Principals Comment

As we approach the halfway point of the winter term we look back on what has been a particiularly severe winter.  There has been a very high rate of children and staff being absent due to illness.  With spring just around the corner we are looking forward to warmer days and better health for all.

Wayne Keats, Principal

Appointment of New Assistant Principal

Welcome to Mr Tim Race who joined us at the beginning of week 4 as our new Assistant Principal.  Tim was previously teaching at Twyford School.  We are enjoying have Tim with us.

Principal Application Pack

Application Form
Application Pack
Referee Form

Year 6 Camp

A successful four day camp for our Year 6's was held at Stoney Creek Ranch, Maraekakaho in week 3.  Children were involved in a range of outdoor activities including a day hike which took us almost to Sunrise Hut.


'Schools Out' are our provider of after school care for our school.  The team is based in Room 20, directly in front of the dental clinic.  Schools Out has built a strong reputation in Hawkes Bay and the Bay of Plenty.  They provide a great service for families.  Our school office has information packs.  Pick up a pack if you are interested or phone Mary, Pat or Bill for more information Ph 021330807.

Farewell Leanne Beale

At the end of week 3 we farewelled Mrs Leanne Beale.  Leanne has been appointed to a permanent position at Twyford School.  We appreciate the many contributions Leanne made to our school.

Replacement Classrooms

At our most recent Board of Trustees meeting approval was given to proceed with the replacement of two of our older classrooms (rooms 12 & 13).  Concept plans have been drawn up along with a landscape plan which will rejuvenate the area between the main block and the old block of 'prefabs'.  Building work is expected to commence later in the year.

School Hangi

A special highlight of term 3 to date has been our school hangi which was held on 16 August.  Children were fascinated by the different stages that were involved in preparing the hangi.  We were very fortunate to have the expertise of several school families.  The day ran like clockwork and the food was perfectly cooked.  It was a real treat!



2017 Board of Trustees

Onekawa School Board of Trustees has welcomed three new board members:
Aroha Magele and Colm Stevens have been selected onto the board and Amy Orr has been co-opted onto the board for succession planning.

Megan Pickering - Chairperson
Wayne Keats - Principal
Donna Foxall - Trustee
Patrick Everard - Trustee
Aroha Magele - Trustee
Colm Stevens - Trustee
Amy Orr - Trustee
Karen Blackman - Secretary

Our children, their future