Principals Welcome

Kia ora koutou, 

My name is Jacqui-Ellen Price and I have recently had the great honour of being appointed as your new Principal to begin Term 3. I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Pillans Point community and look forward to officially embarking on this role in Week 1, Term 3.


I am a very passionate and experienced teacher and leader and have worked in a number of schools here in Tauranga, Hamilton and England. My current senior leadership position is as the foundation Deputy Principal at Taumata School but I have been a senior educational leader for a number of years. Aligning with the Pillans Point School mission, I believe positive relationships are the key to successful learning partnerships. My focus in Term 3 is to be present in the learning environments and begin building strong connections with your children and meet as many of you as possible.


I wish to thank the BoT for their thorough process in my appointment as well as their warm welcome to the school. I’m excited to be joining the Pillans Point learning community and will look to organise informal opportunities for us to meet once Term 3 has begun. Positive whānau partnerships and learning-focused relationships are crucial to learner progress and achievement and I am looking forward to immersing myself in the school community to begin building these.


Ngā mihi nui,

Jacqui-Ellen Price

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Jacq Price - Principal

(Commencing Term 3)

 

Video

Check out this cool video of our school. It gives you a brief insight of our daily life, school activities and environment.

2019 Charter & Annual Plan

Please click on the image below to download a copy of our 2019-2021 School Chater 

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Term Dates 2021/2022

 

2021

Term 4: Monday 18 October - Wednesday 15 December (12:30pm finish)

Labour Day - Monday 25 October

Teacher Only Day - Tuesday 26 October

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2022

Term 1: Tuesday 1 February - Friday 15 April 

Waitangi Day Observed - Monday 7th February

Good Friday - Friday 15th April 

 

Term 2: Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July 

Queens Birthday - Monday 6th June

Matariki Holiday - Friday 24th June

 

Term 3: Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September 

 

Term 4: Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December 

Labour Day - Monday 24th October 

2022 Wall Planner

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Community Pool Use

 

Notification to the Community - Public use of School Pool Summer 2021-2022

 

9th November 2021

Dear Community

At last night's Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting, the BOT discussed the public use of the school pool for the coming summer.

The BOT considered what was required to open the school pool which includes hygiene, social distancing, contact tracing as well as having a system with overall supervision.

Considering these complexities and the associated risks to the BOT, the decision was made that the pool will not be open for public use under the current COVID-19 protocols.

This will be reviewed at the first board meeting of term one.

While we understand this is disappointing, we need to ensure the safety of our community. We appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times.

Pillans Point School Board of Trustees.

 

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Pillans Point School views the school pool as a resource for the community, outside of school hours.  Each summer (approx. October - March) the school sells pool access to members of our school community via the PalGate app.

In return, we ask that families using the pool respect it and use it as if it was their own pool in their backyard. 

 

SECURITY & PALGATE APP

Our school pool has 24/7 security camera coverage that we will use in the case of misuse of the pool area. 

From November 2020 access to the pool will be through the use of the PalGate App. Once you have registered and paid for pool access by completing the form below; you will be emailed instructions on how to download & use the PalGate app.

Once you have downloaded and set the app up; you will have access to the pool.

The app will only work if you are 1m or less away from the pool gate.

Due to the elimination of physical keys; we no longer need to charge a bond and the cost for pool access is now $80.00 for the summer.

 

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Pool Rules 

Pool Rules

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Pool Access Registration Form

Please note - you have to complete payment at the end of this registration form. If you don't make payment when prompted after completing the form; your registration will not be sent to us to process.

Uniform

Pillans Point School  has teamed up with Kukri to supply our school uniform.

Kukri have been our valued supplier for over 6 years.

Uniform can be tried on at School and purchased either at School or online. The school holds stock of most items onsite.

Click on the pdf button below to download an order form.

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Kukri

Main Uniform Garments

Polo Shirt $35

Polo

 

Shorts $35

Shorts

 

 Skort $35

Skort

 

Bucket Hat $15

Bucket Hat

 

Wide Brim Hat $25

Wide Brim

Fleece $50

Fleece

 

Jacket $60

Jacket

 

Track Pants $50

Track Pants

Sizing

Please click on the PDF button to download a sizing chart.

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Policies

All of the School's policies and procedures are now available online. Just click here to be taken directly to our policies and procedures.

The site requires a user name and password to gain access. The required user name is pillanspoint and the password is pillans

To Review a Policy:

  1. Follow the blue link to "Schooldocs" and log in using the user name (pillanspoint) and the password (pillans).
  2. Look for the red print and click on 'currently under review'. This is situated in the middle of the page.
  3. Select a policy and read it. You only need to review the grey printing at the top of the page as the supporting documentation will be reviewed at a later date. (If you choose to you may read the supporting documentation by clicking on the red print).
  4. Click on the Review Policy button (top right of page, bold black print).
  5. Log in by choosing your category in the drop down menu; either Parent, Staff Member or Board Member.
  6. Secondly write your name (optional).
  7. Complete the response form.

For families without Internet access a review form can be collected form the office.

Thank you for taking the time to respond, your participation is appreciated.

Copyright: Except where stated, the content on this site is the copyright of SchoolDocs Ltd. It may not be reproduced without written permission from SchoolDocs Ltd.

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sKids- Before and After School Care

It’s time to book your April School Holidays in with sKids, and join in on the Autumn Fiesta!

 https://www.skids.co.nz/locations/pillans_point/

 

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From Term 2 2021 sKids Pillans Point is using a new booking system, Enrolmy! There are no rollover bookings so if you'd like your child/ren to attend please jump online https://www.skids.co.nz/book-with-us/ and book now!

Please visit www.sKids.co.nz/Pillans_Point to enrol or make a booking or call us on 0800 274 172.

 

 

Feet First

Will you partner with us to reduce after school traffic? The Tauranga City Council are fielding complaints about our school traffic! Alongside this, as a school we want to keep kids safe. Pillans Point School is growing. Our after school traffic problem, will only get better, if we are all committed to making some changes. 

Pillans Point School are working with the Tauranga City Council and NZ Police to develop healthy habits, that will also reduce our traffic problems. All children have attended either Reuben the Road Safety Bear, or Dan the Puppet Man regarding road safety. The Year 1 to Year 4 children have also had practical road crossing lessons from the NZ Police. 

This is an incentives based programme to get kids walking, scootering, biking, or park 'n' striding to school. Park 'n' stride is to reduce the traffic at the turn around by parking at least 500m away from the school e.g. Countdown, Rutherford Park, or along Pillans Road. Children will walk to your agreed location after school. 

For your children to get involved in this programme they need to ask their teacher for a Feet First card. Then everytime they walk, scooter, bike or park 'n' stride they tell their teacher and get their card stamped.  After receiving a certain number of stamps they will be rewarded with bag tags.

 

2019-2022 Re-developments

In the May 2017 Budget the National Government approved $5M to Pillans Point School to support the redevelopment of the school due to its significant roll growth. 

To ensure that our school site was protected for the future growth and development, a site Master Plan was created that updated all services and then proposed the best plan for redeveloping our site. 

As at May 2019, the master plan is completed and Stage One & Two of the project are in conceptual design phase. 

The image below shows the main stages of the project, what is happening and where. 

 

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