Onekawa School Newsletter

Week 8 Term 3, Friday 16 September


Kia ora parents and caregivers

We've had a fun Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori week this week! Tamariki have been taking part in various cool activities and just some of them are shown in the photos below.

We were lucky today to have three members of the Magpies squad visit school. The children had a Q&A session with them and some lucky children were able to take part in a training run.

We are looking forward to an action packed evening at tonight's Onekawa School Quiz night. A massive thanks to Team Pipi for organising!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Nga mihi,


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Message from Ministry of Education and Health

New long-term strategy for COVID-19

You’ll be aware that New Zealand will move to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. These changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand.

This new approach will only result in minor changes to the way we operate.

The very positive news is that household contacts of a person with COVID-19 do not need to isolate, but instead are asked to complete a RAT test each day, for five days. Therefore, ākonga who are household contacts but test negative and do not have COVID-19 symptoms, should continue to attend. It is the best place for them to be so they can be engaged in their learning, and connected with their teachers, classmates and friends.

Information on how to get RAT kits can be found here: Request a RAT– Ministry of Health

Mask wearing is no longer required.

All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Thank you for your ongoing support in protecting our community.

Learning Folders

Learning folders will be sent home in the last week of this term so your child can share their progress with you.

We are not holding learning conferences this term; they will take place again at the end of the year.

As always, if you ever have any questions about your child and their progress, we encourage you to contact the class teacher.

Congratulations to our week 8 class certificate winners!

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Our girls 7-aside soccer team did us proud at the napier schools competition this week! Thanks to Anita for coaching

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Photos from the Magpies Visit (try to spot them in the photos!)

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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!

Important Dates

Friday 16 September Quiz Night