Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou
Learning for Life and Making it Count
2021 is well underway as we now enter Term 2. We look forward to our school cross country, the Strum, Strike, Blow instrumental concert, the start of choir and school-wide music, and Friday sport for seniors.
Kia ora e te whānau,
Term 2 runs from Monday 3rd May until Friday 9th July.
Term 3 runs from 26th July - 1st October.
There are no Teacher Only Days in Term 3, but we have one planned for early in Term 4: Tuesday 26th October, straight after Labour Day.
School zone change
Late last year the Ministry of Education advised us of a slight change to our school zone. It now runs up Lower Styx Road all the way to Brooklands, including parts of Spencerville previously excluded. For details see here.
Looking forward to seeing you all again soon,
COVID updates - from the Ministry of Education
Alert Level 1 - All of New Zealand
from noon 12th March 2021
Tō tātou kura - Our School, Ouruhia
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or phone 03 323 8855.
2021 Term Dates:
Term 1: Tues 9th Feb – Fri 16th April
Waitangi Day Sat 6th February; obs Mon 8th February before term starts
In term: Good Friday 2 Apr; Easter Mon 5 Apr; Easter Tues 6 Apr
In holidays ANZAC – Sun 25th April
Term 2: Mon 3rd May– Fri 9th July
Teacher Only Day Fri 4 Jun (Q B’day weekend) – all Kātote schools
Queen's Birthday Monday 7th June
Term 3: Mon 26th July – Fri 1st October
No Teacher Only Days
Term 4: Mon 18th Oct – Fri 17th Dec
Labour Day Monday 25th October
Teacher Only Day Week 2, Tuesday 26th October
Canterbury Show Day Friday 12th November
School Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 8.30am - 3.00pm
Tuesday, Thursday - 8.30am - 2.00pm
School Secretary - Raewyn Willocks