If you are a parent or whānau member of a child at Te Kura o Otari, this part of the website will have information about parent groups. It will also contain links to articles related to education that you may be interested in.
Below are some links to other key pages on the website that are of particular interest to parents, as well as some information on the school donation, absences and contacts.
Annual school donation
Our annual school donation is $250 per family. All donations are voluntary. We are happy to accept instalments too. Your donation helps fund that 'little bit extra' for our tamariki. Our school bank account number is 060561-0017355-00. Please let Jillian know if you are paying by automatic payment. In the 'reference' box please clearly state your child's name.
Hours and absence
School runs from 8:55am to 2:55pm. Children need to be at school by 8.50am so they have time to settle into their school day.
Children are supervised from 8:30am to 3pm.
Lunch time is 12:30pm (12:15pm for Montessori) to 1:25pm.
We expect children to be at school unless they are sick, or there is a special family event or emergency. We would prefer that children have holidays during holiday times, and ask parents that they endeavour to do this. The principal does understand that there are times when family circumstances necessitate a trip being booked during term time and, along with the class teacher, would appreciate advanced notification if this is the case.
Other absences are reported to the Ministry of Education as unjustified. You can read more here:
To report an absence email email@example.com.
It is important we have up to date contact phone and address details for your child's caregivers/parents. This is to enable us to contact you if your child is unwell or there is an emergency situation. Please contact Jillian at firstname.lastname@example.org.