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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 available at school from 8.30am - 3.30pm. Children are not supervised outside of these hours. Should there be any incident outside these hours, the school cannot be held responsible.

Transport assistance (financial) is available from the Ministry of Education for families who fit certain criteria. See or enquire at the office.

If your child is absent from school, please advise the office before 9.20am every day that your child is away.  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.

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.

Behaviour Management

Children are expected to maintain a high standard of behaviour consistent with Christian character. 

Students will display respect for; God, self, others, and property. 

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 School Board.
Matters of a more serious nature may be brought immediately to the Principal.

Dental Care

The Frankton Community Dental Clinic will contact you when your child is due for a regular dental check-up. Otherwise, you may phone 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 538) for an appointment. The clinic is located at 200 Massey Street, on the Frankton School grounds.