- Year 0: 5 years old (May to December)
- Year 1: 5 years old (February to April)
- Year 2: 6 years of age (2nd year at school)
- Year 3: 7 years of age
- Year 4: 8 years of age
- Year 5: 9 years of age
- Year 6: 10 years of age
- Year 7: 11 years of age
- Year 8: 12 years of age
School Opens: 8.30am
Morning Classes: (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri)
8.55am to 12.50pm
Morning Classes: (Thurs)
8.55am to 12.10pm
11:00am to 11.25am
Lunch: (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri)
12.50pm to 1.40pm
12.10 – 1.00pm
Afternoon Classes: (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri)
1.40pm to 3.00pm
Afternoon Classes: (Thurs)
1.00pm to 3.00pm
3 times per term
MCS ATTENDANCE DUES & FEES
WHAT ARE ATTENDANCE DUES?
As an Integrated School, the School proprietors can request Attendance Dues to be paid to go towards maintaining school property.
Land and buildings are expensive, and these costs must be paid for by attendance dues which we charge for each student’s time at the school. By choosing to enrol your child at the school, you are committing to pay these dues regularly, and on time.
Attendance dues help us fund painting, re-roofing, flooring, earthquake strengthening, heaters, asphalt and other building improvements that support the best possible education. The rate has been approved by the Minister of Education and all proceeds must be used for the benefit of Miramar Christian School.
WHO IS THE PENIEL CHARITABLE TRUST (THE TRUST)?
The Trust is the proprietor (owner) of Miramar Christian School and is connected with Gateway Baptist Church. The Ministry of Education has contracted with us to ensure the school’s Christian special character is maintained, and for us to supply and maintain the school land and buildings.
ARE ATTENDANCE DUES COMPULSORY?
Yes. It’s important that these dues are paid on-time, and in full. We do recognise that sometimes special circumstances can make this challenging, and so we’re always open to working with families to put in place a payment program that works.
The bottom line is that the dues are compulsory, and that without an arrangement with the Trust, unpaid dues (plus debt collection fees) can be referred to a debt collection agency and you may be required to move your child to another school.
HOW MUCH ARE ATTENDANCE DUES?
Below is the schedule of Attendance Dues for Miramar Christian School and notes regarding payment options and discounts for early payment in full. The trustees have determined that the attendance dues for the 2020 year shall be as follows:
|Payment in full by end Feb||1 payment at the beginning of each term|
We continue to provide a pre-payment option (‘Option A’) which offers a significant discount for families who have their account completely up-to-date by end February.
Families that have outstanding and/or unarranged Attendance Dues may have students declined re-admission for the following term/year.
If you would like to discuss payment options, or you need assistance setting up your payments then please contact Proprietors Trustee Phil Johnson.
Class sets are the stationery that your child will need over the year in that class, e.g. pens, pencils, felts, rubbers, rulers, etc. so that every child has all the equipment to do their work.
The average cost of a class set for Years 1 – 8 is approximately $65.
The school purchases Class Sets on the parents behalf as we believe having a communal set of equipment ensures that all children are able to start their tasks quickly and efficiently; that there is no ‘stress’ over lost favourite pencils or the current fashion stationery accessory. The school invoices the parents for the Class Sets.
For year 3 students and above, an additional $30 is added to class sets for the year.
The Ministry of Education provides a bus to take the Year 7 and 8 children to Eastern Bays Intermediate School.
There is a $60.00 cost per child for materials used (this may vary slightly per year).
We ask that parents pay as each activity occurs. This is only compulsory if the child attends the activity.
VOLUNTARY SCHOOL DONATION
$60. This is voluntary as the name implies.
It is set at a low level (compared to other schools) to make it more achievable for parents, should you contribute. The donation is to help provide extra materials and opportunities for your children within the school programme.
As the wearing of the school uniform brings pride to our school, and is an important contribution to our school tone, the correct wearing of school uniform is compulsory.
Formal school uniform must be worn during school hours, both to and from school. Summer uniform is worn during Terms 1 and 4, while winter uniform is worn in Terms 2 and 3.
PE Uniform is worn during Physical Education Classes and during Sport Tournaments throughout the year.
Formal school uniform (summer and winter, including hats) can be purchased from The Warehouse, Lyall Bay.
PE uniform can ONLY be purchased from the school office. Please check with the Office Manager for times to purchase these.
We have limited second-hand uniform stock. Please check with the Office Manager for times to view these.
Make up, nail polish, tattoos and jewellery are not permitted. If your child has pierced ears, 1 stud per ear may be worn. A religious icon on a chain, eg. a cross, may be worn under the shirt.
All students hair must be kept neat and tidy.
Long hair should be tied back off the face. Blue, black, red or white hairties/ribbons may be worn.