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!
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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.
The Middle years represent a time of huge change for students, in terms of academic performance, social responsibility, behavioural expectations and their physical maturity. Our aim is to manage these changes as effectively as possible, navigating this journey in a way that prepares them for the challenges of Year 11, and beyond. Read more
We offer a full programme as would be available in most New Zealand schools. Core National Curriculum subjects, studied in the Middle 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
We have a casual vacancy position available which we are seeking expressions of interest for. Our aim is to fill this position through a selection process. We are seeking a person who believes they have a skillset that will benefit the school and work towards achieving the School Vision and Charter through effective Governance.
If becoming a trustee is of interest to you and you would like to be considered please complete an ‘Eligibility-declaration’ form. Forms are available from the school office or contact the office to request an email copy, firstname.lastname@example.org
The completed form along with a supporting statement advising why you think you would suit this position should then be emailed to the Board Secretary, email@example.com or drop your application in to the school office. Please note the remainder term on the Board for this casual vacancy is to November 2023.
Applications for the casual vacancy close at 3pm, 13th August. If you have any queries at all or would like more information about what being a trustee entails and the time commitment in being a trustee please email the Board Chair, Owein Greaves, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students involved in any teams should bring full clean sport outfit, including tops, shorts, shoes etc. Please be on time! Click on: Sport team and group photos 2021
Last day to hand in your form is Tuesday 27th July by 8.50am. Please collect a form from the office.
Please note there has been a slight adjustment to the bus timetables for TK 1, TK 6, and TK 9. The changes have been made to add Brewster Road to the run.
Use the link to the bus network website to see the time changes.Bus Network Website
These changes will start Term 3.
In addition to a non uniform day on Friday, the students have earned a free sausage sizzle. This will be avaliable at break 2 (delivered to junior classes at the end of Period 3) so please send kai for your child break 1.
Please collect your order forms from the office and return by Monday 26th July. Photos are on Tuesday 27th July.
Positivity Day this Friday 9th July – in addition to a free non-uniform day, the students have also earned a free sausage sizzle. This will be available at Break 2 (delivered to juniors at the end of Period 3) so please send along kai for Break 1.
Unfortunately due to power outages and the wifi being down for a large part of the day, hard copies of Year 7-13 reports are unable to be sent home today. We will email reports tonight and hard copies will be sent tomorrow. We apologise for any inconvience this may cause.
Reports for Years 7-13 can also be viewed on the Kamar portal.
A casual vacancy has occurred on the school board for an elected parent representative.
The board has decided to fill the vacancy by selection.
If 10% or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.
Request for a by-election should be sent to:
Owein Greaves – Board Chair
by: Friday 23rd July 2021
AIMS Netball – Non-uniform day. Friday 11th June. Please bring a gold coin to help get our netballers to the AIMS tournament in Tauranga.
Rolled ice creams will be available for $2 per scoop at break one on the junior courts. Dairy free option will be available too.
Onewhero Ag Day Volunteers Meeting … Monday 31 May from 7pm in the school staffroom. We need people to step up and help out, or Ag Day 2021 won’t go ahead. Don’t let your kids miss out on a unique rural experience! Visit the Onewhero Ag Day Facebook page at www.facebook.com/onewheroagday for more information.
Please ignore the food menus as they have been incorrectly given to our school to update the canteen menu. We will put in the correct ones next week.
Gold coin donation. There is a small supply of pink ribbon & stickers for those that don’t have pink clothing.
On Friday afternoon I received the following communication from our canteen supplier:
As part of our 2021 menu strategy, the newly appointed Menu Development Team have been working on the
term 2 and 3 menu adjustments for the Eat Smart menu that is available at your school.
The term 2 Eat Smart menu will be introducing a selection of trialed and tested, new menu items from May
17th. We will also be removing some menu items that have not been popular with your tamariki. The Term 2
Eat Smart menu with said adjustments will be sent out to you at the start of the term.
In addition, we have conducted a comprehensive product costing review in response to the increase of the
minimum wage from $18.90 to $20.00 on 1st April 2021 and the increase to cost of goods from food suppliers.
This will affect the retail price of some items, bringing them back in line with general market trends in the
industry. We have been able to hold our pricing at the Champion Tuckshops steady for a long time, not
increasing them since 2019.
Please see the below links for the menu:
Link for newsletter:
Reminder: Thursday is a teacher only day. This teacher only day is for our staff to learn about some of the changes to NCEA that are happening. Our junior teachers are working on planning and resources for their units, and some are attending professional development in phonics. Our middle school teachers are working on the agency programs.
Here is the link:
Please click on this link for our new look newsletter. We have gone to a new system so it will look different. We will be tweaking it as we learn more.