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Newsletter No. 14 (first link failed)

Wed Sep 20 03:45pm



Newsletter No. 14

Wed Sep 20 03:41pm


Newsletter No. 14

We have just been notified by the bus company that TK3 is running 20mins behind schedule this morning.

Wed Sep 20 09:39am

Important TK 4 Bus information for Term 4

Mon Sep 18 01:37pm

Wairamarama Bridge Closure:
The Wairamarama bridge will be closed for 10 calendar days from Monday 9th of October (first day of Term 4) so that repairs can be completed. As a result the following has been organised with the bus company for the school bus (TK4). Pick up/drop off for Onewhero Area School students and teachers will be on the north side of the bridge (8.10am pick up, 3.40pm drop off). If you have concerns around getting your child to school over this time, please contact the appropriate member of SLT so that we can help support your child to attend school.

TK3 Update #2

Tue Sep 12 04:38pm

TK3 is now leaving school within the next 5 minutes as the bus has been fixed. The students remaining at school will be put on the bus to start the route home.

TK3 Update

Tue Sep 12 04:28pm

Murphys has just been in contact with the school. They are now able to send a replacement bus that will arrive at school in approximately 30 mins. If you still wish to pick up your children please do so by coming to the Health Room (Room 33).

TK3 has Broken down

Tue Sep 12 04:25pm

TK3 has broken down at school. Murphys are sending a mechanic and estimate that the bus run will be delayed by about an hour. All students are being supervised in the Health room.

If possible can you please come and collect your child from school. 

Enrolment reminder

Sun Sep 10 12:31pm


Ag day market

Fri Sep 08 07:01pm


Newsletter No. 13

Wed Sep 06 04:07pm

Newsletter No. 13

Enrolment reminder

Tue Sep 05 06:01pm


Arts and Culture Night

Mon Sep 04 07:02pm


Just a reminder to complete the check in survey for our strategic plan. Completed surveys go in the draw to win this jam packed hamper:

Fri Sep 01 08:01pm

Survey link

Non-Uniform Day tomorrow! Just a reminder we have a gold coin donation, non-uniform day tomorrow fundraising for our student leaders camp.

Thu Aug 31 06:35pm

Please find information attached regarding our Senior Course Selection evening on Tuesday 5th September.

Mon Aug 28 10:52am


Community Check in

Fri Aug 25 07:01pm

We are currently checking in on our strategic goals. Use the link to complete our short survey and be eligible to go in the draw for a food hamper.

Daffodil Day Colouring Competition

Wed Aug 23 03:56pm

This Friday is Daffodil Day. As we have a teacher-only day on Friday, we will hold our  Daffodil day tomorrow. Daffodil day ribbons will be available from the breakfast club window before school and at Break 1 for a donation. (Suggested 50c- $1) There will also be a colouring competition – gold coin entry. Students can collect entry forms from the Food technology room or from their whanau teacher. All entries should be returned to the Food Technology room by 3 pm next Monday the 29th August. Teacher only day on Friday may provide students with a good opportunity to work on their entry. There will be prizes for Junior, Middle and Senior entries. Winners will be announced next Wednesday.

Newsletter No. 12

Wed Aug 23 11:26am



Reminder – We have a Teachers Only Day this Friday 25th August.

Mon Aug 21 04:37pm

Newsletter No. 11

Wed Aug 09 04:04pm



Non uniform day and ice cream sales!

Wed Aug 09 11:48am

This Friday, 11 August, there will be a non uniform day to raise the final funds for our Area Schools students that participated in the National Tournament in Christchurch. Please bring a gold coin if you want to leave your uniform at home for the day.
There will also be ice creams for sale on the junior courts and the senior courts at $2 per scoop.

Community check in for our strategic plan

Fri Aug 04 09:37am

Kia ora e te whaanau,

Please find below the link to our 2023 community check in survey.

The purpose of this survey is to check in against our strategic plan before we form 2024’s annual plan. To see the strategic plan in full please head to the school website using the link in the survey.
The 3 aims of the strategic plan are:
Successful in learning
Confident in leadership
Working together
At the beginning of the survey we have asked demographic questions, this is to check we are reaching all parts of our community. There are two questions for each strategic aim the second question of each focuses on gaining actionable ideas for how we can improve. It is important that we hear from all of our community to ensure we are meeting the needs of all our students. To encourage you to complete the survey all named entries will go into the draw for a grocery hamper, which will be drawn at the end of this term.

