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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

Urgent Bus Message – TK1

Thu Apr 11 02:02pm

This is an urgent message for all students who catch TK1 in the morning from the stop outside 105 George Street. These students will now be picked up from the new carpark by the pool and courts on Escott Road due to Health and Safety reasons. 

School Newsletter No.5 10th April 2024

Wed Apr 10 01:18pm



Hot Dog Fundraiser – Friday, April 12th – Break 1

Mon Apr 08 03:43pm

Get ready for a delicious treat! The student leadership team is hosting a hot dog fundraiser on Friday, April 12th, during Break 1. Each hot dog is just $4 and comes with your choice of toppings including mustard, cheese, onions, or tomato sauce.

Order forms will be sent to the junior classrooms. Students in year 7 and above can order/pay on the day.

Come support us and enjoy a tasty lunch. See you there!

Just a reminder that schools across New Zealand are all closed next Tuesday the 2nd April, following Easter.

Thu Mar 28 12:25pm

We hope you have a great Easter break!

Scholastic Book Club Orders Due Monday 25 March 2024.

Fri Mar 22 09:48am

Scholastic book club orders due Monday 25 March.

Orders can be paid for with cash or by downloading the Loop app from the Scholastic website and paying electronically.

Please ensure the details on order forms are correct.


Newsletter No 4 21st March 2024

Thu Mar 21 09:02am


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Newsletter No.3 – 8th March 2024

Fri Mar 08 11:54am



TK9 is running behind schedule and has just left the school.

Wed Feb 28 03:40pm


Wed Feb 28 11:16am

Kia ora, our senior volleyball girls are fundraising for their trip to Nationals in Palmerston North. Please bring a gold coin to school if you want to come in casual clothes. There will also be an ice cream sale at break 1 for $2 per scoop.

Kia ora e te whaanau. Lets talk lunches!

Mon Feb 26 05:35pm

We understand that there are some challenges around providing lunches now with our canteen being closed.

This has created an issue with students wanting to use the food technology classroom to ‘cook’ their lunch.

This is not a practical option unfortunately for numerous reasons.

We would appreciate some awhi from whaanau at home, to help us with this, by providing kai that doesn’t need to be ‘cooked’ or heated while we look at possible solutions.


Ngaa mihi,

OAS Staff

Uniform We have a couple of notices about uniforms.

Mon Feb 26 05:33pm

We have noticed an increasing number of students wearing Crocs to school. These are practical shoes and as long as they are black and students wear them with the back strap up they meet our uniform rules. We have had some issues with students losing their Crocs recently, and as they all look exactly the same  – please ensure you carefully label them. We recommend indenting names permanently into the rubber. Please note Jibbitz are not to be worn to school.

As the mornings are getting cooler we have noticed some students wearing non-uniform jumpers and jackets. Please ensure your children have correct uniform jumpers or jackets for school, these are available at The Warehouse. Short term uniform passes can be provided when there is a genuine reason and students have a note from home.

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Fri Feb 23 11:04am



Reminder Notice – Whaanau Teacher Conference

Thu Feb 22 09:23am


Swimming Sports and Tabloids this Week

Mon Feb 19 10:37am

A reminder that Swimming Sports is this Wednesday 21st of Feb. Students must be entered in 2 events to compete. 

Racing starts at approx 9.15am.

We also have swimming tabloids this Friday the 23rd from 11.40am. This is an afternoon of house spirit competition and games in the pool followed by House Swimming Relays at 2pm.

Parents and Whaanau are welcome at both events and we hope to see you there!

Whaanau Teacher Meetings

Tue Feb 13 02:49pm

Kia ora,

We would like to welcome you all to our Whaanau Teacher Conferences for 2024. These are being held on Monday 19th February from 3.30pm-5.30pm and Tuesday 27th February 3.30pm – 7.30pm.
Our first night on Monday 19th February is a more informal night at Te Kotahitanga Marae, everyone is welcome to attend and no bookings are necessary.
Our second evening on Tuesday 27th February follows a more formal format and bookings are required.
Please find attached information about both nights and the link to booking times on Tuesday 27th February.

Ngaa Mihi,

Demelza Zandbergen
Deputy Principal

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