Enrolment Information

Enrollment Zone





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All students who live within the home zone described below and/or shown on the attached map shall be entitled to enrol at the school. Both sides of the road are included unless otherwise stated.

1. The zone begins at the southern boundary of 479 Wortley Road and follows the southern boundary of 479 Wortley Road and the northern boundary of 1158 and 1126

Richmond Road until they intercept with Richmond Road.

2. The zone then turns left and proceeds north on Richmond Road until the northern boundary of 1069 Richmond Road.

3. The zone then follows the northern boundary of 1069 Richmond Road until it reaches its western point.

4. From the western most point of 1069 Richmond Road, the zone proceeds in a straight line to the intersection point of Lincoln Road and Barry Road. No properties on Kelly

Road are in zone.

5. At the intersection of Barry Road and Lincoln Road, the zone turns left and heads north to the end of Lincoln Road The zone returns along Lincoln Road to the intersection

of York Road and Lincoln Road.

1. The zone proceeds south on Lincoln Road until 3 Lincoln Road. Properties number of Lincoln East Road are in zone

2. The zone then returns on Lincoln Road until the intersection of Lincoln Road and Wortley Road.

3. The zone then turns left and follows Wortley Road until the southern boundary of 479 Wortley Road. Properties on Davis Road are not in zone.

In-Zone Enrolments

Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.

Each year applications for enrolment in the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. This will enable the school board to assess the number of places which can be made available to students who live outside the home zone.

Out of Zone Enrolments

Each year the board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. The school board will publish this information by notice on the school website, and in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.

Applications for enrolment for each zone will be processed in the following order of priority, according to legislation:

First Priority - This priority category is not applicable to this school.

Second Priority - will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third Priority - will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.

Fourth Priority - will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

Fifth Priority - will be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.

Sixth Priority - will be given to all other applicants.

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by a ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under the Education and Training Act 2020. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by media suitable to the area served by the school. Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.


Transition Planning


At our unique school we take a holistic approach to learning and look forward to working with you and your child over their schooling journey.


At Waitoriki School we feel that it is important to establish a meaningful relationship with you and your child to ensure that school is a place of fun, discovery and learning. In order to achieve this we believe that a supportive transition programme is the best way to start your child's journey at school.


Seedlings

Transitioning to school is a unique experience and differs for all students. To ensure that we get the right fit for you and your family it is important to start with Seedlings visits. This is our 4 year old programme where we invite all children and their families to come to school for an hour every second Friday. Some families choose to start as soon as their child turns four, we recommend you and your child start coming along at least six months before you intend your child to start school. This allows time for relationships to be built and allows for absence due to illness. This programme is a relaxed programme that allows all children to be in the classroom/school environment and allows both you and your child to start to feel a sense of belonging.


Transition visits

Two months before your child is to start school is a great time to have a conversation with the teachers about transition visits. There isn’t a set amount of visits as we prefer to cater to individual needs, that is why it is important to have conversations at least two months prior to the start date.


Transition visits are where your child comes into school during the more structured parts of the day. The importance of these visits is to allow the students to see what happens at school and to feel comfortable in their new environment. It is also another opportunity for the teachers to build relationships with yourself and your child.


Working together through the transition process home and school can create a strong foundation on which your child can base their entire school journey.


We look forward to welcoming your family into the Waitoriki School Community.



Digital Citizenship

Defining Digital Citizenship

I understand:

  • That digital citizenship is being my best self online.

  • That I am part of a community every time I participate online.

  • That people’s rights and privacy must be protected online.

Basic ICT Skills

  • I will work to be a confident and capable user of ICT.

  • I will get help when I need it.

Online Safety, Privacy and Sharing

  • I will always respect people’s privacy and freedom of speech online.

  • I will only use my first name online at school.

  • When setting up accounts, I will have an adult present, and be mindful when using full names, birthdays or addresses.

  • I will allow others to own their own image, even if they are in a photo I take.

  • I will never post an image of someone that they wouldn’t like posted.

Copyright and Plagiarism

  • I will never cut and paste from the net and use it as my own. I will always acknowledge my sources.

Online Relationships

  • I will always use ICT to communicate in positive ways.

  • I know that I will not always agree with what people say online but that’s not a reason to be unkind to them.

  • If I wouldn't say it to a person's face, I won’t write it.

People may be mean or unkind to me online. If this happens:

  • I can deal with it positively (if I know how) or

  • I can ask a parent or teacher for help.

More information can be found on these websites: http://www.cyberbullying.co.nz/ or https://www.netsafe.org.nz/

Online Research

  • I will use the most suitable tools to find information at my level.(try http://simple.wikipedia.org/ )

Critical Thinking

  • I will think carefully about whether the information I see online is true.

  • I will check it for accuracy before I pass it on.

Honesty, Integrity and Ethical Behaviour

  • I will be honest and fair in all of my actions using ICT. I will be my ‘best self’ online.

When people talk online the things they say can be quite different from a conversation they might have if they were sitting next to each other, so:

  • I will try to understand what people are saying before I react to them.

  • If I am not sure, I can ask them, or someone else to explain.

Leading Digital Citizenship

Being a good digital citizen is something that we all have to work at.

  • I will help others to become better digital citizens.

  • If I know that my friends are having problems online, I will try to help them, or find an adult who can help.

  • If I see that someone is being unfairly treated online then I will speak up rather than just watch it happen.



MEDIA AGREEMENT:


Dear Parents/Caregivers,

At Waitoriki School we have a limited number of devices so we have chosen to be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school, to enable access to the internet for as many children as possible. As we are also a GAFE (Google Apps for Education) based school internet access is important, as so much of student’s work is based online. GAFE gives us a safe environment to set up and monitor a gmail account and google drive for each student. Both of these are accessible by students and parents from any device allowing students to easily complete work at home, share their work with family and even send links to relatives further away.


