Frequently asked questions
Events & Activities
When are school assemblies held?
Trips and Activities
What trips and activities are available?
Do the children take part in shows or performances?
What sports opportunities are there for my child?
Modern Learning Environments
Does MENPS have open-plan 'Modern Learning Environments?' Are there plans to introduce this?
How many students are in a class?
What after-school care is available?
What happens if there is an emergency?
Do the children receive dental treatment on site?
Illness & Injury
What happens in the event of accident or illness?
Parents should inform the school of any health or associated problems affecting their child. Arrangements must be made through the school office for children needing medication during school hours.
Playgrounds are monitored by duty teachers during all break-times.
What road safety procedures are in place at school?
Our Year 6 students take responsibility for operating the road patrols. Parent help to do crossing duty is critical for the operation of the patrols. If you are interested in helping please contact the office so your name can be added to the roster.
MENPS has two dedicated 'Drop off and Pick up' zones in Valley and Sherbourne Roads. They should be used for this purpose during the designated hours (8.30 - 9.30am and 2.30 - 3.30pm). They are patrolled by the Auckland Council and motorists can incur a fine if it is considered that they are using the area for general parking.
In the event of serious/notifiable illness outbreaks, information is updated on our Health Alerts page.
What do I do if my child is absent from school?
Please make an application in writing to the Principal, in advance, if you need to take your child out of class for an extended period of time.
What do I do if I move or change my contact details?
Items & Equipment
What happens to lost property?
Stationery packs can be purchased online from OfficeMax www.myschool.co.nz, or from an OfficeMax store. The closest store is 32 Normanby Road, Mt Eden. The store will have stationery lists for your child’s year level available. This option enables you to use unused stationery items from the previous year.
School uniform is compulsory at Mt Eden Normal Primary School. Information and a copy of our Uniform Policy can be viewed at the link to the right.
Does the school offer Religious Education?
Do the children get homework?
Optional challenges offer a wide range of learning experiences selected to motivate and engage students. Students should negotiate the selection optional challenges with you as some will require your support. Each challenge requires a different level of time and commitment.
Teachers will support homework challenges by providing guidance or assistance where needed, as well as monitor and provide opportunities for students to share their work.
What are the school hours and how is the day structured?
9.00am: School commences
10.30-10.50am: Morning interval
11.55am-12.00pm: Brain break
1.00-2.00pm: Lunch time
3.00pm: School closes
3.15pm: Playground cleared
How can I get more involved and help at school?
Can I hire the hall or other facilities out of school hours?
Are school lunches available?
Are there options for before and after-school care?
When can I enrol my child?
What is Cohort Entry?
Can my child visit the school?