Rolls are marked by 8:50 a.m. Students who arrive after 8.45 should go straight to the office and check in. The office will record their arrival time, reason for lateness and stamp their hand as an indication that they have checked into the office.Students arriving late should report straight to their teacher and explain the reason for their lateness. Teachers will ring parents if students are late or absent often. If a student is absent from school the parent/caregiver should ring the office and leave a message regarding the reason.If no message is left by a parent/caregiver the school will send a text before 10:00 am to indicate to home the student is absent. We ask that parents respond to this text to acknowledge it has been received. Any child wishing to leave the school grounds during school hours will need parental permission; a written note is required where possible. Adults wishing to pick up a student must be on the contact details list or the parent on the contact list should ring the office to give permission. We will not release any student to an adult if they are not on the contact list.
Office Phone: 06 8356013
Bikes and Scooters
Students are allowed to bike and scooter to school. The bike/scooter cage is locked at 8:40 am. Students should get to school before then. If a student arrives late they should go to the office and request the bike/scooter shed to be unlocked so their bike/scooter is securely stored. Students biking to and from school need to wear a bike helmet. Biker and scooter student are to walk their vehicles when in the school grounds.
There are two Ministry of Education bus runs: Clive and Bayview Student who live more than 4 km from their nearest school are eligible for this service.
All cell phones are collected at the beginning of the day in the classroom and put in the container provided. Phones must be turned off.
Students may choose to bring cell phones to school.
Unsupervised use of cell phones is banned from school during school hours.
They are to be confiscated if seen and sent to the office. A parent will be required to collect confiscated cell phones from the office.
The school takes no responsibility for cell phones that are not handed in.
If students have their cell phone confiscated three times they will lose the privilege of having a cell phone at school.
All teachers need to be familiar with the list of children with special medical problems. This list is held in the school office or in the medical room. Please make sure that any child who has a medical problem that needs special consideration is on the list. A school wide sick note must be used when sending any ill students to the office. Any student going to the medical room must be accompanied by a badge holder/school leader or lanyard wearer. ALL unwell students must go to the office not straight to the medical room. The first Aider on duty will check the enrolment form for parent notification instructions. If this is not a requirement for every visit to the sick bay the first aider will make a decision if it is necessary to ring the caregivers. Every effort will be made to contact someone as quickly as possible.
Pupils are to be encouraged to be responsible and take care of personal items. All items should be named. Expensive items should be left at home, as the school can not be responsible for any damage or loss of such items.
Police vetting will take place for all new permanent and casual ancillary staff, voluntary staff, and contractors who regularly work in the school during the school day. All ancillary staff will be police vetted every three years. The principal will organise the signing of the police vetting form and will receive and evaluate the completed return.
Visitors to the school
All visitors and whānau at school should make contact through the office. Visitors into the school should sign in and out in the booklet provided at the main office.