngā mihi nui, Kind regards
Te Kura o Tihiōtonga – Otonga School



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Four Winds News – 6th March 2024

Wed Mar 06 03:32pm

Kia ora koutou katoa, Greetings – Hello to you all,
Please click on the attached link to read this week’s panui te kura/school newsletter.
Ahiahi mārie, Good afternoon.


Ngā mihi nui, Kind regards
Te Kura o Tihiōtonga – Otonga School



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Important Gala 2024 Information – Friday 15th March (4-7pm)

Tue Mar 05 09:04am

Please see attached for information regarding; tickets, how you can help, donations, parking, stalls & pricing and a map of the gala.


Only two weeks to go!


Hope to see you there!



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Otonga School GALA (Friday 15th MARCH) Pre-order your tickets NOW via KINDO!!!

Thu Feb 29 03:35pm

The Otonga School Gala is BACK!!!
Friday 15th March 2024


Pre-order your tickets TODAY via KINDO!
(Once signed into KINDO, select the Otonga PTA tab, then Otonga School GALA Tickets)


Receive a book of ten $1 tickets for you to use at the Gala on FRIDAY 15th March 2024.


Tickets will be available for collection from the main ticket tent from 3:30pm on the day of the gala.


If you wish to purchase more than one book of tickets, please do so by increasing the quantity at the KINDO checkout.


Please note tickets are Non-Refundable.



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Four Winds News – 28th February 2024

Wed Feb 28 05:00pm

Tēnā koutou i tēnei ahiahi pō, Good evening everyone.
Please click view below to read this week’s panui te kura/school newsletter.
Kia pai tō pō, Have a good night.


Ngā mihi nui, Kind regards
Te Kura o Tihiōtonga, Otonga School



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Four Winds News – 21st February 2024

Wed Feb 21 05:23pm

Kia ora koutou katoa, Greetings – Hello to you all,


Please click on ‘View’ below to read this week’s panui te kura/school newsletter.


Ahiahi mārie, Good afternoon.


Ngā mihi nui, Kind regards


 


Te Kura o Tihiōtonga – Otonga School



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Four Winds News – 14th February 2024

Wed Feb 14 03:43pm

Kia ora koutou katoa, Greetings – Hello to you all,


Please click view (below) to read this week’s panui te kura/school newsletter.


Ahiahi mārie, Good afternoon.


Ngā mihi nui, Kind regards
Te Kura o Tihiōtonga – Otonga School



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RATS Kids Duathlon 2024 Registration Notice (Due via KINDO by 9am Wednesday 6th March 2024)

Fri Feb 09 01:50pm

RATS KIDS DUATHLON 2024 – Registrations are now OPEN


The attached notice is for all parents of children (year 3-6 boys and girls) who are interested in competing in the RATS Kids Duathlon this year.


Please read the attached registration notice, which includes important information on when & where this event will be held, age groups and course options, race times and how to register & pay via Kindo.


Registrations need to be completed via KINDO by 9am WEDNESDAY 6th March 2024. (No late entries will be accepted).


If you have any questions, please contact Whaea Nadia Saathof, Otonga Sports Coordinator via nsaathof@otonga.school.nz


Ngā mihi nui
Kind regards


Te Kura o Tihiōtonga
Otonga School



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Four Winds News – 7th February 2024

Wed Feb 07 05:49pm

Kia ora koutou katoa, Greetings – Hello to you all,


Unfortunately there was a problem with the link in our earlier SchoolApp alert regarding today’s Four Winds News.


The problem has now been resolved and the link is now working. So, please click on the attached link to read this week’s panui te kura/school newsletter.



Ahiahi mārie, Good afternoon.



Ngā mihi nui, Kind regards
Te Kura o Tihiōtonga – Otonga School



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Four Winds News – 7th February 2024

Wed Feb 07 04:52pm

Kia ora koutou katoa, Greetings – Hello to you all,


Please click on the attached link to read this week’s panui te kura/school newsletter.


Ahiahi mārie, Good afternoon.


Ngā mihi nui, Kind regards


Te Kura o Tihiōtonga – Otonga School



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Netball 2024 – Term 1 (Registrations Due via KINDO by 9am Friday 16th February 2024)

Mon Feb 05 11:18am

NETBALL 2024 (Term 1) – Registrations are now OPEN


The attached notice is for all parents of children (year 1-6 boys and girls) who are interested in playing Netball in Term 1 this year.


Please read the attached registration notice, which includes important information on when & where games will be played, coaching & umpire workshops, how to register & pay via Kindo and who to contact if you have any questions.


Registrations need to be completed via KINDO by 9am FRIDAY 16th February 2024. (No late entries will be accepted).


If you have any questions, please contact Whaea Nadia Saathof, Otonga Sports Coordinator via nsaathof@otonga.school.nz


Ngā mihi nui
Kind regards


Te Kura o Tihiōtonga
Otonga School



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Rippa & RIP Rugby 2024 – Term 1 (Registrations Due via KINDO by 9am Friday 9th February 2024)

Fri Feb 02 06:30pm

Rippa/Rip Rugby 2024 (Term 1) – Registrations are now OPEN


The attached notice is for all parents of children (year 0-6 boys and girls) who are interested in playing Rippa/Rip Rugby in Term 1 this year.


Please read the attached registration notice, which includes important information on when & where games will be played, how to register & pay via Kindo and who to contact if you have any questions.


Registrations need to be completed via KINDO by 9am FRIDAY 9th February 2024. (No late entries will be accepted).


If you have any questions, please contact Whaea Nadia Saathof, Otonga Sports Coordinator via nsaathof@otonga.school.nz


Ngā mihi nui – Kind regards


Te Kura o Tihiōtonga – Otonga School



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INCREDIBALL Cricket 2024 (Term 1) – Registration Notice (Due Friday 9th February 2024)

Thu Feb 01 10:16am

Incrediball CRICKET 2024 (Term 1) – Registrations are now OPEN


The attached notice is for all parents of children (year 3-6 boys and girls) who are interested in playing Incrediball Cricket in Term 1 this year.


Please read the attached registration notice, which includes important information on when & where games will be played, how to register & pay via Kindo and who to contact if you have any questions.


Registrations need to be completed via KINDO by 9am FRIDAY 9th February 2024. (No late entries will be accepted).


If you have any questions, please contact Whaea Nadia Saathof, Otonga Sports Coordinator via nsaathof@otonga.school.nz


Ngā mihi nui
Kind regards


Te Kura o Tihiōtonga
Otonga School



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Four Winds News – 31st January 2024

Wed Jan 31 05:41pm

Kia ora koutou katoa, Greetings – Hello to you all,


Please click on the attached link to read this week’s panui te kura/school newsletter.


Ahiahi mārie, Good afternoon.


Ngā mihi nui, Kind regards
Te Kura o Tihiōtonga – Otonga School



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Futsal 2024 – Term 1 (Registrations Due via KINDO by 9am Wednesday 7th February 2024)

Fri Jan 26 02:13pm

Futsal 2024 – Term 1


This notice is for all parents of children (Year 5-6 boys and girls) who are interested in playing Futsal in Term 1 this year.


Futsal is indoor 5-a-side soccer played on a basketball sized court with 3m wide by 2m high goals. Each game has two 18-minute halves. Futsal is rapidly gaining in popularity in New Zealand. It is great for the development of skills in young players and it is lots of fun too!


Please read the attached registration notice for this event, which includes important information on when & where games will be played, how to register & pay via Kindo and who to contact if you have any questions.


Registrations need to be completed via KINDO by 9am Wednesday 7th February 2024. (No late entries will be accepted).



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