Newsletter 3 Term 4
Onerahi School Friday 16 December 2022
Te Karere o te Tumuaki/Principal's Message
Kia ora e te whānau,
The 2022 year is drawing to a close and we can reflect on the wonderful experiences we have all had over the course of the year. Let's focus on those as we go off on our summer holidays. We're excited about our plans for next year and working with you all to do the best for our tamariki. For those of you moving on to Intermediate or other schools we wish you all the very best as you continue to grow and learn. Enjoy a well deserved holiday, spend time with your loved ones and stay safe.
Each teacher selects two students to receive the awards for recognition of excellence in learning. Congratulations to the following Class Award recipients:
Room 1 - Clare Morgan and Tiaki Orton
Room 2 - Elliott Carman and Grace Gavin
Room 3 - Elizabeth Read and Cody Lightband
Room 5 - Zayne Johnson and Steven Gillatt
Room 6 - Zev Kaka-Holtz and Kleo Gardiner
Room 7 - Kaio Koncsek and Lily Sexton
Room 8 - Finnley Moselen and Shahd Omar
Room 9 - Darcy King and Isobel Pollard
Room 10 - Naina Peterson and Liam Newby
Room 12 - Carley Clarke and Jai Crayford-Patuawa
Room 13 - Jayden Ferris and Shamira Morgado
Room 14 - Alia Pilcher and Maia Craig
Room 15 - Braxton Walker and Skylah Platts
Room 16 - Aria Kilgour and Maia Armstrong
Room 17 - Ryan King and Chloe Abraham
Room 18 - Ella Payne and Naia Beeston
Room 19 - Zack Lester and Molly Middleton
Room 20 - Hugo Belsham and Koen Moy
Room 21 - Myah Robinson and Reuben Haworth
Room 22 - Amaia Rapata and Braxton Armstrong
In addition to these, we celebrate those chosen for a Beacon Award, who consistently display the Onerahi School beacon values. Tino pai!
Amber-Rose Akers, Lali Liddall, Lucy Abraham, Aroha Hepi, George Hirst, Theo King, Lucy Kirk, Lexah Gamble, Indie Wells, Kenzy Gardiner, Israel Rapana, Louie Lovelace, Hazel Owen, Stylez Rapata, Harper Haselden, Luna Junge, Dylan Ballinger, Indie Moyse, Brodie Zwart
And we round out our celebrations with our Trophy recipients of 2022. Well done to all of the following, we are so proud of you.
The Nest School Award: (Year 2) for academic excellence in The Nest - Mia MacFarlane
P.T.A. Award: (Year 4) for persistence and resilience in the face of challenges - Zola Roebeck
Maths Award: (Year 6) for excellent achievement in all areas of Mathematics - Lennox Williams
Language Award: (Year 6) for excellence in Written Language - Grace Gavin
Speech Award: (Year 6) for excellence in their speech writing and presenting - Aria Kilgour
Science and Technology Award: (Year 6) for excellence in Science and Technology - Luca Hirst
Global Citizenship Award: (Year 6) for excellence in international languages and culture - Monty Hall
Art Award: (Year 6) for all round ability and skill in Art - Willow Clark
Performing Arts Award: (Year 6) for effort and achievement in Dance and Drama - Ana Adams
Kapa Haka Award - Boy: (Year 6) for excellence in the kaupapa and tikanga in Kapa Haka - Damien Dierick
Kapa Haka Award - Girl: (Year 6) for excellence in the kaupapa and tikanga in Kapa Haka - Tenaya Gamble
eLearning Award: (Year 6) for excellence in eLearning - Max Haselden
Maori Award - Girl (Year 6) for effort, achievement, and leadership in Te Reo - Maia Orton
Maori Award - Boy (Year 6) for effort, achievement, and leadership in Te Reo - Saul Te Wake Kemp
Environmental Education Award: (Year 6) for Commitment and effort in Environmental Education - Jean Morgan
Creativity Award: (Year 6) for outstanding ability in creative problem solving - Llayla Gray
Sports Girl: (Year 6) for outstanding physical ability and sportsmanship - Chanlle Mrkusich
Sports Boy: (Year 6) for outstanding physical ability and sportsmanship - Flynn Browning
Citizenship Award (Year 6) for outstanding contribution to Onerahi Primary School - Jean Morgan
Leadership Award (Year 6) for outstanding leadership across the school - Aria Kilgour
Students from Room 5 & 13 stayed onsite at the school and travelled offsite during the day to experience the pools, Flipout, and the Kamo Wildlife Sanctuary among others. Students from Rooms 2, 12 and 16 travelled to Whakapara Marae, and had experiences such as the Adrenalin Adventure Park and a very informative day up at the Waitangi Marae and surrounding areas. Below, students from Year 5 share their thoughts on the experiences they had.
Our camp was amazing! On day one we went to the pools and walked the loop. For dinner we had PIZZA!!. The next day we walked from the Whangarei Falls to AH Reed Park. We caught a bus to Flip Out and bounced for 2 hours. Dessert that night was brownie and ice-cream. On the last day we went to the Lion Park and saw lions, tigers and a panther. Everyone had a great time and slept well that weekend.
By Irie and Marley, Rm 5
From the Board /Ngà Poari Kaitiaki ō te kura
Kia ora all,
2022 has been another year full of challenges, and we as a board are extremely proud of the mahi that has been done in and around the school from senior management, admin staff, teachers, support staff and or course all of our students.
