How do I contact the school?
The school office is open from 8.00am to 4.00pm each school day.
Outside of these hours, a telephone answering service is available.
Contact us via:
Telephone: 06 878 9766
Text: 027 557 0085
Fax: 06 878 9873
Postal: Gordon Road, Hastings 4120
When the telephone answering service is on, choose from the following options:
Press 1 to leave an absentee message or general message
Press 0 to speak to office staff
At times, we use students to answer the telephone. Please get them to repeat the message back to you to confirm that they have taken it down correctly. This is important when you are leaving messages concerning collection arrangements for children.
What do I need to bring when enrolling my child?
For all enrolments other than New Entrants (5 year olds):
Complete the enrolment form and provide the following:
1. Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport
2. Completion of any necessary Health Forms
If you are not a resident of New Zealand and have recently arrived in the country, you will need to provide a copy of your passport and relevant paperwork for your entry permit.
To enrol a New Entrant:
Complete the enrolment form and the green health form (found in the centre of the Healthy at Five booklet). The enrolment form also includes consent for the following –
1.Education Outside The Classroom, Trips, Shows etc
We will also require the following:
1. Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport
2. Immunisation Certificate
3. Completion of any necessary Health Forms
How do we cater for ESOL students?
English for speakers of other languages.
We place a strong emphasis on Numeracy and Literacy with extensive professional development for teachers in these areas.
We have been able to achieve a huge increase in student achievement in writing, reading and mathematics as a result of this.
We are pleased to say that our teachers are:
continuously striving to improve the teaching programmes to meet the needs of the children in each class.
Within our school we also run ESOL classes where children get to work in smaller groups with a specialist teacher aide.
Where do we go on our first day of school?
Starting SchoolOn the first day of school, please report to the school office and you will be escorted to your child’s classroom. Arrival at approximately 8.45am is ideal so the child has time to greet the teacher, meet some children and get items from their schoolbag before the bell rings at 8.55am. Parents are welcome to stay for a short time if they wish.
When should I enrol my 5 year old?
Children can start attending school on their 5th birthday or the first school day after their fifth birthday. However we encourage enrolment prior to starting.
You and your child will be invited to attend a pre-entry morning approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your child’s birthday. After the initial visit your child may enjoy another 3-4 mornings before they begin school. During each visit your child will be involved in regular classroom activities. On starting day, your child will be familiar and comfortable with their new environment and off to a great start.
New entrant stationery is pre-packaged and available at the school office.
What are the school hours?
Road Patrols commence at 8.30am. Parents are responsible for crossing their children until this time.
Once children have arrived at school for the day, they must not leave the school grounds without permission of the duty or their classroom teacher. Written permission addressed to their classroom teacher, is required from the parent/caregiver to allow their child to go home for lunch.
8.00am children may enter the grounds and wait on the Junior block verandah outside Room 12
8.15am children may enter the school buildings
8.55am school begins
10.00am fruit break
11.00am morning break
1.20pm school resumes
2.55pm school finishes
School hours are not altered on wet days.
Does Raureka offer school camps?
Each year students from Year 6 attend camp at Guthrie Smith Outdoor Education Centre, Tutira. Camp is usually held in October.
There are plenty of activities at camp to challenge the students and the experience is thoroughly enjoyed.
Students fund raise throughout the year with things like our beginning of year Carnival and raffles etc.
If you would like to find our more about camp please see your child’s teacher and they will be happy to discuss any questions/concerns you may have.
Is there a school uniform?
Raureka School does have a uniform available the polo shirt, polar fleece and bucket hats can be bought from the School Office.
Polo Shirts are $30.00 each
Polar Fleece jerseys are $40.00 each.
Bucket hats are $10.00 each, compulsory to wear in Term 1 and 4.
The bottom half must be black and you can buy this yourself from any store.
You may choose from:
Black Skort – Girls.
Black Shorts – Boys/ Girls.
Black Cargo Pants (Long).
Black Track Pants.
Black Shoes, Socks, Sandals.
What special needs and enrichment programmes does Raureka School offer?
We have comprehensive and effective classroom programmes that are focused on individual learning needs, with groupings to meet children’s abilities.
Our programmes meet the needs of all students.
Special abilities and enrichment programmes:
– Senior maths streaming
– Otago Universtiry Problem Solving Challenge
– NSW University exams in Maths, English, Science
– Information Technology
Special needs programmes:
– Reading Recovery
– Individual Education Programmes
Where can I access the Raureka School Policies?
Our school policies are available on the School Docs website.
From the home page find Raureka School.
The community login details are:
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How do I let the school know my child will be absent?
It is very important that you let us know if your child is going to be away from school and the reason why. There are a couple of ways to contact us.
1) Phone 06 8789766 and press 1 to leave a message on our answerphone
2) Download our Raureka School app and notify us using the absentee option.
Does Raureka School have a zone?
Raureka School Board of Trustees is currently working with the Ministry of Education around a zone for the school. If you have any question about this please contact the Principal via the school office.