Newsletter No. 18
ONEWHERO AREA SCHOOL - 18th November 2022
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Kia ora e te whaanau,
The last two weeks have seen the school celebrate some great successes. Ryan Foster has placed 10th in New Zealand for Junior National motocross competition. This is an amazing achievement, and we are very proud of Ryan. We also celebrated Jack Henry who received an award at the Wintec Trades Academy prize giving.
Continuing with the celebrations we acknowledged this year's sporting achievements at our annual sports prize giving. This event highlighted how well OAS achieves in sport with a number of students representing at national and regional levels. Congratulations to everyone who received an award. I would also like to thank the fantastic group of parents and community members who manage and coach our teams. Without the support of our volunteers, we would not do as well as we do.
Our Year 10 students have been on work experience for two days. The school has received a number of emails from companies that have had our students, praising their hard work, focus, and general willingness to pitch in. Well done to all our Year 10’s who have represented our school well and shown themselves to ‘Being the best we can be- No limits!’
On the property front, you will have seen the fencing going in around the school. The 15-week project is progressing well with all of the back of the school completed and the far side well underway. The project will finish with the front areas being completed after all exams are over.
Lastly, we held our annual graduation ceremony for our Year 6’s as they move into Year 7 next year. They all looked very grown up in their formal attire and it was a privilege to hand out their certificates. The students that spoke did a fabulous job and should be very proud. They kept the night flowing, were entertaining, and spoke confidently in front of a backed hub. Congratulations to all our Year 6 students for completing the first part of your journey through our school.
Onewhero Area School
Message from the Board Chair
Kia ora koutou,
Firstly, welcome to Tania Orono who joins our BOT as our Whanau representative with a specific focus on:
- Support the principal/tuumuaki and board by providing advice on how to best include tikanga Maaori in school practices.
- Highlight the barriers that may stop our Maaori students from accessing, participating or remaining engaged in schooling.
- Bring forward a mana whenua perspective to our discussions at the board meetings to ensure we are:
- Meeting our commitment to ti tiriti o Waitangi;
- Engaging with our Maaori community/iwi/students/parents appropriately and successfully;
- Holding hui/meetings that will provide substance for both the school and our Maaori community/iwi/students/parents; and
- Meeting our strategic and annual plans - relating specifically to our Maaori students
Tania has a deep history with OAS having attended in 1978 and with strong connections in the community I know she will bring tremendous value to our board and school.
On Saturday 29th October OAS held the annual Ag Day competition, a chance to showcase the mahi gone into months of rearing animals by our rangitahi, and celebrate being a rural community.
We had 48 animal entries this year, and there were outstanding displays throughout the Junior School of Ag Day art.
I would like to acknowledge the following people and companies:
Our key sponsor Phil Saunders from Power Farming Pukekohe
Silver Fern Farms, thanks Scott Gee.
A.S.W Wilcox & sons Ltd
Horticentre Pukekohe, Franklin Vets Pets Lothlorian Gifts PlaceMakers Farmlands Co-operative PAK 'n SAVE Pukekohe The Warehouse MiNDFOOD Gravity NZ Trampoline Park pacificbiofert Takanini Feeds Pukekawa Judo Auckland Zoo Browse Team Wild Heart Hair Whittaker's Chocolate Lovers Profarm MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology) PGG Wrightson Ltd Mitre 10 MEGA Pukekohe Kiwi Valley Farm Park Adrenalin Forest NZ FMG Hynds MR Motorcycles Fiskens Saddlery and Feed Shop Carpet Court & Curtain Studio Pukekohe Town and Country Vets Drury. And to Garry Noakes from Harcourts Pukekohe who donated his day to be our MC.
Our dedicated Judges and Duke of Edinburgh stewards and runners, organised by Alan Rowe.
Special mention to Kate Reese and Pam McArley, and her daughter Emma, who did a huge amount of work behind the scenes, along with Stacey Ingram and Lee-Anne Annemans, and the rest of the OAS staff who gave up their time to help organise and man stalls.
