Frequently Asked Questions

At Royal Oak Intermediate School starts at 8.30 am and all students are expected to be at school by 8.20 am at the latest. This allows for them to catch up with friends briefly, get to class and get everything ready for the start of the day.

Official written reports are sent home at the end of Term 2 and 4. The National Standards form the basis of these reports.

During the course of the year parents will be invited to attend student-led conferences. These will be advertised in the school newsletters.

Parents/Whanau are also invited to make an appointment with their child's teacher at any time during the year to discuss their childs progress.

Teachers constantly assess and monitor student progress and then create programmes that meet their needs. Students who require extension are extended within the classroom programme.

In addition to the above we have one extension class at each year level. Students are placed in these classes based on their performance and extended accordingly.

Elective Programmes are designed to add value to students who require extension. Teachers run programmes on day 6 of our timetable and students apply to attend these.

Students who have strong academic ability are encouraged to participate in external examinations.

  • University of New South Wales (ICAS)
  • Otago University (Problem Solving)

Rainbow Reading, Lexia, Steps, Spell bound, Bannatyne, Reciprocal reading, ESOL, Tekura Correspondence ...

Students should read on a daily basis. We have a Literacy Badge system that we encourage your child to participate in.

In addition to this on average your child should recieve approximatly 30 mins of homework per day.

Compulsory Levy $60 - This covers the cost of project materials, such as photocopying, paints and Technology materials supplied by the school that your child will take home. Life Education Programme is included in this also.

School donation $120 - helps to provide additional curriculum resources that are not funded by the Government.

Payments can be made online to our bank account, 12-3061-0174243-00. Please include the student name and what the payment is for.  

Eftpos is available at the school office.

The 2017 Stationery List is on the enrolment page.

Students are expected to start the year with their stationery.

There are limited items available from the school office.

Phone the school office and leave a message for them to get back to you. 

Emails are a great way to get in contact with the teacher. Click on the teachers name on the staff page to send an email to them.

Firstly approach your child's teacher. If after two weeks you feel that the concern is not addressed then contact the Deputy Principal. If the Deputy Principal is unable to solve your concern, then contact the Principal.

Phone the school office (09) 636-5667 and ask for an appointment.

Report all bullying using the "Report Bullying Incident" on our website. Under NO circumstances should parents try and solve bullying by approaching students.