Our 2022 Year 6 graduation on Wednesday night was a great night which celebrated all that they had achieved over the past 6 years in our school, setting their foundations for the future.
I am grateful for the shade Onerahi School can now provide its students and guests, although this year the summer weather is taking its time to get here. We have some repairs being done to our school pool, so we look forward to using this early in 2023.
Please stay safe on the roads, in water, and wherever you may be this summer. Look after yourselves and others. Take care.
Onerahi Primary School Board
2023 Staff and Classrooms/Kaimahi a Ruma
Principal Annmaree MacGregor
Deputy Principals Danny Hamilton, Grace Williams
Learning Support Coordinator Karen Johnsen
Room 1 Meredith McInnes Year 6
Room 2 Elizabeth Thompson & Michelle Murphy Year 6
Room 3 Gail Green Year 5/6
Room 5 Jade Grant Year 5
Room 6 Jake Baldwin Year 5
Room 8 Matt Te Maro New Entrants
Room 9 Lorelei Dela Cruz New Entrants
Room 10 Susan Orton Year 1/2
Room 18 Alysha Mitchell Year 2
Room 19 Sue Hewett Year 2
Room 20 Phillipa Todd
Room 22 Shari Dearn Year 2
Room 12 Miriam Burgess Year 4
Room 13 Gareth Blithe Year 3
Room 14 Kyle Hobson Year 4
Room 15 Bev Haigh Year 3
Room 16 Phoebe Scrivener Year 3/4
Room 17 Elly Houston Year 3
CRT Release & Garden to Table Programme Chloe Peters
Reading Recovery Debbie Sayer, Bev Maconaghie
Better Start Literacy facilitator Philippa Todd
Learning Support Assistants Wendy Jeffery, Anna Duval-Peterson, Viv Watkins, Heather Francis, Daina Carter, Sarah Hall, Cherie Kewene-Edmonds, Loren Pederson, Renee Haag, Nina Porter-Auld, Kaela Matthews, Ilona Harris, Monique Oudshoorn
Language Learning Assistant Hannah He
Administration team Anne-Marie Wilson, Sara Ujdur, Lana Jennings, Kirsty Oliver
Property team Edwin Dela-Cruz, Bill Tebbutt, Mary Tingey
It is also time to farewell to our Year 6 students, and wish them all the very best in their continuing journey of seeking knowledge in their next schools. We hope you have enjoyed being part of the Onerahi School whānau and leave with the knowledge that we believe you can achieve anything you set your sights on.
Kokonga ō Kirsty - Kirsty's Corner
What a year it has been.
First off I would like to thank all of our breaktime Librarians for running the library, Lego club and games in the library. (One break time they even ran musical statues which was a great success).
It's a big commitment to give up one break time every week and greatly appreciated.
Secondly I would like to thank everyone who purchase books at the scholastic book fair. We sold just under $2,500.00 worth of products and received a $700.00 credit to purchase new books for the school library.
I would also like to again give a big thankyou to Mark Peacock who has been helping in the library for the past two terms. You have made such a difference Mark, thank you so much.
Lastly I would like to encourage you to visit Whangarei libraries during the holidays. They are running "The Great Summer Challenge" for children aged 5 to 10 years with some awesome prizes to be won.
Check out the Great Summer Challenge here: https://www.wdc.govt.nz/library/Whats-on/Events/Great-summer-challenge
I hope you have a wonderful holidays and I look forward to seeing all the returning students next year!
ROAD SAFETY /HAUMARU RORI - IMPORTANT.
It is also very important that if you are collecting your child from our Church St entrance you do not park on the yellow lines. Our road patrollers are unlikely to be able to see past your vehicle to check if the road is clear if you have parked over these.
Lets all work together to keep our tamariki safe on their way to and from our kura.
Tino rā nui/Important Dates
- Tuesday 1 February - First day of Term 1, 2023
- 6 February - Waitangi Day
- Monday 06 March - Mid-term Cohort entry
- Thursday 06 April - Last day of Term 1
- Friday 07 April - Good Friday
- Monday 24 April - Staff only day
- Tuesday 25 April - Anzac day
- Wednesday 26 April - First day of Term 2
With the return of the hot sun, a reminder to all parents that in Term 1, it is compulsory for our students to wear a hat when outdoors. It is also our term for swimming, so don't forget the togs, towels and goggles. As with all other items, we ask that this is named. We also strongly encourage the use of sunblock in this term.
8:15am School gates open to students and whanau
9:00am School begins
11:00-11:30am 1st Play Break
1:30-2:00pm 2nd Play Break
3:00pm School finishes
3:15pm School gates close
There are two eating breaks within the day, taken at times that suit each class. Please ask your child's teacher when their times are. We would like to remind all whanau that during school hours, your child is expected to be present and learning. Where possible, we ask that appointments be scheduled outside of school hours, so as not to impact on your child's learning. We also ask that every effort is made to arrive at school in time for learning at 9am.
IMPORTANT NOTICES/TINO PANUI NUI
Medication: If your child requires medication to be brought or kept at school, please be aware that due to health and safety concerns, this must be kept secure in the school sick bay. It is not to be kept in children’s schoolbags during the day. This is to protect the safety of not only the child requiring the medication but also all other students. All medication requires an accompanying permission/approval form signed by their parent or caregiver. This includes epi-pens for allergy management, inhalers for asthma or any other medication your child requires on a short-term or as needed basis.
Location: Onerahi Primary School Church Street, Onerahi, Whangārei 0110, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 436 0521