Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou
Learning for Life and Making it Count
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā hau e whā.
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.
Welcome, everybody, and let me introduce Ouruhia School.
We are your local school…a traditional family-friendly country school, modern and forward-thinking, with a rich and varied curriculum based in our community: Our People; Our Place; Our Future
We want Ouruhia to be fun, memorable, and relevant. One of our mottos is “Learning for Life and Making it Count.” We want kids to love learning, be curious, and having lots of "Wow!" moments. Kids with those attitudes and experiences will be motivated and engaged, and keen to make every step count on the road ahead… the road to a successful and positive future.
At Ouruhia our children grow to be strong in the personal qualities we emphasise: being Thinkers and Independent learners, who are Caring & Sharing and have a Can-Do Attitude.
We welcome enquiries about enrolments for children from New Entrants to Year 8. We would love to meet you and show you around our school.
Please email Mark Ashmore-Smith at email@example.com for more information, or phone 03 323 8855.
Term dates 2020: (Teacher prep days Thur 30 & Fri 31 Jan)
Term 1: Mon 3rd Feb – Thurs 9th April 9 ½ weeks/47 days /94 half days
Waitangi Day Thursday 6th February; closed/TOD Friday 7th February;
In holidays: Good Friday 10 Apr; Easter Monday 13 Apr; Easter Tues 14 Apr ANZAC – Sat 25th April
Term 2: Tues 28th Apr – Fri 3rd July 10 weeks/48 days /96 half days
Kātote Teacher Only Day: Friday 29th May
Queen's Birthday Monday 1st June
Term 3: Mon 20th July – Fri 25th September 10 weeks/50 days/100 half days
Term 4: Mon 12th Oct – Thur 17th Dec* 9 ½ weeks/47 days/ 94 half days
Labour Day Monday 26th October
Canterbury Show Day Friday 13th November
Total half days primary schools must be open for instruction: 384 (94 + 96 + 100 + 94 = 384)
School Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 8.30am - 3.00pm
Tuesday, Thursday - 8.30am - 2.00pm
School Secretary - Raewyn Willocks