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2017

Student Handbook


WELCOME

CRAIGHEAD

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SCHOOL.

The purpose of this booklet is to provide essential information to help you. Please, read it carefully and keep it handy, so that you can refer to it should you need to find answers to questions as you settle into your year of study at Craighead.

Our School Motto:

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STUDENT HANDBOOK CONTENTS Page  Welcome  Nuts and Bolts: Term dates ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……. Special Events on the Craighead 2017 Calendar ………………………………………….….. Chapel Services ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. Chapel information ………………………………………………………………………………………...……………………………………… Map - Craighead campus ………………………………………………………………………...………………………………….. Map - Classroom blocks .…………………………………………………………………………..…………………….…………….  How to find Staff: Principal, Senior Management & Deans ………………………………………………………...……….….. Guidance Counsellor, Chaplain, Careers Advisor and School Administration ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. International Student Department…………………………………………………………………...………………….. Sports Department …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………. Performing Arts and Cultural Activities …………………………………………………………………………  Essential things to know: Absence from School………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Appointments outside School……………………………………………………………………………...………..…….... Boarding House………………………………………………………………………………………………....…………………………………….. Cars - Students driving and travelling in …………………………………………………………………..… Computer Network Access at Craighead..…………………………………………………….………….. Daily Routine.………………..……………………………………………………………………………………………………...……………………… Detentions………………………………………………………………………………………………..……………………..……………………………….. Electronic Devices at School……………..…………………………………………………………………….…………….... Extracurricular Activities……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……….… Form Classes: Junior and Senior…………………………………………………………………………………...……… Houses………….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………….…. ID Cards……………………..……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Intervals and Lunchtimes …………………………………………………………………………………………….………………. Late for School………………………………...……………………………………………………………………………………………...………… Late to Class…………...………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………. Leaving the School grounds…...……………………………………………………………………………..…………………. Lockers…………………………….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………….. Lost items ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...……………… Library…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……………….. Outdoor Education……………………………………………………………………………………………..……..…………………………. Printing …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...………………….. Rooms Locked …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……………………… Stationery requirements …………………………………………………………………………………………………..………….. Sick - too unwell for School ……………………………………………………………………………..……..………………. Sick - during School hours .……………………………………………………………………………………..……….……….. School Socials .………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…….………..……………….. Uniform………………………………………………………………………………………………...……………….………………………..…………………  Communication: Finding the Right Person at the right time …………………………………………………….………..  Good Behaviour Guide …………………………………………………………………………………………………………...……………………….  Homework and Study skills …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..  2017 Ten Day Timetable (Back Cover)…………………………………………………………………………………………..…

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Chapel:

The Chapel is a central part of Craighead life. For the Senior School, a short service begins the school day on Monday and Tuesday at 8.40am. For the Junior School a short service begins the school day on Thursday and Friday at 8.40 am. Junior Students line up in form lines in the Auditorium foyer for a roll check 10 minutes before Chapel is due to start and then move quietly as directed, to the Chapel. Students must always behave sensibly in the Chapel and do not talk, except for responses to the prayers. During the year, there are a number of special Chapel Services, some are held in the Craighead Chapel, the Turley Auditorium or St Mary’s Church, Timaru. Students are encouraged to receive communion whatever their age or denomination. Parents and families are welcome to attend Chapel services. Baptism and confirmation classes and services are offered each year. 5


Uniform Shop

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History / Social Studies Room 15

