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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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Otonga BOT Parent By-Election – Voting closes at 4pm TODAY. Get your voting paper in before 4pm today for your vote to count!

Tue Jun 18 09:01am

Otonga BOT Parent By-Election – Voting closes at 4pm tomorrow, Tuesday 18th June. For your vote to count return your voting paper NOW!

Mon Jun 17 09:01am

Otonga BOT Parent By-Election

Fri Jun 14 09:01am

Important Voting Deadline Reminder


The deadline to submit your voting papers is fast approaching.


Here are the key details you need to remember:


Voting Deadline: 4 PM on Tuesday, 18th June 2024


How to submit your voting paper:
By Mail: Post your completed voting paper as soon as possible to ensure it arrives on time.
In Person: Drop your completed voting paper into the green ballot box located outside the office.


Make sure your vote counts by submitting your voting paper promptly!

Four Winds News – 12th June 2024

Thu Jun 13 11:09am

Kia ora koutou katoa, Greetings – Hello to you all,
Please click view below, to read this week’s panui te kura/school newsletter.
Kia pai tō pō – Have a nice day


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


 



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Otonga Road School BOT Parent By-Election

Tue Jun 11 04:00pm

Important Voting Deadline Reminder


The deadline to submit your voting papers is approaching quickly. Here are the key details you need to remember:


Voting Deadline: 4 PM on Tuesday, 18th June


How to Submit:
By Mail: Post your completed voting paper as soon as possible to ensure it arrives on time.
In Person: Drop your completed voting paper into the green ballot box located outside the office.


Make sure your vote counts by submitting your voting paper promptly!

Four Winds News – 5th June 2024

Wed Jun 05 06:55pm

Tēnā koutou i tēnei ahiahi pō, Good evening everyone.
Please click on 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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Hope for Tomorrow for Te Waarakihi – Saturday 8th June from 5-8pm

Fri May 31 11:56am

Your invited to attend “Hope for Tomorrow for Te Waarakihi” on Saturday 8th June from 5-8pm at the Rotorua Methodist Church & Bainbridge Centre.


Enjoy entertainment from the Pacific community including BBQ food.


Speakers include – Carolyn CRUMP from NZBMR speaking about the Bone Marrow Register, Debbie TEREI (comedian Pio TEREI’s wife) from Trust TEINA and Keri TOPPERWEIN from the Dream Catchers Foundation.


For more information visit: https://m.facebook.com/events/474623955140405


The more support and people that come to the evening the better to raise awareness.



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Four Winds News – 29th May 2024

Wed May 29 05:03pm

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 – 22nd May 2024

Wed May 22 06:29pm

Tēnā koutou i tēnei ahiahi pō, Good evening everyone.
Please click on 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 – 15th May 2024

Wed May 15 08:01pm

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 – 8th May 2024

Wed May 08 05:59pm

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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Rotorua Mini Marathon (Friday 3rd May 2024) TODAY!

Fri May 03 08:31am

٩(❛ᴗ❛)۶ Yippee!!! Today is the Rotorua Mini Marathon.


Please have students at school well before 9am, so classes can be organised before getting on the bus.


All parents are welcome to come and watch/cheer/support. Meet us in the Energy Events Centre carpark at around 9:30am and look for the Otonga School flag.


Students will need: a hat, suitable clothes & footwear for running and a named drink bottle.


Spectator Parking: Telly Tubby Hill field (via Memorial Drive) will be open for spectator parking ONLY until the first race kicks off and then it will be closed. There will be no parking available for spectators inside of the Energy Event Centre car park.


Please view the attached notice for more information.


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Four Winds News – 1st May 2024

Wed May 01 05:44pm

Kia ora koutou katoa, Greetings – Hello to you all,
Please click view 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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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