Onekawa School Newsletter

Week 1, Term 3, Friday 30 July


Welcome back to term three at Onekawa School! It was wonderful to see the children back, bright-eyed, and bushy tailed!

As you can see, the format of our newsletter has changed. It has more functionality in that we can insert links to other pages and videos. Another good feature is the ability to make the text bigger or smaller should you need to! I hope you enjoy the change.

I'm delighted to tell you that we have twelve miniball teams, one netball team, four hockey teams, two gymnastic teams and four soccer teams representing Onekawa School this term. Thanks again to all the teachers and parents who have offered to coach a team... we couldn't do it without you!

Nga mihi nui,


Mrs Gardiner

Mrs Gardiner has been very unwell for the last two weeks and is currently receiving treatment at Wellington hospital. Our thoughts are with Judie and her family and we wish them all the best for her recovery.

new classroom opens

Our fifteenth classroom opened this week. The class has started with only five students but will increase over the next few weeks. Mrs Christina Tareha and Ms Tracy Scott are our amazing teachers for the class. A big welcome to you you all!

Team Pipi Raffle - and the winners are...

Congratulations to our raffle winners:

  • 1st Sara
  • 2nd Wendy
  • 3rd Ruth
  • 4th Athena
  • 5th Mike

Because of the amazing donations from our families and Pak n Save, we were able to draw out a total of nineteen prizes! Congratulations to all winners.

A huge thanks to all those who supported us by providing donations and buying tickets.

Team Pipi has raised $5,500 to add to our new playscape fund. We appreciate the awesome efforts of Fiona and Team Pipi for organising the raffle.

Fun at Discovery Time!

Our Year 0-2 children have fun at 'Discovery' on Fridays. Teachers and Support Staff provide a wide range of activities for children to participate in. Click on the video below to see some of the action!
Whetu Iti Discovery!

The School Gate is Back!

After an incredibly long wait, our school gate on Kennedy Road has been installed. We now await completion of the school signs.

Sports Players of the day for week one

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New Classrooms are now Complete!

Our newly refurbished classrooms are now complete and they look amazing!

A huge thanks to Simkin Construction for the work they have carried out for us.

Children from Rooms 14 and 15 will be moving into the new classrooms on Monday 9 August... exciting!

Check out the video below of our Kapa haka group practicing this week!

Kapa Haka Practice

Spooner Shield

Onekawa School has been invited to contest the Spooner Shield, a sports competition that has been held for several decades between schools in the Taradale/Tamatea area.

The sports played for the Spooner Shield are: Year 5 Netball, Year 6 Netball, Rugby, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, and Hockey.

We are in the process of organising teams holding trials for the event. Children will be notified by the end of next week as to whether they have been successful in being selected for a team.

Details of the competition will be included in next week's newsletter.

Congratulations to this week's class certificate winners!

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Upcoming Events

  • Spooner Shield - Friday 13 August
  • Team Pipi Meeting- Monday 16 August