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YEAR 7-10 2020 - 2020 CAMBRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL PROSPECTUS www.cms.school.nz
2020
                        PROSPECTUS

                         YEAR 7-10

2020 CAMBRIDGE MIDDLE
   SCHOOL PROSPECTUS
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WELCOME TO
    CAMBRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Mihi ki a koutou katoa,
    At Cambridge Middle School we
    believe the emerging adolescent is a
    very special and unique age group to
    teach. It takes a balance of teaching
    knowledge, relationship building,
    caring and humour to be successful
    with middle school children. Children
    of this age are developing self-identity,
    opinions and an understanding of
    the world around them, and it takes
    people with a specific skill set and
    understanding to nurture them. We
    have a strong passion and commitment
                                                         Daryl Gibbs - Principal
    to developing programmes that support                  BTchg; PGrad Ed Leadership
    the academic, sporting, social and
    cultural development of our students.
    Our responsibility is to ensure that your   become life-long learners. Promoting
    child continues to receive a high quality   this in a positive and caring environment
    education within a safe, respectful and     will ensure all students are prepared
    supportive environment.                     as effectively as possible, to become
    In the New Zealand Curriculum               confident and connected citizens, who
    ‘Learning in Years 7-10’ is listed as       contribute positively to the Cambridge
    its own learning pathway. Research          community.
    indicates that these years are second       Visitors to our school are impressed with
    only in developmental learning to           the quality of learning programmes and
    the first 3 years of life. Research also    the array of activities and opportunities
    suggests that the middle years of           available inside and outside of the
    learning is the time when young people      classroom. Our students participate in
    begin to make choices as individuals        a large range of sporting, cultural and
    that will impact significantly on their
                                                academic events and competitions at
    lives. This is why we have a strong
                                                local regional and national levels.
    philosophy of providing a diverse range
    of opportunities for children to explore    We are aware that the transition to
    widely and we deliver them through our      Middle School can be significant and
    key school values.                          we put a lot of effort into working with
                                                you and your child’s contributing school
    Our teachers have a passion for
                                                to try to ensure this is as smooth for
    teaching and learning in the middle
                                                your child as possible. We are excited to
    years and are committed to ongoing
                                                have you as part of our CMS community
    professional development. We have high
                                                and we look forward to working in
    expectations of student achievement
                                                partnership with you and your children.
    in all facets of school life and believe
    all learners need to be supported to        Naku noa,
    develop skills and find their passion to    Daryl Gibbs

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CONTENT
Welcome from Principal.................. 2              Sports Leaders............................ 14
Content........................................ 3       Elite Teams................................. 14
Staffing for 2020........................... 4          CMS Ambassadors....................... 14
Enrolment Procedure...................... 5             Board of Trustees......................... 14
Liaison Procedure 2019.................. 6
                                                        Opportunities at CMS................... 15
School Terms - 2020...................... 7
Middle Schooling............................ 8          Sports........................................ 16
Curriculum.................................... 8        International Students/
Kapa Haka and Te Reo Maaori......... 8                     Japanese Exchange................... 16
Celebrations.................................. 9        PB4L In Class Behaviour
Arts Academy Class....................... 9                Management............................ 17
P.T.A........................................... 10     Communication........................... 18
School Services........................... 10           Enrolment/Annual Pupil Costs/
Whaanau.................................... 10             Donations................................ 19
Student Leaders.......................... 11
                                                        School Guidelines........................ 20
Badges....................................... 11
Counselling Service...................... 11            Transport.................................... 21
Health Centre.............................. 11          Home Learning............................ 22
Strategic Goals 2020.................... 12             School Dress - Uniform................ 22
PRiDE Poster............................... 13          School Dress - Uniform | Mufti...... 23

    MISSION STATEMENT

               REWARD IN
               ENDEAVOUR
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DEPUTY PRINCIPALS

  Julie Dawick               Tagget Christophersen            Bridget Watkins             Alistair Martin
 Deputy Principal              Deputy Principal               Deputy Principal          Assistant Principal