Maths Technology & Graphics Room 11

Sciences Lab 13 Sciences Lab 12

West Watson Block Upstairs—Classrooms

Digital Technology / Economics Room 9

Sciences Lab 14

Design & Fashion Room 8

Accounting / Maths Room 7

Economics Room 6

Geography / Social Studies Room 5

Student Toilets

Principal

Study Room Room 4

English / History Room 3

Counsellor

PA

Staff

Staff

Deputy Principal

Support Studies Room1

Sports’ and PE

Chaplain

Languages Room 16

Staff

Room 21

Staff

West Watson Block

Maths Room 20 Languages Room 18

English Room 2

Ground floor—Classrooms and Administration

Languages Room 19

Oakeley House

Art and RSE Classrooms

MO4 Art Classroom

MO2 Art Classroom

Art Staff Office

MO3 Art History Classroom

MO5 Photography/ Visual Design Studio

Gallery

MO1 RSE Classroom

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How to find staff: Pastoral care is very important at Craighead and students are encouraged to approach staff for help. It may be necessary sometimes to arrange appointments for a later time. To see the Principal, Ms Graham: You can find Ms Graham’s office opposite the School Office. Please ask Mrs Owens if Ms Graham is available. If she is, you can see Ms Graham immediately, otherwise Mrs Owens will arrange another time for you to come back and meet with her. To see the Deputy Principal, Mr Pahl (Staff/Student Services): You can find Mr Pahl’s office to the right of the School Office. If he is in his office, knock, and if he is available he will see you immediately or will arrange another time. If you have difficulty finding him, ask at the School office. To see the Assistant Principal, Mrs Hearn (Curriculum): You can find Mrs Hearn’s office on the right just inside the main front door. If she is in her office, knock, and if she is available she will see you immediately or arrange another time. If you have difficulty finding her, ask at the School office.

To see the Year 12 and 13 Dean, Mrs Mulvihill: Mrs Mulvihill can be located in Room 8 or you can contact her via email at: mulvihillva@craighead.school.nz .

To see the Year 11 Dean, either Mrs Foley or Mrs Scott: Mrs Foley and Mrs Scott have offices along the corridor, on the left, on your way to the library. If Mrs Foley or Mrs Scott is not there, you could try knocking on the staffroom door and ask during interval or in the second half of the lunch hour (after 12.50pm) to arrange a time to meet.

To see the Years 9-10 Dean, Miss Mills: Miss Mills has an office along the left hand side of the corridor on your way to the library. If Miss Mills is not in her office, you could try knocking on the staffroom door and ask for her during interval or in the second half of the lunch hour (after 12.50pm) to arrange a time to see her.

To see the Year 7 & 8 Dean, Mrs Ottley: Mrs Ottley has an office in her Year 8 Home-room. If she is not there you could try the Staffroom during interval or in the second half of the lunch hour (after 12.50pm) to arrange a time to see her. To see a teacher during interval or in the second half of lunchtime knock on the Staffroom door and ask to see if they are available. If it is an emergency, go to the School Office.

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Guidance Counsellor, Mrs Grace and the Reverends Maslin and Taylor In addition to your Year level Dean, our Counsellor, Mrs Grace, Reverend Maslin and Reverend Taylor are available to assist you with issues or concerns. If there is something which is bothering you, a problem at school or at home, perhaps of a private nature which you would like to talk about and get support, please talk to one of the following staff. To see the Guidance Counsellor, Mrs Grace: The Counsellor’s office is at the end of the staff corridor. If she is in her office and available, the door will be open, knock, and if she is available she will see you immediately or arrange another time. Do not knock or enter if the door is shut. If you have difficulty finding her, talk to someone at the School office to arrange a time. You may contact her by email: gracejo@craighead.school.nz

To see Reverend Maslin or Reverend Taylor: Reverends Maslin and Taylor will be located in the School Chapel should you wish to speak with either of them. Reverend Taylor will be available Mondays and Thursdays, with Reverend Maslin being available Tuesdays and Fridays each week. Rev Maslin

Rev Taylor

To see the Careers Advisor, Mrs Campbell: The Career Advisor’s office is located at the end of the Dining Room verandah. If she is in her office and available the door will be open, knock, and she will see you immediately or arrange another time. If you have difficulty finding Mrs Campbell, talk to someone at the School Office. You may contact Mrs Campbell by email: campbellvi@craighead.school.nz To see someone in School Administration: These teams work in and around the School front office area and can assist you with a great range of enquiries from leave passes, forms, paying school accounts to computer/printing problems. All members of our Admin team are very friendly, approachable and helpful:

