Room 1 Information
The following information may be of help to you settling your child into school
Please feel free to contact Terry Brock | Principal or Maggie McClune | Class Teacher, if you have any concerns.
Please advise Jen in the office when your child is absent or you can use the school website – Online Forms/Report an Absence. We will text a message if we have not heard from families, this is for the safety of your child.
After School Care Programme
This programme is run as a service to our school community. All communications and enrolments must go through the school office.
Every Tuesday morning either in Room 4.
Bikes at School
We have 12 small bikes at school for juniors to ride. They must have covered shoes for bike riding. We do have school helmets but children are welcome to bring their own named helmet.
Please name all children’s property hats, swimming gear, towels, undies, shoes etc.
You need to contact the dental service 0800 myteeth (0800 698 3384) oral health services Northland DHB.
During terms one and four children must wear a hat with a brim when outside otherwise they need to play in the shaded areas. There is an option to buy a school hat from the office. Sunscreen is available in classes to put on if needed.
Helping at School
Once your child has settled at school you are welcome to help in the classroom. There are other jobs parents can help with around the school such as the gardens, library or with the school lunches.
Monday to Friday there will be a home reader and a homework book to be signed and some days there may be alphabet work, spelling words, maths or a follow up activity for their reading book. On Friday children can bring their poem book home and return it Monday.
We have a sick bay for children who are unwell. If your child is unwell we will ring you and ask you to pick up your child as soon as possible.
We have a library day once a week on a Monday. Children can take home 5 books a week. There is a container in class to put the returned library books in their library bag.
Lucky Book Club
The brochures for these will be sent home with every child. You may choose to buy books but don’t feel you have to buy them. The newsletter will advise the date the money must be in.
Lunches and Drinks
Please make sure your child has enough to eat for the two lunch breaks
Children are allowed a water bottle in class but please no juice
All children sit down in their classroom, supervised for the first 10 minutes of their two breaks and are encouraged to eat something healthy during this time.
We also encourage them to have a piece of fruit or vegetable, cheese or nuts and raisins at 10.00am to keep them going until the first break.
A newsletter comes out usually fortnightly and is posted on the skool loop app or a hard copy if you need it.
Parent Teacher Group
The PTG group meets twice a term. It is a good way to meet other parents and helps raise funds for the school. Watch the newsletter or school facebook page for dates and times.
Public Health Nurse
The health nurse visits the school occasionally and is available to talk to if an appointment is made.
Sometimes children can buy lunch at school. This is organised by parents and is dependent on helpers available. You will be notified in the newsletter when and if they will be provided.
A stationery list is available at the school office and will be provided during the enrolment process. Stationery packs can be purchased at the office or parents can go directly to a stationery supplier.
Swimming takes place each day, terms 1 and 4. Our time is 2.00pm until 2.30pm. Please name all clothing and send to school in a named plastic bag or waterproof swimming bag.
Toys and valuables
We strongly discourage these coming to school.