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Welcome to

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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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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Touch Rugby 2024 – Term 1 (Registrations Due via KINDO by 9am Friday 2nd February 2024)

Wed Jan 17 12:26pm

Dear Parents/Caregivers,


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


GRADING Day will be held Saturday 10th February 2024 and the competition starts at the Westbrook fields from 3:30pm on Tuesday 13th February 2024 for Years 5-6 and Wednesday 14th February 2024 for Years 1-4.


There is a Touch Rugby registration fee of $25 per player payable upon registration.


Please read the attached registration notice for this event, which includes important information on when & where games will be played etc and how to register & pay via Kindo.


Registrations need to be completed via KINDO by 9am FRIDAY 2nd February 2024.(No late entries will be accepted).


Any queries to: Nadia Saathof – Otonga Sports Coordinator, nsaathof@otonga.school.nz


Ngā mihi nui
Kind regards


Te Kura o Tihiōtonga
Otonga Road School



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Four Winds News – 13th December 2023

Wed Dec 13 02:22pm

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.


Meri Kirihimete, ​Merry Christmas!


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



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Today’s Meet the Teacher POSTPONED to TUESDAY 12th December at 2pm

Fri Dec 08 10:47am

Kia Ora,


Unfortunately we have had to postpone our ‘Meet the teacher’ today due to too many teachers being away.


We understand our tamariki were really looking forward to this however, the event will still go ahead on Tuesday 12th at 2:00pm.


Thank you for your continued support. 


Te Kura o Tihiōtonga – Otonga School

Four Winds News – 6th December 2023

Wed Dec 06 04:46pm

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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Only ONE more day until this year’s FILL THE BUS collection takes place

Tue Dec 05 07:45am

Paul Hickey and the team at The Hits Rotorua are once again facilitating the annual FILL THE BUS campaign, supporting the Rotorua Salvation Army Christmas Foodbank Appeal.


They will be coming to Otonga on Wednesday, 6th December to collect the donations we have received from our school Whānau.


If you would like to support this worthwhile cause, please drop your donations (cans and non-perishable food items) to the school office before 9am TOMORROW, Wednesday 6th December.



 


Every little bit makes a BIG difference to those in need.


Thank you!

Only two more days until this year’s FILL THE BUS collection takes place.

Mon Dec 04 11:34am

Paul Hickey and the team at The Hits Rotorua are once again facilitating the annual FILL THE BUS campaign, supporting the Rotorua Salvation Army Christmas Foodbank Appeal.


They will be coming to Otonga on Wednesday, 6th December to collect the donations we have received from our school Whānau.


If you would like to support this worthwhile cause, please drop your donations (cans and non-perishable food items) to the school office before 9am on Wednesday 6th December.



 


Every little bit makes a BIG difference to those in need.


Thank you!

Celebration of Learning Day – TODAY (Timetable included)

Thu Nov 30 10:57am


 

Four Winds News – 29th November 2023

Wed Nov 29 09:02pm

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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Celebration of Learning Day – TOMORROW, Thursday 30th November

Wed Nov 29 07:56pm

Please see our attached invite and information about our Celebration of Learning Day which is on tomorrow.


We really look forward to seeing you there and celebrating the fantastic year we have had.