Finally, I would like to acknowledge our Ag Day committee - Maree Pedersen and Amie Morgan for co-ordination of the day and Alana Baldwin, Anja Martin, Chevaun Hedley, Emma Wilson, Heliza Payne, Karin Fourie, Pam McArley, Rebecca Bills, Rebekah Peach, Tracey Paton, Valerie McCabe, Tarn-lee Carly, and Sarah Pointon.
Ag Day cannot go ahead without community support and provides amazing value for our school and community. If you would like to be involved in 2023, please reach out to the school office. email@example.com
Onewhero Area School BOThttps://onewhero.school.nz/board-of-trustees/
Teacher Only Day - Friday 25th November 2022
Teacher Only Day - Friday 2nd December 2022
FRANKLIN SOUTH GROUP DAY 2022
DUIS CUP FOR JUNIOR CHAMPION - Isaac Taylor (Harrisville)
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION - Cruz Kikkert (Onewhero)
TUPAEA TROPHY SENIOR CHAMPION - Cassie Plaisier (Onewhero)
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION - Samantha West (Pukekawa)
JOHN WOODWARD CUP FOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - Cassie Plaisier (Onewhero)
RESERVE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - Isaac Taylor (Harrisville)
IRVING HEDLEY SHIELD FOR SCHOOL TEAM OF THREE - 1st Harrisville, 2nd Onewhero, 3rd Mangatawhiri
BROMLEY PARK CUP FOR CHAMPION BIRD - Keegan Cleveland-Wright (Maramarua)
RESERVE CHAMPION BIRD - Julian Tukiri (Mangatawhiri)
GROUP COMMITTEE CUP FOR CHAMPION MOP & LEADING JUNIOR - Maddison Volschenk (Harrisville)
RESERVE CHAMPION MOP & LEADING JUNIOR - Emily Crowther (Pukekawa)
R & W HELLABY CUP FOR CHAMPION CHILD EFFORT JUNIOR - Maddison Volschenk (Harrisville)
RESERVE CHAMPION CHILD EFFORT JUNIOR - Emily Crowther (Pukekawa)
WALTER CUP FOR CHAMPION MOP & LEADING INTERMEDIATE- Christine Payne (Onewhero) RESERVE CHAMPION MOP & LEADING INTERMEDIATE - Gordon Clotworthy (Mangatawhiri)
M BRIEN CUP FOR CHAMPION CHILD EFFORT INTERMEDIATE - Christine Payne (Onewhero)
RESERVE CHAMPION CHILD EFFORT INTERMEDIATE - Jago Grimmer (Maramarua)
TVL CUP FOR CHAMPION MOP & LEADING SENIOR - Isabella Hawkes (Mangatawhiri)
RESERVE CHAMPION MOP & LEADING SENIOR - Alistair McNab (Pukekawa)
WILSON MEATS CUP FOR CHAMPION CHILD EFFORT SENIOR - Hayley Pedersen (Onewhero)
RESERVE CHAMPION CHILD EFFORT SENIOR - Olivia Richards (Mangatawhiri)
NRM LTD TROPHY FOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - Hayley Pedersen (Onewhero)
RESERVE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - Christine Payne (Onewhero)
BANKS AND MOORE LTD SHIELD FOR SCHOOL TEAM OF THREE - 1st Mangatangi, 2nd Onewhero, 3rd Mangatawhiri
J. THOMASEN CUP FOR CHAMPION JUNIOR LEADING - Theo Cockrell (Mangatawhiri)
RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR LEADING - Will Cockrell (Mangatawhiri)
TUAKAU YOUNG FARMERS CUP FOR CHAMPION CHILD EFFORT JUNIOR - Theo Cockrell (Mangatawhiri)
RESERVE CHAMPION CHILD EFFORT JUNIOR - Ashley Soppet-Main (Mangatangi)
KATHLEEN BAKER CUP FOR CHAMPION SENIOR LEADING - Bailey Soppet-Main
RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR LEADING - George Cockrell (Mangatawhir)i
FRANKLIN CO-OP DAIRY CO. CUP FOR CHAMPION CHILD EFFORT SENIOR - Bailey Soppet-Main (Mangatangi)
RESERVE CHAMPION CHILD EFFORT SENIOR - George Cockrell (Mangatawhiri)
TUAKAU BUSINESSMANS LEAGE CUP FOR CHAMPION DAIRY TYPE - Theo Cockrel (Mangatawhiri)
RESERVE CHAMPION DAIRY TYPE - Bailey Soppet-Main (Mangatangi)
TVNL NRM TROPHY FOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - Theo Cockrell (Mangatawhiri)
RESERVE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - Bailey Soppet-Main (Mangatangi)
