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St Paul’s After School Care programme 

Oscar/ Winz is an approved after school care programme.

For further information contact Mrs Horler 027 405 2664

Click her for more information http://www.stpaulsprimary.school.nz/home/after-school-care/

Flyer for Before, After School and Holiday Programme


Held on every second Friday (odd weeks) at 1:30pm in the school hall. All parents welcome to attend.


This is tracked weekly. After 5 days you may receive a letter letting you know that your child has had these days off. If your child is away on a regular basis they will be referred to the  Ministry of Education Attendance Services programme and will be placed on daily monitoring. Please ensure that your child is at school daily and is here before 8:45. It is important that they have enough time to get themselves prepared for the day. To do this they need to be at school by 8:40 at the latest. However if your child is really sick please keep them at home. If your child improves during the morning, don’t hesitate to bring them to school!

A Reminder About Attendance

Bell Times

8:45 School starts

10:45 – 11:05 Morning Tea

12:45 – 1:40 Lunch

2:45 School finishes

General and Useful Information for New Families to St Paul’s School

General and Useful Information for New Families

Healthy Eating

To encourage healthy eating habits please model healthy choices in your child’s lunch box. Fruit, vegetables and sandwiches should form the bulk of their lunch with only one or two treat foods (like chips, cakes, biscuits, roll-ups, muesli bars and fruit strips).  Remind children that lunches and drinks are not to be shared and inform the teachers if your child has any food allergies.

As there are some children who are allergic to nuts and eggs it would be appreciated if you could consider providing alternatives in your child‘s lunch box.

Children need to be able to open lunch packaging by themselves.  If your child has difficulty with this, please slit or partly open the plastic or foil wrapping when you pack their lunch.

Linking Home with School

Homework is a time to connect and share with your child what they have experienced at school.

Reading – every day. Home readers will be sent home 4 nights each week.  They will either have a new book or a familiar book to read.  Rereading is valuable especially when new skills (comprehension, inference etc) are being taught.  Poetry books will also be sent home and this, or another book, can be filled in at the weekend and will count as a night’s reading.  Remember the number of nights not books counts towards reading nights certificates.  Please sign the Homework diary daily and return it to school, with the reading book, in the green bag for use the next day.  Enjoy this activity with your child – praise their efforts, talk about the book, let them retell and ask the questions suggested.  Enter weekend reading as these nights count towards their totals.

Spelling/Word study – will be given each week.

Maths – revision of basic number facts learned in class needs to be done until recall is instant.

Religious Education – books will be sent home regularly for work to be completed or for parent input.

Sometimes there may be Catch-Up or Completion tasks.  If further consolidation is required or if class exercises are not finished, this will be sent home.  This will give you the opportunity to follow and support your child’s progress.  If you have any questions or need anything explained please make a time to talk to the class teacher (before school only allows for the briefest chat as it is a busy time when the teacher is getting ready for the day and welcoming the children).

Lost Property

We ask that everything is named.  We do our best to find owners for any items left at school.  Unclaimed items can be located in the lost property container situated in the school hall or office.

Lunch Menu

We have stopped selling lunches on Fridays.  However, the PTFA occasionally have fundraising, Sushi or Sausage Sizzles etc.  Notices of these will be sent home for ordering.  When sending back your order, please put it and the money in an envelope with your child’s name and room on.  Thank you.

Medicines at School

All Medicines must be handed into the office at the beginning of the school day.  Please complete the form (under Permission Slips) and bring to school with the medicine.

Pick Up After School – 2.45pm – 3.00pm

All children are asked to make their way around the side of the hall to the Waiting Area (between Rooms 18 and 19 in the Summer).  There will be teachers on duty until 3.10pm.  Parents are asked to park their car and walk across the crossing to collect their child/ren.  After 3.10pm children will wait outside the school office for collection.  If you are running late please ring the school office and we will put your child/ren in After School Care.

Starting the day

Please be punctual. The first minutes of the day are valuable. We often talk about key concepts then.  It is also a special time of Prayer.  The roll is taken at the start of the day (8.45am).  Tell your teacher if you know you will be late on any day.

Encourage your child to take responsibility for getting organised by putting their reading book and drink bottle in the designated place before the bell rings.

Teacher Release and Relievers

All of our Classroom Teachers have ‘release days’ or absences throughout the year (for planning, professional development, student assessment etc).  When this happens another qualified teacher will take the class.  Our teachers plan the day for the relieving teaching – so it is business as usual.   Our relievers are quality teachers who have a good relationship with the school and community.


All students attending St Paul’s School are expected to wear a neat and tidy regulation uniform as set down by the Board of Trustees.

This uniform can be purchased from the school uniform shop which is in the school hall.  Hours 8:00am – 9:00am Friday mornings only.

Shop Manager: Mrs Elaine Colman


Girls – blue culottes / skort

Boys – navy blue shorts

Boys and girls

  • light blue short or long sleeved polo shirt embroidered with the school name
  • navy blue Trackpants (winter only)
  • navy blue polar fleece jacket embroidered with school name
  • blue school hat
  • blue school socks
  • black Roman Sandals or  black shoes

St Paul’s School Uniform Policy 3.1 dated 23 March 2021