ONEWHERO AREA SCHOOL RD 2 Tuakau, Ph 2328866, FAX 2328862 Email: [email protected] Website: www.onewhero.school.nz 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 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Kia ora tatou 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 appreciated. morning while the boys are at field events and the boys will be on the track in the afternoon. Reminder: 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: hat. 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 day. shirts. Red is Rutherford, blue is Ngarimu, green is Te Kanawa and yellow is Hillary. Hats: 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 Library: 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 campfires. 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 Programme: 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. Orienteering: The Counties Manukau Orienteering Club Summer Series of orienteering is up and running. 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 Principal 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 www.bsgevents.co.nz 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] . ONEWHERO AMATEUR SWIM CLUB: > 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.
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