Kia ora koutou and welcome to Term 1 2024 from the office team!
We hope you have had a fabulous summer and that your kids are ready for a great year in 2024 at our kura. We wanted to share some information and reminders that we hope you will find helpful for the start of term.
We recognise that this is a lot of information to take in so please contact us if you require any further information on 07 825 8140.
First Day Back at School – Term Dates 2024 & Pōwhiri
Our first day back at school is next Wednesday 7th February, school starts with a pōwhiri to welcome our new students and their whānau. Parents are welcome to attend this. Following the pōwhiri students will then be taken to their classes by their teacher.
|Years 0-6 returning students – meet outside the hall to be seated
|Years 0-6 whānau of new students – meet outside the hall to be welcomed
|Tea and biscuits in the staff room for whānau of new students in Years 0-6
|Years 7-13 returning students – meet outside the hall to be seated
|Years 7-13 whānau of new students – meet outside the hall to be welcomed
|Tea and biscuits in the staff room for whānau of new students in Years 7-13
Students in Years 11-13 will also need to come on Monday 5th February for their course confirmations:
Year 11 9-10am
Year 12 10-11am
Year 13 11am-12pm
Click below to see our 2024 Term Dates
Whānau Information Evening 8th February 2024 6-8pm
We invite all whānau to an open evening on 8th February at 6pm. This is an opportunity to come in and see the school, meet the leaders and teachers and find out a bit more about us.
We will also be consulting parents on our health curriculum. This will be held in the school hall and we would love to see you there!
Stationery & Devices
Stationery for Years 0-6 is provided at school and kindly sponsored by Satnam and Harshi Bains, owners of our local Four Square.
Our stationery lists for years 7-13 are available online. Parents of Year 7-13 students can view the lists or access online ordering from Office Max at https://www.raglanarea.school.nz/our-school/stationery/.
Please note we are encouraging all students in Years 7-13 to bring their own devices to school this year. For Years 7-10 we recommend a chromebook and for Years 11-13 we recommend a windows laptop. Please click here to see some recommended options.
School Communication – How to access Edge
Edge is the app which our school uses to connect with parents. Using this app you can view your child’s attendance, school reports and track their NCEA progress. We also use this app to communicate news with you. Please click below to see how to access Edge. Please note you will need to do this with the email address you have provided to school.
We will also communicate with parents and caregivers via email, our school website and our facebook page, so keep an eye on these channels. Our website homepage has a school calendar to keep you up to date with upcoming events.
Please advise us if your child is not able to be at school for any reason, it is a Ministry of Education requirement that we record all absences with the reason for the absence. To let us know dates and reason for absence you can:
- Call the office on 07 825 8140
- Text us on 027 488 9421
- Email email@example.com
If your child arrives at school after 8:50am they will need to sign in at the office otherwise it may be recorded as an absence. If your child is not at school we may send a text message to let you know.
Students in Year 0-6 are expected to wear sunhats as per our school’s Sun Smart Policy. We encourage you to ensure all ages of students wear hats and sunblock, particularly during the summer terms.
We accumulate quite a lot of lost property throughout the year. It would be so helpful for us for all student property (i.e. lunch boxes, drink bottles) clothing (don’t forget shoes and jandals) to be clearly marked with their name and a contact number on any device that a student brings to school.
Our bank account details are:
Raglan Area School Board of Trustees
Please ensure any regular payments you make are paid to this account as we did change our bank account last year. Our preferred payment method is via internet banking if possible please. It is very important, when making an on-line payment, that you reference your payment clearly so that it is coded against the activity it is intended to pay for.
Registrations are open online until 23 February, head over to our sports website to sign up for any sports https://sites.google.com/raglanarea.school.nz/ras-sport-external/home.
Click this link to see how to register a sports team. https://www.raglanarea.school.nz/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/HOW-TO-REGISTER-FOR-A-RAS-SPORTS-TEAM.docx.pdf.
Ngā mihi nui
The Raglan Area School Office Team