Takaka Primary School

Kia Kotahi Tātou, Tū Tonu Mai!

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Our Daily Learning Schedule


  • Children are allowed in the school gate from 8.30am.

  • Settling in Time: 8:55am


  • Block 1: 9:00am 11:10am

  • Read and feed 11.10am 11:20am

  • First Lunch: 11:20am - 11:50am

  • Block 2: 11:40am 1.10pm

  • Read and Feed: 1:10pm 1:20pm

  • Second Lunch: 1:20pm 2.00pm

  • Block 3: 2.00pm 2.50pm

Sharing and Celebrating Learning and Achievement

Reporting at TPS:


Research has shown that parent engagement and successful parent-teacher partnerships result in improved educational outcomes for students (Ministry of Education, 2010). We believe that a strong home-school partnership is vital in supporting achievement for our tamariki.


Teachers are continually assessing student learning through daily conversations, marking of books, formal testing, observation and so on, to determine current achievement and next step learning. Sharing progress regularly is vital for each child’s ongoing learning and success. Sharing quality learning information between learners, parents, whānau and kura helps everyone to understand how to best support the learner.


At TPS, we share and celebrate learning and achievement through the following:


Whānau Connect Conferences: (Beginning of Term 1)

We begin the new year with Whānau Connect Conferences and a focus on getting to know tamariki and whānau. These are an opportunity for ākonga/learners and whānau to share key information with the classroom teacher. This includes: the learner's strengths, areas for growth, whānau and learner aspirations, interests and hobbies, successes, challenges and any information that may be relevant to supporting each child as an individual.


A Written Mid Year Report: (End of Term 2)

Mid-year reports are an opportunity for kaiako to share with ākonga/learners and their whānau progress and achievement in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. They provide information about how each learner is tracking against school benchmarks for this time of year. The Mid Year achievement is an Overall Teacher Judgment (OTJ) of where each child is achieving against the NZ Curriculum. This judgment is formed using a variety of measures which include; daily conversations, anecdotal notes, workshops, observation and testing that occurs in class. This report also shares each ākonga/learner's next steps so that whānau can support the learning at home.


Whānau Reconnect: (Beginning of Term 3)

In early Term 3, kaiako again meet with whānau and their tamariki to review the first half of the year. This is an opportunity for learners, whānau and teachers to reconnect to discuss learning progress and achievement, share next learning steps and how home and school can support each ākonga/learner.


A Written End of Year Report: (End of Term 4)

End of year reports are an opportunity for kaiako to celebrate with ākonga/learners and their whānau progress and achievement in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. They provide information about each learner's progress and achievement against end of year school-wide benchmarks in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. This report also includes a summary update on each child’s learning in relation to our TPS Kia ora Kid Qualities and School Values.

Online Reporting and Sharing through SeeSaw

Real Time Learning with SeeSaw:

Seesaw is an online platform that allows kaiako/teachers and ākonga/learners to record and share learning that is happening in the classroom. Seesaw gives students a place to document their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology. SeeSaw is designed to continue to strengthen the home school partnership by providing parents with more regular feedback on student learning and achievement as it happens in real time in the classroom.

TERM DATES

Term 1: Tuesday 1st Feb - Thursday 14th April

Waitangi Day Observed: Monday 7th February

Term 2: Monday 2nd May - Friday 8th July

Term 3: Monday 2nd July - Friday 30th September

Term 4: Monday 17th October - Thursday 15th December (12pm)

OUR SCHOOL APP

Our one stop shop for all communication to keep you up to date with life at TPS!

To streamline communication and ensure you stay up to date with life at TPS, we have set up our own school APP. The APP provides us with one place for all school communication.


It includes access to the following at the click on a button:

  • School Notices

  • School Newsletters

  • Quick access to our School Website

  • Quick access to our School Calendar

  • Quick access to Kindo, our School Shop

  • Access to your child’s details

  • Access to your school account

  • Access to permission slips for trips etc

  • A means to book your child’s Learning Conference


Once you are all up and running you will receive an alert every time new content is added to ensure you are keep up to date as things happen.

School APP.pdf

Download the APP today:

Click on one of the links below, either Google Play Store or Apple APP Store to download the APP today.

Google Play Store

Apple APP Store

Once you are enrolled, you will be set up with a parent account and an email will be sent to you with the required details to get you underway.

Open the instructions above to get set up today!

Welcome to our School Shop

Kindo is our method of payment, and we encourage you to set up your account today.

Our shop is designed to make it easy for you to register, view and pay for child’s donations, activity fees . No cash, no paper, no hassle!

We also accept cash at the office. If you need help using Kindo, please come in and see Corina. Click on this image to be taken to the home page of Kindo.

Please contact the school office on 03 525 9035 or email postie@takakaprimary.school.nz or you can contact the Kindo Helpdesk on freephone 0508 454 636, or email hello@mykindo.co.nz.

All you need is the email address which matches the one held by the school (usually Caregiver #1).

Click on the link to get started today!

Pay for all school activities and donations. Choose to pay-as-you-go, or add funds to your Kindo account in advance using fee free options of internet banking or POLi, or debit/credit card (charges apply).

Click on the link above to get started today!

Click on the video guide link above to view the tutorial on how to use the shop and get started.




We are Tākaka Primary School, Together we stand tall!

Takaka Primary School Updated 2022