I extend a warm welcome to Apanui School. We are all proud of our
school and we hope your association with the school is enjoyable and
This booklet is to provide you with information on how the school
operates. It is not exhaustive and there will be aspects that are
not covered, so should you require further information, please
contact the school.
The staff and Board of Trustees are committed to providing the best
possible learning opportunities for all pupils. We acknowledge each
child as a unique individual and they will be accorded due respect.
I encourage you to become involved in school affairs through parent
help, supporting class trips and camps, friends of the school, P.T.A.
and sporting events.
Board of Trustees
The board is elected from eligible parents/caregivers every three
years. The Board in turn elects the chairperson of the board. Our
school is entitled to have five parent/caregiver representatives on
the Board, which also includes the Principal and a staff
representative. The Board is also able to co-opt parents at their
discretion. The Board meets monthly on the Monday closest to the 20th.
Parents are welcome to attend but are asked to inform the
chairperson or principal in advance so suitable arrangements can be
TRUSTEES – 2012
Elected Toni Boynton
Elected Paula Chapman
If your child is sick or unable to attend school, please phone the
school office before 8.50am if possible, so we are aware who is
away. The email address is
email@example.com and we have two cellphone numbers
for texting – 021 02267371 and 027 6226650.
A note is required when your child returns to school.
The school has set these fees to support a varied number of school
activities. The fee allows is to subsidise entertainers in the
school, trips, swimming at the local aquatic centre and publication
of the school magazine. Fees have remained at $15 per term since
There is an after school care running in Apanui School hall.
For any enquiries regarding this, please phone 3237916.
These are held
at 2:15pm every second Friday. During these occasions individual
pupils are recognised through the presentation of certificates for
high-level success. Parents/Caregivers are most welcome to
attend. House points are also totalled so pupils know where the
competition lies. The four school teams also hold assemblies on a
All children have a right to learn at their level without
distraction or interruption. They also need to be safe and feel
safe within the school environment. As a result, problems are dealt
with immediately using consistent methods and the correct channels.
Where possible, parents and caregivers are encouraged to be involved
in any necessary resolution. From time to time we need to devise
specialized programmes and involve outside agencies to meet a
child’s need. To attain consistency, Apanui has a booklet called
“Creating a Positive School Environment” that spells out guidelines
or acceptable behaviour and behaviour modification. Parents are
most welcome to view a copy of this at the school office.
Parents and pupils have the opportunity to purchase books through
this club. Pamphlets are distributed every two months. Offers to
assist are welcomed. Please make all cheques out to Scholastic NZ
and not the school.
The board provides a free extension for pupils in Coastlands and
Western Whakatane. Buses are provided for children who live in
certain areas. High standards of behaviour are expected from all
our pupils using bus transport and inappropriate behaviour is likely
to result in withdrawal of privileges.
bus has a senior pupil as bus monitor. Please let the school know
if you have a change of plan and your child is not going home on the
bus. A lot of time can be spent looking for children who have not
turned up for the bus roll.
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