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General Information about Southcity

 

GENERAL INFORMATION
School Year
The school year will coincide with the state school calendar, with four school terms.

School Hours
9.00am to 3.00pm for all ages. In the interests of courtesy and good school management, children are required to be punctual.
Teachers are at school from 8.15 - 3.30pm. Children are not supervised outside of these hours. Should there be any incident outside these hours, the school cannot be held responsible.

Transportation
Families will be responsible for transport to and from school, but are asked to co-operate in car pooling when feasible. Bus facilities are available on some rural routes.
Transport assistance (financial) is available from the Ministry of Education for families who fit certain criteria. See www.minedu.govt.nz or enquire at the office.

Absenteeism
If your child is absent from school, please advise the office before 9.20am, otherwise a follow up call will be made to your home. On your child’s return to school, please send a note, detailing the absence. Expected absences should be communicated (preferably in writing) to staff prior to the event.

Dental Care
Students are routinely checked by the Dental Nurse. The nurse contacts home and makes appropriate arrangements with parents, who are responsible for ensuring their child gets to their appointment.

Stationery
A list of stationery requirements will be sent home at the end of the school year for the following year or when a new pupil starts school. Parents need to purchase required items from a local retail outlet.

Lost Property
Please ensure all children’s gear is clearly named. A lost property box is kept.

Discipline Policy/Behaviour Management
Children are expected to maintain a high standard of behaviour consistent with Christian character. A copy of the Disciple Policy and Behaviour Management Plan is sent home at the beginning of each year.
Students will:


Resolution of Conflict
Should an area of concern arise, you are encouraged first of all to take this matter to the person concerned. If however this fails to bring a solution, you may bring the matter to the Principal, or if appropriate, to the Board of Trustees.
Matters of a more serious nature may be brought immediately to the Principal.