Onekawa School Newsletter

Week 1 Term 2, Friday 28 April

Principal's Comment

Kia ora Parents and Caregivers

I was immensely proud of our children on Wednesday when we evacuated due to the Tsunami warning. Although I'm sure many children were scared or nervous, they all reacted calmly and moved quickly.

The decision to evacuate was made after the HB Civil Defence Facebook post stated 'If you felt that as LONG or STRONG, GET GONE'. Although the earthquake didn't feel strong, the length of time it lasted was a concern; we wanted to err on the side of caution.

A huge thanks to my staff for acting quickly and ensuring our children were safe.

Now is a timely reminder, that in the case of a Tsunami threat, we will evacuate via Kennedy Road towards Taradale Park. Please do not try to find us or make contact as this will slow down the evacuation procedure.

With any emergency, we will communicate as soon as possible via the new school app 'Hero'.

Have a great weekend Whanau!

Nga mihi,


'Wagon Wheel' House Event - Tuesday 2 May

Come join us for our annual 'Wagon Wheel' house event this Tuesday 2 May at 1:30pm!

The 'Wagon Wheel' is a fun tabloid sports event that involves children of all ages throughout the school. The emphasis is on having fun and working together as a team.

Children are encouraged to come dressed in their house colours.

We look forward to seeing you there!

check out the details of our disco being held on Thursday:

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congratulations to this week's class certificate recipients!

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Player of the day certificates (end of term one)

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