SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS
Our school office is open from 8.30am to 3.20pm Monday to Friday. Our main phone number is 03 525 9914. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes and reminders from the office team 2022:
A few reminders :
Cath, Raewyn, and Steph
WHAT TO DO...
If you lose something (or find something):
Lost property is quickly returned if it is named! Unnamed articles will go into the Lost Property Store and if not claimed will be given away to charity at the end of each term. If you have lost an article of clothing you may ask for a key at the office and go and have a look for it. Valuables (watches, jewellery etc.) may be kept at the office, and there is often lost property in the gym, so try there too.
If you find something that has obviously been lost or left behind please take it to the office and they will try to find the owner.
If you can't wear the correct uniform:
See your Form Teacher before Period 1. You must have a note from home explaining the circumstances.
If you are sick or absent:
Parents should ring the school office to let us know if you are away (or submit the Absence Form); or write a note to show your Form Teacher when you return to school.
If you need to leave the school grounds during the day (for any reason):
Bring a note from home explaining the reason, and get your Form Teacher to sign it in the morning. When you leave, put your note on the spike at the office and sign the ‘Exit' book, with the time that you left. Remember to fill in your return time, when you return to school. Those who go home for lunch regularly may bring a note at the beginning of the year which will be kept in the notebook, but you must still sign out, and in, every time.
If you are ill or hurt during the day:
Go to the office. The office staff will make the best arrangements for you.
If you have problems:
See the Dean of your year level or see Abbey Gilligan (Guidance Counsellor) or for employment advice see Mr Batten (Careers).
Year 7............. Mrs Mitchison
Year 8............. Mrs Mitchison
Year 9............. Mr McKenzie
Year 10S......... Ms Stark
Year 10B..........Mr Jonathan Burt
Year 11............ Ms Robbie
Year 12............ Ms Robbie
Year 13............ Mr Batten
Māori Dean.......Mrs Little
Abbey Gilligan can help with:
If you want to change your course:
You must get the permission of the Dean of your year level, and after consultation with your parents, you must inform the Office in writing.
If you are going to leave school:
Collect a leaving form from the Office and follow the instructions. If you want a school testimonial you must apply early. Get these forms from your Dean.
Student Support Fund
Financial hardship should not stop a student from taking part in any school activity, such as field, sport or cultural trips. There is a Student Support Fund available to assist. Please contact the Guidance Counsellor or teacher in charge of the activity if finance is a problem.
2022 TERM DATES
Term 4 - Monday 17th October to Tuesday 13th December
2023 TERM DATES
Term 1 - Tuesday 7th February To Thursday 6th April
Start to 2023
All current Years 11, 12 and 13 will begin on Tuesday 7th February.
All Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and other new students will begin on Wednesday 8th February.
The whole school powhiri for our new students and staff will be held in the gym on Wednesday 8th February at approx.10am (time tbc). All whānau are very welcome to attend.
Term 2 - Wednesday 26th April To Friday 30th June
Term 3 - Monday 17th July To Friday 22nd September
Term 4 - Monday 9th October To Thursday 14th December (TBC)
2023 Public Holidays
Nelson Anniversary Day: Monday 30th January
Waitangi Day Public holiday: Monday 6th February
Good Friday: 7th April (during Term break), Monday 10th April
Anzac Day: Tuesday 25th April
Queen's Birthday: Monday 5th June
Matariki: Friday 14th July (during term break)
Labour Day: Monday 23rd October
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STUDENTS AND CARS
No student in Years 7-12 is permitted to be driven by any other student during the school day i.e. between 8.45 am and 3.10 pm for any reason. Exemption to this will be given to Year 13 but only when permission has been granted by parents or caregivers.
LEAVING THE SCHOOL GROUNDS
Students in Years 7 - 12 may leave the school grounds only if:
ALL students leaving the school grounds for any reason must always sign the EXIT BOOK, and sign in when they return to school. (This is for safety reasons).