BILL MOTION SHIELD FOR SCHOOL TEAM OF THREE HEAVY - 1st Mangatawhiri, 2nd Mangatangi/Onewhero
TUAKAU TRANSPORT SHIELD FOR SCHOOL TEAM OF THREE LIGHT -
CHAMPION JUNIOR LEADING - Nathan Bilton (Mangatangi)
RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR LEADING - Riley Ablett (Mangatawhiri)
CHAMPION CHILD EFFORT JUNIOR - Riley Ablett (Mangatawhiri)
RESERVE CHAMPION CHILD EFFORT JUNIOR - Bridget Baldwin (Onewhero)
CHAMPION SENIOR LEADING - Nico Hagan (Onewhero)
RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR LEADING - Scarlett Baldwin (Onewhero)
JA MIDDLETON CUP FOR CHAMPION CHILD EFFORT SENIOR - Nico Hagan (Onewhero)
RESERVE CHAMPION CHILD EFFORT SENIOR - Nadia Heaslip (Mangatawhiri)
RAY RUSSELL CUP FOR CHAMPION BEEF TYPE - Billie Devlin (Mangatawhiri)
RESERVE CHAMPION BEEF TYPE - Nadia Heaslip (Mangatawhiri)
J TOWNSEND CUP FOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - Nico Hagan (Onewhero)
RESERVE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - Riley Ablett (Mangatawhiri)
SCHOOL TEAM OF THREE - 1st Onewhero, 2nd Mangatangi/Harrisville, 3rd Mangatawhiri
Shirley Soppet Memorial Cup for Supreme Child Effort - Nico Hagan (Onewhero)
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Eliana Shorter competed with her pony BK at the Te Aroha A & P Show recently. She won the Champion Lead Rein with 1sts in her rider and pony classes. We are very proud of Eliana.
Also Congratulations to the following students who competed at the Te Aroha A & P Show
Trilese Shorter came home with first ridden Reserve Champion in her and Coco's first A & P as a combo.
Vanna Johnston winning a Reserve Champion in the hack ring with her new horse.
Zaria Johnston acing the Te Aroha Hack and Hunters Champion hunter class.
NZ Modern School of Music
Looking for a fun activity?
Enquire now about in-school guitar/ ukulele lessons for term one 2023.
Fun, creative and convenient. All levels. Learn to play your favourite songs!
One on one lessons or buddy up with a friend.
Opportunity to enter into local music competitions and music exams.
Limited numbers, so be quick!
Contact Donna Allely for lesson information.
Phone 021 1858553
NEW UNIFORM AVAILABLE AT SCHOOL OFFICE FROM OLD STOCK
Junior culottes – sizes : 4/8/10/12/14 $26.60
Junior polar fleece vests – sizes : 8/10 $15.00
Skirts (can be worn from Year 7) – sizes : 52/57/92/97 $39.20
Senior shorts (have button/zip) sizes : 10/12/14/76/96/100/104/108 $22.90
Senior trousers (have button/zip) sizes : 76/80 $30.70
Senior white boys shirt size 12 x 2 only $33.90
We also have the PE tops available in every house colour.
Sizing : 5-6/7-8/9-10/11-12/13-14/Small/Medium/Large $36.00
Please feel free to send your child up to the office to try anything on for sizing if you are unsure. Payment can be made online or at the office. You can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please name every item of clothing so if it ends up in our lost property the office staff can return it to your child.
We also have a second hand uniform department which is run by Brenda McLean in Room 7. She is available for you to visit on Mondays only from 3pm. If you would like to know what is available please email her on : email@example.com
TUAKAU CHRISTMAS PARADE : 3rd December 2022
Decorated Bikes and Decorated Scooters - Free Entry
This is for children up to 10 years of age.
They are in two separated categories; bikes or scooters with a 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each and will receive a certificate and generous prize money and the balance of entries will also get a certificate and a prize.