Link to survey: Survey link

Thank you for taking the time to contribute your thoughts and ideas.

Ngaa mihi

Rebecca Bills

Prize Giving Feedback

Thu Aug 03 10:47am

Thank you to all the Whaanau, students and staff who gave us feedback on the format of our Prize Giving ceremonies.

The feedback we received has been very helpful. There was no clear indication from our community that changing the format is desired. It was a very even split between the three options put forward. We are therefore going to keep the current format of having both a Values and an Academic Prize Giving at the end of the year to celebrate the success of our students in the many different aspects of their school life. 

We will, however, be splitting these over the last 2 weeks of term to ensure that students and Whaanau do not have two late nights in one week. We will aim to start both events at 6.30pm and finish them within 1 and a half hours, to ensure the nights are not too late for our younger students.

We will also ensure that both events are well advertised ahead of time and we will continue to send out emails to Whaanau of award recipients well in advance.

Again, thank you to everyone who gave us their time to respond and give us feedback.

Cross Country Tomorrow!

Thu Aug 03 10:03am

It looks like tomorrow is going to be a gorgeous day for Cross Country!

We will have coffee available for parents to purchase from the window of the Food Tech room. $4 per coffee, cash only.
We will also be having a $2 sausage sizzle available for students to purchase after they have done their run. Parents are also welcome to buy a sausage.

All funds raised will be going towards our student leadership camp.

Newsletter No. 10

Wed Jul 26 01:23pm


Newsletter No. 10

Student Led Conferences

Tue Jul 25 09:15am

Kia ora e te Whaanau,

Thank you to those whaanau that attended the first night of our Student Led Conferences last night. Our next  Student Led Conference night is on Tuesday 1st August from 3.30pm to 7.30pm.

To book a conference time please go to and enter the code bmgg5

Ngaa Mihi,
Demelza Zandbergen Deputy Principal


Mon Jul 24 04:33pm

We have just had communication from the Bus Company. TK6 is now on it’s way to collect the students. We apologise for the confusion and any inconvenience this has caused as we work with the Bus Company.

Update – the Bridge is now open for one lane

Mon Jul 24 04:30pm

TK6 Bus not able to run

Mon Jul 24 04:28pm

The TK6 bus is not able to operate this afternoon. Could parents please come and collect them from the school via Mercer Ferry road (the Tuakau bridge is not open). We will hold all students on the senior courts for collection when you are able to get here.

Urgent Bus Message

Mon Jul 24 03:48pm

All buses except TK4 will be delayed leaving school today due to an accident on the Onewhero Tuakau Bridge. We will keep you updated as soon as we get further information. 

Student Led Conferences Reminder Notice

Mon Jul 17 05:11pm

Kia ora e te Whaanau,

Student Led Conference evenings are being held early in Term Three. These are on Monday 24th July from 3.30pm to 5.30pm and Tuesday 1st August from 3.30pm to 7.30pm.

To book a conference time please go to and enter the code bmgg5

Ngaa Mihi,

Demelza Zandbergen Deputy Principal

Prize Giving Feedback

Mon Jul 03 12:08pm

Kia ora Koutou,

I hope you are all having a great start to the school holidays, despite this wild weather!

We are hoping you will be willing to give us some feedback on the school Prizegiving’s via the attached google form link. We noticed at the end of last year that attendance was relatively low at both the Values and the Academic Prize Giving’s so we are seeking feedback about if we are meeting the needs of the community with the current format.
We have also suggested 2 alternative options that we could potentially do, so we would appreciate you feedback on these options.

We are also seeking feedback from our staff and students before we make a decision about the Prizegiving format, early in Term 3.

Many thanks for your participation, we really value the feedback from our community. (Please note the link to the form was also emailed to all families)

Prize Giving Feedback

Kind regards,
Tessa Ritchie
Deputy Principal

Newsletter No. 9

Thu Jun 29 02:15pm


Newsletter No. 9 – 30th June 2023


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