Medical

If your child requires regular medication, please fill in a form available at the school office and supply it in a suitably labelled container, giving details.  This will be kept in a locked cabinet in the Medical Room and given as required. We cannot supply children with any medication without parents consent.

Newsletters / Notices

Every second Wednesday a newsletter will be sent home with the eldest child in your family at school. These newsletters contain information about recent and coming events, and day-to-day matters of school routine. Classroom letters and notices about visits will be sent home with children.

Parents of junior class pupils in particular should check school bags for notes and newsletters.

Parent Help

Parent help is very much appreciated at Netherby. We encourage parents, grandparents and extended whanau to help and welcome any inquiries in this area.

Suggestions where you can help are:
  • classroom help - reading, maths, language work, P.M.P (perceptual motor programme) especially in the junior school.
  • help with sports teams.
  • school trips, supervision and transport.
If you would like to help, please see a staff member or your child's teacher, to discuss your options.

You will not be asked to do anything which you don't feel confident about. We are grateful for any help you can offer.

Playground Areas

The playground consists of an exciting adventure playground, a large playing field, netball and basketball courts and a shaded sandpit. Children are discouraged from being inside during fine weather.  We have a well-stocked sports shed, which students have access to at lunchtimes. Parts of the school fields are designated as being out of bounds to enable duty teachers to do their supervision effectively. Students are informed of these areas.

Policies and Procedures

These are used as guidelines for parents, staff and the Board of Trustees.  They are reviewed on a 3-year cycle, and those which directly affect parents and children are circulated with the newsletter for your feedback.  Copies of all polices and procedures are available at the school office.

Pre-Enrolment

If you are intending to enrol your child at Ashburton Netherby School, please let us know of your intention to enrol as early as possible as it helps with preparation towards your child's first day at school.

Reporting to Parents

The day before the school year begins we hold 3 way conferences.  These give you and your child the opportunity to meet your classroom teacher, discuss programmes planned for the year and to set goals for the first term.

3 Way Conferences are also held at the end of Term 1 and Term 3. Children are expected to attend, as goal setting is an important part of these conferences.  A written report is issued at the end of terms 2 and 4.  Portfolios are also sent home at the end of terms 2 and 4. These consist of samples of children’s work, and an opportunity for parents to comment.