Mrs Gillian Owens: Principal’s Personal Assistant, Enrolments Office Manager

Our Finance Team:

Mrs Christine Sparrow Mrs Leonté Chambers Bursar Finance Manager

Mrs Mandy Rayner Mrs Kate Hayman Ms Katie Mackenzie Mrs Kellie McKenzie

School Front Office Team

Mrs Lynette Oliver

Librarian

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International Student Department Mrs McLean is our International Student Director. She is responsible for the general wellbeing of our international students. This involves subject advice, solving any problems that arise being in a new school in a different country, and ensuring your stay here at Craighead is an enjoyable experience. Mrs McLean meets with new students daily until they are fully integrated into the school. Each girl will continue to spend time with her each week to discuss any concerns with her work or personal issues. To see Mrs McLean, our International Student Director: Her office is located at the end of the short corridor opposite the staff room door and can usually be found there, if not , go to the School office and ask. They should be able to tell you when she will be available or get a message to her for you. Below is a map showing Mrs McLean’s office and the International Student common room location. Mrs Faith is our ESOL teacher and English support for International students. Mrs Faith assists and supports Mrs McLean with the International Students, mostly in the area of tuition support in English and integration into an English speaking country.

Main Classroom building Craighead Street

(West Watson Block) Ground Floor Principal PA

Boarding House 

Deputy Principal

Mrs McLean’s office

Front Door

International Student common room

Sport – (Extra-curricular) To see Mr Faith, Head of Sport or Mrs Surridge, Sports Co-ordinator: Go to the Sports office, located on the right, opposite the stairs, just inside the east-end door (Boarding House end) of the main classroom building.

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Performing Arts and Cultural Activities ART To find out about extra Art activities talk to: Ms Parry, Head of Art You can find Ms Parry in the Art department in Oakeley House, next to the Auditorium or enquire at the Staffroom during morning intervals or in the later half of the lunch hour.

DANCE To find out about Dance opportunities talk to: Mr Townshend, (Teacher in Charge) You can find Mr Townshend in his office in the small corridor, off the main corridor to the Staffroom or enquire at the Staffroom during morning intervals or in the later half of the lunch hour.

DEBATING To find out about Debating activities talk to: Miss Mills-Williams, English Teacher or Mr Batchelor (Debating Coach) Enquire at the Staffroom during morning intervals or in the later half of the lunch hour for either Miss Mills-Williams or Mr Batchelor. Invitations to join are in the daily Form Notices from the start of the year.

DRAMA To find out about Drama opportunities talk to: Miss Chappell, Drama Teacher You can find Miss Chappell in the Drama Suite or enquire at the Staffroom during morning intervals or in the later half of the lunch hour. Opportunities to participate will be announced in the Form Notices.

KAPA HAKA To find out about joining the Kapa haka, talk to: Mrs Ottley (Teacher in Charge) Mrs Ottley has an office in her Year 8 Home-room. If she is not there you could try the Staffroom during morning intervals or in the second half of the lunch hour. An open Invitation will be in the Form Notices from the start of the year.

MUSIC To find out about musical pursuits talk to: Mrs McLeod, Head of Music You can find Mrs McLeod in the Music Suite, opposite Shand House or enquire at the Staffroom during morning intervals or in the later half of the lunch hour. There are various musical activities including: Choir, Chorale, Junior Choir, Barbershop, Chamber Music group, Orchestra, Rock Band, and String group. Invitations and auditions to join these groups will be announced in the Form Notices.

