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A Public Health nurse is employed by Choice Health and visits us on Wednesday mornings. If you wish to make use of her please do so through our office.
Head lice have been around as long as mankind and may outlast us. It happens. Ask for an information sheet from the school office. To prevent cross infection it is vital for treatment to be administered at the same time, we recommend over the weekend.
After a hard day’s work at school we believe that kiwi kids need the opportunity to relax, refresh and take a deep breath. After that they then need to engage in other activities such as hobbies and other interests. These activities allow them to think and move in different ways where they use other intelligences, learn different skills and work with other people. These are all important in developing a range of alternatives for later life. Equally important is time for family activities and conversation.
For homework we expect children to read for (depending on age) at least 20 minutes every night. There will be a need to learn spelling words and basic mathematical facts (tables). Also, there will be work completion tasks from time to time. In the Junior classes work comes home in the reading bag. In some cases there may be research, special tasks and/or worksheet activities.
Activities you can work together on include telling the time, using measurement, shopping and money activities, letter and diary writing, drawing, photography and newspaper and TV events. Encourage cooperative reading activities and continue reading to them right up to Year Six. Learning must be fun. If there are any difficulties at all, do contact the class teacher concerned.
The school is open to children at 8:00 am. Children need to be self contained as all staff are preparing for the day and the duty teacher is available from 8:30 a.m.
Please ensure that the children are at school by 8:40 a.m. This allows them to settle in, socialise and get set up for their day.
8.45 First Bell (Jump Jam for all classes)
9:00 – 10:00 Teaching session 1
10:00 – 10:20 Interval
10:20 – 10:30 Buddy reading time
10:30 – 12:30 Teaching session 2
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:00 Teaching session 3
Learning Conferences are the new Parent Teacher Interviews. The best person to share their learning is the learner themselves. Three times a year your child will be taking the opportunity to sit down with you in their learning environment to share what they have been learning about in class and set some goals with your support. Learning Conference times will be advertised in the school newsletter nearer the time. Keep an eye out!
LEAVING THE SCHOOL GROUNDS
Once at school children are to stay at school unless parents request otherwise in writing or in person, this includes before school time. If collecting children during the school day, inform the class teacher and sign your child out at the office.
Children borrow books on a regular basis and are expected to have books out at all times.
Pre-school children enrolled at Douglas Park School are permitted to borrow books from the library.
Please ensure books are well looked after.
An account will be issued to replace lost or damaged books.
The lost property is hanging on the mobile rack at the bottom of the ramp. Please ensure all clothing is named so that it can be returned to owner if found. Any accumulated clothing is disposed of at the end of each term.
Lunches can be bought on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Orders are taken in the hall from 8:15 am – 8:45 am by voluntary parent helpers. Order forms are available on the day or from the school office.
Tuesday and Friday lunches are supplied by Renall Street Store; pies are available on Wednesday organised by the PTA.
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