Our School Chaplain is Bob Jaegar. For many years BAS has offered Bible in School and Bob has been presenting these sessions for us for more than 20 years. Bible in School is a fun programme that encourages children to make positive life choices, grow in character and relate well to others. Children reinforce values that connect to the curriculum. They include bible stories that help reinforce messages like; treat others how you want to be treated, show respect, do your best, be a good friend, help others and ask for help, make good choices and help others make good choices.
We believe these sessions are very worthwhile and a weekly session before school on a Wednesday (8:30-9: 00 am) is offered in our school library. These weekly sessions are open to all age groups across the school - NE - Year 6.
If you are keen for your child/ren to attend these sessions, please contact the school office who will give you a consent form.
All information on stationery requirements can be found here.
As a school we appreciate the value of educational trips and visits, and all classes are involved in these to some degree. While we hope that all children can participate, parents have a right to withhold permission for involvement in any activity which takes place outside the school property.
Some specialist services are available through the school:
Hearing and Vision Tests
These are conducted by Healthlink South at frequent intervals throughout the year. New Entrants are seen automatically and children who fail tests are re-tested and the appropriate action taken.
You will be notified through the school newsletter when the dental nurses are working at this school. Please note when the school dental team is away from this school you may still ring the clinic number and leave a message and they will ring you back. the number is: 0800 846 983
Other specialist services available through the school include:
Usually, the school initiates contact with the above (except Dental Services). However you are welcome to make enquiries to the Deputy Principals if you consider referrals to any of the above are required for your child. Read more about learning support here.
Parents may also contact the following people directly:
Reading Recovery and Special Needs Programmes are also undertaken at the school.
Every child will attend swimming lessons. The children receive ten, thirty minute lessons with a qualified instructor, in a group of ten or less at Taiora QEII Recreation Sports Centre. Dates will be advised by the class teachers.