8.45am to 3.00pm
Interval: 10:05am – 10:25am (Please note that school starts at 9.00am on a Friday)
Lunch: 11:35am – 11:55am
Recreation: 1:05pm – 1:50pm
Students are asked not to arrive before 8:00am and unless involved in an official school
activity with a teacher, are asked to leave the grounds by 3:20pm.
We do not observe a shortened day and early closure because of poor weather. Our Wet Weather Recreation
Period Programme provides a variety of extra curricular activities that see our students fully occupied.
School closes at 2:00pm on the last day of term and 1:00pm on the last day of the year.
The value of regular attendance cannot be overstressed. All students are expected to be conscientious
about punctuality and attendance. We expect all students to arrive on time to begin activity at 8:45am.
When the initial activity involves preparation of equipment, or changing for an activity, students will
need to take this into account.
In the event of absence from school, parents/caregivers are asked to telephone, fax or Email the school
and leave a message for the child‘s teacher or to forward a note on the child‘s return to school.
Applying for leave for students
The dangers of over exposure to the sun and of the significant increase in the occurrence of skin cancers
in New Zealand are well documented.
The school has adopted a seven stage strategy to provide sun protection for students and staff.
- Compulsory school hats
- Shade umbrellas
- Nature shade canopies
- Shade canopy/verandah – Pasadena Centre
- Shade canopy – Sports pavilion
- Shade canopies/verandahs – classrooms
The ‘baseball style’ school cap and ‘bucket style’ school hat, have been designed with
student input and are part of the official school uniform.
Head wear is essential for outdoor activities during Terms I and IV.
Illness Accident Injury
Parents/caregivers are asked to note major health problems, allergies, medication and physical
difficulties on the Enrolment Form. A list of students with special needs, their condition and necessary
medication is held electronically and in the Office and is available to Staff at all times.
Contact, emergency contact and doctor telephone numbers are also noted on the Enrolment Form. Should any
of the details change, parents/caregivers are asked to inform the school immediately.
In the event of illness, accident or injury, the following procedures will be followed:
- Students unwell or injured are taken to a Medical Room
- Minor injuries or conditions are treated by the teacher/Administration Staff.
- If necessary students rest/recuperate in a medical room. Parents/Caregivers are contacted and
arrangements are made for their child to be collected from school. If the parent/caregiver cannot be
contacted the student will remain in the Medical Room.
- In the case of serious accident or injury the attending staff member will make the patient
comfortable and render first aid. The student will be taken to Ponsonby A & E Clinic, St Lukes A
& E Clinic or an ambulance will be requested. Parents/Caregivers will be contacted at the
- Unwell or injured students will not be sent home without parent/caregiver permission.
- If the student is in a very distressed condition and parents/caregivers cannot be contacted, the
family doctor will be consulted.
- Students will not be permitted to give themselves first aid treatment or medications unless specific
written permission has been received from parents/caregivers.
Parents/Caregivers are asked not to send children who are unwell to school.
Access to School
Pasadena Intermediate has only one vehicle access – off Moray Place via Pasadena Avenue
At peak times there is often considerable congestion and we would request parents/caregivers exercise
extreme caution when delivering and collecting children. Pedestrian access to the school is via two
bridges from Motions Road and a walk way from Premier Avenue.
Pasadena Intermediate is on the TravelWise programme and encourages students use active and sustainable
modes of transport to get to/from school eg walking, cycling, public transport.
With the ever increasing volume of traffic on Auckland roads, the safety of cycling or walking school
students is becoming a concern for parents. Fortunately Pasadena Intermediate School is extremely well
served by public transport, and the use of buses has become a common means of school transport.
The following bus timetables are most relevant for our school community.
Pt Chevalier Central Bus Timetable
Metrolink Routes 042, 043, 045
Newton Central, Grey Lynn, Gladstone, Pt. Chevalier, St. Francis.
Ponsonby to Onehunga Crosstown Bus Timetable
Metrolink Routes 010, 011
Bayfield, Edendale, Gladstone
Te Atatu Peninsula Western Bus Timetable
Go West Routes 048, 049
Western Bus Timetables that travel via Great North Rd
Go West Routes 113 to
Waterview, Te Atatu, Avondale etc
For further information on buses between your home and Pasadena Intermediate School…
Off Campus School Activities
There are many occasions when students will leave the school campus – field trips, sports tournaments,
concerts, festivals, exhibitions, productions, competitions, school exchanges, arts performances,
visits, community activities etc.
Parents/Caregivers will be informed in advance and in writing of the impending outing, of the details and
of any cost that may be involved and the last day for returning signed Consent Forms. Parents/Caregivers
will be asked to sign and return to school a Consent Form.
Students may not leave the campus for an activity without the signed consent of a parent/caregiver.
Students will also be required to provide a signed Consent Form before they can purchase a ticket to
attend School Socials.
Library & Text Books
All library books are able to be borrowed free of charge. However, parents/caregivers will be required to
make a contribution towards lost and/or damaged books.
All text books are loaned free and remain the property of the school.
Valuables, Money and Clothing
In a large institution there always exists the possibility that items of property will be lost or go
missing. It cannot be too strongly emphasised that parents/caregivers can assist the school by clearly
labelling all items of clothing and equipment.
When an item of clothing is lost, students should check in the lost property in the sick bay.
Parents/caregivers are also welcome to check. At the end of each term, unclaimed clothing is forwarded
to a local charitable organization.
Large sums of money or articles of substantial value, e.g. discman, ipods, MP3s, cameras,
scientific calculators, or electronic games must not be brought to school. When necessary, teachers will
hold money for safe keeping on the understanding that all due care is given, but no responsibility is
Individual and family portraits are taken early in Term I, class photographs in Term II, and team
and activities photographs late in Term IV.
Photographs are taken by a private company, on a ‘no obligation to purchase’ basis.
The school purchases framed sets for its records, but does not hold the negatives and is unable to
provide reprints in the future.
- All basic stationery items can be purchased from the school.
- Stationery may be purchased from the School Office before school and at morning interval.
- Special reduced prices apply to some items during the month of February.
- Prices are published with the Stationery Order Form and in the Student Information Book.
- Prices are correct at time of printing and are inclusive of GST.
Each year a Student Council is established.
It is made up of one elected representative from each class and selected students.
The Council meets regularly to discuss school activities and matters and proposals raised by the student
body. A Student Council Report is tabled at Board of Trustees Monthly Meetings.
The Council is responsible for running School Socials and co-ordinating some fund raising and community
service activities. Councillors also perform a number of other duties including Assembly and hosting.
Councillors are awarded an appropriate badge and participate in a school funded, end of year outing as an
acknowledgement of the important services they have completed.
Acceptable Use of ICT Agreement
Information and Communications Technologies and the Internet are increasingly important resources for
student’s learning. They provide access to a vast amount of information and opportunities to interact
and work with students, schools and people in different geographic locations.
The content of many of the available resources on the internet is beyond the school’s control.
It is important that students and parents/caregivers are aware the some of the material available via the
internet is inappropriate and of the responsibilities students have when using the Information and
Communications Technologies facilities and resources at the school.
As responsible members of the Pasadena Intermediate School community, all students are expected to follow
the agreed guidelines. These guidelines are detailed in the ‘Pasadena Intermediate School Acceptable Use
For Information and Communications Technologies Agreement’ that each student and their parents are
required to sign as part of the enrolment procedures, and before students may access Information and
Communications Technologies resources available to the school.
As part of the enrolment procedures, parents/caregivers are also asked to sign a release allowing the
publication of their child’s work on the internet.