Parent Information


Parents are reminded that under the Education and Training Act 2020, any child enrolled in school must attend school whenever the school is open for instruction. Parents are obliged under the Act to inform the school whenever their child is away. Only absences due to illness, medical or dental appointments and funeral|tangi of a close family member are regarded as justifiable absences.

To notify the school of a short-term illness, please email the school office or use the absence button on the Hero app.

To request leave from the principal for holidays during term time, please email the principal using this form.


This page outlines the procedures which we have in place at school to assist in ensuring the safety of all children who travel on the bus to and from school. Please discuss these points with your child as we need to ensure that at all times the safety of the children is paramount. Your help is appreciated.

  • If your child is not travelling home by bus on a specific day the classroom teacher needs this communicated to the office

  • If your child is late to school, he/she must report to the office with you for a Late Pass prior to going to class. At this point Mrs Dell will check the bus arrangements for that day.

  • If you decide to pick up your child at the end of the school day, please notify the office by 2:00 p.m. to inform the office of the arrangements for that day. This assists us in ensuring that your child is accounted for.

  • To ensure the safety of all students on the bus, they must remain seated while the bus is in motion and their behaviour an example of our school motto which then allows the driver to concentrate on the task of driving the students to and from school safely.

  • No student is allowed to change the stop they get on or off the bus without you and the school being informed.

  • Due to the large numbers travelling by bus we are unable to allow groups of other children to go home on the bus for birthdays or to play at friends’ houses.


Te Hihi School, along with Drury School, Karaka School, Opaheke School, Waiau Pa School and Rosehill College is a member school of the Rosehill Transport Network and self-manage our school bus services.


Please note, due to traffic and other factors all times are approximations only.

Kingseat Morning Bus 1

7:50 Depart Buchanan Rd

Via McRobbie Rd., Kingseat Rd., Irwin Rd., Batty Rd

8:00 Arrive Te Hihi School

Kingseat Morning Bus 2

8:20 Depart Te Hihi School

Via Linwood Rd

8.25 Depart Kingseat Hospital Complex

Via Kingseat Rd., McRobbie Rd., Buchanan Rd

8:30 Depart Buchanan Rd

Via McRobbie Rd., Linwood Rd

8:35 Arrive Te Hihi School

Kingseat Afternoon Bus

2:40 Students assemble in bus area

2:45 Bus departs Te Hihi School

Via Linwood Rd., McRobbie Rd

Marae Morning Bus

7:55 Depart Terminus at intersection of Ellett & Whatapaka Roads

Via Ellett Rd., Kidd Road

8:00 Arrive Te Hihi School

Marae Afternoon Bus

2:35 Children assemble in bus area

2:40 Bus departs Te Hihi School

Via Kidd Rd., Ellett Rd.,

Arrive Kidd Rd

Via Ellett Rd

2:50 Arrive Te Hihi School

Papakura Morning Bus

8:00 Depart Rosehill College

8:05 Depart Bridgeview Rd

Via Hingaia Rd., Linwood Rd

8:15 Depart Karaka Hall

Via Linwood Rd

8:20 Arrive Te Hihi School

Papakura Afternoon Bus

2:50 Depart Te Hihi

Via Linwood Rd., Laing Rd., Urquhart Rd

Depart Urquhart Rd Terminus

Via Urquhart Rd., Linwood Rd., Hingaia Rd., Bridgeview Rd

15:15 Depart Bridgeview Rd

Via Beach Rd., Chichester Rd., Jupiter St

15:25 Arrive Rosehill College

Covid-19 Latest Update

Any student who tests positive for Covid 19 must remain at home for 7 days from either the date the positive test was taken or from when they first felt unwell.

Students living in a household with someone who has tested positive for Covid can continue to come to school providing they return a negative Covid test.


School lunches are provided by Te Hihi Autocourt every Friday. Please place the correct money and an order form with your child's name, learning space name and items clearly highlighted or written into an envelope. Once your child arrives at school they can place the envelope in the lunch letterbox outside the kitchen window.

Should you wish to place an order, you may click here to print off the order form and complete.

Private Music Lessons

Through the New Zealand Modern School of Music, we are please to be able to provide parents the opportunity to enrol their child for private piano and guitar lessons. As they are private lessons, parents have to pay for them and payment is arranged with the tutor directly.

Ukelele, vocals and music theory lessons

Sue Coulston, a NZMSM Tutor offers Guitar, ukelele, vocals and music theory lessons

Click here to view Sue's profile and contact information

Piano lessons.

Brady, a NZMSM Tutor offers piano lessons


OfficeMax makes returning back to school easy with MySchool. It’s so simple in fact; you can get everything you need without leaving the house!

Simply click on this link to take you to the OfficeMax website.

Select your child's class and it will provide you with a full list of your child's class requirements for the school year.

From here, you can buy all the products you need online, in-store or over the phone

Term Dates

Term 1

Tuesday 31 January – Thursday 6 April

Waitangi Day - Monday 6 February**

Holidays observed during term break

Easter – Good Friday 7 April - Easter Monday 10 April

Easter Tuesday - 11 April

ANZAC Day – Tuesday 25 April

Term 2

Wednesday 26 April - Friday 30 June

Staff Only Day - Monday 24 April (school closed for instruction)

King’s Birthday – Monday 5 June

Holidays observed during term break

Matariki Holiday - Friday 14 July

Term 3

Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September

Ag Day - (to be advised)

Term 4

Monday 9 October – Friday 15 December

Labour Day – Monday 23 October


Thanks to the wonderful support of parents, the school uniform is only sold through our own uniform shop in the foyer of the school office every Friday from 8:30 to 8:45am

This enables us to keep costs down for parents.

Our uniforms can now be purchased on-line through our KINDO school shop. Please click here to be redirected to the website.