Buckland School

School Times

School starts at 8.55am promptly and finishes at 3.00 pm.  A hand bell is rung at 8.50 a.m. to get children to move into their classrooms ready for the 8.55 a.m. bell.  Children should be at school prior to the starting time so that they are organised to begin lessons as soon as the bell rings.  No child should be in the school grounds before 8.00 a.m. unless permission has been obtained from the principal.  Children arriving before 8.30am are required to sit outside Kea Room until 8.30am.  Children will assemble in front of the school at 3.00 p.m. for parents to collect.  Please contact the school if you are going to be late in picking up your child so that supervision can be arranged.
Interval is 10.10—10.30a.m.

Brain break 11.35 to 11.44 a.m.

Lunch break 12.40—1.30p.m.  The first 15 minutes of lunch are assigned to sitting down and eating


School Terms for 2024

Term 1: Thursday 1 Feb—Friday 12 April.  Waitangi Day—Tuesday 6 Feb.  Anzac day falls in the                  holidays but Easter doesn’t this year—Good Friday 29 March, Easter Monday—1st                          April, Easter Tuesday—2nd April.                                 

Term 2:    Monday 29 April – Friday 5 July.  King’s Birthday—3 June, TOD—4 June, Matariki—28                    June                                  

Term 3:    Monday 22 July – Friday 27 September (Sat 28 Sept—Ag Day)

Term 4:    Monday 14 October – Tues 17 Dec   Labour Day—28 Oct.

There will also be a further teacher only day through the year (as designated by the MOE for teacher professional development on the refreshed curriculum,) this date is yet to be confirmed.

 Please make holiday travel arrangements outside of term times so that attendance at school is high.