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STAFFING FOR 2020
    NAME                  POSITION              QUALIFICATIONS
    Daryl Gibbs           Principal             BTchg; PGrad Ed Leadership
    Julie Dawick          Deputy Principal      BEd; Dip Tchg
    Tagget Christophersen Deputy Principal      BCS Grad Dip Tchg
    Bridget Watkins       Deputy Principal      BEd (Tchg)
    Alistair Martin       Assistant Principal   BA Hons; Grad Dip Tchg
    Tracey Andrews        Drama                 BEd; Dip Tchg
    Catherine Bell        Fabric Technology     Dip Tchg
    Claire Bush		                               BA (Psych, Spanish); PGDipEd; Grad
    		                                          Dip Tchg
    Gareth Cogan		                              BSr (Nutrition); Grad Dip Tchg
    Jacira de Hoog		                            BEd Tchg; GDITE (Dist)
    Deirdre Finn		                              BEd Dip Tchg
    Ashleigh Frey		                             BTchg
    Danielle Fuller		                           BTchg
    Robyn Gibbeson        Food Technology       Dip Tchg (Sec) (Dist) Home Economics
    Gareth Gilmour        Digi Technology       BTchg
    Vicky Gleeson         Digi Technology       BA; Grad DipTchg
    Leanne Haddock		                            BEd
    Ian Harrison		                              BA; Grad DipTchg
    Anita Hawkins         Sports Coordinator    BMS; Grad Dip Tchg
    Benjamin Heaton		                           BSport & Leisure; Dip Tchg
    Trisha Honey		                              BSoc Sci (Hons); Grad Dip Tchg
    Margot Horner		                             BTchg
    Anna Johnson          Music                 BA: Grad Dip Tchg
    Mike Johnson		                              BEd
    Cassidy Jones		                             BTchg
    Shelley Kennerley		                         BBS (Finance); Grad Dip Tchg
    Shannon Kingsland		                         BTchg
    Natalie Kirk 		                             BTchg
    Natalie Marsh		                             BTchg
    Belle Paterson		                            BTchg
    Taryn Power           Special Education     BA; Grad DipTchg
    Arnia Rameka		                              BTchg (Primary); PG Dip Ed
    		                                          (Middle Schooling)
    Suzy Reid             Visual Art            Dip Tchg; GDITE (Dist)
    Rebecca Silcock		                           BA Hons Com≺ Grad Dip Tchg
    Laura Stutz		                               BTchg; PGDipEd
    Maraea Thomson        (Maternity Leave)     BSportExerciseSci; Grad Dip Tchg
    Theresa Valvoi		                            BA; Grad Dip Tchg
    Katie Van Dyk		                             BTchg
    Katie Verhoeven		                           BTchg
    Paula Walsh           Languages             PGDipTchg; Sp Cert Teaching Chinese as
    		                                          Second Language
    Jo Wright             Science               BA; Dip Tchg
    SUPPORT STAFF
    Karyn Powell   School Secretary
    Angela Welten  Finance Officer
    Toni Paton     Learning Assistant           TA Certificate
    Arleen Bridge  Learning Assistant           TA Certificate

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Nichola McMahon          Learning Assistant     TA Certificate
Christine O’Connor       Learning Assistant     TA Certificate
Lorraine Shaw            Learning Assistant     TTC; BTchg
Linnet Hatton            ESOL/Homestay Coordinator
Delwyn Hawkings          Learning Assistant
Serena Smith             Learning Assistant
Cherry Webber            Library                TA Certificate
Colin Hatton             Caretaker
Colin Pruden             Cleaner
Val Takawe               Cleaner

ENROLMENT PROCEDURE
STUDENTS                MONDAY 5 AUGUST 2019           Year 6 Open Day
ATTENDING
                        MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2019
LEAMINGTON,
CAMBRIDGE EAST,         9.30am                Open Day
ROTO-O-RANGI,                                 - Year 6 to assemble in CMS hall
                        		                    Go to classrooms for activities
GOODWOOD,               		                    School Tour
CAMBRIDGE               		                    Morning Tea
PRIMARY AND
KARAPIRO ARE            TERM 4                         2020 Class Lists drawn up and
ENROLLED AS             		                             perusal/comments made by
A MATTER OF                                            current schools and changes made
                                                       if appropriate.
COURSE, UNLESS
PARENTS NOTIFY          THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2019
THE CONTRIBUTING        Year 6 Meet 2020 teacher at CMS, 7.00pm.
SCHOOL OTHERWISE.       Privacy Statement: The school will use any information collected
                        about you, your child or other members of your family for enrolment,
ENROLMENT FORMS         educational, data-gathering and analysis, and health purposes, and to
                        ensure compliance with relevant laws (the Purpose). Any information held
AND PROSPECTUS
                        by the school that relates to you or your child may be viewed on request
WILL BE SENT TO         at the school. The information collected may be disclosed to education,
CONTRIBUTING            health and welfare authorities (including, by way of example, the Ministry
SCHOOLS FOR             of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD)) for
                        the Purpose. The school will ensure that information is gathered and
DISTRIBUTION
                        used in accordance with the principles of the Privacy Act and the Health
IN JULY.                Information Privacy Code. You give permission for images of your child
                        to be published on the school web site to celebrate student work and
                        communicate with our school community. You agree to the collection and
                        use of information and images in the manner described in this statement.

OFFICE STAFF

         Karyn Powell                                                     Angela Welten

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LIAISON PROCEDURE
                             2019
                             5 AUGUST - OPEN DAY
                             This is an initial introduction to CMS. The
                             Leadership team will introduce themselves.
                             There will be key staff available. The Open
                             Day will include a tour of the school with
                             some of our students to talk about cultural,
                             sporting and academic opportunities.

