at 8.55am and finishes at 2:45pm with lunch from 1:00-1:45pm. No children are
permitted at school until 8:30am unless arrangements have been made with the
Principal. Parents will be consulted when considering changes to these hours.
The school is
arranged in three Planning Teams - Junior, Middle and Senior - each led by a
Senior Teacher. These teams will be doing similar programmes of work.
are sent home on a monthly basis with additional news-sheets being
distributed as required. You can also hear weekly messages and reminders on
our telephone system by pushing 4.
Each classroom has
a telephone. You may phone with urgent messages directly to your child in
their classroom. If you wish to speak to a teacher please do so before 9:00am
and after 2:45pm, or at lunchtime. Every class has an e-mail address if you
wish to communicate in this way. We appreciate two-way communication and
look forward to hearing from you often during the year.
South School we are very conscious that children arrive and leave school
safely. We urge parents to ensure that their children are always at school
unless they are ill. Please phone the Absence Line (push 2) to leave messages
or send a note to school. Any absences of three days or more requires a
doctor's certificate. The school will contact parents if there are repeated
donations are optional however they are necessary to assist us to provide
learning resources and materials and programmes for your children to the
highest possible standard. The amount is set by the board of trustees every
$45.00 for a single
$70.00 for two or more
require medication during the day this must be taken to the office. Parents
are required to fill in an information/permission slip for this.
not permitted to leave the school grounds during school hours without
permission from the Principal or Assistant Principals.
assemblies are held each Monday at 10.00am. Parents are very welcome to
attend. Changes will be advertised in the newsletter and on our telephone
vary from class to class. We expect children to get into good routines and do
homework regularly. The aim is for parents to share and enjoy the homework.
Teachers will send out an information letter at the beginning of each year.
This will also be available to new parents throughout the year.
The school has
strong Maori and Polynesian Cultural groups. opportunity is given to all
children to be part of these groups, although from time to time a performing
group is specially selected
packs, along with uniforms, are available from the school. Order forms are
given at the beginning of each year or when children commence at the school.
A lunch scheme
will operate from the school. More information can be obtained from the
We have a
positive approach to discipline in the school, however, we also have a belief
that every child must feel safe and secure and happy to be at school. Our
rules are simple:
- Do as you are asked when you are asked and follow instructions
- Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
- No teasing, swearing or name calling
We follow the non-crisis intervention system. Parents are advised when there
is a concern. We ask parents to support us in maintaining a positive tone in
the school. Further information is available on request.
This school has a very active and supportive governing body. They meet every
month in the Board Room at school. Dates can be obtained from the office.
of the School
Association meets regularly to provide a link between home and school. They
also assist with social events and fundraising.