Newsletter No. 07


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Principal's Message

Kia ora Whaanau,

Last Friday we had our first positive behaviour day for the year. Positive behaviour day is a collective reward for all the students. Students earn clicks on their waka cards (bit like a coffee card) for showing the expected behaviours and when their card is full they hand it in which earns them house points. When 500 cards are handed in the students earn a free activity afternoon and sausage sizzle. These afternoons are a showcase of what being an area school is all about with students of all year levels mixing and participating in activities like jump jam, basketball, chess, coding etc. It was a great way to end the week.

On Tuesday we had our teacher only day for NCEA changes and local curriculum. We started the day with the staff all learning our waiata for special occasions and then we broke off into Year 1-8 and NCEA. The Year 1-8 worked on collaborative planning and local curriculum overviews, while the high school teachers looked at the new numeracy and literacy standards and did their own work around their subjects and the new standards.

On Saturday the 28th May the Onewhero Domain group are having a planting afternoon to plant daffodil bulbs in the gardens around the domain. It is a great chance to support our community so come along with weather appropriate clothing, a water bottle, and towel/gardening gloves if you have them. We will be meeting at 2:30pm outside the junior rugby club for a health and safety briefing.

With winter on the doorstep COVID, 'flu, and colds are around. Our staff have been continuing to do visual wellbeing checks each morning. Students who are sick should stay home so that we can reduce the spread of illness in the community.

Lastly, our new staff member for Year 7-8 will be with us shortly (30th May). Tehillah Smith will be taking on the Year 1-8 Pastoral Dean role as well as teaching in Room 12. A big thank you to Mr Rowe who has been amazing stepping in to cover the teaching in Room 12. We are extremely fortunate to have Mr Rowe who has ensured that the learning continued over this period.

Ngaa mihi,

Rebecca Bills


Onewhero Area School


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!

Waka Cards

The names drawn from the box, from the last 2 weeks were :

Room 1 : Matatau Tahere, Bobby Gray, Aria Burr, Arlan Woolliams, Karmin-Rose Ryder, Natalie Tonga, Ziera Simeon

Room 3 : Fern Missen, Reegan Crawford, Eva Williams

Room 6 : Levi Comision, Levi O'Connor, Alaysia-Haze Ryder

Room 7 : Quinn Crawford, Braxton Conroy, Blake Pope, Sophia Zandbergen, Tyler Polglaze

Room 9 : Blake Nicholson

Room 10 : Finn Keven, Heath Muir

Room 13 : Faith Gilchrist

Room 16 : Nick Hilliam, Kiriana Ronaki

TWR : Heather Hori-Brown

HIL1 : Maia Hine-Anderson, Ben Peterson

HIL2 : Kcam Dixon Takimoana-Wharemate, Vanna Johnson

HIL3 : Aaron Watson

HIL4 : Meme Olson, Nathan Scott, Tamati Hose

NGA1 : Jenny McArley

NGA3 : Daniel Carlyle

NGA4 : Trent Hewitt

RTH4 : Jacob Holmes

House Points To Date






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:

Girl Guiding NZ

Are you passionate about supporting local girls to develop their confidence, push their boundaries, discover their passions and make new friends? Girl Guiding NZ are seeking Volunteers 18yr+ to support our Saturday Events running in Pokeno June- September. Register your interest at

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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 2 2022 menu below:

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