Health – Dental Care
Children are entitled to be enrolled at a school Dental Clinic from the age of three. Children from Ngaere School attend the Stratford Dental Clinic at the Medical Centre, Miranda St, Stratford.
All children are seen at least annually with appointment cards issued when children are due for their visit. It is the responsibility of parents to transport children to the Dental Clinic and to change appointments that do not suit.
Please inform your child’s teacher, or the school secretary of upcoming appointment times so their absence can be recorded accurately.
New Entrant Orientation
We invite new entrants to school once a week for 3 weeks before they are due to start school.
The purpose is to lessen the ‘new’ feelings experienced on a child’s first day. Hopefully this will make beginning school exciting and fun without the uncertainty and fear.
Please ring the school to arrange a starting date for your child. The best person to talk to is our New Entrant teacher, Mrs Donna Bridgeman.
We also offer an initiation meeting to parents called, ‘Ready Steady School’ for parents of pre schoolers. This is usually by invitation a couple of times a year.
This meeting gives new school parents the opportunity to ask all the questions you may have around ‘starting school’ as well as an opportunity to meet the parents of other children who will be starting around the same time as your child.
Projects at school have been made possible due to generous support from:
A huge THANK YOU to the many Stratford, Eltham & Hawera businesses who supported our Pets Day this year:
Adan Larsen, Builder; ABC Tours / Midhirst Motors; Agri Seed NZ; Ambreed; ANZ Hawera; ANZCO Eltham; Anderson Pies; ASB, Hawera; BDO Accountants; Beck Helicopters; BNZ AgriBusiness; BNZ Stratford; Broadway Fastfoods; Central Milking Systems; Central Tyres; CF Schurr Accountants; CMK Accountants; Malones, Stratford; Cooks Honda; Cottage Lane; CRV; Dairy Master; Dean Cameron Tyres; Dicksons Services; Dimocks Retrovision; Donoghys; EcoLab; Eltham Districts Vet Service; Eve’s Garden Centre; Groundworx; Farmlands; Fibre Fresh; Field Torque; FIL; Findlay’s Florist; FMG; 4 Square, Eltham; Fonterra, Bridge St Branch; Hinton Contracting; Hintz Contracting; Hydraulink; Hyundai; Icon Sports; Image Hair Design; In Stitches; Magnum Sports; Livestock Improvement; Mackays Pharmacy; Mid West Machinery; Mitre 10; Moss Rocard & Smith; Mountain Motors; New World, Stratford; Norwoods; Paper Plus, Stratford; Perera’s Paper Power; PGG Wrightsons; Platinum Lodge; Pots, Pansies & Violets; Ralph Vossler; Ravensdown; RD1 Eltham; RD 1 Stratford; Revive Hair & Beauty; Rod Gordon, Stratford; Seales; Selectrix; Silver Fern Farms; Sinclair Home Kill; Standard timber ITM; Stanners Motors; Sparra; Stratford Auto Electrical; Stratford Engineering; Stratford Mountain House; TAG Oil; Taranaki Vets Services; Taunt Contracting; The Tool Shed; Thomson O’Neil & Co; Total Control drilling; TSB Eltham; Uhlenbergs; Union Yamaha; Vickers Transport; The Warehouse Hawera; Westpac Stratford; Wonder Distributors; Yarrows
We have an extremely active PTA at Ngaere School.
Over the past year they have contributed to school projects:
- funding PMP (Perceptual Motor Programme) for Junior School
- donation for senior class camp
- Music programme
- presentation pens for Year 8 leavers
- 20 ipads and covers
- Maths programme funding
Fundraising throughout the year included: Decorated cup cake evening, slink collection, bull calves, sausage sizzle, catering, pet day raffles…
2016 Office holders are :
Chairperson – Briar Yarrall; Secretary – Kelly Larsen; Treasurer – Lisa Pitcher
Meetings are held in the school staffroom and advertised on website and in newsletter.
All welcome to attend
July 2016 Fundraiser – Quiz Night $860 raised towards upgrade of Hall supper room.
Many thanks to businesses for their support: New World Stratford, Eltham 4 Square, Thomson O’Neil Eltham, RD1 Eltham, ITM Stratford, Adan Larsen Builders, Beck Helicopter Ltd, Taunt Contracting