Healthy Lunches in Schools
Papatoetoe Intermediate School has been selected to receive healthy lunches in schools and Deejays has been selected by the Board to be our supplier. Deejays has an extensive menu, certified kitchens and provides for a large range of dietary options. Information can be found online at http://deejays.co.nz.
Lunches are delivered to classes right after morning tea (11.45 a.m.) and as all packaging is biodegradable and recyclable the rubbish is all collected by students and managed by Deejays. Every meal is individually wrapped and clearly labeled with the choice option. A lunch is delivered for every child, we do expect children to try their meals, we will not make them eat it. If a meal is not eaten it will be re-distributed to whanau who request to be added to our support list, and through a range of community groups.
Our school runs a ‘Breakfast Club’ every morning, in our Foods Room, from 7.35 a.m. to 8.25 a.m. Students who would like breakfast are welcome to visit the Club. There is no charge for these breakfasts. We encourage students to take advantage of this as we all know that breakfast sets our students up for the day.
Transportation and Bus Information
Bus services are currently organised through GoBus – website www.gobus.co.nz. A bus route schedule and contract will be issued at the beginning of the year. This can be subject to change several times during the year. School buses leave from Great South Road by 3.10 p.m. each day (except for specially notified occasions).
We have a secure compound to store these. It is however the responsibility of students to chain their bike/scooter or skateboard to the stands provided. Parents are expected to ensure their children have and wear helmets that meet the required safety standards.
Bring your own Device (BYOD)
Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops and tablets to school to use for schoolwork. Our school’s internet usage is monitored by the Ministry of Education ‘Network for Learning’ and ‘Linewize’. Students who register their own devices can access unlimited ultrafast broadband in school. Devices must be at least iPad size but preferably a little larger – 13.3″. For further information ask for a ‘bring your own device’ registration form. Connection to our school wireless is free for students and specific to the individual device. Use of all devices are subject to the Papatoetoe Intermediate User Agreement.
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The school has a uniform which students are expected to wear correctly and with pride. This includes a dress code that students are expected to support. Adherence to the dress code is a requirement of attendance. Students should wear their correct uniform with pride to and from school.
Our uniform is a year-round uniform. Most items are uni-sex and so may be worn by boys or girls. We encourage a change from summer uniform into winter at Queen’s Birthday weekend (June) and then back into summer uniform at Labour Weekend (October). There is no gender specific requirements for our school uniform.
- Angels Fashion – 98 St George Street, Papatoetoe – Phone
09 277 735www.angelsfashion.co.nz
- The Warehouse – 54 Cavendish Drive, Manukau – Phone
09 277 0470 www.thewarehouse.co.nz
- The Uniform Shoppe – 1 Ronwood Avenue, Manukau – Phone
09 267 6063 www.theuniformshoppe.co.nz
- NZ Uniforms – 28E Lambie Drive, Manukau – Phone 09 950 6747 www.papint.nzuniforms.com
|Sweatshirt||Unisex – monogrammed polo fleece jacket (maroon)|
|T Shirt||Unisex – monogrammed (gold, charcoal and maroon)|
|Girls Skirt||Plain black A-line|
|Shorts||Unisex – black|
|Sandals||Black sandals (straps or buckles must be no higher than the ankle line. No jandals)|
|Shoes||Unisex – Plain black shoes (No colours or stripes on shoes) – NO boots or shoes higher than the ankle.|
|Socks||Plain Black ankle length or knee high socks for both Boys and Girls. No socks to have stripes or logos. (Girls can wear black tights in the winter)|
|Winter comfort||Free choice of plain black raincoat. Students may wear a plain black scarf to and from school only.|
|Sun hats||Only black – plain hat or cap|
|Jackets||Unisex – Optional. Shower-proof jackets in black or the school track suit jacket.|
|Head covers||Students may wear head covers (must be plain black or maroon)|
Year 7 and new Year 8 students
|4||1B5 Excercise Books|
|2||1J8 exercise books|
|1||Red ballpoint pen|
|2||Blue ballpoint pens|
|1||Black ballpoint pen|
|1||Eraser [no twink]|
|1||Set coloured pencils|
|1||Lined refill pad|
|1||Highlighter [of any colour]|
Stationery Packs are available from the School Office for $20.00
Students may be at school by 8.00 am. and in their classrooms by 8.30 a.m. [first bell] and must be in their rooms by 8.45 a.m. [second bell] for the karakia.
|8.00 – 8.30 a.m.||Breakfast Club in the Food Technology room from 8.00 a.m.|
|8.30 a.m.||Students in class by 8.30 am|
|8.45 a.m.||Start of school day – karakia|
|8.45 – 9.30 a.m.||Period 1|
|9.30 – 9.35 a.m.||Healthy Brain Snack|
|9.35 – 10.20 a.m.||Period 2|
|10.20 – 11.05 a.m.||Period 3|
|11.05 – 11.10 a.m.||Morning Tea eating|
|11.10 – 11.40 a.m.||Morning Tea|
|11.40 a.m. – 12.25 p.m.||Period 4|
|12.25 – 1.10 p.m.||Period 5|
|1.10 – 1.20 p.m.||Lunch eating|
|1.20 – 1.55 p.m.||Lunch break|
|1.55 – 2.55 p.m.||Period 6|
|2.55 – 3.00 p.m.||Pack up/Reflection/Notices|
|3.00 p.m.||End of school day|
|3.00 – 4.30 p.m.||Study Centre – Monday – Thursday|
Wednesday 2nd February – Year 8 students start
Thursday 3rd February – Year 7 students start
Waitangi Day – Sunday 6th February – observed on Monday 7th February
End of Term 1 – Thursday 14th April
Friday 15th April, Monday and Tuesday 18th and 19th April – Easter
Monday 25th April – ANZAC
Monday – 2nd May
Monday 6th June – Queen’s Birthday
Friday 24th June – Matariki observed
End of Term 2 – Friday – 8th July
Monday – Monday 25th July
Monday – 29th August – Teacher Only Day [to be confirmed]
End of Term 3 – Friday – Friday 30th September
Monday – 17th October
Monday 24th October – Labour Day
End of Term 4 – Friday 16th December
Parents/whanau by law, must ensure their children attend school. Schools are required, by law, to check all absences from school. Therefore we must have a note or medical certificate to explain a child’s absence. A phone call, text or an email to your child’s class teacher or to email@example.com advising us of an absence is appeciated because it helps us account for the whereabouts of students each day and increases the safety of your child. Our school automatically sends texts (by around 10.30 a.m. each day), to whanau if a child is not at school and the family has not informed school of the reason for their absence. This is to ensure student safety and we ask parents to be diligent in responding.
Sickness and Accidents
Minor accidents are attended to by staff members who hold a current First Aid Certificate. In the cases of accident or illness of a more serious nature, parents are notified as soon as possible. In cases of extreme emergency, and on occasions when parents or nominated caregivers cannot be contacted, the staff will determine what should best be done to care for your child. Staff members receive regular first aid training to support their work with our students.
We ask that you ensure emergency contact details are always kept up-to-date.
School Payment Information
For any payment to the school through internet banking please use the below details.
School Bank Account : 12-3028-0656566-00 (ASB)
Please use your child’s full name and description of what you are paying for in the reference field when making payment.
Papatoetoe Intermediate School does not ask for any school fees. Our school uniform is designed to be as cheap as it can be for our families and we aim to keep trip costs to a minimum.