Newsletter No. 17

ONEWHERO AREA SCHOOL - 4th November 2022

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Principal's Message:

Kia ora e te whaanau,

It has been a jam-packed fortnight with events in the school. Whangamata Area School sports exchange was a resounding success with us taking out the cup 12 to 6. Our students were excellent ambassadors for the school and showed our school values cheering on both schools equally.

We had a beautiful day for athletics, and it was great to see so many whaanau attending. This sporting event is an example of where being an area school shines through with our senior students helping our junior students to compete.

Last weekend we managed to get Ag Day done before the rain hit. The day was successful raising money for covering the senior courts and seeing our students compete. A massive thank you to the Ag Day committee who put hours and hours into organising the event. Thank you to the staff who volunteered their time to support the day and thank you to the families and community members who helped us on the day.

Seniors head off on exam leave at the end of this week. We wish them the best of luck in their exams, we know they will study hard to ensure they show the very best of themselves in their exam results. Over this time if Year 11-13 students are onsite for workshops or teacher support they need to make sure they sign in and out at the office, so we know they are here. If they are here for an exam their attendance is recorded at the hall so there is no need for them to sign in at the office. If you have any questions about workshops or extra support please contact the subject teacher.

To the Year 13’s and Year 12’s who are leaving us, we wish you all the best for your future journey. Thank you for your positive contribution to our school over your time here, we know you will all go on to be successful in your fields.

Lastly at the end of the year we will be saying goodbye to a couple of staff members. Chris O’Keeffe is heading to Gisbourne for retirement and Jess Cochrane will be on maternity leave. We would like to thank Chris for her amazing service to the school, 14 years is an incredible amount of time in one school. We are hugely going to miss Chris and her expertise in fixing network issues and all things ICT.

Ngaa mihi,

Rebecca Bills


Onewhero Area School

Teacher Only Day - Friday 25th November 2022


What an awesome day we had last Friday! Thank you so much to all the whaanau that came to support. We all loved having you back on site! Here are the final results for the day. They are calculated from students collecting points from each event for 1st (15), 2nd (10) and 3rd (5) places totals to have an overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each year group.

Well Done to all students who competed with pride and determination to be their best!

New Entrant


1st Travis Blundell

2nd = Ollie Clarke

Carlos Costello-Saies


1st Lacey Kitchener

2nd = Frankie Dixon-Neale

Charlotte Schrickel

Year One


1st Ryder Bouverie

2nd Lochie Dawson

3rd = Beauden Symonds

Vincent Lovell


1st Natalie Tonga

2nd Ziera Simeon

3rd = Mayah Jacob

Alexes Benny

Year Two


1st Jack Wilson

2nd Braxton Smith

3rd Riko Ronaki


1nd Eva Williams

2nd Samantha Morgan

3rd = Nina Fallen

Rylee Hagan-Mose

Fern Missen

Year Three

1st Jack Coulter

2nd Boston Anderton

3rd Dylan Greathead


1st Theresa Pool

2nd Aryn Hagan-Masoe

3rd Porshia Meads

Year Four

1st John Bovill

2nd Mayson Danford

3rd Calum Buchanan-Smith


1st Felicity Tonga

2nd Malaika Klay

3rd Ella Fleming

Year Five


1st Themba Klay

2nd Hugh Jones

3rd = Olly Greaves

Owen Hope


1st Ella Morgan

2nd Ava Johnstone

3rd Te Aroha McCawe

Year Six


1st Clinton Peni

2nd Stanley Foote

3rd Marvel Jansen


1st = Addison Tuitamai

Hayley Pedersen

3rd Charlize Bouverie

Year Seven


1st Jake Lee

2nd Ricky Maitland

3rd Henri Hope


1st Lexis Pointon

2nd Isabella Greaves

3rd Reagan Harlick

Year Eight


1st Tutewehiwehi Ronaki

2nd Cooper Lovatt

3rd Ethan Buchanan-Smith


1st = Elme Fourie

Faith Gilchrist

3rd Emily Pool



1st Riley Harlick

2nd = Liev Thackham

Tamati Hose


1st Kaitlin Payne

2nd Kaitlin Bayford

3rd = Dearna Hull

Isla Smith



1st Josh Payne

2nd Callum Smith

3rd Corban Bishop


1st Stacey Brown

2nd = Megan Foster

Keziah Kukutai

Crystal Sedani Pool



1st Tyler Scanlon

2nd Kyle Webster

3rd Haydon Danford


1st = Telesia Windlebourne

Crystal Bingham

3rd Tylahmaree Meads

2022 Ag Day Results

Special thanks to everyone who has made AG day possible; our judges, stewards, volunteers, school staff, students, parents, whanau and community.