                             28 NOVEMBER - MEET THE TEACHERS
                             Upon arrival both students and parents will
                             be asked to join their 2020 class teacher.
                             Following this we will have an address by
                             the Senior Leadership Team about life at
                             Cambridge Middle School.
                             The evening will have snippets of
                             entertainment depicting aspects of
                             schooling that may interest your child
                             over the coming years.
                             At these sessions, you will be given a brief
                             synopsis of life and expectations within
                             your child’s room. It will also give you the
                             opportunity to ask any questions that you
                             may have about Middle Schooling.
                             Those classes where teachers aren’t
                             available as they are new appointments, our
                             Deputy Principals will be in attendance.
                             Class lists will be available at your child’s
                             contributing school before this evening
                             takes place.
                             It is our intention to make your child’s
                             transition as stress-free and enjoyable
                             as possible.

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SCHOOL TERMS 2020
TERM   ONE           Monday 3 February – Thursday 9 April
TERM   TWO           Tuesday 28 April – Friday 3 July
TERM   THREE         Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September
TERM   FOUR          Monday 12 October – Friday 11 December

                                                         PLEASE NOTE:
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS                                        2020 STUDENT LED
(NO SCHOOL THESE DAYS)                                CONFERENCE DATES
Waitangi Day         Thursday 6 February                Monday* 2 March
Teacher Only Day     Friday 7 February                 Wednesday 4 March
Easter               Friday 10 April,                        AND
		                   Monday 13 April                    Monday* 27 July
		                   Tuesday 14 April                  Wednesday 29 July
Queen’s Birthday     Monday 1 June                     *School will finish at
Teacher Only Day     Friday 12 June                    1.30pm on Mondays
Labour Day           Monday 26 October                        only.

SCHOOL HOURS
- SCHEDULED DAILY HOURS:
8.15am         Office is manned
8.35am         First bell
8.40am         Bell for classes to commence
10.40 -11.00am Interval
12.50-1.50pm Lunch Hour
3.10pm         Classes conclude
3.15pm	Students to clear grounds/
               buildings except:
		             - for sports/music practice
		             -w hen students have been home
                 and returned
                 with parents permission
		             - when prior arrangements have been made

POINTS TO NOTE:
1. Students access to own classroom before
   school is determined by room rules.
2. Students have access to grounds and
   cloakroom etc. prior to 8.00am.
3. Nearing the end of lunchtime 3 bells are rung:
   1.40pm - grass areas cleared.
   1.45pm -students report to own classrooms.
   1.50pm - students commence afternoon
   programme.

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MIDDLE SCHOOLING
    To find out more visit the following links:
    www.nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/Curriculum-resources/
    Middle-schooling
    Once in the Middle Schooling site you can
    select the following four sites: Learning
    environments; Pedagogy; Partnerships;
    Engagement
    The Ministry of Education has released this site
    and it has some very informative information
    and sound research material to guide you.

    CURRICULUM
    CAMBRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL IS CHARGED WITH PROVIDING
    PROGRAMMES SUITED TO INDIVIDUAL LEARNING NEEDS

    Within our Strategic Plan there is a clear focus      • English
    on CMS to prepare learners to adapt to an ever        • The Arts
    changing world and to meet and understand             • Health &
    the needs of emerging adolescent learners in a          Physical
    happy and safe environment. This will be enacted        Education
    throughout our PRiDE values and diverse curriculum.   • Mathematics &
    Through a range of assessment practices, we gather      Statistics
    information that is sufficiently comprehensive to     • Learning
    enable the progress and achievement of students to      Languages
    be evaluated.                                         • Science
    We will identify students and groups of students,     • Social Sciences
    and tailor the curriculum delivery to enhance their   • Technology
    learning needs.                                       • Science
    In consultation with the school’s Maaori community,     Laboratory
    we develop and make known to whaanau, policies,       • Careers
    plans and targets for improving the achievement of      Education
    Maaori students.                                      • Te Reo Maaori

    KAPA HAKA AND TE REO MAAORI
    We currently have a Kapa Haka group who perform here at school. They may
    also join in with our local High School for additional tutoring.
    We also offer enrichment Te Reo classes for students who show interest in
    Te Reo.
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CELEBRATIONS
Over the past few years,               and a growth
Cambridge Middle School                mindset.
has proudly celebrated many            Risk takers
successes that have demonstrated       require a
the importance of commitment,          comprehensive
application and passion.               safety net and
We have been placed first in           our welfare
Stage Challenge twice, first in        programme
Pulse twice, first in Rock Quest,      provides this.
first in Regional Literacy Quiz        We challenge
three times, winners three times       all students to
in HETTANZ Student Fashion             look out for
Awards, and well placed in other       opportunities
competitions including Finalists       that will allow
in WOW (International Art and          them to find
Fashion Event) and Strictly Jump       out more
Jam winners.                           about their
Our school itinerant music             potential.
programme consistently has 200         We encourage
students, receiving tuition on a       students to
number of instruments.                 show initiative.
We also provide individual             You and your child are
tutoring for students in our Arts      encouraged
Academy class.                         to be actively involved
                                       on a four year journey
Our Science Lab gives us the
                                       that has the
resources necessary to extend
                                       ability to make
our learning programmes.
                                       a significant
We encourage the                       difference in
development of resilience              their life.

