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Principal’s Welcome

Nau mai, haere mai ki te Kura Takiwā ō Onewhero. A very warm welcome to Onewhero Area School, a place where we strive to be the best we can be, where no limits are placed on the potential of our young people to thrive and succeed. At Onewhero Area School students are supported by a strong Board of Trustees, staff and community to discover their strengths and talents and develop into young people of good character. Students who attend here are given opportunities to participate in an education that encompasses the whole person including academic, sporting, cultural and other pursuits. Our core values as expressed in the school charter are; Purpose – Ako, Character – Mahi ngā Tahi, and Community – Whanaungatanga. These can be seen as you walk around the school and see students engaged in purposeful learning activities, showing leadership or just cooperating together in the playground. A feature of the school is the positive interaction between junior, middle and senior school students. I would invite anyone interested in exploring the school further to contact me for a tour. We would love to show off our fantastic school!
Ngā mihi nui ki ā koutou

Rebecca Bills

Junior School
Years 1 - 8

Currently, the primary school operates ten classrooms. In Maths there is an emphasis on number knowledge and number strategies starting with addition and subtraction and moving onto multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages, and algebra. Emphasis is on mastering the basics.

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Senior School
Years 9 - 13

We offer a full programme as would be available in most New Zealand schools. Core National Curriculum subjects, studied in the Junior School, continue into the Senior School. There are specialist teachers in the Arts, Business Education, English, Mathematics, Physical Education and Health, Sciences, Social Sciences and Technology. Read more


Wellbeing is a vital aspect of the curriculum here at Onewhero Area School. We believe for students to have success at school a holistic approach is required. Wellbeing is taught as part of the curriculum in Years 1-8 with set lessons throughout the year to support student wellbeing. In Years 9-13 these lessons are taught through whaanau classes. Read more

Whats happening at Onewhero School?

Latest Notifications

Three way Conferences

Fri Jul 19 01:12pm

Kia ora Whaanau,

We hope that you have all had a great holiday and we are looking forward to seeing you all for Term 3 on Monday 22nd July. 

Our Three way conferences are coming up in Weeks 2&3 of next term. With the first afternoon being on Monday 29th July from 2.00-5.30pm and our second evening on Tuesday 6th August from 3.30-7.30pm. 

If you have not already booked an appointment with your child/ren’s teachers you can do so by going to and entering the code 7ncjd. 

School will be closing at 2.00pm on Monday 29th July, however, supervision will be provided for those catching buses at the normal times. Buses will run at their usual times, however, you are more than welcome to collect your child early on this day. 

Newsletter No.10 – 4th July 2024

Thu Jul 04 12:00pm



Spud in the Bucket.

Thu Jul 04 09:51am

Spud in the bucket entries will be sent home this Friday.

For those who have not already paid please pay online today or bring cash tomorrow.

School phones are still down.

Mon Jul 01 10:06am

Kia ora,

Our school phones are still not working as normal. Please email any enquiries to
We are unsure of when the issue will be resolved and apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

School Uniform – Reminders

Fri Jun 21 11:53am

The school uniform is an important way that our students can demonstrate our school value of Whanaungatanga/Community.

This week, following staff observations, we have been having a focus with students on the expectations for Jewellery, which as part of our policy states:

Jewellery must be worn unobtrusively and safely i.e., taonga and necklaces are to be under polo shirts
Students are allowed to wear one set of simple studs or sleepers (one in each ear only). Body/facial piercings are discouraged for safety reasons. Some classes may require the removal of these items for safety reasons. One small facial stud is permitted.

Could parents and caregivers please talk about this at home and support students to ensure that they adhering to these rules.

The Uniform Policy is set by the Board of Trustees and the full rules can be seen here:

Newsletter No.9 – 20th June 2024

Thu Jun 20 01:03pm



Y10 Business Market

Mon Jun 17 08:21pm

Kia ora Parents/Caregivers
This week we have our Y10 Business students running their businesses during Break times.
The business and their products are:
Bead Bracelets – Premade and make your own bead bracelets – Wed-Fri Break 1 – $3 – $3.50
Face Painting – 3 size options, range of artwork options – Wed-Fri Break 1 – $1-$2
Temporary Tattoos – range of designs and sizes – Wed-Fri Break 1 – $1-$5
Rainbow Popcorn – sandwich bag size – Thurs Break 1 & 2 – $2
All businesses will set up on the Junior Courts.


Mon Jun 10 04:40pm

OAS would like to acknowledge this AWESOME event – Tough Guy/Gal event taking place Friday June 21st in Hamilton. 

Due to circumstances outside of our schools control we will not be facilitating a school team this year.  Students are therefore encouraged to enter as individuals if they wish to participate.

