Expectations The community at large has an expectation that the school upholds its standards of behaviour and dress, not only while students are at school, but also at other times when participating in a school activity outside of the school, travelling to or from school, or whenever they are identifiable as members of the school (whether in school uniform or not).
For this reason, the Board of Trustees has adopted the following policies and regulations:
Students will only be enrolled on the strict understanding that they will adhere to the rules and regulations outlined in the prospectus.
When signing an enrolment form, parents/caregivers accept these rules and regulations and the school’s right to enforce them while students are at school, in school uniform, moving to and from school, at all school activities or school-related activities including sports fixtures.
The school's code of behaviour is based on common sense, concern for others, and acceptable standards of behaviour.
We all have a duty to our community to promote and conduct ourselves in a positive manner.
We believe that young people must learn to accept full responsibility for their own actions and to realise that what they do often affects other people.
Out of School Behaviour The Board of Trustees of Wakatipu High School reserves the right to implement disciplinary action towards any enrolled student of Wakatipu High School for inappropriate behaviour or conduct.
This applies outside of school hours from the time the student leaves home (i.e. parent or caregiver care) until the time the student returns home (i.e. into his/her parent or caregiver care).
This policy also relates to all associated school activities and whether or not the student is dressed in mufti or school uniform.
Wakatipu High School Values Students are expected to act in a manner that reflects Wakatipu High School Values.
Please see the rules below.More detailed information on many school policies and procedures can be found at school docs.Please sign in using username: 'wakatipu' and password 'Ad Alta' (please note 'Ad Alta' includes a space).
Attendance is compulsory. Holidays should not be taken during term time. Attendance is compulsory at all school activities including events such as Participation Day, Matatu, and prize givings unless otherwise advised. All absences must be explained by communication to the attendance officer from a parent or guardian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A medical certificate may be required for extended illness/injury, or as per the assessment policy.
Students are to refer to the assessment guidelines for information around absence and NCEA assessment.
Note: Students in Year 12 and 13 must have less than 5% of unexplained absences at the time tickets are on sale to be eligible to attend formal (this also applies for Year 13 graduation).
Wakatipu High School has a zero tolerance approach to bullying (refer BoT policy). This includes but is not limited to: verbal, physical and via the use of technology (refer to BoT policy). Any bullying that has an effect on students will be followed up by Wakatipu High School regardless of the time at which the incident occurred.
School uniform must be worn correctly and completely from the time students leave home until the time they return home (or fully change out of uniform after school). This includes during physical education.
ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
Possessing, supplying, and consuming drugs, alcohol, or products used for smoking/vaping, is not permitted at any time while students are under the care of Wakatipu High School (refer to BoT policy).
Any student found to be misusing a vehicle will be reported to the Police.
Students must abide by the road rules, and keep themselves and others safe.
Students must obey the rules about Restricted Licenses. Breaking the law will be notified to the Police.
Only Student Leaders are permitted to park in the student parking zone. Students are not to park in the Staff/Visitor park/Drop-off parking. Ticketing may apply and parking privileges may be removed. Students are only permitted to use vehicles to get to and from school and for permitted school events or appointments. Students are not to use vehicles during break times.
DAMAGE TO SCHOOL AND OTHER PERSON'S PROPERTY
Damage as a result of negligence or mischief will be charged to the student concerned.
LEAVING SCHOOL GROUNDS
Boundaries are the posts to the North, East, West and the road to the South.
Students are not permitted in the car parks during the school day.
Only Year 13 students may leave the school grounds during Break time (no driving). During class period times students may not leave the grounds unless they sign out with a note from parent/caregiver.
Treat all devices with care. Students are to follow teacher and support staff’s instructions, use devices to support learning, and keep passwords secure. Refer to the BYOD “Rights and Responsibilities” Document.
Cellphones are to be silent and away in school bags during class unless explicitly permitted by a teacher to support learning.
Students who behave in a manner not consistent with the Wakatipu High School values and/or behaviour expectations are subject to the school’s disciplinary procedures, which includes escalation for repeated transgressions.
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2023 Term Dates Term 1: Monday 30 January to Thursday 6 April Term 2: Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June Term 3: Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September Term 4: Monday 9 October to Wednesday 13 December
2024 Term Dates Term 1: Monday 29 January to Friday 12 April Term 2: Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July Term 3: Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September Term 4: Monday 14 October to Thursday 12 December