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ESSENTIAL THINGS TO KNOW

Absent from school: If you know you are going to be away from school for a day or more, your parents should write a letter or send an email to the Principal or email via admin@craighead.school.nz to request leave. If you have been away and the absence has not been covered by a previous note, you should bring one to your Form Teacher on your return. It is expected that you will have seen your teacher/s beforehand about work you will miss, to get work for days you are absent, or you will need to catch up with help from a class mate. Appointments: Doctor, Dentist, Physiotherapy, etc appointments should, where possible, be made out of school time. Otherwise bring an appointment card to the School office before school and ask for a leave pass. Show the leave pass to your teacher when you leave and return.

Boarding House: The Boarding House is closed to Boarders during the school day. No day-student may visit before school. Visitors after school must report to the Boarding House Reception and are not permitted in dormitory areas.

Cars – Students Driving and Travelling in: Mindful of student safety, you are not allowed to drive a car to school or be driven by another student unless a signed permission form has been completed by your parent/guardian. These permission forms with guidelines are available from the School Office and on our website parent/ student portal ’CraigNet’ www.craighead.school.nz

Computer Network Access at Craighead: Students are asked to sign the School’s Student ICT Responsible Use Agreement, and parents/ guardians are also requested to endorse by signature, their daughter’s access to the network. Students will receive training in network procedures and will be given access by means of a login name and a password which must be kept confidential. The Network and Internet must always be used in an appropriate and safe manner. Internet use is monitored and is for educational purposes. If you accidentally access an inappropriate site please inform the Librarian, Mrs Oliver, immediately. Each Student’s internet-usage is controlled, and is allocated a set amount for internet use. If your set amount is used up, go to Mrs Oliver to top up your internet cap.

Daily Routine: There are 5 periods each day. You will usually have a different subject each period. There are no bells at Craighead as students are expected to be self managing.

Detentions: School detentions are held on Friday in Room 2 starting at 3.30pm and finishing at 4.00pm or 4.30pm. Prior to long weekends or holiday, detentions are on Thursday. Detentions take priority over leave arrangements and extra-curricular fixtures.

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Electronic Devices at school: Cellphones may not be switched on during Chapel, Form time, Assembly, when students are in the library, or at any school meeting. Cellphones and other electronic devices are kept in your bag or locked in your locker at your own risk. You may bring tablets, laptops, ipads & ipods to class for school work, but the safety of them is your responsibility. You can link to the school wireless network by following the instructions on the library noticeboard.

ď‚ŻExtra-curricular Activities: These are activities or groups you can join, participate in, outside of school hours. Covering music, sports, arts, cultural or special interest areas. Listen to, or look up on your KAMAR app on your device the daily Form Notices for announcements, You can also look in your Extra-curricular Activity Handbook or view an electronic version on the school website via the CraigNet portal for further information. Form Class: On arrival at Craighead you will be placed in a form class. A form class is like a home base classroom. Form classes meet for 10 minutes every morning, with your form teacher, except Wednesday, for checking the roll and going over daily Form Notices. The daily Form Notices, after being read out each morning, are put on display in your Home room to refer to later or they can be accessed and viewed through your KAMAR app on your device. So remember to listen and look out for updates. Your form teacher will get to know you well and will be able to assist you in getting help you may need. You will be given your timetable on the first day. It is important that you take the time to check where each class is held. If you get lost, please ask for help. The School Office will always be able to guide you to the right room, but so will other students and teachers. The school period times are noted on the back of this booklet. Junior Form Classes: About half of Year 7 & 8 subject classes will be in your home room but Music, Drama, Art, Science, PE, Languages, RSE will be in different locations around the school. Year 9-11 Form Classes: Form classes may be linked to common core subject classes, but option classes are different. Year 12 & 13 Form Classes: Students might only meet for form meetings.

Houses: A four House structure at Craighead is used for a range of activities throughout the year. At the end of the year, the House Cup is awarded to the House with the most points. Some House activities are: Swimming Sports, Athletics Sports, Music Cups, Wearable Art House Competition and General Knowledge Cup. All students are allocated to a House. If you have family members who have previously attended Craighead, you will be in their House. The Houses are the Maori names for each of the four wind directions and were an idea suggested by a former Headmistress, Miss Violet Salmond, in 1927.

