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Frequently Asked Questions

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The school reports to parents on student progress twice per year. The mid year report consists of a written report which is used as a guide for an interview between parent/student/teacher. These are held mid year and parents are invited to make an appointment for these interviews online. Information about how to go about this is issued prior to the interviews taking place.

At the end of the year the students are issued with a final written report for the year.

At any time during the year parents are welcome to make an appointment with their child's teacher to discuss their child's learning.

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The school newsletter is our premier source of communication with parents and the wider community. The newsletter is published every second Monday of the term starting from week 2 and emailed to all caregivers. If you are not receiving these please check your "Junk" folder on your email client and/or check with the school office to see whether we have your correct email address. There are a few hard copies printed if you prefer, these can be collected from the school office.

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School hours are between 8.55am - 3.00pm Monday to Friday.

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Classrooms are open for children from 8.30am.

We do not encourage children prior to this time due to safety reasons. Teachers are busy in their classrooms preparing for their day and children are not supervised in the playground.

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8.30am - 3.15pm  Monday to Friday

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From 1st January 2013 Fitzroy School will have an Enrolment Scheme in place.  This will affect all new enrolments.  An Enrolment Scheme is designed to manage the roll growth of our school.

Please check with the school if you are unsure whether you are within the school's zone or catchment area. In most circumstances, children who live outside the zone are not eligible for enrolment.

 

Further information for parents about an enrolment scheme can be found on the Ministry of Education website.

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Make an appointment to see the Principal, John.

Refer to Front Office | Enrolments for further details.

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Our Resource Room. All stationery for all classes is available from the Resource Room before school each day 8.30am - 9.30am.

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Term 1  Tuesdy 31st January to Thursday 13th April

Term 2  Monday 1stay to Friday 7th July

Term 3  Monday 24th July to Friday 29th September

Term 4  Monday 16th October to Thursday 14th December (TBC)

 

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Our Activity Fee covers the cost of our students going on visits, viewing visiting performances and the like.  Instead of requesting small sums of money to cover these costs as they are incurred, we charge each student a one off fee at the beginning of the year.

School Donations are tax deductible and the funds are applied to providing quality education for your child.

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Te Henui Dental Clinic
74 Mangorei Rd, Strandon 4312
Located next to Scotland’s Boarding Hostel, New Plymouth Girls High School
 

Hours:  Monday - Friday   8.00am - 4.30pm

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We encourage all clothing to be labelled with your child's name.  Lost items of clothing are placed on the "Lost Clothing" trolley which is located outside the office.

At the end of each term unclaimed items will be sent to charity.

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Our children will be swimming everyday (weather permitting) during Term 1.  Please ensure that your child brings appropriate swimwear and a towel in a bag.

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Each swimming season, keys can be purchased from our Resource Room to allow your family access to the school pool outside of school hours.

Please contact our Resource Room personnel for further information.

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It is important for you to contact the school as soon as possible (by 8.45am is appreciated). 

A message can be left on the school answerphone (just follow the instructions) Ph 06 758 3084, or text 027 758 7273.  Please note you will not receive a return text from this cellphone.

 

Where possible, we contact families where children are absent without explanation, to ensure their safety.

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If your child arrives after 8.55am, they must report to the school office to sign in the "late arrivals" book, before going to their room.

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The person collecting your child needs to report to the school office to sign the child out.  They will be given a coloured card to give to the child's classroom teacher.

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Option 1

Order and pay for a bought lunch directly from the Euro Deli in the village. The Deli provides healthy options and they deliver the lunches to school each day. Please note: Hot chips can only be ordered on Thursdays.

Option 2 - Fridays

Pita Pit provides a healthy alternative to 'bought lunches'. Children are asked to write their order on an order slip (available at the office), enclose the money and place the order in the box in the office before 9.00am Friday mornings for Pita Pit staff to pick up. A menu is available on the school foyer.

Option 3 - PTA Fundraising

From time to time the PTA hold fundraiser lunches eg Pizza's, Sausage Sizzle.  Order forms are sent home a few days before with details of items / pricing etc.

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Cellphones are only permitted for safety and parental contact reasons. Cellphones must be handed into the office upon arrival at school, where they are stored securely. These can be collected again at the end of the school day. The school takes no responsibilty for lost or stolen cellphones if this protocol is not followed.

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If it's classroom related

If at all possible, please raise your concern with the teacher concerned.  If this is not possible (or you are uncomfortable doing this) please contact John, the Principal or Mike the Deputy Principal.

Board of Trustees Policies

The Board of Trustees have a number of policies to help govern the school.  The folder containing these is available for you to look through during school office hours.

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Our Resource Room sells these for $10 each.

School hats are compulsory for Terms 1 and 4.

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