Parent Information Booklet

A comprehensive guide to South End School for parents.

2023 School Dates

Term 1: Wed 01 Feb to Thu 06 Apr
Term 2: Wed 26 Apr to Fri 30 Jun
Term 3: Mon 17 Jul to Fri 22 Sep
Term 4: Mon 09 Oct to Fri 15 Dec

2023 Important Dates

Mon 6 Feb: Waitangi Day
Fri 07 Apr: Good Friday
Mon 5 Jun: King's Birthday
Mon 23 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
1:30 PM Bell: Return to class
3:00 PM Bell: Finish school for the day

Note: a school uniform continues to be optional.

Enrolment Scheme

School Charter

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

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.