Student Information

Student Information

Bell Times 

DAILY PERIOD TIMES AND BELL TIMES



Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Sport & Rec

Period 1

60

9-10

55

9-9.55

60

9-10

60

9-10

55

9-9.55

50

9-9.50

Period 2

60

10-11

55

9.55-10.50

60

10-11

60

10-11

55

9.55-10.50

50

9.50-10.40

Interval

30

11.00-11.30

25

10.50-11.15

30

11.00-11.30

30

11-11.30

25

10.50-11.15

25

10.40-11.05

Period 3

60

11.30-12.30

55

11.15-12.10

60

11.30-12.30

60

11.30-12.30

55

11.15-12.10

50

11.05-11.55

Form Time

Assembly

 

25

12.10-12.35

   

25

12.10-12.35

Period 4

60

12.30-1.30

55

12.35-1.30

60

12.30-1.30

60

12.30-1.30

55

12.35-1.30

50

11.55-12.45

Lunch

40

1.30-2:10

40

1.30-2:10

40

1.30-2:10

40

1.30-2:10

35

1.30-2:05

35

12.45-1.20

SSR

2.10-2.25

2.10-2.25

2.10-2.25

2.10-2.25

 

Period 5

55

2.25-3.20

55

2.25-3.20

55

2.25-3.20

55

2.25-3.20

55

2.05-3.00

50

1.20-2.10

OFFICE CONTACT:

Office hours are from 8.00am - 5.00pm daily

Telephone: 2176129, Fax: 2170351

Email: office@jameshargest.school.nz

ATTENDANCE:

Students should ensure they are at school by 8.45am and leave by 3.45pm. Outside these times students should be under direct supervision of a teacher eg working in the Library, sports practice, etc.

UNFORSEEN ABSENCE:

Parents should phone or email (absences@jameshargest.school.nz) the Attendance Officer (ext 205) before 9.30am to explain an absence. If this is not possible, students should bring a note to explain their absence to their Form Teacher. Computer generated absence messages will be sent to parents for unexplained absences by 10.15am, if a student is not present at Period 1. Students arriving late must sign in at Student Administration when they arrive. It is important to state the reason for an absence.

APPOINTMENTS:

If these occur in school time, you must enter your details on the counter-mounted iPad at Student Administration when you leave or arrive back from an appointment. Named appointment cards and notes should be put on the spike provided next to the ipad in student admin.

PLANNED ABSENCES:

Permission to be absent from school must be sought in writing from one of the Deputy Principals in advance (at least 2-3 days beforehand) if absences of a whole day or more are requested.

COURSE COMPLETION:

Full attendance (for other than unavoidable absence) is a requirement for all courses of study and award eligibility.

ILLNESS AND INJURY:

If you are hurt or unwell with any medical problem, you must report to staff in the Photocopying Room. If you recover and wish to return to class, notify the Reprographic Room staff, otherwise arrangements will be made for you to go home. You must sign out on the ipad at Student Administration before leaving. You must not go home without going through sick bay first. If further medical attention is required, parents/caregivers will be notified where possible.

HEALTH NURSE:

The Health Nurse comes once a week (usually Wednesdays). Clinic is held in the Guidance Area on Wednesdays from 1.35-2.10pm. All aspects of health will be dealt with by professional staff.

LUNCH AREAS:

Year 11 and 12 students may lunch in the Cafeteria. Year 9 and 10 students may, on cold or wet days, lunch in the Hall. When the Hall is unavailable the gallery in the Hargest Centre may be used instead. Listen to Roll Call notices for other lunchtime activities. Students may not lunch in classrooms/corridors.

LUNCHTIME:

Students are not to leave the school grounds at lunchtime except to lunch at their own homes. They are not to take other students with them.

OUT OF BOUNDS AREAS:

  • The west boundary tree line
  • All fence lines
  • Street frontages
  • Garden areas

BICYCLES:

Stands are provided on the East side of the School. Access is via the Racecourse Road entrance and the M Block Layard Street entrance. Students may not wheel bicycles in any other areas of the School. Riding on school grounds is prohibited. Bicycle helmets are, of course, compulsory.

MOTOR VEHICLES:

            Students are not to park on the school grounds.

The School reserves the right to restrict the use of student motor vehicles if students use vehicles inappropriately.

