Onekawa School Newsletter

Week 1 Term 1, Friday 3 January

Principal's Comment

Kia ora Parents and Caregivers

Welcome back to 2023! It is wonderful to see our children looking happy and refreshed. A special welcome to our twenty five new students who started this week.

We are looking forward to an exciting year in 2023 without the distraction of the lockdowns we have endured over the previous three years.

Our first big event is the 'Wagon Wheel' tabloid sports morning that will take place on Thursday 16 February at 9:30am.

I wish you all a lovely long Waitangi weekend. See you on Tuesday!

Nga mihi nui,



Your child's stationery pack has been given directly to them at school this week.

We ask that you pay online for your child's stationery as soon as you are able.

The bank account number for payment is: 11 6400 0007102 11 - You must put in your CHILD'S NAME as the reference however if you prefer you can come into the office and pay in cash. Note - we do not have EftPos.

You are also welcome to pay for the stationery in instalments, just ensure you write your child’s name and stationery in the payment details.

The cost of the stationery is set out for the classes below:

Hiwa - $17.00

Tupu and Huataki - $28

Rooms 6/8/16/17 - $34.50

Rooms 5/7/9/10 - $31.00

We have also asked for your child’s book bag from last year to be sent to their new class to re-use, if however you wish to purchase a new book bag, they are available in red, blue, green and yellow for $3.00, please email Mal ( and let her know that you would like to add one to the order.


We are launching a new app in the next few weeks that will make it easier to share information, learning and alerts with our families. We will give you details of the app and how to download it in next week's newsletter.

This app will replace our two existing apps - Seesaw and SchoolAppsNZ.

We have now discontinued using Seesaw.

We will continue to send alerts via the SchoolAppsNZ app until the new app is up and running.

You are able to download your child's previous learning from Seesaw. Please copy and paste the following link into your internet browser for instructions on how to go about doing so:

Please note - you need to download your child's previous learning by Sunday 12 February as the files will be deleted after this date.

Meet our office staff!

Mrs Mal Woolf and Ms Laura Hyde are our friendly school admin team and look forward to supporting you in 2023.

If you have any questions you are welcome to pop into the office or call them on 06 843 8297.

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Events Coming Up

Monday 6 February Waitangi Day

Thursday 16 February Wagon Wheel House Event