OAS International




Kia Ora, and a big warm welcome to you!

Are you interested in studying in New Zealand?

Onewhero Area School welcomes a small number of International Students to attend our school each year, so you have come to the right place!

Look here for indepth information and documentation relating to International Students considering coming to Onewhero Area School

Onewhero Area School is a small, rural school where we cater for students from primary right through to high school. We are a very friendly, welcoming and inclusive school, where every student is known for his or her strengths and becomes part of the OAS family.

Onewhero is strategically placed only 45 minutes from Auckland International Airport. It's approximately half way between the cities of Auckland and Hamilton in the North Island of New Zealand. As such it gives students close contact with both city and countryside lifestyles. Set in a rural area, its location makes for a wonderful experience of traditional NZ / Kiwi culture. Our nearest large town is Pukekohe, where all entertainment, shopping, and restaurants are widely available.

Onewhero Area School has around 570 students from levels 1-13 (5 to 18 years of age). As an area school it encourages a 'family environment' where older students help younger and younger students are given great role models. International students can benefit from this because they can easily practise their English skills with the children of all ages in a non-threatening way.

Involvement in the community is something that makes Onewhero Area School unique. Squash, netball, swimming, equestrian, tennis , rugby, dancing, fire brigade, St John youth, pony club and OSPA ( the local theatre ) are just some of the local community groups with which the students join for extracurricular activities as well as those that the school provides like, Kapa-Haka (Maori Culture), Music, Drama, and Sport.

Our aim is to encourage all our students to excel to the best of their ability, overcoming all obstacles and striving to achieve success in all areas of their lives from academic to personal offering a holistic approach whilst providing all that is needed for the future pathways of university, polytechnic, apprenticeship and employment.

We have over 10 places for individual, long or short term, students each year and are always willing to take short term school groups if we have space at the time requested.

If you want to come as a single international student, as part of a school group, or if you are interested in coming as a family, Onewhero has a focussed programme designed just for you!

Kind regards,

Anke van Dijk

International Student Co-Ordinator
Onewhero Area School
New Zealand

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