ARTS ACADEMY CLASS
NEW ZEALAND’S VISION AS STATED IN THE NEW ZEALAND
CURRICULUM IS: “...FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WILL BE
CREATIVE, ENERGETIC AND ENTERPRISING.”
At Cambridge Middle          context and in doing         dance. By celebrating
School we see our            so their motivation          their talent we are
Year 8 Arts Academy          and passions can             ideally positioned to
Class as providing an        be explored.                 intertwine all learning
additional opportunity       Students audition for        areas into a meaningful
for students to learn        a place in this class        and challenging
through a creative           in music, drama or           programme.
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P.T.A
                      This association holds its A.G.M. in April. The election of
                      officers plus committee members usually number 3-10
                      personnel - no willing person is ever turned away. Two
                      or three staff members are given the responsibility of
                      representing their colleagues at executive meetings.

                      SCHOOL SERVICES
                      (A) LUNCHES:
                      		Lunch orders are available all week. Orders are to
                          be placed in the lunch order bin in the office BEFORE
                          school starts. Please write your child’s name, room
                          number and team name along with what they require
                          on the outside of a sealed envelope with the money
                          inside the envelope.
                      (B) STATIONERY:
                        		All students will be issued with a stationery list,
                          which can also be found on our school website
                          www.cms.school.nz. We do not sell stationery at
                          school.
                      (C) SCHOOL PHONE NUMBERS:
                      		Office................................................... 07 827 5135
                      		Email........................................ office@cms.school.nz
                      		Website.......................................www.cms.school.nz
                      		Facebook............................ Cambridge-Middle-School
                         ABSENTEES
                      		 Mobile...............................................021 0250 3796
                      		Email............................... attendance@cms.school.nz

                      WHAANAU
                      Our Whaanau Support Group play an important role in the
                      education of our students.
                      Cambridge Middle School tries to involve whaanau in
                      numerous ways thought the year.
                      The purpose is to engage our Maaori students in learning at
                      school;
                      • To engage whaanau, hapu, and iwi positively in their
                          Maaori student’s learning both inside and outside the
                          classroom;
                      • To enhance our local curriculum to reflect the Maaori
                          identity, language and culture in each area.
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STUDENT LEADERS
Students are nominated for this honour.
From this group several are selected for
leadership or responsibility roles. The
leaders will meet once each week.
Major purposes of the leaders are:
• To allow the student voice to be heard in
  school affairs.
• To offer/plan/organise school activities so the needs of our
  students are met.
• To assist in fundraising activities.
• To organise specific school functions, such as a weekly
  assembly to gain public speaking experience, organisation skills
  and to offer situations for fellow students to be recognised for
  individual achievements.
• To show prospective visitors and families around the school.

BADGES
Badges will be presented to students who demonstrate excellence in academic,
service, sporting, leadership and cultural areas. Criteria for these badges will be
determined by Senior Leadership Team at the beginning of the year.

COUNSELLING SERVICE
www.cambridgelifeskills.co.nz
Cambridge Middle School offers a counselling service using
counsellors paid for from the Lifeskills Trust. Counsellors are
available most days of the week.

HEALTH CENTRE
We operate a Health Centre from
our modernised Hauora Health
Building on Grey Street. Helen
Smith, our Public Health Nurse
manages the clinic.
Our students have access to our
PHN which is a service not readily
available in most schools. This can
be used as a ‘drop in’ centre by the
Cambridge Community.
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Strategic Goals 2020

     Developing                                   Curriculum/
     Capability/Ako                               Marautanga

     Initiatives
     • Develop targeted programmes for            Initiatives
       all learners with a focus on priority      • Develop a pedagogical framework for
       learners.                                    the foundation for learning at CMS.
     • Use a coaching framework to develop        • Develop an innovative and engaging
       leadership and teacher capability.           curriculum.
     • Implement a professional learning          • Develop and implement the new Digital
       programme with a focus on “Teaching          Literacies Curriculum.
       in the Middle Years.”

     Community/                                   Te Reo Me
     Whanaungatanga                               Tikanga Maaori

     Initiatives
     • Continue to refine and improve             Initiatives
       transition processes.                      • Develop, strengthen and embed
     • Strengthen effective relationships with      understanding of Tikanga Maaori.
       whanau to support learning.                • Develop, strengthen and embed the
     • Investigate and create opportunities for     understanding and use of Te Reo
       wider community engagement to support        Maaori.
       our curriculum.

