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May 2017

Sports at Ormiston

May 28th, 2017|

We have been very busy with sports so far. In term one, cricket sessions with Marcel from Tennis Auckland were for LH1 and LH4 – big thanks to Mark Lewis from Ace Sport for contacting our school and organising this for us. A group of 20 learners (from across the school)  took part in a […]

Adult English Lessons

May 28th, 2017|

Adult English Language classes at OrmPS.
English Language classes have started for  term 2. We had originally signed up 16 adults prior to the commencement of this term. On the first session 23 adults attended with a further 7 extra signups. Julia Castle the Leader of Language Partners NZ who are supplying tertiary qualified tutors was […]

Year 6s go to NYLD

May 28th, 2017|

NYLD (National Young Leaders Day) May 25th May 2017

Fifty Year six and some Year five learners from Habitat 6 headed off to the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau for the day to participate in the annual NYLD.  Hundreds of learners from other primary schools throughout Auckland also participated in the event including our Year 5 […]


May 25th, 2017|

Every year in May we celebrate New Zealand Sign Language week.
This year at Ormiston Primary School we kicked off the week with a special Hui.
LH5 prepared and practiced special performances the whole week. We had:
1. comedy drama
2. a short drama giving out a message
3. NZSL words teaching
4. a dance and song fully in NZSL.
Angelena […]

March 2017

C is for COLLABORATE in Term 1!

March 2nd, 2017|

Our super #oresome team participated in our 3rd annual #oresome challenge.  This year they worked in their whanau teams: Connected Whanau, Capable Whanau, Collaborative Whanau and Curious Whanau.  They visited areas around our community to participate in challenges and complete tasks , tweeting their evidence on Twitter along the way.  We are very proud of […]

OJC officially joins the Ormiston Campus

March 2nd, 2017|

A group of educators, Board members and OrmPS learners went to OJC on February 7th for the official powhiri to open Ormiston Junior College and welcome all of their learners.  Our group was represented by Tim Botting from Ormiston Senior College and Zaelene Maxwell-Butler from the Ngai Tai iwi (Umpuia Marae) who both spoke eloquently […]

Our 3rd Year beigns: #oresome.

March 2nd, 2017|

Wow. Time flies when you are having fun learning and growing!  We are now in our third year:  we opened with 101 learners in February 2015 and are now over 370!  We had a ‘Meet the Educator’ night in Week 2 so our #oresome families could meet our spectacular team.

We have 6 Learning Habitats this […]

November 2016

Extra-Curricular = Extra Fun & Learning

November 15th, 2016|


Every Monday, Thursday and Friday we have a leadership programme which is called Trans-fo-minds- and it is held in the OrmPS Te Manawa. On Monday’s their is an activity called dance persona which is where we learn to dance and become more comfortable when doing a performance. On a Thursday there is an activity called […]

Capable Community Day

November 15th, 2016|

Term 3 was all about celebrating our OPS  ‘Capable’ Vision Principle. Capable Community Day gave learners the opportunity to showcase their abilities in Ormiston’s Got Talent 2016. Learners from age 5 to 11 battled their way through auditions, rehearsals and into an epic final show. We were delighted with movement and magic, drumming and dance, […]

Learner Leaders

November 15th, 2016|

As part of our Being #oresome Program @OrmPS Mr Dyer has been leading a group of talented young people- our OrmPS Learner Leaders.  They have written a little about who they are and what they do:

Who are we?

Leon, Justin V, Aleena and Jasmine

What do us learner leaders do??

We discuss plans to help younger learners become […]