Expand the foundations to inspire continuous learning.
Kia ora koutou,
Vision – ‘Expand the foundations to inspire continuous learning’
Welcome to our school website and thank you for taking the time to find out a bit about our wonderful school. Northcote Primary School (NPS) was established on its Lake Road / Onewa Road site in 1918. We are currently in the process of having a new administration area and two-level eight-classroom block built.
At NPS our mission statement - Nurturing an environment that is positive, secure and caring; Promoting enquiring minds; Supporting individuals to be the best they can be, signifies our belief that all children are individuals, and through developing collaborative skills, can develop into enthusiastic, confident and curious learners. We believe in striving for excellence and being the absolute best that we can be.
We have a very dedicated staff who show a genuine commitment to their work and the NPS students. We utilise an inquiry learning approach which provides real-life learning opportunities to our students.
NPS is well supported by a hardworking and skilful Board of Trustees (BOT) and a parent group known as Friends of Northcote School (FONS). FONS provide support, by developing a community focus that includes family activities and funding / promoting projects. Our attractive site has extensive grounds, playing surfaces / structures and mature trees that all add much to the daily life of the School.
Feel free to contact the office and make a time to come in to meet us if you are not already a member of our wider school community.
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School Term Dates 2017
Term 1 Wednesday 1 February - Thursday 13 April
Term 2 Monday 1 May - Friday 7 July
Term 3 Monday 24 July - Friday 29 September
Term 4 Monday 16 October - Friday 15 December
2018 Enrolment Information
TERM 3 2017:
Open Days at the school from 9.00am – 12.00pm
Thursday 10 August, Friday 11 August, Thursday 17 August, Friday 18 August
Parents, caregivers and students are invited to come and see a ‘normal’ day at School. Please come to the School Office on arrival and some of our students will take you on a guided tour of our wonderful School. Please note that our break time is 10.30am until 11.15am.
Enrolment Weeks - starting Monday 21 August and Monday 11 September
Enrolments are undertaken by appointment where possible, as the Principal enjoys meeting all new students. Enrolment appointments are 15 minutes long and can be made by phoning the School on 481-1400.
Students must attend the enrolment interview and you must bring a birth certificate or passport, a signed Internet Agreement, signed Code of Conduct and Mid-Year Report. Students not born in New Zealand need to bring proof of residency.
Monday, Tuesday - 8.00am-3.00pm and 5.00pm-8.00pm
Wednesday, Thursday - 8.00am-4.00pm
Friday - 8.00am-3.00pm
TERM 4 2017
Friday 1 December Orientation Morning 9.30am – 11.45am
All students who have enrolled for 2017 are invited to an Orientation morning. Buses will be provided for students from our Contributing Primary Schools - Northcote Primary, Birkenhead Primary, Willow Park Primary and Sunnybrae Normal. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend with their child.
UNIFORMS: Uniforms can be ordered online directly from the supplier, The Uniform Shoppe, and can be purchased at the AMI netball courts shop (additional start of year hours to be confirmed). The uniform order form can be found on the back of the uniform regulations included in this prospectus pack and is available on the School website, www.northcoteint.school.nz.
STATIONERY: A stationery list is included with this pack. We do not sell stationery at School as we are not able to compete with the large retail outlets. We ask that you ensure that your child has all their stationery on the first day of School.
Please phone the School Office on 481-1400 if you have any questions.