INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Pōwhiri | Whakatau
All new enrolments to school are welcome to start the term they will turn five in, please notify the office prior to enrolment.
Ngarotanga i te kura | Absenteeism
Our kura is required to record student attendance electronically also providing a reason for the absence. These electronic registers are audited annually. If your tamaiti is sick or will be absent from kura for any reason, please notify our office as soon as possible so this may be recorded with the appropriate information.
Pātaka Kai | School Lunches
We are a ‘Healthy School’ and we promote healthy eating options. Sugary foods and drinks are not part our our healthy eating options. We appreciate your support.
He Kura Para Kore | Environmentally Friendly School
We have been raising awareness within our tamariki about kaitiakitanga within our kura as well as the community. Our kura promotes being environmentally friendly and this year the tamariki will have further opportunities to investigate the importance of having caring for our whenua and environment.
Te Ngarotanga o ngā Kakahū i te Kura | Clothing Lost Property
Whānau you are more than welcome to come into the kura to retrieve clothing your tamaiti may have lost at kura. All unclaimed clothing will be collected by Kaiako and given out to the tamariki on Friday afternoons.
Te Whakapā atu ki te Whānau | Communication with the Kura
We have various forms of communication with our whanau include the following:
Kura Facebook page
Phone calls to and from our kura office
Ngā Hauata i te Kura | Injuries at Kura
From time to time your tamaiti may have an accident at school. All minor accidents such as a minor fall will treated as soon as possible. All accidents concerning a head injury or worst will be communicated to the parents with information held in our kura accident register. Some staff and Board of Trustees will be updating their first aid certificates during this year for safety reasons.
Kutu | Head lice
Head lice is a common thing for all students, no matter who you are and where you come from. If your tamaiti has head lice, please make sure you clean their hair to avoid further infestation of other tamariki.
Te Mātirotiro Whaiaro | Police Vetting
Under the new Vulnerable Children’s Act implemented on July 1st 2016, everyone who works with children is required to be police vetted. Everyone working with tamariki during school practices are all required to be police vetted. The purpose of this law is to ensure our tamariki are SAFE at all times within their learning environments. This also extends to our whānau members who will support the kura on haerenga of any nature. Therefore, the kura humbly requests that whānau members who are working with our kura complete their police vetting forms as soon as possible and hand them into the office, allowing us to complete the process. We appreciate everyone in the whānau and thank you in advance, for this will enable whānau support within the kura more freely. All information will be confidential and kept safely at kura.
Kura Haerenga | School Excursions
Your tamaiti will attend kura haerenga in conjunction with the kura throughout the year. Some haerenga will have little or no cost involved such as attending local tangihanga and local events. Where possible the kura will try it’s best to minimise the costs, however communication with whānau will also be well in advance if there is a cost involved. From time to time parental assistance may be required to transport our tamariki to and from a venue as part of the kura haerenga which the kura is very grateful for the support it receives.
No permission slips are required for local haerenga (trips) as there is a blanket permission slip in our enrolment forms, however, haerenga or trips further than Whangaroa will be sent to whanau at the appropriate times. All permission slips need to be signed with parental or caregiver consent prior to any student participating in the haerenga.