RD 2 Tuakau, Ph 2328866, FAX 2328862
Email: [email protected]
Newsletter No.34
Forthcoming events:
31 October
Mufti Day
3 November
School Athletics (Monday)
5 November
Last day for Years 11-13
5 November
Full School Sports Prizegiving Afternoon
6 November
Sports Prizegiving 6.30pm
10-28 November
NCEA Exams
4 December
Last day for the year
30 October 2014
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Mufti Day:
Dear Parents,
There will be a mufti –day on Friday 31 October
to support Olivia Carey and Michelle RawhitiBoswell who have been selected in the N.Z.
Last Day of the Year:
Under 15 Girls’ Basketball Team to go to a
Please note that the end of the year for our
tournament in Australia during the Christmas
school is particularly early this year as we
holidays. A gold coin donation is required if
started school early at the beginning of the year.
wearing mufti.
We have Prize Giving at 7 p.m. on 4th December
and our last school day for the year is also the
Year 10 Work Experience;
4th December.
All Year 10 students had last week to
experience the workforce. This is where
School Athletics Day:
students work for a business, company or
Athletics Day will be on Monday 3 November
farmer to experience what work is all about. All
this year which is a change from normal
students rose to the challenge and enjoyed their
procedure. We are hoping for a sunny day and
week. A big thank you to all the employers who
we look forward to lots of spectators.
looked after the students, it was really
This year the girls will be on the track in the
morning while the boys are at field events and
the boys will be on the track in the afternoon.
The day will start at 9 a.m. and all the school
Have you thought about being a parent
will be involved.
representative on the BOT?
The school canteen will be open during our
Nominations for parent elections close at
lunch break which will be around 12.00.
midday on Friday 31 October, 2014.
Students are to bring their own morning tea
and snacks, bring some sunblock and wear a
Canteen Weekly Special:
The special for the week from Tuesday 4 to
Students are encouraged to wear a tee shirt in
Thursday 6 is Beef Burgers. The cost is $3.50.
their house colours and black or dark blue
Special not available on Monday due to athletics
shorts if they have not got the new school sports
shirts. Red is Rutherford, blue is Ngarimu,
green is Te Kanawa and yellow is Hillary.
Just a reminder that it is the school policy that
Year 11-13 Students;
students in Year 1-6 need to wear a named
The last day for the Year 11-13 students is
school hat outside at all times during Term 4
Wednesday 5 November. We wish those who are
and Term 1.
leaving us at the end of the year well for the
Caps are $10.00 and bucket hats are $12.00.
future and everybody good luck for their exams.
Both are available from the school office.
The NCEA exams start in the hall on Monday 10
November. Students are required to wear full
school uniform when sitting exams. If students
The Library still needs more boxes to use for
are not sitting externals and finishing off
packing up ready for the renovations. Please
courses they must wear full uniform on these
leave at the school office or in the library.
occasions and sign at the school office.
Onewhero Area School Sports Prize Giving:
This year Sports Prize giving will be held in two
separate ceremonies. Minor awards will be
handed out on Wednesday afternoon 5th of
November from 1:30 to 3:00pm.
Letters will be sent home to prize recipients for
this ceremony. Parents are welcome to attend.
There will be a second Sports Prize giving on
Thursday 6th November at 6pm for all major
awards. This includes Sports man and Sports
woman for Year one to six, Year seven to eight
and Year nine to thirteen. Also the major
awards for each team. Students who
participated in any School Sports teams are
expected to attend.
Nikau Palms:
The Physical Education Department are looking
for Nikau Palms to decorate the hall for the
Onewhero Area School Sports Awards.
If you have a Nikau tree please contact Mr
Ronaki on 09 2328866 Ext 711 as they need to
be cut a certain way.
Firewood for Year Ten Camp:
The Year Ten Camp students are spending a
week getting back to nature on Selwyn Phillip’s
farm. As part of the camp students will be
cooking their breakfast and dinner on
Any donations of firewood to fuel the campfires
would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to
provide a bag of firewood please contact Mrs
Jones on 09 2328866 Ext 711.
Onewhero Area School Sports Development
Applications for the Sports Development
Programme are up on the website for 2015
places. There will only be eight students
selected for next year’s programme. All
applications need to be handed in to Mrs Jones
before the 1st of December. A reference from a
coach/manager which includes a statement on
the student’s training ethic and the student’s
commitment towards performance improvement
should accompany the application.
The Counties Manukau Orienteering Club
Summer Series of orienteering is up and
Each session is available to all participants,
including new comers.
Wed 5th November
Wed 12th November
Wed 19th November
Rosa Birch Reserve
Counties Raceway
Pukekohe Hill
Wed 3rd December
Wed 10th December
Rooseville Park
Bledisloe Park
Each session costs $5 to participate. You can
pick and choose as many as you want to attend.
Get out and give it a go!
Greg Fenton
Community Notices:
Music Lessons:
Spaces available for individual private music tuition in piano or guitar. Please call Trish Moth
(NZMSM) on 0272328133 or email [email protected]
Pukekohe Raceway Decathlon:
‘Challenge yourself and join us on Tuesday the 9th of December for the ‘Franklin & Papakura Schools
2014 PUKEKOHE RACEWAY DUATHLON’. Open to Year 4 – 8 Individuals and Two Person Teams.
Please see for all the details.
Tuakau Kindergarten Golf Tournament
Sunday 2nd November Onewhero Golf Club
Fun social day, great player’s packs, sausage sizzle, every player wins a prize.
Spot prizes grocery raffle and auction with AMAZING prizes!
For more details or to enter a team- $35 per player.
Phone or text Emma Clooney on 0211047584 /email [email protected] .
> Proposed Holiday Intensive (approximately 3rd week January);
> Lessons for all levels, water confidence through to squad, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for 6
weeks in Term 1;
Please watch upcoming newsletters for further details or email Donna Jordan on
[email protected] to be added to the mailing list.
Onewhero Early Childhood Centre Spring Fair:
Saturday 8th November 10am -1.30pm at the Onewhero School and Community Hall.
Ferris Wheel, Craft Stalls, Raffles, Bouncy Castles, Games, Food, Coffee and heaps more….
Fun for the whole family! See you there.