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School background

Edmonton School is located close to Henderson and the North Western Motorway. Our school has a large car park for safe and efficient pickup and drop off for your convenience. We value the fact that we are, in city terms, a small school with a country, family friendly atmosphere. This is significant because there is compelling new research about the benefits of so called boutique schools of this size i.e. under 300.

Our playgrounds are expansive, attractive, well planted for shade and environmentally safe. We have a brand new Super Dental Clinic and a special needs unit.

This school places a strong emphasis on learning and achievement. We provide a rich supportive structure for all students to flourish academically, develop their strengths and have their needs met whilst retaining their unique individuality. Special programmes such as Reading Recovery, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Gifted and Talented, Te Reo, Kapa Haka and Pasifika Culture are taken by qualified teachers.

Our teachers are dedicated and experienced, are NZ trained and registered. They have a strong belief in on-going professional development. We are implementing the National Standards and new reporting format for our parents.

In addition to the above, there are opportunities for students to represent the school in different sports. We have a swimming programme in term 4 for all students. As part of outdoor education, the older students go on camp every two years. Every year we have a production involving either the junior or senior school.

We pride ourselves in having a dedicated Board of Trustees supported by helpful staff and parent community. Your choice of school is important and we invite you to come and see for yourself why Edmonton would be an excellent placement for your child. We are certain your trust and confidence in us will be well rewarded.

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the legal body that controls Edmonton Primary School. Parents are welcome to attend the meetings that are usually held on the fourth Monday of the month in the staff room.

2017 Term dates
Term 1   -              1 February – 13 April
Term 2   -              1 May – 7 July
Term 3   -              24 July – 29 September
Term 4   -              16 October – 15 December

School Day
School begins 8.55am
Morning tea 10.30 - 11.00am
Lunch 12.30 - 1.20pm
School finishes 3.00pm

Road Patrols
The School Road crossing is patrolled under teacher supervision between 8.30 - 8.50am and 3.00 - 3.10pm. Students needing to cross Edmonton Road wait outside Room 13. At 3.10pm the duty teacher will ensure they cross Edmonton Road safely. Students must wait for the patrols before crossing these roads.
Students needing to cross Vodanovich Road wait by the boat ready for the duty teacher to cross them safely at 3.05pm. Students must wait for the duty teacher before crossing the road.

School Zone

Alma Street

Annette Avenue

Blethyn Place

Boznyak Drive

Castaing Crescent

Central Park Drive

Chilcott Road

Claude Brooks Road

Coletta Lane

Duncan Avenue

Edmonton Road – 62/63 & above

Essex Street

Flanshaw Road – Numbers 2 -34 even only

Griffiths Place

Keru Place

Kirrie Avenue

Mackenzie Street

Marie Crescent

Matuhi Rise

McLeod Road – 56-102 even numbers only

Mickle Street

Norma Street

Ozich Avenue

School Road

Sheehan Road

Strid Road

Swan Lane

Te Atatu Road – 110-265 even numbers only

Vodanovich Road.

 

Out of zone – Priority conditions

1st priority  - will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment an approved special programme. (This priority category is not  applicable at our school)

 

2nd priority – will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students

 

3rd priority -  will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students

 

4th priority – will be given to applicants who are siblings of board employees.

 

5th priority – will be given to all other applicants.

 

 

Enrolment Scheme
We have an official enrolment and school zone policy operating. More information is available from the school office. We often enrol students from out of zone.

Pre-school Visits
You are welcome to visit our school before your student begins. The way a child settles into school can be greatly enhanced by the induction he or she has. Students have three visits before their start date. Visits are Wednesday mornings 8.55am - 11am. For more information refer to the website page ‘New Entrant Information'.

Newsletters
A school newsletter goes home every Wednesday. These contain important information about coming events or items of interest. Please check with your student as they sometimes forget to pass newsletters onto you.

School Uniform
Our School Uniform is compulsory. It is available from any shop but the following stores stock plenty of options: K.Mart, Warehouse, Farmers & Postie Plus.

Listed below are our uniform requirements.

