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Communication

Absences

Please contact the office promptly to advise if your child will not be attending school for the day. ph 3287 877 or office@colyton.school.nz

Parent Help

A large group of parents is involved in a variety of ways in helping our school. We welcome assistance from parents / caregivers and other community members in such activities as:

  • In-class assistance (e.g. reading)
  • Outdoor education
  • School trips
  • Managing or coaching sports teams
  • Library
  • Making classroom equipment
  • Music teaching – or any other area of expertise you may have

If you have time to spare and would like to be involved please contact a team leader. From time to time other people work in the school for a variety of reasons i.e. Massey University College of Education students, Public Health Nurse, Police, Secondary School students etc. n.b. We require visitors to our school to sign the visitors’ book at the office upon arrival.

Portfolios / ePortfolios

Parent Interviews

Parent interviews will take place in Term 1, and in Term 3. Before and after school commitments often make teachers unavailable, but if you have any concerns or would like to meet with your child’s teacher, we encourage you to make an appointment.

Written Reports

There will be two written reports per year. One at mid year (or after six weeks at school for new entrants), and one at end of year.

Phone Calls

Although we appreciate that sometimes there are urgent phone messages for children, we ask that these be kept to a minimum. We cannot allow personal calls for children, but will try to pass on important messages. Pupils are only allowed to use the phone with staff permission.

Newsletters and Notices

Newsletters are sent home with your oldest child every second Wednesday. Please fill out this form if you would like these emailed to you. In the event of extra activities you will be notified in advance. If possible these should be kept for reference.

Concerns

We encourage parents to raise any concerns in regards to your child’s progress or welfare. In the first instance please see your child’s teacher. If you feel that you require some time to discuss your concern, ring the office to arrange a suitable time. The Principal may also be approached to discuss more complex issues.

Contacting Staff

All members of the staff are able to be contacted by email or you can ring the school between 8.30 and 8.50 am or after 3 pm.