Every Minute Counts
Did you know that being 10 minutes late every day equates to a week off school a year. Arriving late for school can have a negative impact on the learning of our rangatahi as they can miss out on important instruction and this can also disrupt the teaching and learning of their class. Students can also feel whakama about walking into the class late and this can lead to increased truancy. Arriving on time helps prepare rangatahi for the punctuality expectations of life in the workforce.
We do understand that traffic in Auckland can be difficult but urge all caregivers to plan for this if they are dropping students to school. We also understand that there are times when being late is unavoidable but again urge caregivers to keep this to a minimum.
We operate a high trust model for lates with our students but will inform parents when a pattern of lateness is becoming apparent. Students do have to sign in when late and caregivers can contact the school on the portal with any explanation (click on Report Absence). A reminder that parents and caregivers can sign into the portal using Facebook, Google or Microsoft credentials or via the magic link if necessary. If you are using Facebook, Microsoft or Google you use your own password for those accounts. Please ensure you use the email account registered with the school.
8.30 – Arriving before class starts allows students to get settled and ready to learn
8.50 – Students are rushed and unlikely to be ready to learn
8.51 – The start of the lesson is missed and the rest of the class is disrupted
9.00 – 10 minutes late means 7 days of schooling is lost a year.
9.05 -15 minutes late means 10 days of schooling is lost a year.
Arriving at 8.30 for an 8:50* start is a habit for success.
*School starts at 8:55 on Wednesday