Essential Information2020-03-12T09:41:12+00:00

Essential Information

After School Arrangements

A note of explanation regarding any change to your child’s after school routine is essential to safeguard the children.  These can be sent to the Office.

Head Lice

Are a continual problem.  Please check your child’s hair regularly.  Please advise children not to play with each others hair.  Please note head lice is not a justified reason for absence from school.

Homework

All children, regardless of what they say, will have homework from Monday to Thursday. Parents are asked to encourage and monitor the Homework Programme. Any concerns need to be addressed to the classroom teacher.

Homework Centre

Is available after school from 2.45pm to 4.00pm – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.

Homework is set each week and students are required to complete it to the best of their ability.  The routine and structure of homework is an important discipline, and one the staff encourage.

Leaving the School Grounds

Students leaving the school grounds during the school day must be accompanied by an adult.  This includes students attending the Medical Centre at the Coronation Hall.  This procedure has been introduced to ensure our students are kept safe.

Lunch Passes

Students going home for lunch will require a lunch pass.

Please send a note to school if you wish your child to go home for lunch.

Open Door Policy

Parents are welcome into the school at any time.  We encourage parents to be part of your child’s education.  However, please call into the Office first, to notify your presence in the school.

Road Crossing

Is patrolled by parents and senior students before school and directly after school. The road can be very busy and dangerous at these times, so we would appreciate parents being positive role models by using the crossing also.

Stationery

The stationery can be purchased at school.  Students will need to purchase stationery as soon as possible, so that the classroom learning programmes can begin.

Sunhats

Students are required to wear a sunhat Term 1 and term 2.  We operate a policy that if a child is not wearing a sun hat then they will play in the shade.  Suntan lotion is recommended.

Technology

Technology lessons for Year 7 and 8 students are held during term 1 & 2 at the Dargaville Intermediate School.