Where a child is absent for more than one day, it is important that the parents phone the school each morning of the absence. Written notes are not required.
On Friday the whole school has a singing assembly at 1.40pm and Parents/Caregivers are welcome to join us.
Where your child’s behaviour becomes totally unacceptable, you will be involved and asked to help us resolve problems, especially if the rights of other children are at risk.
If you as a parent/caregiver want help, then you only need to ask and we will do our best to find it for you. The School has a strong support team of people such as the Health Nurse, Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB), School Psychologist, and community support agencies who can be of assistance to you and your child. We do our best through planning and organisation at school to minimise problems and we do expect the same level of help from you. You are always welcome to speak to the class teacher or the Principal about any concerns you have.
- they have a NZ safety approved helmet
- their bike is road safe
- they know how to ride properly and do not ride on the footpath
- their bike is the right size
- you have practised getting to and from school together
Ranzau School strongly supports the Police recommendation that children under 10 should not ride a bike to school without adult supervision.
We provide cycle safety programmes for our older children.
When parking at busy times, especially before and after school, we ask you to follow these guidelines:
- do not park on yellow lines under any circumstance
- please enter and exit the church car part at the entrance nearest where you are travelling to/from. This minimises traffic at our school crossing. (See information pack map)
- don’t park on the roadway next to the Church entrance or exit
- please use our crossing, don’t ask children to cross anywhere else. This patrolled from 3.00 – 3.10 pm
- please enter and exit school grounds via pedestrian access (not the school driveway)
Road safety is a responsibility we as a community all share. Please support us in our efforts to minimise the risks at the road.
We will contact you prior to your child’s 5th birthday to arrange up to three visits. Parents are asked to stay with their child for some of these visits unless you and the teacher see benefit in another arrangement.
We try hard to make a child’s transition to school as easy as we can. We value liaison with your child’s pre school. Our New Entrant teacher will try to visit your child at their pre school prior to enrolment.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the school or look at our website for further enrolment details.
Every Wednesday children can assemble in the Hope Domain at 8.30 am and walk, bike or skate to school as a group. We call this “Walking Wednesday”.
Health and Well Being
Head lice are often a problem and because children are in situations playing and working together, they are easily spread. If you detect head lice on your child, please let us know promptly. We will do the same for you.
From time-to-time children become sick at school and accidents can happen. We are well equipped to handle most minor ailments. If there are more serious problems, we will telephone you so that you can collect your child. However, in extreme emergencies where parents/caregivers cannot be contacted immediately, your child will be taken to a doctor and you will be notified as soon as possible.
It is always necessary for us to have an emergency contact number. Please let us know if this changes.
We also ask that you tell us in writing about any medication that may be required at school including dosage and times to administer. We have contact with our Health Nurse, who is most willing to help you with any problems you may be having. We are happy to organise a visit from her, or if you wish to contact her yourself, phone 543 9820.
We are always looking for ‘helpers’ in the Information Centre to help maintain and process library books. Contact Megan, our teacher librarian if you would like to help.
We have too much lost property and we do our best to find owners. The lost property is kept in a basket on the staffroom deck and is displayed regularly. We encourage children to take responsibility for their own property.
We try to have a shared healthy lunch once each term. These are wonderful Ranzau occasions.
You can also receive our newsletter electronically. This is especially useful for extended family, friends and those living elsewhere.
Religious Instruction - ReMix
Reporting to Parents
February: Meet the teacher
March/April: Written report, work samples and interviews
September: Written report, work samples and interviews
New Entrant Reports: All New Entrants, after approximately 6 weeks at school, receive a report followed by an interview. Where the timing of these reports coincides with the issue of Term 1 or Term 3 reports, they will replace the latter.
Please remember your support all through the year is extremely important. You don’t have to wait for an invitation. There are plenty of times to visit your child’s class, read your child’s work in books or on walls, before school, lunch hours and after school. When you wish to talk to your child’s teacher about specific matters it would be best to organise a time to suit you both.
The safety of children when coming to school and when returning home, is a concern to us all. Please familiarise yourself with the responsibilities of parents outlined below. We consider if we all play our part, we can maximise safety for the children of Ranzau.
Responsibilities of the School
- to operate a “phone-in” system where parents are expected to inform the school before 9.15am of their child’s absence
- to check immediately any unexplained absences (ie after checking the class roll and “phone-in” book)
- endeavour to contact parents if an absence is unaccounted for
- use emergency contact numbers if parents can’t be reached
- to inquire of classmates likely reasons for an absence
- to insist that no child be permitted to leave the school grounds without the prior approval of a teacher
Responsibilities of Parents / Caregivers
- to contact the school before 9.15am if their is child absent
- to clearly define the time that a child should be home by
- to contact the school if their child has not returned home after the designated time
- encourage their child to walk to and from school in a group
- to take responsibility for arranging how their child gets to and from school. Check out the safest way and insist on your child using the route consistently
- to discuss with their child, places they could go to if they get scared
- to have their child make contact with a specific adult by telephone on arriving at home if no adult is present at that time
- to supervise their child riding to school if they are under 10 years old
11.00 am – 12.45 pm
1.30 pm – 3.00 pm
Facsimile: 544 7083 / 544 7915
Address: 111 Ranzau Road, Hope, Nelson
We only make our phone available to students for important messages.
These programmes which are put in place, seek to develop processes and in some cases skills and knowledge. The procedures used to identify Special Needs are very broad, and involve parents and often other resource and support people who have specific expertise in meeting the needs of your child.
As Monday and Tuesday after school are Staff Meeting and Staff Development times, parents/caregivers are asked not to delay or seek interviews with staff members on these days.
Cancellations or postponement of school events – Listen to Radio Nelson or Fifeshire on the morning of the event, usually before 8.00 am.
Trips and visits
Transport money collected for class trips is evenly distributed amongst those providing cars.
If you provide transport, a seatbelt must be worn by all pupils carried. You will be notified if trip arrangements change.
In 2011 we updated our uniform tops and we think they look great.
The uniform is provided to give parents a voluntary option. We do, however, expect that our children wear our Ranzau uniform when representing the school as part of a team.
Year 6 Camp