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. 

Year 1 - 6 Boys


Dark navy blue polycotton cargo shorts Dark navy Velocity polo with logo Dark navy polar fleece with logo Dark navy or Black sweatpants Dark navy Reactor jacket with logo Black socks (visible above the ankle) Black shoes / sandals (black includes laces and logo) Dark navy sun hat (cap or bucket; no logo) In the cooler months students are permitted to wear a black long sleeve top under their polo.




Year 1 - 6 Girls


Dark navy blue polycotton skort Dark navy Velocity polo with logo Dark Navy polar fleece with logo Dark Navy or Black sweatpants Dark navy Reactor jacket with logo Black socks (visible above the ankle) Plain black tights / stockings can be worn under a skort Black shoes / sandals (black include laces and logo) Dark navy sun hat (cap or bucket; no logo) In the cooler months students are permitted to wear a black long sleeve top under their polo.




Year 7 - 13 Young Men


Dark navy blue cargo shorts Navy or black dress pants Dark navy Bondi roll up shirt with logo Dark navy woolmix vest with logo Dark navy pullover with logo Dark navy Chicago jacket with logo Black socks (visible above the ankle) Black shoes or sandals (black includes laces / logo) In the cooler months students are permitted to wear a black long sleeve top under their polo. The only jewelry allowed is the following: Taonga One small cross necklace Dark navy sunhat (cap or bucket hat, with no logo). School uniform PE gear is to be worn during PE, intervals, on the court, field or for sporting activities.




Year 7 - 13 Young Women


Dark navy blue skirt or dark navy ladies cargo shorts Navy or black dress pants pants Plain black tights / stockings can be worn under a skirt. Dark navy Bondi roll up shirt with logo Dark navy woolmix vest with logo Dark navy woolmix cardigan with logo Dark navy pullover with logo Dark navy Chicago jacket with logo In the cooler months students are permitted to wear a black long sleeve top under their polo. Black socks (visible above the ankle) Black shoes or sandals (black includes laces/logo). Black, navy or white hair ties The only jewelry allowed is the following: Taonga Stud earring or sleeper, one stud per ear One small ross necklace Dark navy sunhat (cap or bucket hat, with no logo). School uniform PE gear is to be worn during PE, intervals, on the court, field or for sporting activities.




Personal Appearance


To be well-groomed, clean, neat and tidy are our guiding principles of appearance. The correct uniform, clean and pressed, should be worn to school.




Hair Styles & Colour


Hair colour is acceptable as long as it is one of the natural hair colours (blonde, black, brown etc.). Outrageous colours are not acceptable such as red, blue, pink, purple, orange etc. and patches or streaks of any colour. For all male students, hair must be tidy and not sit below the eyeline or collar. In secondary girls may wear their hair down however in some subjects girls may be requested to wear their hair back for safety reasons. Hair ties and bands are to be navy or white. In primary girls must tie their back.




Jewellery and Make-Up


No wrist jewellery, rings, body piercing, tattoos or ankle bands may be worn other than a watch. Girls may wear a single small stud or sleeper in the lobe of each ear. In Secondary it is preferable not to wear any makeup for young women, however if it is natural looking (is not noticeable) then a light covering of foundation, lip gloss (uncoloured) and lightly applied mascara may be worn. Make-up is not permitted in primary. “And let not your adornment be merely external.....but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.” - 1 Peter 3 v 3 & 4





SERVICE TIME

10:30 am 

NAU MAI, HAERE MAI I ROTO I TE WHARE KARAKIA