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ID cards: You will be given an ID card early in Term 1 and you will need to bring it to school each day. It is used to take out library resources and to purchase food from the dining room.

Interval and lunchtimes: Food for boarders is provided in the dining room. Most daygirls bring their own food to school, however, they may purchase food from the dining room by paying cash or having the food charged to their account. All girls are required to present their ID card to Ms Kerina Brown, the Dining Room Manager, at the time of purchase. If you have special dietary requirements, talk to Kerina.

Late to School:

Please sign in at the School Office, before going to class. We need to know that you have arrived.

Late to class: Enter the classroom quietly. Explain to the teacher the reason for your lateness. Where possible, you will have a leave pass issued from the School Office or signed note from the School Nurse or teacher you have been with.

Leaving the School grounds: A leave pass needs to be arranged at the School Office prior to school start in the morning of your appointment (or the day before if it is a morning appointment and you will be starting school later then normal). An appointment card, a phone call, email or note from your parents/guardians is required for a leave pass to be issued. When you leave the school grounds you must show your leave pass to your teacher and then sign out at the School Office. You must carry your leave pass with you while you are away from school. Upon your return to school you must sign back in at the School Office. No student may leave school at lunchtime without signed permission from a parent, usually by means of the Lunch Permission form, which is completed at the beginning of the school year, otherwise by written note. You are not permitted to go to the Highfield Mall during school or at lunchtime without the permission of the Principal, Senior Management or Dean. If you are sick, you need permission, from the School Nurse, to leave School.

Lockers: For 2017 there are some lockers available, however, the allocation of these will be directed by form teachers at the beginning of the year. The lockers are big enough to contain books, lunch and gear required for any day but not enough to store all your possessions for the entire year! It is your responsibility to keep your locker clean, tidy and locked. You are responsible for your personal

possessions and the School cannot take responsibility for any item not named.

Lost a text book or some of your possessions:  Check that it is not at home  Check that it is not in your locker  Check that a friend hasn’t got it  Check in the classrooms you have been in and ask your Form or subject teacher  Look in lost property– knock on the Staffroom door and ask for Mrs Mulvihill.  Textbooks/Library books not found or returned will be charged to your School Account.

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Library

The Library has an outstanding range of books, magazines and computers for study and leisure purposes. It is your gateway to the world of reading and information. The library catalogue will help you find the books and resources you need. The Intranet provides access to links to on-line encyclopaedias and databases. Please behave sensibly in the Library. You should always respect the resources, equipment, and the rights of others when you are working in the Library. Leave your bag on the shelves by the main entrance when you are visiting the Library. Food and drink are not permitted in the Library. Mrs Oliver, the Librarian is very happy to assist you locate and use information, or recommend a good book to read. Take any books that you wish to borrow to the issue desk, where a member of staff or student librarian will issue them to you. You may borrow up to eight books in total for three weeks. Books can be renewed twice. Magazines may be borrowed for one week only and may not be renewed. Please return or renew your books by the due date. Lists of overdue books will be given to Form Teachers every two weeks. A second notice is printed two weeks later. If the books are still overdue after six weeks, a letter is sent home to your parents, and any non-returned books thereafter will be charged to your account. Please return your books so other students may have the opportunity to read them. The Library is open from 8.15am to 4.15pm every school day. Books may be returned after school hours by placing them through the Returns slot outside the Library entrance.

