Rules around School

OUR SCHOOL RULES

Opening Time

  • As the school gates do not open until 8.30am, we ask that students and parents do not enter the school before this time.
  • Before School Care is available for children who arrive before 8.30am.

Student Cellphones

Cellphones are not to be used once students have entered the school grounds in the morning or before 3pm. They must also be turned off during this time. The school will not take responsibility for lost or damaged phones.

Cellphones are not permitted on class trips, camps or sporting events.

Years Three to Six Students:

  • Cellphones must be handed to the class teacher at the start of the day.
  • They will be kept in the school office and returned at 3pm. 

Year Seven and Eight Students

  • Cellphones may either – be left in school bags, turned off or handed to the class teacher to lock away.
  • Phones in schoolbags must not be accessed during the day. 

Bikes

  • Children must wear a bike helmet when riding their bike.
  • Bikes are to be walked up and down the school driveway.
  • Bike racks are situated at the main gates and behind the hall.
  • There is no riding of bikes in the school grounds until 3.30pm.
  • The roads are extremely busy at the end of the day so, for safety, children must walk their bikes down Longitude Place.

Scooters & Skateboards

Children are welcome to bring scooters and skateboards to school. This does not include roller-skates or shoes with built-in wheels. For safety, they are not permitted to ride them on the school driveway.

  • The wearing of helmets are compulsory. (No helmet, no scootering/ skateboarding)
  • Children must use their own gear.
  • Where: The sealed area from the top field steps and behind Rimu block.
  • When: Morning tea & lunch breaks only
  • Storage: The bike racks by the gate or beside Room 1

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted on school grounds. The only time dogs may be allowed at school is as part of a specialised, pre-arranged programme.

Toys & Personal Items

We ask that children do not bring toys and precious items to school. The school can take no responsibility for any such items if they go missing or are damaged.

Make-up & Jewellery

Please support the school by ensuring your children do not wear makeup or unnecessary jewellery to school. For safety, please only wear studs as earrings.

Food/ Drinks

We encourage healthy eating and drinking of water.

We have a 10 minute “Brain Break” at 11.50am and during this time children are able to snack on a piece of fresh vegetable or fruit.

Please support our request that children do not bring the following items to school:

Chewing gum

Sweets/ chocolate

Carbonated drinks

Birthday celebration cakes / treats 

Because we have many children with severe allergies and special dietary requirements, as well as some families not able to supply treats to the entire class, please do not send class birthday cakes or treats to school.

Sunhats

For sun safety, the wearing of regulation school bucket hats is compulsory in Term 1 and from Labour Weekend in Term 4.

Children without hats will be required to stay in the shaded areas of the playground during breaks and will not be able to take part in class/ syndicate outdoor activities.

Clothing & Footwear

We have a school uniform that our children wear with pride. Please check our Uniform page on the website for details.

It is important children wear suitable footwear for playing and physical activities. For safety please follow these guidelines –

  • no jandals, slides or “wheelie” shoes
  • Year 7 & 8 children attending Technicraft must have enclosed footwear.