Term Dates 2017
Term 1: Wed 1 Feb to Thur 13 April
Term 2: Mon 1 May to Fri 7 July
Term 3: Mon 24 July to Fri 29 Sept
Term 4: Mon 16 Oct to Dec (tbc)
Second language Learning
At Otonga students learn about other languages and cultures from age 5.
There are weekly lessons in Te Reo Maori and the school pays a visit to their local marae when possible.
From middle school (Yr 3/4) all students learn Mandarin Chinese language and culture.
Elective opportunities have also been provided for Spanish and Sign language modules
Our Chinese teacher Siqi Yang demonstrated the ‘Guzheng’ (a 16 stringed Zither). All classes were able to hear the wonderful music and many students were lucky enough to have a turn at playing this instrument which has been popular in China for over 2,500 years.