They will be required to:  

Register through the link below.
Arrange their own transport to and from this event.
Let the school know of their intended absence. (this will then be justified on the roll for that day)


Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Register here:

AIMS Netball Fundraiser and Non-Uniform Day Friday 14th June

Mon Jun 10 11:13am

This Friday the 14th June the AIMS Netball team are hosting a fundraising event to help get the team to the AIMS competition in Tauranga next term.

Please bring a gold coin to participate in the non-uniform day.

We are also having a sausage sizzle and are selling individual portion ice-cream tubs (vanilla). Each of these are $2.

Order forms will be sent home for the students in Years 1-6 to have these delivered to their classroom on Friday. Students in Year 7 and up will be able to purchase sausages and ice-cream directly on the day.

Scholastic Book Club Orders.

Mon Jun 10 10:41am

Cut off for Issue 4 Scholastic Book Club orders is Friday 14th June 2024.

Forms and cash can be handed into the school office or classroom teacher.

Just a reminder – School Photo’s tomorrow and Friday

Wed Jun 05 02:37pm

Thursday 6 June – Class / Portrait photos

Friday 7 June – Sibling / Team photos


Newsletter No. 8 – 5th June 2024

Wed Jun 05 01:54pm



Teacher Only Day next Tuesday 4th June

Fri May 31 01:11pm

Just a reminder that next Tuesday is a Teacher Only Day.

We hope you all have a wonderful long weekend.


Fri May 31 01:10pm

Thursday 6 June – Class / Portrait photos

Friday 7 June – Sibling / Team photos

Forms available from the office for sibling photos

Important Message for Friday 31st May

Thu May 30 01:06pm

The Non Uniform day that was to take place on Friday 31st May has been POSTPONED and will now be on Friday 14th June.   We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. 

Reminder: Years 9-13 only

Thu May 23 10:38am


Newsletter No.7

Wed May 22 03:45pm



We have just received confirmation that the students have been transferred onto the TK2 bus.

Thu May 16 05:19pm

We have had further communication from the bus company, who have informed us that the TK1 bus is collecting the students from school.

Thu May 16 05:06pm

It will take the students via the usual TK2 route to Port Waikato. Once there students will transfer at the road block to the TK2 bus to be delivered home. We have asked to be updated once the transfer has happened and will send out confirmation as soon as we receive this.

We have received further communication from the bus company. TK2 is currently unable to leave Port Waikato to collect students.

Thu May 16 04:25pm

The bus company are going to send another bus to collect the students, which should arrive by 4pm. All the students are being supervised until this bus can get here. 

Tk 2

Thu May 16 04:00pm

Kia ora e te whaanau, Communication has just come through from the bus company TK 2 will be running appx 20 mins behind schedule. We appologise for any inconvience this may cause.



We would like to confirm that we have had communication from the bus company and at this stage TK2 and TK3 buses are running as normal this

Thu May 16 03:12pm

Pink Shirt Day Reminder

Fri May 10 12:43pm

Kia ora koutou on this beautiful Friday 

A reminder about PINK SHIRT DAY next Friday and a couple of things leading up to the day!

Pink clothes can be worn to kura on this day – gold coin donation given in class in the morning.

On Monday and Tuesday, break one, students will be able to bring their own t-shirts to the food tech room during to decorate them with fabric paints and Pink Shirt Day stencils.

There will be fun activities and yummy goodies for sale in the hall at Break One on Friday 17th- start saving your gold coins to be involved 

If you would like to help out even more for this kaupapa – baking will much appreciated!!!! We can sell this on the day to raise as much as we can for Mental health NZ.

School Newsletter No.6

Wed May 08 01:23pm



Scholastic Book Club

Wed May 08 12:37pm

Orders for issue 3 of Scholastic Book Club are due in on Monday 13th May. 

Cash and order forms to be handed into the office by 3pm.

Pink Shirt Day 2024

Thu May 02 11:46am

Kia ora e te whaanau

PINK SHIRT DAY 2024 – OAS will be standing united against bullying, with the rest of Aotearoa on Friday 17th May.

Pink clothes can be warn to kura on this day – gold coin donation given in class in the morning.

In the week leading up to this, students will be able to bring their own t’shirts to the food tech room during break one to decorate them with fabric paints and Pink Shirt Day stencils.

There will be fun activities and yummy goodies for sale in the hall on break one on Friday 17th- start saving your gold coins to be involved 

If you would like to help out even more for this kaupapa – baking will be well received, which will be sold on the day.

ALL money collected, will be donated to help educate, equip and empower everyone in Aotearoa to take on bullying!

Donate to Pink Shirt Day
Be a changemaker and help fund a future without bullying.
Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!

UNISS Netball Trial Notice

Sat Apr 27 10:55am


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