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Newsletter No2

Thu Feb 22 10:04pm



Reminder Notice – Whaanau Teacher Conference

Wed Feb 21 08:23pm


Swimming Sports and Tabloids this Week

Sun Feb 18 09:37pm

A reminder that Swimming Sports is this Wednesday 21st of Feb. Students must be entered in 2 events to compete. 

Racing starts at approx 9.15am.

We also have swimming tabloids this Friday the 23rd from 11.40am. This is an afternoon of house spirit competition and games in the pool followed by House Swimming Relays at 2pm.

Parents and Whaanau are welcome at both events and we hope to see you there!

Whaanau Teacher Meetings

Tue Feb 13 01:49am

Kia ora,

We would like to welcome you all to our Whaanau Teacher Conferences for 2024. These are being held on Monday 19th February from 3.30pm-5.30pm and Tuesday 27th February 3.30pm – 7.30pm.
Our first night on Monday 19th February is a more informal night at Te Kotahitanga Marae, everyone is welcome to attend and no bookings are necessary.
Our second evening on Tuesday 27th February follows a more formal format and bookings are required.
Please find attached information about both nights and the link to booking times on Tuesday 27th February.

Ngaa Mihi,

Demelza Zandbergen
Deputy Principal

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Tue Feb 06 10:40pm


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Newsletter No. 01

Tue Feb 06 10:36pm


Newsletter No. 1

Happy new year!

Wed Jan 17 06:13am

Here is a reminder of a few dates:

Office opens Monday 22nd of Jan

Year 11-13 students only Tuesday 30th of Jan

Year 1-10 students only Wednesday 31st of Jan

Everyone attending Thursday 1st of Feb

Currently we are upgrading our IT systems. Kamar is part of this and log ons may be affected. Please bear with us as we work through the changes.

Basketball 2024: Important changes ahead

Wed Dec 13 12:46am

Basketball 2024

Kia ora,

Exciting changes to Basketball within Onewhero.  

Basketball is experiencing an increased following throughout NZ, with more children showing an interest in playing than ever before.

After discussions with our dedicated coaches, parents and Franklin Basketball, it has been decided that Onewhero Area School will not be offering basketball for 2024 and instead basketball will transition across to an Onewhero Basketball club, affiliated to Franklin Basketball.

What are the benefits?

Teams offered for U9’s, U11’s, U13’s, Junior and Senior Secondary School teams (Subject to player numbers & coaches). Interest for Future adult teams
Basketball will be offered for Term 1 to Term 4
Club structure will allow for students from other schools and within the community to join
All trainings will be at OAS Gym on a Tuesday afternoon – with times where possible suited to age groups & other sport trainings.
Club will be administered by a small local committee  
OAS will provide playing uniforms, equipment and use of the school gym
Coaches will be supported by Franklin Basketball, offering regular coach the coaches sessions
Assistance with Grant applications and funding opportunities through Franklin Basketball

We envisage that the change to a club environment will ultimately strengthen Basketball within OAS, assisting our students to continue to participate in the AIMS Games and school based tournaments including the NZ National Secondary School tournament in the near future.

While we realise this will be a significant change for some of you, we would ask that you please continue to support Basketball within Onewhero and with us all working together we will provide more opportunities for our tamariki.

Please do not hesitate to email if you have any questions or suggestions.

To move forward to the Onewhero Club administration, we would appreciate it if you could please complete the below “Expressions of Interest Form”. Once returned, we will forward your details to the club committee and they will be in touch with further details for Term 1 2024.


Expressions of Interest

Nga Mihi


Sharon Guard, Anke van Dijk, Keryn Walker

Sports Department – Onewhero Area School


P.S We encourage any parents/members of the community who would like to assist with the committee or managing/coaching opportunities, to please make contact

Netball 2024: Important changes please read!

Wed Dec 13 12:37am

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REMINDER🏀 😎😊😉 Can we please have all BASKETBALL uniforms in please!!! Also – any other sports uniforms in before Wednesday!!

Mon Dec 11 12:11am

Values Prizegiving Parking

Wed Dec 06 05:24am

We are looking forward to celebrating our students success at the Values Prizegiving this Friday 8th December and we hope that we will see a lot of our school community there to celebrate with us. The Hall will open at 6.00pm and we aim to have everyone seated and ready to start at 6.30pm

For those who do come we ask that you park on the SCHOOL SIDE of the Hall as OSPA have the opening night of their production “Clue”. Please avoid parking outside OSPA and the Bowling green to allow their guests access.

Many thanks and we hope to see you on Friday!

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Wed Nov 29 02:32am


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