Starting at MIS

The School Day

School starts at 8:55am and students are expected to be in their home room ready for learning by this time. School finishes at 3:10pm. Children are able to meet their parents and whānau for pick up on Smith Street or via the Allenby Road entrance. We do ask that you do not drive into school at the beginning or end of the school day as it is very busy with buses and can cause our entrance to become unsafe.


Students arriving after 8:55am must go to the office to be signed in. A genuine reason for being late should be accompanied by a note or phone call. It is important that students arrive on time each day prepared for learning. No student may leave the school grounds between 8.30am and 3.10pm without permission of the Principal.
For Health and Safety reasons parents collecting children during the school day must do so from the office and the student must be signed out before they leave the school grounds.

Health of Students

Any student who becomes ill at school will be looked after to the best of our ability but should we consider the student would be better off at home, office personnel will phone requesting that someone collects the sick child. In the case of an accident requiring medical treatment, if the parent cannot be contacted immediately, the pupil will be taken to your family Doctor by a 1st Aid certificated staff member. Parents will be notified so that the pupil can be collected from the Doctor's surgery.


There are two, morning breaks and lunch is from 1.10 -1.45 each day. Students are encouraged to bring a healthy lunch and snacks including fruit and water to best fuel themselves for learning.

Canteen lunches may be ordered in each class before 8:55am daily. Children are to get the correct change for their lunch from the student office before 8:55am. Each class has Lunch Monitors.

We encourage healthy choices for school lunches—please do not send energy or fizzy drinks.