Principal's Comment

On Thursday 14 December I bid my final farewell to Onekawa School after 12 ½ years as Principal.

This has been a wonderful experience for me, it has also been a great privilege to be Principal of such a fine school.

The heart of a successful school is its people. The people I have worked with have been exceptional.

Onekawa children are special young people. They have character and a determination to succeed. They love learning and show a great deal of enthusiasm about what they do. They have been a pleasure to work with.

Onekawa School staff do their very best for our children. They are dedicated to providing opportunities for children to develop in all ways as young people. Academically and socially as well as supporting growth of their special talents.

I am very grateful to the parent community for the support of myself and staff during this time.

Board of Trustees members are very committed.

‘Team Pipi' are very hard working and parents show a strong interest in the development of their children.

On Friday 15 December I enter retirement, an entirely new dimension in my life. Bronwyn and I are looking forward to exploring new places and developing new interests. Our growing family will keep us busy. I would like to offer you my best wishes to you and your family for the future. May it be peaceful and fulfilling for you all.

Wayne Keats, Principal


'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.

Happy New Year!

 The Onekawa School Staff would like to extend best wishes for you all.

Start date this year for all children is Monday 29th January 2018.


2017 Board of Trustees

Megan Pickering - Chairperson

Wayne Keats - Principal

Donna Foxall - Trustee

Patrick Everard - Trustee

Aroha Magele - Trustee

Colm Stevens - Trustee

Amy Orr - Trustee

Marsha Cardie - Staff rep

Karen Blackman - Secretary


Our children, their future