DROP OFF & PICK UP AT NEWTON CENTRAL SCHOOL

BEFORE SCHOOL: 

TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN – SCHOOL GATES OPEN 8.30AM: 

The unique geographical environment of the school means that we need to do a full health and safety check of the campus prior to it being safe for our community.  Students cannot come onto campus until after those checks have been completed 

If caregivers need to drop their children off earlier, we provide before school care for our community from 7.00am – 8.30am at Nixon St (Gate C) for a nominal cost.  You can find out more information about it here. 

Please do not drop your children off early and leave them unsupervised.  No school staff are employed to start work prior to 8.30am, except our before school care staff. 

We have 4 Gates, each with their unique Drop Off and Pick Up protocols: 

GATE A – MONMOUTH STREET 

Before School

  • Opens: – 8.30am – Staff Supervision 
  • Student Access only 
  • Hand sanitizer Available 

Between 9.00 – 2.30pm 

  • Visitors Entrance only  
  • All visitors (including parents) must register at the school office 
  • Visitor passes must be worn while moving around the school 

2.30pm – 3.05pm 

WALKERS: 

  • Parent access allowed for all those either walking or biking to school, or for those who have parked at a distance from the school. No need to register at the School Office. 

DRIVERS: 

  • No access available for those driving or parking along Monmouth Street.  Students being picked up by car will be at Gate D awaiting pick up from 2.55pm.  They will be lined up ready for a quick transition either in the Pick Up & Drop off Zone, or at an available carpark on Monmouth St. 
  • Respecting other parents behind you, remain in your car at all times.  If you cannot yet see your child, please complete another loop around the block and we will try to have your child ready for pick up on your 2nd loop. Please ensure you follow NZ laws and do not park on yellow lines or in front of driveways.

GATE B – Waima Street Entrance ( To Be Reviewed In Term 3) 

Before School 

  • Opens: – 8.30am – Staff Supervision 
  • Student Access only 
  • Hand sanitizer Available 

8.55am – 2.50pm:  

  • School gate remains closed. 
  • Visitors & late students to enter through Gate A 
  • If parents wish to pick up their child from class, access to the school is available from Gate A from 2.30pm, without the need to sign in. 

2.50pm – 3.05pm 

  • Staff Supervised 
  • Gate is available for exit only.   

GATE C – NIXON ST ENTRANCE ( To Be Reviewed In Term 3)

  • Opens: – 8.30am – Staff Supervision 
  • Student Access only  
  • Hand sanitizer Available 

8.55am – 2.45pm:  

  • School gate remains closed. 
  • Visitors to enter through Gate A 
  • Late students to enter through Gate A  
  • If parents wish to pick up their child from class, access to the school is available from Gate A from 2.30pm, without the need to sign in. 

2.50 pm – 3.05pm: 

  • Staff Supervised 
  • Gate is available for exit only.   

GATE D – Pedestrian Crossing Entrance in front of Room 13 

Before School 

  • Opens: – 8.30am – Staff Supervision 
  • Pedestrian Crossing in operation by KEA Student Patrollers 
  • Student Access only 
  • Hand sanitizer Available 

8.55am – 2.45pm: 

  • School gate remains closed.
  • Visitors to enter through Gate A
  • Late students to enter through Gate A  
  • If parents wish to pick up their child from class, access to the school is available from Gate A from 2.30pm, without the need to sign in. 
  • Visitor passes must be worn while moving around the school 

2.45pm – 3.10pm 

  • Pedestrian Crossing in operation by KEA Student Patrollers 
  • Junior Playground remains closed during this time 

WALKERS: 

  • Parent access allowed for all those either walking or biking to school, or for those who have parked at a distance from the school. No need to register at the School Office. 
  • All students and parents to be off campus by 3.10pm. 

DRIVERS: 

  • No access available for those driving or parking along Monmouth Street.  Students being picked up by car will be at Gate D awaiting pick up from 2.55pm.  They will be lined up ready for a quick transition either in the Pick Up & Drop off Zone, or at an available carpark on Monmouth St.   
  • Respecting other parents behind you, remain in your car at all times.  If you cannot yet see your child, please complete another loop around the block and we will try to have your child ready for pick up on your 2nd loop. Please ensure you follow NZ laws and do not park on yellow lines or in front of driveways 
  • We are fortunate to have a supportive neighbour in Sunway Rentals who operate the businesses adjacent to the school crossing – Whitespace, Cake and Etch Studio.  They kindly allow us to drive through their premises to pick up and drop off our children before and after school. Their car parking spaces are reserved for their customers only. Under no circumstances are parents allowed to park in their carpark spaces. Non-customers will be clamped or towed away. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M LATE? 

Before school: 

Please drop off your child at Gate A on Monmouth Street.  They can then register at the school office before going to class 

After School: 

For Health & Safety reasons, from 3.10pm the school is closed and any students who are still on campus are escorted to the school office.  If you can, please contact the school office in advance: 09-378 6883 and let us know the situation.  Julie, our school secretary, will also contact you if your child is still at school at this time.  At 3.20pm the school office closes. Any students not yet picked up will be supervised at the Afterschool Care Club, which incurs an additional cost. 

BEFORE SCHOOL CARE: 

Gate C Entrance (Nixon Street Carpark) is open from 7.00am – 7.45am for parents to escort their child directly to the classroom.  Gates are locked from 7.45am 

AFTER SCHOOL CARE: 

Gate C Entrance (Nixon Street Carpark) will be open from 3.30pm – 6.00pm, allowing parents to pick up their children directly from the classroom.