PARENT PORTAL

Cambridge Middle School is excited to be able to offer you a very simple way to access important information from our school such as:

  • Easy access to your financial statements and the ability to pay through POLi.
  • The ability to view the details you have provided the school – including any medical information for your child(ren).
  • View attendance information.
  • Ability to view daily notices.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Changes to Bell times for start and end of day 2021


Kia ora whaanau,

We will be changing our bell start and end times for 2021. Due to the large increase in roll size we would like to make amendments to our bell times to help our students arrive and depart safely each day.

At this point in time we have at least three buses that arrive consistently after the first bell, meaning that a number of students are arriving late most days. By shifting our start time 10 minutes to 8:50am, this will allow all students to be at school on time. The intent is that this provides a more settled start to the day. 

At the end of the day, we will finish 10 minutes earlier at 3:00pm. This is to allow us to ensure that we have checked off the large number of bus students accurately. This earlier finish will also allow most of the rest of the school to have moved away from the school by the time the buses are departing, thereby staggering some of the traffic at this crunch point in the day. These changes will also support some of the SafeWays to school initiatives that will be trialled in 2021. The timing of our school day, along with the number of half days we are required to teach next year by the MOE, will be consistent with our primary schools and CHS in 2021.

Ngaa mihi nui
Daryl Gibbs

ABSENTEES

Absences can be notified to Cambridge Middle School the following ways:

Phone or Text - 021 0250 3796

Form - Click the button below to fill out our online absentee form 
Please ensure a reason for the absence is provided, your child's full name and class number.
Extended absences should be notified in writing to: attendance@cms.school.nz

LATENESS AND LEAVING EARLY


Children arriving at school late (after 8.50am) must be signed-in at the office.
Likewise, if you are removing your child from school prior to 3.00pm, they must be signed-out.

There is a tablet located on the reception desk specifically for this reason. All students' names are pre-loaded
and if you need assistance with this, please do not hesitate to ask.

If anyone other than your child's main caregiver/s is removing them from school, please let us know
in advance who this will be and approximately what time.

TERM DATES & HOLIDAYS

TERM DATES 2021

Term One 2021
Tuesday 2 February
– Friday 16 April

Term Two 2021
Monday 3 May 
– Friday 9 July


Term Three 2021
Monday 26 July
– Friday 1 October


Term Four 2021
Monday 18 October
– Monday 13 December

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2021

Waitangi Day
Monday 8 February

Easter 
Good Friday 2 April
Easter Monday 5 April
Easter Tuesday 6 April

Queen's Birthday
Monday  7 June

Teachers Only Day
Thursday 1 April
Friday 18 June 
Friday 3 September
Friday 12 November

Labour Day
Monday 25 October


SCHOOL HOURS

8.00am School buildings opened by caretaker

8.15am Office is open

8.50am Bell for classes to commence

10.40 - 11.00am Interval

12.40 - 1.40pm Lunch

2.20 - 3.00pm Principal's time

3.00pm Classes conclude

3.10pm Students to clear grounds/buildings except:
•  for sports/music practice
•  when prior arrangements have been made

5.00pm  Caretaker secures facilities

EOTC - CAMPS & TRIPS

YEAR 8 & 9 EOTC - CAMP WHAKAMARU

In 2021 all of the year 8’s and year 9's will be experiencing a 2 night outdoor education experience at Camp Whakamaru, situated on an island in Lake Whakamaru connected by a causeway to the mainland. Camp Whakamaru will provide our students with an environment full of natural resources and challenges. We are looking at using buses to transport students to the start of their camp and back to Cambridge at the end of camp (this will be confirmed next year). 

