College Routines

Hours of College

The school day starts at 8.45am (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and 9.20am (Tuesday) and students are dismissed to catch buses at 3.20pm. If you are late to school you must report to the Student Services Centre. Sports practices normally finish at 4.30pm.

Absence from College

Please phone the attendance officer if your child is unable to come to school. When students return to school after an absence they must bring a note stating the number of days and the reason for the absence. This note must be signed by a parent or caregiver and be given to the form teacher, even if there has already been phone contact. Parents/caregivers are asked to advise the College in writing if an absence is known about ahead of time.

Class Attendance

A roll will be taken at each class and Whānau time. A letter will be sent home if a student misses three consecutive days without explanation in most instances. Parents/caregivers will be contacted in cases of unexplained absence from school. 

Leaving School Grounds

Students must remain on school grounds throughout the day, unless granted a pass from the Student Services Centre. This requires a note from home or written permission from a Whānau leader.


A student who needs medical attention while at school should report to the Student Services Centre. Parents will be contacted to collect students.


The College accepts no responsibility for unnecessary valuables, mobile phones, or large sums of money brought to school. Such items can be handed in to the College reception for safekeeping.

Incorrect Uniform

Students wearing non-uniform items must report to a Deputy Principal at the start of the school day by the Student Services Centre. The student must bring a note from a parent or caregiver if they are to be excused. Confiscated non-uniform items can be collected at the end of the term by students or earlier by caregivers.

Lost Property

All personal property should be clearly named. Please report to Student Services  reception if you have lost/misplaced any items.

Student Vehicles

Permits allowing students to drive vehicles to school will be issued at the discretion of the Deputy Principal. Students are not permitted to park on the school grounds. Application forms can be obtained from the Student Services Centre.

Dropping Off/Picking Up Students

Students must be dropped off and picked up from outside the College to avoid congestion. It is suggested to use a suitable pick-up/drop-off point along Rockfield Road.


All visitors must report to the College reception where requests will be dealt with in an appropriate manner. Members of the public are not permitted to walk around the College without permission.