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CAMBRIDGE
        MIDDLE SCHOOL

PARTICIPATE
RESILIENCE
INTEGRITY
DIVERSITY
EXCELLENCE
SPORTS LEADERS
     Students are nominated by their class/team. From these nominations a group of
     Sports Leaders are selected. The Sports Leaders will meet regularly for training
     and planning school-wide sport events.
     Major purposes of the Sports Leaders are:
     • To offer/plan/organise/assist school sporting opportunities/events
     • To raise house/team morale
     • To provide leadership at school sporting events
     • Recognise sporting excellence and promote sporting events at assembly

                                   ELITE TEAMS
                                   Throughout the year students who have been
                                   identified as having a high aptitude for learning
                                   generally or in a specific area e.g. art/maths/
                                   science, are given the opportunity to participate in
                                   the School’s Enrichment Programmes.

                                   •      Otago Maths            •   Music
                                   •      Bay Maths              •   Technology
                                   •      Kids Literacy Quiz     •   Visual Art
                                   •      Waikato Science Fair   •   Wearable Art
                                   •      Waimaths               •   Digital Music

     CMS AMBASSADORS
     Ambassadors are nominated by staff members based on the PRiDE they have
     shown in their school and the way they conduct themselves. These students
     exemplify our PRiDE values and consistently model these in all they do at CMS.
     As Ambassadors they need to be role models in and around the school.

     BOARD OF TRUSTEES
     Our elected Board of Trustees has          The Principal determines the
     five members plus a staff trustee          implementation on a day to day
     and the Principal.                         basis. (Management)
     The Board sets the direction for           Meetings are usually held the third
     the school through its Charter and         Monday of the month, although
     Policies (Governance).                     meetings are not necessarily monthly.

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FOR 2020 THE FOLLOWING
CONSTITUTE OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
CHAIRPERSON            Bob White
PRINCIPAL              Daryl Gibbs
PARENT
REPRESENTATIVES        Philippa Burchett, Justin Read, Rebecca David
STAFF TRUSTEE          Belle Paterson

Each member has made themselves available
for any topic of discussion that is seen to be
part of this school’s charter (functions and
operations). Your Board has an important
governance role in the teaching and learning
outcomes at Cambridge Middle School.
Curriculum and Management matters are the
direct responsibilty of the Principal.
This school is a member of the New Zealand
School Trustees Association NZ (S.T.A.).

OPPORTUNITIES AT
CAMBRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL
AT CAMBRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL WE PRiDE OURSELVES ON BEING
ABLE TO OFFER VARIOUS OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS TO
LEARN AND GROW.

ACADEMIC                    THE ARTS                     SERVICE
Science Fair                Dance Extension              TO SCHOOL
Waimaths                    Drama Extension              Ambassadors
Bay Maths                   Art Extension                Student Leader
Otago Maths                 Te Reo Extension             Librarian
Literacy Quiz               Choir                        Office Duty
Maths Extension             Kapa Haka                    Home Hosting
Literacy Extension          Music Lessons                Sports Leader
Science Extension           Production                   Road Patrol
Technology Extension        Drum Line                    Umpiring
Kiwi Competitions           Rock Bands
- University of             School Band
  Canterbury

SCHOOL SPORTS COMPETITIONS
Swimming Sports           Athletics              We also offer a number of
Cross Country		           WIMSS                  sporting opportunities outside
Totara Springs		          NZ Aims                of school.

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SPORTS
     Our courts are laid with Tiger Turf providing us with an all weather court.
     SCHOOL BASED                                in Tauranga/Mount Maunganui during
     • Physical Education Programme              September. It is the biggest multi-
     • Activities at lunchtime e.g.              sport event for 11, 12 and 13 year
       inter-class competitions, practice        olds in Australasia with over 10,000
       sessions, fun games.                      athletes attending.
     • Competition: there are several
                                                 LOCAL Teams are entered in
       compulsory sessions - Athletics,
                                                 the following union/association
       Cross Country and Swimming.
                                                 competitions: Basketball, Cricket,
     REGION Waikato Intermediate and             Football, Hockey, Netball, Rugby
     Middle Schooling Sports: During             and Touch. Some of the above
     the year we are given the opportunity       codes are catered for via clubs.
     to enter the competitive arena              We support these groups by
     via the following sports: Athletics,        promoting, advertising and
     Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cross       referring interested students.
     Country, Football, Hockey, Netball,         Outside the pursuits already
     Rugby, Swimming, Touch, Triathlon           mentioned CMS also
     and Volleyball. Teams/individuals are       promotes: Squash, Cycling,
     chosen on merit, along with a high          Lacrosse and Equestrian
     standard of sportsmanship, correct          along with a variety of
     sports uniform and citizenship.             other sports.
     NZ AIMS GAMES - An opportunity
     for elite sports people to participate
     against the country’s greatest. Held

     INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
     JAPANESE EXCHANGE
     We are a signatory to        annually is Makuhari
     the International Code       Junior High School and
     of Practice. We have         in return our senior
     a growing number of          students are given the
     international students       opportunity to return
                                                               Berkley, Peachgrove,
     and enquires to attend       to Makuhari Junior High
                                                               Matamata, Hamilton
     Cambridge Middle             School in September/
                                                               Junior High, Rototuna
     School - for both long       October.
                                                               Junior High and Melville
     and short term study.
                                  They help form a             schools. The 13 day
     Every year we host a         party of 60 which is         visit is highly sought
     number of Junior High        comprised of students        after, in that such an
     School students from         from Morrinsville, Te        experience stands each
     various parts of Japan.      Awamutu, Cambridge           person in good stead in
     One school who visit us      Middle, Maeroa,              their future years.

