Absences
If your child is going to be absent please select an option from the following to let us know:
– ring the school office on 347 7025 by 9.00am and leave a message on our 24 hour absence line
– use the Clearview Primary smartphone app, click on the “Absentee” icon
– email our absentee officer; Deanna Hood deannah@clearview.school.nz

Activity Fees
Activity fees will be added to your account each term to cover planned activities and programmes in which your child will be participating. Accounts will be sent home in weeks four and eight of each term and activities must be paid for before the activity, trip, etc. Payment of this fee is compulsory and allows your child to take a full part in all planned events. Fees can be paid at the office by EFTPOS, cheque, cash, credit card (Mastercard/Visa), or direct credit into the school account 12-3147-0367927-00. For further information please contact the school office.

Before and After School Programmes
Busy Bumbles
Before and after school programme
Ph 347 3031
Email manager@busybumbles.co.nz

Selwyn Toddlers
Before and after school programme
Ph 347 9089
Email enquiries@selwyntoddlers.co.nz

The Kids Activity Club
After school programme
Ph 373 5031 or 021 197 8881
Email thekidsactivityclub@gmail.com

Papa Jacks
After school programme
Ph 027 274 0000
Email manager@caspa.org.nz

Further details and registration forms are available here.

Bell Times
8.30 am School commences (Yr 7-8 on their Tech day.)
Simba Zone on Tuesday, Blue Zone on Wednesday
8:55 am School commences (Yr 1-6)
10:55 am Interval
11:15 am Classroom programme
12:35 pm Supervised Lunch
12:50 pm Break
1:30 pm Classroom programme
3:00 pm School finishes

Please ensure your child does not arrive at school before 8.30am and leaves shortly after 3.00pm. Before and after these times it becomes an issue of supervision.

Biking to School
It is recommended by the NZ Police that children do not ride on the road unaccompanied before 10 years of age. Cyclists must take their bikes directly to the bike stands. They must not ride their bike around the grounds. The bike stands are out of bounds during the school day. It is compulsory to wear a helmet. Safety vests must be worn if biking, walking or scootering to and from school. Please see the school office if your child requires a vest.

Carparking
The carpark is designated to restricted parking for staff, shuttles (After School Care programmes) and disabled parking only. A bus stop and no parking lines are on the road, in front of the carpark. A ‘Kiss and Go’ area is on both sides of the road. They are designated for those parents not leaving their vehicle but simply dropping their children off and driving away immediately. They are for 2 minute parking only. Normal parking is available on both sides of the road in Broadlands Drive, opposite the ‘Kiss and Drop’ areas.

Collection of Children at 3.00 pm
When collecting children at 3.00 pm we ask that you wait outside the learning studio buildings.

Consultation and Communication
An open and positive relationship with parents is valued by the school staff. Parents are encouraged to discuss their child’s progress at any time, especially if there is an area of concern. For classroom matters, your first contact should be with your child’s teacher. Discussion with senior staff or the Principal is also welcome. If you have any questions, please ask.

Contacting the School
The school makes use of an answer phone to help manage high volume call periods. You can be assured messages are checked regularly and calls are returned promptly. Email is also used extensively by school staff. Each teacher and classroom has email access. The addresses use a common format – the teacher’s first name, first initial of last name e.g. angelas@clearview.school.nz. Parents are most welcome to use email to contact their child’s teacher.

Damage to School Property
Any damage caused by careless behaviour or deliberate vandalism will be repaired and the account forwarded to the parents. Accidental damage will be paid for by the school.

Emergency Information
It is most important that our students’ contact information is up to date so that contact can be made with parents/caregivers at any time, especially in an emergency.
If your home or workplace phone numbers, cellphone numbers, email address or postal address changes, please let the school office know by way of a phone call, email admin@clearview.school.nz or in written form as soon as possible.

Enrolments and Enrolment Scheme
New Entrants – when enrolling your five year old for the first time we require a copy of their birth certificate, proof of address and, if possible, an immunisation certificate obtained from your doctor. To make the transition to school easier, we encourage parents to bring their children to school for preschool visits. Your child’s new teacher will contact you to arrange a time for these two visits. More information can be obtained from the New Entrant Newsletter in the enrolment pack.

Other enrolments – the Principal is happy to enrol any new children and show prospective families around the school. Please contact our Office Manager to make an appointment. If you live inside the home zone of Clearview Primary, your child has automatic right of entry. Proof of address must be provided.

Food and Nutrition
At Clearview Primary School we promote a healthy lifestyle to our community: students, staff, and families, as part of our commitment to a safe school environment. Educating students about nutrition and encouraging healthy eating patterns contributes to their personal success and well being, and to a healthier community for all of us. Healthy food choices are important to establish in childhood to support the child’s immediate physical and mental growth and development; and to set behaviours for the future. We encourage and educate our students to be responsible for their own health.

Internet
Internet is available in all classrooms under strict supervision by the teacher and in accordance with our school internet policy.

Illness/Injuries
Should your child be unwell at school we have a wellness room to attend to their needs. If necessary we will contact you, or if unable to, we will contact your nominated emergency caregiver. If your child has injuries at school, the staff will take any appropriate first aid measures. If the injury involves the child’s head or is serious, we will notify you.

