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East Otago High School Open Day 2020.

Marcus Cooper —

Monday 17th August, 9.15am - 2.15pm. BBQ lunch and transport provided. 6-7pm Parent evening with guided tour of the school and light refreshments.

Kia ora koutou katoa,

We would like to extend an invitation to the Year 6 students of our contributing schools to our Open Day.

We are the local High School that serves the East Otago community and we pride ourselves on the contribution our students make to the area in which we live. We strongly believe that when you send your students to the local school you create better people in your community.

The transition from Primary to High School can be quite daunting for some students. This day attempts to give students an opportunity to make this a more comfortable proposition and allow them to meet the teachers and students in a relaxed setting.

East Otago High School offers their students many opportunities to develop academically, culturally, socially and in their sporting endeavors.

Being local, our students have access to free transportation to and from school with buses running north to Hampden, west past Dunback, and south to the top of the Kilmog.

Our students get access to specialist classroom teachers at Year 7/8 in Science, Physical Education, Materials Technology, Food Technology and Art as well as a great team of home room teachers delivering the core subjects.

This early exposure ensures consistency as they make their way through the school into the NCEA years.

East Otago High School is well resourced. Our year 7/8 students learn in a flexible, modern learning environment with access to 1:1 computers and chromebooks. Other facilities include a heated pool, gym, whare, library, technology block, and many other learning spaces.

An advantage to being a part of the East Otago High School community is that you are not just a number. Being a small rural school the staff get to know each student really well and can cater their learning to the individual. Students that go on to tertiary study can gain preferential treatment to some courses through the rural pathway.

Students have the chance to participate in a wide variety of sporting and cultural activities. Our three school vans take students around the Otago region, and in particular Dunedin, to compete in many sports competitions and cultural activities such as Kapahaka and Choir.

Our Open Day provides potential students with the chance to come and have a look at our school in action. We look forward to the opportunity of showing you what our school can offer.