There are a few rules around BYOD and should your child wish to bring a device to school a separate form will need to be completed and signed by the child and parent.


As part of our inquiry based curriculum and to provide national and international opportunities for our students the internet is used regularly. The school runs on the Network 4 Learning provided by the Ministry of Education which provides us with a safer (but not bullet proof) internet environment. Internet safety is taught at the beginning of each year and all reasonable steps are taken to ensure students internet experiences are safe and positive.


We promote our school and keep in touch with our wider community in a variety of different ways including our school Facebook page and YouTube channel, local and regional newspapers and the Inglewood Moa Mail. In these situations photos are regularly used. In group photos we try to avoid naming individual children but there are times when we do need to include names. In these situations we use first names only. Please be aware that photos and articles from these publications are often shared on their websites and facebook pages.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding digital citizenship at Waitoriki School please do not hesitate to contact me.


Teresa Jones

Principal


Please complete the media agreement below and return to school.


MEDIA AGREEMENT


This Waitoriki School Media Agreement is between _______________________ (Parents), _______________ (Student) and the Principal


My child and I have talked together about Internet safety and I am confident my child is developing their awareness of what internet safety means. ___________________


My Child and I have talked about being responsible for our online behaviour and we understand internet use may be restricted if poor choices are made.__________________


I do/do not give my permission for my child to be in photos in the school newsletter, local papers, and the school internet based sites. _______________

I do/do not give my permission for my child’s work to be shared over the internet using their first name and age only. _______________


I do/do not give my permission for my child to participate in teacher led webinars, skype sessions and other face to face activities using the internet. _______________


Signed _______________________________ Date ______________



EOTC Permission renewal 2020


Dear Parents/Caregivers


From time to time we head out of the school grounds to supplement our classroom learning and extend our experiences with EOTC (Education Outside the Classroom). These trips usually have a sporting, cultural or environmental focus and could be just into Inglewood or as far afield as Marco School. Every time we leave the school grounds for anything you will be notified of the reason, date, times, destination and any other relevant information. However, to save you having to worry about getting forms returned on time and to help us with the organisation of each trip we ask that you fill in the form below giving global permission for your child/ren to attend day trips. If you receive notification throughout the year for an event you do not want your child to participate in you simply need to notify the school before the event to override this permission on that occasion.


Any overnight events such as camp or trips which go outside of normal school hours will have a separate permission slip sent home with the information notice.


Please fill out the form below and return to school.


Teresa Jones

Principal






I give my permission for __________________________ to take part in all EOTC activities which take place within normal school hours.


I understand that I will be notified of all EOTC activities before the event and will be asked to fill out a separate permission form for any longer events outside of normal school hours.


Signed: ________________________ Name: _________________________ Date:



Dear Parents/Caregivers and Students


While staff at Waitoriki School will make every effort to ensure students use and store their devices in a safe manner the final responsibility for students personal devices fall to the students themselves.

Any device brought to school must be clearly named and in a protective case.

Students may only bring their own device if both they, and their parents have signed and returned this BYOD Home-School Contract.


Student:


I _______________ understand that if I bring my own device to school I need to maintain positive digital citizenship at all times.


I _______________ understand that I am solely responsible for my device while it is at school.


I _______________ understand that I am the only student who is allowed to use my device and it may not be used at break times or on the school bus.


My Device is clearly and permanently named.


I have a protective case on my device.


Parents:


I/We __________________ have read and discussed this contract with my/our child. I/We understand that Waitoriki School, the Board of Trustees or Staff are not responsible for any loss or damage of equipment at school or on the school bus.


I/We give permission for my/our child to bring their own device to school daily for educational purposes within the regular classroom program.


I/We give permission for the school to use photos of my child to promote school learning and activities. (Photos will be used on platforms like blogs, facebook and school websites.


Signed Student: _______________ Parent(s) ________________________________


Regards

Teresa Jones


Principal



Mobile Library




Dear Parent/Guardian


Promoting library membership to Waitoriki School students


In conjunction with Waitoriki School the Mobile Library would like to offer you the opportunity to apply for a library card for your child. Through this invitation your child will receive their own library card, and Waitoriki School will support your child’s library membership through regular class visits to the Mobile Library.


Conditions of the special library membership are as follows:


  • Only 3 books can be borrowed at one time for 4 weeks

  • The card may only be used by the child it is assigned to

  • Books returned late will not incur overdue fines

  • Lost books will incur a replacement charge

  • No CDs or DVDs will be able to be borrowed

  • Replacement cards will cost $1.00 - please report a lost card promptly

  • Membership expires when your child leaves Waitoriki School If your child is borrowing during school holidays or outside school hours it is your responsibility to make sure books are returned on time.



CARDHOLDER INFORMATION: (Please complete and return to school)


School: ………Waitoriki……………………………………………… Classroom: ……………. Year: ………..


Last Name: ……………………………………………. First Names: …………………………………………………...


Date of Birth: ……………………………………………………. Male Female (Please tick one)


Address: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………


……………………………………………………… ………Postcode: ………........Home Phone: ……………………..


Parent/Guardian name: (underline surname) ………………………………………………………………………………


Postal Address: (if different from above) ………………………………………………………………………………….


Email address: ……………………………….................................……….. Mobile Phone: ……………………………..


Parent/Guardian signature: ……………………………………………………………………………………………...


A reminder to parents that lost books will incur a replacement charge.