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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 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

Onewhero Area School Board Casual vacancy for a parent representative

Wed Jun 23 12:10am

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

Newsletter No. 16

Thu Jun 17 10:00pm

Newsletter No. 15

Thu Jun 10 12:13am

AIMS Netball – Non-uniform day. Friday 11th June.

Tue Jun 08 02:05am

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.

You are invited to our wellbeing information and feedback night on Monday 14th of June at 6:30pm in the Junior Learning Centre.

Thu Jun 03 07:02am

Newsletter No. 14

Wed Jun 02 08:37pm

Newsletter No. 13

Thu May 27 01:37am


Onewhero Ag Day

Tue May 25 12:19am

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 for more information.

Canteen Error in Newsletter

Thu May 20 02:29am

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.

Reminder : Pink Shirt Day Friday 21st May

Thu May 20 02:05am

Gold coin donation. There is a small supply of pink ribbon & stickers for those that don’t have pink clothing.

Newsletter No. 12

Thu May 20 02:04am

Canteen update:

Fri May 14 10:37pm

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:


Menu part 2

OAS Newsletter No. 11

Thu May 13 01:35am

Link for newsletter:


Reminder : Thursday 13th May Teacher Only Day

Wed May 12 03:06am

Reminder: Thursday is a teacher only day.

Mon May 10 01:50am

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.

Newsletter No. 10

Thu May 06 03:24am

Here is the link:

OAS Newsletter No. 10

Thu May 06 03:19am

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.


TK4 has broken down, so the service will be running late.

Sun May 02 08:01pm

OAS Newsletter No. 9

Thu Apr 15 08:48pm



Teenaa koutou. We are seeking feedback on our DRAFT new website. Images and some text will be re-written before it is released.

Thu Apr 08 06:47am


Please take a look and give any feedback you think could help improve the navigation and ease of information access.

Email Jamie L’Huillier – with your feedback.


Ngaa mihi.

Kia ora, we are holding a non uniform day this friday to support our students travelling to the area schools coaching clinic.

Wed Apr 07 04:18am

Please bring a gold coin donation if you want to wear no uniform on Friday There will also be a sausage sizzle in front of the hospitality room. $2 per sausage. 


Wed Apr 07 03:15am



The link in the previous update broke. This one should be working – Sorry about that.

Wed Mar 31 03:48am

OAS Newsletter No. 7

Wed Mar 31 02:12am



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