Parent Information

 School Rules

Follow directions

Be considerate - no teasing, put downs or swearing

Keep your hands and feet to yourself

Respect others, property and our environment

Be in the correct place at the correct time with the correct equipment

Term Dates for 2017

Term 1

7 Feb - 13 April

Term 2

1 May - 7 July

Term 3

24 July - 29 Sept

Term 4

16 Oct - 19 Dec

New Entrant Enrolments
Parents enrolling a five-year-old are required to present a birth certificate or passport and an immunization certificate as well as to complete a health card. This will be explained to you when you enrol your child. The school welcomes pre-enrolment visits to help settle 5 year olds into school. Please contact the office.

Newsletters
We send regular newsletters home to keep you up to date with what is happening in school as well as coming events. You may occasionally need to ask your children if they have been given one lately. They often lurk at the bottoms of bags until they are unreadable. Newsletters generally go home every second Thursday with the eldest child, they are also emailed out to those on our email list and posted on this website and a link notified via Facebook.

School Hours
8.50am School opens
10.25am - 10.50am Morning Tea
12:25pm - 1.15pm Lunch Break
2.50pm School closes

After School Care Programme
A programme supervising children from 3pm - 6pm daily is available at $3.75 per hour plus $1.00 for afternoon tea.  Children must be enrolled to attend and attendance is both casual or regular. If children are enrolled you can notify the school at any time before 1.00pm for children to attend. This is an OSCAR approved programme so eligible families can access Government Subsidies.

Absences
Parents are required to phone the school or notify the office or teacher by 8.45am if children are not attending. This is for safety reasons.

Rubbish Policy
To assist our local community neighbours the school has a policy of children taking any rubbish brought to school, home with them at the end of the day. Please ensure children have an appropriate plastic bag or lunch box compartment where they can put their rubbish. We appreciate your support in this matter.

Buses and Road Safety
A comprehensive monitoring system ensures children are travelling on the correct bus or in a car and walking lines at the end of each day. If the children have changed travel arrangements it is essential to send a note or notify the school by 2.30pm to ensure they don't end up in the wrong place. This includes children going home with others. Children are assisted across Mangakahia Road after school by the duty Teacher. Parents dropping off or collecting children by car need to use the carpark beside the Playcentre to keep the bus bay free for safe bus access. Information about buses and bus routes are available from the office.

Music Tuition
Tuition is available in piano, keyboard, guitar and drums during the school day.

Parent Library Books 
We have a number of books available for parents to borrow from the school library, these can be withdrawn under your child's name. There are a variety of books on raising children, developmental issues, autism, gluten free diets/recipes and kids activities.  A list of available books is available here parent library books. 

Contact Details
Our school has an open door policy. Please phone us on 09 434 6743 or visit if you have any questions or concerns. We welcome your feedback.

Our email address is office@maungatapere.school.nz.
Please see the 
Information page for new entrant information and Y7/8 Programme

 
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