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Y13 All Day Senior Health Workshop Thursday March 12 – This is a compulsory programme. There are NO Year 13 Classes running

For those of you who could not make the Parent evening last night please view the information video at this link

Junior Parent/Teacher Conferences (Yrs 9 & 10) will take place on Wednesday 18 March, 4.30-7.30pm. These conferences are for you to discuss progress with teachers of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, and first-half option subjects. Students are welcome to attend.

Senior Parent/Teacher Conferences (Yrs 11, 12 & 13) will take place on Wednesday 25 March 4.30-7.30pm. These conferences are for you to discuss progress in NCEA to date. Students are welcome to attend.

Bookings for both evenings will open in the Parent Portal on Thursday 12 March. Please click on the Parent-Teacher Conference Bookings link on the INTERVIEWS tile.


Bookings will close at 3pm on the days of the Conferences. Conferences will take place in the Hall & surrounding areas, there will be more information as you arrive. If you are unable to access the Portal, please email to receive instructions on how to sign up.


With Interview bookings being accessible from Thursday, we wanted to remind you that there is a Parent Portal help sheet available in the portal in the quicklinks control. It has recently been updated to reflect the recent changes to way the portal looks.

Here is a link to the help sheet - Parent Portal Help Sheet

Online Reporting to Families and Whānau - Learning Program

Onslow College has been using the Learning Program to report to families & whānau for the past two years.

The Learning Program:

      • reflects student progress and final results
      • provides an ongoing commentary of students’ engagement and achievement, which can be entered by staff & seen at any time during the year
      • is online and cumulative. Parents, whānau & students are be able to view the Learning Program throughout the year and across years. It will be a longitudinal record of a student’s learning & progress
      • reports against New Zealand Curriculum Levels (1-8) in the Junior school (Yrs 9 & 10)
      • reports results for NCEA assessments in the Senior school (Yrs 11, 12 & 13)
      • is still being set up for 2020. We will let you know when it can be accessed & how to do that via the Portal as soon as possible


Dear Onslow school members,

We are delighted to offer you a 10% discount every time you make a purchase at Mitre10 Crofton Downs, this offer only applies to the Crofton Downs Mitre10,” excluding already reduced items” we would also like to extend this offer to all of your family members & friends.

For every dollar that you spend, we would then donate back to your school 10% of any profit made through your purchases.

To access this offer, when you are instore ask for your purchase to be put on the Onslow College school cash account, the team member will then ask for your first and last name and payment method, “that’s it”!

We will report back to your school each month on the amount of purchases made, and also the amount of money going back to your school.

This is our way of being local, supporting local schools and rewarding the members for your loyalty to the school and to your locally owned business.

I look forward to seeing you all at the school and in store.


Brendan and the Mitre10 Crofton Team.


We ask that parents dropping off and picking up students do not come up the Drive way and when in the bottom carpark to be mindful of not blocking the driveway and other vehicles from coming in and out of the School especially between 8.30am to 9.15am and 2.45pm to 3.30pm. This is a heavy traffic time with students and the schools buses using the shared driveway.


We all know that there is no one "right" way to parent. Every parent and every child is unique. Parents can shape a better future for their kids by helping them discover and develop their unique talents and strengths.
This workshop is intended for parents, caregivers or those working with children who’d like to find out more about strengths-based approaches. Or anyone who’s interested in this topic is welcome to come along!

Please RSVP here:


We are looking for more parents to join our team of parent helpers who look after the school library over the morning tea time. The aim is to allow the librarians to catchup with the rest of the staff of the school.

We are currently looking for two people to help with Monday, someone to help with Thursday and a volunteer for Friday morning , once a fortnight. Anyone who could help with occasional help if one of our team can’t make it would also be welcomed. If you can help contact Karen on 021 070 9856 or


Individual portraits and composite class photographs will be available to order in June (We have a portrait catch up session booked for May to ensure we capture as many students as possible for the class composites)

There will be one bulk delivery of ordered prints made to the College for distribution; for which a deadline will be put in place. Orders placed thereafter will be mailed directly and incur a shipping cost.

We will provide passcode information as soon as the gallery is live. To receive a direct notification with your gallery and passcode information from INphotography please sign up here -

Sports photographs are scheduled for Thursday 6th August.


OHARIU BUS - students who live far enough up Ohariu Valley (4.8 km from Onslow) to be eligible to use the free MOE bus will be issued with bus passes over the next week-10 days. Mr Henderson will arrange this.

These students will need to have their passes with them when they catch the bus, please. The bus company (Mana/Newlands Coaches) is still willing to carry other passengers up Ohariu Valley, but these students/families will need to contact Mana/Newlands directly to discuss payment to use this service. This is an initiative that has been requested by the bus company. Please contact Mr Henderson if you have any question

Timetables are available on the Metlink website.A reminder that buses start departing from 3:15pm, so students need to go directly to their bus at the end of each school day.Further information can be found on our website - Bus Information


Thursday 12 March Loves me Not Y13 All Day Senior Health Workshop

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