School Info

BELL TIMES

School Starts: 9.00am
Morning Session: 9.00am – 11.00am
Morning Tea: 11.00am - 11.20am
Morning Session: 11.20am – 1.00pm
Lunch:         1.00pm - 1.50pm (Warning bell)
Afternoon Session: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
School Finishes: 3.00pm


OFFICE HOURS

The Office is staffed from 8.00am-4pm daily. The school office takes all money payments for the school including lunches (Eftpos is available). The office can also assist you in establishing payment plans to prepay school expenses such as uniform and class trips and camps. Unfortunately we cannot give credit.


ABSENCES

Regular attendance is an important factor in student achievement. We ask that the school be notified of all absences either by letter, phone            09 4040424, email officepa@kawakawaprimary.co.nz. 
In 2016 Kawakawa Primary School is part of the Rock On program in which unexplained or unjustified absences will be monitored and followed up in association with Neil Vartan the police Youth Aid Officer.  


NEWSLETTERS

Newsletters are published every Thursday and are sent home with the eldest child in the family. You can also find the newsletters on our facebook page or the Newsletter tab under school information.
There is limited space available for community notices if you would like to place a community notice please contact the office by the previous Thursday.
Notices to parents are also sent out as required.


BEHAVIOUR AND DISCIPLINE

We are a PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) school. We work on strengthening relationships and creating a more positive school environment which removes barriers to engagement and improves students’ chances to achieve at school and beyond.

We work towards this by the teaching and reinforcing our school values, the3R’s
1. Respect: Listen, Follow instructions/expectations, Use manners
2. Responsibility: Look after property, Be prepared, Show pride
3. Resilience: Stay positive

In essence our discipline is based on a positive view of school whereby the child is the focus of our organisation, methods and programmes, and the school is a stimulating, enjoyable experience for the child.  We seek to promote positive interaction, self discipline and to teach strategies for establishing good relationships and dealing with problems that do arise.  
In extremes of behaviour we will contact parents and caregivers where support strategies and any necessary consequences can be discussed. 


EVENTS

There is a regular and varied programme of school events to add to the quality of your child's school experience.  These include performers in schools, class or school visits to sites of educational and/or recreational value, outdoor education camps for all children, sports days, powhiri (welcomes) and lunchtime programs of sports and cultural activities that parents can lead or take part in. Check out the weekly newsletter for Upcoming Events.


SPECIAL PROGRAMMES

Our school offers a number of programs catering to all students including those with special needs and abilities. These include:
  • Duffy Book in Homes
  • Milk in Schools
  • Fruit in Schools
  • Breakfast Club
  • Special Education Services
  • Computer programs
  • Reading and math programs
  • Bilingual classes
More information is available on any of the above on request.


ASSEMBLIES

Assemblies are held on Friday afternoons between 2.00pm and 3.00pm. 
Classes take turns at hosting assemblies which are an opportunity for them to showcase what they have been working on over the term. 
Parents and whanau are welcome to attend. Check the weekly newsletter to see which classes are hosting this week’s assembly.