Ngā hāora tuwhera/Hoko tina/Kore tae mai ki te kura

The School Day

It is important that student’s attend school regularly, ideally arriving at school between 8.30 and 8.50 am.

School Hours

9.00 amSchool starts
11.00 am – 11.30 amMorning interval
12.40 pm – 1.15 pmLunch playtime
1.15 pm – 1.30 pmLunch eating
3.00 pm School finishes

Office Hours – 8.30 am to 3.30 pm

Order School Lunches

Unfortunately the Hidden Bakery, that provided lunch orders to our kura, has closed. There are no lunch orders until further notice.


Phone 5440858 and leave a message on our absentee line which is available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
or text 0274191314
or email Absentees –

In all cases please include your child’s name, room number and the reason for their absence together with your name.


  • There will be no reply to your text message from the school.
  • All children should be at school ready to start the school day before the 9am bell
  • If your child arrives at school after 9am, they need to report to the office to sign in and receive a PINK (Late) slip. This PINK (Late) slip is given to their teacher to say that your child was LATE to school
  • If your child leaves early from school, you need to report to the office, sign them out and take a GREEN slip to their teacher to say that your child is OUT of school.
  • If you need to pick up your child before 3pm, please report to the office to collect a green early pick up slip BEFORE collecting your child from the classroom. The early pick up slip is to be given to your child’s teacher.


Term Dates for 2023

Term 1 Wednesday 1 February – Thursday 6 April (Wed 1 is meet the teacher re below)
Term 2Monday 24 April – Friday 30 June
Term 3Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September
Term 4Monday 9 October – Friday 15 December

Public Holidays / Teacher Only Days

Open Day – Wednesday 1 February – school closed (appointments made to meet teacher).
Waitangi Day – Monday 6 February – school closed  
Easter Friday – Friday 7 Aprilschool closed
Teacher only day – Monday 24 April – school closed
ANZAC Day – Tuesday 25 April – school closed
Teacher only day – TBC
Kings Birthday – Monday 5 June
Matariki – Friday 14 July – in school holiday
Labour Day – Monday 23 October – school closed  
Teacher only day – Friday 20 October – school closed