Healthy Lunches in Schools
Papatoetoe Intermediate School has been selected to receive healthy lunches in schools and Good Vibes has been selected by the Board to be our supplier. Good Vibes 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 Good Vibes. 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 8.00 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.
If you would like to help with these breakfasts please email Nawinta Prasad (AP) – firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can contact Linda Nicholls – email@example.com
From time to time we gold a special breakfast event and help is alwasy appreciated on those days.
Our school counsellor is Sian Strachan. Sian is a qualified teacher who is completing her Masters of Counselling. We are fortunate to have Sian available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Sian’s counselling style is person-centred and she aims to accompany and support students as they navigate whatever issues they may be facing. She uses a wide range of approaches, including Narrative Therapy and Sand Tray.
Students are able to access counselling through referrals via their teacher or by emailing Sian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The school counsellor’s notes and sessions with students are strictly confidential. The purpose of the school counsellor’s notes are to assist the counsellor with counselling effectively. They are not a record of everything discussed in counselling sessions. The notes are kept in accordance with the NZAC (New Zealand Association of Counsellors) Code of Ethics.
Counselling can only be effective when the person wants to engage in it, so please talk with your child and get their permission before referring them.
Students are now able to enjoy our recently refurbished counselling space thanks to donations from the Warehouse Manukau. The Warehouse donated to our school counselling space a new sofa, some beanbags, a rug, a side table, a throw, some cushions, a diffuser and a globe. The space is now a confortable and relaxing place for students to use and we are very grateful to The Warehouse for their generosity.
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).
Students are encouraged to cycle to school. Safety checks are provided for every bike. 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.
Each morning students who ride their bike or scooter to school will drop off their bike or scooter to the bike shed. A monitor will sign them in and ensure that students have correct gear e.g. helmet and lock. Bike Shed Monitors will sign each bike and scooter in a book that identifies the students bringing their bike or scooter to school each day and ensure that there is no damage to the bikes or scooters. The monitors will make sure that bikes and scooters are safe until the shed is locked up. In the afternoon students will collect their bike or scooter from the shed and sign out with the monitor. These monitors work from 8:00am – 8:30am, 8:30am – 9:00am and 2:55pm – 3:10pm.
Our school is very fortunate to have a bike track and bikes for students to use. The bike track is used as part of the PE curriculum and used at lunch break. Students are able to get a bike and helmet from the monitors to take on the track and have some fun. We have our sponsors NZCT, Lotteries Board, Tu Manawa and Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board to thank for this.
Road Patrollers monitor students crossing Motatau Road and do this in the mornings and afternoons each day. These students wear hi vis gear provided and take the necessary equipment needed (eg. Lollipop signs and flags). These students are here to ensure their peers get to and from school safely.
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. In the event of online we encourage you to contact our school and linewize.
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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 7735www.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
5x – 1B 8 exercise books
2x – 1J8 exercise books
1x – A4 20 pocket clearfile
1x – Red ballpoint pen
2x – Blue ballpoint pens
1x – Black ballpoint pen
2x – HB pencils
1x – Eraser [no twink]
1x – Set coloured pencils
1x – Lined refill pad
1x – Highlighter [of any colour]
1x – Ear phones
Stationery Packs are available from the School Office for $25.00
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 – 11.40 a.m.||Morning Tea|
|11.40 – 11.50 a.m.||Morning Tea eating|
|11.50 a.m. – 12.35 p.m.||Period 4|
|12.35 – 1.20 p.m.||Period 5|
|1.20 – 1.55 p.m.||Lunch break|
|1.55 – 2.05 p.m.||Lunch eating|
|2.05 – 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|
Tuesday 31st January – Year 8 students start
Wednesday 1st February – Year 7 students start
Monday 6th February – Waitangi Day
Thursday 6th April – End of Term 1
Friday 7th April, Monday and Tuesday 10th and 11th April – Easter (During the School Holidays)
Monday 24th April – Teacher Only Day
Tuesday 25th April – ANZAC
Wednesday 26th April – Term 2 Starts
Monday 5th June – Queen’s Birthday (School Closed)
Friday 30th June – End of Term 2
Monday 17th July – Term 3 Starts
Friday 22nd September – End of Term 3
Monday 9th October – Term 4 Starts
Monday 23rd October – Labour Day
Friday 15th December – End of Term 4
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 appreciated 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.