At Royal Oak Intermediate School the first bell rings at 8:40 am. We ask for your support in ensuring your child is at school by 8:35 am each day. This allows for them to catch up with friends briefly, get to class and get everything ready for the start of the day. The school day finishes at 3.00 pm.
Attendance / Absence – If your child is unable to attend school or is going to be late for any reason it is your responsibility to inform us. You can:
- Fill in and submit the online form.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call the school on (09) 636-5667 and choose option 1 (This absence line is open 24 hours). Leave your child’s full name, room number/teachers name, a reason for not coming to school and if possible a contact phone number.
A medical certificate is required for any student requiring more than 3 days absence due to sickness. Other absences should be confirmed in writing/email/txt to the class teacher.
Assemblies – School-wide assemblies are held on a regular basis. At these information and items are shared across the school. Throughout the assemblies, certificates and awards are given to recognise student achievements.
For any payments to the school our bank details are as follows:
12-3061-0174243-00 Please include your child’s name and what the payment is for. eg JBlogsTechFee
Meetings are held monthly and are open to the public.
The next Board meeting dates are listed on the event calendar and held at 5:45pm in the school staffroom.
You can contact the board at email@example.com
Cell Phones – May be bought to school however all students must put their Cell phones, Wallets, bus card/ money etc into the classroom security box in the morning. These boxes are locked up then any items returned to the students at the end of the day.
Houses – We have four houses – Binsted – Red, Buchanan – Green, Grainger – Yellow and Jordan – Blue. All students are allocated a house.
Library – Students are encouraged to borrow books from our fantastic school library. Each class has a weekly library period and the library is open at lunchtimes. Books are issued for two weeks. Please assist your child in taking good care of them as families are liable for replacement costs for books that are lost or damaged. Students with overdue books are issued with an overdue reminder.
Lunches – Students are not permitted to leave the school grounds once they have arrived for the day or at lunchtime. We have a canteen onsite where morning tea and lunch can be purchased.
Messages – Important messages from home may be passed to children via the school office when necessary.
Reports – Two written reports are issued each year, one at mid year and one at the end of year.
Student led Conferences – are scheduled in Term One and Term Three. Parents are welcome to seek additional meetings with teachers at any time.