Important Information for Term 2
As we come to the end of a busy Term 1, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the start we have made to 2018.
As we prepare for another term, I encourage you to visit the school website to consult the calendar for key dates. Term 2 runs from Monday, 30 April until Friday 6, July. Mid-term break and Queens Birthday closure is from 1 June to 4 June inclusive.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind all members of the Glenfield College community of how we can help each other in achieving our expectations. While there have been some changes in procedures, these have been well-received by students and parents with some real improvements noted. It is also timely that we remind you of our uniform and expectations as we approach the winter months of Term 2 and 3.
The school uniform is to be worn tidily and correctly, both at school and between home and school at all times. This includes the journey to and from school each day. Hair must be clean and tidy, with long hair, both for boys and girls, tied back off the face, primarily for health & safety reasons. Hair must not be extreme in either style or colour. All hair ties, clips and ribbons must be plain black, white, or red. Excesses of current fashions are not acceptable. Boys are to be clean-shaven. Boys and girls may also wear a small, plain gold or silver stud earring in the lobe of the ear. Non-regulation items, including jewellery, may be confiscated. Tattoos, cultural or otherwise, must not be visible.
Uniform must be purchased from NZ Uniforms. The shop details are as follows:
Phone: 477 6300
Address: Unit F, 19 Orbit Drive, Albany
Open Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 1pm
It is important to note that non-regulation uniform items are not permitted at school. We are very proud of our uniform, and linked to our motto, “Pride and Respect,” we require our students to wear the correct uniform at this time.
Below are images of how the uniform should be worn:
Students are required to be punctual at school and must attend Form Class from 8.45am on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Students are to be present at 8.45am on Monday for Assembly and 9am on Wednesday for Period 1.
In case of absence, parents must notify the school by telephone, 09 441 9773, or by email – [email protected] on the morning of the absence. On the day the student returns to school, a note confirming the reason for their absence should be provided and given to their Form Teacher. The Attendance Officer may accept emails from a parents’ work email address; however, notification from a home email address will still require a signed note.
Trips to the airport, birthday celebrations, driving tests/licences and interviews for part-time jobs are not justified or acceptable reasons for being absent from school.
Students who are late to school must obtain a pass from the Student Centre in order to be admitted to class.
Devices are permitted at school, but students are discouraged from bringing these unnecessarily. Classroom use of electronic devices, such as cameras, ipods, ipads, laptops and tablets, as tools for learning is increasing. However, use of these in the classroom is at the discretion of the teacher and must be appropriate to purpose.
Cellphones: While cellphones are permitted at school, use of cellphones at school must be appropriate. It is not acceptable or appropriate for students to send/receive text messages or phone calls in class. If appropriate, permission may be given by teachers for cellphones to be used as a tool for learning, eg to take a photo, video record an experiment, or to access information.
The inappropriate use of any electronic device for the following is also prohibited and may result in serious consequences:
- The unauthorised taking of any still or moving images.
- The unauthorised sharing or posting (electronic or otherwise) of any still or moving images.
The purpose of this letter is to provide everyone with a clear outline of the standards that Glenfield College expects to help parents and students enjoy a smooth start to Term 2. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.