General Information


Just prior to your child turning 5 at least 2 ½ days of schooling will be arranged to suit you and your child to
make the transition to school smoother.
Throughout the year we hold at least 2 pre-school afternoons a term. These are advertised in the School /
Community Newsletter and are for 4 year olds accompanied with a parent. You will also be issued with a
pre-school literacy kit which is provided by Invercargill East Rotary.

On the day that your child starts school, bring him/her along to the Office before school starts. A welcome
by the Principal will be followed by the official enrollment process, if this has not been done prior to your
child's first day. This process involves filling in forms and verifying age by checking the birth certificate,
please bring one along. After this you will be taken to your child's classroom. We also need to sight and
photocopy your child’s immunization documentation.

When your child starts school in accordance with our Shady Schools Policy, they will be issued with a wide
brimmed sun hat. This is to be worn during the warmer months. The hat remains the property of Hillside

The school will issue each child a High Viz Vest to be worn walking/biking to school, waiting for the bus
and any other appropriate time.

If your child is going to be absent from school, please inform the school before 9am. This can be reported through our school app, email or phone call. 

There is a pie warmer at school and children may place food in it to be heated.

Some children bike to school and there are bike stands in the grounds for them to store their bikes. Any
child biking to school must wear a protective cycle helmet. Children are not to ride their bike down the
school driveway. It is recommended by the Police Education Officer that children under 10 should not ride
their bike to school.

We have an assembly twice a week (Monday morning and Friday afternoon) at which we talk about
positive things that have happened during the week. Parents are most welcome to attend these.
Certificates are awarded at each assembly to children whose work or behavior has been especially good

We have a compulsory uniform consisting of navy bottoms and over tops and navy tops & polar
fleece. These can be purchased from The Warehouse.

When representing the School at Sports events, the following uniform is worn Hillside T. Shirts, Shorts
(these are on loan from the Home and School and only for school use).

All children participate in our annual athletics day held in the first Term; this is held in Winton with
Hedgehope, Lochiel and Wallacetown. We also join these schools for the Cross country in Term 2. Hillside
also has teams in the Friday night touch competition held in Winton in Term 1 & 4. Often, if we have enough
interest we enter other competitions e.g. Soccer and Basketball. Parents are responsible for transport to and from events.

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