Outdoor Education: There are opportunities available to students every year. Annually Year 7 - 10 take part in Camps: Year 7 & 8: Term 4 Alternate years to Wainui (Akaroa area) and Queenstown. Year 9: Term 1 To Raincliff Camp Year 10: Term 4 To Hanmer Springs Forest Camp. Annual Year 7 - 10 Outdoor Education Activities: Years 7 - 9 Term 3 Ski at Round Hill Ski Field for a day Year 10 Term 3 Travel to Tekapo for their ‘skate and soak’ trip. More information is found in your Extra Curricular Activities booklet. Printing: Each student has a $10 allowance for printing. Any printing costs over and above $10 are then charged to your account. Most Students keep within this $10 allowance. Before hitting the ‘Print’ button ask yourself: ‘Do I need to print this?’ and ‘Have I made the best use of all the space on this page?’, ‘Have I checked which printer is receiving my request?’

Rooms Locked: For safety reasons, a staff member must be present when students are in the Auditorium, the Drama room, the Science Laboratories, Technology Room and the Room 9 Computer Room. These rooms are locked at all other times.

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Stationery Requirements: Stationery lists for each Year level can be found on our school website www.craighead.school.nz . (Stationery link found on the Home Page). Items can be purchased from outlets of your choosing, however, an online purchasing option is available through the OfficeMax ’My School’ website. The address is: www.myschool.co.nz , you can select Craighead and view all our requirements.

Sick - too unwell for School: If you are too unwell to come to School, your parent/guardian should phone the office 03 6886074 and leave a message, or email the office admin@craighead.school.nz. You will need to catch up on work you have missed when you return.

Sick - during School hours: Anyone feeling sick during school hours should report to the teacher in charge of the class or activity/ sport. You will be sent, accompanied, to the School Office. The Office staff will ring Mrs Merritt, the Day Nurse, then you sign out and go to the Day Nurse in the Boarding House. If you return to School, from sickbay, you need to sign in again at the School Office. To ensure your safety, no one who is sick may go home without permission from the Day Nurse. She will contact your parents/guardians. School Socials: The three boarding schools in Timaru have agreed to host one social each annually. These socials are for Year 9-13, and run from 7.00pm till 10.00pm at the host school. There is usually one each term (Terms 1-3). Tickets are numbered, non-transferable, named and sold from the school office a day before the social. This is advertised through the school notices. At least two staff members from each school are present throughout the social. No student may leave the venue unless collected by a parent. Appropriate, acceptable behaviour and dress are expected at all times. Events are alcohol, tobacco and drug free. These procedures ensure that socials are successful and enjoyable events for all.

Uniform: Wear your uniform neatly and with pride. Complete school uniform must be worn when at school, when travelling to and from school on a week day and for a school function.  Blazer is to be worn to Evening Chapel Services and all formal occasions  When out of school grounds jerseys or vests are not allowed to be worn on their own without a blazer  Make sure all your uniform items are clearly named in an obvious place  Only badges awarded from the School may be worn  No jewellery or other ornamentation is worn with the school uniform. Small, silver or gold, inconspicuous, plain studs (no bigger than 4mm diameter), one in each ear lobe may be worn.  Makeup and nail polish are not to be worn with school uniform.  Hair should be neatly tied back with Craighead blue, green, or blue/green tartan hair ribbon or slides. These colours match your uniform. Hair is expected to look natural.  Please do not eat in your uniform whilst outside the school grounds, unless you are in a café or restaurant.  PE uniform is not to be worn to or from school except on Sports days  Sports uniform may be worn home from an after-school practice. There is a new page on the School Website for Uniform. There is the facility to order items online but no facility to pay online. Payment is made upon collection of order. 16


Communication Seeking help to resolve issues or concerns is always close at hand. Follow the flow chart below to find the right person to help you:

Finding the Right Person as the Right Time Using the Craighead Pastoral Care Network 2017 START HERE! A SUBJECT concern? Too hard? Too easy? Wrong choice? Appeals?

Struggling? Talk directly to… your subject or Form teacher and/or the Head of Department and/or your Dean and/or Senior Management: Mr Pahl and Mrs Hearn

Work out what type of concern it is!

Get extra help by…

A SCHOOL concern? Environment, Safety, Healthy Food, Social Justice ideas….

