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

Thu May 26 04:32pm

Pink Shirt Day this Friday

Tue May 17 09:38pm

This Friday is Pink Shirt Day to raise awareness of bullying and mental health.


It will be a Non-Uniform day for a Gold coin donation – bonus if students can wear something pink!


The Student Leaders are also organising other activities for Break 1 on Friday:


Baking Items – Gold Coin Donation
Pink Friendship Bracelets – Gold Coin Donation
Face Painting
Compliment Stickers
Colouring Competition
All proceeds from the day will be donated to support the Mental Health Foundation.


Uniform Updates

Thu May 05 09:18am

With winter approaching and the temperature cooling we thought it would be helpful to let you know that the lined uniform jackets are on sale at the Warehouse for $35.
We have talked to our uniform supplier and have been told the long skirt should be on the shelves within the next two weeks. We will update you when they are confirmed in stock.

As we head back to school on Monday at orange level here is what you need to know:

Sun May 01 09:58am

As we head back to school on Monday at orange level here is what you need to know:


Parents and visitors are welcomed back on site, however if you are dropping off or picking up we ask that this is done outside the classroom.


Masks in the classroom are recommeneded but not compulsory in years 3 to 13.


Masks on buses are still required.


We can now hold whole school events with parents as spectators.


 


We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow

School Uniform reminder.

Tue Apr 26 09:54am

Kia Ora,


We hope all our students are having a good break and will be recharged and ready to go for a positive Term Two.


With just under a week to go until we are heading back to school, it is timely to send a reminder about our uniform expectations at OAS. This will ensure that families have time to pick up any items you may need before the term starts.
Wearing the correct uniform is an important part of how we show pride in our school and demonstrate our school values. It is a visible way of demonstrating our school whakatauki “He waka eke noa” (we are all in the same waka together).



We have attached some posters to remind families of our uniform requirements. Please ensure your child has the correct uniform ready to go from the start of Term Two.
When your child cannot wear a correct uniform item (e.g. wet jumper, broken shoes etc.), please send in a note and we can provide a short-term uniform pass until this can be resolved. When we can, we will replace the non-uniform with a suitable uniform item for the day.



Thank you for your support in ensuring our school and students are showing our school motto of ‘being the best we can – no limits!




 

Save the date for our Mataariki Maori Culture Success Evening 2022

Tue Apr 12 06:37pm

Once again we will be having our wonderful annual celebration of Maori culture success within our kura. Save the date for Tuesday the 28th June 6-8pm.


See the flyer attached for more details.

Home learning update

Fri Apr 08 12:30pm

Kia ora whaanau,



I am happy to say we are going to make it to the end of the term with everyone back on site. From Monday all students are welcome back to onsite learning. It has been a very challenging term with COVID and we absolutely appreciate the flexibility and support the community has shown, while we tried to keep the school open and running as much as possible. OAS sends a big thank you to our incredible relievers who have supported us over this time, without them we would not have been able to keep going.



We look forward to seeing our students on Monday, have a great weekend.



Ngaa mihi



Rebecca Bills

Non-uniform day tomorrow Friday 8th April. Gold coin donation fundraising for the Student Leaders camp.

Thu Apr 07 11:28am

Tk2 is running late. It hasn’t arrived at school yet, but should arrive in 10 mins.

Mon Apr 04 04:27pm

Update for learning at home

Mon Apr 04 03:32pm

Kia ora Whaanau,


We are pleased to be able to say that we can have the following groups back on site:


Year 9 and 10 are learning back on site from Wednesday 6th


Rooms 1, 3, and 4 are learning back on site from Tuesday 5th.



Unfortunately, we would like to continue to keep Year 5 and 6 learning from home for the rest of this week (4th-8th). However we will provide supervision for students that cannot learn from home.


Ngaa mihi 


Rebecca

Update for Year 5/6.

Thu Mar 31 02:06pm

Kia ora Whaanau,



The update for Year 5/6 is that they need to learn from home for the whole of next week as well. (4th April – 8th April). If your child cannot learn from home we will provide supervision on site but it will not necessarily be in their normal class. Work can be accessed on seesaw. We thank you for your support with this.

Kia ora Whaanau, Unfortunately we are back to having staffing problems created by COVID.

Wed Mar 30 05:07pm

Due to recent developments, which are outside of our control, Year 5/6 will need to learn from home tomorrow and Friday. (31st March and 1st April)


We are asking: Year 9 and 10 students to learn from home Monday and Tuesday (4th and 5th April). 


Rooms 1, 3, and 4 to learn from home Monday (4th April). 


