Parent Information Booklet

A comprehensive guide to South End School for parents.

2024 School Dates

Term 1: Wed 31 Jan to Fri 12 Apr
Term 2: Mon 29 Apr to Fri 05 Jul
Term 3: Mon 22 Jul to Fri 27 Sep
Term 4: Mon 14 Oct to Tue 17 Dec

2024 Important Dates

Tue 06 Feb: Waitangi Day
Fri 29 Mar: Good Friday
Mon 01 Apr: Easter Monday
Tue 02 Apr: Easter Tuesday
Mon 03 Jun: King's Birthday
Fri 28 Jun: Matariki
Mon 28 Oct: Labour Day

School Hours
9:00 AM Bell: All children to be in class to start the day
12:20 - 12:40 PM: Children eat their lunch either in their classroom or under the trees
12:40 PM Bell: Playtime
1:25 PM Bell: Return to class
3:00 PM Bell: Finish school for the day

Note: a school uniform continues to be optional.

Enrolment Scheme

Strategic & Annual Plan 2024

Our strategic plan, with goals and targets for student outcomes.

Analysis of Variance

School Policies

Here is where to go to find all our school policies. We use School Docs which is a service that updates policies to include all the latest legislation but is also customised to our school – our Board of Trustees, management and school community update these as needed.

Here’s how to look at them:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Search for your school.
  3. Start typing the school’s name and select it from the dropdown list.
  4. Enter the community username: southend
    and password: south

Policy Framework

This outlines the board’s governance framework and is aligned with the school’s Charter values

Financial Statements

This document gives a comprehensive overview of our financial position at the end of 2021.

ENROL Privacy Information

This document outlines how ENROL collects and uses student information. ENROL is a register of student enrolments. It lets schools and kura update enrolments as students enrol, change schools or leave the school system. All schools and kura must use ENROL.