Organisation logo

Oamaru Intermediate

OIS Newsletter 14 March 2019

*Lab in a Box, from the Otago Museum, will be at OIS next week. Our classes will be looking at Physiology with experts from the Museum. This is a FREE science resource that we are very lucky to have access to. Each class will have a 45 min session.

*Reminder that OIS Newsletters will be sent out fortnightly on a Thursday.

Contents

P.T.A. Chocolate Fundraiser

by Debbie Halkett

So far sales have been quite slow so please push those over this week and the weekend. We would appreciate money being brought to school by next Friday 22 March. Money can be taken straight to the office on arrival to school. All students who sell 30 bars of chocolate (1 box) go in the draw for these prizes.

Visit this article

Information regarding Measles Outbreak March 2019

by Debbie Halkett

Two cases of measles have now been confirmed in Dunedin since 22 Feb, both of which are linked to the current outbreak in Christchurch. One case was in contact with a local early childhood service whilst infectious. Public Health South is working with staff and parents at the affected service to ensure that any unimmunised or vulnerable contacts are safe. This is a timely reminder to ensure that your records and children’s vaccinations are up to date. Measles is a highly infectious disease and is more serious than many people realise. Symptoms include fever, cough, red eyes and a runny nose, and then a rash which develops after about 4 days. About one in ten people with measles need to be hospitalised and 30% will develop complications. The best measles prevention is two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine which is free for all New Zealand children.

Visit this article

O.I.S. Swimming and Triathlon results

by Debbie Halkett

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements in the Swimming Sports and Triathlon event.

Visit this article
Workshop aprons 1

Workshop Aprons

by Tom King

The workshop has just purchased new aprons for students.

Visit this article
Dates to remember

Dates to Remember for Term 1

by Belinda Hirst

Here are some dates to remember of events happening throughout term one at OIS.

Visit this article

Lost Property

by Debbie Halkett

There is a large number of unnamed items in our lost property that is located at the Learning Centre.

Visit this article

Head Lice Information

by Debbie Halkett

HEAD LICE INFORMATION: We have had a small number of cases of head lice already this year.

Visit this article

SCHOOL CONTRIBUTIONS

by Debbie Halkett

Thank you to those families who have paid their school contributions already. These contributions are the total cost for the school year. Payments made by the 31 March will put you in the draw for a $100 New World Grocery Voucher.

Visit this article

SCHOOL ABSENCES - IMPORTANT

by Debbie Halkett

Parents/Caregivers are required to ring the school office before 9am (4370822) each day or text 022 327 5057 with your child's name and reason for the absence.

Visit this article

Activities happening in Oamaru in March.....

by Debbie Halkett

Waitaki Girls Gala Day, Friday 15 March 4-7pm (see poster)

Visit this article