If your child cannot learn from home we will provide supervision on site but it will not necessarily be in their normal class.


We also ask that you continue to monitor for symptoms particularly in students in Years 5 to 10. If your child shows any symptoms please keep them home and get them tested. 


We will review all year levels Monday once we have confirmed staffing for the week.


We really appreciate the support the community has shown in adapting to the ever changing environment that COVID is creating. 



If you have any questions please get in touch,



Ngaa mihi



Rebecca

ooking for some gifts for Mother’s Day? Why not help out our Student Leaders at the same time! The OAS Student Leaders are selling Village

Wed Mar 30 01:03pm

 Press Oil Packs until the 22nd April ($25 per pack) to help fundraise for their camp. If you are interested in a pack (or more!) please get in contact with one of our Student Leaders or 



Mrs Cochrane at j.cochrane@onewhero.school.nz.

COVID update

Tue Mar 29 09:31am

Kia ora Whaanau,



Due to staffing we are asking all students in Rooms 1, 3, and 4 who can work from home to do so for the rest of this week (30/03 – 01/04). If your child cannot work from home we will provide supervision on site but it will not necessarily be in their normal class. Work can be accessed via seesaw and we have provided learning materials for those that we know do not have access to online learning. If you need off line learning and did not receive it please get in contact with Demelza Zandbergen.


d.zandbergen@onewhero.school.nz.



If you have any questions please get in touch,



Ngaa mihi



Rebecca

Covid update

Mon Mar 28 08:32am

Kia ora Whaanau,



Over the weekend we have seen a rise in cases in Years 1-6. Please watch your children closely for symptoms. Children symptoms are vomiting, scratchy throat, headache, runny nose, and fever. If your child presents with any of these please keep them home and get them tested. We will continue to do visual checks each morning and students showing the symptoms will be sent home. If your child tests positive please email principal@onewhero.school.nz as this information is helping the school to make decisions. We will be reviewing the Year 1-6 area today and making decisions about learning onsite which we will communicate this afternoon. We appreciate your support and patience with this matter.


Ngaa mihi


Rebecca

With the full school back on site from this week, the canteen will be fully open again during both breaks from today.

Mon Mar 28 08:06am

Kia ora Whaanau, We are happy to be able to say all year levels will be learning on site next week (28th March- 1st April).

Fri Mar 25 08:09am

We are getting a new bus from the depot for TK2; however, this could 40mins away. If you can come and collect your child that would be great

Fri Mar 18 03:31pm

TK2 is currently broken down at school. We are awaiting update from the bus company and will let you know as soon as we do.

Fri Mar 18 03:14pm

Home Learning Roster for next week

Thu Mar 17 05:53pm

We are continuing to adapt to COVID in the community and the ever-changing status of this, which is causing us to have significant staffing shortages/complexities. Unfortunately, due to staffing shortages in particular areas of the school, we need to continue with home learning in certain Year groups for the remainder of this week.


For students under the age of 14 who have no supervision at home for their rostered home learning days we will continue to provide onsite supervision for those that require it. This will not be a student’s normal timetabled classes/teachers.


 


For the next week, on Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd March we are asking the following groups to work from home:


Year 9 and 11 students
 


For Thursday 24th and Friday 25th March we are asking the following group to work from home:


Year 10 students



The decision to keep these students learning from home has been made due to the coverage of absent staff and the classes needing to be covered each day. We will be ensuring that appropriate home learning is provided for all the students affected.


We appreciate your support with this and thank you for the steps that you are taking at home to keep our community safe.

Reduced Canteen Hours

Tue Mar 15 10:11am

Due to the significant drop in student numbers while we are going through this difficult period at school, the canteen is going to temporarily reduce the opening time to Break 1 only. The canteen will still be open and students can buy their lunch and snacks, but it will not be open during Break 2.



We apologise for this inconvenience and we will let you know when we are back up and running with the full service for both breaks.

Communications Notice

Mon Mar 14 12:11pm

Kia Ora Whaanau,



As a school we have been sending out important information for parents and caregivers through our student management system Kamar. When emails are sent this way they can end up in your junk or clutter email folders. 


In order to ensure that you are not missing any vital communications please check your junk or clutter email folders. 


We will continue to send out messages across our communication channels using the School Facebook page, Kamar emails and the School App. 



Kind Regards,



Demelza Zandbergen

Home Learning roster this week.

Mon Mar 14 11:09am

We are continuing to adapt to COVID in the community and the ever-changing status of this, which is causing us to have significant staffing shortages/complexities. Unfortunately, due to staffing shortages in particular areas of the school, we need to continue with home learning in certain Year groups for the remainder of this week.


