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Knowledge Shop Onslow College NCEA 1 and 2 Exam Preparation Programme - Only 4 weeks to go

This highly successful Programme will be run by Knowledge Shop in the first week of the upcoming holidays from Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October.

Visit our website at for the programme timetable, cost and further details. All bookings can be made online.

Level 1 and 2 School Exams - 16-20 September

All students please note that school exams run all of next week. Most exams will run on Table Mountain, Learning Support, the Music Practice Rooms, the Hall and the Maths area. Keep an eye on the Daily Messages for room changes.

Please make sure that you keep noise to a minimum as you move around the school during exam week. Exams start 9am and 1.15pm each day (9.30am and 1.30pm Tues).

There will be no Ako time during exam week. Mon, Weds, Thurs and Fri will all run on current Mon/Thurs times, below and on display around the School. Tuesday times as usual.


Also please see exam room information for your reference on our website -


Researchers from Victoria University’s Youth Wellbeing Study will be coming to Onslow College in September and October to survey some of our students. If your child is under 16 years of age, you will have received an email to request parental consent for your young person(s) to participate in the survey at school. Students aged 16 or older will be able to decide for themselves if they’d like to complete the survey. The research project aims to better understand the lives of young people and their Whānau in New Zealand. This information is then used to help schools and youth organisations better support New Zealand young people. You can hear more about the study in this video:

You can access online information about the survey, and a consent form, via this link:

If you have any questions, you can visit the study website or contact the research team using the details below. Youth Wellbeing Study Team

Ph. (04) 463 965


Toby Spargo (bass trombone) and Oliver Horton (baritone) who were selected for the 2019 National Secondary Schools' Brass Band.


PTA Donation Request

Onslow PTA welcomes your donation to purchase comfortable seating for the Hall. More information can be found here

NZ Blood Donation Shuttle

On the 12 September, NZBlood has helped organize a blood donation shuttle to be held at the Johnsonville Community Centre for Year 13 students to participate in. Students can sign up at the Office by the 9 September and they will also be told about this event and the information in their Ako class. Should they sign up, they will be picked up by the Office in the respective time slot they signed up for in a NZBlood van by Annabelle Fawcett (NZBlood blood recruiter) to be taken to the Johnsonville Community Centre and be dropped back off at School after donating blood. This will take approximately 1 hour of their school day. Students will be interviewed and finger prick tested (iron levels) to double check their eligibility before donating by on site nurses at the Centre to put their health as number one priority. Thank you.

Upcoming Dates

University Liaison Visits:


Auckland University: Monday 16 September Lunchtime Room 6

Canterbury University: Tuesday 17 September Lunchtime Room 6


Victoria University: Wednesday 16 October - Lunchtime and Spell 5 Hall

Massey University: Tuesday 22 October Lunchtime Computer Room 7


Bus information can be found on our Website -

For your information, Bus Stop #4319 ‘Karori Tunnel – Stop A’ will be closed from Monday 19 August until mid-late November. The stop is closed to enable bus hub construction works to take place. Unfortunately we are not able to install a temporary bus stop, therefore are recommending customers use bus stop #4320 on the Karori side of the tunnel as an alternative.

This will affect school bus routes 611, 612, 613, 618, 671, 677, 678, 684, 736, 737, 741, 764, 765, 768, 790 and 791.