 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES:

Student’s Cell Phones are off and in bags or pockets unless specifically instructed by teachers “it is ok to have them out” and only then if they are used for educational purposes.

Students cannot use any electronic device to take images or record staff or students or any way (audio or streaming etc) without their knowledge/permission to do so.

 

EARPHONES:

Students are not permitted to have earphones/plugs in unless they are in music or language under teacher direction to do so and for educational purposes. If teachers wish students to have music in their classrooms then it is supplied/vetted by teachers and played so all can hear. 

 

LOST PROPERTY:

A lost property depot is located outside the Staff Room. Students who either lose or find items should report to Student Administration.

DAMAGE:

            Damage to school property must be reported immediately to the Deputy Principals.
            Students who damage, deface or lose school property are liable for the cost of replacement/repair.

BEHAVIOUR:

Wouldn't it be great if rules weren't needed! The Core Values reflect the positive ideals that we expect your behaviour to be based on.

Clearly, not every situation fits neatly into the Values. There are grey areas about whether certain behaviours are acceptable or not. Of the following, some are very serious, while others help maintain the order of the school. Not every situation is mentioned, otherwise the list might be endless! You could always ask your Form Teacher if you're unsure.

EXAMPLES OF UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR:

  • Hurting other people physically or verbally
  • Offensive language
  • Possessing or using tobacco, alcohol or harmful drugs
  • Theft
  • Disobeying teachers’ instructions
  • Interfering with the rights of others to learn
  • Chewing, eating or drinking in class
  • Endangering the safety of others
  • Arriving late and being ill prepared for your class
  • Wearing your uniform in a sloppy way
  • Interfering with other people’s property

If these behaviours are noted by staff and cause concern, students will be dealt with depending on the nature of the behaviour. Very serious behaviours may result in students being referred to senior staff and possibly subject to a Board of Trustees’ meeting. Sometimes this results in being stood down from school. Examples might be, violence towards others, drugs and alcohol.

DETENTIONS:

          After School Detentions: Students will be advised by Deans, Deputy Principals, Associate Principal or a letter home. These are not              the only detentions or consequences you may experience! Remember, think before you act. If in doubt, ask!

DEANS:

          The Deans have a role in dealing with the behaviour of students and they are also concerned about student progress.

  • If you have problems with classwork
  • If you are concerned about courses or options
  • If you are bothered by behaviour of others

GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS:

The Guidance Counsellors are available to help you with any problems you may have. It may be

  • something at school
  • something at home or out of school

Anything mentioned is confidential - no-one else finds out unless you want them to.

The Counsellors can put you in touch with organisations in the community if you wish. To see the Guidance Counsellors, fill in a yellow slip in the Guidance waiting room.

CAREERS ADVISORS:

The Careers Advisors will help you find out about jobs you might be interested in once you leave school. They will help you choose your options and subjects to be best able to meet the needs of your career interests.

            Use their computer system to help you.

            To see them fill in a yellow slip in the Guidance waiting area.

STATIONERY

All school stationery requirements are available from Student Administration at intervals and lunchtimes only. These are very competitively priced. Stationery lists are on the Hargest web site. Terms are strictly cash unless otherwise arranged.

CAFETERIA

The cafeteria is open before school, at intervals and lunchtimes in the cafe-gym complex. A full list of food is available and prices are advertised and updated in Form Time Notices. EFTPOS facilities are available.

 

CORE VALUES

The Hargest Way

It is expected that:

1. By showing respect, I will accept people for who they are and treat all people equally. I will consider the feelings and thoughts of others and I will treat others with courtesy. I will look after other people’s property.

2.  By treating people fairly, I will accept that people have different interests, beliefs and abilities from me. I will try not to make judgments because of what people look like or where they come from. I will try to be polite to those I do not get along with.

3.  By being honest, I will tell the truth. I will keep my word. I will own up when I am responsible for things that go wrong.

4. By working hard, I will do my best to achieve all of which I am capable.

5.  As a responsible person, I will be reliable and trustworthy. I will think before I act. I will follow teachers’ instructions and allow others to learn. I will obey the school rules. I will accept consequences.

6. Taking care of our environment means I will do what I can to ensure the physical environment is left clean and tidy. I will not deface or damage school property.