Welcome to the Pinehill School.
We look forward to working with you in providing the best quality education for your child. We strive to build the partnership between home and school and encourage close involvement from you in our activities.
We offer the opportunity for this in a variety of ways including classroom help, sporting and community events, Friends of Pinehill School (PTA) and the Board of Trustees.
One of the underpinning features of our school is the emphasis on school and community values. We actively promote and teach social skills and expect the highest standard of personal behaviour from our children at all times. This extends into our playground and onto our sports fields.
One of the special features of Pinehill is the access to information and communication technologies available in all our classrooms. We use technology to teach higher-level thinking skills, encourage collaboration and enhance motivation across all learning areas.
I trust you will find the information in this prospectus helpful. Should there be anything else you wish to know, please contact the office. We are here to assist in any way.
Once again, welcome to our school – I look forward to working with you as your child moves through Pinehill School.
Ngā mihi nui,
Carla Veldman, Principal
The Pinehill Way
Our School Values
The Pinehill Way has been an important part of the culture of our school and community since the school began in 1997. The Pinehill Way is fostered through everything we do including, class programmes, TV stations, assemblies and certificates. You will hear your child talking about the Pinehill Way at home. To support home school partnerships and ensure your child receives consistent messages about how we behave and interact with others we encourage you to use this language at home.
Chinese and Korean translations are available on the school website.
Inspire active learners and leaders who make a difference.
‘Inspire, Learn, Lead’
As a community, we have determined the traits/skills that we would like our children to leave Pinehill School at the end of Year 6. Class programmes will focus on these learner traits and we will build on these from Year 1-6.
We ask you to contact the school office before 9.00am to inform us if your child is absent from school due to illness, or is going to arrive late. Absences can be submitted through the Pinehill app – SchoolAppsNZ – Pinehill School. An answerphone is available, or you can email the school at [email protected], with your child’s name, room number and reason for absence or lateness or alternatively complete the on-line form available on our website.
You may receive a text message or email from the school if your child has an unexplained absence. Our system allows you to reply to the text message or email immediately, please be aware that we are unable to reply to these messages.
If your child is not in class at 8.50am when the bell goes, they must come to the office and sign in on the tablet and hand the printed slip to their teacher. If you notify the school that your child will be arriving late, they still must sign in at the office when they arrive at school.
If you are collecting your child during school hours, please come to the school office and sign them out using the tablet before going to their classroom.