CAMP DATES:

Rooms 5 & 15 - Shelley Kennerley/Gareth Cogan - Monday 22nd February to Wednesday 24th February
Rooms 1 & 3 - Katie Van Dyk/Brianne Kellner - Wednesday 24th February to Friday 26th February
Rooms 12 & 13 - George Glenn/Ian Harrison - Monday 8th March to Wednesday 10th March
Rooms 21 & 23 - Trisha Honey/Vicky Gleeson - Wednesday 10th March to Friday 12th March
Rooms 16 & 18 - Natalie Marsh/Natala Pettit - Monday 15th March to Wednesday 17th March
Rooms 6 & 9 - Jacira de Hoog/Maraea Thomson/Mike Johnson - Wednesday 17th March to Friday 19 March
 
CAMP LOCATION:
MiCamp Whakamaru, 105 Ongaroto Road, RD1, Atiamuri 3491      
Ph:  07-343 2243

CAMP COST:
The cost for the Year 8 9 10 Camp has been finalised at $211 per student. Payments can be made using the MUSAC Edge Parent Portal, by eftpos or cash in the school office, or by online banking to our ASB Account 12 3268 0086048 01, please use student's surname, room number and camp as reference. We are more than happy to accept payment in instalments as long as camp is paid in full before the actual day of departure.

STATIONERY

Download the stationery list you require from the class button below. We do not sell stationery at school; stationery can be purchased from the following places: 

  • Cambridge Office Products – in store 55 Alpha Street, Cambridge
  • Paper Plus – in store 54 Victoria Street, Cambridge
  • Officemax - You’ll find your child’s school stationery list online at https://www.myschool.co.nz/CMS...
    Simply search for our school, select your child's classroom and follow the instructions on the website. 
  • The Warehouse - in store or online (from January) www.warehousestationery.co.nz. Click on ‘Search Lists’ at the top of the Warehouse Stationery page, then search for our school.

Please name every item before the first day of school. Students are expected to replace, by the following Monday morning, any items that run out or get broken during the year. Damaged or defaced books are to be re-covered or replaced immediately.

UNIFORMS

It is expected that school uniform be worn correctly and with pride

Students may wear to and from school, jackets/raincoats/tracksuits to keep warm and dry. These do not need to be school uniform - however; once at school; all such clothing MUST be removed as only school uniform is permitted in and around our buildings. All items are summer and winter uniform. These can be worn at anytime during the school year. The aim of this policy is to allow students to wear their uniform to their needs to suit the weather conditions - it is also a cost saving method for families. Please clearly name all items of uniform.

Lost property is found outside Room 4 in a container.

Cambridge Middle School Uniforms can be purchased from:

The Warehouse, 124 Wilson St, Cambridge

If the item you require is not available at The Warehouse please go to the customer service counter and order the items you require. Please phone the school if you are having difficulty sourcing the uniform you need.

OR ORDERED ONLINE AT

www.schooltex.co.nz

Footwear

Footwear can either be Roman leather sandals (blue, brown or black) or black lace up shoes. The shoes are to be able to take shoe polish (not material). If wearing shoes, girls are to wear white knee length socks or navy, opaque or black tights and boys are to wear navy blue, woollen, knee length socks. Both sandals and shoes can be worn either summer or winter.

LUNCH ORDERS

Lunch orders are available Monday through to Friday

Online lunch orders are available throughout the school week. We are no longer accepting cash lunch orders in the school office with the exception of Chance Card Voucher Lunch orders. Your Lunchbox will supply lunches Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Gourmet Delicious will supply lunches Thursday and Friday.  

Your Lunchbox
WHEN: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday STARTING FROM Tuesday 9th February 2021
HOW: Order online at www.yourlunchbox.co.nz

  • Simply order before 8:00pm the night before you would like the lunchbox delivered and they will take care of the rest.
  • Please make sure you select the Cambridge Middle School menu, put your child's name/room number in the shipping details and select the date you would like it delivered.
  • You will need to do a separate order for each child.
  • Lunches are collected from the school office at the 10:25pm by our Lunch Monitors.

Gourmet Delicious
WHEN: Thursday and Friday
HOW: Order online at https://gdschoollunches.myshop...

  • All orders are to be placed by 9:00am on the Thursday/Friday you would like it delivered.
  • Please make sure you select the Cambridge Middle School menu, put your child's name/room number in the shipping details and select the date you would like it delivered.
  • You must do a separate order for each child, or their lunches will be combined in one bag with one child's name on the bag.
  • Lunches are collected from the school office at the 12:35pm by our Lunch Monitors.

 

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