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Term dates & school hours

2017 Term Dates

Term 1 - Tuesday 31 January to Thursday 13 April


Term 2 - Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July


Term 3 - Monday 24 July to Friday 29 September


Term 4 - Monday 16 October to Friday 15 December

2017 Public Holidays

Monday 6 February - Waitangi Day
NOTE: Easter & ANZAC Day fall in the school holidays between Terms 1 & 2
Monday 5 June - Queens birthday
Monday 23 October - Labour Day
Friday 17 November - Canterbury Anniversary Day

School hours

We have music (instead of bells) to indicate when students and enter and exit studios.
8.30am    -  Studios open 
8.55am    -  Roll call and learning starts
10.40am  -  Morning tea break
11.00am  -  Learning resumes
12.30pm -   Lunch break
12.40pm  -  Once eaten can play when released by duty teacher
1.20pm    -  Time to pack up games/go to toilet before afternoon learning starts
1.25pm    -  Roll call and afternoon learning begins
3.00pm    -  End of school day
3.15pm    -  Clearance bell to leave school grounds

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Phone 03 383 2736

Office email

Absences (text) 027 202 3543 or

170 Burwood Rd
Christchurch 8083
School Hours: 8.55am – 3.00pm
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School Office Hours: 8.30am – 3.30pm

School Bank Account for Student Expenses:
03 1700 0622075 25
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OSCAR Bank Account for OSCAR programme
03 1700 0622075 26
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