Start of 2017 Information


CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

IF YOUR STUDENT IS LEAVING LAC PERMANENTLY…….and you have not already advised us of this, please contact us URGENTLY as we will need to withdraw them from our roll officially.  Phone or email Glynis Walsh with this information.   Please do not rely on students (or other LAC staff) to convey the information. (2016 Year 13s are already flagged for withdrawal, so no need to tell us about these; only other year levels).
IF YOU HAVE A STUDENT ATTENDING LAC FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2017You will receive a REGISTRATION BOOKLET by email or post;

Please attend to this urgently so that we can have your child’s details entered onto our database before school starts.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Glynis Walsh (glynisw@lac.schoo.nz) in the office.

TERM ONE
2017 DATES

Dates can be seen on the LAC website and through the LAC portal.
Important dates to keep in mind:

  • Sunday 29 January: Boarding students’ registration – all year levels.
  • Monday 30 January: Orientation day for NEW students Y7-13.
  • Tuesday 31 January: Classes commence Years 7-10.
  • Wednesday 1 February: Classes – all year levels.
  • Thursday 9 February: Swimming Sports (date may change).
  • Wednesday 22 February: Athletics Day (date may change).
  • Wednesday 15 March: Teacher Only Day.
  • 21-24 March: Year 13 Camp.
  • Thursday 13 April: Last day of Term 1.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FIRST DAY OF 2017Upon arrival at school, listen for PA announcements which will direct each year level to the appropriate venue.

Note: Morning roll mark is at 8:40am daily. All students arriving after 9.00am must check in at the office to sign in and receive a ‘late note’.

YEAR 11-13 SUBJECT CONFIRMATIONMost students for Y11-13 2017 have already chosen their subjects, and just need to turn up ready for classes on the first school day.

Please contact Mrs Aiono (tamara@lac.school.nz) if you are a new student in Y11-13 and have not yet chosen your subjects.

LOCKERSLockers are available for an annual fee of $10. Payment should be made to Allison Flood in the school office.

Students who have had a locker in 2016 and wish to keep it in 2017 are able to do so upon payment of the annual $10 fee.

New students and others may also secure a locker on payment of the fee.

STUDENT HANDBOOK/DIARYParents and students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the content in the handbook. It contains detailed information about school procedures. ‘

The 2017 Student Handbook can be downloaded and viewed here: Student Handbook

The student homework diary contains a summary of information on school procedures, rules and expectations. Students will receive their copy at the beginning of the school year.

UNIFORMStudents are expected to be in correct full uniform from their first day at school. Please ensure that all items are marked with the student’s name. If at any time your child cannot wear full and correct uniform, please send a note with an explanation. The student should then present the note to the Deputy Principal to receive a uniform pass for the day.

WHERE TO BUY
All items except blazers and ties may be purchased through Academy Apparel (306 Broadway Avenue), or online at www.academyapparel.co.nz.
Academy Apparel will be closing for the holidays at midday on Thursday 22 December 2016 and will reopen on Tuesday 10 January 2017.

TIES –  Ties are worn during Terms 2 and 3 only. Purchase ties from the school office towards the end of Term 1 for $18 each.

BLAZERS – Blazers are compulsory for Year 11-13 students, voluntary for Year 10 and are not required for Years 7-9. Blazers may be ordered through the school office (order form available from the accounts clerk), price range $190-200 (payable with order). Allow for a 4-6 week delivery time. Place orders by 17 March 2017. No further orders will be accepted after that date.

SHOES – Students are expected to wear black leather lace-up shoes that have a heel, or black Roman sandals. It is required that regulation shoes be worn when in Technology rooms and Science Laboratories. No other footwear is acceptable. Sports shoes are required only for Physical Education and sports activities.

EAR PIERCINGS – Female students are allowed one plain stud (clear, silver or gold colour, no larger than 5mm) in each earlobe. No extra piercings are acceptable. Girls are asked to ensure they do not turn up to school with ‘extra’ piercings as they will be asked to remove extra jewellery items.

JEWELLERY – It is acceptable for students to wear a watch. No other jewellery is to be worn.

HAIRSTYLES – Hair is to be clean, tidy and in a conservative style. One natural hair colour, limited use of hair products. Boys are to wear long hair tied back, and fringe hair should not be below the eyebrow in the front. Boys are reminded that facial hair is not to be displayed. The Principal is the final arbiter.

