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This section of our website is the A-Z guide to all the important things about how our school operates!
Minor bumps or scratches receive first aid treatment in the school's medical room. In more serious cases, we will contact you immediately. Please keep the school informed of any changes of work, mobile or home phone numbers as well as other contacts in case we are unable get hold of you. If your child requires specific medication during school hours, we prefer that they receive this type of medication from a parent, or at home.
Our children are collected by shuttle van at 2.55 pm for after school care, held at Miramar Community Centre from 3pm. For more information, contact Lio Afamiliona, East Care After 3 Inc, on 380 7101 (after school), or 021 041 6561.
We come together as a school every Monday and Friday mornings to discuss and celebrate the weekly focus and have a bit of a sing song! Student-led assemblies are usually held at 9.10 am every second Friday. Check the newsletter to ensure assembly is on. Parents are welcome every Monday and Friday'.
Worser Bay School does not have a uniform.
The school has a clearly defined Emergency Management Plan. We also encourage parents to ensure their emergency contacts are regularly updated and someone who lives locally is also nominated. In the event that there is an emergency the school will keep the children here for a period of 24 hours. In this time we would anticipate that either parents/caregivers or nominated contact people will be able to collect the children. After a period of 24 hours the school will send child/ren home with a school community member. All children will be carefully recorded by the teacher/ person supervising on pick up.
Worser Bay School has an enrolment scheme (zone) in place. Click here for information about enrolment schemes and ballots from the Ministry of Education. Click here and enter 'Worser Bay School' to see the school enrolment zone.
We have access to the regular services of the Public Health Nurse, Speech Therapist, School Psychologist and Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour. Children's vision and hearing are professionally checked at intervals throughout their time at Worser Bay School.
The school promotes healthy eating habits. We discourage food and drink with high sugar content. Children are encouraged to have named water bottles handy in the classroom. In Years 0-3 an 'easy to grab out of tote tray' snack is encouraged. Lollies and soft drinks are not permitted. Sushi lunches from Wrap it Up Sushi can be ordered by Thursday for delivery every Friday - click here for further information.
School starts at 8.55 am and finishes at 3.00 pm, with interval at 11.00 - 11.40 am and lunch from 1.00 to 1.40 pm. Staff are in their classrooms from 8.30 am. The school cannot take any responsibility for students in the school facilities before 8.30 am or after 3.00 pm. A phone call or note is required when children are absent from school. We will ring and check shortly after 9.00 am if we have not been notified. If children arrive after 8.55 am they must come to the office and get a late pass to give to their teacher.
No child is permitted to leave the school grounds during the school day unless this has been arranged between the school and a parent, caregiver or teacher. If a child does decide to leave the school for any other reason the school will contact the parent/caregiver immediately and then the police will be informed.
A notebook is kept in the school office should you notice anything that needs attention around the school buildings and grounds.
Physical Activity Leaders organise lunchtime games a couple of times a week. They advertise their games on the day and collect the younger children from the courtyard.
We welcome parental involvement in all areas – both in the classroom and behind the scenes. Please feel free to arrange a regular time to assist in the classroom or perhaps to take part in school activities.
If you wish to observe your child in the classroom, please arrange this with the teacher concerned. We welcome suggestions from parents about ways in which you feel you can assist in the children's learning, and in school life in general.
Payments can be made by cheque, cash or Internet banking. All cheques should be made out to Worser Bay School, unless otherwise advised.
Alternatively, you can pay by Internet banking. Our account is held at:
Please ensure the following details are entered in payee reference field:
Please help us efficiently organise these valuable outside-school events by providing permission and payments promptly. Boxes are on the school office counter for your payments for each event. We encourage internet banking. Please see school newsletters for email references for each event
We request that the children do not bring money, valuable or ’attractive‘ items to school. In cases where the child has a particular reason for wishing to bring a valued item to school, parents are asked to contact the teacher in advance. The school does not accept responsibility for loss of, or damage to, items brought to school by children. Please name your child's clothing. Please note that unclaimed items are given to charity each term.
Mahutonga and Matariki children and a teacher or parent supervise the crossing of roads both in the morning and the afternoon. Both crossings by the school have poor visibility, so it is important that no vehicles stop or park on the yellow lines or the driveway. Better still, why not walk to school or park further away from the school entrance and walk. The fewer cars around the school the safer it is for all of us. We encourage children to walk, bike or scooter to school.
We have teamed up with OfficeMax MySchool for 2013!
So, for 2013, it will be online at: www.myschool.co.nz using your credit card.
This elected group of students is currently leading the charge on environmental issues surrounding the school, the beach and further afield.
In Terms 1 and 4 children must wear a hat that shades the face, ears and neck. Please ensure that your child's hat is wide brimmed and that it is clearly labelled. We also have sunblock in every classroom.
2013 Term Dates
When your child starts school, we ask you to sign a consent form to enable us to walk down to the beach. Other trips connected to contexts we are studying will occur throughout the year and you will receive notices about these. Your permission will be required for these trips. Permission slips are usually included in the weekly newsletters and can be responded to by email.
At Worser Bay School, we enjoy an active school community and depend heavily on the families and whanau who contribute to the school in many different ways. We particularly rely on the voluntary contributions made by our families and whanau. These payments are a vital supplement to the government grant we receive annually towards the capital and operational funding of the school. Your voluntary contribution towards your child’s education is extremely valuable in helping provide the atmosphere and educational opportunities we strive for at Worser Bay School.
Wheels Day is every Wednesday. Students are invited to bring scooters and helmets. No helmet, no scoot! Unfortunately we don't have the space for bikes.