Regulations and Procedures
Our systems are based on our belief that:
- Every student has the right to learn without disruption; and
- Every teacher has both the right and the responsibility to teach without disruption. This is the cornerstone of our safe school policy.
To ensure students are able to learn, and teachers are able to teach as they should, the following rules apply to all students at all times.
- Students will respect people, possessions and property.
- Students will be on time, in appropriate dress, and with all the required equipment.
- Students will follow instructions promptly and will stay on task.
- Students will observe school bounds.
ABSENCES FROM SCHOOL
If a student is to be absent for more than one day, a telephone call to the Student Centre is appreciated. On his return to school the student must produce a written note to be handed in at the Student Centre. During any extended absence, work can be requested by contacting the Whānau Group Teacher. NB: Boys may not be absent before or following holidays for the purpose of extending long weekends or vacation periods.
ARRIVING LATE TO SCHOOL
Any boy who arrives late will not be permitted to enter class without a late pass obtained from the Student Centre. A reasonable excuse for his lateness is required.
Cyclists must obey all road rules. Doubling and riding two abreast are expressly forbidden. The riding of bikes in the school grounds is not permitted. Bikes must be left in the bike compound and should be padlocked. Students are not allowed in this area unless they are depositing or retrieving their bike.
Boys travelling on school buses must have a current bus pass issued by Ms Ross. All bus rules are available from Ms Ross and must be obeyed. General Reminders – No luggage other than your school bag is to be carried on the school bus. Friends are not allowed to travel home with a student on the bus.
The Tuck Shop is open before school, and at 11:00am and 1:30pm. Lunch orders may be placed and paid for from 8:30-8:45am or at morning break, for collection at lunchtime. The Tuck Shop stocks a wide range of healthy food and drink choices and has received a ‘Gold Heartbeat Award’ for the quality of goods available.
If a student has to leave the School during the day, he should have written proof of his appointment, or a letter of explanation, and he must obtain a Pass from the Student Centre. Passes are issued before school and at morning break. He must sign in at the Student Centre when he returns. All Year 13 students are expected to attend school full-time which includes attending whānau time and assemblies. They are not permitted to leave the school grounds. Prefects are expected to be on the School grounds at all times and attend whānau times and assemblies. Failure to comply with these expectations could result in the de-badging process being invoked.
DISABILITIES AND ALLERGIES
The school needs to be notified if a student has some permanent disability, allergy, or condition for which urgent attention may be required. Required medication should be held in ‘Te Awatea’.
LEAVING PROCEDURES AND TESTIMONIALS
If you are leaving Whangarei Boys’ High School, Clearance forms are available from your Year Level Deans. The Clearance instructions must be complied with before you can obtain your testimonial or any certificates. All Year 13 testimonials are compiled at the end of the year and co-ordinated by the Year 13 Deans.
The Library is open from 9:00am to 3:25pm. Books are issued for a maximum of three weeks. No more than three books may be on loan to a student at any time.
Misplaced belongings during the school day may have been handed in. Please check with the Student Centre and/or your Whānau Group Teacher. All belongings must be clearly marked with your name.
Tuition is available for several musical instruments. Specialist music teachers are employed by the school. One hour individual or small group lessons take place during the school day. Loan instruments are available. Permission to attend music lessons is granted by Ms Hill. Any student who fails to attend their music lesson will not be allowed to continue. If you wish to be involved in musical activities please see the Music teacher, Ms Hill.
OUT OF BOUNDS AREAS
Before school, at morning break and lunch times, boys must not be in the school buildings unless they carry a Pass from a teacher. Behind the main school blocks, the Science and Technology quads, School Lane, behind the hall, and staff car parks are all out of bounds. Painted yellow lines clearly identify out-of-bounds areas. Boys must not go past the white posts on the lower fields, nor congregate under the trees by the drain or the weir. Carruth House is out of bounds to all day-boys at all times.
If a boy is sick during the day, he must report to ‘Te Awatea’. Parents will then be contacted to collect him. It is important that we have an up-to-date telephone contact for each family. The school needs to be advised of any change to contact numbers. Panadol will be issued to a student only if a parental consent letter has been received by the office, or when this information is marked on the enrolment form.
SKATEBOARDS AND SCOOTERS
Skateboards and scooters are not permitted at school because they cause too much damage to the property.
UNIFORM (see Uniform page)
Boys who attend WBHS are expected to wear their uniform correctly and with pride at all times while at school, to and from school, and when representing the school.
VEHICLES AT SCHOOL
Permission may be given for cars and motorcycles to be brought to school by Year 13 students. The application form can be obtained from Assistant Principal, Dr Elliot, and must be signed by parents or guardians and returned to Dr Elliot. Joy-riding is absolutely forbidden. No passengers may be carried unless express permission has been granted by Dr Elliot. The school reserves the right to withdraw permission to bring a vehicle. No vehicles are to be parked in School Lane. Vehicles are to be parked in Kent Road.
WBHS Policy Framework 2016 – 2018
Alcohol – Sale, Supply and Consumption
Appointments – Staff
Colours Awards Programme
Complaints Resolution Procedure
Carruth House – Staff Accommodation
Copyright & Licences
Drugs & Alcohol
Education Outside the Classroom
Equal Education Opportunities
Equal Employment Opportunities
Finance – Budget
Finance – Delegations Schedule
Finance – Roles & Responsibilities
Finance – Internal Controls
Fixed Asset Management
Food & Nutrition
Gifts & Entertainment
Health & Safety
Hire of School Facilities
Information and Communication Technology
Performance Management of Principal
Performance Management – Support Staff
Performance Management – Teaching Staff
Policy Making & Review
Professional Learning and Development
Protection and Sharing of Intellectual property (Creative Commons)
Restitution for Damages
Seclusion and Physical Restraint
Security Storage & Use of School equipment
Special Assistance for Assessments
Student Progression Framework
Surveillance, Search & Seizure
Trade Mark Protection and Enforcement
Young Person Harm and Neglect – Suspected or Actual