Please contact us if your question is not below.
Who do I contact if my child is going to be absent?
If your child is sick, please phone reception and leave a message on 04-479 6685 or email email@example.com with the child’s name, room number and the reason for their absence. It is also helpful to copy the classroom teacher into the email. Please also let reception know if your child is going to be away for an extended time such as on holiday. Request for leave should be made to principal in good time.
What time do the bells ring?
Our school runs by the following schedule:
8.30am – Bell rings to indicate children can come into class.
8.55am – Morning bell rings for children to come to class.
10.45 – Morning tea time. Children are supervised to eat for 5 minutes.
11.15 – Bell goes for children to return to class.
12.45- Lunch time. Children are supervised to eat for 10 minutes.
1.20 – Bell goes for children to return to class.
2.55 – Bell goes for the end of the school day.
How do I make contact with my child’s teacher?
Teachers are available in their classes on school days from 8.30am for a brief conversation. If you would like more time to meet, please contact the teacher, either in person or via email to make an appointment.
How do I know when there is an upcoming event or if something is cancelled?
Upcoming events and cancellations will be on our Facebook page. Urgent and important notices will appear on the front page of this website. School newsletters go home every second Thursday via email and this outlines many of the upcoming events. Occasionally children will also bring home special paper copy notices.
What is the school bank account number?
We bank with ASB and our account number is 12-3223-0137390-00. If you are making a payment, please include the child’s family name, room number and specific reference eg. Artsplash Tickets.
How are the school syndicates organised?
Our school is organised into two syndicates.
The junior syndicate consists of two teams, Kowhai, Years 0 – 1, and Matai, Years 2 -3,
The senior syndicate is Kauri, which comprises three hubs. Kākā is our Year 4 hub. Kererū and Korimako are our Year 5 and 6 hubs.
Where can I park when I come to visit?
Parking is limited at Khandallah School. There is one accessibility car park in the staff car park, situated off Clark St. Please use Clark Street, Simla Crescent, Woodmancote Road or surrounding streets. There is also an additional car park next to Khandallah Park at the end of Woodmancote Road. The staff car park is not to be used by parents, students or Easy Swim clients between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday – Friday.
Access to the top court is for designated vehicles only. There is one accessibility car park beside the school pool. This is for cardholders only.
What is the process for making a complaint?
If you would like to make a complaint, please go to School Docs, and search “complaints”
What options are available for after school care?
YMCA host a before school, after-school and holiday program onsite. Please see their website www.ymcawellington.org.nz
What options are there for lunch orders and how do I order these?
We offer Pita Pit on Fridays, Subway on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Sushi on Wednesdays. Pita Pit and Sushi is ordered online (order here) and Subway (Subway Menu) order forms are in the office foyer. These must be completed and in the box by 9am on the day of ordering. Once a term, the Home and School have a sausage sizzle lunch. Information goes home about this with children when it is coming up.
Where can I pick up and drop off my child?
For quick pick-ups and drop offs, before and after school, where children are just getting in and out, the drop off on Clark Street is ideal. This is a no stopping zone and designed for children who can get in and out of the car independently. Please note there is no pedestrian access through the drop off/pick up zone during these times. Alternatively, there is parking available on Clark Street, Simla Crescent and Woodmancote Road. Road patrols operate on Clark Street and Woodmancote Road daily. All children are expected to use these. We also encourage adults to model safe practises and use crossings too.
If you are picking up or dropping off your child during school hours, they must be signed in/out at reception or Kowhai(New entrant/Year 1 children only).
Where can I find the school policies?
The link to our school policies is here. The username is khandallah and the password is kaukau.
How can I get involved in school life?
At Khandallah School we are very fortunate to have the Home and School Association whose main goal is to bridge the gap between home and school environments. In doing so, it provides opportunities for fundraising which directly helps the school. Some of the major fundraisers include the Kids Kaukau Challenge, usually held in November, sausage sizzles, calendar art, discos, father’s Day Breakfast and many more. To get involved, please contact Hands@khandallah.school.nz.
What about homework?
At Khandallah School, homework is not compulsory but it is a great opportunity to reinforce your child’s learning. Homework is specific to your child’s needs. Your child’s teacher will contact you or let you know if there is homework for your child. If you would like to reinforce learning at home, great options are reading to or with your child (no matter their age!), baking together, playing board games, adding up the groceries, looking for patterns when out driving etc. Learning is all around us!
Does my child have to wear a hat?
Yes. Children are expected to wear wide brimmed hats in Term 1 and 4. If they do not have a wide brimmed hat in these terms, they will be asked to play in shaded places. Caps, snapbacks and other such hats are not acceptable. Khandallah School sunhats are available for purchase in the school office for $22.
What other activities are available for my child to take part in?
There are French lessons on a Tuesday afternoon. Please contact 04-476 3098 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Easyswim offers private swimming lessons both during the week and in the weekends. Please contact them on 04-234 7946 or www.easyswim.co.nz
GoodTime Music offer a music bus that comes to school twice a week and teaches children a range of musical instruments. Please contact them directly at www.goodtimemusicacademy.co.nz