Charter of Commitment
The staff and students of this school agree to and will uphold the following principles:
We will act in a safe and healthy way at all times
We will respect the rights and needs of others at all times and treat others the way we would like them to treat us.
We will treat all property, both personal and of the school withrespect and care
We will respect the environment
We will stay within the boundaries
We will follow the instructions of all staff members
All complaints must be referred to the class teacher concerned, then on to the appropriate team leader. If not resolved, then contact the principal who will take any necessary action. Parents are most welcome to discuss any concern they have about their child's progress with the class teacher firstly, then the team leader by appointment. Parents and teachers have the same goal - the best possible education for the children. However, differences in approach and in ways of attaining these goals could lead to misunderstanding and misinterpretation. Regular and congenial discussions between parents and teachers are extremely valuable. For further details on concerns or complaints please click here.
Collecting Pupils from School
Parents are asked to park their cars at the library entrance on Hardwicke Street when collecting children after school. This makes the Colenso Street entrance safer for pedestrians, cyclists and buses. At no time park on the yellow lines!
Please read the parent letter regarding Cyber Safety in this enrolment pack. The use of the Internet is considered an important aspect of teaching and learning at Sumner School. If you do not wish your child to have access to the Internet while at school please fill out the request slip for this and return it to the Office or your child’s teacher as soon as possible.
Cycling to School
Parents are urged to ensure that children are not only proficient cyclists but that they also have an adequate understanding of basic road rules before allowing them to ride to school. Children below Year 4 are not encouraged to cycle to school for this reason. It is compulsory for all children to wear an approved type helmet when cycling to and from school. It is recommended that all bicycles left at school be locked as we cannot be responsible for stolen cycles.