General Information

Absences
If your child is going to be absent for any reason please ring and notify the office before 9am using the Message Service.  It is the school’s policy to account for each pupil each day.  Absences can be texted to 027 492 1794, information to include - child name, room, reason e.g. Sick.

Accidents and sickness at school
If a pupil has an accident or is sick at school we will try to contact the parents caregivers as soon as possible. We ask that you keep contact information up to date at the school office. If your child requires special attention e.g. suffers from asthma,  diabetes, allergies etc please make sure that the school office and the class teacher is aware of this.

Activities Fee
Each term there will be an activity fee to cover the cost of planned activities.  Parents will be invoiced at the start of each term.  The amount will vary depending on the range of activities. Payment of the fee and/or donation can be arranged to suit individual circumstances.

Dental Clinic
Children are seen on a regular basis.  You can contact the clinic Ph 352 9186.  

Behaviour 
Children need to be safe and happy before they can learn.  At Papanui Primary School we have high expectations for children's behaviour but we also acknowledge that children are learning and developing so need support and guidance alongside consequences. 

The staff manage and influence what happens at school by creating a positive school environment with:
* social skills teaching * professional development for teachers * buddies in Whanau time * lunchtime activities and sport

Everyone – children, families and staff - has a role in maintaining the school tone.

Our Papanui Promise, which is as follows:

At Papanui Primary School we will all 
∗     Respect others
∗     Use Stop, Think, Do strategies
∗     Discuss our problems using Restorative Practise
∗     Try my best

If you have any concerns or questions contact your child's teacher immediately.

Donations to the School
Each year the Board of Trustees request a donated fee of $60.00 for one pupil and $80.00 for more than one child at school.  Donations are used to supplement resources and activities for the children.  For example paying for the lease on ipads, chromebooks and laptops instead of Bring Your Own Device.

Health Nurse
The school receives visits by the Public Health Nurse regularly. 

Information Technology
The school has a comprehensive information technology development plan. We have a range of devices in every classroom and these are networked throughout the school. There is also access to digital cameras, video camera, and data projectors. Each year children and parents / caregivers are required to sign an Internet Use Agreement. 

Library 
Our library is temporarily closed due to the refurbishment and will eventually be relocated to what is currently called Room 5.

Lunches
We encourage children to bring healthy lunches. No lollies or sweets or fizzy drinks - water is best. Children are given 15 minutes to eat their lunch. All children remain seated for this time. Junior children have their lunch boxes checked by the duty teachers to ensure they have eaten enough.
The PTA provides school lunches every Friday through the Lunch On Line service.
Click here for information on ordering lunches through the school.

Newsletters
These are sent home every Thursday with the eldest child in a family. Click here to visit the Newsletters page.

Road Safety
We ask that all pupils and parents / caregivers cross the road only at the supervised crossing on Winters Rd.  This area is patrolled from 8.30 am to 8.55 am and 3 pm to 3.15 pm.  We would like all adults to help reinforce safe road safety skills with children by setting the example.
When collecting or dropping off children we ask that you do not double park as this makes the warden's job harder to see oncoming cars.  
If children are still waiting for parents and caregivers when the road patrol finishes at 3:15pm, they should return inside the school grounds and wait outside the office.

School Hours
Morning School    8.55 am - 1.00 pm
Morning Interval    10.25 am - 10.45 am
Lunch    1.00 pm - 1.45 pm
Afternoon School    1.45 pm - 3.00 pm
Children should not arrive at school before 8.30 am and should vacate the grounds by 3:15 pm.

Supervision in the Playground
Supervision is provided during morning interval and lunch time by three staff members.  A signed note is required for any child leaving the school grounds or telephone contact with the office.

Teaching Timetable

Term Dates 2017                      
Term 1    Tuesday 31 January - Thursday 13  April            
Term 2    Monday 1 May - Friday 7 July            
Term 3    Monday 24 July - Friday 29 September            
Term 4    Monday 16 October - Friday 15 December