ABSENTEES

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

Absentees

Phone or Text - 021 0250 3796

Form - fill out the form below
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 & 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 3.10pm, 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

Term One
Tuesday 31 January
– Thursday 13 April

Term Two
Monday 1 May
– Friday 7th July


Term Three
Monday 24th July
– Friday 29th September


Term Four
Monday 16th October
– Monday 11th December

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Auckland Anniversary
Monday 30 January 

Waitangi Day
Monday 6 February

Easter
Friday 14 April,
Monday 17 April,
Tuesday 18 April

ANZAC Day
Tuesday 25 April

Queen's Birthday
Monday 5 June

Teacher Only Day
Friday 16 June

Labour Day
Monday 23 October

SCHOOL HOURS

8.00am School buildings opened by caretaker

8.15am Office is open

8.40am Bell for classes to commence

10.40 -11.00am Interval

12.40 -1.35pm Lunch

2.20 - 3.00pm Principal's time

3.10pm Classes conclude

3.15pm  Students to clear grounds/buildings except:
•  for sports/music practice
•  when prior arrangements have been made

5.00pm  Caretaker secures facilities

STATIONERY

Download the stationery list you require from the class button below. We do not sell stationery at school. Taku Wairua books can be purchased only from Cambridge Office Products.


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 and boys are to wear navy blue, woollen, knee length socks. Both sandals and shoes can be worn either summer or winter.

LUNCH MENU

Lunch orders are to be placed in the lunch order wooden box on the office bench (field side) BEFORE school starts.
Please write your child's name, room number and team name along with what they require on the outside of a sealed envelope with the correct money inside the envelope.