Welcome to Kaitaia Primary School which, in partnership with you, will be actively involved with the total development of your child throughout the years he/she is at this school.
We want your association with our school to be a happy one through close co-operation with you to the benefit of your child’s/children’s education. It is our belief that together we share the common goal centred around our mission statement of “To create the best possible learning environment and teaching programmes for individual pupil development”.
Communication at times can be a difficult task to accomplish. This information booklet is an attempt to share with you the administration of education at Kaitaia Primary School.
We want you to feel free to discuss with the Principal or staff questions or suggestions that are related to the contents of this website.
Finally, the school charter and school policies are available on request from the office. Board of Trustees minutes are available for perusal and can be obtained from the school office.
“Inspired and resourceful learners for life.”
“Kia whakaara, kia manawanui mō tōna ao”
To instill MANA
By providing a positive environment, encouraging enterprising attitudes, empowering all students to achieve excellence and with continual reflection on our performance; we will ensure the changing needs and abilities of all children are being met.
At Kaitaia Primary School we value:
Excellence – because kiwis can fly
Innovation – because kiwi ingenuity is part of who we are, it’s our identity
Integrity – because respect is earned not given
Resilience – because giving up is not our choice
Because… Our children are our greatest potential.
Ko ngā tamariki a tātou tino pūmanawa
Our teachers and staff are our greatest strength.
Ko ngā kaiwhakaako, ngā kaimahi ngā tino pou kaha
Our community is our greatest source of support.
Ko te kāinga te tino puna tautoko
SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS/CAREGIVERS OF NEW ENTRANTS
In the winter terms the playground gets very muddy and, as young children use the floor to sit and work on, we keep it clean by not allowing wet and dirty shoes inside. It would help the teachers if your child is able to tie his/her own shoe laces or wear shoes without laces.
When children start school they will bring books home for you to read to them and later for them to read to you. These books are expensive to replace. A special Kiwi Pack will be purchased from the school for keeping them in. We ask that these reading books be returned to school each day.
Please name any article of clothing the child is likely to remove during the day. Young and (not so young) children have no idea of what belongs to them.
If you have any problems with your child do not hesitate to contact the teacher. It is not easy for the teacher to speak to you always during the class contact time so it is more convenient before or after school and sometimes at lunchtime.
You are welcome to sit in on the class to see what happens at school. This is a good idea if it is your first child attending school as things have changed since your own days at school.
You are welcome to help out in the classroom on a regular basis.
We aim to make your child’s school experience both enjoyable and educational. This cannot happen unless there is a real partnership between home and school. There could be things you are unsure of so please do not hesitate to ask either the classroom teacher, Deputy Principal or Principal.