Leaving the School Grounds
In the interest of safety, children are not permitted to leave the school grounds unless under teacher supervision; written authority is given by a parent/caregiver, or the child is collected by a parent/ caregiver.

Library
Children are encouraged to take library books home on a regular basis. Please do not attempt to mend any damaged books at home. There are no penalties for overdue books so please encourage children to return long lost books once they are found.

Lost Property
There is a lost property collection box in the hall foyer. Lost property will be placed on display at the end of each term. Eventually unclaimed lost property is donated to charity. Families are asked to name all clothing and to encourage the children to take responsibility for their own clothes.

Lunches
Lunchonline:
Children can order the following lunches online. Orders need to be placed online at www.lunchonline.co.nz by 8.30am on the day of the order.
–  Wednesday – Sushi
–  Thursday – Subway
–  Friday – Pita Pit
These are delivered to school and handed out from the hall kitchen at lunchtime.

Click HERE to find out how to start using Lunchonline.

Mama Bear’s Lunchbox:
Children can also order lunches online from Mama Bear’s Lunchbox. Orders can be placed online at www.mamabearslunchbox.co.nz  by 10.00pm on the evening before. Lunches are made daily and delivered to the children’s Homebases, Monday – Friday.

Mobile Devices
As we are a BYOD school, Year 4-8 students can bring their device to school and have it available to assist their learning. Students who have chosen to BYOD have signed a responsible user agreement. If students abuse the privilege of having a device at school they will be told to take it home and leave it there.

Money
From time to time, it is necessary to send money along to school for such things as school activities and stationery. Please forward money in an envelope, which is clearly marked with the child’s name, homebase number, amount enclosed and purpose, such as “camp” to the office.
Preferred payment is by direct credit into the school account 12-3147-0367927-00.

Music Itinerant Teachers
Itinerant music teachers in drums, piano, guitar and singing are available to take private lessons at the school. Parents wishing their child/ren to have the opportunity in any area, should contact the tutors listed below for more information. The lessons remain a private arrangement between the parents and the tutor.

Piano and Singing
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Trisa Espiner
03 329 5335
027 465 3351
trisa@espiner.co.nz

Drums and Ukulele
Tuesdays
Marcus Burton
027 543 1210
marcus.warren.burton@gmail.com

Guitar (Classical and Acoustic)
Thursdays
Leroy Edgar
021 055 1668
guitartutor.leroy@gmail.com

Newsletters
Our informative school newsletter is emailed fortnightly on a Thursday (even weeks). Please ensure we have your current email address. Alternatively, the newsletter can be viewed on our website here.

Office Hours
The Clearview Primary office is staffed from 8.30 am – 3.15pm weekdays. The school has an answer phone, so if you are ringing outside of these hours please leave a message and it will be promptly checked by staff during office hours.

Parent Involvement
Clearview Primary welcomes parent involvement in a variety of ways at the school. We encourage and value parents’ input with many school events that involve students, staff and parents. These occasions include sports days, open evenings, learning displays, field trips, fundraising and other activities throughout the year. We intend to organise parent information sessions, with topics that are of interest to you. We also ask for your support in such things as making sure children complete home learning and bring necessary gear for swimming and sports.

Parents are welcome at the school at all times. If you wish to see a class teacher, please make an appointment outside class time. If you would like to assist in the programme, please make arrangements through the homebase teachers.

Personal Belongings
Children are permitted to wear watches, one pair of stud earrings, and other jewellery for religious or cultural reasons. If you have religious or cultural considerations, please write a letter to the Principal. All other items of jewellery are not to be worn because of safety or danger of loss or theft. Electronic games or devices are not allowed at school unless requested by staff. The school accepts NO responsibility for personal items brought to school by the children. These items include toys and sports gear.

Safety Vests
Safety Reflector Vests for cyclists and pedestrians supplied by Selwyn Primary Schools Safety Vest Programme are available for children cycling, scootering or walking to school. Please see the school office if your child requires a vest.

Scholastic Books
Books can be ordered through the school term. Pamphlets will be sent home. If you wish to purchase books you need to register and order through the Scholastic website here.

School Grounds
There is to be no dogs or skateboarding on school grounds. This includes the carpark area.  School may have dogs on site for special circumstances.

Smoke-free
Clearview Primary is a Smokefree school. Smoking is not permitted in the school grounds or buildings at any time. This includes events, camps and outings associated with the school.

Stationery
Children will be issued with a list of their stationery requirements on enrolment and at the beginning of each year. Stationery is available to purchase online at www.myschool.co.nz. There will be limited supply of stationery held at the school throughout the year.

Sun Smart
In order to become a sun smart school we must ensure that if children do not bring a hat, then a “no hat then play in the shade” policy is enforced. Please ensure your child has their hat each day in terms one and four.

Uniform
Students are expected to wear full dress uniform. A note must be provided to the classroom teacher should this not be possible. Please refer to the website here for specific details.

Zero Tolerance to Bullying
At Clearview Primary we pride ourself on our safe learning environment. For this reason we have no tolerance for bullying. If your child has been involved in bullying you will receive a phone call. If you suspect your child is a victim of bullying, please contact the school immediately.

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