If your child is going to be absent we ask you ring the school on 347 7025 by 9.00am and leave a message on our 24 hour absence line.  The Clearview Primary smartphone app can also be used to advise the school about your child’s absence.  Simply click on the ‘Absentee’ icon to let us know.

Full assemblies are held every second Friday at 9.15am.  We encourage parents to attend if possible.  These dates are on our google calendar which lists assembly dates and other events.

Before and After School Programmes
Busy Bumbles
Before and after school programme (onsite)
Ph 03 347 3031
Email manager@busybumbles.co.nz

Selwyn Kids 
Before and after school programme
Ph 03 347 9089
Email info@selwynkids.co.nz

Papa Jacks / Caspa
After school programme
Ph 03 349 9260
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.)
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.  We encourage students to wear safety vests if biking, walking or scootering to and from school.  Please see the school office if your child requires a vest.  Scooters can be taken to Rolleston Police for name engraving, this is a free service.

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.

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 their last name e.g. angelas@clearview.school.nz. Parents are most welcome to use email to contact their child’s teacher. Email addresses can be found on the Staff page.

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.

Donations and Activity Fees
Donations and activity fees are sought to support the delivery of the curriculum and any extra learning opportunities that are offered to our students. These items will be added to your account each term and they will be clearly identified.

Account statements will be sent home in weeks four and eight of each term, preferred payment is by direct credit into the school account 12-3147-0367927-00, online payments through your child’s HERO profile or we do accept EFTPOS and credit card (Mastercard/Visa) in the office.  There is a small fee for credit card payments made through Hero only.  You can also set up a direct debit to pay on a weekly or fortnight basis.  Please note – we are a cashless school.

Please note that any donation can be claimed annually as a tax credit using the Inland Revenue Department form IR526. For any further information please contact the school office.

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 – our Principal is happy to enrol any new children and show prospective families around the school. Please contact our Office Manager, Fiona Davidson, to make an appointment on admin@clearview.school.nz.

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.

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.

Please note, if your child has had vomiting or diarrhoea they are required to stay away from school for 48 hours following their last symptoms.

All medication, including inhalers, is to be kept in the wellness room and a Medicine Authority Form must be filled out, you can obtain a copy from the school office.

HERO – Student Management System 
HERO is a Ministry of Education approved system where all information for parents, teachers and administration is stored in one central place.  Parents can log into a secure portal and access things such as student progress, attendance, community notices, accounts and online payments.  For more information from a parent perspective, have a look at the parent information video and the website.

Click HERE to learn how to log in and use LINC-ED HERO.

Internet is available in all classrooms under strict supervision by the teacher and in accordance with our school internet policy. Please refer to the Digital Technologies code of conduct for the terms of use.

If your child is late to school please ensure they sign in via the iPad in the office, they will receive a ticket to take to their class teacher.

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. Please ensure you sign your child out on the iPad in the office.

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. and any 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 are available to order (on-line only).  Orders need to be placed online via Kindo – the School Fundraiser Shop by 8.30am on the day of the order.
–  Monday – Friday – Mama Bears
–  Wednesday – Sushi Factory
–  Thursday – Subway
–  Friday – Pita Pit
These are delivered to school and handed out from the main office.

Mihi Whakatau
At the beginning of each school term we hold a Mihi Whakatau to welcome all new students and families to Clearview Primary.  At the beginning of each term, parents will receive an email invitation.

Mobile and Personal Devices
As we are a BYOD school, Year 3-8 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 their parents will be contacted and they will have restricted use of devices in school.

Music Itinerant Teachers
Itinerant music teachers 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

Guitar and Ukulele
Tuesday and Thursday
Katrina Robinson
03 322-5592

Our informative school newsletter is sent out fortnightly on a Thursday (even weeks). Please ensure we have your current email address.  Alternatively, the newsletters can be accessed 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.

PCG – Parent Community Group
The Clearview Parent Community Group is a group of interested and motivated parents/caregivers.  The PCG organises various fundraising events and initiatives throughout the year which supports our school financially by raising funds to put back into the school.  Another of their aims is to bring together our community of families within the school.  We believe it is important to maintain strong relationships between school and families.

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 email the office – admin@clearview.school.nz. 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.

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.  Please note that the payment must be done online, we cannot accept payments at the school office.

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

Smartphone App
Our school app has multiple functions that allow us to communicate notices with you in real time, shows our school calendar with events that you might be interested in and has a database of our school newsletters.  It also allows you as parents to easily advise our office of student absences and it provides quick and easy information for you to access.  To download it, search ‘School Apps NZ’ in the App Store or Google Play Store.

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.

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. OfficeMax no longer has retail stores. There will be a 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.

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 ourselves 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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