School Operating Hours

8.30am In school bell

9.00am In class bell

9.00am – 10.30am Learning Block 1

10.30am Out to play (no eating and no bell)

10.50am End of play and back in class to eat, bell

11am – 12.30pm Learning Block 2

12.30pm Out to play (no eating and no bell)

1.10pm End of play and back in class to eat, bell

1.30pm – 3.00pm Learning Block 3

3.00pm Out of school bell

  • Our bell times are structured to ensure that classes begin at promptly at 9 a.m.
  • Pupils’ should arrive at school between 8.30 am and 8.55 am and ensure that they have unpacked their books etc and are prepared to start lessons at 9.00 am.
  • Teachers begin supervision at 8.30 am.
  • It is school policy to release the children promptly at 3.00 pm and to encourage them to make their way home immediately so that parents have an expectation of the time they will return home.

School Entrances

There is only one access entrance to the school. We would ask that parents reinforce to children the need to be watchful when entering and exiting the school grounds. Pedestrians should use the footpath and avoid using the drive entrance when entering / leaving the school.

Pupils should use the other building entrances to get to their respective classrooms.

Arrivals

Pupils should not arrive at school before 8.30am. For health and safety reasons any pupil who arrives prior to that time will be asked to wait until 8.30am under the covered area of the junior school.

Late comers must report to the School Office before going to class. It is school policy to try to make contact with the families of absent children for whom no explanation has been received. This is done on a daily basis via text notification.

Absences

Please contact the school 7568040 and press 2 if your child will be away on a particular day. Please bring a written or verbal notice to school on your return. The school has a formalised set of procedures it follows daily when children are reported absent by the classroom teacher. You are able to leave absence messages using the school telephone directory system.

Unexplained absences and/or repeated absenteeism (including repeated lateness) will be referred to the Ministry of Education. (No more than 20 half days a year).

Pupils Leaving the School

Any pupil who needs to leave school early must be ‘signed out’ from school. The ‘sign out’ tablet is located on the desk in the reception office.

After School

While we welcome parents at school we would remind you that school does not finish until 3.00pm and that if you arrive early it would be appreciated if children were not distracted by groups assembling and chatting immediately outside the classrooms.

Visitors to the School

All visitors coming onto the school site must report to the office on arrival.

Interval: 10.30am – 10.50am

Out to play at 10.30am. Back in to class at 10.50am to eat in class until 11.00am.

Lunchtime: 12.30pm – 1.10pm

Lunches brought to school by a parent may be left (named) at the Office for the pupil to collect.

Out to play at 12.30pm but not eating.

Back in to class at 1.10pm to eat lunch until 1.30pm.

Passes

All students are required to have a ‘pass’ to leave the school grounds so that the school knows they have a legitimate reason for being out of school. These are obtainable from the school office.