Onekawa School Newsletter

Week 2 Term 1, Friday 10 January

Principal's Comment

Kia ora Parents and Caregivers

From today, parents are able to access the new school app 'Hero'. Instructions on how to get connected are included below.

With the 'Hero' app, parents can do the following:

  • Report absences (much more easily than the previous app)
  • Receive learning/celebration posts about your child (this replaces Seesaw)
  • Receive notifications
  • View the school calendar
  • See a graphic of your child's attendance
  • Access the school website (via link)
  • Access our school policies website (user name: onekawa password: pipi)
  • Receive urgent text messages from the school

In the coming months you will be able to make payments and view your school account balance. We will let you know when this feature becomes available.

If you have any issues, please make contact with us in the office.

Have a fun weekend!

Nga mihi nui,


Click the link below to get instructions on how to download our new school app!

Art Deco Dress Up Day

Children are encouraged to dress in Art Deco attire (if they are able to) next Friday 17 February. We will take photos of the costumes and will post them in next week's newsletter.

Wagon wheel house event

Parents are most welcome to attend our annual 'Wagon Wheel' house event this Thursday 16 February at 9:30am.

Children, in house teams, will complete tabloid type activities in large 'wagon wheels'.

Children are encouraged to come dressed in their house colours.

This is a really fun event and we hope you can make it!

Seesaw App is being discontinued - IMPORTANT - How to download previous learning

We have now discontinued using Seesaw. Sharing children's learning will now be shared on the new 'Hero' app.

You are able to download your child's previous learning from Seesaw. Please copy and paste the following link into your internet browser for instructions on how to go about doing so:

Please note - you need to download your child's previous learning by Sunday 12 February as the files will be deleted after this date.


As mentioned last week, your child's stationery has been delivered to their classrooms.

We ask that you pay online for your child's stationery as soon as you are able.

The bank account number for payment is: 11 6400 0007102 11 - You must put in your CHILD'S NAME as the reference however if you prefer you can come into the office and pay in cash. Note - we do not have EftPos.

You are also welcome to pay for the stationery in instalments, just ensure you write your child’s name and stationery in the payment details.

The cost of the stationery is set out for the classes below:

Hiwa - $17.00

Tupu and Huataki - $28

Rooms 6/8/16/17 - $34.50

Rooms 5/7/9/10 - $31.00

We have also asked for your child’s book bag from last year to be sent to their new class to re-use, if however you wish to purchase a new book bag, they are available in red, blue, green and yellow for $3.00, please email Mal ( and let her know that you would like to add one to the order.

Events Coming Up

Thursday 16 February Wagon Wheel House Event

Friday 17 February Art Deco Dress Up Day