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Procedures

School Schedule

8:00amTeachers present
8:30amSchool commences
10:30 - 11:00amMorning interval
12:10 - 1:00pmLunch
2:30pmSchool closes - buses leave

 

 

 

 

 Please ensure that children are at school prior to 8.30am - but no earlier than 8.10am.

 Late children are required to report to the school office. School does not close early in the event of wet weather. On dismissal, all children must go directly home. They may return to the school to play, but must have returned home first.

School Donation

School fees are a voluntary tax deductible donation. The Board of Trustees has set the following charges for School fees for 2015:

  • 1 child $200.00
  • 2 children $280.00

Donations will be charged at the start of the year or on enrolment. Donations will be reduced by a quarter for each term on enrolment during the year. Please note school donations paid at a previous school may be refunded on request to that school. Parents may opt to pay immediately or in term or other agreed instalments.  Please inform the office of your payment option.

 EFTPOS, credit card and internet banking are available for the convenience of parents. Please avail yourself of these facilities to reduce the need for cash transactions. If you wish to make a greater donation than the fees listed, this would be greatly appreciated.

 If you have any concerns please discuss these with the office staff.

School Lunches

Children are expected to bring their prepared lunch from home each day, or purchase lunch at school on  Friday each week. A school lunch order menu is available from the classroom.

 Absences

Teaching staff monitor attendance of children each day. Parents/ caregivers are required to notify all absences by message to the class teacher or by phone message on the absentee line prior to 9:00 am each day. By 10:00 am each morning office staff will have reviewed attendance information and contacted parents, where necessary. If no message has been left regarding an absent student, parents will be contacted. This procedure is to ensure the safety of all students.

Change of Address and Contact Details

It is essential that you notify the school whenever you change address, email or phone contact. In case of an emergency such information is vital. Please call (09) 372 0200 and leave a message or email us This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Use of School Phone

As the school is classed as a business, we are charged for all outgoing calls; therefore the use of the school phone for outward calls is restricted to emergencies only, for both students and adults.

Playground Support & Supervision

Teachers are responsible for supervising children from 8:15am until 2:30 pm. At interval there are four teachers rostered in the playground. At lunch time five teachers supervise the grounds, manage sports activities and provide support. Teachers in the playground can be easily located in their fluorescent vests.

Peer Supporters

Peer Supporters are senior students on duty at break time. They are able to assist children to resolve any playground problems they may have. The intention is to foster an atmosphere of support, co-operation and belonging in the school.

 The Thinking Room is a designated room where children can come to get assistance and support when solving problems during break times. Two peer supporters and one adult are present in this room to respond to student needs. Peer supporters are also in the playground easily identified in their colourful fluorescent vests.

Accidents to Children

Accidents of a minor nature are treated at our school medical room.  Parents will be contacted and medical assistance immediately sought in accidents that are more serious. If a child attends the medical room for any significant problem a note will be sent home with the child outlining the reason or parents will be contacted by phone. To help us in this, it is important that the school maintains your current phone number and that of a neighbour or friend.  Any change must be advised to the school.

U.V. Shade Protection

Children are required to wear a full, wide-brimmed hat or a legionnaires hat (peak and ear/neck flaps) during terms one and four of each year. This protection during playtime and sports activities will provide necessary protection from the risks of ultra violet light and possible melanoma.

 A wide-brimmed hat with the school logo is available for purchase for $13 from the school office, however any hat meeting the requirements is acceptable. Children will be encouraged to "add" personal touches to their hat to allow it to be more readily identifiable to them. Sunglasses are useful protection. Glasses should be 100% UV protection and not expensive, due to risk of loss.

Complaints Procedure

Please click here to view the school complaints procedure 

Student Behaviour

Every parent (and child) is supplied with a copy of the ’The Te Huruhi Way’ on enrolment, at the start of each year or on request.

 Our school guidelines are:

School Expectations 5Cs

Courtesy

Treat others how you want to be treated yourself by using manners.


Co-operation

Be fair; share.

Caring

Be kind to others and the environment.

Commitment

Do your best.

Courage

Be strong, do the right thing.

Enviro 5Cs

Courtesy

Gardens are for all. - Respect them

Co-operation

It’s up to everyone to look after our school.

Caring

Care for the environment and all living things.

Commitment

Keep our school beautiful.


Courage

Stand up for (what you think is right for) the environment.

Stand Down, Suspension and Exclusion

Staff will work closely with parents to support a child in improving their behaviour. This may include a special education plan, counselling, support services, Children and Young Families and other agencies. As a last resort, pupils not responding to the school's programmes to eliminate inappropriate behaviour and who are a threat to the welfare of other people may ultimately be stood down, suspended or excluded.

Money and Valuables

Please leave money and valuables at home. If money is brought to school (for school events/ fees) it should be handed to the teacher for safekeeping. Cellphones, electronic games, radios, special toys, expensive games and other items of value should not be brought to school. In some cases, the school may attempt to recover lost or stolen items, but the loss remains the responsibility of the child.

Items Forbidden at School

Any toy (or real) knife, blade, gun or item that may be seen as a weapon and drugs of any sort are forbidden on the school grounds. If a medical condition requires drugs to be taken this must be discussed with the office staff who will take medication into their care and complete required paperwork with you. Other forbidden items include chewing gum (which can often deface school equipment and become a health risk), matches, lighters, alcohol, inflammable substances, cigarettes and lollies - as these often cause conflict between children.

Damage to School Property

We encourage all children to take pride in their school and this is reflected in the minimal damage that occurs to our property or school resources. However, where wilful damage is caused by a child, parents may be charged for part or all of the associated costs.  As all costs of maintenance and repairs must be borne by the school such action is necessary to encourage responsible behaviour.

Lost Property

This is held in a box at the end of Room 7 near the administration car park and also in the school hall. These may be viewed at any time. Lost property is displayed regularly. At the end of each term it is disposed of.

 Please ensure ALL CHILDREN'S CLOTHING IS CLEARLY NAMED. In this way we can quickly return it to its rightful owner.