Newsletter No. 04

ONEWHERO AREA SCHOOL - 25th March 2022

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Principals Message:

Kia ora Whaanau,

This week I was able to get into classes and have a look at what is going on. It has been really great to see the learning that is happening. In the junior school the junior leaders have been running a sports rotation for Year 1-6. The rotation is 20 mins each day during Period 1. Each of the leaders take a game and the classes all rotate through the activities over the term. At the end of each session they reflect on how they can improve it. It is fantastic to see the tuakana-teina relationships being built through this activity.

Also this week Mrs Evans has finished training up the peer mediators. Peer mediators help our students to solve minor conflicts in the playground. They use restorative chats to help students problem solve and come to an agreement when disagreements arise during games. Fantastic work team, it's great to see so many students showing whanaungatanga and contributing to the good of the school.

The Ministry of Education is currently doing a review of the support they provide for students with high learning and behavior needs. As part of this process they are seeking the views of whaanau, educators, and other agencies that have gone through or work within the process. It is important that they hear the stories of families, so if you have been part of the process to gain support for your child please click on the link and complete the consultation form.

The policies which are up for review this term can be accessed by searching for the following policies in School Docs (access via our school website) or simply click on the following link to go straight there:

Username: onewhero

Password: Onewhero

Policies for review in term 1 are:

1) Visitors

2) Contact in an Emergency

3) School Closure

4) Earthquakes

5) Covid-19 Information and Procedures

6) Covid-19 vaccinations

7) Covid-19 Red

8) Covid-19 Orange

9) Covid-19 Green

Your feedback on these policies is important to ensure they still fit their purpose within the school.

On Monday this week we held our first virtual conferences. Thank you to all the whaanau who made time to meet with the teachers via zoom. If you have not booked, please see your emails for the link. The last night is Tuesday next week. If you can’t make this day, you can contact the teacher directly to arrange another time. If you have any feedback on how this has been run this year, we would like to hear it. Please email Demelza with the things you liked and ways we can improve.

Ngaa mihi,

Rebecca Bills


Onewhero Area School

Message from the Board of Trustees:

The OAS BoT would like to thank Sara Bacica-Hutchison for her contribution to our school as our Whanau Rep and wish her well for the future. Sara and her family have relocated out of the area.

We would also like to (re) welcome Matua Rima Taua who has kindly agreed to step back into his previous role as our Whanau Rep. Rima is a strong advocate for our school and students and brings a wealth of wisdom which will be pivotal in supporting our annual plan.

As a side note Matua Rima is also running Te Reo classes every Thursday 7-9pm - please reach out to Rebecca Bills if you are interested.


Owein Greaves

Onewhero Area School BOT

Congratulations to our new Year 6 House Leaders

These students, selected by their peers and teachers, were clear winners in each house category. They are excited to get into their duties as leaders and are starting by running physical education for the Junior School. We look forward to seeing them out and about supporting students.

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Tooth Group Dental - Years 9-13, Term 2 - 16th May 2022

Kia Ora!

As we move forward into 2022, our team would like to thank you for allowing the opportunity to provide quality on-site mobile dentistry to your child.

The Ministry of Health and DHB have an obligation to ensure all students under the age of 18 have access to FREE dental care. Our team of clinical experts take pride as we play our part, providing oral health services, helping to empower and improve the smiles and wellbeing of the adolescents of Onewhero Area School.

What is your child entitled to?

All students up until their 18th birthday (who are eligible and meet the criteria) can access FREE basic dental care. The dental care is provided on-site at Onewhero Area School so your child's experience is as seamless and convenient as possible.

These services include:


Radiographs (if required)

Preventative treatment such as fluoride application and fissure sealants
Scale and Polish
Restorative treatment (white fillings)
Non orthodontic extractions

Root canal treatment

Increased awareness of good oral health practices including a FREE Oral Health Kit

How Do I Enrol the service available to my child?
Enrolling or declining the service is simple! Simply click the link here

How Do I Decline the service available to my child?

Already have your own dentist? Simply click the link here

Already enrolled your child to our service?
Great! We look forward to providing quality dentalcare to your child.

Community Notices:

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April Holiday Programme

Ready for excitement & entertainment these holidays?

KAS has it all this April with Circus In A Flash, a sporty Top Team Competition & Love Our Planet for Earth day. Dress up for our Fluro 80’s Party & KAS Red Carpet Movie!

We have a variety of childcare options available from 7am-6pm.

Get in quick! Check out all that’s on offer & make your bookings at:

Any questions please contact our office on 09 236 4078

MSD Social Sector Level 3 Accreditation

WINZ Subsidies available for eligible families

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Come and dance and have a laugh. Very casual atmosphere. 2 classes available every week. Bombay Scout Den, 31 Paparata Road on Wednesdays 7-8pm and Tuakau Town Hall, 70 George Street on Thursday 7-8pm. Gold coin entry and vaccine pass required.
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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

Computer & Network Engineer:

J & D Computer Services - Jane Young

Phone: 09 2328 007 Mobile: 021 067 1195

Email: Web:

We offer a wide range of services to help you get the most out out your computers...

  • computer repair & upgrading
  • virus removal
  • business documents
  • sales - new & used
  • data recovery
  • internet security
  • networks
  • tuition


Register and pay online for your student's lunch:

See new Term 1 2022 menu below:

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