School and Office Hours
School begins at 8.55 a.m. and finishes at 2.55 p.m.. Children need to arrive before 8.55 a.m. so that work can start on time. Children should not arrive at school before 8.30 a.m. as there is no supervision and the school management can not accept responsibility for the students' well-being before that time. The Kelly Club Before School Programme is open from 7 a.m. (please contact Kelly Club for rates and bookings). Classrooms are open at 8.30 a.m.
Our school office is open from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. daily. An answer phone is in operation when the office is unattended.
Morning tea break is 10.30 a.m. - 10.50 a.m. and lunch time runs from 12.30 p.m. until 1.25 p.m.
It is essential for you to contact the school by phone or e-mail before 9.15 a.m. if your child is absent through sickness or for any other reason. Please note that an answer phone message may be left if you wish to phone before 8.30 a.m. Failure to leave a message will create concern that your child has left home but has not arrived at school.
Whenever there is a change of address, home or business telephone, medical information or family circumstances and emergency contact details, please inform the school office (473 6077) promptly. Out of date information can mean that we are unable to contact you in an emergency. It is crucial that up to date emergency contact information is available at the school office at all times.
Online booking school interviews
Parent-teacher interviews are a cornerstone of the relationship between parents and teachers. The easier it is to book interviews, the more parents will attend. Long Bay Primary uses 'School Interviews Online' to book these interviews, using the internet to let parents make the bookings, instead of via the students. Parents are advised of the dates of the parent/teacher interviews through the school newsletter.
At the end of each school year, stationery lists are sent home advising parents of the requirements for
each class, so parents can purchase the books required for school. Children may purchase items of stationery from the school office before school each day. Although the school keeps a small stock of stationery items for emergency purchase through the year, competitive pricing is offered by local stationery companies.
To add to your options, Long Bay Primary has teamed up with OfficeMax, with required stationery for each class preloaded on myschool.co.nz for easy purchase.Buyinjg through OfficeMax MySchool earns our school rewards which can be redeemed for educational supplies or equipment for classrooms at Long bay Primary.
Please clearly mark all items with your child's name. Pencils, pens, ruler, felt pens, coloured pencils etc. should be packed into your child's named pencil case.
School donations form a vital part of our school finances. Items covered include photocopying, extra staffing, computers, computer software, plus other technological aids, sports equipment, musical instruments, specialised books and anything else that is not covered by the Government Operations Grant. A letter is sent to parents at the beginning of the year and follow-up reminders are sent each term. A discount incentive is offered for prompt payment in full before the end of March and as well, payment can be made term-by-term.
An activity fee is charged for all students. This compulsory fee covers school activities which form part of the teaching and learning programmes at Long Bay Primary School, including the cost of all class trips and activities and school wide activities and performances during the year. The aim of the activity fee is to simplify the collection process.
The activity fee does not include Waterwise, swimming, school camp and specialist group activities e.g. sport team costs.
On the occasions when it is necessary for money to be brought to school, please send it in a sealed envelope marked with the child's name, teacher's name, amount enclosed and purpose.
Class trips, sport fees, donations etc. can also be paid via internet-banking to the school bank account 12-3080-0105403-00 (ASB Browns Bay). Please include your child's name and details and send an emailed confirmation of payment to your child's teacher for their records.
Long Bay Primary participates in the ASB's School Banking Programme. ASB brochures with application forms are available from the school office if you wish your child to participate in school banking. The deposit envelopes can be left in a special box in the school foyer, for collection every Tuesday.
Correct school uniform is compulsory. NZ Uniforms is our uniform supplier. Sensible footwear must also be worn at all times (no crocs, jandals, higherheels or boots please). Please ensure all clothing is named.
Donated second-hand items are available for purchase at the school office ($5 per item), with all proceeds going to the PTA. Also, if you have any school uniform items you wish to donate (must be in good, clean condition) please leave them at the office. Thank you!
Belongings: Clothing and Lost Property
Large quantities of unmarked clothing accumulate in our lost property boxes every year. Syndicates show lost property to the children, then it is stored in the school 'Lost Property Bin' which is kept at the rear of the hall. You are encouraged to check through this bin when looking for your child's property. Children are encouraged to be responsible for their own possessions, and to also look through the bin.
Valuable items (like toys, electrical goods and jewellery) should not be brought to school. We cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage, and have only limited time to make enquiries when problems arise.
Children participating in school sports teams, choir, school trips or visits are required to wear the Long Bay Primary polo shirt which is part of our uniform. The children are expected to wear clothing that is appropriate for activities to be undertaken, particularly physical education.
At Long Bay Primary we do not have a lunch tuck shop. On occasion we do run a sausage sizzle or pizza order day. We are encouraging all students to bring wrapper free lunches.
From the end of November 2016, we offer Ezlunch, an online ordering system that delivers great school lunches, operating on Wednesdays only. All lunch orders are collected from the office by a class lunch monitor and delivered to the student's classroom. After initially setting up an account with Ezlunch, including your child's name and room number, orders and cancellations must be completed online before 9 am on Wednesday latest for delivery that same day. Please click here for a copy of the menu.
If you need additional help, please contact the Ezlunch helpdesk on (09) 4755287 or 0800 EZLUNCH. Alternatively, you can email their helpdesk at email@example.com.
Before and After School Care
Eexternal provider Kelly Care offers before and after school care on the school premises. Before school care is from 7 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. and After School care from 2:55 p.m. until 6 p.m. daily. Please look in the school newsletter for further contact details.
We take pride in our school and work hard to maintain a litter-free playground. Paper, cardboard and glass are recycled. Students are encouraged to be wrapper free, bringing lunches that do not include items in plastic wrappers. Rubbish from children's lunch and morning tea need to be returned to their lunchbox and taken home.