Newsletter No. 16

ONEWHERO AREA SCHOOL - 21st October 2022

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GJ Gardner Homes - Franklin / Papakura is excited to release a generous fundraising referral offer to the Onewhero School Community. With titles due in Kaipo Heights in September, the new development offers large sections with options for elevated views. With pre-priced house and land packages available or the option to design your own dream home, contact the friendly team at GJ Gardner Papakura/Franklin.

For every unconditional build contract entered into before the end of September MJB construction will donate $2500 to the school, so please be sure to mention Onewhero Area School.

If you are interested in more information please email

Principal's Message:

Kia ora e te whaanau,

Welcome back to Term 4, we hope you all had a fabulous break. This term is lining up to be a fantastic term with lots of events happening. In the next couple of weeks we have Whangamata Area School sports exchange, athletics day, and ag day. These events are highlights of our calendar and it will be great to see our students competing.

The next two weeks are crucial for our Year 11-13 students as they prepare for external examinations. The teachers will be identifying students who need extra support to finish off assessments and these students will be asked to remain at school until they are completed. Parents will be contacted if their child is required to still attend school after study leave begins. For ideas on how you can help your children study for exams see

NCEA study tips from students » NZQA

Students share their study advice and tools for success in their NCEA exams.

In the next couple of weeks you will start to see the fencing going in around the school. Unfortunately fencing has become a requirement to keep our students safe and to prevent damage to the school property. The fencing project is starting with the Hall Road side of the school and may cause some disruption at the gate.

At the end of last term we held the school ball at Pukekohe Race Course. It was a fantastic evening, our students looked stunning all dressed up and represented our school well. Well done to the team that organised it, you did a great job.

We are looking forward to a fantastic term.

Ngaa mihi,

Rebecca Bills


Onewhero Area School

OAS WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR SPONSOR FOR AG DAY Thank you for supporting our school:

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Junior shorts – size 4 x 1 only $22.90

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

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 :


Auckland Regional Dental Service:

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Auckland Regional Dental Service:

Warm greetings to our community

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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Auckland Regional Dental Service:

Kia ora

For information about the Children’s Community Dental Service (Auckland Regional Dental Service) during COVID-19, please refer to our website:

Our website will always contain the most up-to-date information for our service at each Alert Level.

Due on site at OAS Term 4.

Kind regards

The Children Community’s Dental Service

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