Conditions of ENROLMENT
Every effort will be made by the Te Totara School Before School Care/After School Care staff to provide a happy and safe environment for your children. However, they are in the programme because you desire them to be and thus we look to you for support in any disciplinary matters that may arise. Please note – the same set of rules for behaviour as set by Te Totara Primary School will apply.
Despite offering high standards of supervision the Te Totara Before School Care/After School Care programme, staff do not accept responsibility for breaches of behavioural expectations such as leaving the school grounds.
The applicant accepts that any behaviour deemed by the Supervisor to be unreasonable or unsafe may be considered reason for suspension from the Te Totara After School Care programme.
I understand that the Te Totara Before School Care/After School Care staff will exercise due care but will not be liable for any injury, damage or loss which my child(ren) may sustain to person or property.
In the event of sickness or accident I authorise qualified medical attention be secured at my expense. In the event my child becomes unwell at the program I understand that I must collect my child within 30 minutes or organize someone to collect my child from the program if I am not able to.
I give permission for the programme staff to administer first aid.
v I have read the terms and conditions and policies and procedures (found on the school website)
Te Totara Before and After School Care
Parent Code of Conduct
Parents are the first role models for children. The choices parents make, and the behaviours we exhibit, have a significant influence on our children. The programme has a clear expectation of children conduct and we require all parents to follow our code of conduct at all times when at the programme and when talking to staff.
The Parent Code of Conduct relates to parents, grandparents, carers and other visitors to the programme (including volunteer roles).
S Smart decisions - Treat other how you want to be treated
T Trying our best - Talk to someone when it gets hard
A Always learning - Ask questions
R Respectful - Speak politely to others
S Self managing - Controlling our actions
Positive Role Modelling
As parents, it is our responsibility to role model good citizenship and ethical conduct. For our community to be coherent, our effort is required to maintain goodwill. This includes: Being inclusive
-Being open minded and adaptable -Accepting cultural and religious diversity
-Interacting respectfully with staff, students and other parents -Assume positive intent from all
-Appropriate and respectful conduct
Car park and Drop off zone Etiquette
These guidelines are to ensure absolute safety of our children, in an area where they are at greatest risk –
• Adhere to the speed limit. Please note the speed limit is 5km/h. This speed is to ensure the little pedestrians are safe as they walk through these areas.
• Please, no tooting (unless indicating danger)
At busy times the car park and drop off zone gets full. Please remain mindful and patient.
Use of Social Media
Expectations around the use of social media for parents aligns with Te Totara School’s Social Media Policy on our school website. Overall, it is expected that social media will be used for the purposes of building community and contributing to a positive dynamic amongst parents
The programme will always communicate with parents in relation to programme changes by email and on the whiteboard in Matariki. In particular, there are potentially serious ethical issues and legal liabilities that may arise from its misuse. Specifically, parents can ensure lawful use of social media by noting the following:
What happens when conflict arises?
There will be occasions when conflict may arise between students. It is vital that parents encourage their child to seek appropriate solutions for themselves, which may involve discussion with a staff member or ASC management. If attempts at discussion do not find satisfactory resolution, it is expected that parents will discuss their concerns with Anna Herbert or Katrina Strong. Please do not directly approach another parent or student with grievances.
Communicating with Respect
Inclusivity and assuming good intent form the foundation of respectful conversations. Our interactions with other parents, staff and children should reflect this. Should there be an occasion where this has not occurred, please have a discussion with Anna or Katrina during programme hours which are between the hours of 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. If you still have strong concerns, please contact the principal by email at the following address email@example.com
Our aim is to provide a safe, secure and fun environment, in a compassionate and nurturing setting for all.