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PB4L IN CLASS BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT
CAMBRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL IS A PB4L SCHOOL. PB4L IS A MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
INITIATIVE WHERE STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR THAT WILL
ULTIMATELY BENEFIT THEIR LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT. CLEAR PROCESSES ARE IN
PLACE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS TO MODIFY THEIR BEHAVIOUR.
PB4L is an evidence-based framework that looks at behaviour
and learning from a whole school as well as an individual
student perspective. It is a process for teaching social and
behavioural skills and helps CMS to develop a positive, proactive,
and systematic approach based on school data. It takes the
approach that opportunities for learning and achievement
increase if:
• the school environment is positive and supportive
• expectations are consistently clear
• students are consistently taught expected behaviours
• expected behaviours are consistently acknowledged
• inappropriate behaviours are consistently responded to in a
    fair and equal way

WHAT WILL YOU SEE AT CMS
1. School-Wide Expectations
   Five positively stated universal behaviour expectations PRiDE
2. Teaching Behaviour
   Behaviour expectations are taught directly to students in
   classroom time. Lesson respond to need.
3. Positive Reinforcement
   Systems and practices to encourage positive behaviour, including
   high levels of positive reinforcement and positive teacher attention
   and feedback to strengthen those behaviours.
4. Consistent Consequences
   Procedures in place to discourage inappropriate behaviour. These include the
   enforcement of predictable consequences consistently and fairly.
5. Data-based Decision Making
   Discipline data will be systematically gathered, analysed and used to
   monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of PB4L systems and practices.
24-7 Youth Workers
We are fortunate to have a connection with Raleigh Street Christian Centre who
have provided us with two Youth Workers. They are an essential part of our
school’s pastoral team. During the week they will be out in the playground at
break times running lunchtime activities, joining in with sport or simply hanging
out with students. The remaining hours are in class time where they are helping
out with school led activities, one-on-one mentoring, helping with school trips,
etc. The Youth Pastor meets with the Key Deputy Principal weekly to plan and
review to ensure transparency and effective practice.
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COMMUNICATION
                        1. The home and the school have a shared
                           responsibility to:
                           (a) define, promote and expect acceptable
                           standards of behaviour travelling to and from
                           school, and whilst at school
                           (b) keep each other informed of breaches of that
                           code of conduct
                           (c) ensure that issues are discussed with all parties
                           and a course of appropriate action taken.
                        2. The Cambridge Middle School Board of Trustees
                           believes that students aged 10 - 15 years are
                           capable of taking responsibility for their own
                           behaviour and need to be supported as they work
                           through the negative consequences which some
                           actions incur. We also believe in the character
                           building exercise of giving the student time and
                           opportunity to bring issues to the notice of their
                           parents prior to dialogue with/between school and
                           home.
                        3. Should an offence occur which breaks a law, every
                           effort will be made to bring this to the attention of
                           parents on the day the offence occurs or comes to
                           the notice of the school. That contact may have to
                           be at the parents place of work.
                        4. Such other issues that occur, which affect the
                           punctuality of the student for school, or the
                           ongoing smooth running of the school will be given
                           careful consideration and where deemed necessary,
                           dialogue will be initiated with the caregiver.
                        5. In every situation which arises, thought will be
                           given to choosing a course of action which:
                           (a) is appropriate to the situation
                           (b) is sensitive to the needs of the student/s and
                                others involved.
                        6. Where counselling or other support is required,
                           every effort will be made to meet the need of
                           the student, either through the school or an
                           appropriate outside agency.

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ENROLMENT/ANNUAL
PUPIL COSTS/DONATIONS
CATEGORY A: Curriculum Costs (Programmes)
Technology/Arts.....$40.00 per pupil - some ingredients and/or
materials may be additional
Cultural................ $20.00 per pupil - Outside Performers

CATEGORY A: Total cost payable $60.00

CATEGORY B: School Donations Year 7 And 8 Only
$80.00 per pupil - $20.00 per term
These donations are an essential part of the school’s
operations budget. This will help the school provide
 additional opportunities and resources.

CATEGORY B: Total cost payable $80.00
CATEGORY A & B: Total $140.00
Year 9 and 10 students are NOT asked to pay
Category A and B.

