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Opotiki District Winter Sports Rugby and Netball Results

posted Nov 1, 2020, 11:44 AM by Julie Deeley

Thank you to all schools who attended a fantastic day of sport and community at this year’s Winter Sports Day. After a messy year of postponements and cancellations it was great to all be together playing sport. From what I saw the games were played with fantastic spirit. Both players and coaches represented their schools fantastically.

Thank you to Opotiki Primary for taking on the running of this day this year. 


Intermediate A – Year 7&8

Winners –     Opotiki Primary 1

        Runners up -     St Josephs           

Intermediate B – Year 7&8

Winners –     Opotiki Primary 2

        Runners up -     Omarumutu Poutokomanawa       

Intermediate C – Year 7&8

Winners –     Opotiki Primary 1

        Runners up -     Omarumutu Pohutukawa       

Future Ferns A – Year 5&6

Winners –     Opotiki Primary 2

        Runners up -     Whangaparaoa               

Future Ferns B – Year 3&4

Winners –     Opotiki Primary 1

        Runners up -     Whangaparaoa   

Future Ferns C – Year 1&2

Winners –     St Josephs 1

        Runners up -     St Josephs 2


Butterworth Shield – Year 7&8

Winners –     St Josephs

        Runners up -     Te Kura Mana Maori O Whangaparaoa               

Tasman Shield – Year 7&8

Winners –     Te Kura Mana Maori O Maraenui

        Runners up -     Opotiki Primary 1


Davies Shield – Year 5&6

Winners –     Opotiki Primary 1

        Runners up -     Te Kura O Waioweka   


Waioweka Shield – Year 3&4

Winners –     Opotiki Primary 1

        Runners up -     Te Kura Mana Maori O Maraenui & St Josephs


Tiny Tigers Shield – Year 1&2

First Equal –     Te Kura Mana Maori O Whangaparaoa   

Runners up -     Te Kura O Waioweka   



End of term is almost here!

posted Jun 29, 2020, 6:36 PM by Julie Deeley

End of Term:
School breaks up next Friday 3rd July and starts again for Term 3 on
Monday 20 July. Thanks for all your support and co-operation during the
past months. Stay safe!

We Farewell Mrs McKinney

posted Jun 29, 2020, 6:31 PM by Julie Deeley   [ updated Jun 29, 2020, 6:34 PM ]

Mrs McKinney is resigning at the end of the term as she and her husband
Bruce have shifted to Whakatane. Mrs McKinney has been with us for
thirteen years and we will miss her.

Student of the Week May 18-June 15

posted Jun 29, 2020, 6:28 PM by Julie Deeley

Student of the Week
18 May 2020
Rongopai Gerrard, Evie Armstrong, Heidi Cao, Finn
Morrison,Riley Carradice, Kauri Allison, Room 6, Mahana
Hudson-Radford, Keira Brown

25 May 2020
Maraki Te Maipi, Indie Redpath, Meila Redpath, Krishen
Warnakulasuriya, Sophia Patchett, Tyson Johnson, Dean
Amoamo, Mckenzy Collier, Harleen Kaur

1 June 2020
Emma Collier-Henry, Lincoln Moore, Tiare Rotumah, Cole
MacDonald, Pauly Williams, Carnae Marr, Davey McMurtrie,
Crystal Bull, Charlotte Lowe, Jacinda Gebert, Angus Wilson, Olivia
Cole, Maiesha Sharma, Ella Sears, Stevey Williams, Jack O’Neill

8 June 2020
Hunter Patchett, Khloe Park, Isla Amoamo, Lin Carter, Balraj
Nafria, Rebecca Magalogo, Rhia Huster, Nivahn Wright, Mac Andrews

15 June 2020
Naman Kaur, Maneet Kaur, Manya Munro, Laila Foster, Kirat
Upadhyaya, Sophia Ruha, Henare Collier, Mariana Hohaia, Maui
Hudson-Radford, Ella Castles

Fruit and Milk and School Lunches

posted Jun 29, 2020, 6:26 PM by Julie Deeley

Fruit and Milk:
Fruit in Schools and the milk deliveries are in full swing so all children have
access to fresh fruit (there is quite a selection – apples, mandarins,
bananas, pears and kiwifruit) and milk each day.

As mentioned in a previous Newsletter the government in going to provide
free lunches for all schools in Opotiki. At present the Ministry of
Education is calling for tenders and it is hoped to start this project in
Term 4.

