Onekawa School Newsletter

Week 4 Term 3, Friday 19 August


Kia ora parents and caregivers


Next week our Year 6 children will attend camp at the Guthrie Smith Centre in Tutira.

Children will take part in a tramp, mud run, 'flying kiwi', canoe building, night walk and much more!

A huge thanks to my staff for organising this wonderful experience.

I will be posting photos of all the action in next week's newsletter.

School App

Just a reminder that our school app is the one stop shop for alerts and notifications. You can download the app from your Play Store or App Store. Search 'SchoolAppsNZ'

Be sure to select the groups you wish to receive alerts from in the list. If you have any questions please come and see me in the office.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Nga mihi,


Team Pipi Meeting - Monday 22 August - 7pm - @ 'Gin Trap'

Team Pipi is our school parent/teacher fundraising group.

We would love you to attend our next meeting on Monday 22nd August 7pm at 'The Gin Trap' in West Quay, Ahuriri.

Come along, have a drink, and hear about the exciting fundraising events planned for this year!

Look at this amazing Origami that Room 7 created!

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congratulations to this week's class certificate recipients!

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Education Review Office (ERO) - New Approach to reviewing schools

The Education Review Office (ERO) has shifted to a more developmental

approach to evaluation that supports each school’s improvement over


Key features of the new approach, Te Ara Huarau, are that ERO will:

→ work with all schools in an ongoing way rather than as a one-off


→ connect with each school’s strategic planning and reporting cycle as

part of their improvement journey

→ work in partnership with schools, collaborating in support of

equitable and excellent outcomes for all learners

As a result, each school will:

→ have a dedicated ERO Evaluation Partner who works alongside the


→ have a different experience depending on needs, strengths, and

their school’s specific evaluation focus

→ be on a three-year evaluation cycle

What will public reporting on ERO’s website look like?

As schools’ transition into the approach, ERO will work with schools to

publish a one-off Profile Report. This will focus on the strategic goals

schools have in place to improve learner outcomes and what the school is

seeking to achieve through the evaluation.

Within a three year cycle all schools will then have a Te Ara Huarau |

School Evaluation Report. This report includes information about the

school’s improvement journey, what the school has achieved for learners

and their future priorities.

All schools will receive a Board Assurance with Regulatory and Legislative

Requirements Report about their board’s attestation to meeting those

requirements. Provision for International Students and Hostel Reports

will be published where applicable.

Other reporting

Progress Reports - These reports are not published on ERO’s website.

Progress reports will provide specific information for specific audiences

such as your board, the community or the Ministry of Education.

New Enrolments for the second half of 2022

If you haven't already done so, please let us know if you are enrolling a new entrant child between now and the end of the year. This is to help with determining whether we need to open another new entrant classroom. Thanks!

Onekawa School Quiz Night is back!

After a two year hiatus, the Onekawa School Quiz night is coming back!

Be sure to save the date: FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER!

We will let you know further details, including how to purchase tickets, early next term.

Team Pipi will be hosting this fun event.


We are taking a break from our calendars fundraiser for this year. We will look at resuming them in 2023.

Important Dates

Friday 2 September Spooner Shield

Friday 16 September Quiz Night