GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION
College begins promptly at 8.40am each morning with Period 1 class, with the exception of Thursdays (9.00am start).
With the Introduction of Lunches in School in 2021 we have made some changes to the school day.
Students who are late to College must report to the student office with a note explaining the reason for their lateness and sign in.
DAILY CLASS TIMETABLE
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
8.40 – 8.55 am
Mentor Group Time
8.55 – 9.55 am
10.40 – 11.00 am
11:00 – 11.30 am
11.30 – 12.30 pm
12.30 – 1.30 pm
1.30 – 2.10 pm
2.10 – 3.10 pm
9.00 – 10.00 am
10.00 – 11.10 am
School Assembly followed by Mentor time - Lunches
11.00 – 11.30 am
12.30 - 1.30pm
1.00 – 1.30 pm
1.30 - 2.10pm
All Parents/Caregivers are expected to phone the College before 8.30am, email or email using the Early Notification system, School-Links (www.school-links.org.nz) if their son/daughter is absent from College.
Phone: 06 858 9203 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / School App: Go to the App Store on your device and search "Central Hawke's Bay College"
This absence MUST be followed up with a note to the Mentor Group Teacher on their return to College.
Period by period attendance checks are made. if you have not informed us of an absence and your child is marked as absent you will be phoned, sent a text and/or emailed informing you of this absence and requesting information.
All absences must be explained with a valid reason. If you know in advance that a student is going to be absent from college you are requested to inform the student office in advance.
You can check student attendance through the use of Parent Portal.
COLLECTING STUDENTS FROM COLLEGE DURING THE DAY
Parents/caregivers must report to the Student Office to sign a student out. If the person collecting the student is not named on the enrolment form or has not been added to our records, the Student Office will require permission from the parent/caregiver before they can release the student.
APPOINTMENTS DURING SCHOOL TIME
Should students require to go to the dentist or doctor during school hours a note from home or appointment card must be handed to the Student Office staff for signing out. Please only make medical, dental or justified emergency appointments during school hours.
Non-urgent appointments must be made outside of school hours.
LEAVING THE SCHOOL GROUNDS
Students MUST sign out at the Student Office before leaving the college grounds for any reason and sign in on return to College.
LEAVING DURING THE LUNCH HOUR
Students wishing to go into town during lunchtime must bring a note from home signed by a parent/caregiver asking for permission. This note MUST be signed by the Deputy Principal or Assistant Principal before school, interval or the beginning of lunchtime. This note must then be taken to the Student Office in order for the student to be signed out in the day book and be issued a pass out card.
Students are not permitted to leave College to buy their lunch.
ABSENCE NOTES/ REQUEST FOR LEAVE
Please use the spaces provided in your school diary to record explanations for absences or to request leave.
Each note must include the student's name, house group, date/s of and reasons for absence and MUST be signed by the student's parent/caregiver.
If a student feels unwell at College they MUST REPORT to the Student Office where it will be decided if they will be placed in the sickbay or sent home. Students MUST NOT contact home on their own phone if feeling unwell.
Parents/Caregivers will be contacted by the Student Office staff before a student is sent home.
Central Hawkes Bay College is part of the School Based Health Service (SBHS), this is a service funded by the government and provides free health care for students in several secondary schools in Hawkes Bay.
Central Hawke's Bay College has three registered Nurses employed as public health nurses by the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board.
The nurses work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Fridays during term time and are located next to Guidance Counsellors office in the learning support centre.
They provide a private & confidential service. The nurses have a wide experience of working with children and adolescents in schools and community settings. The nurses collaborate with College staff, Guidance Counsellors, Teachers, Deans, GP’s and community agencies.
All Year 9 students are offered a health and development assessment. Their consent is required before this is completed. These health checks promote and support a young person’s physical, mental, social, spiritual and emotional wellbeing thus supporting their learning and school performance. This is an opportunity to assist and improve health outcomes for all students whilst encouraging positive youth development.
The health nurses can be contacted via the Student Office.
CENTRAL HAWKE'S BAY COLLEGE
Email: email@example.com | Post: PO Box 482, Waipukurau | Phone: (06) 858 9203