If your child is going to be absent from school, we ask that you phone the school before 9.30 a.m. and either speak to our office staff or leave a message on our answerphone. Alternatively, you can text us on 027 364 7271 or go to the ‘absentees’ tab on the school app. Parents of non-reported absent pupils will be phoned each morning to check on their whereabouts.
Whole school assemblies are held on the final Friday of each month, at 2.30pm in the hall. Citizenship certificates are given to outstanding pupils and teams take turns presenting an item. Assemblies are organised by the Senior School pupils and all parents and caregivers are welcome to attend.
Enrolment and Enrolment Zone
Due to a growing school roll we now have an enrolment zone in place. All students who live within the home zone described below are entitled to enrol at our school:
Starting at the intersection of Te Atatu Road (121-237, 110-266 included) and Lyndhurst Road, travel south east along Lyndhurst Road (Merchant Ave and Jaemont Ave included) and cross east to the coastline. Travel south along the coastline to Riverglade Parkway and travel north to and west along McLeod Road (63, 58 and above, Duncan Avenue, Sheehan Road and Beaudeaux Parade included). Travel north along Te Atatu Road back to the starting point (Strid Road – 47, 38 and below, Kirrie Avenue, Essex Street and Keru Place included).
Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.
Children may start school on a twice termly basis (it may not be on their 5th birthday). If you wish to enrol your child, please visit the office before this date to make arrangements about paperwork, uniform and school visits.
Our office staff can also organise a class for your child to be placed in if they are transferring from another school.
Please visit our enrolment page to contact us for more information or to request an enrolment form.
All Freyberg students and their parents must sign and return an internet permission form before they are allowed to access the internet from any computer within our school. You can download a copy of our internet policy below.
We are very proud of our welcoming, spacious new library. All classes visit at least once a week and it is open to all children at lunchtimes. Our library system is AccessIT and you can log on from home using our online portal here. For any questions regarding our library, please contact Mrs Temu.
We have our own lunch room which is open each day to provide food and drinks for our pupils. Orders for lunches must be placed in the class lunch box by the beginning of each day. A copy of our lunch menu is available to download below.
Newsletters are online each Wednesday. Every second newsletter includes the Freyberg Chronicle, which showcases a selection of children’s work from a particular class.
School hours are from 8.55am to 3.05pm, Monday to Friday. The school office is open from 8.30am to 3.30pm each day.
We encourage parents and their children to visit our New Entrant classrooms prior to starting school. Visits can be arranged through the office staff. Generally these visits are held on Thursday mornings in The Grove and are a good opportunity for children to familiarise themselves with the teacher and classroom environment.
Freyberg is on Facebook! Please search for @FreybergCommunitySchool and follow us. We also have a mobile app for notices, events and other important school information. As we have opted to keep our app secure, all users must be authenticated – which means you will need a password for access. Emails provided on enrolment forms will be added to our database and an email will be sent to the parents/caregivers with more information regarding downloading the school app. To download the free app for IOS or Android, click on this link: https://onelink.to/xh3zxh.
Stationery requirements are different for each class, depending on their needs. All stationery (except for calculators) is available to be purchased from the school office. Calculators can be easily purchased from bookstores or electronic shops. You can download a copy of the stationery which the school office supplies here.
Freyberg Community School requires all children to wear a sunhat during terms 1 and 4 when outside. Children without sunhats must stay in the shade. School sunhats are available from the school office.
We are very lucky to have our own heated indoor pool on site. We offer swimming lessons by qualified instructors throughout the year.
We have a variety of uniform styles and sizes available from our school office. Uniforms are compulsory for all pupils. We often have some good quality second-hand uniforms which can be purchased for a reduced price – please see the noticeboard in the office for details. You can view the uniform price list here.