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Welcome to

ONEWHERO SCHOOL

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
Tumuaki

Junior School
Years 0 - 6

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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Middle School
Years 7 - 10

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

Senior School
Years 11 - 13

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

Whats happening at Onewhero School?

Latest Notifications

Power update

Fri Sep 30 11:10am

We have been advised that the power will be off for a longer period of time. Due to the school having no water we now are required to close. Parents are asked to go to the office to sign their children out. Students who are Year 9 and below will require an adult to be able to leave or permission from their caregiver to walk home if they live close to the school. We will hold any students on site who cannot be collected and the buses will run for these students at the end of the day.

Power outage

Fri Sep 30 09:47am

Kia ora e te whaanau,


We are currently experiencing a power outage which has been off for 40mins. Counties power are unable to tell us how long it will be before the power is back up. Power being off is a health and safety issue as we have no water for toilets. We will be making a decision at 11am as to whether the school can remain open. This decision will be communicated on the facebook page and app.

Power outage

Fri Sep 30 09:46am

Kia ora e te whaanau,


We are currently experiencing a power outage which has been off for 40mins. Counties power are unable to tell us how long it will be before the power is back up. Power being off is a health and safety issue as we have no water for toilets. We will be making a decision at 11am as to whether the school can remain open. This decision will be communicated on the facebook page and app.

Mufti day and bake sale this Friday

Wed Sep 21 11:03am

On Friday there will be a mufti day and bake sale organized by our Junior Volleyball team to raise funds for their North Island Junior volleyball championships trip in November. Please bring a gold coin if you want to come in Mufti!
The bake sale will be held break 1 and there will be many yummy treats for sale. Please support our year 9/10 volleyball girls!

COVID update

Tue Sep 13 08:57am

With the government’s decision to remove the traffic light system for COVID, it is no longer recommended to wear masks in school settings. However, if your children wish to do so they are more than welcome. Household contacts are no longer required to isolate; however, they are asked to test each day for 5 days instead. If your child tests positive for COVID they are still required to isolate for 7 days.

Attendance

Wed Sep 07 10:36am

Morena e te whaanau,


Our student management system is currently not working, therefore we are having to do attendance manually today. If your child is away today could you please notify us via the app or phone. Thank you for your support.

Water notice

Fri Sep 02 10:08am

Water notice:


After advice from the Ministry and as a precautionary measure after a notification of a water born illness, we have decided to close the water fountains while we retest our water source and taps. We have water filters that students can use to fill their bottles in the meantime. 

Senior Course Open Evening

Thu Sep 01 10:41am

Just a reminder about our Senior Course Open evening on the 6th September.



 

Matua Awhitu

Mon Aug 29 05:42pm

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Matua Awhitu Rangiaawha, Whaea Ihia’s father. Staff and students will be gathering at 5pm tomorrow (30th) at Nga Tai e Rua marae in Tuakau to show our support and love to Whaea Ihia and her family. If you wish to join us, please meet out the front. Students attending with the group, please come in uniform.

Ag day

Mon Aug 29 10:36am

Reminder:
Registration for Ag day closes this week, make sure you get your entries in. To enter complete the form below:
Ag day entry form

Senior Couse Open Evening 6th September, 6pm

Fri Aug 26 04:44pm

Please find attached information about our open evening on the 6th September. All Whaanau and students are welcome to attend.

Farewell to Vikky

Mon Aug 22 05:46pm

After 5 years of service to our school Vikky Millin is off on a new adventure with tomorrow being her last day at our school. Thank you Vikky for all of your hard work and support in our Admin Team and across our school, you are going to be sorely missed. We wish Vikky all the best on her new venture in the South Island. 

Thank you

Fri Aug 19 02:00pm

Kia Ora Whaanau,


We would like to send a huge thank you to our school community for your support, patience and understanding as we have navigated an extremely difficult past week with limited staff.


We are pleased to say that we are able to return to full school on-site next week. There may still  be further interruptions this term but we will do our very best to keep the doors open and all students on-site.


