Useful Information

2019 School Year

2018 is over and the new school year is just around the corner!  To all the new families, welcome to Willowbank and to our returning families, we look forward to seeing you back in 2019.

The new school years starts on Monday 4th February 2019.  Information regarding enrolments, uniforms, stationery is below.  

If you need to enrol for 2019, the school office reopens on 21 January 2019 from 10am to 1pm.  You will need to complete an enrolment form which is available from the office.  You will also need to bring the following documents:

  • Child's birth certificate
  • If not born in NZ, please bring your passport and your child's passport
  • Proof of address - power bill
  • Immunisation records


2019 Term Dates

Stationery can be ordered from Officemax MySchool - these lists will be available now for purchase.  For new entrants who are starting school for the first time, please use the Kiwi Pack.

The school uniform is avaible at John Russell Schoolwear


On the 4th February - first day of school

On the first day, returning students can go straight to their new classroom.  Students who are new to Willowbank need to come to the office and we will take you to your new classroom.

School starts at 8:55am but it will be good to arrive at school between 8:30am and 8:45am so that you can get settled into your new class before the bell goes.

Please bring your stationery with you on the first day.   Remember to name all items of uniform, their shoes, lunch boxes etc.  There are stick on labels / iron on labels available at companies such as Stuck on You or  Name It.  If you are going to use the washable pens, please make sure the name is legible as over time they do fade and are difficult to read.


Before and Afterschool Provider - Kelly Club

To view the booking page for the Willowbank programme please click here:



To view the booking page for our Willowbank  programme please click here:



'Seesaw' is a learning journal that captures aspects of students learning that happens during the school day. It gives students a voice, making their thinking visible and encourages student ownership of their learning. Seesaw builds reflection, creation and builds a stronger communication link between home and school. Parents are able to access the app to keep up to date with class events, activities and learning. 

Willowbank School is continuing to use Seesaw over 2019, to provide a platform for you to be further involved in your child's learning through digital sharing. Students will be using this over the year to share their learning, with teachers using this to share notices, newsletters and announcements to keep families informed. 

Each child has their own individual QR invite for parents to join their 2019 Seesaw Journal. These will be organised once school starts again.

For details on the Seesaw programme - click here



School Policies and Procedures

The school works on a subscription basis with SchoolDocs to maintain, update, and review our policies. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies which have been well researched and follow the Ministry of Education National Administration Guidelines. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, and the school supplies specific information such as our charter, and procedures for behaviour management, reporting to parents, etc.

Policies are monitored by SchoolDocs and updated, modified, or created in response to changes in legislation, significant events, Ministry guidelines, reviews/requests from schools, and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team. Our board of trustees has the opportunity to view changes and additions and comment on them before they are implemented.

We will advise you when policies are up for review and how you can take part in the review.

We invite you to visit the site at SchoolDocs to view our policies and procedures. Our user name is willowbank.  Password - willowbank

"Copyright: Except where stated, the content on this site is the copyright of SchoolDocs Ltd. It may not be reproduced without written permission from SchoolDocs Ltd."


Lunch Orders      


Order fresh made, hot & cold lunches from Daily-Bread through (easy-lunch). Order before 9am for delivery at lunchtime. There’s plenty to choose from every day.

View the menu.

First time? Click here to create an account.

Ready to order? Click here to login.

All lunches are delivered clearly labelled with name and room number and arrive at the school office in time for lunch. Payment is by ezlunch account, in advance or pay-as-you-go, with three ways to pay (bank transfer, Account2Account transfer or Credit Card).

Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or tel. 09-475 5287 term time 8am-4pm.


Payments to School

Any payments can be made by online banking, cheque/cash or Eftpos at the school office.

If you are sending money to school with your child, please send it in a sealed envelope with your child’s name, room number and what the money is for written on the outside of the envelope.

The bank details for online banking are:

Willowbank School Board of Trustees
ASB Botany
Reference: Child’s Name, Room Number, what the payment is for (ie donation)


PTA Second Hand Uniform Sales

Second Hand Uniforms is currently closed - check our facebook page for opening dates

We have large stocks of Jumpers of all sizes, so come on in to our black box beside ESOL.


2019 Requested Parent Donation

Click here to open details of the requested donation.


Term Dates

Click here for the 2019 Term Dates 



Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme

Keeping Ourselves Safe [KOS] is a comprehensive child protection programme in which students learn and apply a range of safety skills that they can use when interacting with others.
This programme is run by the NZ Police.  For more information please follow the link to the KOS webpage. 


KidsLink is the one place parents, families, teachers and schools can search for information and services all in one online resource. The experts on have children at the heart of their business. We want you to join us and help local children, teenagers and their families grow and thrive. We’d love you to be part of an organisation which is making a real difference to your community.

Walking School Bus

For details on the 2018 Walking School bus routes, click here.

We need parents to help with the walking school bus - even one afternoon a week would be a great help. 





Administration of Medicines Form

Click here to open the Admistration of Medicines procedures and form.


Leaving School Forms:

Click here for the request form if you want to take your child out of school for a period of longer than 5 days

Click here for the form if your child is leaving Willowbank School to go to another school.


 Year 5 & 6 - Bring Your Own Devices

Emergency Procedures & Flowcharts

Click here for the Willowbank School Evacuation flowchart

Click here for the Willowbank School Earthquake flowchart

Click here for the Willowbank School Lockdown flowchart

Click here to open the Willowbank School Lock Down Procedures








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