Information 2024

Below you can find all the information you need for the start of school in 2024.

Whānau Handbook

Below you can download the Whānau handbook.

Forms to be completed

Please take the time and make sure to complete all the required forms for each child you have at HCS.

Year 1 - 2

Year 3 - 4

Year 5 - 6

Year 7 - 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11 - 13

You will receive a response from Google Forms, with all the information that you have completed.  Please check all your inboxes including spam or junk folders as sometimes information lands in the wrong folder.

School App

Please download the school app which we use to send out all of our notifications about trips, sport events and others things.

Get the App

You can also see our notices on this website:

https://hamiltonchristianschool.apps.school.nz/portal/

Uniform Code

Stationery List

Stationery List can be found at the myschool website

More information about our stationery can be found here

Aftercare at HCS 

For more information about our school aftercare programme, please click here.

Academic Lines - 2024

Academic lines for 2024 will be available at the start of Term 1.

Duke of Ed Award Registration

Please read the following information before you register

2024 Registration Form

Music Tuition

There is an option for your child to get music lessons right here at the school.

For more information, please read the Music Lesson Handbook

Please complete this Google form to register for private instrumental and voice lessons.

Use of Digital Devices

At Hamilton Christian School, we believe that learning happens best when students are engaged in learning experiences that utilise four learning modes: doing, text, oral and virtual.   We recognise that technology is able to add value to the learning environment and so, have embarked on a journey that uses technology to help students to engage in learning in new and dynamic ways. There will always be opportunities to learn with pen and paper, through conversation and the use of concrete materials; however, technology can create deeper learning opportunities for those who have access to it.

iPad Apps

Each class makes use of iPads as a digital learning tool and the devices will need to have some apps installed on them before your child starts school.

Below you will find a list of the apps that need to be installed on your child's iPad.
Please select the class your child is in to find the apps that are required.

Select your group

Please note that you may still be asked to install apps during the year.

Ministry Funded Bus Routes

We are blessed to have two ministry-funded school buses contracted to our school. The route numbers associated with these two routes are Route 2193 (Gordonton) and Route 2197 (Whatawhata / Ngaruawahia) and are administered by GoBus Transport Ltd.
To be eligible for the above-mentioned bus service students need to meet the following criteria:
Be the closest state or state-integrated school where the student can enrol.

Students must live more than a certain distance from the school.

• Years 1-8: at least 3.2km from the school, over the shortest public road or pedestrian route from home roadside gate to the school’s front gate.

• Years 9 -13: at least 4.8km from the school, over the shortest public road or pedestrian route from home roadside gate to the school’s front gate.

• There must be no ‘suitable’ public transport.

For the Gordonton route information click here

For the Whatawhata / Raglan route information (updated during roadworks) click here

Click here is the letter from the council with more information.

 

Conveyancing Allowance

Students not serviced by one of these new routes or who live 2.4km or further from a bus stop, may be eligible for a Conveyance Allowance, paid to the whānau, to assist with their transport to school. This application is done through the MoE website, SESTA - please follow the link provided below to start your application. You will get to a point in the application when you complete your part of the application and submit it, it will then be sent to us to complete our part and we submit it to the MoE.

Please follow this link which will take you to the Pokapū Waka Kura | School Transport Hub page:

  1. Look for the ’Start An Application’ drop-down on the top left of your screen
  2. Select 'Conveyance Allowance'
  3. ‘Apply for Conveyance Allowance’

The MoE will then process the application which will take around 20 days.