Alert Levels Affect Some Changes

posted Jun 29, 2020, 6:25 PM by Julie Deeley

Auckland Trip:
It is tradition that every second year our Year 7 & 8s go to Auckland for the
week and are billeted with the students from Carmel College for three
nights, and stay as a group on the final night with the adults accompanying
them from Opotiki. Unfortunately, due to the current situation Carmel
College is unable to commit to hosting our students.
However, a solution has been reached. It has been decided that only the
Year 8’s will go this year and stay all together in a Motel with the adults for
the whole time. The trip has been shortened but we will still be able to fit
in all the normal activities.

As you are well aware we have transitioned from Full Lockdown to Alert
Level Three, to Alert Level Two and now in Alert Level One. In order to
adjust and respond to the transition through the Alert levels we were
faced with having to either adapt, postpone or cancel many school events.
Hopefully next term things will be back to normal with sporting and
cultural events recommencing. Be aware though, that the Delamere Cup
has been cancelled for this year. This is usually held in September.

Welcome back to School!

posted Feb 9, 2020, 12:17 PM by Julie Deeley   [ updated Feb 9, 2020, 12:24 PM ]

Welcome back to school in 2020!
A big welcome to new students Evie Armstrong, Shan and Lin Carter, Naman Kaur, Asoiva, Shaniney and Rebecca
Magalogo, Nikeo and Antonia Ropotini-Mokomoko, Maraki Te Maipi, Jezabel and
Galaxy Merriman, Lincoln Moore, Maneet Kaur. Savanah Hustler and Emma

Please remember to wear your sun hat! Remember to bring the correct change for lunches, thank you!

Summer Uniform and Student of the Week 23 Sept

posted Oct 20, 2019, 12:36 PM by Julie Deeley

Summer Uniform:
Labour Weekend is traditionally the time to change from
stockings/socks/tights to sandals please, as the weather becomes too hot
for the above. Sandals need to be black.

Students of the Week
23 September 2019:
Hemi Ruha, Nivahn Wright, Katiana Makoare, Sharla Winder,
Tiare Rotumah, Maia Forde, Cruise Cameron, Ashton Brown,
Hunter Ericksen, Jerome Nov.

Student of the Week 24 September - 5 November

posted Nov 18, 2018, 1:12 PM by Julie Deeley

Week 24 September:

Room 1:
Sharla Winder, Tiare Rotumah
Room 2: Kyrin Rakuraku, Mallika Ngamoki
Room 3: Ella Sears, Karaa Sharma
Room 5: Henare Collier
Whare Manaaki: Jadee Gerrard
Room 4: Max Fitzgerald

Week 15 October:

Room 2: Chloe Fisher
Room 3: Dean Amoamo, Krissha Sharma
Room 5: Jacob Baigent
Whare Manaaki: Eden Gloyn, Iseiah Gallardo, Udi Uditya, Ryley Scott-Edwards, Shelby Kohi, Elkin Wilson
Room 4: Finn Hargreaves

Week 23 October:

Room 1: Hunter Ericksen, Joyce Ash, Indi Franklin
Room 2: Daniel Cao
Room 3: Manpreet Singh
Room 5: Nikau Green

Week 29 October:
Room 1: Samantha Woods, Kahurangi Gerrard
Room 2: Aiden Brown
Room 3: Raniera Butler-Gage, Benji Christie-Pio

Week 5 November:

Room 1: Keira Honatana-Tyssen, Hazel Nelson
Room 2: Mihiata Amoamo
Room 3: George Dawson, Sophia Ruha
Room 5: Charlotte Lowe
WM-D: Cooper Hargreaves, Jake Hargreaves
WM-P: Elkin Wilson, Mac Andrews

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Auckland Trip 2018

posted Nov 18, 2018, 12:36 PM by Julie Deeley

The past few weeks have been very hectic with Grandparents Day, Sports Events and of course the Years 7 & 8 Auckland Trip.

As you are no doubt aware, a large group of students and parents spent last Monday – Friday in Auckland.  This was an amazing trip and we all had a wonderful time.  Activities included Rainbow’s End, Ice Skating, Zoo, Laser Force, Tree Adventures in the Woodhill Forest, Jump Trampoline, Sky Tower, Buffet Breakfast at Waipuna Hotel and of course a morning’s shopping at Sylvia Park.

The students were well mannered at all times and it was a pleasure to be with them.  Thank you too to our great group of parents – Anna Gedson, Megan Donovan, Bonny Collier, Sandra McMullan, Jeff Enckevort, Steven Fisher, Ernest Merriman, Alan Lawson-Barrett and Terry Tolhopf.
Carmel College our hosts, once again pulled out ‘all stops’ and made our students welcome and really cared for them.

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