PAPAKURA NORMAL SCHOOL
Thoughtful, sensitive and responsible citizens who care for others and their world
2017 Year 5 / 6 and Year 7 / 8 Digital / Blended Learning Classes
In preparation for 2017, we are considering having Blended / Digital learning classes for all of our Year 7 / 8 students in order to better prepare them for secondary school where the use of a digital device is compulsory. If you are a parent / caregiver of a current Year 6 or 7 student it is important that you complete the Application Survey that will come home in hard copy, or the online Year 7 / 8 Application Survey on our Website can be filled out and sent to the school. In order to make the best decision for our students it is important that you do complete the Application Survey as soon as possible.
We are also looking at our options for 2017 Year 5 / 6 Blended / Digital Learning classes. It would help us if parents / caregivers of current Year 4 and 5 students could indicate their preference, either on the hard copy that will be coming home with your child, or the online Application Survey on our Website as soon as possible.
Both Application Surveys can be found on the left hand side of our Home Page.
PAPAKURA NORMAL SCHOOL
2016 HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
Policy: To be effective it is essential that the school has a working environment which is both safe and healthy for pupils and employees. This policy should be read in conjunction with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
Purpose: The board of trustees is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all workers, students, visitors and contractors by complying with relevant health and safety legislation, regulations, New Zealand standards, and approved codes of practice.
Health and safety is everyone's responsibility.
Our full Health and Safety Policy can be accessed by clicking on the following link.
POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR FOR LEARNING
To ensure high standards of behaviour across the school in all settings both inside and outside the classroom.
A copy of our Papakura Normal School All Settings Behaviour Matrix can be accessed through the link below.
Please take the time to talk with your child about our Behaviour Expectations Matrix.
FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOL
If you have spare time, or would like to become more involved in the school, please join our Friends of the School Group. Information about this group can be obtained through our school office, OR from Natalie Lakai (Chair Person).
PARENT HELP GROUP
If you have spare time on a Tuesday morning from 9am to 11am, we would love for you to join our existing group of volunteer parents who come in to help make resources for busy teachers. We would be grateful for any help received. It is also a great way to meet some of the school parents, and keep abreast of what is happening in terms of fundraising.
This is the second year that Mutukaroa, a partnership programme between school and home, will operate at Papakura Normal School.
The aim of Mutukaroa is to work with parents to help them understand how their child is progressing with their learning over their first three years at school. It is also about supporting parents to help their children in their learning and feeling more comfortable in being able to talk to teachers about learning.
Click on the MUTUKAROA LINK on the Menu Bar.
The following website has some valuable
information translated into different languages for
parents, whaanau and caregivers about
National Standards and what they mean
for your child/children.
It is also recommended that you read our 2015 ERO Report which gives a comprehensive description of what we are doing well to help your child / children achieve success at Papakura Normal School.
Parents will find several learning links in the "How Can You Help With Homework" folder under "Parent Information" section that may be helpful in assisting students with Homework.
There are also websites that have been set up by some teachers on their class web page. These websites cater for the needs of students in individual rooms.
The QUICK LINK buttons for Reporting an Absence, Change of Address Details, and Bullying can be found on the Contact Us page.