Communication at Karori Normal School
At Karori Normal School we value open and clear communication between home and school. We would like to thank you for the feedback and suggestions we have received to improve our processes. We have made some changes that we need to inform you about. Please find below an outline our processes for sending and receiving information to and from the community.
We produce a weekly school newsletter every Wednesday which is sent out electronically via eTAP. The newsletter contains important information such as dates and reports of school events, plus communications from the Principal, the Board of Trustees and PTA.
Our communication to you:
Each week on a Wednesday this will be emailed to you via our etap system. The email will come from Karori _Normal _School@ etap.co.nz.
School emails from the office firstname.lastname@example.org
Any school information regarding whole school events, team trips, interviews, invites to assemblies, class organisation, PTA, camps, etc will be sent through the etap system.
Teachers and Teams
All teachers will use either their own KNS gmail or the etap email to send out any individual, class or team information. All Team newsletters will be sent to you via the etap email and are also on the website
Any information regarding an upcoming event will be emailed to you. This will be emailed to you via our etap system. The email will come from Karori _Normal _School@ etap.co.nz
Parent Portal and Parent App
The purpose of the parent portal is to share confidential and general school information with parents. It is a password protected portal for parents to access a range of information about children’s learning and pastoral care. The school has full control of the information presented to parents.
The Karori Normal School website has been updated and will be refreshed each term with current information. The school calendar is current and updated daily as required.
To promote upcoming events happening at Karori Normal School
To share photos and videos of events that have happened.
To celebrate student achievements.
To request parent volunteers/calls for assistance.
To promote fundraising initiatives (including KNS Gala and KNS PTA events).
To support and promote the school’s existing channels of communication e.g. the weekly newsletter.
Your communication to Karori Normal School
The school office hours are 8:30 until 3:30 pm. The contacts are 04 476 7209 or email@example.com
If your child is away please use the Absences line, firstname.lastname@example.org or 04 476 7228
Please find the staff email contacts so you are able to communicate with your child’s teacher, team leader, Deputy Principals or Principal. 2019 Staff Emails
If you have any concerns or queries regarding your child, please contact your child's classroom teacher first to raise your concern. The classroom teacher will then talk to Andrea and James to determine further support. The importance of a strong home and school relationship is valued and together we can share in your child’s enjoyment and belonging at Karori Normal School.
Andrea Peetz and James Appleton