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Children may be enrolled before their fifth birthday, however may not start attending school until they are actually five.
A birth certificate and record of immunisation is required for verification and must be produced to complete enrolment.
Transition Orientation visits are encouraged to help the settling-in process, this can be arranged through the school office or through the pre-school which your child attends. We value the importance of transition to school from ECE centres and work alongside our local centres to develop close relationships that are positive for your child starting school.
Other forms are included to further inform the school about your child.
You will meet with Mr Regan Williams (Principal) or Ms Lauren Mcrae (Deputy Principal), for a friendly chat about your child, their interests and
9.00 am – Block 1, learning starts
10.30 am – Morning Kai
10.40 am – Morning Play
11.00 am – Block 2 learning starts
12.30 pm – Lunch time
12.45 pm – Lunch play
1.30 pm – Block 3 learning starts
3.00 pm – Home time
While we do not have a formal uniform, students are expected to be clean and tidy and wearing suitable clothing for learning at school.
A blue bucket hat will be provided to each child in the school at the start of the school year. This hat is to remain at school and will need to be worn during outside activities/interval and lunchtimes. There is no cost to the whanau for this unless their child loses their hat. A $30 replacement fee may be requested.
We ask you to dress children in appropriate clothes for school covering their shoulders to be sun safe.
Students should be able to play safely at interval, lunchtime and during PE sessions in the clothing that they wear to school.
Necklaces, bracelets and rings are not encouraged. Injuries may result during everyday play.
Pierced ears: Studs only please, no pendant styles or hoops which could catch and tear your child’s ear lobe.
Students selected for sports teams may be given a uniform to wear for the day (or the season). It is expected that these uniforms are worn with pride, treated with respect and returned freshly washed to the office.
It is recommended that all items of clothing and property be named. A considerable number of clothes are left unclaimed each term. Lost property can be inspected at any time. Periodically unclaimed property is donated to a clothing bank.
In 2020 Rotokawa opted into the government donation scheme and no longer requires whanau to purchase stationary books for their children. The school now provides these.
We do require a stationary pack of pens, pencils etc to be purchased, and both the pack and a list of what is required can be purchased from the school or from Office Products Depot on Old Taupo Road Rotorua (Next to Resene Colour)
30th January – 9th April
15th April – 3rd July
20th July – 25th September
12th October – 9th December
We have Pita Pit lunches delivered to our school on Tuesdays and Fridays.
These are to be ordered online by the parents before 9am on Tuesdays or Fridays from www.lunchonline.co.nz.