Any accidents occurring at school will be dealt with promptly and recorded in the accident register. The hurt child will be taken to the sick bay and assessed. Minor accidents and sickness will be dealt with at school. Parents will be contacted immediately if their child needs medical attention. In an emergency the child’s doctor will be contacted or the child taken to the A & E clinic at One Health. Any knocks to the head – A parent will be contacted.
An after school care programme operates at the school out of the library. Hours
of operation are 3.00 – 6.00pm.
During this time children are served afternoon tea and homework is supervised.
Parents wishing to use this facility should contact Linda Hetherington on 021 172 1781.
Assemblies are an important feature of St Michael’s. It is a time to come together to share school communication, share ideas, receive awards and to be entertained by fellow students. Full school assemblies are held every second Wednesday at 2:25pm in the Parish Centre. Each week a different class hosts the assembly; this is noted on the term Calendar. Parents of the hosting class are invited to attend.
Children in Year 4 are invited to take part in the Becoming Church Programme, which prepares them for Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion. This programme helps parents to prepare their children for further initiation into the church. The lessons begin at the start of each school year and finish at the Feast of Corpus Christi in June.
Year 6 only are permitted to ride bicycles to and from school. Helmets are compulsory and a parental permission form needs to be signed. Bike permission forms are available at the school office. Bikes must be pushed down the driveway. The bike rack can be found on the asphalt adjacent to Room 10. Riding of bicycles or skateboards is not permitted on school grounds with the exception of a fund raising activity or ‘Wheelie Day’.
Children may ride scooters to & from school but they must be closed up & carried into school & stored somewhere safe in the classroom.
Children may ride scooters to & from school (the school holds no responsibility outside the school gates).
The scooters must be carried to the school gate before being used on the return to home trip.
When collecting your child from the school grounds please ensure you do not stand outside the classrooms and disrupt the end of day routine. This is the time when teachers need the children to be focused as they impart important information for the next day and hand out notices.
The Senior block gets congested before and after school, please collect your children if possible from outside.
At the beginning of the school year a Student Information Sheet is sent home with each child to ensure the school holds accurate contact details for everyone. Please contact the school during the year if your details change. It is essential that the school be able to contact parents in the event of an illness, accident or emergency.
When a child starts at St Michael’s, parents are asked to complete a Dental Services Enrolment Form. Parents that wish to use this service will have their children seen by a Dental Nurse annually. A dental report is sent home following an examination with recommendations for dental work to be carried out. The work will be undertaken by Orakei Dental Clinic, unless parents advise otherwise.
Children may attend school when they have reached the age of five. In New Zealand it is compulsory for children to attend school from the age of six. The Deputy Principal is available by appointment to discuss and meet enrolling families to the school. For further information on this matter please contact the school office to request an enrolment pack.
When a child starts at St Michael’s, parents are asked to complete a consent form to allow screening tests for their child’s hearing and vision. These tests are carried out by Hearing and Vision technicians for each new entrant and children that require further testing. An audiology report is sent home following an examination.
At the beginning of each year all children and staff are required to sign a Computer and Internet Use Agreement. By signing this children and staff understand and accept responsibility for the use of PC’s and the internet at school.
Each year the Remuera Lions Club present a Junior Citizenship Award to a girl and boy in Year 6 from each school in Remuera. Children are chosen that best exemplify the ideals of the Code which are; honesty, friendliness and helpfulness, generosity, courtesy, respectfulness, willingness, sympathy, carefulness, determination and loyalty.
Each class visits the library once a week giving the children the opportunity to change books. We urge children to be responsible for the returning of library books at all times and for parents to encourage home reading. The Library is also open at lunchtimes and run efficiently by our student librarians.
The lost property cupboards are located in the Senior block opposite the Sick Bay. Any unclaimed items of clothing, P.E uniform, lunch boxes and miscellaneous items will be placed in this cupboard. Please name all your child’s clothing and personal property to avoid loss.
St Michael's provides two different lunch order options. 'Subway'
will be available on a Tuesday and fresh sushi on a Thursday. Orders must be
placed by 8.50am in the box in the reception area. Your child’s name, room number
and items requested must be stated clearly on the outside of an envelope, with
the correct change placed inside the envelope. Copies of the Lunch order menu
can be obtained from the senior noticeboard or the website under the 'Events
& Notices' page
Music lessons are available through the Lewis Eady Music School run each Friday at St Michael’s. Group lessons are available in a range of instruments depending on numbers. For further information contact Lewis Eady on 524 4119.
If you are able to help in your child’s class on a regular or one off basis, please contact your child’s class teacher. Parent helpers are a hugely valuable resource in a variety of ways. Parent helpers are needed on sports days and for transporting children to out of school activities.
Student Led Conferences are held twice a year. Parents are allocated a 10 minute time slot for each child at the school. This is an opportunity for students to share their progress and achievement. Parents are fully informed of their child’s progress and achievement through the year.
The pedestrian crossing at the Bassett Road entrance is patrolled from 8.30am to 8.50am and 2.55pm to 3.10pm each day by the Year 6 children and supervised by a duty teacher. The parking area at the Beatrice Road entrance is supervised by a duty teacher from 2.55pm to 3.10pm each day. At 3.15pm a bell will ring, and any children not picked up from school must report to the school office for collection.
There are two playgrounds at St Michael’s. The top playground is available to Year 2 children and above. The bottom playground is for children in Years 0 and 1 only. Please do not allow pre schoolers to play on the top playground unsupervised at the end of the school day. Any accidents which occur at this time are the caregivers/parents responsibility.
Stationery packs can be ordered online via the St Michael’s website by clicking on the Your Class tab and clicking on the Stationery subheading. Enter your child’s details and tick the box next to their Room number. Their Class Stationery list will appear onscreen which will allow you to order their Stationery.
Please observe the yellow lines on Bassett and Beatrice Roads and do not park over them. Please do not use private driveways either side of the pedestrian crossing at Bassett Road for dropping off children. These rules are enforced by the school and local Police to ensure road safety for all children, and that a clear line of vision is possible either side of the pedestrian crossing.
All classes participate in Road Safety programmes run by the local Police.
The school phone may be used in cases of emergency only. Permission is needed
from the office manager before the phone is used. The school phone is not to
be used to arrange after school play. Mobile phones are not permitted in the
The swimming pool is available for use in Term 1 only. Senior School classes will have three swimming classes per week, and Junior School classes will have two. At no other times will the pool be available for use. Swimming caps are compulsory for every child, and are available for sale from the school office.