What are the school hours? 8.00 am - Children may enter the grounds and assemble under the blue cover. 8.10 am - Bell to enter classrooms for teacher reception. 8.25 am - Preparation bell for start of school. 8.30 am - School commences. 10.00 am - 10.40 am - Morning Interval. 12.20 pm - 1.00 pm Lunch. 2.30 pm - School finishes. 2.45 pm - Grounds cleared
What are the correct lines of communication? 1. At Beachlands School we believe in talking directly to the person that can solve the problem. This means that in most cases initial contact is an appointment with your child’s Teacher. 2. If there is no resolution, or the concern needs further support then an appointment with the Team Leader will be made. 3. After this point you may need to make an appointment with an Associate Principal. 4. At this stage if any further action is required they may refer you to the Principal or the SENCO depending on the action required. What time are are the school gates closed? The gates on Bell Road are deactivated between 7:55 and 8:30 and 2:25 and 2:45 to ensure that there are no cars moving on the driveway while students are entering and exiting the school.
What happens if students arrive late? Children who arrive in the 10 minutes after their class roll has been taken are expected to go the school office and let the staff know they are at school. Any student arriving after 8:40am must be signed in by an adult at the office.
Can my child leave the school grounds during normal hours? Children are not permitted to leave the school site without an adult signing them out at the front office
What happens if students are absent? Parents can contact the school by phone 536 6757, or text (only) 021 260 2139 or email email@example.com, using the page Report an Absence under the Contact Us tab will email the office.
How can I get a message to my child during school hours? If you need to get an urgent message to your child, for example, after school arrangements have changed, please ring the school office 536 6757 as soon as possible and they will pass the message on.
What do I need to do if I am visiting the school? All visitors to the school are to report to the office first so they can be given a name tag and the office is aware of them in case of an emergency.
What are the school office hours? The office is open from 8:10am to 3:00 pm every weekday. The office staff can be contacted via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the best way to contact my child's teacher? It is important that if you need to communicate with us that you talk to the person that can most effectively answer your questions, queries or concerns; in most cases this will be the classroom teacher. Please make sure that if you need more than to give quick information before school that you either email, call, or catch up in person to make an appointment to meet. Please also think about the best way to communicate your message- if it is a complex issue it is best to meet in person, as messages are sometimes lost in translation via e-mail.
Are hats compulsory? Children are required to wear a hat whenever they are outside in Terms 1 and 4. Parents are encouraged to apply sunscreen to their child at the beginning of the day. Sun damage is common in our New Zealand climate: The regular use of broad spectrum SPF30+ sunscreen is also recommended. Any child without a hat during terms 1 and 4 will be asked to be in the blues shade area during break times.
When are school assemblies? Whole school assemblies are held once a fortnight on Friday, beginning at 1:45pm in the school hall. Parents are welcome to attend. Check the Welcome Page, Community Calendar or Facebook to see if this is an assembly week.
Does Beachlands School operate a school zone? Yes we do, a school zone was introduced in 2016 in response to the growth in the community. The school zone information is outlined under the Information tab on the Enrolment Page.
What are the best ways for my children to travel to school? As a TravelWise and Enviro school we encourage students to walk, bike or scooter to school. This also helps our children stay fit and healthy and eliminates congestion at the school gate. We do have some walking school buses operating. For more information please see the information on the Health and Safety Page under TravelWise.
Beachlands School Phone: (09) 536 6757 Email: email@example.com Address: 18 Bell Road, Beachlands, Auckland, 2018, New Zealand