Additional Information

Change of Address

Please let us know if your address or phone number changes. It is vital that we know how to contact you in case your child gets sick or injured at school. You can e-mail changes to admin@newton.school.nz

Parent Helpers

We always welcome help from parents - and grandparents and friends. In the past volunteers have contributed to the school by helping with the library, hearing children read, taking cultural groups, repairing broken windows, making cushions, cooking food and so on.

If you want to help, please do not be shy. Everyone has talents that can help with the education of our children.

Code of Fair Play

Please take the time to sit down with your child or children and discuss the Code of Fair Play.

Parents/Caregivers
I will:

  • Encourage my child to play within the rules and respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions.
  • Teach my child to respect the efforts of their opponents.
  • Remember that children learn best by example so I will applaud good plays/performances by both my child’s team and their opponents.
  • Give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort.
  • Support my child’s efforts and performance.
  • Thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to conduct the event for my child.
  • Help when asked by a coach or official.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.

Players
I will:

  • Always play by the rules.
  • Never argue with an official.  If I disagree with a decision I will inform the captain, coach or manager during a break or after the competition.
  • Control my temper.  I understand that verbal abuse of officials and other players or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport.
  • Work equally hard for myself and my team.
  • Be a good sport and applaud all good plays whether they are made by my team or the opposition.
  • Treat all players in my sport as I like to be treated.  I will not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
  • Cooperate with my coach, team mates and opponents.
  • Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat.
  • Participate for my own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants, regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Thank the opposition and officials at the end of the game.

Inclusion

We have a strong belief in the right of all children to attend school. In line with this belief some classes contain a child with physical, emotional or intellectual challenges. All these children have something special to offer their classmates.

We believe this process encourages children to look at their inappropriate behaviour and make positive choices and decisions.

We want parents involved if concerns arise to enable a partnership working for the child.

Complaints

Please address all complaints/concerns to your child's teacher in the first instance. If you do not feel resolution after this please contact the Principal.

All general complaints outside of your child's teaching and learning should be addressed to the Principal.

Conclusion

We want your children to be happy at Newton Central and we want them to learn as much as they can as fast as they can.

If we are worried about your child's work or behaviour, we will contact you. If you are worried, please contact us.

Treaty of Waitangi

Our school upholds the Articles contained in the Maori version of The Treaty of Waitangi. Te Whao Uru Taki is the Maori Education Committee in partnership with Management and Board of Trustees.

The School's Charter, Targets, Strategic & Annual Plan and Statement of Variance are available for you to peruse in the admin foyer. Please do not hesitate to ask for information if you require it.

 

Our philosophy is about ‘family’ in education.
We need your skills, support, and contributions to continue to be successful.
Ma tau rourou, Ma taku rourou, Ka ora te iwi!

HOANA PEARSON

PRINCIPAL