School Hours

During the last meeting of the year, the board discussed this topic at length and looked at the school hours from a range of other Manawatu schools as a comparison, as well as the legislative and pedagogical reasons behind the proposal.

The feedback from a number of parents was also considered in making a decision.

As such the school hours for 2017 and beyond are as follows:

  • 9:00am School starts – Learning Session 1
  • 11:00am Morning tea
  • 11:25am Learning Session 2
  • 1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:45pm Learning Session 3
  • 3:00pm School ends

The feedback was clear on the impact the change to the morning drop-off time would potentially have on parents. To accommodate this there will be a staggered introduction to the change:

  • Existing school families can continue to drop off their children from 8:15am for 2017 if required.
  • For any new families starting at Newbury School from 2017 on, the earliest drop-off time will be 8:30am.
  • From 2018, 8:30am will be applicable for all families.

All school documentation from now will show 8:30am as the earliest children can be at school in the morning.

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