Uniforms - Stationery -Lunches
All ākonga/learners are to wear school uniform at all times unless there is a very good reason for them not wearing it. 'Parts' of uniform are not acceptable, including footwear. Ākonga/Learners must have a note of explanation.
Ākonga/Learners are not permitted to wear long pants on grassed areas, including the different playing fields.
Jewellery (other than ear studs (maximum 1 per ear), a watch, taonga of cultural significance) is not permitted for safety reasons. Should parents insist on their child wearing nose studs or any other jewellery that poses a safety risk to their child, they must write a letter to the Principal stating that they will take full responsibility for any injuries incurred.
These can be purchased from The Warehouse, Takanini Village.
Or purchase them online from The Warehouse.
Year 0-1 stationery is available for purchase from the school. All stationery comes ready packed in a book bag at the cost of $33.
Year 2 - 8 stationery packs are available from The Warehouse Stationery in the Takanini Village.
Year 0/1 Stationery - ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE
Ka Ora, Ka Ako - Healthy School Lunches
Ka Ora, Ka Ako (Healthy School Lunches) runs at Papakura Normal School. This will save you time and money (thanks to the government). Do not provide lunch for your tamariki.
Lunches will be served to our ākonga/learners after the first break. All ākonga/learners will be encouraged to eat the Ka Ora, Ka Ako provided lunches. A snack is included with lunches. Parents/Caregivers/Matua are welcome to send a snack with their tamariki to cover the second break. Please remember energy or any fizzy drinks are not allowed at school. Water is the best option.
The Ka Ora, Ka Ako (free lunches) programme will cater for those with the following:
· Dietary requirements based on religion (Halal) or ethical reasons (vegetarian / vegan), and
· Allergies; e.g. Gluten Free and Dairy Free (the two companies assured me that their foods are nut free).
· Pita Pit Lunches Menu: Monday and Fridays
· Deejays Lunches Menu: Tuesdays, Wednesday, & Thursdays