A massive thank you to our generous sponsors who have contributed to the Onewhero Area School 2022 Ag Day.

Approximately $7000 of products and services have been donated to our school which has blown us away. so, a huge thank you to:



AS Wilcox

Silverfern Farms NZ

Counties Energy

Placemakers Pukekohe

The Warehouse Pukekohe

Mindfood Magazine

Gravity Trampoline Park Manukau

Town and Country Veterinary Services

Horticentre Pukekohe

Farmlands Pukekohe

Franklin Vets

Pak N Save Pukekohe

Pacific Biofert

Big Judo Pukekawa



Takanini Feeds

MR Motorcycles Pukekohe

Lothlorian Knitwear Ltd

Adrenalin Forest Auckland

Auckland Zoo

Kiwi Valley Farm Park and Maize

PGG Wrightson Pukekohe

Mitre 10 Mega Pukekohe


Carpet Court Pukekohe

FMG Pukekohe

Penny Panda Paints Facepainting

Blooms and More in Pukekawa

WildHeart hair

We had some amazing prizes donated for raffles and silent auctions, and the winners of these were as follows:

Quick fire raffle - WildHeart Hair voucher, valued at $100: Steve Kitchener

Gumboot Throw:

Under 7yo - Tiara

8-12yo - Stan Foote

13+yo - Josh Payne

Adults - Stu Foote

Pick-A-Prize Raffles Winners:

Oshila Greathead

Maxine Pattinson

Nicola Nicholson

S McCann

Donna Harper

Gayle Bovill

Christina Provett

Emma Wilson

Trevor Bills

Tory Smith

Tracey Paton


Phil Cathcart

Maureen Callender

Hayley Pedersen

D Coulter

Pak-N-Save raffle: Maxine Pattinson

OAS Grocery Hamper Raffle:

1) Lesley Maloney

2) Leanne Polglaze

3) Monique Spillman

Silent Auction:

500kg N-PROTECT from Ravensdown VALUE $762

Andrew Pedersen

Solo spray pack from Horticentre Pukekohe VALUE $225

Chris Wilson

Powerbuilt 23pc sockets from Franklin Vets Pets VALUE $195

Danie Fourie

Beautiful Merino scarf & hat from Lothlorian Gifts VALUE $100


A Padsloe pack from Farmlands Co-operative VALUE $100

Chevaun Woolliams

A Hikoki cordless circular saw from PlaceMakers VALUE $215

Natasha & Edwin Mclellan

A hamper from PAK 'n SAVE Pukekohe VALUE $100

Kathy Payne

2x Navigation South BIGBOY camping chairs from The Warehouse VALUE $130

David Payne

A pair of Skull Candy Headphones from TheWarehouse-2 VALUE $60.00

Maria Hogan

5 tickets to Gravity Trampoline Park in Manukau VALUE $95

Jeff Morgan

2x 5kg bags of Biofert TE for the garden VALUE $50

Sylvia Dwen

2x bag of Takanini Feeds stock feed from Takanini Feeds VALUE $100

Chevaun Woolliams

1 Term of Judo lessons from Pukekawa Judo VALUE $150

Tarn-Lee Carly

A family pass to Auckland Zoo VALUE $220

Andy Wards

Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets, bid on silent auctions, purchased produce, food, or coffee, or contributed in some other way to our fundraising efforts.

All funds raised will go towards covering the senior courts beside the hall, sheltering our bus students and providing extra PE space when wet.