MAKEUP – Obvious makeup is not permitted.

HATS – Students are encouraged to be sun-smart and wear a hat when outside during breaks. An LAC hat is available. Hats are not worn inside buildings at LAC.

JACKETS – LAC has a regulation jacket for the cooler months. These are to be the only jackets worn at school.

STATIONERY
and
TEXTBOOKS
We have teamed up with OfficeMax to make it easy for you to order stationery. You can order from their website by using the link www.myschool.co.nz/lac. Buying through OfficeMax MySchool also earns Rewards for our school which we can redeem for much needed educational supplies, equipment for our classrooms or for students in need.

OfficeMax MySchool make Back to School easy for you with:

  • Price Match Promise – find a lower price and OfficeMax will match it! Conditions apply, see myschool.co.nz for details.
  • Free Delivery – for orders over $57.50. Plus you can choose delivery to your home or workplace, and receive your order during the holidays, straight to your door. See myschool.co.nz for delivery windows.
  • Multiple ordering options – online at myschool.co.nz, freephone 0800 724 440, or in an OfficeMax retail store.
  • Save valuable holiday time – avoid busy shopping malls and shop online from the comfort of your home.
  • Quality product – your child will start the year with the correct supplies that will last.
  • Payment options – choose to pay with your credit/debit card, secure internet banking or pay by cash in an OfficeMax retail store.
  • Buy Now Pay Later offer – order online in December and choose where and when you require delivery. You won’t have to pay until your order is delivered.

Any textbooks required will be issued during the first few days of school.

DAY STUDENTS: ACCOUNTSFor confirming or setting up payment of fees etc., contact Mrs Allison Flood, Accounts Clerk (allisonf@lac.school.nz).
LOCAL BUS TRANSPORT FOR DAY STUDENTSPlease follow this link: Bus Routes & Times to view the map showing the routes taken by the various buses which service LAC.

Any queries regarding bus travel should be directed to the school’s Bus Controller, Kevin Gredig (keving@lac.school.nz).

BOARDING STUDENTS AT ALL YEAR LEVELS,
PLEASE NOTE:
YOU CAN CHECK INTO THE DORMITORIES between 9.00am and 4.00pm on either Sunday 29 January or Monday 30 January. If these times do not suit you, other arrangements can be made. Please contact Mrs Maria Henry (mariah@lac.school.nz) to confirm your time of arrival on the days mentioned, or to agree upon an alternative date/time.

WHAT TO BRING?

  1. Bedding (e.g. duvet and covers, sheets, pillow and pillowslips)
  2. Sleeping bag is optional.
  3. An electric blanket (recommended for the colder months).
  4. Bedding may be purchased at our local retail stores if required.
  5. Toiletries
  6. Soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc. Sanitary products (girls).
  7. Laundry Supplies
  8. Washing powder, clothes pegs, laundry basket.
  9. Room Decorations (e.g. family photos, clock).
  10. Clothing
  11. Casual and church wear (all named)

THE ACCOUNTS OFFICE WILL BE OPEN between 1.00 and 4.00pm on Sunday 29 January, and all day Monday 30 January, to finalise boarders’ fee-paying arrangements.

Please note it is important that parents/caregivers be available for this if at all possible, as documents may need to be signed.
Boarding accounts inquiries outside of these times should be directed to Mr Andrew Chen, Business Manager (andrewc@lac.school.nz).

CAMPS 2017YEAR 13 CAMP is planned for 21-24 March 2017, and more information will be sent in due course.
Details of any other year levels’ camps will be advised at a later date.
OFFICE HOURS DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYSThe school office will be closing at 2.00pm on Friday 16 December 2016 and will reopen at 9.00am on Monday 16 January 2017.

Contact Details for staff mentioned in this newsletter

Allison Flood (Accounts Clerk): allisonf@lac.school.nz, 06 3541059 ext. 709

Andrew Chen (Business Manager): andrewc@lac.school.nz, 06 3541059 ext. 701

Glynis Walsh (Management Assistant): glynisw@lac.school.nz, 06 3541059 ext. 714

Maria Henry (Boarding Director): mariah@lac.school.nz, 021 987161

Tamar Aiono (Y11-13 subject options): tamara@lac.school.nz, 06 3541059 ext. 707

Kevin Gredig (Bus Controller): keving@lac.school.nz, 06 3541059 ext. 739

Download school maps & floor plans: LAC_Maps_2017_web