19th March 2021
Please enable images to view this content

Tēnā koutou

Thank you for the warm welcome that my family and I received on our arrival in The Catlins. I was really touched by my mihi whakatau at school last Tuesday and particularly by the haka that was performed by the kapa haka group. 

I would like to thank Tim Samson for acting as the principal for the first part of this term, and also the staff who supported him in this capacity. His leadership over the first few weeks of the year has allowed me to quickly and seamlessly step into the principal role.

Term one is always a busy term and this is particularly evident in sport. It has been great to see the students competing in athletics and the triathlon over the last two weeks and I would like to congratulate all students that participated in these events. 

Just a reminder that work is still ongoing on the boiler so we are asking caregivers to drop students off and to keep their vehicles at the top of the driveway until this work is completed.

My family and I are living in the Owaka community. Please come and say hello if you see us out and about.

Ngā mihi nui

Glenys Hanley,



Otago Anniversary Day - no classes

When: Monday, 22nd March

Year 8 HPV Vaccination (change in day)

When: Thursday, 25th March

Southland Athletics

When: Saturday, 27th March

Top Team 4pm

When: Tuesday, 30th MarchYear 7-8
Location: Balclutha

Junior Assembly

When: Wednesday, 31st March
Location: School Hall 2.30pm

Bring-a-can Mufti Day

When: Thursday, 1st April

Good Friday - no classes

When: Friday, 2nd April

Easter Monday - no classes

When: Monday, 5th April

Easter Tuesday - no classes

When: Tuesday, 6th April

For your information

Kitchen & House Tour Poster

Costal Ultra

For entry and race information, see the Coastal Ultra website

Postponement Poster 3

For tickets, see:

Kids Canyoning

Family Bucket List

Click here to download the pdf to create a 4-page Family Bucket List poster: Our Family's Bucket List

Nz Covid Tracer

Contact The Catlins Area School


This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
The Catlins Area School · 1 Stuart Street · Owaka · Owaka, Otago 9535 · New Zealand