Childrens’ Clothing and other Personal Items
We recommend all items of children’s clothing be named. Lost property is held in storage and parents may inspect and claim articles anytime during the school day. Please check with the school office first. We would prefer that treasured and valuable items (portable gaming devices, cell phones) are not brought to school as the School will take no responsibility for lost or damaged items.
Collecting Children from School During School Hours
Parents who require children to leave school during school hours must arrange to have them picked up from the office area and have notified the school office or classroom teacher.
When enrolling your child, the Ministry of Education requires you to present their birth certificate or passport and vaccination information. The enrolment package takes about 5 minutes to complete and is available from the school office. You may fill the enrolment pack out at home or school.
Homework is an integral part of the successful learning partnership between the home, the student and the school. Comprehensive home learning guidelines are available from your class teacher or from the office.
How Parents and The School Can Communicate
There is a fortnightly school newsletter. This comes out Wednesday/Thursday and is delivered by our rural post deliverer. Additional newsletters and/or information bulletins are sent home to cover special events e.g. social occasions, sports, parent consultation. Both are available as downloads on our Kaimai School website. The school also has a Facebook Page and you are invited to like this page should you wish.
Please be aware that the office administrator does not work in the afternoons, therefore afternoon phone calls may not always be answered.
At Kaimai School we foster leadership in our senior students by offering a number of initiatives. All Year 8 students are given the opportunity to attend the National Young Leaders Day at the beginning of the year to help inspire and develop their leadership qualities.
We also select two Year 8 students as Head Students for the year. These two students have to be nominated and are selected to help run assemblies, speak on behalf of students at various activities and functions, and of course demonstrate our motto of Strive and Honour.
Your school also has three houses, Ruahihi, McLaren and Omanawa. Senior students get opportunities to lead their house groups in events such as swimming sports, athletics, TED Talks, etc.
Please secure any money in an envelope and return to the office or you may wish to pay via internet banking. Please contact the school office should you require more information about internet banking. Advance permission will be sought for all activities that require a parent charge.