Dear Parents and Students
This week I have decided to continue our theme on safety, however this time the focus is on adults
rather than the children. Before and after school is a busy time for everyone. Parking rules
help protect our children and keep them safe. Drivers who park illegally put our kids at risk.
This term parking officers may be on patrol outside our school to issue tickets to those who
are illegally parked. However the main message I would like to get across to parents is ‘park safely and be considerate outside school'.
This includes making sure you respect marked disabled car park spaces, making sure you do not
block accessways and please, please take time to use the patrolled pedestrian crossing rather
than walking your children across the road. Doing this is not a good example to our children!!
Just to remind you the following parking offences are detailed in the New Zealand Road Code. Fines for illegal parking include:
- Parked on the footpath or grass verge/ berm $40
- Parked across or within 1m of a vehicle entrance $40
- Parked within 6m either side of an unmarked bus stop $40
- Parked within a marked bus stop $60
- Parked within 0.5m of a fire hydrant with no one in the car legally capable of moving it $60
- Parked within a designated bus lane, transit or cycle lane $60
- Parked on a clearway $60
- Double parked $60
- Inconsiderate parking to other road users, incl. pedestrians $60
- Parked on or within 6m of an intersection $60
- Parked on a pedestrian crossing $60
- Parked on a broken yellow line $60
UNIFORM REGULATIONS FOR 2019
(As set by the Board of Trustees, August 2016, to take effect from February 2, 2017)
- All children are expected to wear the correct school uniform.
- No garments other than approved uniform items will be accepted.
- If a child is not wearing uniform, a note of explanation is required from the parent to the
- The BOT will allow up to a two week time frame to address the uniform issue.
- Sunhats – only school bucket hats will be accepted, and they are required to be worn in Term
1 and Term 4.
- Children not wearing a regulation school hat will have to be in a shaded area when outside.
- Hair is to be neat and tidy, of natural colour. If hair is longer than shoulder length
it should be tied up with the following plain coloured hair ties – navy blue, black,
- Children with pierced ears may wear one pair of small plain unobtrusive studs - only one
- Jewellery of cultural significance will only be accepted with a letter of explanation to
- Wrist watches are accepted.
- No nail polish or make-up is to be worn.
- For extra warmth, plain polypropylene or woollen thermal undergarments in plain navy blue,
black or white may be worn.
- A school beanie may be worn in winter.
- Black or blue tights (not leggings) may be worn with dresses in winter.
- Children wearing dresses may consider wearing a short pair of plain black or navy blue
bike pants, especially if active on the playgrounds, so long as these are not visible.
- Only plain black shoes or plain black trainers with plain black laces, or, plain black
sandals with heel straps, are permitted. Any shoe with any colour other than black rim is not acceptable. The shoe must be plain black as you look at it from the front, back and side. High
heel shoes and shoes above ankle height are not permitted. Shoes must be worn to
and from the school grounds and on school trips. Socks are to be plain black, plain
navy blue or plain white.
- Non School Jackets can be worn to and from school only.