Term Dates 2018
Responsibility is an on-going focus of development for all of us at Otonga School.
It is much bigger than we first thought.
From age 5 we talk about being responsible for getting dressed in the morning and bringing the same clothes home after school. We talk about getting out of the car safely and getting our bag hung up and things ready for school.
As the children get settled we talk about becoming monitors in their group or class.
As they get older we have children become "buddies" for younger children. A buddy will come to your class to hear reading, and will be available in the school grounds if you need help.
By middle and senior school children start to take on school-wide responsibilities such as Green Team, staffroom duties and lunches. At the senior end of the school the children elect councillors and the staff select children who are trained as mediators.
We also focus on being responsible for ourselves, our choice of actions in being accountable, as well as showing links with our other values of respect and co-operation.
The School Council hold weekly meetings, organise discos and Games days, and raise funds for charities of their choice.
In 2008 they raised $2000 for Plunket car seats ,SPCA and the Fred Hollows Foundation.
In 2009 money has been raised Cochlea implants and SPCA. Cans for SPCA is an annual appeal.