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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

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

Whaanau Hui

Thu Jul 07 05:03pm

Just a reminder that there is a whaanau hui at Te Kotahitanga Marae tonght at 6.30pm. This is to review progress with the Maori Education Plan and to review Achievement and Attendance data.


There will be kai! Everyone is welcome.

PhotoLife Sibling order forms available at office. Please have back before 27th July 2022.

Tue Jul 05 03:53pm

Kia ora e te whaanau, Matua Rima’s class is cancelled tonight

Thu Jun 30 04:54pm

Whaanau hui

Wed Jun 29 10:25am

On Thursday 7th July at 6:30 at Te Kotahitanga Marae we are holding a hui to review the maori education plan. We would like to encourage whaanau to come along and join us. A light supper will be provided and children are welcome.

Kia ora e te whaanau, Matua Rima’s class is cancelled tonight.

Thu Jun 23 04:48pm

Staff sickness update

Wed Jun 22 11:43am

Kia ora whaanau,


We have tried our absolute best to maintain students onsite all term despite experiencing large amounts of staff sickness and a shortage of relievers. However, with all of the Senior Leadership team teaching in classes it is now a health and safety issue to maintain all students on site. Unfortunately we therefore have to ask Year 11-13 to work from home next week ( 27th June to 1st July). These year groups have been selected due to them legally being able to stay at home alone which reduces the impact on families. Also due to the high school having the highest number of staff out. This is not a decision we have made lightly, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Staff have been advised to ensure all Year 11 to 13 students have a full program of learning provided for the week. If you have any questions or concerns about learning please direct them to the subject teacher.


Ngaa mihi


Rebecca

Reminder: Mataariki Celebration 28th June at Te Kotahitanga Marae starting at 6pm and will be followed with kai. See you there

Tue Jun 21 05:24pm

TK 2 is running late due to a tree across the Tuakau Bridge- Port Waikato road.

Tue Jun 21 08:56am

After School Drama

Mon Jun 20 08:47am

After School Drama this Monday (20th June) has unfortunately had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The group will meet again as usual from next Monday (June 27th).

Reminder: Mufti day and sausage sizzle tomorrow. Please bring a gold coin to come in mufti. Sausages in bread for $2 each at Break 1

Thu Jun 16 02:16pm

Oxford Pie Fundraiser

Wed Jun 15 09:22am

Do you need to top up your pie supply for these cold months ahead?


The Student Leaders are running the Oxford Pie fundraiser this year, so are eagerly waiting for your orders.


Family Pies $9.00


5pk Lunch Pies $12.50


6pk Lamingtons $7.00


Plus other yummy items!


If you wish to order, contact a student leader or send your order to Mrs Cochrane j.cochrane@onewhero.school.nz.


We will also have some forms at the school office too.


Thanks so much for your support!

Strategic review survey

Fri Jun 10 12:45pm

Last week an email was sent out with a survey that the board will be using as part of our strategic review. Thank you to those that have already completed the survey. If you missed it here is the link:
https://forms.gle/7AQ4bVfYwqjrFoYVA

Te Reo lessons with Matua Rima are cancelled tonight. Rima is attending a tangi.

Thu Jun 09 09:09am

Incident on TK6 Bus

Fri Jun 03 04:54pm

There has been an accident on the TK6 bus that goes to Tuakau, this afternoon. All of our students are safe and have been checked over by emergency staff. Parents have been phoned for a handful of students who will be picked up.  A second bus has picked up the majority of students who are currently being taken home. 


For any of our families who require further support please do not hesitate to get in touch with the school.

Uniform Update

Wed Jun 01 02:49pm

We now have our new softshell jackets on the shelves at The Warehouse (see photo). A number of students have already purchased them and they look fantastic!



We also wanted to update you on the school shorts. We are no longer stocking the shorts with the school logo on them. The school shorts are now a plain navy schooltex short – this is a much more economic option.

Reminder:

Mon May 30 09:13am

Reminder:
As we head into the winter months the Ministry of Health are expecting increase cases in COVID and flu. If your child is sick please keep them home. Mask wearing is a requirement on buses for Year 4 and under and is recommended in the classroom.
We are continuing to monitor COVID cases in the our school community, so if your child tests positive please email principal@onewhero.school.nz

Local Curriculum Presentation

Fri May 27 01:55pm

In 2019 we started a project seeking feedback on what is important to our students and school community within our curriculum. Then we had COVID…


But we are getting back to ‘normal’ and a big part of our Annual Plan for 2022 is looking to evaluate what aspects of Local Curriculum we are currently teaching at OAS and where we can look to include more Local Curriculum in our programs.


To keep our school community up to date we have made a short presentation on what a ‘Local Curriculum’ actually means and where we are headed. You can find this video on the School Website. Go to the Curriculum Page > Select “Learning @ OAS’ > Then select the “Local Curriculum’ link, and you will find the video at the top of the page.


Please take a look and if you have any questions feel free to email the office.

TK9 has been delayed leaving school. It has just left.

Thu May 26 04:32pm

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