Each entry will decorate their bike or scooter and also dress up in what they wish ie. Spiderman, Batman, a fairy, or any other that you wish.
The entries will be judged on the total concept of each entry. They will gather and be judged on the lawn at the corner of Madill St and St Stephens Ave.at 1.30pm and then will join the parade at 2.00pm with the floats.
This will be great opportunity for them to become involved and be part of the Parade.
To assist with administration and prizes you must email me firstname.lastname@example.org or txt me 0211707245 to pre-register your entry indicating :
Name, parents name, mobile phone number and indicating category ( Bikes or Scooters )
This is restricted to children in the areas of Tuakau, Harrisville and over the River Districts.
Looking forward to to your entry.
Outdoor Opportunity for Girls & Boys aged 14 & 15 years old
Tuakau District Sea Scouts have a well-deserved reputation for providing fun activities outdoors for our young people / rangatahi. While with us, youth learn amazing life-skills and meet lots of other like-minded young people from all over the region and the country.
We have a long list of ex-Venturers who are out in the world doing great things and contributing to their communities. They have all found that Scouting looks great on their CV's and provides glowing references.
Venturers meet on Thursday evenings during term time and there are often weekend activities that take them all over the place.
We respect that these are busy years at school and we try to help our young people learn work-life balance.
I look forward to answering your questions or welcoming you along to try us out.
Nga mihi nui, Bridget Dobbs
Group Leader / Venturer Leader
Tuakau Districts Sea Scouts
PO Box 1028 Pukekohe 2340
09 2328250 / 022 6011615
20 Nov - Orewa Beach Regatta - Scouts & Venturers
25-27 Nov - Waipu Adventure Camp - Scouts
3 Dec - Tuakau Christmas Parade - ALL
29 Dec - 8 Jan - Ignite 23 Venture - Venturers
30 Jan - Auckland Anniversary Day regatta - older Scouts & Venturers
Auckland Regional Dental Service:
Kia ora, Talofa lava, Mālō e leilei, Kia orāna, Bula, Fakaalofa lahi atu
We are delighted that after two and a half years of significant service interruptions, the Covid-19 Protection Framework has now been removed.
Whilst we transition through this new period, we would like to thank our communities for their ongoing support and patience.
The removal of the Protection Framework will usher in a new sense of ‘normality’ for dental services with Covid-19 pre-screening no longer required prior to an appointment. We do however, still require medical masks to be worn in our clinics by children over the age of 12 years and their parent/caregiver. Masks will be provided in our clinics.
The impact of the Covid-19 restrictions throughout the pandemic period has created delays in children accessing routine dental care on time. ARDS is committed to working through a recovery plan and has opened additional Saturday clinics to support access. Alongside this, a priority booking model is being used to offer dental appointments firstly for:
Children where dental treatment has been identified
Children who may be experiencing pain
Those children who have been waiting the longest for an examination
Children who are identified as having a higher dental risk
If, however your child is in pain or you have any concerns about your child’s teeth, please phone 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583) to speak with one of our staff. Our staff will be able to assist with your queries and work with you to establish an appropriate timeframe for your child to be seen.
If you phone outside our normal operating hours of Monday-Friday, 8am-4.30pm, please contact your after-hours GP or Healthline on 0800 611 116. Alternatively, please contact your nearest dentist to ask if they are contracted to offer free emergency after hours care for children.
As we work through this recovery plan, we ask that you please continue to be considerate with our staff who are doing their utmost to ensure dental care is provided to children identified with the highest needs first.
The Children’s Community Dental Service.
Dandelions and Dragonflies
The Childcare and Early Learning Centre on the school grounds has now been fully renovated. We’ve extended the operating hours and are now open Mon-Fri from 7:30am-5:30pm. We’ve also been through all the licencing requirements to now be able to provide spaces for babies for the first time, so we can cater from 3 month olds through to 5 year olds. We’ve also installed a Commercial Kitchen and hired a Qualified Chef to provide nutritious meals to children for the first time.
To find out more or to arrange a Centre Visit, please contact:
Dandelions and Dragonflies
Centre Manager, Jade Lane
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