A reminder from the school office to all of our whānau members...
All children are required to be at school by the school bell at 8.55 a.m. The teachers first task of the day is to take the school roll and account for all students attending. This is an important safety issue and is their first priority. If your children are late for any reason please send them to the school office where a late slip is noted and the school roll is then amended.
If your child is absent for any reason the school office must be notified by either.....
contacting the school office on 838 9664 and talking to Juliette/Sharon/Rachael who are always happy to hear from you!
...or leaving a message on the school phone (messages can be left 24/7)
...or by texting 027 364 7271
...or using the absence button on the school app on your mobile.
It has been brought to our attention that explanations for absence are being sent direct to the class teacher via seesaw/google classroom/email. If the teacher is absent due to sickness, attending an offsite course, assisting on a trip, out of their class on classroom release etc, these messages are not being passed on. Please contact the office directly to report any absences.
If you are collecting your child from the class during the school day for an appointment etc please do not go directly to your child's classroom. All students are required to have a "permission to leave slip" which will be approved through the school office. No child will be released from any staff member without this.
If you are delivering lunch, wishing to administer medicine or wish to give your child a message please do not go directly to the classroom. Please see the office and your child will be located and brought to the office to met you. Alternatively the lunch/message will be passed onto your child on your behalf.
We ask that no parents/caregivers be onsite unless removing their child/children with an approved "permission to leave slip" during the morning tea and lunchtime breaks. Parent helpers who are staying for a period of time during the school day are required to sign in at the office and receive a visitors badge.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.