Accidents / Illness
Please make sure that the Office has a current contact phone number as in the case of an accident, we need to be able to contact you immediately. In an emergency the child’s doctor is contacted or the child is taken to the Takanini Accident and Emergency Clinic or Middlemore Hospital. If children require medication through the school day, please ensure the medicine is handed to the Office Staff, named with clear instructions regarding dosage. Only Office Staff have authorisation to administer medicines.
Whole school assemblies are held every Friday morning at 9.15am. Whanau are invited to join us at these assemblies.
Please make sure your children are at school unless they are sick. Children who attend the same school regularly are more likely to succeed in learning.
All schools are required to identify the whereabouts of children who are not in school, so please contact the school letting us know why, to avoid us having to contact you in this situation. Unexplained absences can lead to the involvement of Truancy services.
If your child is sick please notify the office (299-9349) before 9 a.m. on that day. Absences due to illness of more than 3 days may require a medical certificate. You may text information to 021 252 5294 or download the free School Stream app from GooglePlay or AppStore to report why your child is absent from school.
Breakages and Losses
When damage to school property or equipment is the result of carelessness by students, part or all of the costs for repairs are expected to be met by the child and parents. The loss of school readers and library books are also included in this policy.
The car park is for staff parking only. Parents are asked not to drive into the car park to collect or deliver children. The No Parking limits on either side of the school entrance are monitored by Auckland Transport. Please do not park in residents driveways while waiting for your child.
A newsletter is sent home every second Thursday and a copy is displayed in the foyer
sports, meetings and trip notices are sent as required
BOT minutes and information are available in the foyer
Children use computers and other devices in the classroom to support their learning. When you enrol your child you will be asked to sign a Cyber Safety Agreement.
The mobile dental clinic is operational for 6 months of every year at Takanini School. The office can give you a contact number for the other 6 months.
Fruit in School
Every child receives a piece of fruit each day as part of the Fruit in School Programme.
Lost Property is stored in Room 15. Please make sure all of your child's belongings are clearly labelled so they can be returned easily.
We are fortunate enough to have on site a Manakidz Clinic which offers free checks to protect our children against rheumatic fever and skin conditions. There is a registered nurse on site every day who can check any child who has a sore throat or a skin condition. Medication, if required, is free. A consent form must be signed on enrolment for your child to access this service.
The senior school children have responsibilities as road patrol monitors. Children with bicycles, over the age of 10 years may ride to school. New Zealand safety helmets must be worn. All bikes brought to school are at the owners risk and should be locked during the day in the bike rack.
Takanini School Community is a Travelwise school and works with the Auckland Regional Council developing safe travel plans for all students. Road Sense is taught throughout the year and Rail Safety is constantly emphasised as it is a major concern in the area.
Takanini School has opted into the school donations scheme, so donations are not collected.
The school uniform is compulsory and is available for purchase from The Warehouse in Takanini. Click here for a list.
Smoke Free Environment
Our school is a non-smoking environment – totally smoke free at all times. Please help us maintain this policy.
Stationery is provided by the school.
Children are permitted to use the telephone to contact home, for important matters.
All visitors are required to sign when the arrive at the school office, and sign out before they leave the school grounds.