Welcome to the Onewhero Area School website. Onewhero Area School is a very friendly and positive school where there are high expectations for learning and behaviour. The 500 students who attend OAS are considerate and supportive of each other, and are fortunate to be offered a wealth of opportunities to spark their interests, feed their enthusiasm and extend their creativity. Whether it is programmes offered as part of the curriculum or extra-curricula activities, the range offered goes towards creating well-rounded individuals with a richness of experience.
Onewhero Area School has a 'feel good' factor about it. Many people comment on this when they first visit the school, whether they be prospective families looking to enrol their children, visitors from other schools, or friends of families already associated with the school.
While all of New Zealand's curriculum areas are taught, the emphasis of teaching and learning programmes is on Maths and English in order to build a solid foundation for future learning. The students of Onewhero Area School however have the opportunity to gain much more than a basic education, due to the high quality of the teaching and support staff who work together to provide a breadth of educational experiences in a friendly and caring school community.
A variety of sports are offered at Onewhero. The popularity of Netball continues to grow as a result of the success of our teams in the weekend Competitions. Year 7 and 8 students in summer are able to take part in the Milo Trophy Cricket Competition while in winter they have the opportunity to participate in a range of other sports.
Opportunities for success also exist in other areas such as with Chess, Science Clubs and online National Educational team competitions all operating outside of classroom time allowing students to extend their existing skills or develop new ones.
The Board of Trustees governs the school in a very professional manner. This small group of people do a lot of work behind the scenes ensuring that the school is run according to legislation and that the students benefit as a result. The staff appreciates the support they receive from the Board and the positive working environment that exists.
You are most welcome to come and visit Onewhero and get a feel for the school yourself. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to know more about Onewhero Area School, or make an appointment so that I can show you around this very special place.