Health and Safety


We are a KidsCan school. KidsCan provide Kiwi kids in need with food, clothing and health items at school, so they can get into the classroom in a position to learn. KidsCan does this because they believe that education equals opportunity, and all children, regardless of their social economic background should have an equal chance. Please contact the office if you would like to receive assistance.

Dental Therapist

The dental therapists now work from a mobile clinic and visit for a period of up to six weeks each year.  If your child requires dental assistance, please contact 0800 MY TEETH (0800 698 3384) to find out where the mobile clinic is or click the link to find out more information Northland DHB Oral Health Service


Children are required to wear hats and sunscreen, particularly in Terms 1 & 4.

Please help your children with this by supplying a wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen.

Children without hats will be directed to a shaded area.

Public Health Nurse

The nurse visits the school regularly to check children referred by their teachers or concerned parents.

Hearing and Vision testing

All five year olds have their ears and eyes tested by a Hearing and Vision nurse. Other children may be tested where there is a concern.


Unfortunately these unwelcome creatures surface every now and again at most schools and ours is no exception. If you discover that your children have headlice, please let the class teacher know and treat your children’s hair before sending them back to school.

Bullying Policy

Please see the PDF attachment below to read about our School’s stance on bullying.

Anti bullying policy

Child Protection Policy

Please see the PDF attachment below to read about our School’s policy for child protection.

Ruakaka Child Protection Policy 2018