A - Z Directory of Information
To report your child's absence you can...
Use the parent app
Ring the school office on 344 4537
Ring and leave a message on 0800 854 564
Please note that if no reason is given for why your child is away, their absence is recorded as unjustified.
Arriving Late or leaving early
Arriving Late to School
Please do your best to ensure tamariki arrive at school on time (between 8.30am and 8.50am). If they do arrive late, they must check in at the school office before going to class.
Every minute of school time is valuable so please try to avoid pulling tamariki out of school early. If it is unavoidable, they do however need to leave early, they must be signed out through the office.
Bell Times - Monday to Friday
8.55am - Start Up (Ruruku, Waiata, Pānui)
9.15am - Roll Call / Daily Fitness
9.30am - Learning Block 1
10.15am - Learning Block 2
11.00am - Break 1 (Kai / Play @ 11.15am)
11.45am - Learning Block 3
12.30pm - Learning Block 4
1.15pm - Break 2 (Kai / Play @ 1.45pm)
2.00pm - Learning Block 5
2.45pm - School Finishes
Available daily in Wai Aio - the new breakfast room from 8.30am to 8.50am. Breakfast is overseen by Whaea Julie Skilton.
Concerns and Complaints Process
Entry Points to School
Bikes & Scooters
Fruit in School Programme - 5+ A Day
Fruit and Vegetables are delivered to school twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays). This service usually begins in week 2 of each term. In the meantime, please send a piece of fruit to school with your tamariki.
Lunch in School Programme - Ka Ora, Ka Ako
All tamariki are provided with a free lunch each day from our contracted supplier Pita Pit starting Wednesday 1st February. Please supply a lunch box and drink bottle (water only). An ice-cream container is the perfect size and shape. Lunchboxes are needed for each student to store their daily kai. The menu for the following week will be sent home in the school newsletter. Remember to name your child's lunch box and drink bottle.
The school office will re-open on Thursday 25th January 2023. Daily office hours are 8.00am and 4.00pm.
Phone: 06 344 4537 or freephone 0800 854 564
School Caregiver App
Summer - Terms 1 and 2
Winter - Terms 3 and 4
Our school polo shirt, polar fleece and bucket hat with logo can only be purchased online from NZ Uniforms.
Shorts, skorts, pants, sandals, shoes and plain bucket hats can be purchased from wherever they are available. Warehouse and Postie Plus have a reasonable priced range of items available.
School t-shirts or singlets are required for all students participating in school sports teams and events. These can be purchased online from All Stitched Up and will be delivered to school.
Stationery lists for 2023 are below. If you already have some items from last year only buy what you need. We strongly encourage whānau to recycle and re-use stationery items.
Water Skills for Life is a compulsory part of learning here at Castlecliff School, just like reading, writing and maths. We are a coastal school and we place a high emphasis on ensuring our tamariki are confident and capable in the water. We are very fortunate to have our own swimming pool.
Swimming is timetabled 3 to 4 times per week in Terms 1 and 4. Students must have their own togs and a towel. Hair needs to be tied back / plaited. A swimming cap is a good idea. Googles are not necessary as students must learn to be able to cope with opening their eyes under water. A reminder to name all togs and towels.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS DURING SCHOOL TIME