Our trophy and champion winners this year were as follows:


Reserve Junior Leading Champion

Eli McArthur

R W Heals Cup

Junior Leading Champion

Arlan Woolliams

Reserve intermediate leading Champion

Christine Payne

Jack Mitchell Cup

Intermediate Leading Champion

Emmett Woolliams

Reserve Senior Leading Champion

Natasha Payne

Given Family Cup

Senior Leading Champion

Hayley Pedersen

Reserve Junior Lamb Champion

Eli McArthur

Barts & Rushbrooke Cup

Junior Lamb Champion

Arlan Woolliams

Reserve Intermediate Lamb Champion

Harry Wards

Orr Family

Intermediate Lamb Champion

Christine Payne

Reserve Senior Lamb Champion

Hayley Pedersen

E & D Cameron Cup

Senior Lamb Champion

Natasha Payne

C & S Tombleson

Most Obvious Pet

Natasha Payne

Taylor Cup

Best Reared lamb Regardless of age

Hayley Pedersen

Reserve Champion of Champion Lamb

Hayley Pedersen

Onewhero Area School

Champion of Champion Lamb

Natasha Payne


Reserve Junior Leading Champion

Zac Smith

Onewhero Area School

Junior Leading Champion

Cruz Kikkert

Reserve Senior Leading Champion

Tyler Plaisier

Onewhero Area School

Senior Leading Champion

Cassie Plaisier

Reserve Junior Goat Champion

Jack Coulter

Onewhero Area School

Junior Goat Champion

Cruz Kikkert

Reserve Senior Goat Champion

Cassie Plaisier

Phillips Family

Senior Goat Champion

Tyler Plaisier

Onewhero Area School

Most Obvious Pet

Ashlin Coulter and Lacey Kitchener

Reserve Champion of Champion Goat

Cassie Plaisier

Onewhero Area School

Champion of Champion Goats

Tyler Plaisier


LIC Sash Winners

Calf spot prize winners

Samantha Morgan

Lochlan Dawson

Emelie Greaves

Reserve Junior Leading Champion

Ella Morgan

Hallinan Family Cup

Junior Leading Champion

Bridget Baldwin

Reserve Senior Leading Champion

Kayla Lee

Hallinan Family Cup

Senior Leading Champion

Nico Hagan

Reserve Junior Calf Champion

Ella Morgan

Marjorie Pellow Cup

Junior Calf Champion

Bridget Baldwin

Reserve Senior Calf Champion

Kayla Lee

R P Pellow Cup

Senior Calf Champion

Nico Hagan

Reserve Dairy Type Light Champion

Isabella Greaves

R J Glasgow Challenge Cup

Dairy Type Light Champion

Oliver Greaves

Reserve Dairy Type Heavy Champion

Zara Baldwin

R D Kerr Challenge Cup

Dairy Type Heavy Champion

Lucas Crowther

Reserve Beef Type Champion

Scarlett Baldwin

Onewhero Area School

Beef Type Champion

Bridget Baldwin

Wind River Study Trophy

Best Reared Animal

Bridget Baldwin

Plus Powerfarming special prize

Reserve Champion of Champion Calf

Nico Hagan

Onewhero Area School

Champion of Champion Calf

Bridget Baldwin


Reserve Best Pullet

Christine Payne

Onewhero Area School

Best Overall Pullet

Hayley Pedersen

Reserve Best Pair

Natasha Payne

Onewhero Area School

Best Overall Pair of Pullets

Hayley Pedersen

T & C Bingham Trophy

Champion Bird Overall

Hayley Pedersen


3 Year Award

Emmett Woolliams

Grace McArthur

Poppy Muir

Samantha Morgan

Hannah McCann

Levi Comision

5 Year Award

Jed Comision

Ivy Kikkert

Zoe Ross

Ella Morgan

Max Morgan

7 Year Award

Brianna McLellan

Natasha Payne

Lilia Peach

Olivia Tangaroa

Elme Fourie

Kaia Peterken

Ashlin Coulter

Scarlett Baldwin

Alyssa Gilchrist

Nico Hagan

John McGowan

Stan Foote

8 Year Award

Faith Gilchrist


Baldwin Cup

New Entrants

Travis Blundell

Fiona Cameron Cup

Year 1

Arlan Woolliams

H & F Anderson

Year 2

Fern Missen

P & L Walter

Year 3

Aryn Hagan-Masoe

Phillip Cameron Cup

Year 4

Malaika Klay

A & J Begg

Year 5

Ruby Watkinson

Dufaus Family Cup

Year 6

Stanley Foote

P & L Walter

Year 7

Ashlin Coulter/Owen Littlejohn

A & J Begg

Year 8

Unique Howe

Spud in a Bucket - Overall Winner:

Stanley Foote


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 :


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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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