The Woodstock School Board of Trustees has set this at $25 per child per term. This is $100 per child for the year. This could be paid as a lump sum or by installments via our Wrap it Up online payment system.
Funds generated from this donation go towards purchasing school sport equipment, classroom equipment and books for the Library and Junior Bookroom, Art supplies and Technology Resources. Donations are tax deductible.
The school would really appreciate if you were able to make a donation
Lunch Orders are available at school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. School Lunch orders are placed on the internet. For more information see the link below.
A Subway lunch pack cost $5:50.
– The choice of sub from the list below.
DRESS Children should be dressed in a manner suitable to the climatic conditions. Clothes should not restrict children’s participation in the many and varied activities of the school day. Children who are dressed inappropriately will have their parents/caregivers contacted to address the matter. All clothing should be clearly named. As we are a sunsafe school, children are required to wear appropriate sunhats and clothing that protects exposed areas of the body from the sun. If children do not have sunhats, they are required to play in the shade. School hats are available to be purchased through the school office. Children should wear sunscreen (30+ sun protection) and know how to apply it safely.
MISLAID PROPERTY Property found lying around will be placed in one of the lost property bins located in B Block. Property not claimed at the end of each term will be donated to an appropriate charity. It is the responsibility of parents and Students to check in this bin.
Procedures for Emergencies
For the safety of people at our school, we want to remind you that, in the event of an emergency at school, the following procedures will be followed:
- Students will be released to parents or persons who have been nominated on the students personal detail form / emergency contact details held in the school office.
- No child will be able to leave with another person, even if a relative or babysitter, unless we have written permission.
- All parents or designated carers, who want to collect students, must sign them out at the office or the alternative Student Release Station which will be set up at the Anson Avenue entrance to the school. They will be given a release pass to be presented to the person responsible for their student before the student is given to their care.
- We are prepared to care for students in the event of a critical situation. We have staff members with first aid certificates.
Following are answers to some questions that are often asked:
What happens to my child while at school during an earthquake?
Students at this school are taught earthquake safety response procedures. Teachers practise these procedures regularly throughout the year.
What happens to my child in case of fire at the school?
Students at this school are taught fire safety procedures. Teachers practise these procedures regularly throughout the year.
What about other emergencies?
- The school has the necessary policies and procedures in place to meet the safety requirements of the Education, Civil Defence and Health and Safety in Employment Acts.
- Several staff at the school hold a current first aid qualification and are able to assist anyone injured until professional medical assistance arrives.
- Should the school for safety reasons decide to close early, students will not be released except to a parent/caregiver or other approved adult. When collecting your child you must tell the roll attendant that your child is leaving the school grounds. This roll check is a vital information source for the Principal as valuable time and resources could be wasted searching for a student who has already been collected.
- Should the school be required to be evacuated to another location, every effort will be made to advise parents/caregivers through the media and other means of the new location. Students will not be released except to a parent/caregiver or other approved adult.
What happens if my child is injured?
Should your child be injured we will arrange for them to be cared for and, if necessary, taken to the best available medical/casualty centre.
We do ask for your help in the following areas:
- Please do not call the school, we must have lines open for emergency calls.
- Do turn your radio on – information and directions will be given over the radio.
The Breeze 99.4 FM 07 958 7050
More FM 92.2 FM 07 958 7050
Classic Hits 98.6 FM 09 373 0000
National Radio 101.0 FM 04 474 1999
Radio Live 100.2 FM 0800 723 465
Newstalk ZB 97.0 FM 09 373 0000
- Do not panic. Staff know what to do.
- Do not take risks on the road trying to reach the school until you know it is safe to travel. Listen to your radio for road reports and advice from the emergency services and/or Civil Defence.
- Read the back of the Yellow Pages for more information.
- Please ensure that the school has up to date medical information about your child.
- Please inform the school office if your child needs special food or medication in an emergency situation. It is your responsibility to maintain these supplies of medication/food at all times.
- Please keep the school informed of changes of address and phone numbers and other relevant information.
In consideration of other pupils and staff at Woodstock School the following criteria have been developed. These guidelines have been developed to ensure the pupil is completely well before returning to school and therefore less likely to become unwell again.
These guidelines are also in place to protect other pupils and the staff at Woodstock School.
Illness Recommended Recovery Time:
- Vomiting Until at least 24 Hours after LAST vomit
- Diarrhea Until at least 24 Hours after last runny bowel motion
- Chicken Pox For 7 days from the onset of the rash/ scabs are dry
- School Sores Until 24 Hours after antibiotics started
- Streptococcal Throat For 24 Hours from commencement of treatment
PLEASE do not send your child to school when they are unwell.
The first visit involved members of the parking enforcement team, and two parking enforcement officers, talking to parents/caregivers and trying to obtain their understanding, and agreement, to prioritise children’s safety over convenient parks etc. Subsequence visits will be enforcement officers only and they will be more inclined to ticket unlawful behaviours during those visits.
We thank you for your co-operation on this matter.
All children riding to school must be capable and able to apply the road rules. We discourage children under 9 years old from riding to school. Safety helmets must be worn and any child without one, will not be allowed to ride a bike. Bicycles must not be loaned or borrowed and should be locked whilst at school. All bikes must be wheeled within the school grounds as riding is prohibited.
First Credit Union and ASB offers school banking each week.
School banking packs are available from the school office.