For students under the age of 14 who have no supervision at home for their rostered home learning days we will continue to provide onsite supervision for those that require it. This will not be a student’s normal timetabled classes/teachers.


For the next 4 school days, from Tues 15th to Fri 18th March we are asking the following groups to work from home:


All of Year 7 and 8 students
Year 12 and 13 students



The decision to keep these students learning from home has been made due to the absent staff and the classes needing to be covered each day. We will be ensuring that appropriate home learning is provided for all the students affected.


We appreciate your support with this and thank you for the steps that you are taking at home to keep our community safe.

Reminder: Non-uniform day tomorrow. Bring your gold coin to support the Maadi cup team.

Thu Mar 10 06:22pm

Learning from Home Roster for Years 7-13.

Wed Mar 09 02:24pm

We are continuing to adapt to COVID in the community and the ever-changing status of this, which is causing us to have staffing shortages/complexities. We do have a small number of cases that are across the school, however we are finding that most of the notified cases were not at school during their infectious period hence the small number of cases we are seeing at present. This is good news and shows that the community is doing a great job of staying home when sick and isolating with household cases. Unfortunately, due to staffing, we are now at the stage where we will need to move to a rostered timetable for onsite and at home learning in Years 7-13. For students under the age of 14 who have no supervision at home for their rostered home learning days we will continue to provide onsite supervision for those that require it. This will not be a student’s normal timetabled classes/teachers.


For the next 3 school days we are asking the following groups to work from home:


Thursday: Room 13 and Room 15 homeroom classes (Mr Lang and Mrs Harwood), Year 12, and Year 13.


Friday: Year 10, Year 12, and Year 13


Monday: Room 13 and Room 15 homeroom classes (Mr Lang and Mrs Harwood), Year 9, and Year 11.


The decision to keep these students learning from home has been made due to the coverage of absent staff and the classes needing to be covered each day. We have tried to keep it balanced but it is not always possible. We appreciate your support with this.

TK 3 has broken down at Te Kohanga School. TK 2 is completing TK 3’s run so will be running slightly late.

Wed Mar 09 08:14am

Year 9-13 update

Mon Mar 07 02:37pm

Kia ora Whaanau,



Thank you for your patience with Year 9 and 10 working from home. Tomorrow we would like all Year 12 and 13 students to work from home for Tuesday so that Year 9 and 10 can return. From Wednesday onwards all students will be able to be back on site attending lessons. Thank you so much for your support over this time it is greatly appreciated.



Ngaa mihi



Rebecca

Te reo lessons

Mon Mar 07 12:30pm

Matua Rima is starting back up his te reo classes back up every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm. We are capping the class at 25 participants so that we do NOT require vaccination passes. Masks will need to be worn in class and we will ask you to scan in. Please email principal@onewhero.school.nz if you would like to register for the class. The class costs $5 a lesson.
 

Update for Years 9-13

Fri Mar 04 03:22pm

Kia ora Koutou,



Due to our staffing situation we will continue to keep Year 9 and 10 learning from home on Monday. Dependent on the information we have Monday afternoon we will either have everyone back on site Tuesday or we will move to a balanced home learning roster to ensure all students in Years 9-13 have time learning onsite. Thank you for your support and patience as we navigate this ever changing environment.

BASKETBALL registrations are open NOW and close 25 March.

Thu Mar 03 12:19pm

If your child wants to play basketball for the school in term 2-3, please register them HERE


This is for years 5-8 and Secondary schools year 9-13

Libelle has contacted us this morning to say that the canteen will be closed today.

Tue Mar 01 08:19am

COVID update

Tue Mar 01 08:06am

Kia ora whaanau,



This message is to advise our community that due to current circumstances that are creating a staffing shortage, we will be asking all of our Year 9 and Year 10 students to continue their learning from home for Wednesday and Thursday this week. (Reminder Friday is a Teacher Only Day)


All students can access their learning through our standard learning platforms.


We are predicting that staffing will become a health and safety issue over the coming weeks. However we are doing our best to ensure continuity of learning for all.


Thank you to our community for their proactive support in reducing the spread of COVID, as we manage this new challenge together, staying home if you have symptoms or positive cases in your household is the best thing you can do to stop the spread. 


We are required to still report cases to the Ministry of Education COVID response team each day. When you email me to let me know please include the date of the test and the type of test in your email.


If your family is isolating and you need any help, please get in contact, we may be able to arrange support through our contacts.


If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.



Stay safe,



Ngaa mihi



Rebecca Bills

TK 6 is now back to running normally.

Mon Feb 28 08:52am

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