CATEGORY C: Other Possible Programme Costs
Costs that could occur periodically for some
students during the year (approx. costs only)
Outdoor Education Y7/8......................... $175.00
                        Y9/10........................ No cost
Sports Trips...................................$300-$400.00
Itinerant Music Classes - 10 lessons........ $150.00
Technology/Art Extension group................$50.00

CREDIT
The Board of Trustees does not extend credit.
You are able to set up a direct debit payment
at the school office. We also have EFTPos
available. There is also an option to pay through
the caregiver portal. Further information will be
provided during Term 1. If Category A: Curriculum
(programme) cost is not paid then your child
may be excluded from an outside performance or
unable to take home their Tech Arts product.

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SCHOOL GUIDELINES
                1. Cellphones and smart watches are only allowed to be used
                    during school hours with the Principal’s permission. The
                    phone must be given to the classroom teacher upon arrival
                    at school and be turned off. Cellphones taken off a student
                    for misuse will need to be collected by a parent/caregiver
                    from a member of the Senior Leadership Team..
                2. Students arriving late or leaving early must sign in/out of
                    the school office. (For health and safety purposes).
                    a) Pupils who wish to leave the school grounds to keep
                        appointments during the school day, or to do errands
                        etc. in the lunch hour should bring a note, to be
                        countersigned by their class teachers and a member of
                        Senior Leadership Team.
                3. Cycle Transport
                    a) 	Students arriving at school by bicycle will dismount on
                        the left hand side of the road and wheel their bikes
                        into the stands. The reverse procedure applies as these
                        students leave school.
                    b) The cycle stands are out of bounds during the school day.
                    c) Clare Street between Grey and Victoria Streets is a no
                         cycle zone.
                4. All hair colour must be the child’s own natural colour.
                5. No sweets, chewing gum or fizzy drinks of any kind are
                    allowed at school. From time to time they may be given as
                    a treat from the class teacher, or as part of a celebration.
                6. All damage to school property must be reported immediately
                    to the office. Wilful damage to school property must be
                    paid for.
                7. Students in uniform are not allowed in town before
                    or after school. This is an initiative enforced by the
                    Community Police.
                8. Valuables
                    • Students are to be advised that items of jewellery are
                        not permissible at school.
                    • Audio/visual equipment will remain at home unless
                        required for a specific reason e.g. curriculum orientated.
                    • Miscellaneous: such items as watches, calculators,
                        musical instruments, sports equipment, etc. should be
                        clearly named.
                9. The school uniform must conform with points 1-10 on page
                    22 (School Dress: Uniform).
                10. Demonstrate respect always towards people, property and
                    environment.
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TRANSPORT
RATIONALE To maintain a Transport Policy with the emphasis on cycling, so as to
have safety guidelines that home/school should adhere to as members of Cambridge
Middle School.

RULES / REGULATIONS / PROGRAMMES             5. We endorse the police initiative of
1. That all students who cycle at any           students not going through town.
   given time, to and from school, wear      6. Clare Street between Victoria and Grey
   (correctly) a safety approved helmet.        is a cycle-free zone.
2. That all cycles are kept to a minimum     7. For field trips, when children are
   safety standard:                             transported by vehicles all students are
                                                to be put in seat belts.
   • each cycle to have two working
                                             8. Bus rules must be adhered to at all
      order brakes
                                                times whether commuting to and from
   • handle bars, seats and wheel               school or for class / team field trips.
      lockings to be in good working
      order                                  PEDESTRIAN / CYCLE CROSSING
                                             Victoria Road, Hamilton Road, State
3. Cycles to be checked periodically by
                                             Highway 1, Kea Crossings on Clare and
   Law Enforcement Personnel.                Grey Street, negotiation by our students
4. Routes to and from school: students       must be undertaken via the pedestrian/
   cycling from the Leamington side of       cycle crossing. For all students commuting
   the river are to follow the Wilson/       to and from school and needing to
   Duke/Bryce/Queen/Grey Street route.       cross State Highway 1 at any point it is
   No student is to frequent town streets    compulsory to use the pedestrian crossing.
   unless parental permission is given       To ensure greater safety adults and road
   for reasons such as library, shopping,    patrol students supervise the crossing at
   banking etc. A note from parent/          the following times:
   caregiver must be signed by a member      Morning - 8.20 until 8.40am
   of the Senior Leadership Team.            Afternoon - 3.10 until 3.30pm.

