General information for parents of Enrolling children
We are pleased to welcome you to our school and hope that the following information will prove helpful in getting to know the routines of Katikati Primary School. If there are any questions that you have about your child’s development or if there is anything you wish to know about the school, please do not hesitate to contact the school office and make arrangements through the school secretary for an appointment with the Principal, Deputy Principals or your child’s teacher.
Birth certificates must be produced when enrolling children for the first time.
Immunisation records (New Entrants)
Immunisation Certificates are now required for all new entrants, i.e.: 5 year olds, as per the Health Regulations Act 1995. All children starting school from the year 2000 onwards will be required to provide information giving details of immunisations.
All Primary Schools nationwide are now required to maintain a register recording all relevant detail i.e.: whether the child is immunised or not. The local medical centre will issue your child’s immunisation certificate showing details.
In the event of an outbreak of one of the nine diseases (Diphtheria, pertusis also known as Whooping Cough, tetanus, hepatitis, poliomyelitis, Rubella, Measles, Morbilli and Mumps) the children with the illness will be asked to remain at home. The Medical Officer of Health can then view the immunisation register and any children who are not immunised or have no certificate can then be identified and their parents / caregivers contacted to further discuss the options to further protect their children. Unimmunised children, may be asked to remain at home during any outbreaks. Parents remain free to choose whether or not to immunise their child, but they must make a choice. Those who choose immunisation need to ensure that their child is fully immunised to ensure protection.
Passport with appropriate documentation (i.e. Residence Visa/ Student Visa) is required to be sighted for children enrolling from overseas.
It is very important that you ensure that your child is registered on the bus by entering your details at katikati.easybus.nz.
Register for updates at katikati.easybus.nz and check the site in to confirm which service your child will be on and what time they need to be waiting at their stop. Please advise the school office when you have done this and we will then add your child/ren to the schools bus lists. You will also receive updates on any changes to bus routes that may affect you.
The Katikati Transport Network’s website is the best source of information about our bus routes. On it you can view the proposed bus routes, start times and the roads travelled upon.
Please contact the bus company if you have any concerns or issues about the bus service.
Please let the office know when your child is catching the bus for the first time so they can ensure they go to the correct busline.
Students who travel on a bus may continue to do so while they behave in a reasonable and safe manner. Easybus and the school work closely together to ensure that Health and Safety of students on bus is paramount. The expectations are:
In bus line students:
On the bus students:
If a student does not follow these expectations the parents/caregivers will be notified and if this continues the student will be off bus for the week.
Anne Morriss – Deputy Principal/Bus Controller
A range of stationery is available to be purchased throughout the year from our school office.
In Term 4 ‘Back to School’ stationery packs will be available to purchase for 2023.
Parents/caregivers are expected to contact the school in the morning if their child is going to be absent for that day. You need to give a reason for your child’s absences and the more information the better.
You can fill out the form below to report a student absence, or you can:
The compulsory items of uniform are:
Uniforms can be purchased at The Warehouse at Fraser Cove or online at www.thewarehouse.co.nz
As part of our Ready for Learning Programme children need to have 3 school visits before starting. Visits are to be organised through the DP by contacting the school office. These visits are to ensure there is a smooth transition to school. Visits comprise of 2 Fridays and a Thursday from 9.30 to 11.00. As well as this we also have an open morning once a term for those children starting the following term which allows for the teachers working in the Ready for Learning programme to explain to parents how this operates, as well as get to know the children who will be starting.
You can find out about the dates of the Ready for Learning Open morning through preschools, our website, Facebook or contact the office.
We ask that children are enrolled as early as possible and any concerns regarding their learning or behaviour the school is contacted prior to the child starting.
At Katikati Primary School we are committed to promoting sport, fitness and physical wellbeing. We have many opportunities throughout the school year whether it be trialing for a team to go to tournaments run through Sport BOP or give-it-a-go days like Funky Fun Days at the Trustpower Arena that our Year 3/4s currently have the opportunity to attend.
Our main sports we focus on each year together as a school are:
These events lead to interschool competitions (North Cluster, WBOP and BOP) for the Senior School children.
We are fortunate here in Katikati to have many local sports clubs offering extra-curricular activities like football, rugby, rippa rugby, cricket, hockey, netball, athletics, karate, wrestling, jiu jitsu, gymnastics, tennis, squash to name a few.
Our sports coordinator, Christine Townsend works with staff, parent sports coordinators and clubs to help provide opportunities in a variety of sporting codes. Christine is available to help with any queries related to sports activities or events. You can email her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working together with Kindo, Katikati Primary can now bring you a fantastic way to register and pay for sports teams and events.
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Set Up an Account - click on the icon above to register and log in to our school shop.
New Users can click on the ‘create an account’ option and fill in your contact details and your child’s name.
Registered Users can simply enter their email address and password to log in.
Choose to pay-as-you-go, or add funds to your Kindo account in advance, using fee free options of internet banking, POLi, Account2account or Credit/Debit card (fees apply).
Choose to pay-as-you-go using our instant top up options:
Contact the Kindo help desk on freephone 0508 4 KINDO (0508 454 636), or email email@example.com
The KKPS Library provides students with access to a comfortable, creative and imaginative place with a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. Here in the library passions and new interests are enthusiastically supported, imaginations are ignited and authentic perspectives presented that help our tamariki to understand themselves and their world.
Every class has a 30-minute scheduled library visit every week, where students have the opportunity to select books, both for enjoyment at home and in the classroom. Junior students in Years NE - 3 can issue one (1) item at a time, and Senior students in Years 4 - 6 can issue up to two (2) items at a time. Books issued to students can be enjoyed at home for two weeks. Overdue slips are printed and circulated every other week. During morning tea and lunch breaks, the library is available for students to enjoy a quiet, comfortable space to read and engage in a range of fun indoor activities.
In Year 6, students also have the opportunity to become student librarians who help in the school library over morning tea and lunch breaks as a way to both develop leadership skills and ensure our school library remains a tidy and organized space for learning and leisure. Through changing displays and activities like our annual winter reading challenge, we also seek to support students in becoming more daring readers, broadening their reading horizons, and discovering the pleasure in this.
This year, we are excited to introduce our new online library platform, which allows students, parents and teachers to access our library catalogue remotely. To view the catalogue from home, view the KKPS Accessit Library.