Roto-o-Rangi School

Communication

Assembly

Whole school assemblies are usually held fortnightly on a Friday at 2.10pm. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to attend. Each week, children whose academic achievements and behaviour reflect the school vision and values are recognised, one class shares with us what they have been learning, general announcements are made and birthdays are celebrated.

Newsletter

The school newsletter is sent home fortnightly on a Thursday with the eldest child of the family, to keep you up to date with what is happening in the school.  If you would like the newsletter emailed to you, please let the office know your email details.  Click on the following link to read our latest newsletters.

Newsletters 

From time to time permission slips for school events will also be included with the newsletter and we ask that these are filled in and returned to school promptly.  The office holds a copy of all notices, so if you miss one please ask for another copy.

Skoolloop app

We use an app called skoolloop that you can download on to your phone to receive urgent messages, notification of upcoming events, real-time updates, photos, permission forms for day trips/events, view the upcoming events on the calendar, send absence notices to the office and book time for parent/student/teacher conferences.

Android phones - download app from Play store
Apple phones - download the app from the Apple store
Once you have downloaded the app, open it and tap 'Search for school' - NZ - Waikato then scroll down to Roto-o-Rangi School. Go to 'Settings' then select all the groups your child/ren are involved with. Done!

Facebook

We have a Facebook page that we use to maintain contact with parents, ex-pupils and friends. Please click the link below and 'like' us! 

Face book

We also have a closed "Roto Parents" Facebook Group which we use to communicate within our school community about day to day school information, updates and fixtures/events.  Only parents with students attending the school may join. 

Open Door Policy & Parent Involvement

We welcome parents/caregivers at all times and your involvement in our classroom programmes is appreciated. If you would like to join your child in classroom activities, please make arrangements with the class teacher. The types of things parents/caregivers have helped with include, listening to children read in class, helping make displays of children’s work, filing reading books, assisting the Eco team, assisting with school excursions/camps, cataloguing library books and journals, etc.  

If you would like to discuss your child’s learning, we would appreciate it if you could make an appointment directly with your child’s teacher to ensure they are available.

Reporting to Parents

In Term 1 families are invited to attend a "Welcome to Roto" BBQ evening and will receive a 'Settling In' report for their child.
 
Parents/caregivers are provided two written reports a year: a Mid Year Report prior to the end of Term 2 and an End of Year Report in December. 
At the end of each term your child will bring home a portfolio of their work, known as their He Ara Poutama. The Poutama has examples of the work your child has been doing over the past term, as it applies to the various curriculum areas. 

All families have a Parent/Teacher/Student conference at the time they get the Mid Report, but may request a conference at any time during the year if the need arises.