Onekawa School Newsletter

Week 3, Term 4, Friday 5 November


Kia ora whanau

We have a busy week ahead next week with the following activities taking place:

  • Year 6 Camps to Guthrie Smith (Tutira)
  • Year 5 Visits to the Aquarium
  • Year 4 Visit to Pukemokimoki Marae

I've checked the long range weather forecast and at this stage we should be getting fine and warm weather for these events!

Next week's newsletter will feature photos and video from the fun week ahead.

Have a lovely weekend.

Nga mihi nui,


Farewell Mrs Blackman

After fourteen years of exceptional service, Mrs Karen Blackman has retired from her position as office administrator.

Thank you Mrs Blackman for all of your contributions - we have been lucky to have you on our team!

We are going to miss Karen and wish her all the best for her retirement.

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Team Pipi Meeting

Our next Team Pipi meeting will be held on Monday 8 November via Zoom. If you are not already on the Team Pipi email list, and would like to join the meeting, please email

Next year we will begin stage 2 of our 'playscape' project. We are in the process of getting quotes for this next stage. Come along to the meeting and find out more!

Photo below: stage 1 of the playscape is complete (laying grass and concreting the surrounding area). We will share plans of what the playscape will look like once we receive the updated design.

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Important Dates

Monday 8 November - Wednesday 10 November Year 6 Camp (Room 9 and 10)

Wednesday 10 November - Friday 12 November Year 6 Camp (Room 5 and 6)

Tuesday 9 November Year 5 Aquarium Trip (Room 9 & 10)

Thursday 11 November Year 5 Aquarium Trip (Room 5 & 6)

Thursday 11 November Year 4 Marae Visit

Thursday 16 December Term 4 Ends - 12:30pm finish

Wednesday 2 February Term 1, 2022 Begins