Communicating with you
Keeping open and honest communication lines is essential to ensuring the partnership between school and home is strong. As a staff, we endeavour to return correspondence or reply to phone calls within 24 hours - and staff are only expected to answer school emails between 8am and 5pm. It is not appropriate to make contact with staff about a school matter via their personal social media accounts of cell phones.
We issue weekly Syndicate newsletters and fortnightly whole school newsletters via HERO. As part of the enrolment process all parents commit to ensuring they regularly engage with HERO and read these communications so that they are informed. Please ensure any changes to your contact details are notified to the office immediately.
Hero - Our student management system (SMS)
Via this system you can see your school account and all the emails and notices that have been sent out to you - there will never be a lost email or notice again! click the green button to the right for more information about logging in and using Hero.
This is also where you will find reporting information.
Seesaw for sharing learning
We use Seesaw to show the progress of our learners. This environment allows, students, parent and teachers to interact with students learning on an ongoing basis.
Ask your child's home group teacher for access to Seesaw if you don't already have it set up.
See our Reporting to you page for more information on our reporting system.
We issue a whole school newsletter every second Thursday and a Syndicate Newsletter every weekend via email. We regard the newsletters as an important contact between school and community and this is reflected in content and it’s important you read it and ensure you keep yourself informed.
Whole school newsletters are shared via the Hero tool, phone app, website and our Facebook newsfeed.
Each Syndicate will issue a newsletter at the end of each week or over the weekend to let you know what is coming up for the next week – this will also be via the Hero tool.
From time to time we may need to contact all parents urgently. We do this by sending an alert via our phone app. Search the App Store for Pegasus Bay School and download the free app. You will also find notices, term dates, absence notification and lots of other useful information there.
At 9:10am on the first school day of each week we have Whānau Hui in our gym. It is a whole school gathering where we have a mihi, karakia, acknowledge successes, share notices and highlight what will be happening over the week ahead. You are more than welcome to attend.
Our events calendar is available here and phone app. Keep an eye on it so you can know what’s come up. Often you can click an event and get more information.
Our Pegasus Bay Newsfeed is a closed group for parents with children currently at our school only – if you have a child joining us soon, please wait until they have started to join our page.
Only staff can post to this page, and we will share news, events, photos and requests on this page. There is a “lost items” thread for you to add too if your child loses property at school.
If photos of children are shared on the page, please respect the choices of other parents and check with them before sharing images of their children on your own timeline.