Once again thank you and have a great weekend.

Disruption to the Junior School tomorrow (please note the correction – Room 1 and 3 to combine (not room 1 and 2)

Thu Aug 18 02:21pm

Kia ora Whaanau,


We are experiencing significant staff sickness in the junior school at the moment. This means we are having to make changes to classroom structures tomorrow (Friday the 19th August) to ensure we have teachers in front of all the students. 


Rooms 1 and 3 will be combined with a relief teacher
Room 5 will be split between rooms 6 and 7
Room 9 will be split between rooms 10 and 11



Please be aware the disruption predicted may prove challenging for some students.

DAFFODIL DAY FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST – Non Uniform “Yellow” Day. Coin trail event, daffodil pins & stickers available for a donation.

Thu Aug 18 01:13pm

TEACHER ONLY DAY WEDNESDAY 24TH AUGUST

Thu Aug 18 01:09pm

ICE CREAM SALE this Friday 19th August at BREAK 1 – $2 per ice cream. Fundraising for UNISS Netball Team

Thu Aug 18 01:04pm

SCHOOL CANTEEN CLOSED THURSDAY 18th and FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST

Wed Aug 17 04:43pm

We have just been advised by our School Canteen provider Libelle, that Vicky and team will be closed for the rest of the week.  

Home learning to include Year 7 and 8 Thursday and Friday this week.

Wed Aug 17 01:45pm

Kia ora whaanau,


We are experiencing an increased level of staff sickness this week with a continued shortage of relievers. It is now a health and safety issue to maintain all rostered students on site for the remainder of this week. 


Unfortunately, we therefore have to ask Year 7 and Year 8 students to work from home for the next two days  –  Thursday 18th August and Friday 19th August. This is in addition to the Year 9 and 10 students who have already been notified. If your child cannot learn from home we will provide supervision on site but it will not necessarily be in their normal class. 


Staff have been advised to ensure that all students have a full program of learning provided for these days. If you have any questions or concerns about learning, please direct them to the subject teacher.


We are also seeing an increase in Covid cases.  We ask that you continue to monitor for symptoms and if your child shows any symptoms please keep them home and get them tested.


A further update around any home learning requirements for next week, if necessary, will be provided on Friday.

Onewhero Area School Newsletter No. 12

Tue Aug 16 03:46pm

 



Newsletter

Staff Sickness – Home Learning Roster for the remainder of this week.

Mon Aug 15 02:14pm

Kia ora whaanau,


We are once again experiencing high levels of staff sickness and a shortage of relievers in our Senior school. While we have tried our absolute best to maintain students onsite and in classes it is now a health and safety issue to maintain all students on site for the remainder of this week. 


Unfortunately, we therefore have to ask Year 12 and Year 13 students to work from home for the next two days (Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th August) and Year 9 and Year 10 to work from home for Thursday 18th August and Friday 19th August. If your child cannot learn from home we will provide supervision on site but it will not necessarily be in their normal class. The First Aid course running on Tuesday and Wednesday this week will still be going ahead. All Year 12 and Year 13 students who are taking part in the course should still come to school on these days. 


Staff have been advised to ensure that all students have a full program of learning provided for these days. If you have any questions or concerns about learning, please direct them to the subject teacher.


We are also seeing an increase in Covid cases.  We ask that you continue to monitor for symptoms and if your child shows any symptoms please keep them home and get them tested.

Kia ora OAS whaanau. Reminder about Cross Country tomorrow! First race is at 1pm – last race at 2.30pm

Thu Aug 11 04:47pm

Students will need to come, in the morning, in school uniform and bring a change of clothes (house colours encouraged!!!)and covered (functional) footwear to run in please.


Also, might be a good idea to bring a towel as we will be hosing mud off students if the get very dirty! Students on buses will need to be clean and dry.


Please note the canteen will only be open for break one tomorrow.


Nau mai haere mai e te whaanau – Come and stand in the sun and watch our students participate in a fun afternoon on our awesome cross country track!


