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INFO FOR PARENTS

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eLearning / BYOD


We employ a blended approach to learning so ICT is a vital tool and is integrated in all teaching and learning programmes. The school provides iPads and Chromebooks for classroom use and we use Google Apps for Education.


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

BYOD was introduced in 2016 and is optional for Year 4-6 students.

The preferred device is a Chromebook.

No support will be provided for other devices.

If you have a device, please complete the BYOD form.




Annual Report & Analysis of Variance


Each year we have to file our Analysis of Variance to the Ministry of Education by 1 March. This report details student progress and achievement for the previous year in relation to our Student Achievement Targets. We also file a report on how we have used the ’tagged’ KiwiSport Funding. Both these are in our Annual Report.

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report




Attendance and Absences



If you child will be away from school, including sickness, please contact the Office by:

  1. Phone - 03 2048614

  2. Using the Skool Loop App - text or email

  3. Email - office@tapanui.school.nz




Learning Activites


A summary of the learning that takes place at Tapanui School is reported to the Board once each term.

Term 1 - 2021 Learning Activities Report

Term 4 - 2020 Learning Activities Report

Term 3 - 2020 Learning Activities Report

Term 2 - 2020 Learning Activities Report




Stationery


Our preferred supplier for stationery is PaperPlus, Gore. You can phone them and request your stationery pack for pickup, or, you can have it delivered to your door!

Download our stationery information sheet here.

PaperPlus Back to School information can be found here.




School Closures


When weather is hazardous (ice / snow) in the morning, please listen to Hokonui Gold Radio for school cancellations / late starts or late bus run notices. A text alert will also be sent to all caregivers we hold a cell phone numbers for. If snowing in the morning, exercise your discretion about sending your child to school especially if getting them home could be a problem. Please ring in during the day if snow conditions in your area are of concern. If you are to be away from home on a suspected snow day please have an alternative arrangement with a neighbour / friend which your child knows about, and send a note or ring the school with these arrangements. If conditions deteriorate during the day, again please listen to the radio. All bus children parents will be rung before buses can leave. If parents cannot be reached (and we have not been informed of an alternative arrangement) those children will be kept at school. Town parents will be asked (via radio) to collect their children. Town families are only rung after buses are away.