Newsletter No. 06


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Just a reminder about the generous loyalty scheme with John Andrew Ford. The school receives a referral fee of $250 for every vehicle sold with our school’s name mentioned. So, if you’re in the market for a vehicle, pop in to John Andrew Ford or email Phil and mention Onewhero Area School. The team there will be sure to look after you with the wonderful service they provide.

All funds received through the scheme this year will be put towards partial covering of the courts. Thank you John Andrew Ford for supporting our school in this way.

Principals Message

Kia ora Whaanau,

Welcome back to Term 2, it has been so great to whaanau in dropping their kids off at the class.

Over the holidays one of our students spoke at the Tuakau ANZAC celebration. Maddison Bradley represented our school well speaking of the heroics of a solider who went to war.

Also over the holidays our school volleyball team won gold at the Te Aroha secondary schools COVID invitational volleyball championship. Our girls played extremely well and we are extremely proud of them.

We are currently operating the school under the orange setting for COVID, that means visitors are welcome back on site, masks are recommended but not compulsory when indoors, masks are still required on buses, and we are back to having whole school events. What we need from you is to continue to keep your children home if they are sick, if they have COVID symptoms please get them tested, and encourage hand washing regularly.

This term the BOT are reviewing the following policies. To give feedback head to the school website click on the policy page, use the username and password to access the policy site and select current reviews. Feedback can be given directly the the site.

Policy for review in Term 2:

· Medicines

· Managing minor/moderate injury

· Managing serious injury

· Infectious diseases

· Bullying and online bullying

· Surrender and retention of property and searches

Lastly our students have gained enough waka cards to earn their positive behaviour celebration. We are doing this on Friday 13th in the last period. Students earn clicks on their waka cards for showing the right behaviours, when the card is full it is handed in and awarded house points. Collectively the students earn points towards their positive behaviour celebration, and they earn individual and group prizes throughout the term. Well done to the students for doing the right things to earn their celebration.

Ngaa mihi,

Rebecca Bills


Onewhero Area School

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NON UNIFORM & BAKE SALE DAY - Friday 13th May : Fundraising for Area Schools Coaching Clinic

TEACHER ONLY DAY - Tuesday 17th May



This Term the School will be running Drama activities after school for students with an interest in the Dramatic Arts. There is still an opportunity for anyone else that might be interested to join the group.

The group will meet once a week, after school, and take part in activities that encourage the students to develop their Drama skills, and to explore ideas using Drama as a form of expression. The group will be supported by a selection of teachers and student mentors. Together the group will create a series of short plays that will be performed as part of the school’s Arts and Culture Evening, in the School Hall in Term 3.

After School Drama is open to all students throughout the school, aged from eight years old and above.

The group will meet in the Learning Hub on Monday afternoons from 3pm to 4.30pm.

Our first sessions will take place next week on Monday 9th of May.

Students wishing to take part can collect a form to register, from the school’s office, these need to be filled out and returned to the office no later than Monday 9th of May. If you have any further enquiries please contact Mr Jordan at the school (ph) 2328866

Matariki Maaori Achievement Awards 2022

Save the date:

When: Tuesday June 28, 2022

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Where: Te Kotahitanga Marae

85 Te Kumi Road, Te Kohanga

Further details to follow ~ Nau Mai Haere Mai ~ All Welcome

Please return your Matariki trophies to the office, in time for June Awards night!


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 blue polo size medium x 2 only $25.90

Senior white boys shirt size 12 x 3 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.

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 :

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:


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.
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Parenting For Teens:

We have an upcoming Parenting for Teens course starting up soon. The confirmed dates are 01st June – 06th July 2022.

Some of the topics Include;

  • Building strong relationships
  • Different parenting styles
  • Understanding your teenager
  • Having fun as a family
  • Managing emotional changes
  • Connecting with your teen
  • Setting family boundaries

To book a spot the parents need to email me or ring our office 09 238 6233.

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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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