Information for Parents

Ready for School

This programme is available to all children turning 4 who will be attending Tawhiti School at age 5 years. Ready for School introduces children to literacy and numeracy concepts. At these sessions parents/caregivers will be given ideas and resources to support children's learning at home. Ready for School also allows children to form a relationship with their teacher, making their transition to school easy.

This programme runs in our library on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00pm. All children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver/grandparent. If you are interested in enrolling your child in our Ready for School programme please contact the office (06) 278 7117 or email our new entrant teacher - Ashleigh Potts ashleigh@tawhiti.school.nz

Uniform

The majority of the Tawhiti uniform can be purchased at the Warehouse in Hawera, with the exception of the navy Canterbury pants.

Boys Uniform:

* Black (long or short) socks

* Black shoes or sandals

* Navy track pants (Canterbury or school track pants from Warehouse)

* Blue Tawhiti polo shirt

* Blue Tawhiti long sleeve polar fleece

* Navy Tawhiti shorts

* Black or Navy thermal

Girls Uniform:

* Black (long or short) socks or black tights

* Black shoes or sandals

* Navy track pants (Canterbury or school track pants from Warehouse)

* Blue Tawhiti polo shirt

* Blue Tawhiti long sleeve polar fleece

* Tawhiti tartan culottes

* Black or Navy thermal

Police Vetting

As our school is heavily involved in education outside the classroom, there are many times that we call upon parents to accompany us on a learning adventure. If parents are driving children other than their own or staying overnight with children they are required to be police vetted. A vetting form can be picked up from the school office.

Our Handbook

Further information about the way our school operates is outlined in our school handbook below.

handbook 2016.pdf