Onekawa School Newsletter

Week 3 Term 3, Friday 12 August


Kia ora parents and caregivers

I'm really excited to announce that we are going solar by the end of this month!

In partnership with 'Integrated Energy Ltd', we are installing solar panels on the roofs of two blocks - Rooms 5-8 and 'Hiwa' (Room 11/12).

This will both reduce our electricity bill each month and promote the concept of sustainability with our children.

We will be provided with applications that enable us to monitor our energy savings - this will make for a wonderful 'real' learning experience for our children.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Nga mihi,


Parent Election Results Declaration (no voting election required)

At the close of nominations, as the number of valid nominations was equal to 5 the number of vacancies required to be filled, I hereby declare the following duly elected:

Parent Representative:


TRUMAN, Tracey


WOOLF, Graeme

SMITH, Sophie

Staff Representative:



Malinda Woolf

Returning Officer

Fundamental Movement Skills

Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are a specific set of gross motor skills that children practice. These skills are the building blocks for more complex skills that children will learn throughout their lives. They help children take part in games, sports and recreational activities.

Children in Whetu Iti take part in FMS twice a week. Check out the action photos below!

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Kapa Haka Action Shots from this week!

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congratulations to this week's class certificate recipients!

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New Enrolments for the second half of 2022

If you haven't already done so, please let us know if you are enrolling a new entrant child between now and the end of the year. This is to help with determining whether we need to open another new entrant classroom. Thanks!

Onekawa School Quiz Night is back!

After a two year hiatus, the Onekawa School Quiz night is coming back!

Be sure to save the date: FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER!

We will let you know further details, including how to purchase tickets, early next term.

Team Pipi will be hosting this fun event.

Important Dates

Friday 2 September Spooner Shield

Friday 16 September Quiz Night