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Important Information


For information on buses please follow the below link:



Staff Only Days


Wednesday 1 December 2021 - NCEA Accord

End of Year Info

17 Nov Y12&Y11 finish in Ako Y9 & Y19 Normal Timetable



Tennis - Term 4 and Term 1 2022

We are offering Tennis coaching on a Thursday lunchtime with a tennis coach in weeks 5-7 this term and for the last 6 weeks of term one next year.

If your child is interested, please contact Rachel Rix ( ASAP and I will get back to you when I know numbers and what the cost will be.

Thank you.

Junior Parent Teacher Conferences

Dates for Junior PTCs (Note that some teachers may only be available on one of the days ): 

  • Weds 17 Nov: all subjects 

  • Thurs 18 Nov: all subjects  


  • both sessions are 3:30 to 6:00 pm 

  • Interviews are seven minutes long 

Format: Online meeting (instructions in Quicklinks for "Help sheet for Junior Parent Teacher Conferences" ) 

Bookings – open on Friday 5 November:  

Communication with you
It is really important to us that as parents/caregivers you have the information you need when you need it. It is especially important for students and whānau who are new to our college this year.

Your first point of contact is your student’s Ako teacher. Their email address is
 A list of staff can be found on our website

Our website is home to a lot of useful information including upcoming events, our learning areas, activities outside the classroom and our Board of Trustees. During 2021, we will be reviewing the design and content of our website to make it easier for parents/caregivers and students to find the information they need.

Parent portal – The parent portal is a great way to get information and to help you stay informed.  A helpsheet for how to use the parent portal can be found here.-

NZQA Exams - from Thurs 18 Nov 

NZQA exams run from 22 Nov-14 Dec.  Most exams will run on Table Mountain, Learning Support & the Hall - you must stay away from these areas. See notices for room changes. Morning Exams – 9.30am-12.30pm.  Afternoon Exams 2-5pm. 

COVID19 – we have received information from NZQA re the Alert Levels & what this means for exams.  We will follow guidelines carefully. 


Staff will be running Tutorials & the timetable for this will be published on our website, with a link in the Bulletin.


  • Weds 1/12 (am) 
  • Thurs 2 Dec (am) 
  • Tues 7 Dec (am) 


Also, note the following, intended to reduce noise for exam candidates: 

Buses-after school, the buses will stop down the driveway by the Gym. 

Skateboards-there will be no skateboarding in the driveway behind O-block during the school day, or in the quad after school.  Please use the old tennis courts. 

Games in Quad after school-none, please. 

Driveway behind O-block-don’t use driveway after school, as there are still exams running. 

Kia Ora,

Johnsonville-Moorefield Roads Intersection Safety Improvements

Wellington City Council want to make the Johnsonville-Moorefield Roads intersection safer to use for all road users and pedestrians. To do this we want to hear from you about your experience of how safe and accessible the intersection is. 

The current roundabout services an average of 40,000 vehicles on a weekday and has a high crash rate, predominantly due to a failure by drivers to give way. 

The information you provide will help us understand better what the issues are and will inform our planning to design a safer intersection.

The survey

We are asking people to take a quick survey to provide their view on risks at the intersection, potential improvements, and ways to provide better pedestrian access and cycling provisions.

We would appreciate it if you could complete the quick survey on our webpage at

If you are unable to complete the survey online, a paper copy can be found at Johnsonville Library, 34 Moorefield Road, Johnsonville. The survey form can be sent freepost back to the Council.

The survey closes on 9 November.

We will keep survey participants informed about progress with the intersection throughout the project.

This initiative is part of safety improvements the Council is making at several intersections in Johnsonville, which includes Haumia–Moorefield and Westchester-Middleton roundabouts.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to receiving your feedback.

With your help we can make our city a safer and more accessible place.

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact me at

Ngā mihi nui

Lindsey Hill

Minor Works Programme Coordinator | Transport & Infrastructure | Wellington City Council

Onslow College PTA Donation Request


Kia ora whānau

With your help this year, after being voted by the students as the items most wanted, we would like to support the school with your donation money to purchase things like kitchenettes, fridges and microwaves for our students.

Thank you to those of you who have already donated, we are very grateful.

For information on how to donate please go to Onslow College PTA Noticeboard


Ngā mihi

PTA Committee

Face coverings on school transport

Students of all ages are encouraged to wear a face covering on all school transport services under all alert levels.
Providing face coverings is the responsibility of individuals and caregivers. Any student who is unwell should not travel on a school or public bus.
We encourage you to convey the following information on face coverings to the caregivers of your students.
Students aged 12 and over
Face coverings are required to be worn by students aged 12 and over while on school transport (both Ministry and regional council-operated services) under all alert levels.
This includes SESTA, daily, technology, direct resourced, and Māori-medium school transport services. It also includes charter buses hired by schools to transport students and staff.
Students aged 12 and over are also required to wear face coverings on public transport.
Please note, while the school transport drivers are not required to enforce the wearing of face coverings, they will report any non-compliance to your school’s bus controller. Schools are expected to manage any non-compliance just as they currently manage behavioural issues of school transport users.

Kia ora whānau,

Orders are now open for copies of the school yearbook The Adlib. The Adlib is a student-run, year- long project which encompasses all areas of the school. It is full of student work, events, reflections on the year, photos, and more. It is a wonderful memento to have of the year at Onslow College.

If you would like to order a copy of the 2021 Onslow Adlib you can now do so by purchasing through the Parent Portal. You will find it in the 'Optional Payments' area of the portal.

You can order a copy for each student you have at Onslow, or you can just order one under one student's account to get one copy for your whānau. Payment can also be made at the School Office.

The Adlib magazine is $14 per copy.

Please make this payment by the 18th of November if you would like a copy/copies of the Adlib. The order will be sent to the printers on 19th November.

If you do not wish to purchase a copy of the Adlib, you do not need to do anything. Once the ordering deadline has passed, the charge will be removed from the portal.

Senior students (years 11-13) will need to come into the school office and collect their copies once delivered. An email will be sent to students informing them when the magazines have arrived.

Junior students (years 9-10) will receive their ordered copies of the Adlib in Ako time in the final week of this term.

Parents/caregivers will also be able to collect the ordered magazine for their whānau if needed. Should students not pick up their Adlib/are absent for the Ako time, the Adlibs will be held in the school office to be picked up next year.

Ngā mihi nui,

Tessa Hope

-TIC Adlib