Parent Information

Below is some information for parents relating to your child’s education at Kadimah.

You can download our Kadimah School Handbook, Kadimah New Entrants-Handbook or call into reception for a printed copy.

A copy of our annual planner is available from the office, this link (kadimah-school_2017-calendar) or please contact Kedra Schwab on kedras@kadimah.school.nz to join our Google Calendar.

Should you not be able to find what you need, please email office@kadimah.school.nz or see our Contact page for alternative contact options.

Parent Communication
The Kadimah newsletter, Newsnotes, is sent out every fortnight by email to parents.  Your child’s teacher will contact you by email with regards to class trips, key dates, homework and classroom projects.

Stationery
Lists for 2018 will be available late Term 4.

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For a complete uniform list (including PE and sports uniforms) please contact reception or visit the Uniform Centre www.schooluniformcentre.co.nz/ or refer to the Parent Handbook.  Please make sure your child is wearing the correct uniform:

  • Blue striped shirt Monday-Thursday and white shirt on Friday
  • Blue shorts, pants or skort
  • Black shoes or sandals (with no coloured soles, branding or embellishments)
  • Navy blue knee-length socks or tights

Hours
The school day is from 8.25am to 3.00pm with access from 8.00am.  All students arriving after 8.25am must collect a late slip from reception.  We recommend students arrive at 8.15am to allow them time to put their bags in their classroom and be ready for lessons which begin at 8.25am.  Please factor in potential traffic and parking delays to ensure your child does not arrive after school has begun.

Absences
The school must be notified if your child is absent for any reason.  If your child is sick and is unable to attend school please call reception on 09 373 3072 Ext 1 before 8.00am.  If your child is going to be away for an extended period of time please let your child’s teacher and reception know.

Parking
Outside the school there is 10 minute parking or Pay & Display. You are permitted to park in the Pay & Display parking for 10 minutes without purchasing a ticket. The YMCA opposite Kadimah also sells a limited number DAY2_001-20090818-084218-1of pick-up/drop-off parking tickets.

  1. Do not park on the yellow lines by the Kea Crossing; children can not see oncoming vehicles
  2. Do not park across the Fire Station driveway – it is a fire safety access route
  3. There is absolutely no parking in Fire Station car parks or Kadimah car parks – this is a restricted operational area

After School Care
After school care is available Monday to Thursday till 5pm. This incurs an additional charge.  For more details, please visit our After School Care page or email Louise Canning at louisec@kadimah.school.nz.

Food
Please do not include any meat, seafood or poultry in food brought to school. Class birthday treats may be purchased from the Greys Ave Deli (located onsite).   For further details please contact the office.  Please note that some of our students are allergic to certain foods.  Please check with your child’s teacher for a list of omitted foods.

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Students are introduced to a range of sports such as volleyball, badminton, hockey, swimming, netball and basketball. We have experienced coaches teaching sporting programmes to all class levels for those codes and others throughout the year. Children can also participate in organised sports activites durinKADIMAH_0708g morning tea and lunch breaks.

Music Lessons
A range of itinerant music lessons are offered at Kadimah during and after school hours.  Please contact the music teacher to find out which lessons are available for your child.

Lost Property
Please label all of your child’s belongings. The Lost Property Box is located next to reception.

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Boys must wear Kippot (skull cap) within the school complex and these may be purchased from reception.

Jewish Customs Information Booklet 
A booklet containing information about Jewish Festivals and customs, and how they are observed at the school, is available to all Kadimah parents at the school office.

Walking School Bus

On August 2nd a walking school bus started. This is the route (kad-wsb_poster) starting at Bond St. If you would like to join the walking school bus please contact office@kadimah.school.nz for more information.

 

Car Pooling
Many parents work with neighbouring families to share pick-up and drop-off duties. 34% of Kadimah students come from the Central Suburbs, 23% from the CBD and city fringe suburbs, 7% from the North Shore, 10% from West Auckland, 6% from South Auckland and the remaining 20% from South Eastern suburbs.

School policies and procedures
A full set of school policies and procedures is held at reception or via http://www.kadimah.school.nz/kadimah-preschool/policies/. Ask Elaine in Reception if you wish to view.

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