Hours of College
The school day starts at 8.45am (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and 9.15am (Tuesday) and students are dismissed to catch buses at 3.15pm each day. If you are late to school you must report to the Student Services Centre. Sports practices normally finish at 4.30pm.
Regular attendance is essential for success at school. 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 guardian and be given to the whanau teacher or Attendance Officer, even if there has already been phone contact. Parents/guardians are asked to advise the College in writing if an absence is known about ahead of time. If a student is late to school they will be required to sign in before going to class.
A roll will be taken at each class and Whānau time. Period by period attendance can be viewed by parents via the KAMAR Parent Portal.
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 a parent/guardian.
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.
Mobile Phones and Earphones
Students are not permitted to use mobile phones and earphones inside the school buildings. If seen these items will be confiscated and locked away. Students may then collect at the end of the school day. Repeat confiscation will require a parent to collect the items at the end of a school day by appointment.
Students wearing non-uniform items must report to the Uniform Room at 8.45am. The student must bring a note explaining the situation from a parent or caregiver. Confiscated non-uniform items can be collected at the end of the term by students or earlier by a parent.
All personal property should be clearly named. Please report to Student Services reception if you have lost/misplaced any items.
Students are not permitted to park on the school grounds. Students who choose to travel to and from school in their own vehicles must park outside of the school grounds and are expected to fully adhere to the conditions of their licence and all road rules.
Dropping Off/Picking Up Students
Students must be dropped off and picked up from outside the College to avoid congestion. All gates are locked for 30 minutes at the start and end of the school day to ensure the safety of students walking and taking school buses. 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.