  • Plain red top with a collar or a red skivvy
  • Plain red sweatshirt
  • Plain Black shorts, skorts, skirt, track pants, trousers
  • Plain red or black sunhat/cap worn in term 1 and term 4
  • Black sandals or shoes with black laces. No boots
  • Black socks

No long sleeves or t-shirts showing under short sleeved tops.                                                                                                     

Communication With The School                                                                                                      

Good communication between parents and teachers is a priority. If you have a particular query concerning your student please contact the classroom teacher first to discuss the matter. If the matter is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may need to see the Assistant Principal. At that stage she may refer you to the Principal if appropriate.

Attendance and Punctuality
Regular and punctual attendance is very important. There are only 198 days of the school year and it is vital for students learning that they utilise this time fully. Absenteeism and truancy are taken seriously and frequent absences may be investigated. Please notify the office if your child is away.
Phone 838 9318
Email: office@edmonton-primary.school.nz
When your child returns to school, a written note is required by the classroom teacher explaining the absence.

Sick Bay
The office staff (Mrs McCarthy) look after the sick bay. They will attend to your child and contact you if necessary. An emergency contract number is required for school records.

Medication
If your student is on medication, you will need to see the office staff about signing an authorisation form to allow them to administer medication. No medication is to be kept in a students school bag or desk for safety reasons.

Reporting to Parents/Caregivers
Term 1: Parent / Teacher Interviews
Term 2: Portfolios (including National Standards Report)
Term 3: Parent / Teacher Interviews
Term 4: Reports
Portfolios (including National Standards Report)

Assemblies
Junior Assembly: Friday 1.30-2.00pm
Middle  - no assemblies
Senior Assembly: Friday 1.30-2.00pm
Whole School Assembly: 9.00am - 9.30  fortnightly.  You are most welcome to attend.

Library/Computer Suite
Each class is scheduled for a session in our Library and Computer Suite every week. Each class also have four computers in their classrooms for use throughout the day.

Homework (Senior Syndicate)
Homework has a place for children where school activities are consolidated and extended with the support and encouragement of the Parents/Caregivers.
Establishing a good homework ethic will pay good educational dividends.
Teachers take turns to set the homework tasks for the whole syndicate.

Homework ( Middle Syndicate)
In Y3, students have a home reader and spelling words. A homework sheet may be added later on in the year.

Homework (Junior Syndicate)
In Y1 and Y2, students will have a home reader at least four times a week.
They may also have an alphabet card and/or a basic sight word list to learn.

Special Programmes
The following programmes operate in our school:
Kapa Haka
Choir (Senior students)
School Leadership Group (Senior Students)
Te Reo
Pasifika (Seniors)

 Bi Lingual Unit 
Whaia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe me maunga teitei – In pursuit of what is precious to Aotearoa New Zealand, Edmonton Primary School opened a Bilingual class for new entrants to year 2. This will involve teaching and learning from the New Zealand curriculum, with up to 25% instruction in Te Reo Māori.

In addition to this class, we will also be providing enrichment classes for years 3-6. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Te Reo Māori language learning groups for 2 blocks a week (180mins in total). The focus of these classes will be to acquire the Māori language to be used for conversational purposes. Students will be withdrawn from class for these enrichment times.

If you are interested in Māori medium learning, or having your child learn Te Reo Māori, please enrol with the school today!

Mā pango , mā whero ka oti  te mahi! 

Bible
Year 5 & Year 6 students are taken for half a hour Bible instruction by a church group every Wednesday at 11.00am in the hall. All children attend unless ‘No Bible' is stated on the enrolment form or a note is written and signed by a parent/caregiver stating the reason why.

Public Health Nurse
The nurse can be contacted through the school.

Dental Therapist
We have a Children's Community Dental Clinic next to our school. Phone 838 2402 to contact a dental therapist.

Before School and After School Care
We have a privately run before and after school care programme. This is available everyday during the school term.
Hours: 7.00am-8.30am and 3.00pm-5.30pm
Contact the office for more information.

ASB - School Banking

We have school banking available. Contact the office for more information and application to open a bank account. 

If you are looking for help in:
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Edmonton Primary School
1 School Road
Te Atatu South
Auckland 0610
Ph: (09) 838 9318
Fax: (09) 838 9318