Onekawa School Newsletter

Week 5, Term 1, Friday 4 March


Kia ora Parents and Caregivers

As expected, we have had some families impacted by Covid-19 this week.

A handful of children are isolating due to being household contacts. Two children have tested positive themselves. A separate note has been sent via Seesaw if your child is in one of the classes with a Covid case.

As communicated earlier this week, children in the classes are not considered close contacts and should continue to attend school. The Ministry of Health says to keep a close watch of family for anyone with symptoms. If unwell, please stay at home and get advice about getting a Covid-19 test.

Despite these cases, our children are settled and appear happy to be at school. A big thanks to my staff for their efforts keeping our school a fun place to be!

Have a lovely weekend.

Nga mihi,


Ministry of Health Guidance posters

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Teacher only day - Friday 11 March

School will be closed on Friday 11 March for a teacher only day.

Our staff will be participating in professional development around 'structured literacy' - a focus the school has had for the last two years.

'Schools Out', which is based at Onekawa School. will be open should parents require child care.

Road Patrol Award

Congratulations to last year's Road Patrollers who have been awarded top team in the Napier Schools area!

We were awarded a trophy and a $100 voucher. Thanks road patrollers for awesome service!

Pictured below: Mrs Piggott (supervisor), Mrs Greatrex (supervisor), Mr Bloor, Constable Johnson.

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Term One Learning Conferences

In light of government guidelines and our general position in regard to the response to COVID19, we are making some changes to the way in which we have our learning conferences this term.

All children’s learning folders will be sent home in week 10. These are a snap shot of what your children’s learning looks like on a day to day basis at Onekawa School.

In addition to sending home learning folders, we would like to invite parents to have a phone conversation with our teachers to talk about your child’s learning during Week 10 or 11.

We will be sending details about how to book a phone conversation in a few weeks time.

Team Pipi Meeting and AGM - Monday 7 March

Our first Team Pipi meeting will be on Monday 7th March, via Zoom, at 7pm.

To join the meeting, you can either:


or check out the Team Pipi Facebook page for the link on Monday afternoon.

We will also hold our AGM. Please indicate whether you wish to nominate yourself or anyone else to any officer positions.

We hope to see you at the meeting!

Wagon Wheel

Our year 3-6 children participated in the annual 'Wagon Wheel' event on Thursday.

Due to Covid restrictions, we were unable to have the whole school participate.

We have lots of photos of the event posted on our Facebook page:

Thanks Mr Race for your wonderful organisation!

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Room 17 Sunflower Art

Room 17 children have been growing sunflowers in their garden at school. We were also inspired by Vincent van Gogh's sunflower art and decided to draw our own sunflowers. We hope you like them!
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School Policies and Procedures

We use a internet based provider 'School Docs' to maintain a comprehensive, up-to-date set of policies and procedures. These policies and procedures follow guidelines, legislation and best practice, and have been tailored for our school. For more information about School Docs, click on the link below.

User Name: onekawa

Password: pipi

Important Dates

Friday 11 March - School closed for teacher only day