Onekawa School Newsletter

Week 10, Term 3, Friday 1 October


Kia ora whanau

Today is the last day of term three. We have had a disrupted term due to the lockdown and it has been disappointing to make so many cancellations, including inter school sport. I look forward to (hopefully) seeing sport and other activities taking place next term.

I wish to thank you all for your continued support of our school. Thanks also to my wonderful staff for their efforts this term. Onekawa School is a very special place to be!

Have a safe break; I look forward to seeing you all back on Monday 18 October.

Nga mihi nui,


Year 4 Farm Visit

Children from Room 7 and 8 visited a farm on Wednesday this week. The children had a wonderful experience and loved the day out. Thanks to Mrs Schinkel and Mrs Bound for organising the trip and to the parent helpers that attended.

Making contact with your child's teacher

If you need to make digital contact with a teacher please do so by emailing them. Email addresses are listed on our School App.

Please don't send messages through Seesaw as teachers don't check these daily. Thanks!

Gumboot Throw - House Competition - Results

The results are in! Congratulations to Menin house for winning the gumboot competition:

1st Menin

2nd Flanders

3rd Maadi

4th Gallipoli

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Free School Lunches

A reminder that any children who are not taking part in the free lunches programme can re-join at any stage. Simply email: to let me know.

Check out Room 16's cool penguins!

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2022 Calendars, Diaries, Mouse Mat and Sketchpads Fundraiser

Our fundraiser for next term are the lovely personalised calendars, cards, diaries, mouse mat and sketchpads.

The children have produced some beautiful artwork for the fundraiser. These make unique Christmas gifts for family and friends and are perfect for posting overseas.

The order form will be sent home on Monday 18 October (first day of term 4) with orders closing on Tuesday 26 October.

Please note: This year orders must be paid for with CASH only.

Upcoming Events

  • Term Four starts Monday 18 October
  • Manaaki and Manawanui (Year 3-6) Cross Country Wednesday 27 October
  • Whetu Iti (Year 1/2) Cross Country Thursday 28 October