For Parents

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Absent Notification

Reporting an Absence at Orewa North School

There are a number of reasons why a child may not be able to attend school on a particular day.

It is very important that the school office knows if your child is not coming to school and what the reason is.

Use our School App:

  • to call the office and/or leave a message, or
  • to email the office.

Please include these details with your message:

  • the child’s name
  • the child’s area or teacher’s name
  • the reason why they are not attending school

Please let the school office know this information by 9:00 am on each day your child is not attending school.

Stationery Lists

Back to School Requirements for 2019

We’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to make Back to School easy!

All your child’s school stationery list requirements are uploaded online at myschool.co.nz to make it easy for
you to purchase your child’s back to school requirements. Simply search for our school, select your child’s
class and/or subject lists and follow the instructions on the website.

Buying through OfficeMax MySchool also earns School Rewards^ for our school which we can redeem for
much needed educational supplies, equipment for our classrooms or to help those students in need.

OfficeMax MySchool makes Back to School easy for you with these great benefits:

  • Shop Your Way – online at myschool.co.nz, freephone 0800 724 440 or in your local OfficeMax store.
  • Price Match Promise – find a lower price and OfficeMax will match it.
  • Free Delivery – for orders over $46. Choose delivery to home or work at a time that suits you.
  • Save valuable holiday time – avoid busy shopping malls and traffic queues by shopping online from
    the comfort of your home so your child starts the year with the correct stationery supplies.
  • Multiple Payment Options – including secure internet banking, credit/debit card and cash in your local OfficeMax store.

Click to view the lists below:

It is very important that the school office knows if your child is not coming to school and what the reason is.

Use our School App:

  • to call the office and/or leave a message, or
  • to email the office.

Please include these details with your message:

  • the child’s name
  • the child’s area or teacher’s name
  • the reason why they are not attending school

Please let the school office know this information by 9:00 am on each day your child is not attending school.

Payments

Making a Payment to Our School

To help Orewa North School provide the best possible environment and learning opportunities for our students, we ask parents/caregivers for payment for certain programmes, materials and activities we provide.

For payments to our school, we can accept these payment methods:

At the office:

  • Eftpos only – no credit card
  • Cash
  • Cheque

Remotely:

Internet banking Orewa North Primary
account: 12-3046-0203560-57
Please state clearly on the transaction:
  • your child’s first and last name,
  • what the payment is for
  • your child’s area number
You Can Pay This Way For: Maths Buddy, Paper/ICT and School Donations, many Trips, Sports and other Activities.
Payments to the PTA – Online or Cash (no change given)
Sometimes we collect payment for programmes and services from a third party, like the PTA. In these cases we can only accept cash payments, because the money does not go into the school’s account but is given to the third party. This also means we cannot give change when you pay cash. You can, however, pay some of these providers online directly into their bank account.

When you are asked for a payment, please check in the notice you received from the school and/or the school newsletter to see which payment options are available for the particular provider.

Lunch Orders

Ordering a School Lunch

At our school we work with EzLunch, a company that provides warm and cold lunches on order. Parents pre-pay on-line and order before 9am in the morning to have a freshly prepared lunch delivered to the school office before our lunch break begins at 12:30pm. Children can pick up their lunch from the office when the lunch break starts.

EzLunch has a good range of meal and drink options on the menu, and the lunches are popular with the children. A copy of the menu is available at the school office.

To order a school lunch you first need to join EzLunch:

  • Go to the EzLunch website and open an account.

You ​can now order lunches, just make sure you keep your account balance at zero. You can prepay money into the account to cover lunch orders for multiple days.

Please remember: EzLunch must receive your paid order before 9:00 am for same day lunch delivery.

Dental Service

Dental Service
The dental van visits our school for 5 to 6 weeks. Over the last few years this has occurred in November, where all children are seen by the dental therapist.

The closest dental clinic in an emergency is located at Silverdale School, their phone number is 09 426 8470.

Parent Teachers Association (PTA)

The 2017 PTA members are Mel Bannister, Jackie Drury, Rose Hansen, Lucy McKimmey, Lydia McLaughlin and Eva Penfold.

The PTA usually meet on Thursday of weeks 2 and 7 each School Term, when aspects of the School programme are reported on by the Principal and Deputy Principal.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet other parents and find out about the school. Meetings are advertised through the School Newsletter.

Through the excellent activities organised by the PTA the school is able to raise funds that increase the range of facilities and resources within the school. Without this excellent work the school would not be able to offer the same high level of educational opportunities that they do. It is important that we have a good level of parent support for these activities.

Raffles, the selling of various products, an annual BBQ and other activities really help fill the school coffers!

If you like to find out more, please contact the principal or the school office.

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