Absences

When your child is being kept home from school, for whatever reason, please notify the office. The school must be advised as this is a Ministry of Education requirement. Please advise the office by an email, phone, text 027 2646631 or in person.

Assemblies

Child lead assemblies happen every Tuesday at 9am. We focus on our school goals for the week.

Buses

Tikorangi School has two buses, one from Waitara (the town bus) and one that brings  our rural children to school. The town bus has a cost and rates may be subject to change. Currently the cost is $180 for one child per term or $230 for 2 children per term.  Weekly for one child, it is $20, 2 children $30 and 3+ children is $35. The school office must be text/called by 2:15pm if a bus child is not to go on the bus. We will not take a child’s word, we must hear from you.

Clothing

Tikorangi School has a school shirt that is required for sports teams and cluster sporting events for Year 4-6 students. We sell the shirts at $26 each.

Tikorangi School has a compulsory school bucket hat, navy blue in colour. These can be purchased from the office and are $14:50. These must be worn in terms 1 and 4. All clothing and footwear worn at school should be named.

Dental Care

The local dental nurse will contact you about about appointment times for your child. Dental care is provided at Manukorihi Intermediate School.

Daily Timetable

  • Learning time 1: 8:50am – 10:30am
  • 20 minute morning tea time.
  • Learning time 2: 11:50am – 12:20pm
  • 60 minute lunch time.
  • Learning time 3: 1:20pm – 2:50pm.

Enrolment Process

Visit the school and meet with Kerry the Principal. Have a look around and ask lots of questions. Take an enrolment pack. Put your child’s name on the future enrolments roster.

Two months from your child starting school, contact the school office and organise a  series of transition visits.

Several days out from your child starting school, hand in the paperwork provided in the New Entrant pack. This is the enrolment form, contacts list, EOTC permission slip and medical form. You will need to bring in a birth certificate or passport for your child as proof of residency and their immunisation record also.

Early Pickup

If you need to pick up your child early, you will need to sign them out at the office, collect a yellow withdrawal slip and take that to the class teacher.

Healthy Food

We encourage healthy food at school. Only water in drink bottles.

Homework

At Tikorangi School, the goal of homework is to reinforce learning and not be tedious or too time intensive. Homework is much more powerful when it is supported by parents or caregivers but it should never be an argument. Your child will receive regular homework, little and often. Reading is one of the most powerful activities you can do with your children. Where ever possible, read to your children, listen to them read and get them to read with you. Make reading a fun and memorable time.

Medical Check

Within the first year of school your child will receive a free Vision and Hearing check, conducted by a technician from Taranaki Healthcare. The results are recorded on your child’s medical card, and you will be directly contacted if the test highlights any problems.

Newsletter

A newsletter goes home via School Stream on the second Fridays of term with bulletins/other notices going out as needed.  You can access the newsletters on our website.

If you can not access the internet, you can put your name on the paper list that your  child’s teacher holds, to receive a hardcopy instead.

Nits

We work with the support of our local Public Health Nurse. Students will be sent home if headlice are seen and a note sent out to the class whanau via School Stream

Kerry our Principal

If you would like to have a chat or make an appointment to see Kerry, just ring the school office on 06 7546634.

School Interviews and Reports

We value our home and school partnership and offer whanau/student/teacher interviews termly.
If at any stage you need to meet with the teacher then please give us a call and let us know how we can help. We can schedule a convenient time.

School Stream App

Please download the School Stream App as this is the App we use to send out all our  notices.

School Trips and Outdoor Education

To enhance the learning experiences of our students trips out of the class and away from school are very important. Specific notices or slips in the newsletters will require you to give us permission to take your children on excursions for sports events, cultural activities and alike. Children can not attend trips without parental/caregiver permission. We will often require your help to transport children to and from these events in order for them to go ahead.

Seesaw app

We use the seesaw app across the school to share your child’s learning with you and extended family.

Stationery

Stationery lists go home at the end of every school year in preparation for the year ahead, or can be requested at the school office.

Special Events

  • Triathlon Yr 1-6
  • Swimming Sports
  • Beach Education
  • Grandparents Day Term 2
  • Book week Term 2
  • Cluster sports and cross country
  • Speech competitions within our school and cluster
  • School Productions
  • Womad performers at school
  • Show Day (pets day) Term 4
  • Athletic sports
  • Camps for Year 4, 5, and 6
  • Special leavers morning tea

Sun Smart

School hats are compulsory and are  required to be worn in Terms 1 and 4 and earlier if we think necessary. Purchase a school hat at the office.

Toys

Personal toys are not to be brought to school.