Attending tutorials (ask your teacher for details) Ask for Tutoring with Senior Student Leaders Attend Motivation/ Study Skills tutorials, such as Karen Boyes (ask your Form teacher for details)

The Curriculum Co-ordinator is Mrs Hearn The NZQA Liaison person is Mrs Hearn

A PERSONAL issue? Friendships? Relationships? Home/Parents? Health or safety? Social Media? The future?

Talk to someone you know and trust first – try your parents/ caregivers, Form teacher or a favourite teacher…. Contact a support person appropriate to your needs eg Boarding Staff

Try these options…

School Council Global Citizens Chapel Committee Boarding House Committee Catering Manager Form Teacher Dean Guidance Counsellor Reverends Senior Management Principal Parents and Friends

Arrange to see the Health Nurse Mrs Kylie Robinson

Arrange to see our Guidance Counsellor Mrs Grace

Arrange Seek help from to see outside agency Careers eg Doctor, Advisor Youth Alley, Mrs Campbell Women’s Refuge

Talk to our Student Leaders or Peer Mentors

Join a group eg Chapel or Health Committee

Pastoral Support 2017 Principal: Ms L Graham Senior Management Mr W Pahl DP (Staff / Student Services) Mrs L Hearn AP(Curriculum & Assessment) Guidance Counsellor: Mrs J Grace Chaplains: Rev J Maslin Rev J Taylor

Form Teachers Year Level Deans: Mrs S Ottley (Y7 & 8) Miss L Mills (Y9 & 10) Mrs M Foley / Mrs H Scott (Y11) Mrs V Mulvihill (Y12 & 13) International Students: Mrs J McLean Mrs B Faith Boarding Manager: Mrs Y Thompson

Careers Advice: Mrs V Campbell Support Studies: Mrs S Pahl Gifted/Talented: Mrs G Kirke Maori Liaison: Mrs S Ottley

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BEHAVIOUR GUIDE FOR CRAIGHEAD STUDENTS

All groups in society need rules to function properly and to enable them to achieve what they set out to do. Rules also protect the individual members of the group, their property, and the property belonging to the organization. Craighead students are expected at all times to act with:  Courtesy  Co-operation  Common sense We believe that provided students stop and think before they act, and bear these three C’s in mind, the school will be a harmonious and pleasant place in which to work and live. Being kind to one another is essential! Some specific advice is:  Speak to staff and students with courtesy and respect.  Offer help to visitors.  Stand when visiting adults enter the room.  Be courteous by holding doors open for adults, letting them through first.  Eating takes place outside or in the Dining Room.  It is polite to thank your teacher when you leave the classroom, and to thank the kitchen staff at the servery.

e will help you:

A strong positive view of your learning and your chances of success will help you reach your goals. If you are optimistic about your future and ability, you will be able to overcome the next hurdle in your study, and you will be more aware of your strengths. This will lead to greater confidence and then more success.

Of course, everyone makes mistakes, but think of them as “learning experiences.” In fact, if you are not making mistakes, chances are you are not learning much either! You need to have a clear view of your goals. Here are some guidelines for setting ‘SMART’ Goals: Be quite specific, don't be too general, prioritise your goals

Make sure your goals are measurable Have a plan to achieve your goals, one step at a time. Be flexible. Make sure your goals are attainable Set time limits. This forces you to act. 18


Homework is a vital and valuable part of academic study at secondary school. Good habits support work covered in class as well as preparing students for work in the senior school and for tertiary study. Important points to remember are: ☞ that not all subjects give homework each day, ☞ not all pieces of homework are of the same length and ☞ not all homework is to be completed by the next class. Through planning, goal setting and time management you will develop the skills to balance all homework tasks, all out of school practices, lessons and activities, social and family time so that everything committed to is completed by the required date. As a general rule: Year 7/8 at least 45mins to 1 hour of homework a day Year 9 at least 1¼ hours of homework a day Year 10 at least 1 ¾ hours of homework a day Year 11 at least 2 to 2¼ hours of homework a day Year 12/13 at least 2 to 2½ hours of homework a day

