Welcome to our parent information page where we hope to answer all those little questions that you might have.  If there is anything else you need to know, use the contact page, ask your child’s class teacher or the friendly staff in the office.

Our School Day
8.30am       First bell rings for entry into the school (prior to this children must wait at the top of the hill)IMG_0167
8.55am       School starts
11.00am     Morning break
11.40am     End of morning break
1.10pm       Lunch
1.50pm       End of lunch 
3.00pm       School finishes

Safety First
Please use the wide path between the grass spaces for entering and leaving the school.  We ask that parents do not drive up the driveway unless prior arrangement is made.  School patrol operates between 8.30am – 8.50am and 3.00pm – 3.15pm.  Gates must be kept closed during school time.

Walking BusIMG_0175
The Walking Bus operates on a Wednesday morning.  Supervision is from 8.20am and leaves for school at 8.30am.  Please check the newsletter each week for the departure place.

Late Children/Appointments
Children who arrive at school after 8.55am need to sign in by filling in the late book in the office.  Children leaving the school during school hours need to be signed out by an adult and signed in again on their return.

Absentees
Please advise the school if your child is away and the reason, by either leaving a message on the school answerphone or sending a text to 0273398809In the case of an unexplained absence the parent/caregiver will be contacted by text or phone.

Assembly
The whole school comes together on Friday mornings at 9.00am for assembly.  This is a time to pray together, sing, share student achievements, welcome new students and celebrate birthdays.  All classes with the exception of the New Entrant class, take turns to present assembly.  All whanau are welcome.

Mass
On Wednesday morning classes take turns to attend Mass at St Patrick’s Church and the whole school participates in Masses regularly each term.  All whanau are welcome to attend the service at 9.15am.  In the winter the Parish Priests visits each class at school to lead a class mass.

Parent Help
There are lots of opportunities for parents to help within the school.  Talk to your child’s teacher or Steve Wheeler if you would like to contribute.

  • Help in your child’s class.
  • Parent Tutor in Reading Programme (PTR)
  • School Trips
  • New entrant Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP)
  • Whole school Arts Programme
  • PTA (Fundraising group)
  • Board of Trustees (BOT)

School Donation
Like all schools, we request a donation each year from families to cover additional resources and teaching support to enhance the learning opportunities at school.  See the School Payments 2017 newsletter for more information.

School Activity Fees
We would like to encourage families to set up an Automatic Payment to cover extra activities during the year, details can be obtained by contacting the school.  Alternatively, payments can be made by internet transfer to 12-3290-0044979-00 using your child’s name as a reference or at the school office by cash or cheque.  Fees will be requested through the newsletter, trip notices or by invoice.

milkMilk for Schools
We participate in the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme which aims to give all New Zealand primary-aged children the opportunity to enjoy the goodness of dairy every school day by offering free milk in schools.  Children are offered a carton of chilled milk just before morning tea time each day.  If you would prefer your child does not have access to this please advise the school office.