INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

SCHOOL TIMETABLE

Morning 8.50 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

11.20 a.m. - 12.30 a.m.

Lunch 12.30 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Afternoon 1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.

ATTENDANCE

If your child is absent, please contact the school by 9.30 a.m. (phone 389-3705 or send a note)

ENROLMENT

Please make an appointment with the Principal to enrol your child. The sooner the child is enrolled the better it is for the school’s planning

For Non Preference children (non-Catholic) it is important that they are enrolled at an early age as, by law, we are only allowed to have 15 non preference pupils and there is always a long waiting list.


PRE SCHOOL VISITS

We strongly recommend that you contact Ms Anneke Voerman (anneke@st-annes.school.nz) to arrange these visits in the term prior to your child turning 5.

CLASS TRIPS

Parents will be informed of all events and visits.

OPEROO (previously CareMonkey)

This is a parent controlled electronic form for schools, clubs and other groups with a duty of care. It’s an electronic version of the paper based contact information and consent forms.

You can visit the Operoo website for more information: www.operoo.com


ATTENDANCE FEES

Attendance Fees at Catholic Primary Schools in the Wellington Archdiocese are $136.25 per term or $545.00 per year.

These can be paid by:

· Automatic payment

· Cheque to the Catholic Schools Board Ltd

· Online using credit or debit card www.wn.catholic.org.nz/attendance-dues

Attendance Dues can be paid in instalments on a weekly, fortnightly or term basis.

REBATES:

There are rebates for families who, because of economic hardship, find it difficult to pay the fees. To claim a rebate the family must see the

Principal.

HOMEWORK

We cannot stress enough that anything that puts extra pressure on busy families and tired children can have a negative effect on your child’s learning.

If your child is happy to share their book with you, please respond positively. If they do not wish to read then please read to them.

This will be of more benefit than you forcing them to read. Tables, basic facts, spelling and research work for older students may need some home support from time to time. We also have digital support programmes to work on at home.

Please remember to keep this positive and affirming for your child. Your child’s teacher will be able to offer further suggestions.

REPORTING TO PARENTS

Teachers report on how well your child is doing through P.T.C’s (Parent/Teacher/Child) interviews and written reports.

We report twice a year. In the middle and at the end of the year. Parents are welcome to make an appointment to discuss their child’s progress at anytime.

The Public Health Nurse visits frequently and is happy to support with any health needs. The Public Health Nurse will also carry out a health check on all New Entrant children.

“Seesaw”, is our new communication tool. ‘Seesaw’ enables teachers and students to share their learning with whanau.

UNIFORM

This is supplied by New Zealand Uniforms, Wellington. They have a shop at NZ Uniforms 168 Thorndon Quay,

or you can shop online through their website. https://www.nzuniforms.com

LOST PROPERTY

Please notify your child’s teacher as soon as an item is lost. All clothing and belongings MUST be labelled.

PARKING

Parents collecting or dropping off children are asked to park by the hall, away from where the children walk.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE CARPARK PAST THE HALL. THESE PARKS ARE PRIVATELY RENTED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RENT ONE OF THESE CARPARKS PLEASE ENQUIRE AT THE OFFICE.

CARS PARKED WITHOUT PERMITS WILL BE TOWED

NEWSLETTER

A Newsletter is sent home with every child on Wednesday’s. It is also sent electronically to your email and can also be viewed on our website.

OFFICE HOURS:

The office is open from 8:30a.m. to 3p.m. Monday to Friday. If there is no one in the office, please leave a message on the ANSWER PHONE and we will get back to you.

FOOD

St. Anne’s has a Healthy Lunches Policy. We are a water only school and water coolers are available in each classroom

Children must not bring lollies or cans/bottles of fizzy drink, energy drinks or fruit juices to school.

NUT FREE - With consideration to children who may have nut allergies, St. Anne’s is a totally nut free school. This includes peanut butter and other nut based spreads, muesli bars and any other snack which might contain nuts.

EDUCATION IN FAITH

The National Catholic Education Programme is taught in all the classes. Children regularly take part in Liturgies and prayers, either in the church or in the school. A Parent Book outlining the Religious Education Programme, can be borrowed and is available from the school.

TECHNOLOGY

Years 7 & 8 take Technology subjects at St. Catherine’s College in Upper Bourke St, Kilbirnie.

These include: Textile Technology

Computer Technology

Food Technology

Music Technology

Science

There is a cost of $2.00 per week to pay for materials. This is collected at the beginning of each term.

SWIMMING

Our junior and middle school students partake in the “ Learn to Swim” programme in Newtown School Pool with Aquazone Swimming Instructors.

TRIPS AND OUTINGS

All costs will be advised and must be paid for prior to the event

SPORTS

Children participate in the Wellington and Southern Zone sporting activities.

LIBRARY

Classes visit Newtown Library and St. Anne’s School Library as part of their Reading Programme.