BUS TRANSPORT
The Ministry of Education provides free       By arrangement, with the management of
transport to Cambridge Middle School          Cambridge Travel Lines, ineligible students
under legal prescribed conditions.            may be carried at a set cost per term.
These conditions make students ‘eligible’     A key factor affecting their decision will
to use the transport provided. Eligible       be the capacity and loading of buses on
students must have a residential address      each run. Please be aware that Cambridge
that is 4.8km or more from Cambridge          Travel Lines is under no obligation to
Middle School.                                provide transport for ineligible students.
Cambridge Travel Lines is the company         In choosing to send your son/daughter to
which has the contract to provide the         Cambridge Middle School as an ineligible
transport for eligible students. Those        student in terms of transport, you are
rural schools catering for students up to     also taking responsibility for their
Year 8 have contracted services to carry      transport to school.
eligible students to the school nearest       At this time, there is a bus service
their home. This makes them ineligible for    between Cambridge Middle School and
free transport to Cambridge Middle School     Leamington.
unless they have been attending               For further details, phone Cambridge
a contributing school.                        Travel Lines 07 827 7363.
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HOME LEARNING
     The policy for home learning is as follows:

     1. It is a habit to be fostered; but optional.
     2. Any home learning should consist of the following:
        • enjoyment/pleasure
        • re-enforcement of current learning
        • no longer than 45 minutes daily
     3. There is to be no set home learning that is out of
        context or a project that is not part of an ongoing
        in-class programme.
     4. Students may voluntarily undertake home learning
        at school, e.g. lunchtime, before school etc.
     5. We acknowledge that children can lead busy lives
        outside school and also need time to be children.
        We encourage them to explore widely by taking up
        a sport, instrument or creative hobby.

     SCHOOL DRESS: UNIFORM
     POINTS TO NOTE: It is expected that school uniform be
     worn correctly and with PRiDE.
     1.  Any student who has a piece of their uniform
         missing should carry a note of explanation, and
         borrow a uniform item from the office.
     2. Hair ties are to be blue or red or white or black.
         No makeup is to be worn.
     3. Students should not wear a combination of PE or
         school uniform. It’s either one or the other.
     4. PE shorts may be rugby styled shorts or cycle
         pants. All shorts must be black. No logos.
     5. Defacing of any garment or property is not
         permitted.
     6. Naming of any garment is a pre-requisite and
         could be checked periodically by the staff.
     7. Lost Property: This is kept in a container by Room 4.
     8. CMS hats are a compulsory item in Term 1 and Term 4.
         They must not be worn during class time.
     9. Jewellery that can be worn at school is a watch and one stud earring per
         ear only. No other earrings, stretchers or body piercings. Bone carvings,
         crosses etc. may be worn but must not be visible. Medic Alert bracelets/
         medallions may be worn and visible.
     10. Black lace-up school shoes or buckles that do up.
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PURCHASE OF UNIFORM
We are currently undergoing a review of the CMS uniform. A full brochure
will be available on our school website in August.
Cambridge Middle School uniform is available for purchase from The Warehouse
Cambridge or online at www.schooltex.co.nz.

UNIFORM                                  SPORTS UNIFORM
Students may wear to and                 BOYS & GIRLS
from school, jackets/raincoats/          Black rugby or cycle shorts and team
tracksuits/woollen hats/scarves          colour shirt
to keep warm and dry. These do           Team colour PE shirts
not need to be school uniform -          • Kowhai (Gold)
however; once at school; all such        • Kauri (Bottle)
clothing MUST be removed as only         • Rata (Red)
school uniform is permitted in and       • Manaia (Blue)
around our buildings. All items are      • Pounamu (Jade/Navy)
summer and winter uniform. These         • Paakura (Purple)
can be worn at anytime during the        Please confirm team colour prior to
school year. The aim of this policy      purchase
is to allow students to wear their       Sports Hoodies can be purchased
uniform to suit their needs and the      from Image Apparel, Empire Street,
weather conditions - it is also a        Cambridge and be worn at sports events.
cost saving method for families.         They do not replace the Polar Fleece.

SCHOOL DRESS: MUFTI                                   RULES RE:
At various times throughout the year students
                                                      MUFTI DRESS
may be given the option to dress in casual            • An amount is payable
street clothes for the following reasons:               for all students who
                                                        wish to take advantage
1. As a means, usually at the request of the            of mufti day.
   school’s Student Leaders, for raising funds.       • All clothing to be clean,
   Present policy is - such days may only               tidy and in good repair,
   be used for raising funds for charitable             practical for school
   purposes e.g. Daffodil Day. Any variance             purposes.
   from this can only occur at the discretion         • Footwear is a must.
   of the Principal.                                  • Make-up is not to be
                                                        worn. Jewellery must
2. Sports Day: It may at times be deemed
                                                        adhere to the school policy.
   necessary or sensible to allow students to
   wear sports clothes to and from school             • No visible body piercings
   e.g. Athletics Day.                                  - including the tongue.
                                                      • New clothing is to
3. Field Trips: There may be a time                     be discouraged
   that mufti is better for a particular trip           - existing wardrobe is
   e.g. bush trip.                                      all that is necessary.

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Principal: Daryl Gibbs BTchg; PGrad Ed Leadership
Clare Street, Cambridge 3434, New Zealand
P: +64 (0)7 827 5135 | E: office@cms.school.nz
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