Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Onewhero Area School

Kia ora Koutou, Ko Rebecca Bills toku ingoa, Ko ahau te tumuaki oo te Kura oo Onewhero.

My name is Rebecca Bills and I am the Tumuaki or Principal at Onewhero Area School. 

Welcome to our school. Our school was founded in 1891 and goes from Year 0 through to Year 13. It is the heart of our rural community. 

Here at Onewhero Area School we teach the whole student, supporting students to develop the skills they need not just to thrive and succeed here at school but in their lives. 

At Onewhero Area School we extend the learning beyond the four walls of the classroom. Our students see learning as part of everyday life and contribute to learning in our community. They learn the skills to be proactive members of society so that as adults they are confident to lead change. Whether it is change in themselves, their families, their communities, or the wider New Zealand society. 

A highlight of our school is the positive interactions between the primary and secondary areas. Tuakana-teina relationships across our school are developed through our student leadership pathways, whole school events, and in the day to day interactions of our students. Our core values Ako, Mahi nga Tahi, and Whanaungatanga are embedded in everything we do, as is our motto Being the best we can- No limits.

Nau mai, haere mai ki te kura takiwaa o Onewhero.

Rebecca Bills

Onewhero Area School