Damage to school property
If pupils cause damage to school property due to carelessness, disregard of school rules or wilful damage, it is school policy that parents be advised and restitution sought. We seek parent cooperation in making pupils responsible for their actions.
The School Lunch Room runs daily at morning tea
and lunch time outside the Hall.
Canteen Menu 2017
Can be retrieved from Room 18 in the administration block (Mr Billingtons room)
Once a term students have the opportunity to come to school out of uniform. Usually these days are arranged by the School Council and a small fee is collected for the privilege of wearing mufti. Monies collected are for charitable causes and School Council projects.
Cell phone policy/use
Students may use cell phones at the teachers discretion.
Phone: 477-2121 to record an absence.
Include the childs name, room number and reason for absence.
The Education Act requires that the Board of Trustees takes all reasonable steps to ensure that children attend school whenever it is open,
unless they are sick or absent for some other valid reason. Parents/ Caregivers must phone the school office on the day of sickness (Ph 477 2121) or a written explanation for absence given.
The dental clinic visits Murrays Bay Intermediate School each year and is located in Murrays Bay Primary School. Should you need to contact the dental service: Phone number: 09 838 1761
The school requires high standards of behaviour from pupils. The school guiding rule is "that children speak and act in ways they would be happy for their parents to know about". Parents will be advised of behaviour causing concern. It is essential that parents and school work closely together to ensure responsible behaviour.
Reporting to parents
Murrays Bay Intermediate School reports to parents regularly on their child's learning progress.
Parent/teacher/pupil conferences are scheduled in Term One and at mid year. Parents are welcome to seek additional interviews with teachers at any time.
Two written reports are issued each year, one at mid year and one at the end of year.
Children also keep work samples, assessment tasks, self evaluation and goal setting exercises. These are sent home at least three times during the year so you can discuss your child's progress, evaluations and goals
Murrays Bay Intermediate school is environmentally active. We have recyclying bins around the school and compost bins for food scraps.
Accidents & Sickness at school
The school has very limited sick bay facilities so we ask parents who are advised by phone that their child is ill to collect them immediately.
In cases of emergency the school will get a child to medical attention, either GP or hospital, if no caregiver can be contacted. Medication can only be given on receipt of a letter from a parent as per the school policy.
Homework / Home learning
The school policy is that pupils have homework on four nights a week. The tasks should take about thirty minutes for Year 7 and up to forty-five minutes for Year 8. Homework may be a set exercise for that day or part of a larger, ongoing study, eg - Science Fair assignment. It is important that children of this age develop time management and good study habits in preparation for college. If your child claims not to have homework on a regular
basis, please contact their classroom teacher or their Dean. Homework tasks are recorded in the planner diary. Parents should view and sign this each night.
School Counsellors are available to any student who would like to talk to someone. Students can refer themselves. Parents and teachers can also refer a student - with the students permission.
Counsellor liason: Mrs Shannon Robinson