Individual Child Progress & Reports
A meet the teacher and goal setting interview is held in Term 1. Individual Learning Journals are developed throughout the year and are sent home at the end of Term 2 and Term 4. National Standards are added to Learning journals and a written report is issued at the end of the year.
Parent contact is not restricted to these times. You are welcome to discuss your child's progress at any time. Contact your child's teacher or speak to Deb for an appointment time.
Children look forward to sharing their success with whanau on Fridays at 9am. The senior class takes responsibility for the running of assemblies and classes participate with items such as singing, kapa haka, drama and sharing of their classroom accomplishments. We recognise success in sport, social and academic achievements.
We are part of the community programme - Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L). We reward children when they display our school values using Waka Ako tokens. These are put into their House boxes. Tokens are drawn and children can participate in What's in the Waka.
Religion for Life / Life Skills
This is an optional programme for 30 minutes in each class except the new entrants on a Thursday afternoon. If parents wish to withdraw their children from this programme, this needs to be put in writing to the Principal.
The school is able to offer a Reading Recovery Programme to those students who require it. This involves reading tuition by a specifically trained teacher. The school supplements the Ministry grant from its own financial resources, to support the programme. This programme operates as the need and resources allow.
Teachers and Teacher Aides meet regularly to review and implement special programmes to identify and promote learning. Please feel free to contact the teacher and discuss any concerns you may have.
Kaikoura Primary actively promotes educational opportunities that capitalize on our unique environment. Schools camps for classes are arranged during the year.
Kaikoura Primary provides many opportunities for visiting cultural groups/shows. Our PTA helps with these costs.
The school is extremely well supported by its Community, and a major proportion of that support comes through the activities of the Parent Teacher Association. The PTA meets once a month as well as arranging new parent morning teas and social events.
For new comers to the district, the PTA is a good way to become involved in the activities of the school. Phone Deb in the school office (319 5440) if you are prepared to help in any way. The PTA has contributed hugely to the provision of resources and facilities.
All parents/caregivers are automatically members of the Parent Teacher Association.
Schoolyard Market days (the 3rd Saturday of the month and holiday weekends, and usually weekly during December January) are also a regular feature. If you are prepared to help with the sausage sizzle, or wish to take part in a market day stall please give us a ring.
wearing of school uniform is compulsory at
Our Our uniform consists of:
J Jade Polo shirt
Navy polar fleece
Navy Bucket hat
A school bus service operates in the district to bring children to and from school. To be entitled to school transport a pupil must live more than 3.2km from our school.
If a bus pupil is not going home on the bus, they must advise the school.
The school will principally provide opportunities for parents and caregivers to assist with the children's achievement through reading, using a reading homework book as a guide, usually Monday-Thursday. Spelling Lists and the learning of basic facts is encouraged from time to time and may also form part of a regular homework pattern.
Please contact the school office if your child has lost an item of clothing or property.
Newsletters are sent home to the eldest child fortnightly and are also available at our office and on our website. Please note our Parent Teacher Calendar app is also updated regularly and contains this information.
The current annual fee is $50 per pupil with a maximum
of $100 per family
Our swimming pool is solar heated and fully enclosed. At above 25 degrees Celsius the temperature is excellent for instruction. We do not operate a key system for the pool.
The pool is equipped with a hoist and can be use by people with special needs.
and Duffy Books in Homes
Children are regularly invited to purchase books through the Scholastic Book Club. Depending on the number of books purchased we receive bonus points, which can be used to buy books for the school and to support the school library. As we are now part of the Duffy Books and Homes programme we will not be sending Scholastic orders home to each family. Please contact Deb in the office if you would like to receive a catalogue.
We are very lucky to be part of the Duffy Books in Homes Programme and children each receive 2 books per term. These are given out at Role Model assemblies and we welcome you to join us. During the year we also have the Duffy Theatre visit us to perform to our tamariki.
Our school has a new, spacious and well stocked library. You are welcome to share this facility with your child during the lunch hour and before school. Parents with pre-school children are very welcome to use the library.
The school runs a house system named after distinguished ex-students of the school. The house names are: Monk, Cooke, Braddock and Flower. Children are allocated to the Houses in family groups.