Attendance & Enrolment

School Day

8.55 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Interval 10.40 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.
Lunch 12.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Children should be in the school grounds by 8.50 a.m. There is NO shortened lunch hour on wet days. Children who are required to go home for lunch or for any other purpose during the day must have written permission. Parents are requested to leave classrooms by the 8.55 a.m. bell to enable a quick and settled start by children.

Attendance, Absentee, Sickness

Irregular attendance patterns have been identified as one of the major barriers to children’s learning and the Ministry of Education provides schools with a number of avenues of support to help reduce unjustified absences and truancy. Children are required by regulation to attend school unless prevented by special circumstances or illness.

It is important that children arrive each day on time. We require prior written notification to the Principal if your child is going to be absent for reasons other than illness eg family holiday.

The school day starts at 8.55am when children need to be at school ready to start the day with pencils sharpened, bags hanging up. Arriving after the bell can cause disruption to the class and make it difficult for a child to settle.

Roll call is at 8.55am and if children are not there they will be recorded as late or absent.

If your child is unavoidably late please notify the office on arrival. If your child is absent for the day you need to notify the Office. Any unexplained absence will be followed up with a phone call.

Student absence: please ring the school office ( 483 7052 ) before 9am and leave a message or text 021 635 876 to leave a message.


All new entrants and new enrolments must complete an enrolment form, available from the school office or Principal. For new entrants, enrolments may be made immediately prior to their fifth birthday, but no child may begin classes until he/she is 5 years old. A birth certificate and immunisation certificate must be sighted at the enrolment. Arrangements will be made for up to 3 pre-school visits which will allow children and parents to experience different aspects of the classroom programme before starting school. These are held on Thursday, 1.30 - 3.00 p.m., 9 - 10.55 am and 11.15 - 12.30 pm. Evening meetings are held twice a year for new entrant parents.

Vital Information

For school records it is important that certain information is provided upon enrolment e.g. address, phone numbers at work and home; relative/neighbours who may be contacted in an emergency when parents are unavailable; doctor; health related matters, allergies, special medications etc. Any alteration to this information during the year should be sent to the office.

School Donations and Activity Fees

The suggested contribution for:

1 Child - $130 per year (or 4-term payments of $32.50)
2+ Children - $230 per family (or 4-term payments of %57.50)

If you wish to discuss any of payment options please contact the Principal.

This is a voluntary contribution to your child’s education and is the minimum amount we have estimated needed to subsidise government funding.

All contributions are tax deductible and we will issue you with a receipt for tax purposes.

As a decile 6 school our funding from the Ministry of Education only meets 75% of our costs to run our basic operations. Many of the extras we provide have been subsidised through fundraising. We see parental contributions as the most feasible way (and so do most parents) to provide educational opportunities for our children. Please support our school. The contribution we suggest per child equates to just 60c per school day.