Newsletter No. 09


Principal's Message:

Kia ora e te whaanau,

We have had a great two weeks with lots of exciting activities happening within the school.
We recently hosted a music workshop with our senior students that was run by musicians who work in the industry. We gained this opportunity through our work with the Waikato Regional Council. Our students really enjoyed learning from experienced people and gaining new skills that will help them with their future goals.

This week has also seen the start of this term’s sports competition. Students in Years 7-13 have joined up to create teams and play netball against each other. The teachers also have a team and have their fingers crossed they can take it out this year.

Volleyball Waikato have also been running sessions with the students. Volleyball is a growing sport in our school and it was great to see these expert sessions being run with our students. Our junior students were included in these workshops. This opportunity for our primary students is just one example of the benefits to being in an area school.

As we come towards the end of the term with just a couple of reminders, reports will be sent out through email and seesaw on the 27th so make sure you are able to access kamar emails and the seesaw app. The 27th is also our Matariki celebration so make sure you come along and join in with the fun. Lastly the 28th is of course Matariki public holiday so school is closed on this day.

Ag Day prep is well underway and the animal entry forms will be coming out just before the end of term. Ag day is an annual event in our school that this year is being held on the October 19th. Regardless of whether you have animals or not it is a fantastic community event so make sure you put it in your calendar and come along. There are food stalls, activities for kids to do like face painting and horse rides, as well as the animal events and indoor exhibitions.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Rebecca Bills
Onewhero Area School


Dandelions and Dragonflies Childcare

and Early Learning Centre

We provide:
  • High teacher to child ratios
  • All meals, nappies, wipes
  • Free play and structure
  • Preparation for school programme
  • Individual learning portfolios
  • Primary caregivers for infants
  • Support for children with allergies
  • Participation in school activities like Ag Day
  • A recently renovated fresh and homely environment
  • A very large outdoor space to explore
  • Extended operating hours of Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Care from 3 months to 5 years
The Centre was initially operating on a standard Probationary Licence as a newly re-opened Centre, but in November 2022 easily passed its Ministry of Education Full Licencing Review. Enrolments have continued to grow steadily and the Centre is now fully staffed and bustling.

To find out more or to arrange a Centre visit, please contact:
Dandelions and Dragonflies
Centre Manager, Rachel Hagan
(09) 242-9100

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