The following points will help you use your homework time well: Use your Student Diary to record homework; Cross it off when it is completed

Become familiar with your learning style and set up your work space accordingly. For example some people work best when: their room is tidy so time isn’t wasted looking for things

As much as possible, do your homework/ studying in one particular place.

distracting noises are eliminated (a quiet regular background noise may help others to concentrate)

Keep your notes, books, dictionaries, etc in your room.

their desktop is also tidy

their study area has good lighting

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sitting in a firm, straight backed chair

Neat work is easier for you to learn from later. Try to keep a regular routine each night; start your homework at the same time. Do the hard things first, while you’re still fresh. The longer you leave things, the harder it will be to get started. A project is best done in small chunks; don’t leave it till the day before it is due. If you finish your homework early you should spend the remaining time reading a good quality book or doing some revision - regular reviewing should be built into your programme.

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1.20 – 2.20

2.20 – 3.20

5

12.20 – 1.15

11.20 – 12.20

11.00 – 11.20

2.20 – 3.20

1.20 – 2.20

Staff Meeting (12.50-1.15)

12.20 – 1.15

11.20 – 12.20

11.00 – 11.20

10.00 – 11.00

10.00 – 11.00

4

LUNCH

3

INTERVAL

2

Snr Chapel Form Meeting

9.00 – 10.00

Snr Chapel Form Meeting

8.40 8.50

TUESDAY

Day 2

9.00 – 10.00

Staff Briefing

8.25

1

MONDAY

PERIOD

Day 1

2.20 – 3.20

1.20 – 2.20

12.30 – 1.15

11.50 – 12.30

ASSEMBLY

10.50 – 11.50

10.30 – 10.50

9.30 – 10.30

8.30 – 9.30

Form Notices in class

WEDNESDAY

Day 3

GREEN WEEK

2.20 – 3.20

1.20 – 2.20

12.20 – 1.15

11.20 – 12.20

11.00 – 11.20

10.00 – 11.00

9.00 – 10.00

Jnr Chapel Form Meeting

THURSDAY

Day 4

2.20 – 3.20

1.20 – 2.20

12.20 – 1.15

11.20 – 12.20

11.00 – 11.20

10.00 – 11.00

9.00 – 10.00

Jnr Chapel Form Meeting

Staff Briefing

FRIDAY

Day 5

2.20 – 3.20

1.20 – 2.20

12.20 – 1.15

11.20 – 12.20

11.00 – 11.20

10.00 – 11.00

9.00 – 10.00

Snr Chapel Form Meeting

Staff Briefing

MONDAY

Day 6 TUESDAY

Day 7

2.20 – 3.20

1.20 – 2.20

Staff Meeting (12.50-1.15)

12.20 – 1.15

11.20 – 12.20

11.00 – 11.20

10.00 – 11.00

9.00 – 10.00

Snr Chapel Form Meeting

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2.20 – 3.20

1.20 – 2.20

12.30 – 1.15

11.50 – 12.30

ASSEMBLY

10.50 – 11.50

10.30 – 10.50

9.30 – 10.30

8.30 – 9.30

Form Notices in class

WEDNESDAY

Day 8

BLUE WEEK

2.20 – 3.20

1.20 – 2.20

12.20 – 1.15

11.20 – 12.20

11.00 – 11.20

10.00 – 11.00

9.00 – 10.00

Jnr Chapel Form Meeting

THURSDAY

Day 9

2.20 – 3.20

1.20 – 2.20

12.20 – 1.15

11.20 – 12.20

11.00 – 11.20

10.00 – 11.00

9.00 – 10.00

Jnr Chapel Form Meeting

Staff Briefing

FRIDAY

Day 10

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