HOURS OF ATTENDANCE:
First Block: 8.50 - 11.00
Supervision of the children commences from 8.30 am in the classroom. Children need to be picked up by 3.15 pm.
Teachers are on duty during Morning tea and Lunchtime breaks.
The road patrol is on duty on Coronation, Taylor and Domain Road before and after school.
Under the Education Act 1989, Part 3, Enrolment and Attendance of Students: Children are required to attend school every day
We request that parents phone or text the school when your child is going to be absent. You can also complete the online Absences form that is available on our Home page. This is important as we like to know that our children are safe. Written notification to the school office is required if your child is going to be absent for more than 2 days and the absence is for reasons other than illness.
A doctors certificate is required is you child is away sick for more than 3 days.
For families wanting to travel overseas during Term time:
While we understand that some of you have to take your holidays during school term, you need to be aware of the following:
As per the Ministry of Education the Principal can exempt the student from attending school for a period of no more than 5 school days.
Ministry of education Attendance rules regarding overseas holidays:
Holiday during Term time: When a student is on a New Zealand or Overseas holiday during the school term, the absence is Unjustified. A parent’s note does not provide justification.
The Education Act 1989:
Section 27 Principal may exempt from attendance for short period
Section 27(1) If satisfied that a student’s absence was or will be justified, the principal of the school may exempt the student from attending the school for a period of no more than 5 school days
Please be aware that any days that your child is absent beyond the 5 days will be recorded as unjustified leave.
Our school promotes healthy eating habits. Healthy snacks are encouraged and water is the recommended drink.
Parents are required to fill in a consent form if they require the school to administer medication to their child/children. The consent form is available at the school office or you could download the pdf form below
Mangere Bridge School has a uniform which can be purchased at present from The Warehouse at Royal Oak. We have moved to a new supplier. Uniforms will be sold at the school when set up. Details to follow.
Second hand uniform will be available for sale depending on the availability.
This second hand uniform sale is run by the PTA and dates will be advised either through our Newsletter or Facebook.
BIKES / SCOOTERS:
Children riding bikes/scooters to school must wear a safety helmet. Children should also have a bike/scooter license. The form to obtain a license is available at the school office. Parents please read the form to your children. Parent/s and children have to agree and sign the form.