BIG thanks to our amazing neighbours who let us use their paddocks every year!!!!
On this note, to show respect to our farmers… please leave dogs at home if you are coming to watch.


Ngaa mihi.

The Canteen will be open again tomorrow.

Mon Aug 08 03:12pm

Cross Country

Mon Aug 08 09:49am

Kia ora School whaanau. 


Our annual School Cross Country Day is planned for this Friday 12th!
Races start at 1pm and we will be all finished by 3pm. 
All whaanau are welcome to come and watch the races. Please no dogs. 
Unless the weather is horrific Cross Country will go ahead. If we need to postpone, we will make this call and publicise by 11.45am on Friday.
All students will need a change of clothes to run in (house colours encouraged) and, covered shoes (these will get dirty). Students will not be allowed to run in barefeet, socks or jandals/sandals. This is to ensure safety as we run through a working farm.
It would also be a good idea to send them with a towel. We will be ‘hosing down’ those students who decide to cover themselves in mud! 
We need to remember that those students going on buses will need to be clean and dry. 

Libelle has contacted us this morning to say that the canteen will be closed today. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mon Aug 08 09:18am

Please see below our Parent Election Results Declaration

Fri Aug 05 10:52am

 

Staff Sickness – Year 10 and Year 11 to learn from home Thursday/Friday this week.

Wed Aug 03 03:33pm

Kia ora whaanau,



We are once again experiencing high levels of staff sickness and a shortage of relievers in our Senior school. While we have tried our absolute best to maintain students onsite and in classes it is now a health and safety issue to maintain all students on site. Unfortunately, we therefore have to ask Year 10 and Year 11 students to work from home for the next two days (Thursday 4th and Friday 5th August). These year groups have been selected due to them legally being able to stay at home alone and therefore reduces the impact on families. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Staff have been advised to ensure all Year 10 and 11 students have a full program of learning provided for these two days. If you have any questions or concerns about learning, please direct them to the subject teacher.

Good Morning, Thank you to all of those parents who attended the first Student Led Conference Evening last night.

Tue Aug 02 09:34am

Just a reminder, there are still booking times left for our second evening on Tuesday 9th August.
You can book by either clicking on the link below
http://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code/99kf2
or
visit www.schoolinterviews.co.nz code: 99kf2

Notice from the bus company:

Mon Aug 01 02:58pm

 


Due to flooding on Native Road the bus may not be able to get down the road. Therefore it will stop at the corner of Native Road and Morrison Road. Thank you for your understanding with this.

Reminder: School Board Elections. Nominations close Wednesday 3rd August at Noon.

Mon Aug 01 02:31pm

 

Oxford Pies Fundraiser

Tue Jul 26 02:22pm

Just a reminder that the Oxford Pies are ready to be collected today if you bought any from the Student Leaders for their recent fundraiser.

Ag day animal entries now open

Tue Jul 26 10:34am

Use the link below to register your child’s animal for Ag day.


https://forms.gle/KkPQjYCXBeB6FcWg7

Te reo maaori classes

Tue Jul 26 10:16am

Matua Rima’s te reo maaori class begin again this term. Thursday 7pm here at school. Cost is $5 per lesson. Everyone is welcome. Come along and have some fun learning te reo maaori.

Term 3 notice for canteen

Mon Jul 25 01:42pm

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ktEvFxpGOAf4-3Qz3LZ78FRRFNBH2vDa/view?usp=sharing

Canteen

Mon Jul 25 11:27am

Welcome back, it was great to see everyone today. Unfortunately the canteen will be closed for second break on Thursday 28th July. It will still be open for first break. Thank you for your understanding.

Important notice for Term 3

Sat Jul 23 11:41am

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mpso-UKOUVryUXc9-FvqVRt0tjF2BBXsmeOjxKm7FHc/edit?usp=sharing

BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN.

Fri Jul 15 10:42am

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vBQweIDTs79Mew5ZPB173Mn5P23IWMnS/view?usp=drivesdk

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