Abundant Life School

Students who know who they are & Whose They are

Info for new whanau 

Nau mai, haremai! We are so excited to begin this journey with you as a whanau. 

We look forward to learning, growing and doing life together. 

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini.

On this page you will find all the in's and out's of getting started but if at any time you have a question, please do not hesitate to contact our school office. Our staff are more than happy to help you out with any query, big or small. 

You can contact us on 09 408 26 72 or via email at office@abundantlife.school.nz.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm. 

Term Dates


2019

  • Term 4 12 October - 12 December
2020
  • Term 1 1 February - 16 April
  • Term 2 3 May - 9 July
  • Term 3 26 July - 1 October
  • Term 4 18 October - 14 December




School Times


School starts at 8:35 am and ends at 2:50 pm Monday to Friday. Because of our assemblies, our morning tea and lunch times slightly differ thoughout the week. Morning Tea

  • Monday 11:05 am - 11:05 am
  • Tuesday 10:50 am - 11:10 am
  • Wednesday 10:50 am - 11:10 am
  • Thursday 10:50 am - 11:10 am
  • Friday 10:25 am - 10:55 am
Lunch
  • Monday 1:15 pm - 1:55 pm
  • Tuesday 1:10 pm - 1:50 pm
  • Wednesday 1:10 pm 1:50 pm
  • Thursday 1:10 pm - 1:50 pm
  • Friday 12-45 pm - 1:25 pm




Your Child's First Day: Powhiri


All new whanau are invited to come along to our Powhiri which takes place on the first day of every term at 9:30 am. Here we welcome new students and whanau to our school and parents have the opportunity to present their tamariki. The powhiri is concluded with kai. This is a fantastic, social opportunity for parents to get to know some of our staff while the children get to know their new class mates and settle in. Extended whanau like granparents, aunties and uncles are also welcome to come along. For more inforamtion please contact our office.




Buses


We have several bus routes available to our students for the following areas: Ahipara Victoria Valley Mangonui Pukenui To put your child on a bus please email the office at office@abundantlife.school.nz




Learning Support Requirements or Concerns


If your child has recieved learning supoort at early childhood education or at another school, please let us know. Alternatively if you have any learning concerns for your child please speak to your AP so that we can work togather to best support your child.




Pre-loved Uniforms


We have a range of preloved uniforms that are available for a small koha. They are located in the office so please pop in to see what we have available. As your tamariki as grow out of their old school uniforms, feel free to drop them off to the office to bless another whanau.




Attendance Dues


Attendance dues are charged at the start of each year and are due at the end of term one, they are charged by our Proprietors who are responsibile for the property and special character of our school. Schedule of Fees: 1 Child $400 2 Children $800 3 Children and more $1200 for the whanau A $200 deposit is charged for all whanau to confirm enrolment.




Medication


If your child needs to take any medication, please let the office know. For stafety reasons, students are not permitted to have medication on their person so all medication needs to be dropped off to the office, this includes athma puffers and paracetamol. All medical conditions and health needs are entered in our student management system this enables all teachers to be aware of any students and to send them to the office should the need arise.





Getting Started

Uniform

Our school uniform reflects the pride we have in our students.  We expect them to wear it with pride and to reflect excellence in their attire.  It is mainly purchased from DD Gold Kaitaia. 

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