Our students participate in a wide range of learning opportunities within and outside the school grounds. Students, especially senior students, may participate in a wide range of sporting events outside the school throughout the year. All class teachers are encouraged to provide extension and enrichment opportunities for their students.
These learning opportunities sometimes require travel outside the school and may extend outside school hours.
Our school uses a process, which is monitored by the principal and board of trustees, to identify and manage risk for all activity types.
We use this Blanket Consent for events that are within school hours and are low risk.
For high-risk activities like anything involving water or that extends outside of school hours we will gain parental consent for these activities.
I/We have provided the school with up-to-date medical, supervision, and learning information through the enrolment form, and will make every endeavour to keep this information current.
Children at Witherlea School will:
The School will:
Use of digital images and children’s schoolwork:
The school may from time to time, place your child’s work and/or a digital image of your child on the internet or in the newspaper. This is for specific educational purposes that relate directly to a school event or the class learning program.
Terms Used in This Document:
Parents/Caregivers Consent: I have read this agreement and expect my child to use school equipment and the internet responsibly.I understand that the school will do its best to ensure that my child has only access toappropriate learning related material. I give my permission for:First Name Last Name to be given access at school to global information systems such as the Internet or email and for my child’s work and/or digital image to appear on the internet or in a newspaper for specific educational purposes that relate directly to a school event or the class learning programme.
The school collects the information on this form to:
The school collects and uses your child’s information in accordance with the Privacy Act. The school sends some of your child’s information to the Ministry of Education and other education and health agencies. The school will not provide your child’s information to any other people or organisations without your authorisation, except in accordance with the Privacy Act.
The address given at the time of application for enrolment must be the student's usual place of residence when the school is open for instruction. This means that if you currently live at an in-zone address but move to an out-of-zone address before your child's first day of attendance at the school, your child will not be entitled to enrol at the school.
Please note, this also applies to younger siblings (pre-schoolers). There is no automatic entitlement for students (with an older sibling already at the school) if their address is out of zone.
The Ministry of Education has advised that parents should also be warned of the possible consequences of deliberately attempting to gain unfair priority in enrolment by knowingly giving a false address or making an in-zone living arrangement which they intend to be only temporary;
Before enrolment takes place (i.e. before attendance begins) if the board has reasonable grounds for believing that the given in-zone address will not be a genuine, ongoing living arrangement, the board may withdraw any offer of a place which it may have made on the basis of the given address.
After attendance has begun, if the school learns that a student is no longer living at the in-zone address given at the time of application for enrolment and has reasonable grounds to believe that a temporary In Zone residence has been used for the purpose of unfairly gaining priority in enrolment at the school, then the board may review the enrolment.
Unless the parents can give a satisfactory explanation within 10 days, the board may annul the enrolment. This course of action is provided for under section 11OA of theEducation Act 1989.
I confirm that the address which I have provided to the school will be the usual place of residence for First Name of child* Last Name of child* when the school is open for instruction. I will advise the school of any subsequent change of address.
Documentation Required (Home Owner or Tenant):Please provide the following original documentation (a photocopy will be taken and the original returned to you):
Documentation Required (Long Term Boarding):
Please provide all of the following original documentation:
If some or none of the above can be shown a meeting will be set up with one or both parents, the principal and a Board representative to decide on eligibility for enrolment at Witherlea School.